Saturday, 24 October 2009

Volare - John Raver

'Volare' is probably one of the Eurovision Song Contest's best known songs ever. Amazingly, it did not win the Contest when Domenico Modugno performed it in 1958, representing Italy. But the song has been covered by an impressive array of artists, including Dalida, Frank Zappa, Richard Clayderman and David Bowie.

One of them was the Dutch artist John Raadtgever, who used the stage name John Raver. He recorded his 'Sinatra light' version of 'Volare' in 1981. The single did not chart. Raadtgever, who was born on July 7, 1943, died on August 31, 2002.

My collection: 7" single no. 4126
Found: Kringloop, Den Haag, October 24, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Volare' / 'Blue moon'

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