I first heard Rose Garden probably around 35 years ago on one of my dad’s James Last albums. The German composer and big band leader passed away yesterday so I thought I’d play this song as a tribute to him. Growing up there were many James Last albums in our house including the catchily named Trumpets a-Go-Go and the classic Last the Whole Night Long! The song was first recorded by country singer Lynn Anderson in 1970. I think we also possibly had a recording of Pinky and Perky singing Rose Garden (!), but it was the James Last version I remember!
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