Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, October 20th, 2017 comes from Richard Harris!
On May 25th, 1968, "MacArthur Park" entered Billboard's Top 40 and baked its way up to #2 for a single week and spent ten weeks in the chart.
Richard Harris was born on October 1st, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland and is best known as a prolific actor. He portrayed King Arthur in the lon-running stage production and movie version of "Camelot" and one of his last roles was as Professor Dumbledore in the first two "Harry Potter" movies.
Unfortunately for Richard, "MacArthur Park" was his one and only Top 40 hit, thus he is relegated to the status of a One-Hit-Wonder.
Richard Harris died of cancer on October 25th, 2002 at the age of 72.