The Hollies were formed in 1962. And 47 years later they are still together, with two original members; guitarist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliot. Former members of the classic lineup from the 1960's were singer Allan Clarke, singer/guitarist Graham Nash, bassist Bernie Calvert, and singer/guitarist Terry Sylvester (who replaced Nash in 1968).
There is a very long and detailed family tree on the band's website that can fill in any blanks, and add any pertinent details.
This afternoon Long Cool Woman popped up on the radio...and I thought it was time to talk about the Hollies just a little bit....and show the video.
A quick personal story about the group. In the early 1980's I was the front desk manager of a hotel in New Jersey. The Hollies original lineup (Clarke,Hicks, Elliot, and Nash)had a reunion and were touring the US. They booked some rooms in our hotel for a weekend gig. Hicks, Elliot, and Clarke arrived first, and asked me if the dining room was open.....it wasn't. So I had somebody cover for me, and I opened the dining room just for them, with no approval from my boss. I rolled up my sleeves, and made sandwiches for the band..and comped them!
Needless to say my boss was just a little pissed off, to say the least...all I could say was, "But Mr. G...they're THE HOLLIES!!!!...he didn't get it. I was THAT close to being fired. Then later, Nash arrived, and he asked me to track Crosby down (via telephone) in Washington....I went into OT, never got hold of him.
Readers of this blog might be surprised to hear the "sounds of the seasons" on these pages during the holidays. I was thinking a...
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in the Rutgers- Army football game. To send Eric a "Get Well" message click his photo.
Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund
Click the picture for more information on the Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund, established for the longterm care and rehabilitation of this seriously injured Rutgers Football player. Thank You!
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".