Bowling Green (song)
"Bowling Green" is a 1967 single by The Everly Brothers. The song peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 8, 1967; it reached #1 on the Canadian charts. It would be the last time, The Everly Brothers would crack the Hot 100, until 1984. The song is about Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city approximately 60 miles (100 km) from the Everly Brothers' hometown of Brownie, now part of Central City, Kentucky.
The song was written by Terry Slater and Jacqueline Ertel; Slater was their bass player. The song has also been recorded by Glen Campbell, the Gosdin Brothers, Jesse Winchester, Neko Case and "We IV or We Four." It is BMI Work #144111.
On the final concert of Norwegian band a-ha on December 4, 2010, this song was played in an acoustic version in the encore. The band mentioned that Terry Slater was in attendance and they thanked them for helping them starting their career.
This is not the traditional song "I Wish I Was In Bowling Green", also known as "Bowling Green", recorded by Cousin Emmy, The Weavers, Pete Seeger and others.
Notes and references
- "I Wish I Was In Bowling Green", with disambiguation notes on "Bowling Green" by Arnold Rypens at The Originals, retrieved February 16, 2014
- The Everly-Brothers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- LP Discography: Glen Campbell – Gentle On My Mind – Bowling Green
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics