Lili Marleen (Connie Francis single)
|Single by Connie Francis|
|B-side||"Mond von Mexico"|
|Recorded||A-side: June 3, 1961 |
B-Side: October 5, 1961
|Label||MGM Records 61 053|
|Writer(s)||Norbert Schultze, Hans Leip|
|Connie Francis |
German singles chronology
Lili Marleen is the seventh German single recorded by U. S. entertainer Connie Francis. The single's A side is a contemporary 1961 recording of the classic wartime song Lili Marleen, first recorded 1939 and popularized by Lale Andersen. Francis recorded the song also in Italian and French.
The B-Side was a new German composition, Mond von Mexico by Werner Scharfenberger (music) and Fini Busch (lyrics) who had many hits to their credits as a songwriting team, such as the 1960 Seemann, deine Heimat ist das Meer which had been a sensational # 5 on the U. S. charts for Lolita. The composer of Mond von Mexico, Werner Scharfenberger, also conducted the recording which took place October 5, 1961, at Austrophon Studio, located in the basement of Vienna's Konzerthaus.
Francis' recording peaked at Lili Marleen peaked at # 9 of the German charts.
- Richard Weize: Connie Francis, companion book to 8-LP-Boxed Boxed Set Connie Francis in Deutschland, Bear Family Records BFX 15 305, Hambergen/Vollersode (Germany) 1988
- as above
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