Edison Lighthouse

British pop one-hit wonders Edison Lighthouse formed at the tail-end of swinging London in 1969 and by the following year had scored a smash hit single. Bubblegum pop gem "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" sprouted in early January 1970 and had ascended to the top of the UK Singles Chart by January 31, 1970, where it stuck around for five weeks. The song also reached Number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, selling a million copies in the US, and struck Number 3 in Canada. Initially known as soft-rock band Greenfield Hammer, the original line-up of Edison Lighthouse comprised Tony Burrows (lead vocalist), Stuart Edwards (lead guitar), David Taylor (bass guitar), George Weyman (drums), and Ray Dorey (guitar), but when Tony Burrows quit the band following the release of "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)," the group was predominantly steered by songwriters and producers Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. Other members were brought in by Tony Macaulay, among these David Kerr-Clemenson (bass guitar) of Warehorne, Andy Locke (vocals, guitar), Eddie Richards (drums), Wally Scott (guitar) and Ken Reeves (vocals session). The band also found success with their follow-up single, "It's Up to You, Petula," which entered the UK Top 50, reached Number 18 in New Zealand, and gave them a minor hit in the US and Canada. Both singles were contained on their debut album, Already, which was released in 1971 and also featured covers of international chart hits by other artists, including "United We Stand" by Brotherhood of Man. However, Edison Lighthouse's chart success ended there. In 1973, a different version of the group formed, led by members Brian Huggins and Peter Butt, who went on to perform occasionally. A second LP, Love Grows, was released in 1977. Over four decades later, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)," was given a new lease of life after it was adapted into a TikTok meme in January 2022.

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