Australian singles chart:
The House of the Rising Sun entered the Kent charts on 18 July 1964 and peaked at #2. The song was #17 on the Top 100 of 1964.
Traditional, arr. by Alan Price
Record label of Australian release:
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 Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Nina Simone. The most successful commercial version was recorded in 1964 by British rock group The Animals.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Rising_Sun
The Animals’ version: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Rising_Sun#The_Animals
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