Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band (1966)
Yes, it is a novelty song. Yes, the band who sang it weren't really a band. Yes, it is a one-hit wonder of the highest order (although other chart appearances happened in the UK). Yes, it is a classic, and one from a woe-be-gone time when pop music was trying everything, even 1920's style vaudeville numbers, and succeeding in stride. Celebrate this fun little ditty with me, and hope that one day the pop charts become this experimental again (Who's starting to sound like a broken record? This guy writing this blog, that's who!).
It seems everyone in the 60's covered this one!