The Human Instinct Profile

Andrew Schmidt
20 May 2013

In the second half of the 1960s, New Zealand musicians departed with some regularity for London, the pop capital of the world. None were as successful there as The Human Instinct, who as the Four Fours, had already cut a steady, if unspectacular, pop path around the top half of the North Island.

The Four Fours were never the hippest group, but they were seasoned live performers, studio experienced and adaptable, with a strong pop sense and three fine vocalists in guitarists Dave Hartstone and Bill Ward and young drummer Maurice Greer. The group was completed by bass player Frank Hay.

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Dave Hartstone, Maurice Greer, Frank Hay, Bill Ward, London 1967
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Maurice Greer at Crofts, Airedale Street, Auckland circa 1974
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The 1974-75 membership card for the Greer Brothers club Shanty Town in the Civic building in Queen Street. Human Instinct were residents for much of that time.
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Maurice Greer at Crofts, Airedale Street, Auckland circa 1974
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The Human Instinct: Neil Edwards, Maurice Greer, Billy TK at Club Bo Peep, Durham Lane, Auckland, in the early 1970s
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The Human Instinct in 1974: Martin Hope, Glenn Mikkelson (Zaine Griff), Maurice Greer and John Donoghue
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Larry Waide, Maurice Greer, Billy TK, 1970
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The Human Instinct at Club Bo Beep, Durham Lane, 1970: Larry Waide, Maurice Greer, Billy TK
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Peter Barton, Maurice Greer, Billy TK
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Maurice Greer at Club Bo Peep, Durham Lane, Auckland, 1970
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Maurice Greer, Dave Hartstone, Frank Hay, Bill Ward
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The Human Instinct at Club Bo Beep, Durham Lane, 1970: Larry Waide, Maurice Greer, Billy TK
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Maurice Greer at Club Bo Peep, Durham Lane, Auckland, circa 1970/71
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The 1974 Human Instinct album The Huster featured Maurice Greer, Martin Hope, John Donoghue and Glenn Mikkelson (aka Zaine Griff) with the latter writing five of the nine tracks
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The Hustler album photo shoot with John Donoghue, Glenn Mikkelson (Zaine Griff) and Martin Hope
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The Human Instinct, 1972: Neil Edwards, Maurice Greer, and Graeme Collins
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Maurice Greer with The Human Instinct at Club Bo Peep, Durham Lane, Auckland, 1970
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Maurice Greer in The Four Fours
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Maiden Voyage
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Maurice Greer, John Donoghue, Martin Hope
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Human Instinct - Play My Guitar (GTK, 1971)
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The Human Instinct: Neil Edwards, Maurice Greer and Billy TK, 1971
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The Human Instinct around 1974: Martin Hope, Maurice Greer and Glenn Mikkelson (Zaine Griff). John Donoghue is obscured to the right.
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Maurice Greer and Billy TK
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The 1971 single of 'Black Sally'. It was a different recordng to the version found on the Stoned Guitar album
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Maurice Greer and Dave Hurley in London, 1967
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The Human Instinct at Bo Peep, Durham Lane, Auckland, 1969: Peter Barton, Maurice Greer, Billy TK
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The 1971 Human Instinct album Pins In It, the last with Billy TK. The artwork, uncredited on the release, was by Dick Frizzell.
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The Human Instinct outside Olympic Studios London: Frank Hay, Dave Hartstone, Bill Ward, Maurice Greer
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The Human Instinct - Duchess of Montrose (GTK, 1971)
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Members:

Phil Whitehead - lead guitar

Glenn Mickelsson - bass

Peter Cuddihy - bass

Chris Gunn - bass

John Donoghue - guitar

Steve McDonald - keyboards

Bill Ward - guitar

Dave Hartstone - guitar

Maurice Greer - drums

Larry Waide - bass

Neil Edwards - bass

Pete Barton - bass

Graeme Collins - keyboards

Martin Hope - guitar

Frank Hay - bass

Billy TK - guitar

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Trivia:

Renaissance Fair was a minor American chart hit for Human Instinct in 1968 on Time Records. The song was originally released by The Byrds.