Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Butterfly - Butterfly

The second single for Pepe & Paradise (see earlier entry) was "Butterfly" in 1971. Despite the English title it was sung in Finnish. At the time the group was still called Paradise and was a year away from its breakthrough, so this song was just a minor hit. A bigger hit in Finalnd was the original "Butterfly" that was written and performed by a French singer and composer named Daniel Gerard (b. Gérard Daniel Kherlakian). Gerard is a true world citizen; he was born in Paris, he was the son of an Armenian and an Italian, and grew in Rio de Janeiro. His breakthrough came in 1971 with "Butterfly", which he recorded in seven languages. It was several weeks in the charts in various countries.

Here's the pair:

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