Bob Lind was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1942, though his family moved to Denver during his teens, where he found his niche on the burgeoning folk scene.
He left Denver for San Francisco once the local coffee-house circuit dried up, and from there took the bus to LA in search of a deal.
Lind struck lucky immediately with World Pacific, a small jazz label looking to expand its horizons.
Lind’s good fortune continued when Jack Nitzsche was assigned as producer/arranger. For years Phil Spector’s right-hand man, Nitzsche was now breaking free, working with the Rolling Stones and co-writing Needles and Pins.
His intricate scores perfectly complemented Lind’s elaborate lyrical flourishes, and the two hit it off.
The single Elusive Butterfly became a transatlantic smash in 1966 with ethereal lyrics and a pretty, melodic, arrangement.
No less than three albums bore his name that year: The Elusive Bob Lind was an opportunistic cash in, discarded demos overdubbed with strings, that clashed with his “official” debut, the Jack Nitzsche-produced Don’t Be Concerned.
The same team then made Photographs Of Feeling, both albums siring a rapid succession of flop singles.