The Road is Long: The Hollies Story

Cover of The Road is Long: The Hollies Story

By Brian Southall

RRP: £15.99 

binding: paperback
isbn: 9781905959761
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.