In 1970 HMV record producer Peter Dawkins suggested to Shane Hales that the J.J. Light track ‘Heya’ would make a good future single. Shane agreed but felt that the song was better suited as a group performance.

Shane and Peter assembled the best musicians available for this one-off project including Bruce "Phantom" Robinson (guitar), Rick White (ex-Tom Thumb) on bass and Quincy Conserve members Rufus Rehu (keyboards) and Bruno Lawrence (drums). Included as backing vocalists were Craig Scott, Alan Galbraith and various HMV staff members.

The Cashbox hit pick for Zonk's 'Heya'
Photo credit: Grant Gillanders Collection
Shane and Zonk! come clean - with Bruno Lawrence in the middle

The B-side Along Life's Road was written by Wayne Mason.



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