Beach Baby – First Class

Australian Charts:
Beach Baby entered the Kent charts on 19 August 1974 and peaked at #11. It was the #60 song on the Top 100 of 1975.

‘Beach Baby’ by British band The First Class was written by John Carter and his wife Gillian (Jill) Shakespeare. The song became the band’s only substantial hit.
Lead singer Tony Burrows attempts to sing in an American accent, reflecting the song’s setting in California.
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“Beach Baby” is yet another Billboard hit by a one-hit-wonder band… but hold on. Doesn’t the lead vocalist sound familiar? That’s because he’s Tony Burrows, a session singer who performed for a number of small bands, including on Edison Lighthouse’s “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” and Brotherhood of Man’s “United We Stand,” among many others. Not such a one-hit-wonder now, is he?
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