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Edison Lighthouse

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Also known as
Greenfield Hammer

Pop music, Bubblegum pop


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Years active
1970 (1970)–1977 (1977)

Past members
Tony BurrowsStuart Edwards (deceased)David TaylorGeorge WeymanRay DoreyPaul VigrassDavid Kerr-ClemensonAndy LockeEddie RichardsWally ScottKen ReevesEamonn CarrMike Prophet

London, United Kingdom (1970)

Tony Burrows, Ray Dorey, George Weyman, Stephane Booroff, Michael Bellusci, Jim Dessey, Dave Taylor

The Best of Edison Lighthouse, Love Grows

Record labels
Bell Records, RRO Entertainment

White Plains, Brotherhood of Man, The Pipkins, Tony Macaulay, The First Class

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Edison Lighthouse were an English pop band, formed in London in 1970. The band are best known for their 1970 hit single, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)".


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The original lineup of Edison Lighthouse consisted of Tony Burrows (lead vocalist), Stuart Edwards (lead guitar), David Taylor (bass guitar), George Weyman (drums), and Ray Dorey (guitar). The group's Top 40 hit "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" (1970) was one of four near-contemporaneous UK Singles Chart Top Ten hit singles that Burrows released under differing names. The other songs were "Gimme Dat Ding" (The Pipkins), "My Baby Loves Lovin'" (White Plains), and "United We Stand" (Brotherhood of Man). Burrows was also lead vocalist on the single "Beach Baby" (1974) for another studio-only group, The First Class.

"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" was #1 for five weeks and sold 250,000 copies in the UK. It reached the top of the chart in its second week. The United States release was in February 1970 and reached #5 in the Billboard Hot 100, selling a million copies there by April and earning an RIAA gold disc. In Canada the song reached #3.

Burrows left after "Love Grows", and Macaulay (who owned the rights to the name Edison Lighthouse) brought in other musicians. Actor and singer Paul Vigrass replaced Burrows. Other members included David Kerr-Clemenson (bass guitar), Andy Locke (vocals, guitar), Eddie Richards (drums), Wally Scott (guitar), Peter Butt (bass guitar), Brian Huggins (Lead vocals).Other temps included Ken Reeves (session singer) and Mike Prophet (bass). The band's song "It's Up to You, Petula" reached the UK Top 50. Its next single was "What's Happening?" coupled with "Take a Little Time", which was written by the band. They then went on to tour Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Africa. The single released for the Africa tour was "Reconsider My Belinda". The last single released was "Find Mr Zebedee". The band then called it a day after returning from a tour of Europe. Dave Kerr-Clemenson, after touring with White Plains and Andy Locke, went on to form Fast Buck, recorded an album with Jet Records, and toured the world extensively supporting ELO. Eddie Richards was the drummer in The First Class who had a hit with "Beach Baby". Guitarist Stuart Edwards died on October 26, 2016 from cancer at the age of 73.

In 2001, Les Fradkin, obtaining the trademark to the name Edison Lighthouse, formed a new group for touring and recording. Les Fradkin only has the right to use the name in the USA. In the UK that right belongs to Brian Huggins and, since 1973, Huggins has been fronting the band. The current Edison Lighthouse line-up is as follows:

  • Brian Huggins − lead vocals (1973)
  • Peter Butt − bass guitar (1973)
  • Stephane Booroff − drums
  • Simon Aldridge − lead guitar
  • Origin of the name

    Edison Lighthouse was named after the Eddystone Lighthouse off the coast of Devon.


  • Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (1970, Bell) #1 UK, #5 US
  • It's Up to You, Petula (1971, Bell) #49 UK, #72 US
  • What's Happening (1971, Bell)
  • Find Mr. Zebedee (1972, Bell)
  • Endearing Young Charms (1981, Greenstone)
  • LPs

  • Already (1971, Bell, Sweden)
  • CDs

  • Love Grows – Complete Collection (1994, Sunflower, Italy)
  • Best of Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (1999, Repertoire, Germany)
  • On the Rocks (2002, Park South, US)
  • Songs

    Love GrowsShallow Hal · 2001
    It's Up To You Petula1995
    Melanie Makes Me Smile1999


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