Glenda recorded some excellent tracks in 1966 at Joe's recording studio in London's Holloway Road. For Glenda’s first release on the new label, Meek re-recorded the highly commercial Something I’ve Got To Tell You, which had been a track on the The Honeycombs’s album. This should have seen the singer score a huge hit as it was definately chart material.
Next up was the single It's Hard To Believe It which was one of the earliest protest songs and was written by Meek. Complete with appropriate sound effects of bombs and rockets the single was issued in the summer of 1966.
Meek also teamed her with Mod favourites the Riot Squad, recording vocals on the songs You’re Gonna Get Your Way and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
Anyone hearing any of these tracks today wouldn't understand why they didn't get to number one on pure merit.
But back in those days payola (pay per play) decided a lot of the airplay on radio. Joe Meek had had his biggest successes with Telstar, Johnny Remember Me and Have I The Right, which took up a lot of his funds on payola. It was claimed that he was madly in love with Heinz and spent what promotional budget he had on him to get a hit with Just Like Eddie.
Meek had spiralling debts, lawsuits and personal issues over his homosexuality (which was still illegal in Britain at the time). Eventually Meek was so out of favour with radio stations that they weren’t interested in his records, no matter how good.
When he shot himself – and his landlady – in February 1967, Glenda’s career effectively died too. Meek's affairs were left in a mess (in fact it took nearly 20 years to sort them out).
Glenda's father tried to get a new deal with two new recordings produced by him but with the psychedelic period rolling in he stood little chance. Glenda eventually called it a day and retired from the pop business, getting a job in an office.