Chart Position: 5

  • #40 bestseller for 1966
  • #220 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Michael Brown, Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
  • Lead vocals: Michael Brown
  • Keyboards: Michael Brown
  • Guitar: George Hirsh
  • Backing vocals: Tom Finn, George Cameron
  • Flute: Jackie Kelso
  • Produced by Harry Lookofsky, Steve and Bill Jerome
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Michael Brown quit Left Banke shortly after this song was recorded but returned after it became a hit
  • The lyrics describe an imaginary romance between Michael Brown and a girlfriend of Left Banke bassist Tom Finn whose name was Renee Fladen-Kamme
  • This song was the inspiration for Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ (1976)
  • Left Banke is from New York City NY
  • This is Left Banke’s biggest hit single
  • Michael Brown died in Dec 2015
  • Guitarist Jeff Winfield died in 2009
  • Later recorded by The Truth (1967), Generation Combo (1967), Blades of Grass (1967),  Four Tops (1968), Paul Nero Sounds (1968), Fourways (1968), Orpheus (1968), Cowsills (1969), Gabor Szabo (1969), Steve Colt (1970), Frankie Valli (1975), Terry Reid (1978), Alvin Stardust (1983), Association (1983), Rickie Lee Jones (1983), Southside Johnny & Jukes (1986), Roly Daniels (1987), Kaya (1991), Rick Price (1992), Lotion (1995), David Syme (1995), Spontaneous Combustion (1997), Vonda Shepard (1998), Jim Wilson (1999), Eric Carmen (1998), David Cassidy (2003), Marshall Crenshaw (2001), Les Fradkin (2006), Somerdale (2006), Alan Merrill (2007), Carol Noonan (2007), Kiki Ebsen (2010), Rick Cyge (2014), Pete Kennedy (2017)  and many others

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