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About The Hollies

Among the few iconic British Invasion bands who’ve never broken up, pop-rockers The Hollies are best known for their intensely melodic hits with intricate vocal harmonies. ∙ Childhood best friends Graham Nash and Allan Clarke began playing together in the late 1950s, eventually forming The Hollies in 1962 and signing a major record deal the next year. ∙ A worldwide success, the group released dozens of popular songs, including more than 30 hits on the UK singles chart and 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. ∙ In 1965, “Look Through Any Window” became The Hollies’ first US Top 40 single, and the 1966 hit “Bus Stop” was their first to reach the US Top 10. ∙ Nash left the group in 1968, joining American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills to form Crosby, Stills & Nash, one of the first supergroups. ∙ The 1969 hit ballad “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”—featuring Elton John on piano—topped the UK singles chart in 1988 after being played in a major beer commercial. ∙ The Hollies received a 1995 Ivor Novello Award for their contributions to British music, and they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

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