Leapy Lee


Leapy Lee

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Birth_name = Graham Pulleyblank
Alias = Lee Graham
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Origin = Eastbourne, England
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Leapy Lee (born Graham Pulleyblank, but later changed his name to Lee Graham, 2 July 1939, Eastbourne, England [UK Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Jul-Sep 1939 ; Page 60: PUL-PUR] ) is a singer, best known for his 1968 hit "Little Arrows", which reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.cite book
first= David
last= Roberts
year= 2006
title= British Hit Singles & Albums
edition= 19th
publisher= Guinness World Records Limited
location= London
pages= p. 316
id= ISBN 1-904994-10-5
]

Career

The song "Little Arrows", written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, was also the title track of his first album, released in 1968 on Decca Records. It reached Number 71 in the Billboard Hot 200 album chart. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fpfuxqr5ldje~T5 All Music Guide discography] ]

"Little Arrows" became a hit in the UK reaching Number 2 for the then new MCA Records. In the United States, the song reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #11 on the country chart. Although he never reached the United States pop charts again, Lee had two more country hits there with "Good Morning" in 1970 and "Every Road Leads Back To You" in 1975.

Later, Lee was imprisoned following a fracas in a pub in Sunningdale, Berkshire with Alan Lake, the husband of actress Diana Dors.Fact|date=June 2008

After his release he lived in Saudi Arabia, before opening a bar with Andrew Ray, the son of English comedian Ted Ray, in Majorca, Spain. Lee still lives in Majorca, at Santa Ponsa,Fact|date=June 2008 and has recently published the first two parts of his autobiographical trilogy. He featured on the third episode of season nineteen of BBC Television's "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" in 2006.

Between 1999 and 2001 Lee and his family, notably the twins in latter editions, featured prominently in the BBC Television series "Passport to the Sun", fronted firstly by Liza Tarbuck then Nadia Sawalha.
As of 2006 Lee is also a regular columnist with the Euro Weekly News, an English newspaper in the Costa del Sol, Spain. [ [http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article1223337.ece Comment.independent.co.uk] ]

Lee is recording a 40th anniversary album to celebrate his first worldwide hit due for release in Summer 2008. Among the songs, produced by Prague based producer Joe Wakeford, is a new version of "Little Arrows" (Albert Hammond's first major hit as a songwriter). [ [http://www.halfpennystudios.com/leapylee Halfpennystudios.com] ]

ee also

*List of British pop musicians of the 1960s
*List of 1960s one-hit wonders in the United States
*List of Identity Parade guests on Never Mind the Buzzcocks
*List of NME covers
*List of performers on Top of the Pops

References

External links

* [http://www.halfpennystudios.com/leapylee Leapy Lee 40th Anniversary website]
* [http://www.leapylee.co.uk Leapy Lee website]
* [http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Leapy-Lee.html Leapy Lee biography at Oldies.com]


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