100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Have I The Right- The Honeycombs. The Honeycombs were a rock and roll band formed in North London in 1963. The group included a rarity for that era- a female drummer in Anne ‘Honey’ Lantree. ‘Have I The Right’ would be their only hit in the US- and it was a big one reaching #5. It sent to #1 in the UK. As far as ‘Have I The Right’ goes- music critic Tom Ewing claims that the song “invents” post- punk’ “which is to say, when I listen to the instrumental break on this record, bright guitar and sharp keyboard slicing tuneless chunks out of each other, it’s not 1964 I’m hearing.’
The song was recorded in the apartment of legendary English producer Joe Meek’s apartment- where two other #1 hits were recorded- 1961’s- Johnny Remember Me’ by John Leyton and 1962’s ‘Telstar’ by The Tornados.
- Single: ‘Have I The Right’- The Honeycombs
- Record Company- Interphon
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Alan Blaikley and Ken Howard
- Time: 2:57
- B-side:”Please Don’t Pretend Again’
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #5 in US Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart.