LEANING ON A LAMP POST

Latest update on 17/08/2018

Artist: Val Rosing
Author: Noel Gay
Label: Regal Zonophone
Year: 1937

In British film Feather Your Nest, fiftien minutes before George Formby's version. Val was the man who sang Teddy Bear's Picnic. The same year Gay's biggest hit The Lambeth Walk caused a sensation in his West End musical Me And My Gal. When re-staged on Broadway in 1986, four Noel Gay songs were added including this one, causing puzzlement any time this so-called Herman's Hermits tune was recognized.

Covers:

1937:

George Formby [in same film; Formby plays the clumsy studio guy who dropped the original Val Rosing recording, forcing him to cut his own version; all four Beatles were Formby fans; the banjo outro of Free As A Bird (see there) sounds a lot like the one in Leaning On A Lamp Post]

1963:

Kenny Lynch

1966:

Herman's Hermits [top 10 US; following Formby's example]

2007:

Beth Rowley

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