tony burrows: funny how love can be
Tony Burrows is one of the great British session vocalists in the history of bubblegum pop.
Starting out in skiffle groups in the 1950s, he is better known as the voice behind the Flower Pot Men; Edison Lighthouse; White Plains; Pipkins; The First Class; and the abysmal Brotherhood Of Man, one-time winners of the Eurovision Song Contest.
And this group, The Ivy League, which would evolve into the Flower Pot Men by 1967 to cash-in on the Haight Ashbury experience with their global hit, \”Let\’s Go To San Francisco\”.
Written by Birmingham friends, John Carter and Ken Lewis, this song has it all in spades. Genuine Working Men\’s Club talent from the days when there actually was such a thing.
▼ THE IVY LEAGUE: FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN BE from \”Funny How Love Can Be b/w Lonely Room\” 45 (Piccadilly) 1965 (UK)