Glenn Yarbrough (born January 12, 1930) is an Americanfolksinger. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He was the lead singer with The Limeliters between 1959 and 1963, and had a prolific solo career, recording on various labels.
In 1957 he was one of the first singers to record the traditional "The House of the Rising Sun" for Elektra Records. Among other career highlights, Yarbrough provided vocals for the Rankin/Bass animated versions of The Hobbit (1977) and The Return of the King (1980), singing songs such as "The Road Goes Ever On" and "Frodo of the Nine Fingers". He also sang the title song in the holiday classic, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966). Glenn Yarbrough's major hit on single records was Elmer Bernstein's "Baby The Rain Must Fall" which reached #12 pop, #2 easy listening in 1965, and according to Chartmasters of Covington, Louisiana was one of the top 100 songs of 1965.
Yarborough recorded the theme tune from the 1965 film, Baby, The Rain Must Fall, which reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100chart that same year.
Glenn Yarbrough is also an accomplished sailor who has owned and lived aboard 3 different sailboats(Not 10) "Armorel" all teak and still in operation, "Jubilee" which Glenn helped build, taking 3 years, and the "Brass Dolphin" a Chinese junk design, and has "almost" sailed around the world.(Not 5 times) Everything but the Indian Ocean.