Kon-Tiki

Album: The Shadows' Greatest Hits (1961)
Charted: 1
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Songfacts®:

  • Named after the legendary raft used by Thor Hayerdahl in his 1947 south sea expedition, "Kon-Tiki" was written by Michael Carr (who also co-wrote "South Of The Border"). As a guitar instrumental it was ideal for The Shadows, and was recorded by the original lineup, becoming a chart topper in the UK.

    Produced by Norrie Paramor and released on Columbia (EMI), it was backed by another instrumental, "36-24-36." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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