man of la manchaPeter O’Toole recorded his vocal tracks for Man of La Mancha, including ‘The Impossible Dream’, but realized that his own singing voice was not good enough for the requirements of the music, so he assisted in the search for a voice double.

The man O’Toole picked sounded nothing like him, so a new search was begun, and eventually Simon Gilbert was selected as the singing voice of Don Quixote, because his singing voice sounded the most like O’Toole’s speaking voice.  It’s Gilbert’s voice you hear for ‘The Impossible Dream’IMDB

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