The Road is Long: The Hollies Story

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By Brian Southall

RRP: £15.99 

binding: paperback
isbn: 978 1 9059 5976 1
page size: 228 x 152mm
extent: 208 pages
illustration: 16 page picture section


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The Hollies are an English rock group known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The band became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s (231 weeks on the UK singles charts during the 1960s; the 9th highest of any artist of the decade) and into the mid 1970s.

The Hollies was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in late 1962 as a Merseybeat-type music group in Manchester, although some of the band members came from further north! Graham Nash left the group in 1968 to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (and later Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young).

Sixties hits included: Just One Look; Here I Go Again; I’m Alive’; Look Through Any Window; If I Needed Someone; I Can’t Let Go; Bus Stop; Stop, Stop, Stop; On a Carousel; Carrie Anne; King Midas in Reverse; Jennifer Eccles; Sorry Suzanne and He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother Seventies hits included Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress; and The Air That I Breathe. The band’s work is included on many TV advertised compilation albums.