RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
THE HONEYCOMBS
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One night the group, known then as The Sheratons, was playing in a London pub. In the audience were Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, a very prolific British songwriting team, who later wrote hits for such artists as Lulu, Elvis Presley, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich and Petula Clark. Howard and Blaikley,liked what they saw and suggested the band might like to hear some of their material. The band had an upcoming audition with indie record producer Joe Meek, whom most notably had produced The Tornados and composed their number one hit "Telstar" in 1962 and were eager for some new material. At the audition in Meek's studio in Holloway Road, they played Howard and Blaikley's "Have I the Right?" which Meek recorded. The group's founder Martin Murray had worked as a hairdresser, Honey Lantree being his assistant. They decided to combine his profession with the name of the drummer and changed their name to The Honeycombs. Their most distinguishing mark was their female drummer, Honey Lantree. They were signed to the Pye record label. After proving a 'sleeper' for seven weeks the record took off in summer 1964 reaching the number one spot around the world and selling over 2 million records. It was Meek's final hit in the United States, where it was issued on the Interphon label. The Honeycombs were managed by Howard and Blaikley who went on to write more successes for them. They were especially successful in Sweden and in Japan. The Honeycombs line-up changed in 1966 and the group became known as the New Honeycombs. Further singles were recorded at Joe Meek's studio and were released on the Pye label.

MEMBERS:

Denis "D'Ell" Dalziel - Vocals
Ann "Honey" Lantree - Drums
Martin Murray replaced by Peter Pye - Rhythm Guitar
John Lantree - Bass
Alan Ward - Lead Guitar

BEST LINK:

The Honeycombs Official website



Colour Slide / She's Too Way Out
Nice While It Lasted / That's The Way
France
PYE PNV 24126
Value: 60

Eyes
If You've Got To Pick A Baby
Holland
PYE 7N 15736
Value: 45

Hab' Ich Das Recht
Du Sollst Nicht Traurig Sein
Germany
PYE Vogue DV 14210
Value: 125

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Denmark
PYE 7N 15664
Value: 20

Have I The Right
I Can't Stop
Germany
PRT 101940-100
Value: 5
REISSUE

Have I The Right
The Searchers
Germany
PYE 17893 AT
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REISSUE

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Germany
PYE DV 14899
Value: 35

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Germany
PYE Vogue DV 14205
Value: 25
BLUE TITLE

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Germany
PYE Vogue DV 14205
Value: 60
PINK TITLE

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Holland
PYE 7N 15664
Value: 15

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Italy
PYE 45NP 5048
Value: 30

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Japan
PYE LL-677 Y
Value: 20

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Norway
PYE 7N 15664
Value: 40

Have I The Right
Please Don't pretend Again
Sweden
PYE 7N 15664
Value: 40

Have I The Right / Goldfinger
If You Should / Colour Slide
Japan
PYE LSS-363 Y
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Have I The Right / I Can't Stop
That's The Way / She Ain't Coming Back
Mexico
PYE Gamma GX 07-240
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Have I The Right / Please Don't pretend Again
The Kinks
France
PYE PNV 24122
Value: 35

Have I The Right / Please Don't pretend Again
Without You It Is Night / Nice While It Lasted
Spain
PYE PYEP 2061
Value: 50

Hurricane
Music Train
Japan
PYE LL-827 Y
Value: 80

I Can't Stop
How The Mighty Have Fallen
Denmark
PYE 7N 303
Value: 35

I Can't Stop
How The Mighty Have Fallen
Germany
PYE Vogue DV 14290
Value: 30

I Can't Stop
Colour Slide
Holland
PYE 7N H107
Value: 35

I Can't Stop
Can't Get Through You
Italy
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Value: 35

I Can't Stop
Without You It Is Night
Japan
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Value: 40

I Can't Stop
How The Mighty Have Fallen
Sweden
PYE 7N 303
Value: 35

I Can't Stop
I'll Cry Tomorrow
USA
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Value: 20

I Can't Stop / How The Mighty Have Fallen
I Don't Love You No More / I'll See You Tomorrow
Spain
PYE PYEP 2073
Value: 40

I Don't Love You No More
I'll See You Tomorrow
Denmark
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Value: 40

I Don't Love You No More
I'll See You Tomorrow
Holland
PYE 7N 15781
Value: 50

I Don't Love You No More
If You've Got To Pick A Baby
Japan
PYE LL-769 Y
Value: 65

I Don't Love You No More
I'll See You Tomorrow
Sweden
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Value: 40

I Want To Be Free
Is It Because
Italy
PYE 45NP 5051
Value: 50

Is It Because
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Germany
PYE Vogue DV 14235
Value: 35

Is It Because
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Holland
PYE 7N 15705
Value: 40

Is It Because
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Japan
PYE LL-693 Y
Value: 80

Is It Because
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Sweden
PYE 7N 15705
Value: 40

Is It Because / I'll Cry Tomorrow
Eyes / If You've Got To Pick A Baby
Spain
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Value: 45

It's So Hard
I Fell In Love
Germany
PYE HT 300016
Value: 75

It's So Hard
I Fell In Love
Holland
PYE 7N 17138
Value: 55

It's So Hard
I Fell In Love
Sweden
PYE 7N 17138
Value: 60

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