Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Music: The Last Farewell, Roger Whittaker

Roger Whittaker was born in Kenya in 1930 while the British colonial system was still in full swing. Whittaker had phenomenal success worldwide as a singer, with hits such as "Durham Town," and "New World in the Morning," and "Streets of London." His music is a mix of folk and pop. "The Last Farewell," like many of his hits was written by Whittaker himself and it became a hit in the U.S. (Elvis was so impressed with it, he recorded it as well). You will note the colonial flavor to the song, and the video below includes scenes form Old England as well.


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