Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 14: Tony Burrows of Edison Lighthouse- "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" - is 71-years-old today.

Born in Exeter, Devon, Tony Burrows is a British session singer. He credied with singing lead on hit single records for more groups than any other recording artist, both on the UK Singles Chart and the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In the early 1960s, he was a member of The Kestrels, a vocal harmony group which also included the future songwriting team Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook. Subsequently he joined The Ivy League which later became known as The Flower Pot Men.

The Flower Pot Men had one hit, "Let's Go to San Francisco," which reached number four in the UK Singles Chart in the autumn of 1967. Two founding members of Deep Purple, Jon Lord and Nick Simper, were also part of the band.

Later, Burrows sang the lead vocals on several hit songs under different group names, in 1970 on Edison Lighthouse's "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes), White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin,'" The Pipkins' novelty song "Gimme Dat Ding" and in 1974, on The First Class' "Beach Baby." He also sang lead vocals on The Brotherhood of Man's "United We Stand", which reached #10 on the UK charts and also reached #13 in the U.S.

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In February 1970, he became the first and only performer to appear on BBC Television's Top of the Pops fronting three different acts in one show: Edison Lighthouse (who were number one that week), White Plains, and Brotherhood of Man.

He has also recorded as a session singer with Elton John, Cliff Richard, and James Last.


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