One singer had one hit wonders 6 times, 6 different bands, 4 at same time, same year

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  1. John Sterling

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    Yesterday I was talking to my uncle, who's a rock promoter and he was telling me an interesting story about a singer named Tony Burrows that he knew pretty well. @LaserTilt might appreciate this, because like him, I grew up listening to a lot of these tunes that were in my mom's vast, eclectic collection (she loved R&B too). After my uncle told me about all his one hit wonder bands, I looked him up (I knew most of the groups and songs) and did a little research.

    Anyway, this dude was the lead singer in 6 different bands, all of them having one hit wonders: Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, The Pipkins, The First Class, and Brotherhood of Man. Four in on year....with different bands!

    Some really good one hit wonder here:

    1967 - Let's Go to San Fransisco - The Flower Pot Men
    1970 - "Love Goes (Where My Rosemary Goes)" - with Edison Lighthouse
    1970 - "My Baby Love Lovin'" - with White Plains
    1970 - United We Stand - with Brotherhood of Man
    1970 - "Gimme Dat Ding" - with The Pipkins
    1974 - "Beach Baby" - The First Class

    The songs in chronological order:



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    Couple of decent, catchy songs in that batch - United We Stand and Love Goes..Rosemary
     
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    Good post - this dude liked the Beach Boys' sound, that's for sure.
     
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    Those are definitely my two favorite of the bunch.
     
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    Thanks, king. Agree...especially "Beach Baby."
     
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    Only remember, Love goes and Beach Baby. Love goes was very popular. The other songs might have been bigger in UK.
     
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    Groovy

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    The only sing I think I never heard was Gimme Dat Ding, though it sounds familiar. Surprised you never heard United We Stand....i think it's pretty much a classic.
     
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    Yeah, but what this white dude accomplished was pretty impressive. And you have to admit, there's a couple of catchy tunes there, and United We Stand is pretty soulful....the chick is an excellent singer....and she has bodacious cans.
     
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    So when I read "one hit wonder" from that era I immediately though of my favorite by Alive & Kicking - also a catchy tune - from the Marine Park section of Brooklyn. One of the members was Bruce Sedano who went on to marry the late great Donna Summers. Thx for indulging me

     
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    1967 - Let's Go to San Fransisco - The Flower Pot Men

    This one is more notable for their band. The singers were The Flower Pot Men. The band was called The Garden. The keyboard player for The Garden was a young man named Jon Lord. Jon went on to help form the heavy metal band Deep Purple.

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    I'm most amazed that UK TV wasn't broadcasting in color in 1970.
     
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    Your AV is the best ass I have ever seen. (today)
     
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    Wow...interesting stuff.....thanks
     
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    Heavy metal? :eek:
     
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    Big, big Deep Purple fan, plus I used to study pop/rock music from the 60s-70s. I knew who you were talking about from the title.
    Tony Burrows is all over these (I have the whole set).

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    They didn't call it that at the time. It was Hard Rock.
     
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    Thanks. Yes - Tighter and Tighter...great, catchy tune. I was born and raised in Brooklyn (not too far from Marine Park), so I remember hearing about then in passing.
     
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    And Purple was actually a progressive rock band (Yes, Genesis) before they went hard.
     
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    Very interesting.
    That first song was hysterical.
    It could be Howard's new theme song. And like King October said, they all sounded like The Beach Boys.
    I'm thinking that The Beach Boys were as influential as The Beatles.
     
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