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
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"
(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 had by now left the Hollies, sang backing vocals on this recording; Nash had been married to Rose Eccles from 1964 until 1966.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Australia (Go-Set)[3] 10
Austria (Austrian Singles Chart)[4] 5
Canada (RPM Magazine) 19
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart)[6] 17
Norway (VG-Lista)[7] 5
United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart)[8] 7
Billboard Hot 100[9] 40

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

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

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