From 1965, please enjoy South Africa's The Staccatos and their cover of The Byrds' "He Was a Friend of Mine."
A pleasant enough version -- the strings are a nice touch -- although not as good as the original, obviously. I also find it somewhat odd that a bunch of South Africans are singing about how President Kennedy was their friend.
Interesting historical note: Gram Parsons quit the Byrds over their decision to play some shows in South Africa.
BTW, if you want to hear the rest of the Staccatos output, you can download a CDs worth of it (for free) over HERE.