Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Laurie London

Laurie LondonDippy looking kid.

He was 13 when he had his one and only hit, and I guess that would make him the Donny Osmond of his day, except that he was not marketed as a preteen heartthrob, and he was English, and his only hit was a spiritual, so I really he wasn’t like Donny Osmond at all.

This is another track from The Roots Of British Rock.

Laurie London:

He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – A spiritual of sorts, nondenominational. Number 1 in the spring of 1958. Has the distinction of being the only spiritual, and allegedly the first UK record, to reach number 1. It just proves that there was a time when anything could be in the top 40, and anything could even reach number 1.

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