Monday, April 16, 2012
New Vaudeville Band
Here's an odd one. It's also an odd story. "Winchester Cathedral" was a campy novelty song that became a hit in late 1966. The song and album that it was on became so popular that a tour of the New Vaudeville Band was requested. Problem was there was no band. The record had been recorded in the studio with assembled musicians.
A band was put together in order to capitalize on the popularity of the record. They toured for a short while until the novelty wore off. The New Vaudeville Band faded into musical history and most younger people today have probably never even heard this song relic.
It's like a dream to me now. My mother bought the album when it was popular. The music appealed to her as much as it did to me and my sister. I had just entered high school at that time. The record was played often in our household. I remember seeing the album around the house for several years afterward but eventually it faded away like the band and like a dream is forgotten when we stop thinking about it.