John Farnham sings 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'

Title:
John Farnham sings 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'
NFSA ID:
27395
Year:
1970
Category:
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This is a clip from Australia Presents (1970), a television special featuring the cream of the Australian recording crop in the late 1960s and early '70s. It features John Farnham singing the Hal David and Burt Bacharach song, 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head'.

The song was written for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and performed by BJ Thomas. John had a huge hit in Australia with his cover of the song the following year and it topped the charts for seven weeks running.

John's profile was definitely on the rise at this time, and the impeccable sound quality and smart live camera editing of this production do a great job of highlighting his star quality.