The Left Banke was a late 1960s classically-influenced baroque pop group. Their best known songs include the eerily beautiful "Pretty Ballerina" (1967) and the original version of "Walk Away Renee" (1966, later re-recorded by the Four Tops). The Left Banke had the distinction of being singled out by the late conductor Leonard Bernstein as
the perfect example of what rock music could be.
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The Left Banke
- Desiree' 1967
- Pretty Ballerina 1967
- Walk Away Renee 1966
(This song later also became a hit for the Four Tops (1968) and Southside Johnny & the Jukes (1986).)
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