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 Renée', 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)