Jennifer Eccles

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"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
Chapells Studio, Bond Street[1]
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:40 (album version)
3:04 (single version)
Label UK: Parlophone R5680
US/Can: Epic 10298
Writer(s) Graham Nash
Allan Clarke
Producer(s) Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"King Midas in Reverse"
"Jennifer Eccles"
"Listen to Me"

"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 covered in 1995 by Mark Oliver Everett. It was originally released on the Hollies cover album Sing Hollies in Reverse under his solo moniker, E, before his first release with the band Eels. It was later used as a B-side for Eels' 2001 single, "Souljacker part I" and included on Eels' 2008 compilation album, Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996–2006.[2]

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 had by now left The Hollies, sang backing vocals on this recording.[3]


Chart (1967) Peak
Australia (Go-Set)[4] 10
Austria (Austrian Singles Chart)[5] 5
Canada (RPM Magazine) 19
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart)[7] 17
Norway (VG-Lista)[8] 5
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart)[9] 7
Billboard Hot 100[10] 40


  1. ^ The 30th Anniversary Collection (CD). The Hollies. EMI Records. 1993. D 202205. 
  2. ^ Allmusic entry
  3. ^ "Lily The Pink by The Scaffold". Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Go-Set Australian Charts –22 May 1968". Pop Archives. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Hollies, The > Jennifer Eccles –" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Hollies - Jennifer Eccles". Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  9. ^ "The Hollies - Carrie-Anne". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  10. ^ Jennifer Eccles at AllMusic

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