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Fact #170303


Short story:

Jose Feliciano enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with a radically re-interpreted version of The Doors' song Light My Fire. It will peak at No8.

Full article:

Jose Feliciano : I really dug The Doors. I thought what they were doing was great and I particularly loved that song. I started doing it in my live shows and my producer, Rick Gerrard said, 'Why don't you record it?' So I did.

And then several decades later, Will Young had a hit with it in the UK, using an exact copy of my arrangement. I really don't mind, because it brought my name back to the attention of the British public and enabled me to tour there again. I wish Will Young all the very best.
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