Pretty Flamingo (Manfred Mann)

5 MAY 1966

Manfred Mann hit #1 on the UK charts with the splendid ‘Pretty Flamingo’, and stayed there for three weeks. It peaked at a rather lowly #29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This was the second of the groups three UK number 1's (with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' in 1964 and 'Mighty Quinn' in 1967), and their last hit with singer Paul Jones, who left to pursue a solo career in July 1966. The recording also featured Jack Bruce, later of Cream, during his brief time as a member of the Manfreds.

B-side: 'You're Standing By'
Released: 15 April 1966
Highest chart position: #1 (UK), #29 (US)
Recorded: 1966 at EMI Studios in Abbey Road
Length: 2:31
Label: His Master's Voice POP 1523
Writer: Mark Barkan
Producer: John Burgess

Pretty Flamingo (Manfred Mann)