What a Wonderful World Is a song written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single, which topped the pop charts in the United Kingdom. Thiele and Weiss were both prominent in the music world (Thiele as a producer and Weiss as a composer/performer). Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The publishing for this song is controlled by Memory Lane Music Group, Carlin Music Corp. and BMG Rights Management.
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World.
Single by Louis Armstrong
from the album What a Wonderful World
Released October 18, 1967
Recorded August 16, 1967
Genre Traditional pop
Label ABC 10982, HMV
Writer(s) Bob Thiele (as George Douglas)
George David Weiss
Producer(s) Bob Thiele
Louis Armstrong singles chronology
“Mi va de cantare”
(1967) “What a Wonderful World”
(1967) “Hello Brother”