The Hollies

English pop group formed in the early 1960s
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The Hollies is a British rock and pop group that 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. It was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in 1962 in Manchester.

The Hollies
The Hollies in 1964 (L-R: Eric Haydock, Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott)
Background information
OriginManchester, England
Years active1962 (1962)–present
MembersTony Hicks
Bobby Elliott
Ray Stiles
Ian Parker
Peter Howarth
Steve Lauri
Past member(s)Allan Clarke
Graham Nash
Don Rathbone
Eric Haydock
Vic Steele
Bernie Calvert
Terry Sylvester
Mikael Rickfors
Alan Coates
Steve Stroud
Denis Haines
Carl Wayne

Their best known songs were "Bus Stop", "Just One Look", "Look Through Any Window", "I Can't Let Go", "Bus Stop", "Stop Stop Stop", "On a Carousel", "Carrie Anne", "Jennifer Eccles", and later "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", and "The Air That I Breathe".

They are one of the few British groups of the early 1960s, along with the Rolling Stones, that have never disbanded and continue to record and perform. The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.[3]


  1. The Hollies at AllMusic
  2. "Pop music's biggest thieves".
  3. The band's lineup in the Hall of Fame includes only the seven band members from 1964 through 1971. The most famous member during this time was Graham Nash, who went on to form the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young supergroup in the US. Letterman update, The Boston Globe, 17 December 2009