Friends Of Distinction

The Friends Of Distinction "Grazing In The Grass" on The Ed Sullivan Show


(Hugh Masakela – orig) – 1969

Friends Of Distinction were Harry Elston, Floyd Butler, Jessica Cleaves, Barbara Jean Love and part time – Charlene Gibson, ‘Grazing in the Grass’ was their first release in 1969 and a big hit.

Originally recorded by trumpeter Hugh Masakela, Harry Elston wrote the lyrics to the tune.

Their second single was an even bigger hit Going in Circles and they then had three more successes; Love or Let Me Be Lonely, Time Waits for No One and I Need You.

Formed 1968 Los Angeles
Disbanded 1973

Friends Of Distinction – Wikipedia