BOBBY COOKSON Flutter Flutter (Mel Tillis - Johnny Ferguson)
Australia 1961 #20 Melbourne
Single on Astor by Melbourne singer and guitarist who was with The Premiers before going solo. Bobby Cookson had - as Ian McFarlane puts it - "a powerful Roy Orbison-style voice which made him a popular attraction".
Bobby Cookson released nine singles 1961-1965, either solo or with The Premiers. He charted in Melbourne with Flutter Flutter (1961, #20), Timber (1962, #29), I Could Have Loved You So Well (1963, #14) and Rona (1963, #28), all on Astor.
Co-written by prolific Nashville singer-songwriter Mel Tillis. As well as recording successfully in his own right, Mel Tillis also wrote, for example, Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town (Kenny Rogers & The First Edition 1969) and co-wrote Detroit City (Bobby Bare 1963, Tom Jones 1967). References: Kees van der Hoeven's John D. Loudermilk site. Mel Tillis biography at All Music Guide. Mel Tillis repertoire at BMI.