"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 and the title is a combination of their names (Allan Clarke's wife Jennifer née Bowstead and Graham Nash's wife Rose née Eccles) and 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.
|Single by The Hollies|
|Released||22 March 1968 (UK)|
|Recorded||3 & 22 February 1968|
|Studio||Chappell's & EMI Studios, London|
|Length||2:40 (album version)|
3:04 (single version)
|Label||UK: Parlophone R5680|
US/Can: Epic 10298
|The Hollies singles chronology|
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 left the Hollies in December 1968, sang backing vocals on this recording; Nash had been married to Rose Eccles from 1964 until 1966.
|Austria (Austrian Singles Chart)||5|
|Canada (RPM Magazine)||19|
|West Germany (Official German Charts)||8|
|Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart)||17|
|United Kingdom (UK Singles Chart)||7|
|Billboard Hot 100||40|
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