His first n°1 US since '47. Also the theme of a film named after the song.
Lyric line 'If I should survive to one hundred and five' was used by a 14 year old John Lennon in a poem to his Aunt Mimi upon losing her husband, his uncle George. Mimi always kept that poem as a first sign John was able to express feelings through popular song.
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The ongoing search for first recorded versions of popular songs.