In 1939, Judy Garland melted hearts with this classic song in The Wizard of Oz. More than 50 years later, Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole melted them all over again with his unique ukulele version.
Which proves that whether you’re in Kansas or Kauai, a rainbow is made for dreaming.
We won’t bring Toto but we will bring the ukes when we sing Over the Rainbow at our upcoming concert at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4, at St. Katharine of Siena Church in Wayne.
- Over the Rainbow was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
- Arlen wrote the music for the song while he and his wife were driving down Sunset Boulevard on their way to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
- Israel K. called the recording studio at 3 a.m. to record his version, and he did it in one take.