Saturday, January 23, 2016

Feel older now: 50 years ago, "Elusive Butterfly" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100

Bob Lind can probably be considered among the royalty of one-hit wonders.  In spite of its title, "Elusive Butterfly" has always been with us, becoming a staple on oldies and "Music of Your Life (R)" radio stations, as well as covered by numerous artists.

The song was arranged by Jack Nitzsche -- he's responsible for the prominent strings -- and features Leon Russell as one of the session musicians.  (Though for the life of me, I can't pick out his piano playing.)

Bob's only other appearance on the Hot 100 was a 5-week stint with "Remember the Rain", his follow-up to "Elusive Butterfly".  It peaked at #64.

Bob, 73, currently lives in Florida, has a website, and still performs.

5 weeks in the top 10.  

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.

Warren Area High School, the classrooms section
The facility first opened in September 1960.
Photo from 1966 Dragon yearbook.

Other "Feel Older Now" posts:
These Boots are Made for Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra.  (1/22/2016)

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