RUN TO THE SUN with South Shields born singer & songwriter Vincent Edwards

Originally from South Shields, but for the past 26 years living in Germany, singer & songwriter Vincent Edwards first featured on the blog back in August 2020 talking about his music career (link below). 

Notably his 1975 top 10 UK chart hit, and in 1976 a USA #2 with ‘Right Back Where We Started From’ sung by British soul singer Maxine Nightingale. In this post Edwards looks back to another of his singles.

I was in the London show Hair and had a record out from it called Aquarius, on United Artists. At the same time a song Run to the Sun was written with a very dear friend and writing partner Pierre Tubbs back in ’68. We recorded it first under the name Owl in Central Sound studio, Denmark Street, London. It became a bit of a cult amongst the hippy generation.

During my time in Hair I signed to CBS records and my first record for them came about with the help of Richard Harris.

(Irish stage & screen actor, sang McArthur Park a hit in UK & USA 1968. The song is better known for the Donna Summer hit).

He had seen me in the show, we got together and I played him Run to the Sun, I thought he would like it. He did and we re-recorded the song in London’s Pye studios with his brother and good soul Dermot Harris producing.

CBS pushed the promotion around Europe where the record charted in most countries especially Holland and Belgium. It still gets played quite a bit on ‘Blast from the Past’ radio stations. The music video was filmed on a beach in Holland at 8am. It was pretty cold but I was used to it having spent my childhood on South Shields beach. Happy days, great memories.

Check it on this You Tube link.

Run to the Sun – J.Vincent Edwards – YouTube

Interview from August 2020BACK WHERE HE STARTED FROM with singer & songwriter Vinny Edwards | ALIKIVI (garyalikivi.com)

Chart information from Discogs.

Interview by Gary Alikivi  May 2021.