Up On The Roof – Kenny Lynch (1962)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Up On The Roof by Kenny Lynch. The record was released in 1962, on the His Master’s Voice record label and has been reworked into a Roofer working on a roof.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of the Kenny Lynch, Roofing, Roofers, 60’s pop Music  or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Up On The Roof
Media Artist/s: Kenny Lynch
Record Label: His Master’s Voice
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Pop

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Additional information about this, Kenny Lynch. vinyl art.

Kenny Lynch – The Artist

Kenneth Lynch or more commonly known as Kenny Lunch, OBE (1938 – 2019) was an English singer, songwriter, entertainer, and actor. He appeared in many variety shows in the 1960s. At the time, he was among the few black singers in British pop music. He was appointed an OBE in the 1970 New Year Honours list. Before Lynch had several UK hit singles in the early 1960s, he released “Twist Me Pretty Baby” with Bert Weedon in 1962. Two top ten hits were “Up on the Roof”, in January 1963; and “You Can Never Stop Me Loving You”, in August, 1963. He is also known for a single release of “Misery”, the first cover version of a Beatles song to be released. Lynch also wrote songs for others including actress Linda Thorson, Small Faces’ No. 3 UK hit “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” and Cilla Black’s No. 5 UK hit “Love’s Just a Broken Heart”, in collaboration with American songwriter Mort Shuman. “You’d Better Believe It” (co-written with Jerry Ragavoy) and “Sorry She’s Mine”, which also appeared on the Small Faces’ 1966 debut album, were both Lynch works. Lynch oversaw the production for Hylda Baker and Arthur Mullard’s comedy version of “You’re the One That I Want”, which reached 22 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1978 In addition to singing, Lynch appeared on television programmes including Celebrity Squares, Mooncat & Co., Room at the Bottom, Bullseye and Curry and Chips. He also appeared on Z-Cars, The Sweeney, Till Death Us Do Part and Treasure Hunt.

Up On The Roof – The Song

‘Up On The Roofis a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and originally recorded in 1962 by The Drifters. Released late that year, the disc became a major hit in early 1963. This is the UK cover version performed by singer Kenny Lynch, whose version was also released in 1962.

The Roofer – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the silhouette of  a roofer working on a roof. A roofer, roof mechanic, or roofing contractor is a tradesperson who specialises in roof construction. Roofers replace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings, using a variety of materials, including shingles, bitumen, and metal. Roofing work can be physically demanding because it may involve heavy lifting, climbing, bending, and kneeling, often in extreme weather conditions. Roofers are also vulnerable to falls from heights due to working at elevated heights. 


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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