Tonight is ‘One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen’
On 96-7 The River, we shift the spotlight towards those musical one night stands known as One-Hit Wonders. It happens every Wednesday night from 7 pm to midnight on The Night Shift with Craig Allen. Tonight's One-Hit Wonder Wednesday is all about one man -- Tony Burrows.
You might be asking, "Who is Tony Burrows"? He's a session singer from England, he recorded background vocals for Elton John, and when it comes to being a session singer, Tony might be the most successful ever.
There have been quite a few singers over the years who have fronted a lot of groups, but none of them had the number of hit songs as Tony Burrows had with that many groups. He had four in 1970 alone.
British musician Tony Burrows sang the lead vocal on these five one-hit wonders, and they're coming up on tonight's One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen :
7 pm - Edison Lighthouse: "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
#5 in February 1970
Burrows had a thing for being in a band, releasing a hit single right away and then leaving (or kicked, who knows?). Apparently, he fronted many of these bands in 1969-1970 at the same time.
8 pm - White Plains: "My Baby Loves Lovin"
# 13 in March 1970
Again, Tony left after the initial recordings.
9 pm - The Pipkins: "Gimme Dat Ding"
#9 in April 1970
The Pipkins was one of those bands that released an album, had a hit, and then never released another album. And Burrows -- gone.
10 pm - The First Class: "Beach Baby"
#4 in July 1974
This band capitalized on that Beach Boy sound and scored a hit with this song. And, yet again, Burrows was gone shortly after.
11 pm - Brotherhood Of Man: "United We Stand"
#13 in 1970
Tony Burrows was part of the first incarnation of the Brotherhood of Man. After he left, the band never had another hit in the U.S. again.