Monday Night Music Byte
Edison Lighthouse was a UK pop group, initially a studio only assemblage that served as a vehicle for session vocalist Tony Burrows and songwriter/record producers Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. They are best known for their 1970 UK chart-topper record, and million selling “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”. The ‘original’ Edison Lighthouse was Tony Burrows (lead vocalist), Stuart Edwards (lead guitar), David Taylor (bass guitar), George Weyman (drums) and Ray Dorey (guitar). The group’s lone Top 40 hit “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” (1970) was one of four near contemporaneous UK Singles Chart Top Ten hit singles by Burrows under different names, the others being White Plains’ “My Baby Loves Lovin'”, The Pipkins’ “Gimme Dat Ding”, and Brotherhood of Man’s “United We Stand”. Burrows was also lead vocalist on the single “Beach Baby” (1974) for another studio only group, The First Class. and million selling
“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” was Number One for five weeks and sold 250,000 copies in the UK. “Love Grows” raced to the Number One position in its second week on the chart, which was at the time the quickest rise by an act new to the chart. The United States release was in February 1970 and reached Number 4 in the Billboard Hot 100, selling a million copies there by April earning the R.I.A.A. gold disc. In Canada the song reached #3.