Tuesday, February 21, 2012

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-White Plains

Artist:White Plains
Song:My Baby Loves Lovin'
Album:25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits: The Ultimate Collection

White Plains is another bubblegum group from the fertile mind of British singer songwriter and producer Tony Burrows. He's also the man behind Edison Lighthouse among others. My Baby Loves Lovin' was a top 20 hit in 1970. Burrows left and the group wasn't very successful. White Plains came out of the late 60s band The Flower Pot Men. They had a hit in England with Let's Go To San Francisco in 1967. Like a lot of Burrows' groups, they were a studio band and weren't supposed to tour. Burrows brought in the songwriting and producing team of Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway to work on The Flower Pot Men. He knew them from his old group The Kestrels. They decided to change the band name to White Plains though they used the same musicians. My Baby Loves Lovin' was a top ten hit in England and reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. Burrows sang lead on the song just as he had with Edison Lighthouse. In fact, Burrows appeared three times on a 1970 episode of Top Of The Pops with White Plains, Edison Lighthouse and The Pipkins. Burrows left White Plains soon after. Cook and Greenaway continued to produce White Plains with little success and the group ended in 1973. And a lot of White Plains resurfaced with the 1974 First Class hit Beach Baby. You can get My Baby Loves Lovin' on this various artists comp from Varese. My Baby Loves Lovin' got a big boost when it was on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. So the song is still memorable today. Here's the video for My Baby Loves Lovin' by White Plains.

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