Glenn Yarbrough

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Glenn Yarbrough
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Glenn Yarbrough in 1965
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Robertson Yarbrough
Born(1930-01-12) January 12, 1930 (age 83)
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin
OccupationsSinger, musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1951 to present
Websiteglennyarbrough.com
 
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Glenn Yarbrough
Glenn Yarbrough.png
Glenn Yarbrough in 1965
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Robertson Yarbrough
Born(1930-01-12) January 12, 1930 (age 83)
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin
OccupationsSinger, musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1951 to present
Websiteglennyarbrough.com

Glenn Yarbrough (born January 12, 1930) is an American folk singer. He was the lead singer with The Limeliters between 1959 and 1963, and had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels.

Biography[edit]

Glenn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.

In 1957, he was one of the first singers to record the traditional "The House of the Rising Sun" for Elektra Records. Among other career highlights, Yarbrough provided vocals for the Rankin/Bass animated versions of The Hobbit (1977) singing songs such as The Greatest Adventure, The Road Goes Ever On as well as The Return of the King (1980) singing "Frodo of the Nine Fingers" in addition to singing the title song in the 1966 holiday classic, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't. His most popular single, and the one for which he is most well-known today is "Baby the Rain Must Fall" (the theme tune from the film of the same name), it entered Cashbox Magazine March 27th,[1] which reached #12 pop and #2 easy listening in 1965. According to Chartmasters of Covington, Louisiana, the song was one of the all time top 100 of the year.

Glenn Yarbrough is also an accomplished sailor who has owned and lived aboard three different sailboats: Armorel, all teak and still in operation; Jubilee, which Glenn helped build, taking three years; and the Brass Dolphin a Chinese junk design, and has, according to Yarbrough, sailed around the world except for the Indian Ocean[citation needed].

His unique style of singing is referenced in an episode of the animated series South Park titled "The Death Camp of Tolerance".

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

With The Limeliters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cashbox March 27,1965

External links[edit]