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The Tony Macauley/Barry Mason composition 'Love Grows' provided the first breakthrough for session singer Tony Burrows and Edison Lighthouse in 1970, selling 4.5 million copies worldwide. While Tony Burrow's success continued with White Plains, Brotherhood of Man, and First Class, his original backing group toured briefly under the name Edison.
Tony Macauley meanwhile retained the name Edison Lighthouse, and found another line-up for touring and recording. "It's up to you Petula" provided a second hit in 1971, and this line-up maintained the success with live appearances entertaining audiences around the world and building a reputation for providing Top Class Entertainment. Edison Lighthouse have numerous accolades including being voted The Best 60's Band at the Butlins Festival of the 60s, which is the biggest event of its kind in the country. The band performs at most of the UKs prestigious venues and holiday centres and has worked regularly for for Cunard on the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.
Since the early 1970s, the band has featured Brian Huggins, the band's lead vocalist, and front-man,
Peter Butt, on Bass Guitar and vocals,
With Dick Judd on drums/vocals, being replaced in 2013 by seasoned player and premier drums endorsee Stephane Booroff. Mark Forton joined the band in 2020 to present day. Mark is also an accomplished session player and worked on our 2022 recording, 'Love Grows in Rosemary's Disco' for Island Records.
Rick Foster, our lead guitarist/ vocals and songwriter, was replaced by multi-instrumentalist, Rick
Piggott completing the line-up.
A special mention to Dave Tewes, for all of his help with gigs and in the studio.
The fact that Edison Lighthouse is still in demand as a live act is a testimony of their ability to entertain and engage any audience.
Today's a Tomorrow, 1973
Was written for the Band by Georgio Moroder and sung by Edison Lighthouse singer, Brian Huggins.
Funny How Love Can be, 1976
Was written by Ken Lewis and John Carter for The lvy League. Edison Lighthouse released this track in Sweden, 1976 on their 'Love Grows' album, sung by Edison Lighthouse Lead Singer, Brian Huggins,
Bass & Vocalist, Peter Butt,
and former Edison Lighthouse Guitarist, Rick Foster.
Did You Boogie - 1976
Hit The Road - 1976
Never Be Anyone Else But You - 1976
Let's Go To San Francisco - 1976
The Moment We Met - 1976
On A Plane To Nowhere - 1976
Sing Baby Sing - 1976
Barbara Ann - 1976
You Got The Love - 1976
So Sad - 1979
Available to stream & download on Itunes and Spotify.