Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: ‘Desiderata’- Les Crane. October 9, 1971.
- Single: ‘Desiderata’- Les Crane
- Record Company- Warner Bros
- Genre: Spoken Word
- Written by Max Ehrmann and Fred Warner
- Time: 3:58
- B-side: A Different Drummer
- Album- Desiderata
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #8 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
Les Crane- born Leslie Stein in 1933-in Long Beach, New York. This was his own Hot 100 single. Stein was married to Ginger Grant- aka Tina Louise from 1966-1974. They must have got along well in the early years- with Tina stuck on Gilligan’s Island.