House of the Rising Sun peaked at no 14 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 23 May 1970.
‘The House of the Rising Sun’ is a traditional folk song that tells of a person’s life gone wrong in the city of New Orleans; many versions also urge a sibling or parents and children to avoid the same fate.
It was recorded many times, by artists including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and Pete Seeger. The most successful commercial version was recorded in 1964 by British rock group The Animals.
Detroit USA band Frijid Pink recorded a psychedelic version which became an international hit in 1970.
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