5 JULY 1966
The album featured eight songs written by ‘L. Ransford’, which was the joint songwriting pseudonym for three of the guys from the Hollies (Clarke, Nash and Hicks), who were also in the studio backing band for the recordings. Jimmy Page and a young Elton John are also said to have played on these sessions.
The album also featured covers of two songs that had already been #1 hits for British artists in 1966 - ‘Somebody Help Me’ from the Spencer Davis Group, and Manfred Mann’s ‘Pretty Flamingo’. Unfortunately the album and the singles taken from it failed to chart. Still, it does provide a good example of how some of the bigger stars of the 1950s were faring by the mid-‘60s.