Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Day 220 - Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

DAY 220
Edison Lighthouse – "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”
From "The Best of Edison Lighthouse: Love Grows"

Glenn was playing this song the other day, and it seemed like a good time to go ahead and pick it today.

The Wikipedia article sheds an interesting light on this one hit wonder.

The British pop group Edison Lighthouse was primarily the vehicle of session vocalist Tony Burrows; the group's lone top 40 hit "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" from 1970, was one of four near contemporaneous UK Top Ten hit singles by Burrows under different names. The others were White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin'," the Pipkins' "Gimme Dat Ding," and the Brotherhood of Man's "United We Stand". In truth, Edison Lighthouse was merely the alias of songwriters and producers Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason, although members of the group Greenfield Hammer were eventually brought in to perpetuate the image of a real working band.

After the success of "Love Grows", Burrows left to pursue other projects, and Macaulay, who owned the rights to the Edison name, simply assembled another group to record under the alias. The second Edison Lighthouse barely cracked the UK Top 50 with the single "It's Up to You, Petula" before vanishing.

Check out this video on YouTube that features the song, as well as some information about the band.

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