Laurie London

This is a one-hit person from London England in 1958, who’s song became huge around the world…

Laurie London
Laurie London (born 19 January 1944, Bethnal Green, east London)

Video: He’s got the whole world in his Hands 1958

1.  He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands/ Capitol 3891/ March 1958/ #1 (4)

Laurie London briefly achieved fame as a boy singer in 1957 when he hit the charts with a version of an old spiritual gospel song, He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands.

He was born in Bethnal Green, East London on the 19th of January 1944 and when only 13 years old, he recorded the song He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands with the Geoff Love Orchestra and, although the song performed well in his native Britain, reaching no.12 in November 1957, in the US, it did even better peaking at no.1 for four weeks in April 1958 on the Most played by disc jockey’s chart thereby becoming the first record by a British born artist to top the charts in the rock n roll era.

He never achieved another hit either in the US or the UK. Laurie London sung in both English and German and had several albums released in Europe but effectively he retired from the recording business while still in his teens. ~ Sharon Mawer, All Music Guide.


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