Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – Celia Cruz, Raquel Welch, Alice Donut, Killdozer and the Golden Dream Orchestra

Aquarius was one of those songs that got covered by everybody and their dog in the late sixties/early seventies, but Celia’s version (on record with Tito Puente) stands above the crowd simply because of her extraordinary voice. She’s the Queen of Salsa for good reason; she’s not only got all the moves, she invented them.

Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In is a medley of two songs written for the 1967 stage musical Hair by James Rado and Gerome Ragni (lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music). It was first released as a single by the 5th Dimension in 1969 and won a Grammy for Record of the Year.

Here are a few other other crazy Aquarius cover versions…the Jodorowsky-esque visuals of the Raquel Welch number are worth tuning in for alone…

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