Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann was an English R&B/beat band from London that released a string of singles and two albums on His Master’s Voice during the mid-1960s with original vocalist Paul Jones, followed by three albums with accompanying singles on Fontana between 1966 and 1968 with singer Mike D’Abo.

Guitarist/bassist Tom McGuinness later teamed with Bluesbreaker Hughie Flint in the folk-rock combo McGuinness Flint. Keyboardist Manfred Mann and drummer Mike Hugg subsequently formed Chapter Three, releasing two albums at the turn of the 1970s before Mann launched the longer-running Earth Band in 1972.

Members: Manfred Mann (keyboards), Mike Hugg (drums), Paul Jones (harmonica, vocals, 1962-66), Mike Vickers (guitar, saxophone, flute, 1962-65), Dave Richmond (bass, 1962-63), Tom McGuinness (bass, guitar, 1963-69), Jack Bruce (bass, 1965-66), Michael “Mike” D’Abo (vocals, 1966-69), Klaus Voormann (bass, 1966-69)


The band grew out of the Mann–Hugg Blues Brothers, formed in 1962 London by South African expat keyboardist Manfred Mann (b. 1940) and Gosport percussionist Mike Hugg (b. 1942). Before leaving Johannesburg, Mann cut two albums circa 1959/60 with The Vikings, one of South Africa’s earliest rock n’ roll bands.

Mann–Hugg played a set comprised of jazz and blues covers. Gradually, their lineup stabilized with guitarist Mike Vickers, bassist Dave Richmond, and singer/harmonica player Paul Jones. Vickers (b. 1940) originally played flute and sax, instruments he would eventually reincorporate. Jones (b. 1942) was asked months earlier by Brian Jones (no relation) to front an embryonic Rolling Stones.

After performing as Manfred Mann & the Manfreds in the autumn/fall of 1962–63, they shortened their name to Manfred Mann and signed to His Master’s Voice. During the second half of 1963, they issued their first two singles: the Mann original “Why Should We Not” (b/w the Mann-arranged traditional “Brother Jack”) and the Jones originals “Cock-A-Hoop” (b/w “Now You’re Needing Me”).


Manfred Mann – keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Hugg – drums, vibes, keyboards
Paul Jones – vocals, hand percussion, harmonica
Mike Vickers – guitar, alto saxophone, flute, backing vocals
Tom McGuinness – bass

“5-4-3-2-1”, “Hubble Bubble”

On January 10, 1964, Manfred Mann released “5-4-3-2-1,” an original by Jones, Hugg, and Mann that ITV commissioned as the replacement theme for its flagship music program Ready Steady Go!

“5-4-3-2-1” was backed with the Jones-penned “Without You.” It reached No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. Manfred Mann mimed “5-4-3-2-1” on the Jan. 29 broadcast of the BBC music program Top of the Pops, which re-aired their clip for two weeks. For this and subsequent singles, Manfred Mann teamed with soundman John Burgess, who produced their first two albums.

Soon after “5-4-3-2-1,” Richmond cleared way for bassist Tom McGuinness (b. 1941), a friend of Jones who’d played in The Roosters with a young (pre-Yardbirds) Eric Clapton.

Manfred Mann’s first single with McGuinness was the April 10, 1964, release “Hubble Bubble (Toil and Trouble)” a group-written song backed with the Jones–Mann number “I’m Your Kingpin.” Manfred Mann mimed “Hubble Bubble” on the April 22 broadcast of TotP, which re-aired it the following week.

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy”

On July 10, 1964, Manfred Mann released “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” written by the Brill Building team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. Jones and Mann co-wrote the b-side, “What You Gonna Do?”

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” reached No. 1 in the UK, Sweden, and Canada and No. 2 in Australia and Ireland. In the US, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a cornerstone hit of the 1964 British Invasion.

Manfred Mann mimed “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” on the July 15 episode of TotP, which re-aired the song weekly that summer (seven times) and included it on their Christmas Eve broadcast amid 1964’s biggest hits, including songs by The Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”), The Beatles (“Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Feel Fine”), The Honeycombs (“Have I the Right?”), The Kinks (“You Really Got Me”), Peter & Gordon (“A World Without Love”), Roy Orbison (“Oh Pretty Woman”), The Searchers (“Needles and Pins”), and The Supremes (“Baby Love”).

Manfred Mann’s Cock-a-Hoop (EP)

On April 3, 1964, Manfred Mann released Manfred Mann’s Cock-a-Hoop, an EP on His Master’s Voice.

“5-4-3-2-1” (Jones, Hugg, Mann)
“Cock-a-Hoop” (Jones)
“Without You” (Jones)
“Why Should We Not” (Mann)

The Five Faces of Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann released their debut album, The Five Faces of Manfred Mann, on September 11, 1964, on His Master’s Voice.

“Smokestack Lightning” (Chester Burnett) – 2:30
“Don’t Ask Me What I Say” (Paul Jones) – 3:09
“Sack O’ Woe” (Cannonball Adderley) – 3:31
“What You Gonna Do?” (Jones, Manfred Mann) – 3:03
“I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” (Willie Dixon) – 2:10
“I’m Your Kingpin” (Mann, Jones) – 2:38
“Down the Road Apiece” (Don Raye) – 3:16
“Got My Mojo Working” (Preston Foster; credited to Muddy Waters) – 2:43
Canadian version: “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) – 2:23
“It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (Rose Marie McCoy, Sylvia McKinney; credited to Joe Seneca, J. Lee) – 2:33
“Mr. Anello” (Mike Hugg, Jones, Mann, Tom McGuinness, Mike Vickers) – 2:15
“Untie Me” (Joe South) – 3:41
“Bring It to Jerome” (Jerome Green) – 3:31
“Without You” (Jones) – 2:25
“You’ve Got to Take It” (Jones) – 2:00

Sessions occurred piecemeal between December 17, 1963, and June 5, 1964, at EMI Studios, where Burgess produced Five Faces amid work with Freddie & The Dreamers and Adam Faith & The Roulettes.

In the US, Five Faces first appeared on September 17, 1964, as The Manfred Mann Album. This version drops three cuts (“I’m Your Kingpin,” “Mr. Anello,” “You’ve Got to Take It”) and adds “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”

“Sha La La”

On October 9, 1964, Manfred Mann released “Sha La La,” a song by Robert Mosely and Robert Taylor first recorded by American girl group The Shirelles. The b-side, “John Hardy,” is a traditional American folk song.

“Sha La La” reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 4 in Ireland. It also went Top 10 in New Zealand and Sweden and peaked at No. 12 in Canada and the US, where “Sha La La” became the second of Manfred Mann’s three Top 20 Billboard hits. They mimed it on the October 22 broadcast of TotP amid hits by the Dave Clark Five (“Anyway You Want It”), Lesley Gore (“Maybe I Know”), The Searchers (“When You Walk In The Room”), The Supremes (“Where Did Our Love Go”).

Groovin’ with Manfred Mann (EP)

On November 6, 1964, Manfred Mann released Groovin’ with Manfred Mann, an EP on His Master’s Voice.

“Groovin'” (Ben E. King, James Bethea)
“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich)
“Can’t Believe It” (Paul Jones)
“Did You Have To Do That” (Paul Jones)


February 2, 1965 Founders Theatre, Hamilton, NZ (with The Kinks & The Honeycombs)

March 7, 1965 Bromel Club, Bromley, ENG

May 9, 1965 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG (Pop Hit Parade)

Package Tour Manfred Mann, Yardbirds, Paul & Barry Ryan, Inez & Charlie Foxx, Mark Leeman 5, Scaffold & Gary Farr & The T-Bones

November 18, 1965 ABC, Stockton, ENG November 19, 1965 ABC, Chesterfield, ENG November 20, 1965 Odeon, Derby, ENG November 22, 1965 Gaumont, Bradford, ENG November 23, 1965 Ritz, Luton, ENG November 24, 1965 Ritz, Chatham, ENG November 25, 1965 Regal, Cambridge, ENG November 27, 1965 East Ham Granada, London, ENG (2 shows 6.30 & 9.00) November 28, 1965 Coventry Theatre, Coventry, ENG November 29, 1965 Savoy, Northampton, ENG November 30, 1965 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG December 2, 1965 Granada, Bedford, ENG December 3, 1965 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG December 4, 1965 ABC, Plymouth, ENG December 5, 1965 ABC, Exeter, ENG (2 shows 5.15 & 7.45) December 6, 1965 Adelphi, Slough, ENG

“Come Tomorrow”

On January 8, 1965, Manfred Mann released “Come Tomorrow,” written by American songwriters Bob Elgin, Dolores Phillips, and Frank Augustus and first recorded in 1961 by American R&B singer Marie Knight. McGuinness wrote the b-side “What Did I Do Wrong?”

“Come Tomorrow” reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 3 in South Africa, and No. 10 in Ireland. Manfred Mann mimed it on the January 14 broadcast of TotP amid hits by Gerry & The Pacemakers (“Ferry ‘Cross the Mercy”), The Moody Blues (“Go Now”), Them (“Baby Please Don’t Go”), and Twinkle (“Terry”).

In the US, “Come Tomorrow” appeared on the February 1965 Ascot release The Five Faces of Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann’s second American album that, despite its title, is completely different from their UK debut. The Ascot release also features the Groovin’ EP (minus “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”) and both sides of the “Sha La La” single, plus two songs left off The Manfred Mann Album (“I’m Your Kingpin,” “You’ve Got to Take It”), one earlier side (“Hubble Bubble”), one Jones original (“She”), a Herbie Hancock cover (“Watermelon Man”), and the group-written “Dashing Away With the Smoothing Iron.”

“Oh No, Not My Baby”

On April 9, 1965, Manfred Mann released “Oh No, Not My Baby,” a Goffin–King number (b/w “What Am I Doing Wrong?”).

“Oh No, Not My Baby” reached No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart. Manfred Mann mimed it on the April 22 broadcast of TotP, which twice re-aired the song amid hits by The Animals (“Bring It On Home To Me”), The Beatles (“Ticket to Ride”), Donovan (“Catch the Wind”), Marianne Faithful (“This Little Bird”), and Them (“Here Comes the Night”).

“My Little Red Book”

On May 26, 1965, Manfred Mann released “My Little Red Book” composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David for the 1965 film What’s New Pussycat? The song appeared on the accoanpyin soundtrack album with cuts by Tom Jones and Dionne Warwick. As a single, “My Little Red Book” appeared in the US on Ascot (b/w “What Did I Do Wrong?”). In 1966, LA rockers Love charted with a cover of “My Little Red Book.”

The One in the Middle (EP)

On June 18, 1965, Manfred Mann released The One in the Middle, an EP on His Master’s Voice.

“The One in the Middle” (Paul Jones)
“Watermelon Man” (Herbie Hancock, Jon Hendricks)
“What Am I to Do” (Phil Spector, Doc Pomus)
“With God On Our Side” (Bob Dylan)

In August 1965, Ascot released My Little Red Book of Winners as the third American Manfred Mann album. Aside from the Bacharach–David number, it features the One in the Middle contents (apart from “Watermelon Man,” already released on the Ascot Five Faces), their earliest b-side (“Brother Jack’), an upcoming UK album track (“You’re for Me”), two sides of an upcoming UK single (“You Gave Me Somebody to Love,” “Poison Ivy”), and two Ike & Tina Turner covers (“Love Like Yours, A (Don’t Come Knocking Every Day”), “I Can’t Believe What You Say”).

“If You Gotta Go, Go Now”

On September 10, 1965, Manfred Mann released “If You Gotta Go, Go Now,” a Bob Dylan cover backed with the Vickers original “Stay Around.” Tom Wilson produced the single.

“If You Gotta Go, Go Now” reached No. 2 in the UK and No. 4 in Australia, Ireland, and South Africa. In Sweden, it peaked at No. 7. Manfred Mann mimed the song on the September 23 broadcast of TotP, which aired “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” amid hits by The Hollies (“Look Through Any Window”), Petula Clark (“Round Every Corner”), the Walker Brothers (“Make It Easy On Yourself”), and The Zombies (“Whenever You’re Ready”).

Mann Made

Manfred Mann released their second album, Mann Made, on October 15, 1965, on His Master’s Voice.

1. “Since I Don’t Have You” Jackie Taylor, James Beaumont, Janet Vogel, Joseph Rock, Joe Verscharen, Lennie Martin, Wally Lester 2:35
2. “You’re for Me” Mike Vickers 2:53
3. “Look Away” Jerry Ragovoy, Bob Russell 2:18
4. “The Abominable Snowmann” (instrumental) Vickers 2:43
5. “Watch Your Step” Bobby Parker 2:13
6. “Stormy Monday Blues” T-Bone Walker; credited to Bob Crowder, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine4 3:39
7. “I Really Do Believe” Paul Jones 3:05
8. “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo” Helen Deutsch, Bronisław Kaper 2:40
9. “The Way You Do the Things You Do” Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers 2:41
10. “Bare Hugg” (instrumental) Mike Hugg 3:50
11. “You Don’t Know Me” Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker 3:54
12. “L.S.D.” Tom McGuinness 3:50
13. “I’ll Make It Up to You” Ragovoy, Ben Raleigh 3:14

Sessions took place between January 11 and June 10 at Abbey Road Studios, where Burgess produced Mann Made in sucessions with albums by Peter & Gordon, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rouders, and the 1965 Parlophone release Stakes and Chips by The Roulettes (with future Argent members Russ Ballard and drummer Rob Henrit).

No Living Without Loving (EP)

On November 19, 1965, Manfred Mann released No Living Without Loving, an EP on His Master’s Voice.

“There’s No Living Without Your Loving” (Paul Kaufman, Jerry Harris)
“Let’s Go Get Stoned” (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead)
“Tired of Trying, Bored with Lying, Scared of Dying” (Paul Jones)
“I Put A Spell On You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Herb Slotkin)


Manfred Mann – keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Hugg – drums, vibes, keyboards
Paul Jones – vocals, hand percussion, harmonica
Tom McGuinness – guitar, backing vocals
Jack Bruce – bass, backing vocals

Manfred Mann – keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Hugg – drums, vibes, keyboards
Tom McGuinness – guitar, backing vocals
Klaus Voormann – bass, recorder, flute, saxophone, backing vocals
Mike d’Abo – vocals, keyboards

Machines (EP)

On April 7, 1966, Manfred Mann released Machines, an EP of jazz-pop instrumentals on His Master’s Voice.

“Machines” (Mort Shuman)
“She Needs Company” (Paul Jones)
“Tennessee Waltz” (Redd Stewart)
“When Will I Be Loved” (Phil Everly)

“Pretty Flamingo”

On April 15, 1966, Manfred Mann released “Pretty Flamingo,” a song by American songwriter Mark Barkan; backed with the McGuinness “You’re Standing By.”

Barkan also wrote 1961–63 hits for Adam Wade (“The Writing on the Wall”), Connie Francis (“I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter”), and Leslie Gore (“She’s a Fool”).

John Burgess produced “Pretty Flamingo,” which reached No. 1 in the UK and Ireland, No. 2 in Canada, and No. 3 in Norway. Gene Pitney and the Everly Brothers released 1966 covers of “Pretty Flamingo,” which Rod Stewart later covered on his 1976 album A Night On the Town.

Both sides appear on the July 1966 American UA release Pretty Flamingo, an eleven-track comp with three cuts from No Living Without Loving, two cuts from Machines (“Machines,” “Tennessee Waltz”), one Groovin’ cut (“Do You Have to Do That”), one ’65 b-side (“Stay Around”), and two songs recorded for an upcoming UK EP (“It’s Getting Late,” “Driva Man”).

Instrumental Asylum (EP)

On June 3, 1966, Manfred Mann released Instrumental Asylum, an EP of jazz-pop instrumentals on His Master’s Voice.

“Still I’m Sad” (Paul Samwell-Smith)
“My Generation” (Pete Townshend)
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
“I Got You Babe” (Sonny Bono)

Sessions took place in January 1966 with Bruce, saxophonist Lyn Dobson, and trumpeter Henry Lowther. Dobson, a reedist with Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames, later earned credits with Soft Machine and the Keef Hartley Band. Jones, in one of his final credits with Manfred Mann, plays harmonica on Instrumental Asylum.

“You Gave Me Somebody to Love”

On July 1, 1966, Manfred Mann released “You Gave Me Somebody to Love,” a song by American writers Jerry Ross, Pete Andreoli, and Vini Poncia; recorded earlier by Brumbeatsters The Fortunes. The b-side is Manfred’s cover of the Leiber–Stoller number “Poison Ivy,” originally a 1959 Billboard hit by The Clovers.

“Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James”

On October 21, 1966, Manfred Mann released “Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James,” a song by Geoff Stephens; backed with the Hugg original “Morning After the Party.” Sessions took place in August during sessions for the third album, released on the same day (without the a-side). Both releases marked the premier of singer Mike d’Abo and bassist Klaus Voormann as members.

“Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James” reached No. 2 in the UK (No. 1 on the pirate radio ‘Fab 40’), and also went Top 5 in Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, and Rhodesia.

As Is

Manfred Mann released their third album, As Is, on October 21, 1966, on Fontana.

1. “Trouble and Tea” Mike d’Abo 2:12
2. “A Now and Then Thing” Tom McGuinness 2:44
3. “Each Other’s Company” Mike Hugg 2:56
4. “Box Office Draw” d’Abo 2:13
5. “Dealer, Dealer” Hugg, Manfred Mann, Peter Thomas 3:17
6. “Morning After the Party” Hugg 2:34
7. “Another Kind of Music” Hugg, Mann 2:32
8. “As Long as I Have Lovin'” d’Abo 2:44
9. “Autumn Leaves” Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer 1:56
10. “Superstitious Guy” Hugg 2:46
11. “You’re My Girl” Hugg, Mann, Thomas 2:48
12. “Just Like a Woman” Bob Dylan 2:54

Sessions took place between June 30 and August 22, 1966, at Philips, Marble Arch, London, where Shel Talmy produced As Is amid work with The Kinks.

“Just Like a Woman” appeared as an advance single on July 29, 1966, backed with “I Wanna Be Rich,” an exclusive Hugg composition. In France and Spain, the single appeared as a four-song maxi with “Trouble and Tea” and the non-album “Let It Be Me,” a 1955 hit by French singer Gilbert Bécaud, written by the . Manfred Mann recorded “I Wanna Be Rich” and “Let It Be Me” on June 8, their first session with Voormann and d’Abo as members.

“Just Like a Woman” reached No. 1 in Sweden and No. 10 in the UK. It also went Top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Rhodesia, and South Africa. Manfred Mann mimed it on the August 4 broadcast of TotP, which aired “Just Like a Woman” between current hits by the Lovin’ Spoonful (“Summer In the City”) and the Alan Price Set’s version of “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo.”

As Is appeared concurrently with As Was, a four-song EP recorded prior to Jones’ departure.

“I Can’t Believe What You Say” (Ike Turner)
“That’s All I Ever Want From You Baby” (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry)
“Driva Man” (Max Roach, Oscar Brown Jr.)
“It’s Getting Late” (Mann, Hugg, Jones, McGuinness)

Instrumental Assassination (EP)

On December 2, 1966, Manfred Mann released Instrumental Assassination, an EP of jazz-pop instrumentals.

“Sunny” (Bobby Hebb)
“Wild Thing” (Chip Taylor)
“Getaway” (Clive Powell)
“With a Girl Like You” (Reg Presley)


In January 1967, His Master’s Voice issued Soul of Mann, a compilation with both sides of their debut single (“Why Should We Not,” “Brother Jack”), two tracks from the HMV Five Faces (“Sack O’ Woe,” “Mr.Anello”), three from Mann Made (“Bare Hugg,” “The Abominable Snowmann,” “L.S.D.”), the entirety of Instrumental Asylum, and the Milt Jackson cover “Spirit Feel” from their earlier comp Mann Made Hits.

“Ha! Ha! Said the Clown”

On March, 24, 1967, Manfred Mann released “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown,” written by Liverpudlian songwriter Tony Hazzard and backed with the Mann–Hugg original “Feeling So Good.”

Shel Talmy produced both sides in succession with singles by The Easybeats and The Kinks. In July, the Yardbirds released a near-identical cover version produced by Mickie Most.

“Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” reached No. 1 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and South Africa. It hit No. 2 in Denmark, Norway, New Zealand, and Sweden and peaked at No. 3 in France and Rhodesia. In the UK, “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” reached No. 4.

Manfred Mann mimed the song on the March 23 broadcast of TotP, which twice re-aired it amid competing hits by The Four Tops (“Bernadette”), Jimi Hendrix (“Purple Haze”), The Monkees (“A Little Bit of Me, A Little Bit of You”) and The Turtles (“Happy Together”).

“Sweet Pea”

On May 5, 1967, Manfred Mann released “Sweet Pea,” a cover of the recent hit by American bubblegum singer Tommy Roe. The b-side, “One Way,” is credited to Mann, Hugg, McGuinness, and Voormann.

“So Long, Dad”

On August 25, 1967, Manfred Mann released “So Long, Dad,” a Randy Newman song backed with the Hugg original “Funniest Gig.” Denny Cordell produced both sides in succession with singles by The Move and Procol Harum.

Beat-Club aired “So Long, Dad” (along with “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown”) on its September 23 broadcast amid hits by Cat Stevens (“Bad Nights”), the Small Faces (“Itchycoo Park,” “Green Circles”), and Tomorrow singer Keith West (“Excerpt from a Teenage Opera”). That last song aired right before “So Long, Dad” on the August 31 episode of TotP.

“So Long, Dad” reached No. 8 in New Zealand.


“Mighty Quinn”

On January 12, 1968, Manfred Mann released “Mighty Quinn,” a Bob Dylan cover backed with “By Request – Edwin Garvey,” a D’Abo composition.

“Mighty Quinn” reached No. 1 in the UK, where they mimed the song for the January 18 broadcast of TotP, which re-aired the song throughout February (four times) and again on the show’s Christmas ’68 episode. The song also hit No 1 in Germany, where Beat-Club aired “Mighty Quinn” on its March 9 and April 6 broadcasts amid hits by the Moody Blues (“Nights In White Satin”), The Move (“Firebrigade”), Nirvana (“Pentacost Hotel”), and Traffic (“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”).

“Mighty Quinn” also reached No. 1 in Ireland, New Zealand, and Sweden. It reached No. 2 in the Netherlands and Norway and also went Top 5 in Austria and Canada. In the US, “Mighty Quinn” reached No. 4 on the Cash Box Top 100 and No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Up the Junction

Manfred Mann released their fourth album, Up the Junction, on February 23, 1968, on Fontana.

“Up the Junction” vocal (Mike Hugg, Manfred Mann) – 4:38
“Sing Songs of Love” (Mick Gill, Hugg, Mann) – 2:01
“Walking Round” (Hugg) – 2:17
“Up the Junction” instrumental (Hugg) – 1:12
“Love Theme” instrumental (Hugg, Mann) – 2:15
“Up the Junction” vocal and instrumental (Hugg) – 1:48
“Just for Me” (Hugg) – 2:26
“Love Theme” instrumental (Hugg, Mann) – 2:03
“Sheila’s Dance” (Hugg, Mann) – 2:04
“Belgravia” (Hugg, Mann) – 2:46
“Wailing Horn” (Hugg, Mann) – 2:24
“I Need Your Love” (Hugg) – 1:41
“Up the Junction” vocal (Hugg) – 2:15

Sessions occurred in November 1967 with Shel Talmy, who produced Up the Junction soon after Something Else By The Kinks.

Fontana lifted “(Theme from) Up the Junction” as a single, backed with the non-album McGuinness number “Sleepy Hollow.”

“My Name Is Jack”

On June 7, 1968, Manfred Mann released “My Name Is Jack,” a song by American producer Joe Simon; backed with the McGuinness original “There Is a Man.”

Simon originally wrote and performed “My Name Is Jack” for the American counterculture docu-film You Are What You Eat.

Simon produced Manfred Mann’s version of “My Name Is Jack” in March 1968 at Trident, a newly built recording facility at 17 St Anne’s Court in London’s Soho district.

“My Name Is Jack” reached No. 8 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 7 in Australia and Germany. Manfred Mann mimed the song for the June 6 broadcast of TotP, which aired it amid current hits by Dionne Warwick (“Do You Know The Way To San Jose?”), The Equals (“Baby Come Back”), The Rolling Stones (“Jumping Jack Flash”), and Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & Trinity (“This Wheel’s On Fire”). The last two songs also aired with “My Name Is Jack” (along with the Small Faces’ current hit “Lazy Sunday”) on the June 22 Beat-Club broadcast.

Mighty Garvey!

Manfred Mann released their fifth album, Mighty Garvey!, on June 28, 1968, on Fontana. It contains fourteen songs recorded between August 1966 and March 1968, including the pre-released a-sides “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” and “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo),” the only non-originals apart from “Big Betty,” an adaptation of the 1939 work song by American bluesman Lead Belly.

Mike d’Abo submitted “Happy Families,” which appears in three versions, credited respectively to Eddie “Fingers” Garvey, Eddie Garvey and the Trio, and Edwin O’Garvey and his Showband.

1. “Happy Families” (Eddie “Fingers” Garvey) Mike d’Abo 19 December 1966 & 5 March 1968 2:18
2. “No Better, No Worse” d’Abo Spring 1968 3:02
3. “Every Day Another Hair Turns Grey” Mike Hugg 18 & 22 May 1967 2:54
4. “Country Dancing” d’Abo 16 January 1967 2:53
5. “It’s So Easy Falling” Hugg Spring 1968 3:20
6. “Happy Families” (Eddie Garvey and the Trio) d’Abo 12 March 1968 2:09
7. “Mighty Quinn” Bob Dylan 26 October, 2 November & December 1967 2:52
8. “Big Betty” Huddie Ledbetter 20 January 1967 3:06
9. “The Vicar’s Daughter” d’Abo 22 August 1966 2:18
10. “Each and Every Day” Hugg 22 August 1966 2:47
11. “Cubist Town” Tom McGuinness, Charles Perrot 2 January 1968 3:21
12. “Ha! Ha! Said the Clown” Tony Hazzard 10 February 1967 2:27
13. “Harry the One-Man Band” Hugg 19 December 1966 & 5 March 1968 3:11
14. “Happy Families” (Edwin O’Garvey and his Showband) d’Abo 19 December 1966 2:16

In the US, Mercury issued an eleven-track equivalent album titled The Mighty Quinn. This version drops “Harry the One-Man Band” and all three versions of “Happy Families” but adds “Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James.”

“Fox on the Run”

On November 29, 1968, Manfred Mann released “Fox on the Run,” a Tony Hazzard composition backed with the Hugg original “Too Many People.”

“Fox on the Run” reached No. 1 in New Zealand, No. 2 in Ireland, No. 3 in Australia, No. 5 in the UK, and also went Top 10 in Norway and Germany, where Beat-Club aired the song on its New Year’s Eve broadcast along with numbers by the Bee Gees, Joe Cocker, and Simon Dupree & The Big Sound. Manfred Mann mimed “Fox on the Run” on the January 2, 1969, broadcast of TotP, which aired the song between number by Love Sculpture (“Sabre Dance”) and Dusty Springfield (“Son of a Preacher Man”).

“Ragamuffin Man”

On April 18, 1969, Manfred Mann released “Ragamuffin Man,” written by the songwriting team Murray-Callander and backed with the Mann–Hugg original “A ‘B’ Side.”

Shel Talmy produced both sides in succession with singles by Amen Corner, The Creation, Sallyangie, and Wild Silk. “Ragamuffin Man” reached No. 5 in New Zealand, No. 8 in the UK, No. 10 in Ireland, and also went Top 20 in Australia and Germany, where Beat-Club aired the song on its April 26 broadcast amid numbers by Trifle (“All Together Now”), The Kinks (“Plastic Man”), and interviews with Cliff Richard, Paul Jones, and Scott Walker.

Manfred Mann mimed “Ragamuffin Man” on the May 1 broadcast of TotP, which re-aired the song a fortnight later amid numbers by Fleetwood Mac (“Man of the World”), The Herd (“The Game”), and the comeback psych-pop hit “Dizzy” by “Sweet Pea” writer Tommy Roe.

Mann and Hugg would rerecord “A ‘B’ Side” under a new title, “Travelling Lady,” on their next project.


  • The Five Faces of Manfred Mann (1964)
  • Mann Made (1965)
  • As Is (1966)
  • Up the Junction (1968)
  • Mighty Garvey! (1968)


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