It's a bit like early modern history, I suppose. I noticed this album cover on Hank's Dreams - link to left - a blog where Hank tracks down curious, offbeat and otherwise interesting visual images and posts them. This is a compilation album cover (from Pye who - yes Hank - were a majpr UK record label at the time). I posted a clip from the Shangri La's Remember - Walkin in the Sand yesterday. I'm back to raid it for more early modern rock.
Okay, first up is the Honeycombs and Have I the Right? The drummer was called Honey, hence the band's name. Apparently the producer for this track - Joe Meek - had the band stamping on the stairs at his home and also hitting the bathroom floor with a broom!
I'm must say the that visual quality of these clips is seriously impressive. I'll resist the temptation to put Needles And Pins up. Stick to the stuff on the album cover!
Eek! Jimmy Savile momentarily appears! The Rockin' Berries are probably pretty obscure now but, like the Searchers, seem to be still going with the inevitable changes in lineup. They were from Birmingham yenno. Carole King wrote this song. Now back to work...