Leapy Lee

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Leapy Lee
Birth nameGraham Pulleyblank
Also known asLee Graham
Born(1939-07-02) 2 July 1939 (age 74)
OriginEastbourne, England
GenresPop, Country
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1968–present
LabelsMCA (United Kingdom)
Decca (US)
WebsiteLeapy Lee website
 
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Leapy Lee
Birth nameGraham Pulleyblank
Also known asLee Graham
Born(1939-07-02) 2 July 1939 (age 74)
OriginEastbourne, England
GenresPop, Country
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1968–present
LabelsMCA (United Kingdom)
Decca (US)
WebsiteLeapy Lee website

Leapy Lee (born Graham Pulleyblank, but later changed his name to Lee Graham, 2 July 1939, Eastbourne, England)[1] is an English singer, best known for his 1968 single "Little Arrows", which reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart[2] and was a Top 40 country and pop hit in the United States.

Career[edit]

The song "Little Arrows", written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, was also the title track of his first album, released in 1968 on Decca Records. It reached Number 71 in the Billboard 200 album chart.[3]

"Little Arrows" became a hit in the UK reaching Number 2 for MCA Records. In the United States, the song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #11 on the country chart. It sold over three million copies worldwide, and was awarded a gold disc.[4] Although he never reached the United States pop chart again, Lee had two more country hits there with "Good Morning" in 1970 and "Every Road Leads Back To You" in 1975.

He later lived in Saudi Arabia, before opening a bar in Majorca, Spain with Andrew Ray, the son of English comedian Ted Ray.

Between 1999 and 2001 Lee and his family, notably the twins in latter editions, featured prominently in the BBC Television series Passport to the Sun, fronted firstly by Liza Tarbuck then Nadia Sawalha. Lee is a regular columnist with the Euro Weekly News, an English language newspaper in Spain based in the Costa del Sol, Spain.[5]

Lee released a 40th anniversary EP, Little Arrows II, on 1 March 2010.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumChart positionsLabel
US CountryUS
1968Little Arrows371Decca
1970Leapy Lee
1976Every Road Leads Back to YouBell
2010Little Arrows IIHalfpennyStudios.com

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
US CountryUSCA CountryCAUKAU
1962"It's All Happening"singles only
1966"King of the Whole Wide World"
1968"Little Arrows"11161822Little Arrows
1969"It's All Happening" (Re-Release)90single only
"Here Comes The Rain"6280Leapy Lee
"Little Yellow Aeroplane"63
1970"Good Morning"552996
1971"Just Another Night"87singles only
1973"Helena"
1974"Every Road Leads Back to You"82Every Road Leads Back To You

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Jul-Sep 1939 ; Page 60: PUL-PUR
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 316. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Allmusic discography
  4. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. pp. 242–243. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  5. ^ Comment.independent.co.uk
  6. ^ iTunes

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