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Edison Lighthouse

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Edison Lighthouse originated in England as an outgrowth of the successful U.K. group, The Flying Machine which had a U.S. top-five hit in November 1969 with “Smile a Little Smile for Me” featuring Les Fradkin on vocals, mellotron, organ, and guitar. The producer of that release assembled a new group for a new song called “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”.

Edison Lighthouse was the alias of songwriters and producers Tony McCaulay and Barry Mason, with session vocalist Tony Burrows’ vocals on the hit ‘Love Grows’, although members of the group Greenfield Hammer were eventually brought in to perpetuate the image of a real working band.

After the success of “Love Grows”, Fradkin returned from New York City to join this newly formed British group as an original member of Edison Lighthouse. The recording of “Love Grows” proved to be a worldwide success reaching number five in the USA on the Billboard singles hot 100 chart in February 1970 and became a number-one hit the world over, selling a total of eight million copies. In fact, for the whole of 1970 it was the number-two selling pop record in the U.K.

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  • kluk_jako_buk

    Love Grows is fuc*ing brilliant.

    25 Feb 4:26pm Reply
  • nicorebel

    sexy looking band

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    I love this. Give me pint and a juke box

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    Good one hit wonder.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • AJ2002

    great great great song

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • TheRealMrQwerty

    I like Edison Lighthouse and their orchestral bubblegum pop, which dates from the very start of the 70's, but who (at Last FM) decided that the group were 'Similar Artists' to Ian Matthews (Matthews Southern Comfort). They both had UK No1 singles in 1970 but after that the similarity ends!

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • karebare75

    It does sound different, but still a good song.

    2 Jun 2008 Reply
  • housecarpenter

    The missing song from the Reservoir Dogs Soundtrack. I wondered about it for years before I finally heard it.

    29 Dec 2007 Reply
  • oliviaerased

    I'm in love with Love Grows =)

    27 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Funkyshoe

    Yeah, it is a good song.

    13 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    This proves you can make a good living from 1 good song

    18 May 2006 Reply

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