Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

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"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
Single by Edison Lighthouse
B-side"Every Lonely Day"
ReleasedJanuary 1970 (UK)
21 February 1970 (US)
RecordedEngland, November 1969
GenrePop rock
Length2:51
LabelBell Records
Writer(s)Tony Macaulay / Barry Mason
 
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"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
Single by Edison Lighthouse
B-side"Every Lonely Day"
ReleasedJanuary 1970 (UK)
21 February 1970 (US)
RecordedEngland, November 1969
GenrePop rock
Length2:51
LabelBell Records
Writer(s)Tony Macaulay / Barry Mason

"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" is a popular song by "one-hit wonder" Edison Lighthouse. The single hit the number one spot on the UK singles chart on the week ending on 31 January 1970, where it remained for a total of five weeks.

Song profile[edit]

"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" was written by Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. Essentially, they were a studio group with prolific session singer Tony Burrows providing the vocals. When the song became a hit, a group needed to be assembled rapidly to feature the song on Top Of The Pops, a popular TV show. Sylvan Whittingham found a group called Greenfields and brought them to the auditions a week before their appearance on Top of the Pops. Once chosen and rehearsed, they appeared on the show as 'Edison Lighthouse' to mime to the fastest climbing number 1 hit record in history. Burrows sang the song on the programme during his third appearance on the same show with three different groups. It reached number 5 on US pop chart, number 3 in Canada, and number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for five weeks in January and February 1970.

In an interview in 2003, Rob Grill of The Grass Roots said that the song had been offered to them, but they turned it down.

Cover versions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  2. ^ Super Hits Of The 70's
Preceded by
"Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris
UK Singles Chart number-one single
January 31, 1970 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Wand'rin' Star" by Lee Marvin