In the 1970s Edison Lighthouse

This group was a one hit wonder. But what a song. The group was named after a lighthouse in Cornwall and was fronted by the man who seemed to be singing on every record in the early 1970s. He was Tony Burrows.

Tony Burrows was born in the UK in 1942 and his voice has been heard on so many hit singles, it is hard to believe that he is not more famous. Tony appeared as the lead singer with Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse in 1970. He also sang on My Baby Loves Lovin by Marmalade, Gimme Dat Ding and the excellent Beach bay by First Class. In fact he was so in demand that in 1970 he appeared on Top of the Pops three times in one show singing with three different chart-topping bands.
The No. 1 hit Love Grows was written by Tony Macaulay who wrote so many hits that they have sold over 50 million worldwide. Some of the biggest in the 1970s was David Soul with Don’t Give Up On Us and the New Seekers with I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony). He is also responsible for Build Me Up Buttercup.


The co-writer was Barry Mason who wrote classic Delilah for Tom Jones and Winter World Of Love by Englebert Humperdinck himself. The writers would both be awarded Ivor Novello awards, so it is no surprise the Edison Lighthouse tune was such a great hit. So great that it went GOLD in the U.S.

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I am one of those baby boomer's, who had the pleasure, and the FUN to grow up in the 1970s. The 70s music was so diverse, and the charts were for everyone from 8 to 80. That was when POP was fun, and the top forty really meant something as it was a shared experience. I have tried in this site to bring back the memories of the 70s, not just the pure pop, but also the heavy guys like Floyd and Black Sabbath. Everything had a place in the music of the 70s, and everything has a memory for one of us 1970s boomers.