TRUE LOVE AND APPLE PIE

Latest update on 17/09/2017

Artist: Susan Shirley
Author: Roger Greenaway/Roger Cook
Label: Columbia
Year: 1971

Australian. Original title: Mom, True Love And Apple Pie.

Covers:

1971:

Kalinka [as Liefde En Appeltaart, B-side of De Gouden Ring]

1971:

Coca Cola commercial [as I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke; short radio commercial with new lyrics by Greenaway, Cook, Coca Cola executive Bill Backer and Billy Davis; later also as a TV commercial, triggering single release]

1971:

Hillside Singers [as I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing; rush released following the Coke campaign's success (see footnote)]

1971:

New Seekers [idem, n°1 UK]

1972:

Jordanaires [idem]

1972:

Compagnons De La Chanson [as J'aimerais bien apprendre au monde]

1990:

Jevetta Steele [on Rubaiyat]

1994:

Oasis [elements in Shakermaker]

1996:

No Way Sis [all as I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing]

First idea for that Coke commercial was to line up thousand British school kids along the White Cliffs Of Dover, but as the rain kept on for days, plan B got activated on a sunny slope in Italy. There an international cast was gathered to bring a legendary peace (and commercial) message for the world to see. Tremendous success craved for a commercial recording. The New Seekers were approached but were temporarily unavailable, so a studio formation was gathered under the appropriate moniker The Hillside Singers.

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