Laurie London was born on January 19, 1944 in London, England.  He was just 14 years old when his recording of…HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  became a world-wide hit.  The million-selling single record on Capitol Records (3891) became a huge hit on both the Billboard R&B chart and the Billboard Top 100 chart.

On April 7, 1958 the single charted on the R&B chart and reached #3, holding that spot for 2 weeks.  The single remained on the chart for 11 weeks.  On March 24, 1958…HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  made its Top 100 debut.  The single became a #1 hit record and held the #1 spot for 4 weeks.  Laurie’s hit became one of the biggest hits of 1958 and sold over 1 million copies, earning him a “Gold Record”.  HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  would be Laurie London’s only hit record in the US.

The flip-side of the single…HANDED DOWN, did not chart.

THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS HAPPY TO BRING YOU…LAURIE LONDON…SINGING HIS CLASSIC 1958 #1 MILLION SELLER…”HE’S GOT THE WHOLD WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)”.

He’s Got The Whole World (In His Hands)

Till the next time—Joe

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