In the 1970s White Plains


Of course, this is a place in the U.S., but it also was and from the early 1970s. The band formed out of the remnants of the Flowerpot Men in 1969. Tony Burrows the singer with so many 1970s bands was the vocals on some of the songs and along with band members Robin Shaw, Peter Nelson and Neil Landon who also worked with Cat Stevens, Englebert Humperdinck and had associations with The Jimmy Hendrix Experience too.

The band or more accurately the session musicians were brought together by John Carter who was responsible for such hits as Let’s Go To San Francisco, Beach Baby and Knock, Knock Who’s There by Mary Hopkin written for the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest.

It was 1970 when White Plains had a hit on both sides of the Atlantic with My Baby Loves Lovin’ written by the famous Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. In Australia the song was a hit by the Joe Jeffrey Group.
1970 also gave them I’ve Got You On My Mind getting to No. 17 in the UK was the last hit to feature Burrow and the writing of Greenaway and new session singers entered the group. The last hit of 1970 was Julie Do You Love Me a No. 8 hit.


The group were successful but really lacked a consistent image. So 1971 would be there final top twenty chart hit with When You Are King. One more fling at the chart in 1973 with a No. 21 hit called Step Into A Dream, and then that was it. But the song had TV play because it was used for the Butlins holiday camp commercials.




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