Label: Parlophone - PMC 1133 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Pop •
On leaving the RAF inhe held a number of jobs including comedian, singer and in advertising. He began song-writing, and inwith the help of contacts made in the advertising business a demo of one of his songs was heard by a record producer. He found real fame as a composer with the instrumental" A House A Car And A Wedding Ring - Jerry Lordan - All My Own Work ". It was originally recorded by Bert Weedonbut Lordan did not like the version.
Weedon's label, Top Rankdid not release it immediately. When the rest of the band heard it, they agreed to record it. It was released in July and hit number one in August, staying at the top for five weeks.
Lordan gave up singing for full-time writing. He wrote the Shadows' UK number one hit " Wonderful Land " and their hits "Atlantis" which reached number two in and "Mary Anne" a rare vocal single from the group. By the end of the s, the success was largely over and personal difficulties dogged Lordan through the s. Later he made a brief foray in acting, appearing in the sex comedyCome Play With Me.
The film was directed by his neighbour, George Harrison Marks. In the s Lordan remarried and started to write again, although his songs were never published. Lordan died in July in Shrewsbury Hospital, Shropshirefrom acute renal failureaged From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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