Hey Girl (Small Faces song)

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"Hey Girl"
Hey Girl (Small Faces song) coverart.jpg
Single by Small Faces
from the album From the Beginning
B-side"Almost Grown"
Released6 May 1966
RecordedPye Studios, London
GenreRock, rhythm and blues, beat
LabelDecca (US Press Records)
Songwriter(s)Steve Marriott
Ronnie Lane
Small Faces singles chronology
"Hey Girl"
"All or Nothing"

"Hey Girl" was the fourth song release by popular British R&B group Small Faces. The song reached number ten on the UK Singles Charts in 1966.

Song profile[edit]

"Hey Girl" was released on 6 May 1966 with the B-side "Almost Grown". The song was written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane and was a compromise between the band and their manager, Don Arden, as Arden wanted a very commercial sounding song. A week later the groups' debut album on Decca Small Faces hit the UK charts reaching number 3.

After the success of "Hey Girl" an employee of Robert Stigwood's management company contacted the band to see where they stood.[clarification needed] When Don Arden found out, he, along with four "heavies," visited Stigwood's London offices and Arden hung Stigwood by his legs from a balcony window[1] and threatened violence if he interfered with his bands ever again. The story would become common knowledge around the music industry, cementing Arden's tough man reputation.[2]


Small Faces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Don Arden Interview, Daily Mail
  2. ^ Steve Marriott, All Too Beautiful, p.114

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