In my view the best cover version of any Dion song. It was covered by a pick up UK folk rock group called the Bunch on the Album Rock On.
The lead vocal is by Richard Thompson . He is belived to have picked up on the song when he was playing in 1967/8 with Fairport Convention at Londons Prog/psyche club - Middle Earth - a turntable favorite there
THE WANDERER is a song written by Earnie Maresca but a big hit for D and covered by many:
Status Quo - a UK hit
Beach Boys- Dennis Wilson on lead vocal
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon -
performed twice in Concert in 1999 - 1 version is a stand alone Wanderer while the other is paired with That'll be the day - is this Dylan acknowleding his 1st contact with Dion when he turned up to play keyboards for Bobby Vee on the Winter Dance party tour of 1959?
As for the quality its up to Dylans usual grumbling standard!
Dave Edmunds - Has done it at least twice - once with his band and once with Brian Adams - both are great rockers , preserving the spirit of the original
Eddie Rabbit - A US country hit - sounds much like the original to me?
Ted Herold - recorded as Ich Bin ien wanderer - turned into a German drinking song and a hit all over europe at the time - great
Gary Glitter - 70's UK RNR revivalist
Leif Garrett - Labeled by the editor of the old Yo Frankie Fanzine - the worst ever Dion cover - a little harsh - maybe?
Arthur Alexander - now primarily remembered for his songs covered by the Beatles and Stones - but here he is doing a workman like cover from an early 60's album
Delbert Mcclinton - definitly different
Sha na na - Hated by Dion but a fairly happy sing a long version that sent many fans searching for the original.
Social distortion - Wander goes heavy metal!
Foreign Intrigue record "Henry Kissinger"'s the wanderer
Earnie Maresca - The original demo with slightly different lyrics sung by the writer is now out on his Ace CD The Original Wanderer
imposters - different songs - same name
Jonny Cash /U2
in France Claude Francois did a cover named "Le Vagabond".
Not really a cover because its an orginal Parker song - but it qualifies because of the reference in the title to the Long lost film 10 girls ago that Dion co-stared in and never saw the light of day - was it really that bad - wouldn't we like to know?
Originally a hit for the Chordettes in the late 50's. Revived by Dion and Dave Edmunds in the mid 70's - not sure who was 1st- Edmunds had a UK hit with it - has a double connection here Edmunds being Yo Frankies producer
Mott the Hoople were an early 70's UK prog group (i must say pretty awful when i saw them live ) . But lead singer Ian Hunter takes Dimucci's confessional
song and turns it into an out take from Dylans Blonde on Blonde sessions - theres also a live version recorded at the BBC which i've yet to hear