to the homepage for WILDFLOWER,
celebrating its 50th anniversary as
one of the most performed songs in the
history of Canadian popular music.
Since 1973 when Skylark's original version
went Top Ten, WILDFLOWER has become a
pop and soul standard. It's been honoured
with SOCAN Classic and Crystal Awards and
a BMI Millionaire's Award.
On April 2, 2011 it was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
WILDFLOWER has been recorded by many
artists including The O'Jays, The New Birth,
Blake Shelton, The Neville Brothers, Hank
Crawford, Color Me Badd, Lisa Fischer,
Johnny Mathis and Sandy Lam.
It's been sampled by Kanye West, Eminem,
Jaimie Foxx, Tupac Shakur, Drake and Estelle.
FLEUR SAUVAGE, a French translation by
Joelle Rabu, was released in February 2011 as a single from Maurice Gainen's world music CD "The Sound of Freedom" with vocals
by Karoline Blandin.
Estelle's THANK YOU which samples the Creative Source version of WILDFLOWER, was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.
The life story of lyricist/ policeman Dave Richardson, THE HAND THAT WRITES THE LOVE SONG ALSO HOLDS THE GUN, written by his wife, Lesley Richardson, was published Jan 31, 2013 is available from http://www.elation-press.com/products.html.
See 'recordings' for a complete list of versions.
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