Carrie Anne: THE HOLLIES

Australian singles charts:
Carrie Anne entered the Kent charts on 17 June 1967 and peaked at #7. The song was #64 on the Top 100 of 1967.

Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks

Ron Richards

Record label of Australian release:

Carrie Anne is a shy tribute to Marianne Faithful.
According to Allan Clarke it was written during a concert the group did with Tom Jones. Graham Nash and Tony Hicks were the main composers, with Allan Clarke supplying the lyrics for the middle eight. The introduction features vocal harmonies strongly influenced by the Beach Boys. A steelpan solo is featured, likely the first use of the instrument on a pop record.
The track was recorded in only two takes on 1 May 1967 at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios.
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