MOON RIVER

Latest update on 27/10/2014

Artist: Audrey Hepburn
Author: Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini
Label: RCA
Year: 1961

As Holly Golightly in film Breakfast At Tiffany's, based upon the Truman Capote novel. Along with an instrumental version by the author's orchestra.

Covers:

1961:

Mantovani

1961:

Danny Williams [n°1 UK]

1961:

Jerry Butler

1961:

Art Blakey

1961:

Eddie Harris

1961:

Andy Williams

1961:

Nico Fidenco [hit It]

1961:

Hollyridge Strings [hit It]

1961:

Danielle Darrieux [as Le Jardin aux souvenirs]

1962:

Grant Green

1962:

Duane Eddy

1963:

Paul Anka

1963:

Connie Francis [and in '66 as Für immer]

1964:

Frank Sinatra

1964:

Frankie Avalon

1964:

Jim Reeves

1965:

Sarah Vaughan

1965:

Anita Kerr Singers

1966:

Brook Benton

1969:

Roger Williams

1969:

Herb Alpert

1971:

Greyhound

1972:

Liberace

1986:

Stanley Jordan

1987:

Mary Black

1988:

Ben E. King

1988:

Willie Nelson

1991:

Barbra Streisand

1991:

José Carreras

1994:

Morrissey

1996:

Afghan Whigs

1998:

Neil Diamond

2002:

Victoria Williams

2006:

Dr. John

2006:

Helmut Lotti [on The Crooners]

2010:

Clay Aiken

2011:

Puppini Sisters

The vocal version has Johnny Mercer lyrics. To commemorate this native son, the city of Savannah, GA renamed the creek behind Mercer's house Moon River. Johnny's burial ground, Bonaventure cemetery (the garden of good and evil in John Behrend's bestseller Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil), also looks out on that creek.

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