CALIFORNIA SUN

Latest update on 11/01/2016

Artist: Joe Jones
Author: Henry Glover/Morris Levy
Label: Roulette
Year: 1961

Chris Montez one year later in Let's Dance used the same intro.

Covers:

1961:

Rocky Volcano [as J'Irais n'importe où]

1962:

Willis 'Gator' Jackson

1963:

Rivieras [top 5 US]

1963:

Annette Funicello

1964:

Crickets

1964:

Freddy Cannon

1964:

Chaussettes Noires [as Je voudrais bien dormir]

1964:

Ravers [as Tanto Carina (It)]

1964:

Noël Delisle & les Kon-Dors [as Au beau pays de Quebec]

1965:

Al Blaine

1965:

Seven Days [as El Sol de California]

1966:

Bobby Fuller Four

1967:

Tommy James & The Shondells

1975:

Dictators

1976:

Ramones [also covered Let's Dance the same year]

1982:

Gyllene Tider [as Tylö Sun; Swedish lyrics: Per Gessle]

1982:

Roxette [French band as Natacha]

1986:

O.T.H. [as Le Soleil du midi]

1987:

Frankie Avalon [in film Back To The Beach]

1989:

Peste & Sida [as Sol Da Caparica, beach near Lissabon]

1994:

Dick Dale

2001:

LeRoi Brothers

2001:

Straitjackets [with Dave Alvin]

2006:

Svante Karlsson [as Vitt & Blatt for Swedish soccer team Halmstads BK]

2007:

Stereo Total [as Carte postale; fourth French version]

Henry Glover (with Joey Dee) also wrote The Peppermint Twist.

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