Press Release 2015

 

 

 

 

 

The Hollies appeared on the BBC’s very first ‘Top of the Pops’ on New Years Day 1964, with The Stones, Dusty Springfield and The Beatles.

• The Hollies pioneered the use of the three-way vocal harmony in Pop Music.

• The Hollies were innovators. Unusual instrumentation was often used during the production of their records at Abbey Road - including banjo, tubular bells, celesta, glockenspiel and bagpipes.

• Carrie Anne is the first hit record to feature real steel drums.

• ‘Hollies - More hits than any other British group’. The 1978 Guinness Book of British Hit Singles.

• Friend and colleague Graham Nash left The Hollies in December 1968 to form super group ‘Crosby Stills and Nash’ in Los Angeles.

• Elton John played piano on several Hollies recordings, including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’  in 1969.

• In 1988 ‘He Ain't Heavy’ was re-released, and went straight to #1 in the UK.

• 1993 and The Hollies were presented with The Ivor Novello Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Music’

• The Hollies were inducted into American Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in March 2010,  for their 'Impact on the Evolution, Development and Perpetuation of Rock and Roll'.

 

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