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White Plains was a British pop music studio group with ever-changing members that became famous during the early 1970s. They are best known for the ebullient bubblegum classic, "My Baby Loves Lovin'" (1970).

First known as The Flower Pot Men, a late 1960s psychedelic pop studio group created by John Carter and Ken Lewis, the original core lineup included lead singer Tony Burrows and backing vocalists Neil Landon (July 26, 1941 - March 26, 2020), Pete Nelson, and Robin Shaw. In addition to providing backup for The Who and other top acts, The Flower Pot Men had a Top 5 hit in the U.K. in 1967 with "Let's Go To San Francisco" before changing their name to White Plains and switching to bubblegum pop. Other members included lead guitarist Robin Box and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Wolf (guitars, keyboards, flute, saxophone) who, on occasion, also provided lead and backing vocals.

White Plains debuted in 1970 with the Roger Cook/Roger Greenaway-penned "My Baby Loves Lovin'" which made the U.S. Pop/Rock Top 20 and also became a top hit in the U.K., Australia, Canada, and several other countries worldwide. Although they had only one other charting song in the U.S. with "Lovin' You Baby" (1970), their hits continued into the early 1970s on the U.K. charts with "I've Got You On My Mind" (1970), a cover of Bobby Sherman's "Julie Do Ya Love Me" (1970), "When You Are A King" (1971), and "Step Into A Dream" (1973). Other songs for which White Plains became well known include the full length version of "My Baby Loves Lovin'" which is included on the group's 1970 album of the same name.

White Plains continued to perform and record through the mid 1970s with numerous personnel changes before finally disbanding in 1976. Tony Burrows left in late 1969 after the completion of "My Baby Loves Lovin'" and also fronted The Brotherhood Of Man, Edison Lighthouse, First Class, and The Pipkins. He has continued his career as a highly sought-after session singer to the present day, providing backup for such artists as Elton John, Cliff Richard, and James Last. He was honored in 2011 by the Ivors Academy (formerly BASCA) with a Gold Badge Award for his contributions to music.



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