Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock& roll innovators, who continues to actively perform. September 14 (1995-09-14) – October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19) Charlie Grace is an American crime drama television series created by Robert Singer that aired on ABC from September 14, 1995 to … Charlie Gracie (born Charles Anthony Graci on May 14, 1936 in Philadelphia, … Born May 14, 1936 (the same day as Bobby Darin), with his surname originally spelled "Graci", Charlie Gracie grew up in South Philadelphia, listening to country music and big-band jazz. His first was the original version of Butterfly reaching no.12, Andy Williams cover version reaching no.1. Charlie Grace is a Los Angeles private eye with a daughter named Jenny, works along with other cops, including his partner - Crawford - to solve different multiple mystery cases in each episode Charlie Gracie achieved four UK top 30 hits in the late 1950's. In 1957, Charlie's "Butterfly" topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. A native of South Philadelphia, he became the first successful recording star of the "Rock Era" to emerge from that neighborhood. At age ten, he obtained his first guitar, and by 15 he was a prodigy, performing regularly and winning contests on the simulcast radio and television show of early jazz great Paul Whiteman .