American rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In the 1970s, he made a number of experimental records, of which "Avenging Annie" was a commercial hit. Avenging Annie was first heard as a bootleg tape that circulated in SE New England about the summer of 1969 when there was no commercial edition available. Because of this, Pratt recorded the song commercially a few years later. The tempo and flavor changed and may have accounted for the disappointing sales, as fans did not get the recording they might have wanted.