The Hollies

Rather than create our own Hollies page, we thought you might prefer to visit some of the many Hollies sites!

The Hollies Official UK Page - the main Hollies site. Lots of good info, see whats happening with the band now as well as in the 60s.

On-line Hollies Club - this is a Yahoo message board

Not a Hollies site but may be of interest. German pop project ET CETERA teamed up with ALLAN CLARKE

Excellent history of the group

Hollies info

Allan Clarke and Graham Nash's first band was The Two Teens (1955): Allan Clarke vocals; Graham Nash guitar, vocals.
 
The Guytones (1956): Allan Clark vocals; Graham Nash guitar, vocals.
 
Tony Hicks's first band was Les Skiflettes (1956): Tony Hicks guitar; Patrick Belshaw vocals; Harold Russell + four others. Then Hicks and Belshaw went to Ricky Shaw and the Dalphins.
 
The Two Tones (1959): Allan Clarke vocals; Graham Nash guitar, vocals.
 
The Sidekicks (1956): Butch Mepham vocals, guitar; Derek Crew vocals, guitar; Derek Peirce tea-chest bass; Derek Bentley washboard.
 
The Meteors Skiffle Group (1956 - early 1958): Butch Mepham vocals, guitar; George Owen guitar; Tom Mangan tea-chest bass; Brian Lowe snare drums.
 
Johnny Peters and the Jets (formed early 1958): Butch Mepham bass (Hofner President); Derek Quinn lead guitar; Joe Abrahams drums (earl 1958 - c late 1959); Pete Bocking guitar (earl 1958 - c late 1959); Johnny Peters vocals, lead guitar (born Barry James).
 
The Fourtones (Ricky Young and the Fourtones) (c late 1959): Allan Clarke (Ricky Young) vocals; Graham Nash guitar, vocals; Butch Mepham bass (born John Mepham, 27.7.1941, in Manchester, Lancashire); Joe Abrahams drums; Pete Bocking guitar; Derek Quinn lead guitar (born 24.5.1942, in Manchester, Lancashire) (later in Freddie and the Dreamers); Keith Bates drums; Terry Morton lead guitar.
 
Bobby Elliott's first band was Gerry Storm and the Falcons (1959): Bobby Elliott drums; Gerry Storm vocals; Ronnie Bullock guitar; Tony Beharrel bass; Kevin Foster guitar. Then Elliott and the rest of the band except Storm went to Eddie Morton and the Falcons.
 
Eddie Morton and the Falcons (1960): Bobby Elliott drums; Eddie Morton vocals; Ronnie Bullock guitar; Tony Beharrel bass; Kevin Foster guitar.
 
The Bob Price Quartet (1960 - 1962): Bobby Elliott drums; Bob Price trumpet; Jimmy Holt alto sax; Alan Thacker piano; Alan Cooper double bass.It seems Elliott was in this band the same time as he was in Gerry Storm / Eddie Morton and the Falcons.
 
Bernie Calvert's first band was Ricky Shaw and the Dolphins (1958 - 1960, 1961): Tony Hicks lead guitar (1958 - 1960, 1961); Patrick Belshaw vocals (1958 1960, 1961); Bernie Calvert bass (1958 - 1960, 1961); Alan Buck drums (1958 - 1960) (born 7.4.1943, in Brierfield, Lancashire) (later in Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Lionel Morton Four, The Four Pennies); John Robert Shaw rhythm guitar (1961); Bobby Elliott drums (1961).
 
Don Rathbone's first band was The Electrons (1960 - 1962): Don Rathbone drums plus remaining personnel unknown.
 
Shane Fenton and the Fentones: Shane Fenton vocals; Shane Fenton vocals; Mickey Aire rhythm guitar; Bonny bass; Jerry Wilcox lead guitar; Bobby Elliott drums (1962).
 
The Dolphins (1962): Tony Hicks lead guitar; Bernie Calvet lead guitar; Bobby Elliott drums; Patrick Belshaw vocals.
 
Ricky and Dane Young (1960): Ricky Young (Allan Clarke) vocals; Dane Young (Graham Nash) vocals, guitar.
 
Kirk Daniels and the Deltas (1960): Allan Clarke (Ricky) vocals; Graham Nash (Dane) guitar, vocals; Eric Haydock bass; Kirk Daniels vocals;
 
The Dominators of Rhythm (1962): Graham Nash guitar, vocals; Allan Clark vocals; Eric Haydock bass; Don Rathbone drums; Vic Farrell lead guitar.  
 

The Hollies (formed Dec 1962, in Manchester, Lancashire): Bobby Elliott (born Robert Hartley Elliott, 8.12.1941, at 13 Chilton Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire); Graham Nash (born Graham William Nash, 2.2.1942, in Blackpool, Lancashire); Allan Clarke (born Harold Allan Clarke, 5.4.1942, in Salford, Lancashire); Bernard Calvert (born Bernard Bamford Calvert, 16.9.1942, in Brierield, Lancashire); Don Rathbone (born Donald Rathbone, 10.1942, in Wilmslow, Cheshire); Eric Haydock (born 3.2.1943, in Burnley, Lancashire); Tony Hicks (born Anthony Christopher Hicks, 16.12.1945, in Nelson, Lancashire).

Note inclusion of Sid and Eddie (Little and Large)

I have some extra info on The Hollies. All the info a little confusing! It seems The Hollies first drummer Dan Rathbone was in to bands at the same time The Deltas and The Arrows.  

The Hollies first gig was maybe in September 1962 at The Oasis and not in December 1962 as a lot of web sites say. I found this September 1962 Hollies gig by chance on a web page, which showed a Beatles poster, advertising their gig at The Oasis on September 29, 1962, underneath it is advertising a future Hollies gig on September 30, 1962. As for The Hollies first gig at The Cavern, some sites say it was in January 1963, but I have found out it was later in February 1963, according to Spencer Leigh's wonderful book The Cavern. As for Vic Farrell, some sites say he left The Hollies in February 1963, but according to Farrell on one Hollies site, he left just after his 18th birthday in Early May 1963.

The Hollies formed in September? 1962 with a line-up of Graham Nash on Lead vocals, rhythm & acoustic guitar, banjo (b. Graham William Nash, Monday, February 2, 1942, The Maternity Ward, The Kimberly Hotel, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK), Eric Haydock on bass (Fender VI) (b. Tuesday, February, 3, 1942, Burnley, Lancashire, UK), Allan Clarke on lead vocals, harmonica (b. Harold Allan Clarke, Sunday, April 5, 1942, Salford, Lancashire, UK), Don Rathbone on drums (b. Donald Rathbone, October 1942, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK) and 17 year-old Vic Steele on lead guitar (Fender Jazz-master) (b. Victor Winston Farrell, Monday, May 5, 1945, Manchester, Lancashire, UK). 

Steele, under his real name of Farrell, had been in The Emperors Of Rhythm from 1962 and in June or July 1962, he approached Eric Haydock to replace their departing bassist Rod Clare. The plan didn't work out because The Emperors' rhythm guitarist Eric Stewart (b. Eric Michael Stewart, Saturday, January 20, 1945, Droylsden, Lancashire, UK) and drummer Eric Farrell (Steele's brother), turned professional backing a local singer called Johnny Peters, who Stewart had earlier played with in his band The Crestas. 

In Autumn 1962 Clarke, Nash and Steele decided to team up with Haydock and drummer Don Rathbone. 

In 1960 Rathbone had started out in The Electrons, formed in 1958 with a line-up of group leader Phil Henshaw on guitar (b. Philip Henshaw, 1939 Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK), Cliff Bowers on guitar (b. Clifford Bowers, 1937, Alma Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK d. ), Dave Aldcroft on bass (b. David Aldcroft, 1937, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK), Roy Tomkins on drums (b. 1932, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK) and Gordon Roberts on tenor sax (b. 1936, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, UK). The bands manager was Brian Shapley (b. 1937, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK), who played piano and also doubled on bass. I guess Rathbone replaced Tomkins and did not stay long, and left in 1960. 

Rathbone was then with Haydock in Kirk Daniels and the Deltas. This band was formed in 1960 with Kirk Daniels on lead vocals (b. Harry Morris d. Friday, October 5, 2007), Tommy Turner on lead guitar (b. Thomas Turner), John Murphy on rhythm guitar, Haydock on bass and Rathbone on drums. They were also known as The Kirk Daniels Group. They also went out as The Flintstones wearing caveman gear. Murphy later played lead guitar with Dek Rivers and the Big Sound. Later Kirk Daniels and the Deltas became The Deltas / The Deltas (featuring Ricky and Dane), without Daniels and Murphy. In came Allan Clarke (Ricky) on lead vocals, Graham Nash (Dane) on rhythm guitar and Vic Farrell on lead guitar. This band was later called The Flintstones again.  

Rathbone was also in The Arrows, formed in Late 1961 with Mick Rhodes on lead guitar (b. Michael Rhodes, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK), Joe Henshall on bass (b. Joseph Henshall, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK), Dave Bowker on rhythm guitar (b. David Bowker, 1947, Strawberry Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK) and Rathbone on drums. In September 1962 the band were joined by lead vocalist Cliff Bowers (ex-The Cestrian Skiffrocks) and the band became Cliff Bowers and the Arrows. By this time Rathbone had left I guess in Autumn 1962 and was replaced by Derek Chadwick (b. Derek Bailey, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK).

After a few meetings in Autumn 1962 between Vic Steele (Farrell), Clarke, Nash, and Rathbone at the local coffee / dance club The Oasis at 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, the new band was formed. The first practices took place in the evenings and on Sundays, over The Wimpey Bar in Oxford Road, Manchester. After three of four weeks they started gigging under the name of Ricky and Dane Young and the Emperors of Rhythm (or The Dominators of Rhythm), at the local dance halls, plus the youth and coffee dance clubs. Ricky Young was Clarke and Dane Young was Nash, who had used these names as duo back in the Mid 50's. They soon got a regular Wednesday spot at The Oasis, and built up a small following. The type of music they were playing at the time was Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers. 

The band became The Hollies in September? 1962, with Clarke coming up with the new name. Their first gig may have been on Sunday, September 30, 1962 at The Oasis Club. They also played a further two gigs at this club in December 1962. At this time they may have also gone under the name of Ricky and Dane Young and the Hollies, according to Steele (Farrell), but can't find any gigs under this name. 

The Hollies first gig at the famous Cavern Club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire was in February 1963. It was maybe at this gig that they were seen by Parlophone assistant producer Ron Richards (b. Ronald Richard Pratley, Tuesday, January 22, 1929, London, UK d. Thursday, April 30, 2009, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK), who had been involved in producing the first Beatles session. Richards offered them an audition with Parlophone.

The Hollies turned professional in March 1963.

Also in March 1963 they played at The Cavern again and The Fire Station Dance Hall in Rochdale, Lancashire, supported by Paul Stevens and the Javelins and Dek Boner and the Kentuckies.

On Thursday, April 4, 1963 The Hollies did their EMI audition at Abbey Road Studio 2 at 3 Abbey Road, St Johns Wood, North West London. They recorded three songs, two became their first single ''(Ain't That) Just Like Me'' / Hay What's Wrong With Me'' and a third song ''Whole World Over'' was a B-side of their second single.  

Farrell left the band in Early May 1963 when The Hollies became professional, just after his 18th birthday, which was on Sunday, May 5, 1963. He didn't want to take the risk of an uncertain existence as an artist and wanted to finish his education in Engineering. He was replaced by 17 year-old Tony Hicks on lead & acoustic guitar, banjo, lead vocals (b. Anthony Christopher Hicks, Sunday, December 16, 1945, Nelson, Lancashire, UK). 

Hicks had started out in Winter 1957 in The Les Skifflettes, a seven-piece group, who included 14 year-old Pat Belshaw on lead vocals (b. Patrick Belshaw, 1943) and 12 year-old Tony Hicks on lead guitar. This band in Late 1959 became Ricky Shaw and the Dolphins with Ricky Shaw (Pat Belshaw) on lead vocals, Hicks on lead guitar, 17 year-old Bernie Calvert on bass (b. Bernard Bamford Calvert, Wednesday, September 16, 1942, Briefield, Lancashire, UK) and 16 year-old Alan Buck on drums (b. Wednesday, April 7, 1943, Halifax Road, Briefield, Lancashire, UK d. Late March 1994, at home in Ealing, West London, UK, from a heart attack). This line-up lasted until 1960 when they split and reformed in 1961 without Buck, who went onto play in Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and The Lionel Morton Four from 1962, that became The Four Pennies (Nov 1963 - 1966). Buck was replaced by drummer Bobby Elliott. Ricky Shaw and the Dolphins also added rhythm guitarist John Shaw (b. John Robert Shaw). In 1962 the band became The Dolphins without John Shaw. This band split in 1962. 

On Wednesday, May 15, 1963 The Hollies went back to Abbey Road to record five songs, ''Fortune Teller,'' ''Now's The Time'' (B-side of their third single), ''Little Love,'' (appeared on their first album), ''Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah' and 'Searchin.' 

Between Wednesday, May 15 and Wednesday, December 11, 1963 The Hollies recorded their first album ''Stay With The Hollies'' at the famous EMI Abbey Road Studios. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

The Hollies also played the famous Liverpool Cavern again, twice in June 1963, twice in July 1963 and then in October 1963. 

In July 1963 the band went into Abbey Road three times on Wednesday, July 3 to record ''Searchin'' & ''Talkin' About You,'' Monday July 15 to record ''Searchin'' & ''I Understand'' and Tuesday, July 23, 1963 to record ''Searchin'' (A-side of their second single), with Tommy Sanderson on piano (b. Thomas Sanderson). 

In August 1963 Rathbone left The Hollies and was replaced by drummer Bobby Elliott (b. Robert Hartley Elliott, Monday, December 8, 1941, 13 Chilton Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, UK). Actually Rathbone didn't leave the group as such, he was asked to leave the band because his drumming wasn't really up to the standard. Also read that Ron Richards wasn't very pleased with his drumming and it was decided that the group should have a new drummer. So Tony Hicks suggested that his friend Elliott should join. After Rathbone was sacked he worked for them as driver/tour manager. 

Bobby Elliott had been in a number of bands, starting out in Gerry Storme and the Falcons formed in 1959. This band became Eddie G. Marten and The Falcons in 1960. Elliott then joined Jazz band The Bob Price Quintet in 1960 and stayed with Price until 1962. While playing with Bob Price, Elliott also played in Ricky Shaw and the Dolphins, he replaced their drummer Alan Buck. Buck went onto play in Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and The Lionel Morton Four from 1962, that became The Four Pennies (Nov 1963 - 1966). In 1962 Ricky Shaw and the Dolphins became The Dolphins without their rhythm guitarist John Shaw. This band split in 1962. In 1963 Elliott joined Shane Fenton and the Fentones replacing their drummer George Rodda. Elliott did not stay long and he left in April 1963 and was replaced by Don Burrell (b. Donald Burrell). The Fentones carried on until September 1965. 

On Friday, October 11, 1963 The Hollies were back at Abbey Road to record ''Stay'' (A-side of their third single) and ''Poison Ivy.'' 

On Tuesday, October 29, 1963 and Wednesday, December 11, 1963 the band were back in Abbey Road to record part of their first album ''Stay With The Hollies.'' 

On Monday, January 27, 1964 the band went back to Abbey Road to record their fourth single, ''Just One Look'' / ''Keep Off That Friend Of Mine'' and ''Candy Man'' (harmonica overdub), that appeared on their first album. 

On Monday, April 13, 1964 the band went into Abbey Road again to record their fifth single ''Here I Go Again'' / ''Baby That's All.''

Between Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, August 25, 1964 The Hollies recorded their second album ''In The Hollies Style'' at Abbey Road. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

Between Tuesday, November 10, 1964 and Tuesday, July 13, 1965 The Hollies recorded their third album ''Hollies' at Abbey Road. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

Between Tuesday, September 14, 1965 and Friday, March 25, 1966 The Hollies recorded their fourth album ''Would You Believe'' at Abbey Road. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

On Tuesday, January 13, 1966 The Hollies went into Abbey Road to record ''I Can't Let Go'' / ''Running Through The Night'' on Parlophone R5409. 

Haydock's last gig with The Hollies was on Saturday, May 7, 1966 at Pismo Beach, California, USA, the last date of their first US Tour. 

On Tuesday, May 10, 1966 The Hollies went into Abbey Road to record ''After The Fox'' and with Haydock refusing to go into the studio Jack Bruce (b. John Symon Asher Bruce, May 14, 1943, 56 Beaufort Gardens, Bishopsbriggs, Dunbartonshire, UK) played bass instead. 

So on Thursday May 12 or Friday, May 13, 1966 The Hollies manager Mike Cohen called Bernie Calvert at his factory job to see if he would be available to play bass on The Hollies' upcoming tour to Scandinavia, starting in just over a week. He said yes. 

On Friday, May 13, 1966 the band appeared on BBC Radio?, with Voorman on bass? 

On Saturday May 14, 1966 some of The Hollies, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott and Bernie Calvert, without Allan Clarke participated in a recording session for the Everly Brothers' album ''Two Yanks In England.'' 

On Sunday, May 15, 1966 The Hollies appeared on ITV's ''Sunday Night At The London Palladium.'' When Haydock failed to show up the band used German bassist Klaus Voorman (b. Tuesday, April 29, 1938, North Berlin, Germany). Voorman later rehearsed with the group, but turned down the offer to join the band, he instead joined Manfred Mann (July 1966 - June 1969). 

On Tuesday, May 17, 1966 the band went into Abbey Road Studios to record ''Don't Run And Hide,'' with John Paul Jones on bass (b. John Baldwin, Thursday, January 3, 1946, Sidcup, Kent, UK) (ex-The Deltas from 1960, The Jett Blacks, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan).This was the B-side of their thirteenth single.  

On Wednesday, May 18, 1966 the band went into Abbey Road to record ''Bus Stop'' (Graham Gouldman) with Calvert on bass. It was produced by Ron Richards. This was the A-side of their thirteenth single. 

On Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, 1966 in Bremen, Germany, the band taped performances for the TV show ''Beat Club.'' Nash also did an interview for the show. It was aired on Saturday, May 28, 1966.  

On Saturday, May 21 to Monday, June 13, 1966 The Hollies went on their tour of Denmark and Sweden, with Calvert on bass, vocals. 

When Haydock left the band in June 1966 he formed his own short-lived band Haydock's Rockhouse with Haydock on bass, Ken Knight on drums (b. Kenneth Knight), Barry Worthington on tenor sax, flute, Pete Ainsworth on lead vocals (b. Peter Ainsworth, Stockport, Cheshire, UK), Ian Brooks on bass, occasional trumpet and Dereck Taylor on lead guitar, bass (ex-The Toggery Five). 

This was an already existing band called The Soul Executives formed in 1962 by Ian Brooks on bass (Burns), occasional trumpet, Ken Knight on drums (b. Kenneth Knight) and Worthington on tenor sax, flute with Pete Ainsworth on lead vocals, Graham Attwood on baritone sax, Bill Conway on vibes, organ, alto sax and Dereck Taylor on lead guitar, bass. 

In June 1966 Attwood left after a splat with Ainsworth and Brooks moved over to full time trumpet. The band advertised for a bass player and Haydock, who had just left The Hollies walked into their rehearsal room and asked to join the band. They also changed their name as there was another band in Blackpool called The Executives, who included future Jethro Tull flautist and lead vocalist Ian Anderson.

Not long after that Haydock did not want Conway in the band and so he left. Not long after that Brooks had a run in with Ainsworth and left to join Gin House. So Taylor became the bassist and the band was joined by Roger Wallborn on lead guitar, vocals? A later members of the band was organist Tony Danforth (b. Anthony Danforth) and drummer Hector Smith. 

When The Hollies returned to England from their Scandinavian tour on Tuesday, June 14, 1966 Calvert returned to his factory job and did not join the band permanently until Late July 1966. 

On Wednesday, June 15, 1966 the band appeared on Granada ITV's ''Scene At 6.30.'' 

On Thursday, June 16, 1966 the band appeared on BBC 1's ''Top Of The Pops,'' with Calvert on bass. 

On Thursday, June 17, 1966 the band appeared on Rediffusion ITV's ''Ready Steady Go.''  

On Monday, June 20, 1966 went into the studio to record ''Have You Ever Loved Somebody'' and ''Stop The Dance'' (an early version of ''Stop! Stop! Stop!''). Kenny Sammon (b. Kenneth Sammon) supplemented the group on organ. 

On Tuesday, June 21, 1966 the band appeared on Rediffusion ITV's ''Five O'Clock Show.'' 

On Wednesday, June 22, 1966 the band appeared on BBC Radio's ''Easy Beat.'' 

On Wednesday, June 29, 1966 the band appeared on BBC's TV's ''Hey Presto - It's Rolf.'' 

On Friday, July 1, 1966 the band appeared on Rediffusion ITV's ''Ready Steady Go'' and BBC's TV's ''Hey Presto - It's Rolf.'' 

Between Tuesday, August 16 and Monday, October 17, 1966 The Hollies recorded their fifth album ''For Certain Because'' at Abbey Road Studios. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

Between Tuesday, January 17 and Friday, March 17, 1967 ''Evolution'' The Hollies recorded their sixth album at Abbey Road Studios. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

Between Tuesday, September 5 and Friday, October 6, 1967 The Hollies recorded their seventh album ''Butterfly'' at Abbey Road Studios. It was produced by Ron Richards. 

 

Discography

UK 45's 

Friday, May 17, 1963 (Ain't That) Just Like Me/Hay What's Wrong With Me Parlophone R 5030  

Friday, August 16, 1963 Searchin'/All World Over Parlophone R 5O52 

Friday, November 15, 1963 Stay/Now's The Time Parlophone R 5077  

Friday, February 21, 1964 Just One Look/Keep Off That Friend Of Mine Parlophone R 5104 

Friday, May 15, 1964 Here I Go Again/Baby That's All Parlophone R 5137 

Friday, September 11, 1964 We're Through/Come On Back Parlophone R 5178  

Friday, January 22, 1965 Yes I Will/Nobody Parlophone R 5232  

Friday, May 21, 1965 I'm Alive/You Known He Did Parlophone R 5287  

Friday, August 27, 1965 Look Through Any Window/So Lonely Parlophone R 5322  

Friday, December 3, 1965 If I Needed Someone/I've Got A Way Of My Own Parlophone R 5392  

Friday, February 18, 1966 I Can't Let Go/Running Through The Night Parlophone R 5409   

Friday, June 17, 1966 Bus Stop/Don't Run And Hide Parlophone R 5469  

Friday, September 16, 1966 After The Fox/The Fox-Trot (Artist not listed) United Artists UP 1152 Peter Sellers and The Hollies  

Friday, October 8, 1966 Stop! Stop! Stop!/It's You Parlophone R 5508  

Friday, February, 10, 1967 On A Carousel/All The World Is Love Parlophone R 5562  

Friday, May 26, 1967 Carrie Anne/Signs That Will Never Change Parlophone R 5602 

Friday, September 22, 1967 King Midas In Reverse/Everything Is Sunshine Parlophone R 5637 

Friday, March 22, 1968 Jennifer Eccles/Open Up Your Eyes Parlophone R 5680  

Friday, September 27, 1968 Listen To Me/Do The Best You Can Parlophone R 5733  

Friday, February 28, 1969 Sorry Suzanne/Not That Way At All Parlophone R 5765  

Friday, September 19, 1969 He Ain't Heavy....He's My Brother/Cos You Like To Love Me Parlophone R 5806  

Friday, April 10, 1970 I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top/Mad Professor Blyth Parlophone R 5837 

 Friday, September 18, 1970 Gasoline Alley Bred/Dandelion Wine Parlophone R 5862  

UK EP's 

June 1964 The Hollies (Tracks: Rockin' Robin, What Kind Of Love, What'cha Gonna Do About It, When I'm Not There) Parlophone GEP 8909 

July 1964 Just One Look (Tracks: Just One Look, Keep Off That Friend Of Mine, I'm Talking About You, Lucille) Parlophone GEP 8909  

October 1964 Here I Go Again (Tracks: Here I Go Again, Baby That's All, You'd Better Move On, Memphis) Parlophone GEP 8915 

December 1964 We're Through (Tracks: We're Through, Come On Back, What Kind Of Boy, You'll Be Mine) Parlophone GEP 8927 

April 1965 In The Hollies Style (Tracks: Too Much Money Business, To You My Love, Come On Home, What Kind Of Boy) Parlophone GEP 8934 

September 1965 I'm Alive (Tracks: I'm Alive, You Know He Did, Honey And Money, Mickey's Monkey) Parlophone GEP 8942  

June 1966 I Can't Let Go (Tracks: I Can't Let Go, Look Through Any Window, I've Got A Way Of My Own, So Lonely) Parlophone GEP 8951

UK Albums 

January 1964 Stay With The Hollies Parlophone PMC 1220 

November 1964 In The Hollies Style Parlophone PMC 1235 

Wednesday, September 1, 1965 The Hollies Parlophone PMC 1261 

Wednesday, June 1, 1966 Would You Believe Parlophone PMC 7008  

Friday, December 9, 1966 For Certain Because Parlophone PMC 7011  

June 1967 Evolution Parlophone PMC 7022  

November 1967 Butterfly Parlophone PMC 7039  

August 1968 Hollies' Greatest Parlophone PMC 7057  

May 1969 Hollies Sing Dylan Parlophone PMC 7078  

November 1969 Hollies Sing Hollies Parlophone PCS 7092 

November 1970 Confessions Of The Mind Parlophone PCS 7116  

Some Hollies concerts:

Some Hollies concerts:

Sunday, September 30, 1962: The Oasis Club, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK, 2pm - 4.30pm, first ever gig?

Wednesday, December 5, 1962: The Oasis Club, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK, evening

Sunday, December 9, 1962: The Oasis Club, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK,  2pm - 4.30pm 

Sunday, December 23, 1962:  The Oasis Club, 45 - 47 Lloyd Street, off Albert Square, Manchester 2, Lancashire, UK

Sunday, February 3, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, an eight hour marathon, with The Beatles, Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes with Swinging Cilla (Black), The Merseybeats, The Road Runners, Earl Preston and the TT's, The Swinging Blue Jeans

Friday, March 22, 1963: The Regal Ballroom, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, UK, with Wayne Fontana and the Jets, The Country Gentlemen  
Wednesday, March 27, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, lunchtime session

Wednesday, March 27, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, evening session with The Karl Denver Trio, The Big Three, Earl Preston and the TT's

Friday, March 29, 1963: The Fire Station Dance Hall, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK, supported by Paul Stevens and the Javelins, Dek Boner and the Kentuckies

Tuesday, May 28, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with Faron's Flamingos, The Decibels, Sonny Webb and the Cascades  

Friday, May 31, 1963: The Kingfisher, 25a Warren Street, Andrew Square, Stockport, Cheshire, North East Cheshire, UK 

Wednesday, June 12, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with Vince Earl and the Talismen 

Wednesday, June 26, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with Vic and the Spidermen, Chick Graham and the Coasters

Friday, June 28, 1963: The Assembly Rooms, Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK, with Johnny Fox and the Hunters, The Emperors, 8pm - 1pm  

Sunday, June 30, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, supported Kerry Lester, as did The Red River Jazzmen, Vince Earl and the Talismen 

Saturday, July 13, 1963: The Outlook Club, 52 - 60 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK, supported by The Rolling Stones 
Sunday, July 21, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with The Chants, The Del-Renas

Tuesday, July 23, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, lunchtime session

Tuesday, July 23, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Denny Seyton and the Sabres, The Mofits, The Bob Ross Group, evening session 

Saturday, August 24, 1963: The Pier Ballroom, The Pier, Hastings, East Sussex, UK

Tuesday, November 12, 1963: The Mcllroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK 

Friday, November 29, 1963: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with The Puppets, The Kinsmen 

Wednesday, October 30, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with The Hustles, The Beachcombers, Bobby and the Bachelors

Sunday, January 12, 1964: The Pier Ballroom, The Pier, Hastings, East Sussex, UK

Friday, February 27, 1964: The Mcllroy's Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Whispers

Saturday, March 7, 1964: The Pier Ballroom, The Pier, Hastings, East Sussex, UK

Sunday, March 29 - Thursday, May 14, 1964: The Dave Clark Five & The Hollies UK Tour, with Mark Wynter, The Kinks, The Mojos, The Trebletones. The compare was Frank Berry

Sunday, March 29, 1964: The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK, first date of the tour
Monday, March 30, 1964: The Futurist, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK 

Tuesday, March 31, 1964: The De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Wednesday, April 1, 1964: The ABC Cinema, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK 

Thursday, April 2, 1964: The ABC Cinema, Warwick Road, Carlisle, Cumberland, UK 

Friday, April 3, 1964: The City Hall, Northumberland Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK 
Saturday, April 4, 1964: The City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 
Sunday, April 5, 1964: The Gaumont, New Victoria Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK 
Monday, April 6, 1964:  The Granada Cinema, 186 Powis Street, Woolwich, South East London, UK
Tuesday, April 7, 1964: The ABC Cinema, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK 
Wednesday, April 8, 1964: The Granada Cinema, Mitcham Road, Tooting, South West London, UK 
Thursday, April 9, 1964: The ABC, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK 
Friday, April 10, 1964: The Granada, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK

Saturday, April 11, 1964: The Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Sunday, April 12, 1964: The Embassy, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK 

Tuesday, April 14, 1964: The ABC, Dover, Kent, UK 
Wednesday, April 15, 1964: The ABC, Romford, Essex, UK 

Thursday, April 16, 1964: The Odeon, Chelmsford, Essex, UK 

Friday, April 17, 1964: The ABC, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK 

Saturday, April 18, 1964: The Apollo, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, April 19, 1964: The Odeon, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Tuesday, April 21, 1964: The Gaumont, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK 
Wednesday, April 22, 1964: The Granada, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Thursday, April 23, 1964: The Granada, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Friday, April 24, 1964: The Capitol, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK 

Saturday, April 25, 1964: The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Sunday, April 26, 1964: The Hippodrome, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 

Tuesday, April 28, 1964: The ABC, Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK 
Wednesday, April 29, 1964: The Gaumont, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire, UK 

Thursday, April 30, 1964: The Gaumont, Taunton, Somerset, UK 

Friday, May 1, 1964: The Gaumont, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 

Saturday, May 2, 1964: The Astoria, Finsbury Park, North West London, UK

Sunday, May 3, 1964: The Odeon, Lewisham, South East London, UK 

Tuesday, May 5, 1964: The ABC, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
Wednesday, May 6, 1964: The ABC, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK 
Thursday, May 7, 1964: The Globe, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
Friday, May 8, 1964: The Gaumont, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Saturday, May, 9, 1964: The Gaumont, Derby, Derbyshire, UK
Sunday, May 10, 1964: The Odeon, Walthamstow, East London, UK
Monday, May 11, 1964: The Odeon, Southend, Essex, UK
Tuesday, May 12, 1964: The Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, UK

Wednesday, May 13, 1964: The Granada, Harrow, Middlesex, UK

Thursday, May 14, 1964: The Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK, last date of tour  

Thursday, May 21, 1964: The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK 

Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 22, 1964: Big Holiday Attraction, All Star Parade, The Gaumont, Weymouth, Dorset, UK, with Big Dee Irwin, Shane Fenton and The Fentones, Blues By Five, Linda Doll, Syd & Eddie. The promoters were Joe Collins & the George Cooper Organisation & the compère was Larry Burns, the 4 weeks 

Thursday, September 10, 1964: The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Linda Laine and the Sinners 

Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, October 18, 1964: Freddie and The Dreamers & The Hollies Autumn 1964 Tour with The Four   Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, The Toggery Five. The Compère was Don Dwight

Saturday, September 19, 1964: The Adelphi, Slough, Berkshire, UK, first date of the tour

Sunday, September 20, 1964: The ABC, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Monday, September 21, 1964: The Rank, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, September 22, 1964: The Rank, Taunton, Somerset, UK

Wednesday, September 23, 1964: The ABC, Exeter, Devon, UK

Thursday, September 24, 1964: The ABC, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK

Sunday, September 27, 1964: The ABC, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK

Monday, September 28, 1964: The Rank, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

Tuesday, September 29, 1964: The Rank, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK

Thursday, October 1, 1964: The Odeon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Friday, October 2, 1964: The ABC, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK

Sunday, October 4, 1964: The Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool 1, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, October 5, 1964: The Rank, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK 

Tuesday, October 6, 1964: The Rank, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK 

Wednesday, October 7, 1964: The ABC, Chester, Cheshire, UK

Thursday, October 8, 1964: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Friday, October 9, 1964: The City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Saturday, October 10, 1964: The Rank, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Sunday, October 11, 1964: Unknown venue, UK

Wednesday, October 14, 1964: Unknown venue, UK

Thursday, October 15, 1964: The Rank, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK 

Saturday, October 17, 1964: The City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Sunday, October 18, 1964: The Rank, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK, last date of the tour 

Saturday, October 31, 1964: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, supported by Freddie Fingers Lee and the Shreekers, The Chequers 

Tuesday, November 24, 1964: The Cavern, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with The Kirkbys, Earl Preston's Realms, the Hollies set was recorded for Radio Luxembourg 

Friday, February 36, 1965: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with The Bo Street Runners, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Jaguars 

Saturday, March 20, 1965: The Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK, with The R B Five, The Impacts 

Saturday, April 3, 1965: The Astoria, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, UK, supported by The Mutineers, The Saracens   

Friday, May 14, 1965: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, supported by The Half Dozen, The Dominators 

Saturday, May 30, 1965: The Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK, with The Notions, Some People

Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, June 18, 1965: Small Tour Of Scotland, headlined by The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, The Moody Blues, with The Cannon Brothers, The Checkmates. The promoter was Albert Bonici

Tuesday, June 15, 1965: The Odeon, Renfield Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, first date of the tour  

Wednesday, June 16, 1965: The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK

Thursday, June 17, 1965: The Capitol, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Friday, June 18, 1965: The Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, UK, last date of the tour   

Thursday, November 3, 1965: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK, guest star Paul Jones, with The Small Faces, The Nashville Teens, Paul and Barry Ryan, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers 

Sunday, January 16, 1966: The Ultra Club, Hassocks Village, Mid West Sussex, UK 

Wednesday, January 19, 1966: The Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK 

Saturday, January 30, 1966: The Top Twenty Club, Corner of Ashton New Road, Market Street, Droylsden, Lancashire, UK 

Saturday, May 7, 1966: Unknown, Pismo Beach, California, USA, last date of the tour, Eric Haydock's last gig with the band 

Wednesday, May 11, 1966: The Locarno Dance Hall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK, with out bass player as Haydock failed to show  
 
Saturday, May 14, 1966: Loughborough College, Loughborough, Lincolnshire, UK, may have been cancelled 

Monday, May 16, 1966: The Queens Hall, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire, UK, probably cancelled 

Thursday, May 19, 1966: The Dance Hall, Streatham Hill, South West London, UK, cancelled 

Saturday, May 21 - Monday, June 13, 1966: The Scandinavian Tour (Denmark & Sweden), with Bernie Calvert on bass 

Saturday, June 18, 1966: The Queen's College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK 

Friday, June 24, 1966: The Princess Club, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Monday, June 27, 1966: The Gaumont or The Queen's Hall, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire, UK 

Saturday, July 2, 1966: The Floral Hall, Promenade, Southport, Lancashire, UK 

Friday, July 29, 1966: The Central Pier, Morecambe, Lancashire, UK, Calvert on bass as a permanent member  

Sunday October 23 - Saturday, November 6, 1966: Small English Tour headlined by The Hollies, special guest The Small Faces, Paul Jones, Paul & Barry Ryan, The Nashville Teens, Robb Storme and the Whispers, Peter Jay and the New Jaywalkers. The compère was Ray Cameron 

Sunday, October 23, 1966: The ABC, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, first date of the tour  

Thursday, November 3, 1966: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, November 4, 1966: The Odeon, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Friday, November 5, 1966: The Odeon, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Saturday, November 6, 1966: The City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK, last date of the tour  

Monday, March 13- March 23, , 1967: Nationwide Tour, with The Spencer Davis Group, Paul Jones, The Tremeloes, Richard Kent Style, The Young Idea. Dave Butler was the compère and it was promoted by Kennedy Street Enterprises and Peter Walsh 

Monday, March 13, 1967: The Gaumont, Hallgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK, first date of the tour  

Wednesday, March 15, 1967: The Odeon, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK  

Thursday, March 17, 1967: The Granada, Maidstone, Kent, UK  

Saturday, March 19, 1967: The De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Monday, March 21, 1967: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Wednesday, March 23, 1967: The Astoria, Junction of Isledon Road and Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, North West London, UK, last date of the tour

Some Dreamers Rhythm Group concerts:

Saturday, March 11, 1961: The New Plaza Ballroom, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Some Freddie and the Dreamers concerts: 

Tuesday, July 3, 1962: The Caven Club, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, début gig at this club 

Tuesday, December 11, 1962: The Caven Club, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, with The Bluegeans, The Lee Eddy Five

Saturday, November 30, 1963: The Pier Ballroom, The Pier, Hastings, East Sussex, UK, supported by The Quiet Five 

Saturday, February, 22, 1964: The Pier Ballroom, The Pier, Hastings, East Sussex, UK, with Patrick Dane and The Quiet Five  

Monday, March 30, 1964: The Hippodrome, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK, with Craig Douglas, The Mudlarks, Don Arrol, for one week
Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, May 17, 1964: The Roy Orbison Tour, Freddie and the Dreamers were special guests, with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Tony Sheridan and The Bobby Patrick Six, Chris Stanford and the Cornets, The Three Quarters, Ezz Reco and the Launchers, The Federals. The promoters were Tito Burns & Peter Walsh

Saturday, April 18, 1964: The Adelphi, Slough, Berkshire, UK, first date of tour 

Sunday, April 19, 1964: The Granada, Walthamstow, East London, UK 

Monday, April 20, 1964: The Granada, Harrow, Middlesex, UK 

Tuesday, April 21, 1964: The Gaumont, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, April 22, 1964: The Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK 

Friday, April 24, 1964: The Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, UK 

Saturday, April 25, 1964: The Granada, East Ham, East London, UK

Sunday, April 26, 1964: The De Montfort Hall, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK 

Monday, April 27, 1964: The Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey, UK 

Tuesday, April 28, 1964: The Gaumont, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK 

Wednesday, April 29, 1964: The Gaumont, Ipswich, Norfolk, UK 

Thursday, April 30, 1964: The Gaumont, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Friday, May 1, 1964: The Odeon, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK 

Saturday, May 2, 1964: The Granada, Tooting, South West London, UK

Sunday, May 3, 1964: The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 

Monday, May 4, 1964: The Granada, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 

Tuesday, May 5, 1964: The Gaumont, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK 

Wednesday, May 6, 1964: The Odeon, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK 

Thursday, May 7, 1964: The Gaumont, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK 

Friday, May 8, 1964: The City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Saturday, May 9, 1964: The Odeon, Bolton, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 10, 1964: The Empire, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, May 11, 1964: The Odeon, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Tuesday, May 12, 1964: The Odeon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK 

Thursday, May 14, 1964: The Odeon, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK 

Friday, May 15, 1964: The Odeon, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK 

Saturday, May 16, 1964: The City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK 

Sunday, May 17, 1964: The Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, near Leicester Square, West London, UK, last date of tour 

Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, October 18, 1964: Freddie and The Dreamers & The Hollies Autumn 1964 Tour with The Four Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, The Toggery Five. The Compere was Don Dwight

Saturday, September 19, 1964: The Adelphi, Slough, Berkshire, UK, first date of the tour

Sunday, September 20, 1964: The ABC, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Monday, September 21, 1964: The Rank, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, September 22, 1964: The Rank, Taunton, Somerset, UK

Wednesday, September 23, 1964: The ABC, Exeter, Devon, UK

Thursday, September 24, 1964: The ABC, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK

Sunday, September 27, 1964: The ABC, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK

Monday, September 28, 1964: The Rank, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

Tuesday, September 29, 1964: The Rank, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK

Thursday, October 1, 1964: The Odeon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Friday, October 2, 1964: The ABC, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, UK

Sunday, October 4, 1964: The Empire, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK

Monday, October 5, 1964: The Rank, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, South Wales, UK 

Tuesday, October 6, 1964: The Rank, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK 

Wednesday, October 7, 1964: The ABC, Chester, Cheshire, UK

Thursday, October 8, 1964: The Odeon, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Friday, October 9, 1964: The City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Saturday, October 10, 1964: The Rank, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Sunday, October 11, 1964:

Wednesday, October 14, 1964:

Thursday, October 15, 1964: The Rank, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK 

Saturday, October 17, 1964: The City Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Sunday, October 18, 1964: The Rank, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK, last date of the tour

Some Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders concerts: 

Friday, July 26, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, , supported Rory Storm and the Hurricanes evening session, first gig at this famous club, as did The Nomads, The Panthers  

Wednesday, August 21, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, lunchtime session   

Wednesday, August 21, 1963: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, evening session, supporting The Merseybeats, along with The Escorts, The Bachelor Boys, The Defenders  

Friday, October 4, 1963: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with Brian Perry and the Deltas, Eddy and the Elcolettes

Monday, October 21, 1963: The Top Twenty Club, The Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Saturday, December 7, 1963: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with Nelson Keynes and the Fleereckers, The Detours

Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, May 17, 1964: The Roy Orbison Tour, with Freddie and the Dreamers as special guests, plus Tony Sheridan and The Bobby Patrick Six, Chris Stanford and the Cornets, The Three Quarters, Ezz Reco and the Launchers, The Federals. The Promoters were Tito Burns & Peter Walsh and the compere was Glen Mason

Saturday, April 18, 1964: The Adelphi Theatre, Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, UK, first date of tour 

Sunday, April 19, 1964: The Granada, 186 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, East London, UK 

Monday, April 20, 1964: The Granada, Harrow, Middlesex, UK 

Tuesday, April 21, 1964: The Gaumont, Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, April 22, 1964: The Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK 

Friday, April 24, 1964: The Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, UK 

Saturday, April 25, 1964: The Granada Cinema, 281 Barking Road, East Ham, East London, UK

Sunday, April 26, 1964: The De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK 

Monday, April 27, 1964: The Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, UK 

Tuesday, April 28, 1964: The Gaumont, Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK 

Wednesday, April 29, 1964: The Gaumont, St Helen's Street, Ipswich, Norfolk, UK 

Thursday, April 30, 1964: The Gaumont, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Friday, May 1, 1964: The Odeon, High Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK 

Saturday, May 2, 1964: The Granada Cinema, Mitcham Road, Tooting, South West London, UK

Sunday, May 3, 1964: The Coventry Theatre, Hales Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 

Monday, May 4, 1964: The Granada Cinema, St Peters Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 

Tuesday, May 5, 1964: The Gaumont, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK 

Wednesday, May 6, 1964: The Odeon, 139 New Street, Birmingham 2, Warwickshire, UK 

Thursday, May 7, 1964: The Gaumont, Hallgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK 

Friday, May 8, 1964: The City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Saturday, May 9, 1964: The Odeon, Bolton, Lancashire, UK 

Sunday, May 10, 1964: The Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, May 11, 1964: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

Tuesday, May 12, 1964: The Odeon, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK 

Thursday, May 14, 1964: The Odeon, Renfield Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK 

Friday, May 15, 1964: The Odeon, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK 

Saturday, May 16, 1964: The City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK 

Sunday, May 17, 1964: The Prince of Wales, Coventry Street, near Leicester Square, Soho, West London, UK, last date of tour  

Wednesday, May 27, 1964: The Cavern Club, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK, lunchtime session 

Monday, June 15, 1964: The Top Twenty Club, The Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Sunday, July 12, 1964: The Futurist, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, with Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Tony Sheridan with The Bobby Patrick Six, The Caravells, The Chimes, Dave Curtis and the Tremors. The comp?re was Dick Francis

Thursday, October 15, 1964:  The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by G. T. Phillips and the Stormville Shackers

Monday, November 2, 1964: The Top Twenty Club, The Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Saturday, November 14 - December 14, 1964: Brenda Lee, Manfred Mann, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Heinz, Marty Wilde, Bern Elliott and the Fenmen, The Flee-Rekkers, John Barry Seven Promoter - George Cooper John Barry Seven backed Brenda Lee. The other acts appeared at various venues

Saturday, November 14, 1964: The Astoria, Junction of Isledon Road and Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, North West London, UK 

Monday, November 16, 1964: The Odeon, Winchcombe Street, Chelmsford, Gloucestershire, UK  

Tuesday, November 17, 1964: The Odeon, Epsom Road, Guildford, Surrey, UK 

Friday, November 20, 1964: The Plaza, Handsworth, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK

Friday, November 20, 1964: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, gig cancelled

Saturday, November 21, 1964: The Palace, Wolverton, North Buckinghamshire, UK 

Saturday, November 21, 1964: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK 

Sunday, November 22, 1964: The Granada Cinema, Mitcham Road, Tooting, South West London, UK  

Monday, November 23, 1964: The Granada Cinema, Maidstone, Kent, UK 

Wednesday, November 25, 1964: The ABC, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK 

Saturday, November 28, 1964: The Gliderdome, Boston, Lincolnshire, UK 

Monday, November 30, 1964: The Town Hall, Congreve Street, Birmingham, Wrwickshire, UK 

Tuesday, December 1, 1964: The City Hall, Barker's Poll, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

Friday, December 4, 1964: The Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, UK 

Saturday, December 5, 1964: The Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk, UK 

Sunday, December 6, 1964: The ABC, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK 

Monday, December 7, 1964: The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, South West London, UK 

Tuesday, December 8, 1964: The Granada Cinema, St Peters Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 

Wednesday, December 9, 1964: The Granada, Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK 

Sunday, December 10, 1964: The Granada, 186 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, East London, UK 

Monday, December 11, 1964: The Adelphi Theatre, Bath Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire, UK

Tuesday, December 12, 1964: The Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK 

Thursday, January 14, 1965: The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Dave Dee and the Bostons

Monday, January 18, 1965: The Top Twenty Club, The Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Friday, January 22, 1965: The California Ballroom, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, supported by The Twilights, The Avengers

Saturday, February 27 - Wednesday March 10, 1965: The Del Shannon and Herman's Hermits Tour, also on the tour was The Four Just Men, Jerry Stevens, Dodie West (who joined the tour at Dundee), The Soul Savages featuring Paul Dean and The Dollies 

Saturday, February 27, 1965: The City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, first date of the tour 

Sunday, February 28, 1965: The Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK 

Monday, March 1, 1965: The Town Hall, Congreve Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK 

Tuesday, March 2, 1965: The Gaumont, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire, UK 

Wednesday, March 3, 1965: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Friday, March 5, 1965: The Capital, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Saturday, March 6, 1965: The Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, UK

Sunday, March 7, 1965 at The City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria, UK

Tuesday, March 9, 1965: The ABC Cinema, Abington Square, Northampton, Northamptonshire, UK 

Wednesday, March 10, 1965: The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, after this date the band had to pull out of the tour as Fontana was taken ill with nervous exhaustion. They were replaced by The Zephyrs

Thursday, April 8, 1965: The Locarno Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, with The Ten Feet Five

Tuesday, May 25, 1965: ''The British Festival,'' The Dome, Brighton, East Sussex, UK. Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders came third with 99 points

Sunday, October 2, 1965: ''Grand Gala Du Disque,'' The Conresscentrum, Amsterdam, Holland

Some Wayne Fontana and the Boys concerts: 

Wednesday, November 3 - Monday, November 22, 1965: Herman's Hermits, Wayne Fontana, The Fortunes Tour, with special guest Billy Fury and the Gamblers (except Peterborough, Cleethorpes & Chester), Little Frankie, The Country Gentleman   

Wednesday November 3, 1965: The Gaumont, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire, UK, first date of the tour  

Thursday, November 4, 1965: The Odeon, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK 

Friday, November 5, 1965: The ABC Cinema, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, UK 

Saturday, November 6, 1965: The ABC Cinema, Chester, Cheshire, UK

Sunday, November 7, 1965: The Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, UK  

Tuesday, November 9, 1965: The Granada Cinema, St Peters Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 

Wednesday, November 10, 1965: The Gaumont, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK 

Thursday, November 11, 1965: The Odeon, 15 New Canal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK 

Friday, November 12, 1965: The Colston Hall, Bristol, Somerset, UK 

Saturday, November 13, 1965: The Embassy Theatre, The Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK 

Sunday, November 14, 1965: The Coventry Theatre, Hales Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK 

Monday, November 15, 1965: The Granada, Maidstone, Kent, UK

Wednesday, November 17, 1965:  The Gaumont, St Helen's Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK 

Thursday, November 18, 1965: The Granada, West Gate, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK 

Friday, November 19, 1965: The City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Saturday, November 20, 1965: The Granada, 186 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, East London, UK 

Sunday, November 21, 1965: The Winter Gardens, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Monday, November 22, 1965: The Odeon, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK, last date of the tour 

John H. Warburg
9/4/14

Memories

I worked for about a year at a "cash/credit" store called Washington's on Deansgate, with the entrance on Queen St in 1965.

Graham Nash and Alan Clarke both met and worked there in the early 60s and left just before I started.

Their first record was called "Just like me". I bought a copy from Bakers & Sons TV and Record shop on Ashton New Rd in 1964. That record was the worst record I ever bought. Probably why it's never mentioned anywhere.

Alan Clarke's "mam", worked at Washington's as the tea lady. Big urn of tea very sugary and I remember, for the 10-10.30am break and the 3-3.30pm break. She always had a fag on, with the ash bending at the end and at least once I caught it falling gently into the tea she was stirring up.

I remember Alan Clarke and his sister coming into the store after he had just got back from a successful tour of America, sometime in 1965. I asked him for his autograph, but I lost it the same day.

Mike Barlow

Where to start! I live in Finland - been here since 65.

Met The Hollies or the boys in 62, knew all the Manchester groups - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, etc. We were friends not groupies, as  I went to art school and so did some of the boys around.

I remember Graham Nash coming back from the dentist with 4 new front teeth.  Allan and me were out side the Oais Club in Jackson Row waiting and we both thought that it was the best thing ever.  They were implanted and that was a new thing then.

Allan gave me his or there 1st demo disk by the Fourtones called Whimaway, I still have it.

Many memories, we did a lot in 4 years before I came here. The only regret I have from those days is that I never took pictures.

Angela Reponen ne Wyner
19/4/10

I recall a gig The Hollies were playing in Rochdale around 1963. It was at the Champness Hall and they were booked as support act with Dusty Springfield as the main attraction.

I worked at a grocers shop and was delivering a basket of groceries to the venue when the doorman recognised me as being one of the Travellers pop group and invited me in to watch them rehearsing. I forgot myself and after some spontaneous applause was advised to leave.

I later found out that the show was a sham, Dusty wasn't even booked to appear and the guy who organised it had done a bunk with the ticket money. Dont know if they got paid for that one.  

Dave Brierley
8/8/10

The original lineup formed late 1962 was Allan Clarke, lead vocals, Graham Nash, rhythm guitar and vocals, Vic Steele (Vic Farrell), lead guitar, Eric Haydock, bass guitar and Don Rathbone, drums.

Vic Farrell decided he couldn’t become a full time musician and left the group in May 1963, shortly before they signed to Parlophone as label-mates of The Beatles.

Tony Hicks of the Nelson group “The Dolphins” replaced Farrell on lead guitar and later Bernie Calvert and then Bobby Elliott both also of The Dolphins replaced Haydock and Rathbone respectively.

Hope this is of help. Thanks,

Tony Farrell
14/5/11

I was The Hollies' first bass guitarist - for ten seconds!

Two lads, I'm sure Bobby was one, and I think Hicksy too, came down to my old house in Franklin Street, Patricroft.  They asked me to join and I said yes, until they  said they were going to turn pro.

Having an engineering apprenticeship at the time, I didn't want to suddenly change things, so I had to turn them down - but for ten seconds.  Now who's a fool!? 

Bernard Morris
12/9/11

59th Street Bridge were a Band from the Burnley, Nelson and Colne area in the mid to late 60's and as Bobby and Tony (as well as Bernie) from The Hollies were all local lads, we thought we could do the same.

Although we didn't hit the same heady heights as they did we worked solidly for a couple of years on a professional basis, mostly we worked with Paul Ingham of Sounds Entertainments Agency in Whitefield but also managed to secure a lot of our own work. Remember The 7 Stars in Heywood?

It was Paul Ingham who, after the Band split up in 1970, encouraged me to go solo and also to cut a demo disc ( acetate ) to send to The Hollies as Alan Clarke had just left to pursue his own career.  I had a very polite letter back from their Manager to say a Swedish guy (Michael Rickfors?) had got the job - temporarily as it happened!

Early in the 80's I was (and still am) in the Motor Trade and sold cars to Bobbie Elliot (and his cousin) and from then on we have had a good few drinks together at The Sparrow Hawk in Fence .. a tiny village outside Burnley.

I've continued singing and playing over the years, having recorded approx. 70 tracks, some of which can be heard on my web site. I would send Bobbie copies of any new CD which I'd produced and he always replied along with kind and encouraging comments.

There are 2 tracks on my site from " Staying Power ", all vocals and harmonies by myself.

For me The Hollies have everything musically and I will continue to cheer them on while wishing them well for their 50th Anniversary Tour.


Geoff Lingard
28/12/11

Just recalled a gig at the Mirlees Social Club, Hazel Grove. I was lead vocals with The Estelles, on the same bill was The Hollies. 

The reason I am recalling this gig is to verify what real genlemen The Hollies were, especially Graham.  Pprior to us doing our set, The Hollies had already set up their eqipment, which was all brand new, provided by there record company,as they had already recorded their first disc.

Graham came to me in the dressing room and invited us to use their eqipment, everything included except the drums. I accepted the offer and when we performed it improved our performance 100 per cent, as our p/a consisted of the ever popular reslo mikes and a 100watt amp.

I could not believe the system  - they had made my job so much easier. After we had finished we were packing our gear up (by the way gear has a different connotation these days, ,back to the story)

In the dressing room The Hollies were taking their strings off their guitars and replacing the strings with actual cotton strings.  When I asked why, Graham replied that they were going to London to do some filming either for t/o/t/pops or a film, I can't quite remember.

Another time they borrowed our van to go to London,and the van broke down but needless to say they returned it to us in running order - showing once more what true gents they were and still are.

If anyone wants to recall a few more stories about the 60s, Rick the lead guitarist with The Estelles, had a book published called The 60s remembered.  Unfortunately Rick has passed away RIP but the book makes him live on with all his recollections of the r/r scene in the 60s.

yours truly
Colin Reeves.
7/3/12

PS I am still gigging and keep getting encores so while I can do it Ii will keep on ROCKIN.

 

In the article on The Hollies there is a slight error. The mention of Parlophone record label being mainly a comedy label is quite wrong.

Although a lot of comedy material was featured  there was a great deal of other stuff issued on the label that was successful in the six years before the rise of the Beatles and the others, when George Martin was working there.

In the NME charts there were 27 records (you can check this fact) that were in the Top Ten and only  five of those were actual comedy discs.

Acts such as The Vipers, Jim Dale & Matt Monro had big Top Ten Hits , not to mention two number ones by Adam Faith.

Sorry for being so pedantic. The piece on The Hollies was great.

Mick Jones
23/10/13   

 




The Outlook club in Middlesbrough was a very popular club in the early 60’s.

Saturday 13 July 1963. The Hollies and the Rolling Stones were on the same bill, this was the very first gig the Rolling Stones played out of Greater London on their first UK club tour and a couple of months after they had released their first record “Come On”.

This gig was shortly after The Hollies had released their own first record "(Ain't That) Just Like Me".

Courtesy Brian Swales



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Heather Stewart
It's not really much info.. And I'd have to ask around.. But my dad apparently knew The Hollies.. I mean knew them quite well.. He was going to join them, apparently (or so the family story was, he's dead now, so I can't ask him), he played Guitar.. He knew Eric Haydock.. The bassist best.. Eric used to have a shop near Stockport market in the 1980s, and I remember my dad taking my mum and I into the shop and saying to us, this is Eric Haydock, he was in The Hollies.. I remember a really grey haired man, with lots of hair.. Anyway.. My dad lived at number 1 Cornwall Crescent, Brinnington.. And it was said "The Hollies" came round there to practice.. In his mum (my grans) front room.. Now looking at your list of info on the Hollies.. I'm trying to figure out if maybe my dad was involved with Kirk Daniels and the Delta's or The Dominators of Rhythm.. As you list no earlier bands that Eric Haydock was involved in on there.. And it either must've been ... Read More
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