A very iconic instrumental, this piano solo piece, which has since seeped into mass culture to the extent that you hear it played on ice-cream trucks, was the only charting hit for Frank Mills.
Mills is a Baby Boomer Canadian who hails from Quebec, started his career as keyboard artist for a band called The Bells. The Bells had two hits - "White Dove" and "Stay Awhile" - the latter making it to #7 on the Hot 100 as well as charting #1 in Canada. Mills split from The Bells that same year, in 1971, to pursue his own solo work. Mills also worked as a studio session pianist for the CBC-TV network, while recording albums on his own time in between. As this website shows, Frank Mills
has produced a wide body of work most people have never heard of.