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Release Date: September 24th, 1965
Words by: Jake Stein
September 25th, 2015
September, 1965 - Australian rock band The Spektors released their cover of "Gloria". The Spektors featured the future AC/DC lead singer, Bon Scott, who rotated between vocals and drums. For this particular recording of "Gloria", nineteen-year-old Scott is on lead vocals.
The track was originally written by Van Morrison and recorded by his Northern Irish group, Them, in 1964. Since its release, "Gloria" has been covered far and wide. In 1965 alone, The Gants, The Bobby Fuller Four and The Shadows of Knight each released "Gloria" as a single.
Listen below to versions of "Gloria" by The Doors and Patti Smith, as well as the original.