As good a parody as "Leader of the Laundromat" was, it wasn't the kind of hit upon which a career could be built. That hit was there to be milked, though, so the Detergents quickly got an album into the market, leading off with "Leader of the Laundromat" of course.
For anyone in their mid-teens in the mid-5Os, and into music, it had to be rock'n'roll - American rock'n roll. There was no British equivalent to the sound. In the UK, it was Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Platters, Alan Freed, Radio Luxembourg, Voice Of America.