Ian Hunter wrote this for Mott The Hoople. Hunter said he thought it was inspired by his early rock 'n roll days, including the film That'll Be The Day
, but said later, "I can't figure it out at all," but it didn't matter because it sounded good. "Honaloochie" may sound like a town in the American Deep South but it is in fact an entirely made up word.
Alexander Baron - London, England