A 13 year old British teen named Laurie London had the most played
song in the US with an up-tempo version of the Gospel song "He’s Got
The Whole World In His Hands". Although the record was a hit on both
sides of the Atlantic, none of London’s follow-up releases made the
Top 100 in America, nor made much of a splash in the UK.
By 1966, he would leave the music business to run a hotel called The
Angel, in Petworth, West Sussex. London turned 69 in January.