Pretty Ballerina (The Left Banke)

20 DECEMBER 1966


New York band The Left Banke released their second single ‘Pretty Ballerina’ during December 1966. Like their inspired debut 'Walk Away RenĂ©e', this was a gorgeous piece of what some called 'baroque rock', a genre that never quite gelled in the way that folk-rock and others had. 'Pretty Ballerina' climbed to #15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and unfortunately was their last record on that chart apart from a #98 with 'Desiree' in 1967.

B-side: 'Lazy Day'
Recorded: World United, 1595 Broadway NYC
Released: December 1966
Highest chart position: #15 (US)
Length: 2:41
Label: Smash
Writer: Michael Brown
Producers: Harry Lookofsky, Steve Jerome, Bill Jerome

Pretty Ballerina (The Left Banke)

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