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Esther & Abi Ofarim Sing! (1966)
I had no idea who Esther & Abi Ofarim were when I bought their Sing! album for a quarter at a flea market. As it turns out, this Israeli duo were responsible for the 1968 novelty song "Cinderella Rockefella".
The song is bizarre as all hell. Esther yodels most of the lyrics and it makes no sense whatsoever. How in the world this was a number one hit in the UK for THREE WEEKS (!) is beyond my level of comprehension.
I've embedded a music video for "Cinderella Rockefella"- but be warned, it's even stranger than the song. It's directed by Reinhard Hauff, a notable German director known for very serious political films - a "wacky" video for a novelty song seems way out of his realm.
The husband and wife act like fools on the streets of London with Esther prancing around in a rather short skirt. It is just grainy and weird enough to give me the creeps with the sound off.
Sadly, Esther and Abi split in 1970. Esther went on to a successful international solo career. Abi developed a drug and alcohol addiction. He remarried twice both ending in divorce.