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The Hollies in 1964
The Hollies in 1964

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Formation

Although the group admired Buddy Holly, their name was inspired primarily by the sprigs of holly in evidence around Christmas of 1962, at the time they re-formed their previous band, The Deltas, and had to come up with a new name. [1] They signed to Parlophone in 1963 as label-mates of The Beatles, and released their first album in the United States in 1964 as part of the first wave of British Invasion releases. They are commonly associated with Manchester, as several original Hollies came from the city and its outlying communities. Buddy Holly redirects here. ... Species Ilex ambigua- Sand Holly Ilex amelanchier- Swamp Holly Ilex aquifolium- European Holly Ilex bioritsensis Ilex buergeri Ilex canariensis- Small-leaved Holly Ilex cassine- Dahoon Holly Ilex centrochinensis Ilex ciliospinosa Ilex colchica Ilex collina Ilex corallina Ilex coriacea Ilex cornuta- Chinese Holly Ilex crenata- Japanese Holly Ilex cyrtura Ilex decidua... Christmas is a Christian holiday held on December 25 which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... The Beatles were an English pop and rock music group from Liverpool, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... The appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ... Manchester is a city in the United Kingdom, considered by most to be the countrys second city [1][2]. It is a centre of the arts, the media, higher education and big business. ...


1960s

The Hollies had a squeaky-clean image, and were famous for their rich vocal harmonies, which rivalled those of The Beach Boys. They scored their first major British hit in 1964 with a cover of Maurice Williams and The Zodiac's "Stay" which hit #8 in the UK charts. They quickly followed with a cover of Doris Troy's "Just One Look". Frequent releases during the mid-60s included many cover versions of popular songs, as well as a few group-penned hits and many songs written especially for them by professional songwriters. The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961 who are widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock and pop music history. ... Maurice Williams (born 1940) is an American doo-wop and soul artist. ... Doris Troy (January 6, 1937 - February 16, 2004) was an R&B singer, known to her many fans as Mama Soul. ... In popular music a cover version is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


By 1965 The Hollies were established as one of Britain's pre-eminent singles bands, and they enjoyed huge chart success in many countries in the mid-Sixties, releasing a string of classic harmony-pop hits including ""Bus Stop"" (written by future 10CC member Graham Gouldman), "I'm Alive", a UK No. 1, "I Can't Let Go", "Stop Stop Stop", "Carrie Anne" (from which actress Carrie-Anne Moss got her name, having been born when the song was on the charts), "On a Carousel", "Look Through Any Window", and "Jennifer Eccles". Bus Stop is the title of a song recorded and released as a 7 45rpm Vinyl single by the British pop band The Hollies. ... 10cc is a British rock music group who achieved their greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... Graham Gouldman is a British songwriter and musician, known for penning a string of hit songs in the late 1960s and as a member of pop group 10cc in the 1970s. ... Im Alive may refer to: Im Alive (album) - Jackson Browne Im Alive (song) performed by Alice Cooper Im Alive (song) performed by Céline Dion Im Alive (song) performed by The Hollies Im Alive (song) performed by Heather Nova The autobiography of Cecil Williams This... Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded Carrie-Anne Moss, born August 21, 1967 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is a Canadian actress who achieved worldwide fame following her appearances in The Matrix trilogy. ... Look Through Any Window was the first US top 40 hit for British Invasion band The Hollies, peaking at #32 in Jan of 1966. ...


Drummer Bobby Elliot is also considered by many to be one of England's best drummers; together with longtime bassist Bernie Calvert, who replaced Eric Haydock in 1966, they enjoyed a solid, almost jazz-oriented backbeat. Tony Hicks and Graham Nash shared the guitar spotlight, Hicks even adding banjo occasionally as on "Stop Stop Stop", while frontman Allan Clarke sang in his distinctive nasal tenor. Graham William Nash (born 2 February 1942) is an English singer-songwriter known primarily for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. ... Allan Clarke (born 5 April 1942 in Salford, England) was one of the founding members of The Hollies. ...


Between 1964 and 1969, only two Hollies songs failed to reach the UK Top 10. "If I Needed Someone" (No. 20, 1965), was a George Harrison composition, originally recorded by the Beatles on Rubber Soul, and John Lennon's dismissive comments of their rivals' version led to angry exchanges in the press between both groups. "King Midas in Reverse" (No. 18, 1967), an original Hollies song, was heavily influenced by prevailing trends in psychedelia, with an ambitious strings, brass and flute arrangement. Its modest success was a disappointment particularly to Nash, who was keen to progress beyond their usual style. If I Needed Someone is a song by The Beatles which first appeared in the UK on the 1965 album Rubber Soul (see 1965 in music) and was later included in the 1966 U.S. release Yesterday. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 24, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Rubber Soul is an album by British rock band The Beatles, first released in December 1965. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was an iconic 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles. ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ...


When Nash left in 1968 due to creative differences, in particular over the plan to record a full album of Dylan songs which he saw as a step backward for the band, he joined forces with former Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills and ex-Byrds singer David Crosby to form one of the first supergroups, Crosby, Stills & Nash. He was replaced by guitarist-singer Terry Sylvester, formerly of the Swinging Blue Jeans. This lineup had an immediate hit in 1969 with "Sorry, Suzanne", which reached No. 3 in the UK. Buffalo Springfield album cover Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived yet highly original and influential folk-rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. ... Stephen Stills album cover Stephen Arthur Stills is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. ... L-R: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn The Byrds were an American rock music group founded in Los Angeles, California in 1964 by singers and guitarists Jim McGuinn (he later changed his name to Roger McGuinn), Gene Clark, and David Crosby. ... David Crosby performing live David Crosby (born David Van Cortland Crosby on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ... Crosby, Stills & Nash (at times known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands: Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ...


1970s

The group hit No. 3 again in 1970 with the emotional ballad "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", whose recording featured the piano playing of Elton John. He Aint Heavy, Hes My Brother is a song by the Hollies. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1] (born March 25, 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ...


Clarke briefly left the group in 1971 for a solo career. On the expiry of their EMI/Parlophone contract they signed with Polydor, and European star Mikael Rickfors overcame language barriers as Clarke's replacement, yielding the minor hit "The Baby". Meanwhile EMI had taken a two-year-old track from their album "Distant Light", featuring Clarke on lead vocal and unusually lead guitar as well, the Creedence Clearwater Revival-inspired smash, "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", as a rival single, reaching No. 2 in the US and No. 32 in the UK. Clarke rejoined in 1973 and they returned to the UK Top 30 with another swamp rocker penned by Clarke, "The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee". Creedence Clearwater Revival album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival, frequently referred to as CCR or simply Creedence, was an American rock band, fronted by John Fogerty. ... Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress was a song made by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label. ...


In 1974 they had a UK No. 2 hit and US Top Ten success with the soaring, grandiose love song "The Air That I Breathe", which brought comparison with the group's successful vocal style to The Everly Brothers as well as to The Beatles; it had previously been recorded by Phil Everly on one of his solo albums. It was their last major UK hit for over a decade. Subsequent singles like "Son of a Rotten Gambler", "I'm Down", "Boulder to Birmingham", and "Sandy" failed to chart, although in the last of these the Hollies showed foresight in appreciating the songwriting talents of newcomer Bruce Springsteen. The Air That I Breathe, a song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood, was initially recorded by Phil Everly. ... Don (born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born Philip Everly January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... Im Down is a Beatles B-Side heavily influenced by Ray Charless Whatd I Say. Paul McCartney sang lead and played bass, George Harrison played lead guitar, Ringo Starr played drums and John Lennon added a Hammond organ. ... The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle is the second album by Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Bruce Frederick Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...


Unlike some other British Invasion bands the Hollies were also accomplished in concert, as indicated by their 1977 Live Hits album, recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand the previous year, which included effective performances of lesser-known songs such as Hicks' working-class portrayal "Too Young to Be Married" (a No. 1 single in several overseas territories, though never released as such in the UK or US), as well as the expected hits.


1980s and on

In 1981 Calvert and Sylvester left. That same year, in the wake of the "Stars on 45" medley craze, they were persuaded to record their own contribution, "Holliedaze", which returned them to the UK Top 30. Nash and Haydock briefly rejoined to promote the record on Top of the Pops. They continued to record and tour all over the world in various lineups through the mid-1980s, last hitting the US Top 40 with a remake of The Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love", which reached No. 29 in 1983, from the album What Goes Around. A live album featuring the Clarke-Hicks-Elliott-Nash regrouping, Reunion, followed that same year. Stars on 45 were a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular in the UK, Europe and the US in the very early 1980s. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC Two and now licensed for local versions around the world. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... The Supremes were a very successful Motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. ...


After its use in a TV commercial for Miller Lite lager in the summer of 1988, "He Ain't Heavy" was reissued in the UK and reached No. 1, thus establishing a new record for the length of time between chart-topping singles for one artist of 23 years. By this time bassist Ray Stiles, formerly a member of 1970s chart-topping glam rock group Mud, had joined the permanent line-up. A reissue early in 1989 of "The Air That I Breathe" only made No. 60. Mud were a British glam rock band formed in 1968, best remembered for their single Tiger Feet which was 1974s UK best selling single. ...


In 1993 another new single, "The Woman I Love", written by Nik Kershaw, reached No. 42 in the UK. Nik Kershaw Nik Kershaw is an English singer-songwriter, popular during the 1980s. ...


The Hollies still tour, although with only two original members, Hicks and Elliott. After Clarke's retirement in 1999, he was replaced by Carl Wayne, former lead singer of The Move. Wayne only recorded one song with them, "How Do I Survive", the last (and only new) track on the 2003 Greatest Hits. He worked with the group for nearly five years, his presence assuring the addition of a few Move songs to the live show, before his untimely death from cancer in August 2004, and was replaced by Peter Howarth. Carl Wayne (August 18, 1943 - August 31, 2004), real name Colin David Tooley, singer and actor, was best remembered as the lead vocalist of Birmingham rock group The Move during the 1960s. ... The Move ca. ...


The Hollies' first new studio album since 1983, Staying Power, trailed by the singles "Hope" and "So Damn Beautiful", was released in 2006.


Line-up

The Hollies
The Hollies
  • Allan Clarke : guitar, vocals (1962-1971; 1973-1999)
  • Tony Hicks : guitar, vocals (1962 onwards)
  • Graham Nash : guitar, vocals (1962-1968: left to form Crosby, Stills & Nash; 1981)
  • Don Rathbone : drums (1962; became manager)
  • Vic Steele : guitar, vocals (1962)
  • Bobby Elliott : drums (1963 onwards)
  • Eric Haydock : bass (1963-1966; 1981)
  • Bernie Calvert : bass (1966-1981)
  • Terry Sylvester : vocals/guitar (1969-1981)
  • Mikael Rickfors : vocals/guitar (1972)
  • John Miles : guitar, vocals (Guest Appearance)
  • Alan Coates : vocals, guitar (1982-2004)
  • Dennis Haines : keyboards (1983-1989)
  • Steve Stroud : bass (1984-1985; 1996)
  • Ray Stiles : bass, vocals (1985 onwards)
  • Ian Parker : keyboards (1991 onwards)
  • Carl Wayne : lead vocals (2000-2004)
  • Peter Howarth  : lead vocals (2004 onwards)
  • Steve Laurie  : vocals/guitar (2004 onwards)
  • Jamie Moses  : guitar, vocals (several tours and recordings)
  • Dave Carey  : keyboards (1990)

Download high resolution version (712x716, 139 KB) This is an album cover. ... Download high resolution version (712x716, 139 KB) This is an album cover. ... Allan Clarke (born 5 April 1942 in Salford, England) was one of the founding members of The Hollies. ... Graham William Nash (born 2 February 1942) is an English singer-songwriter known primarily for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. ... Crosby, Stills, & Nash (sometimes known as Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young) is a pioneering folk rock/rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of three 1960s bands the Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds, and the Hollies. ... John Miles is an English vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player best known for his 1976 Top 3 hit Music. ... Ian Parker, (born in Irvine, Ayrshire, sw Scotland on the 26 November 1953) is a Scottish keyboard player. ... Carl Wayne (August 18, 1943 - August 31, 2004), real name Colin David Tooley, singer and actor, was best remembered as the lead vocalist of Birmingham rock group The Move during the 1960s. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ...

Partial discography

The Hollies
The Hollies
  1. Stay with the Hollies, 1964
  2. In the Hollies Style, 1964
  3. The Hollies, 1965
  4. Would You Believe?, 1966
  5. For Certain Because, 1966
  6. Evolution, 1967
  7. Butterfly, 1967
  8. The Vintage Hollies, 1967 (stereo reissue of In The Hollies Style)
  9. The Hollies' Greatest, 1968 (compilation)
  10. Hollies Sing Dylan, 1969
  11. Hollies Sing Hollies, 1969
  12. Reflection, 1969
  13. Confessions of the Mind, 1970
  14. Distant Light, 1971
  15. Romany, 1972
  16. Out on the Road, 1973 (released only in Germany)
  17. Hollies, 1974 (sometimes listed as Hollies '74 to distinguish it from the band's earlier self-titled album)
  18. Another Night, 1975
  19. Write On, 1976 (not released in US)
  20. Russian Roulette, 1976 (not released in US)
  21. Hollies Live, 1977 (released everywhere but US, reissued 1998 as Live Hits, its original UK title)
  22. Clarke, Hicks, Sylvester, Calvert, Elliott 1977 (released only in US, contains tracks from Write On and Russian Roulette)
  23. A Crazy Steal, 1978
  24. |20 Golden Greats, 1978
  25. 5317704, 1979
  26. Buddy Holly, 1981
  27. What Goes Around, 1983
  28. Reunion, 1983
  29. Staying Power, 2006

Download high resolution version (715x719, 110 KB) This is an album cover. ... Download high resolution version (715x719, 110 KB) This is an album cover. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... In the Hollies Style is The Hollies second LP for Parlophone. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... For Certain Because is the fifth UK album by The Hollies. ... Evolution (Parlophone PCS 7022/PMC 7022) is the first of two 1967 albums by The Hollies. ... Butterfly (Parlophone PCS 7039/PMC 7039) is the second of two 1967 albums by The Hollies. ... In the Hollies Style is The Hollies second LP for Parlophone. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official band site
  • Hollies Lyrics
  • The Class of 64 Featuring Eric Haydock
  • Yahoo Groups The Hollies Free Yahoo fan group

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