From the Stacks

From The Stacks: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, “Hideaway” (EP)

So you dig British Invasion music, but you’ve had enough Beatles, Stones, and Kinks for a little while. You need a little Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

The awkwardly named band has a little bit of Forrest Gump about them. They played the Star Club in Hamburg, just like the Fabs. Lead singer (then officer) Dave Dee was on the scene of the car crash that killed Eddie Cochran and injured Sweet Gene Vincent. But hey, pretty much every musician from ’60s England has a little bit of Forrest Gump about them. The same holds true for L.A. at the time–everybody knew everybody, everybody played the same clubs.

Anyway, “Hideaway” was a top 10 hit in the UK but failed to chart in the United States. Perhaps by 1966 our starting British Invasion lineup was set in stone, or maybe American audiences didn’t know what to do with such a long band name. Regardless, the song is pretty cool:

A French pressing of “Hideaway” like mine only costs around five bucks, so pick up a copy and enjoy a little British Invasion goodness that’s a bit off the beaten path. Happy hunting.

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