A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH LEAPY LEE
GOLDMINE|March 2021
On vacation on the Costa del Sol in Spain, I happened across an English language newspaper named The Euro Weekly News. There was an article signed by Leapy Lee. I wondered, “How many Leapy Lees can there be in this world?” An email address was attached. I contacted him and indeed, it was the British singer of “Little Arrows” fame. “Little Arrows,” an international country rock hit in 1968, made it to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold three million copies worldwide. I set out to find what Leapy Lee has been doing since 1968.
TOM PRESTOPNIK

GOLDMINE: I understand that you are currently living in the city of Santa Ponsa on the island of Mallorca off the southern coast of Spain, and you run a night club known as Leapy’s Bar.

LEAPY LEE: I still live in Santa Ponsa. I no longer have, nor want, the club. I do cabaret in a number of hotels and have my own radio show, Ex-Pat Radio, three times a week and have also been writing a column in Spain’s largest English language newspaper, The Euro Weekly News, for nearly 20 years.

GM: Are you recording new music?

LL: I recently released my 50th anniversary CD, which, along with my album Drift Away, is available on Amazon, along with my three autobiographical books.

GM: Besides your monster hit “Little Arrows,” you had a few other hits in the USA, U.K. and Australia. Any comments on other recordings in other countries?

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