In 1976, who did a cover version of the song "The Last Farewell" by British folk singer Roger Whittaker?
"The Last Farewell" is a song from 1971 by British folk singer Roger Whittaker (born 22 March 1936). Whittaker hosted a radio program in The United Kingdom in 1971. Whittaker says "one of the ideas I had was to invite listeners to send their poems or lyrics to me and I would make songs out of them.
Ron A. Webster, a silversmith from Birmingham, England, sent Whittaker his poem entitled "The Last Farewell", and this became one of the selections to appear on the radio program. It was recorded, and featured on Whittaker's 1971 album "New World in the Morning" ("A Special Kind of Man" in the US and Canada). It is one of the fifty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.
The song has since been covered by many artists. In 1976, Elvis Presley included "The Last Farewell" on his album, "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee". This version was released as a posthumous single in the UK in 1984, peaking at number 48 in December.
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