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White Plains' BBC Recordings

White Plains' BBC Recordings



The following recordings were broadcast on BBC Radio 1's Top Of The Pops programme, hosted by Brian Matthews. This programme was recorded for the BBC Transcription Services and was meant for broadcast in overseas markets, namely the United States and Australia. These shows were not broadcast in the UK. The programme, which had it's start in late 1964, featured live recordings and BBC sessions which were originally aired on other radio and television programmes. They were compiled into an hour show (later a half hour), which also featured Brian interviewing one of the featured artists.
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Episode # 285 (broadcast May 1970)
This episode features BBC studio recordings of "My Baby Loves Lovin'" and "I've Got You On My Mind". "My Baby Loves Lovin'" was most likely recorded earlier in the year, as it features Producer Roger Greenaway on lead vocals. The…

White Plains Gigs (1970-1974)

White Plains Gigs (1970-1974)

1970
24 April 1970 (Friday) - Shrewsbury Music Hall, Shrewsbury, UK
25 April 1970 (Saturday) - Copamo, Oswestry, UK
29 April 1970 (Wednesday) - Rebecca's, Birmingham, UK
1 May 1970 (Friday) - Flamingo, Hereford, UK
3 May 1970 (Sunday) - NME Poll-Winners All-Star Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, UK
Week of 3 May 1970 - Doubling at Tito's, Stockton (venue changed from previously announced La Dolce Vita, Newcastle) and Latino, South Shields, UK
4 June 1970 (Thursday) - Record Mirror's Extravaganza '70, Empire Hall at Olympia, London, UK
11 June 1970 (Thursday) - Drogheda, Ireland
12 June 1970 (Friday) - Magilligan, Northern Ireland
13 June 1970 (Saturday) - Bray, Ireland
14 June 1970 (Sunday) - Strabane, Northern Ireland
13 November 1970 (Friday) - Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland
21 November 1970 (Saturday) - Whitchurch Civic Centre, Whitchurch, UK
28 November 1970 (Saturday) - Welshpool Town Hall, Welshpool, UK
4 December 1970 (Friday) - Hereford Coll…

Sheet Music, Programmes, Magazine Posters, etc. (1970-1974)

NME Poll-Winners All-Star Concert 1969-1970 Programme (3rd May 1970)








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WHITE PLAINS THE saga of Tony Burrows, Roger Greenaway, session men et al. continues with WHITE PLAINS, the group which bounded up the chart with the (yes here they come again) Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook song "My Baby Loves Lovin'". It's all a bit confusing, even for the press people at Decca, the group's label, where they admit they can't keep track of what's going on in the group. 
To start at the beginning, White Plains emerged last August out of the Flowerpot Men--remember their "Let's Go To San Francisco" flower power smash. Tony Burrows, Peter Nelson and Robin Shaw were members of that group, bringing in Roger Greenaway when they changed their name and made "My Baby Loves Lovin'."
Tony of course was also a member of Edison Lighthouse and still is a part of the Brotherhood Of Man and half the Pipkins, both of whom are appearing here today, while Roge…

Magazine Articles, Reviews, Ads, etc. (1970-1974)

Magazine Articles, Reviews, Ads, etc. (1970-1974)

3 January 1970, New Musical Express


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Happy New Year! The first of our 1970 singles is by a group called WHITE PLAINS, and it's a number written and produced by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook, titled 'My baby loves lovin'. It's a tremendous catchy tune with nicely interwoven vocal harmonies and a super arrangement -- a very lively and wideawake sound. It's on Deram, and the number is DM 280.






14 February 1970, New Musical Express

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TWO NEW GROUPS WITH MUCH IN COMMON THERE seems to be a certain amount of cross-pollination between the White Plains and Brotherhood Of Man groups, who enter the NME Chart at Nos. 24 and 29 respectively. The White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin'" was written and produced by Rogers Cook and Greenaway. Greenaway also sings lead on the record but he doesn't plan to tour with the group. He just wants to make records with them. The rest of the unit consists of Tony Burrows (…