Burrows started out in music as a teenager in the mid 1950s, amid the skiffle boom in England, he turned professional In the early 1960 and became a member of The Kestrels, formed with three school friends and later adding a fourth member, with little charting success they disbanded in 1965. He joined The Ivy League (unfortunately after their hit-making days) and was still with them when they transformed into The Flower Pot Men. Having really only ever had the one significant hit, "Let's Go to San Francisco", reaching number four in the UK chart in 1967. The Flower Pot Men dated quickly and transformed themselves yet again to become White Plains, Burrows vocal talents helped them chart another hit. Burrows simultaneously worked with Brotherhood Of Man for a few sessions, that charted another hit for Burrows. At the same time he got together with other friends and sang lead on a silly song originally meant for a children's record and was credited to The Pipkins. The collaboration between friends under the 'guise of a group called Edison lighthouse produce another top 10 hit for Burrows. He actually holds a Guinness World Record of having four records in the British Top Ten at once, all under different names.
- White Plains - "My Baby Loves Lovin'"
- The Pipkins - "Gimme Dat Ding"
- Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
- The Brotherhood of Man - "United We Stand"
Later a studio creation hit "Beach Baby" was credited to The First Class in 1974 charting in the top 10 in both in UK and USA.
Burrows sang with Domino, Touch, Magic, Original Cast, and West End Boys, as well as his own, without any chart success. He recorded several singles under his own name, among them "Melanie Makes Me Smile", "The Humming Song", and "Hand Me Down Man". His previous popularity actually working against him.
Burrows also recorded as a session singer with Elton John, Cliff Richard, and James Last. Be sure to check out the hyperlinked groups above on the various pages & alpha listings, as only the tracks in which Burrows featured are listed here.