Tag: The Left Banke

Original v. Cover — #70 in a Series

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What better way to communicate your commitment to a new love interest than to tattoo their name on a conspicuous part of your body?  Alternatively, you could write a song in honor of the one who excites your passions, hoping for its success.

The latter was most definitely the case for this week’s selection, written by Michael Brown, the 16-year-old keyboardist with what was arguably the quintessential baroque rock group all time.  He included the young lady’s first name in the title. Tony Sansone co-wrote the song with him, which was released in July of 1966.  It peaked at #5, but perhaps more important for the song’s immortality, it was more recently ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #220 on its list of the 500 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time.