Manfred Mann was an English rock band from the 1960s, named after their keyboardist, Manfred Mann. Mann later went on to lead the successful 1970s group, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. In 1960s, this band was regularly in the charts. Three of their most successful singles, including the one in the clip given below, topped the UK Singles Chart. They were also the first south-of-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British musical invasion.
If you listen to songs from the 60s, you probably know their version of “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”. It was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, and originally recorded in 1963 as “Do-Wah-Diddy” by the American vocal group “The Exciters”. However, it became internationally popular after it was covered by Manfred Mann. Manfred Mann’s rendition was recorded in 1964 and released the same year. It is the most commercially successful out of all the versions.
The catchy song spent two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the UK Singles Chart, and two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song has been covered by lots of artists since its first release. However, Manfred Mann’s version of the classic still remains one of the best covers out there. This is going to take you back for sure!
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