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



Love In Tokyo
Goldfinger
Japan
PYE LL-822 Y
Value: 80

Nice While It Lasted
Once you Know
Japan
PYE LL-744 Y
Value: 85

Petula Clark / Kenny Ball
Anita Harris / Honeycombs: Have I The Right
UK
Piccadilly NEP 34100
Value: 10
HITMAKERS

Santa Claus Is Backin' To Town
Silent Night Holy Night
Japan
PYE LL-826 Y
Value: 100

She's Too Way Out
That's The Way
Denmark
PYE 7N 301
Value: 45

She's Too Way Out
That's The Way
Sweden
PYE 7N 301
Value: 40
BLUE SLEEVE

She's Too Way Out
That's The Way
Sweden
PYE 7N 301
Value: 50
RED SLEEVE

She's Too Way Out
That's The Way
Sweden
PYE 7N 301
Value: 25
YELLOW SLEEVE

She's Too Way Out / That's The Way
Nice While It Lasted / Leslie Ann
Sweden
PYE NEP 5040
Value: 60

Something Better Beginning
I'll See You Tomorrow
Holland
PYE 7N 15827
Value: 20

Something Better Beginning
Me From You
Japan
PYE LL-789 Y
Value: 75

Something Better Beginning
I'll See You Tomorrow
Norway
PYE 7N 15827
Value: 50

Something Better Beginning
If You've Got To Pick A Baby
Sweden
PYE
Value: 70

Something Better Beginning / I'll See You Tomorrow
That's The Way / Can't Get Through You
Spain
PYE PYEP 2079
Value: 55

That's The Way
Can't Get Through You
Holland
PYE 7N 15890
Value: 15

That's The Way
Have I The Right
Japan
PYE JP-427 Y
Value: 25
REISSUE

That's The Way
The Foundations
Japan
PYE MA-86 Y
Value: 10
REISSUE

That's The Way
Colour Slide
Japan
PYE LL-710 Y
Value: 50

That's The Way
She's Too Way Out
Norway
PYE 7N 301
Value: 25

That's The Way / Colour Slide
Have I The Right / I Want To Be Free
Spain
PYE Hispavox HPY 337-02
Value: 60

That's The Way / I Can't Stop
Have I The Right / If You Should
Japan
PYE YSS-149-Y
Value: 50

That's The Way / She's Too Way Out
Colour Slide / This Too Shall Pass Away
UK
PYE NEP 24230
Value: 25

The Searchers
Have I The Right
Germany
PYE Ariola 12244 AT
Value: 20
REISSUE

This Loving Feeling / Kind Of Girls
It's So Hard / Have I The Right
Israel
Piccadilly 17101
Value: 50

This Year Next Year
Not Sleeping Too Well Lately
Holland
PYE 7N 15979
Value: 30

Who Is Sylvia
Who Will I Know
Sweden
PYE 7N 17059
Value: 55

You Should
All Systems Go
Japan
PYE LL-901 Y
Value: 100

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