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Hedgehoppers Anonymous

Formed in November 1963 and originally known as The Trendsetters, this short-lived quintet consisted of ex-members of the Royal Air Force.

Mike Tinsley, Ray Honeyball, Leslie Dash, Alan Laud and John Stewart were managed by Jonathan King, who wrote and produced their UK Top 5 hit It’s Good News Week in 1965.

A somewhat contrived cash-in on the then-current protest trend, the single was undeniably catchy but the group was unable to repeat its success.

Although a follow-up, Don’t Push Me, was given considerable airplay, it failed to chart and the band disbanded soon afterwards.

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hedgehopMike Tinsley 
Vocals
John Stewart 

Lead guitar, vocals
Tony Cockayne 

Rhythm guitar
Ray Honeyball

Bass
Leslie Dash 

Drums
Alan Laud
Guitar
Glenn Martinhedgehoppers_1965
Drums
Ian Atkinson
Guitar
Howard Livett
Bass