Australian singles chart:
What a Wonderful World entered the Kent charts on 27 April 1968 and it peaked #22.
Bob Thiele (as George Douglas), George David Weiss
Record label of original Australian release:
After appearing in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, the song was re-released as a single in 1988. Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_Wonderful_World
U Discover Music:
What A Wonderful World was written in 1967 by George David Weiss together with George Douglas, an alias for Bob Thiele, Louis Armstrong’s producer at ABC Records. In his 2005 book What A Wonderful World: A Lifetime Of Recordings, Thiele said that the song was intended as a reassuring antidote to the mounting problems facing America in the late 60s; a time defined by what he described as “the deepening national traumas of the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, racial strife, and turmoil everywhere.”
Read more: www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/what-a-wonderful-world-louis-armstrong/
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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