SONG OF THE DAY–LAURIE LONDON–“HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)”

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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