The summer of 1969 brought peace and love but also delivered this gloomy look into the future. Forum members described the tune as “catchy,” but Zager and Evans quickly disappeared and split up in 1971.
The Honeycombs spent four weeks on the U.S. charts with this hit in 1964 but split three years later without a follow-up. “Have I the Right” was made more memorable through a 1977 cover version by Dead End Kids.
It would be incredible for readers in some parts of the world to think of T. Rex as a one-hit wonder. Their charismatic singer Marc Bolan led them to many chart successes in the U.K., but this was their only U.S. hit.