BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
I think it charted in the U.S. around Christmas 1968. For some reason, it and Englebert's LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE stick in my memory from that time, I think because they had heavy radio play during the week I had final exams.
You're right about the date. I've added a link to the Wikipedia article on Leapy Lee. He's had an interesting life.
I have a vague recollection of this song. Leapy Lee sure was a character!
Leapy Lee is indeed still active and has just released the "Little Arrows II" EP forty years after the first version!iTunes US - http://alturl.com/cmeqiTunes UK - http://alturl.com/wrihiTunes Aus/NZ - http://alturl.com/ojwfiTunes - Japan - http://alturl.com/6ksdAmazon UK - http://tiny.cc/amazonUKAmazon US - http://tiny.cc/amazonUSLeapy Lee's official album website is here: http://www.halfpennystudios.com/leapylee
Thanks for those links!