#WCW: Fans of The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las and Pentangle should've gone ga-ga for Detroit girl group Honey Ltd: they had all the makings of a hit band, yet they disappeared after releasing just one album in 1968.
Forming a band was never part of the plan. It simply happened after the 4 girls sung together in a Wayne State University cafeteria and found they’d silenced the room. By 1967 they had formed a group known as the Mama Cats and were playing shows with local singer Bob Seger. By 1968, against a backdrop of rioting in Detroit, they’d hauled over to Los Angeles to give music a go, and it’s there that they hitch-hiked to an audition with Lee Hazlewood on Sunset Boulevard. Before long, the band was in the studio with crack session music unit The Wrecking Crew. Gorgeous and talented, their music blended social commentary with harmony-drenched, psych-soul pop. And like their music, the girls’ outlook remained resolutely sunny even after the group dissolved. 👯👯