Years: 1969 - 1976
Styles: Bubblegum Rock, Pop Rock
Peter Nelson - Piano
Robin Shaw - Bass Guitar
Neil Landon - Guitar
Tony Burrows - Vocals (in band: 1969)
Robin Box - Lead guitar
Roger Hills - Drums
David Kerr-Clemenson - Bass Guitar
Roger (Tex) Marsh - Percussion
Ricky Wolff - Flute, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone (in band: 1969 - 1973)
Ron Reynolds - Organ (in band: 1973 - 1976)
White Plains were a British pop music group, that existed from 1969 to 1976. They had an ever-changing lineup of musicians and five UK hit singles, all on the Deram Records label, in the early 1970s.
White Plains evolved from the late 1960s pop/psychedelic band The Flower Pot Men, composed of Tony Burrows, Pete Nelson, and Robin Shaw together with Neil Landon (who went to Fat Mattress). The band was primarily a studio project led by John Carter. The last single of the Flower Pot Men for Deram Records was composed by Roger Greenaway and was an attempt at a hit single in the style of the then popular Love Affair called "In A Moment of Madness". The single did no tchart and for the next single the band's name was changed to White Plains.
The group's top-selling song "My Baby Loves Lovin'", was recorded on 26 October 1969, and was released on 9 January 1970 on the Decca Records imprint, Deram Records. The song has been featured on many CDs, including a White Plains compilation and The Voice of Tony Burrows, a compilation of hits sung by Burrows under the various group names. The full-length album version of "My Baby Loves Lovin'" has never been featured on any CD.
"I've Got You On My Mind" was a UK hit, reaching number 17. The 1973 hit "Step into a Dream" was used in the British television commercials for Butlins' holiday camps. Burrows, Nelson, and Shaw met again in 1974 in First Class, another John Carter project that scored worldwide with their single, "Beach Baby".
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