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Bob Lind (born Robert Neale Lind, in Baltimore, Ohio, 25 November 1942) was a folk music singer/songwriter in the 1960s, who released one transatlantic chart hit single. That song was entitled “Elusive Butterfly”, which was a prominent track in 1966.

Lind signed a recording contract with World Pacific Records in 1965, and it was on that label that he had his huge hit. The single may have done even better in the UK Singles Chart had he not had competition from Val Doonican, who released a rival version of the same song. In the end, both versions made the Top Ten.

He remains a virtual one-hit wonder, and retired from the music business in 1969 to pursue other interests. In more recent years he has resided in Florida, and works as a writer. He is the author of five novels, and has written for publications such as Weekly World News and the Sun. He returned to the music business in 2004 when he began performing again and established an official website.

The british Band “Pulp” have a song called after him. “Bob Lind (The only way is down)” from their last album “We love life”.


Unlike what is the case with many artists, Bob Lind is an active participant in his own official site - so one can have the rare experience of communicating with one’s music idol, asking him curly questions about the lyrics to his songs, and occasionally getting the answers! There have also been recent reissues of some of his 1960’s and 70’s releases, including the album that carried Elusive Butterfly.


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