Charlie Gracie

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Charles Anthony Graci, 14 May 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. When guitarist and songwriter Charlie Gracie recorded the original version of the rock ‘n’ roll song ‘Butterfly’ in 1957, he faced stiff competition from Andy Williams’ cover version. Gracie’s Elvis Presley -like vocal took the song to number 5 in the US charts and Top 20 in the UK, but Williams’ charted higher, number 1 in the UK and USA. They both sold over a million copies. He started out... Read more

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rock and roll
rockabilly
oldies
rock'n'roll
rhythm and blues
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