Australian singles charts:
Over the Rainbow entered the Kent charts on 26 December 1964 and peaked at #2. The song was #23 on the Top 100 of 1965.
A re-release of Over the Rainbow entered the singles chart on 8 April 1974 and peaked at #20.
Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
Record labels of Australian releases:
Over the Rainbow is a ballad composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and was sung by actress Judy Garland in her starring role as Dorothy Gale.
The song was one of the early recordings by the original line-up of Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs. It charted in Australia in 1964 and again in 1974.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_the_Rainbow
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