Throwback Brit song of the day

I was going to post a b side here at this time. I started thinking of a Hollies tune, “Jennifer Eccles”. I chose instead to post the A side, the song Jennifer Eccles.

“Jennifer Eccles”
Single by The Hollies
B-side UK: “Open Up Your Eyes”
US: “Try It”
Released 22 March 1968 (UK)
Format 7″
Recorded 3 February 1968
Chappell Studio, London [1]
Genre Pop
Length 2:40 (album version)
3:04 (single version)
Label UK: Parlophone R5680
US/Can: Epic 10298
Songwriter(s) Graham Nash
Allan Clarke
Producer(s) Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
King Midas in Reverse
(1967)
Jennifer Eccles
(1968)
Listen to Me
(1968)

Jennifer Eccles” is a 1968 single by the Hollies. It was released with the B-side Open Up Your Eyes on the Parlophone label, Catalogue number R5680. The song reached #7 on the UK singles chart in March 1968. Around the same time, it was released in the US with a different B-side, “Try It”, and reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by members of the band with input from their wives after criticism of “King Midas in Reverse” and was a return to the popular format that had been commercially successful though not necessarily lyrically sophisticated.

Jennifer Eccles (who had “terrible freckles”) also features in the song “Lily the Pink” by The Scaffold; the reference is an in-joke, as Graham Nash, who left the Hollies in December 1968, sang backing vocals on this recording; Nash had been married to Rose Eccles from 1964 until 1966.[2]

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