If you listen to music from the 60s, you probably know Manfred Mann. It was an English rock band of the 1960s, named after their keyboardist, Manfred Mann. Mann later led the successful 1970s group, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The band was regularly in the charts in the 1960s. Three of their most successful singles, including the one featured in the video below, topped the UK Singles Chart. They were also the first south-of-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British musical invasion.
This video shares their version of the popular song, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”. Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, and originally recorded in 1963 as “Do-Wah-Diddy” by the American vocal group “The Exciters”, this song was made internationally famous by Manfred Mann.
Manfred Mann’s rendition, which was more commercially successful than others, was recorded in June 1964, and released in July of the same year.
The upbeat and catchy song spent two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the UK Singles Chart, and two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Over the years, the song has been covered many times by many different artists. However, the Manfred Mann’s rendition still remains one of the best covers out there. Check out this blast-from-the-past below! Do you remember this classic? Share what you think in the comments section!