|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2010
Inducted by: Steven Van Zandt
Nominated in: 2010
First Eligible: 1990 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Eric Haydock, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash and Terry Sylvester
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2017 (ranked #219) .
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The problem with the Hall of Fame is that as they only add 5 artists a year; and each past year has like a dozen artists that haven't been inducted... every time they pick an older one, they have to be saying "this group is better than all but four of the newly eligible groups." So, innovation and influence is a huge factor.
Posted by bookhouse88 on Saturday, 01.13.07 @ 06:59am
No offense bookhouse but, I think there is a little more value in this band than Mad donna who was inducted this year. It is a popularity contest, not a true indication of talent. Amazing harmonies. Actually better than the Beatles on vocals. Not over-all, but right up there due to the harmonies.
Posted by Mike Stuver on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 00:38am
Without the Hollies, there would have been no CSN. Graham Nash contributed a lot to the Hollies so the Hollies were a springboard for Nash's subsequent work
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 01.30.08 @ 14:43pm
Bookhouse88 you may want to brush up on your rock history." A few good songs". this tells me you have listened to very few Hollies records. Their hits alone number a couple dozen...Some help define the era. The Rock Hall itself lists 'Bus Stop' as one of the greatest 500 records ever, and that is one of many great songs that was a hit. 'Look Through Any Window','I Can't Let Go', 'On A Carousel', 'Carrie Ann'...there are so many I'll stop there. Little Steven of the E Street band campaigns for the band's induction every year as Does 'The Big Takeover's' editor Jack Rabid.
Posted by Steve on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 20:52pm
Steve, I agree with you 100% percent, but you forgot to mention their best song, and one of the greatest songs to come out of the British Invasion... "He Aint Heavy (He's My Brother). That song alone should get them inducted. Also not mentioned, but great songs of theirs...
Posted by D.K. on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 12:20pm
Here are my reasons why reason why the Hollies deserve to be inducted into the R&RHOF.
Posted by Paul D. Schneider on Friday, 03.14.08 @ 21:40pm
Posted by Paul D. Schneider on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 16:39pm
That era was probably my most impressionable time as far as music was concerned, I had started to teach myself guitar, and I grew up near a large metropolitan area, so the area I grew up in wasn't "sheltered". That being said, I really don't remember that much of a buzz about the Hollies...they seemed to be lumped in with a bunch of other bands. I also can't say with a clear conscience that they were particularly innovative or influential. Not saying their music was bad, but it didn't really reach out and SLAP anyone either (IMO).
Posted by Terry on Saturday, 03.15.08 @ 22:08pm
Yes, that statement by Dave Clark does make a point. His perception that the RRHOF is an American Hall of Fame is something to be considered. I don't know for sure but as far as I know the Hall's voters are all American. That does put a somewhat subjective spin on the voting.
Posted by Ron Wells on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 00:45am
Terry...As far as the Hollies being influential...please refer to my post above...I listed some bands that have actually stated the Hollies were an influence. I don't really have a bone to pick with you...you really don't degrade the Hollies...I still would venture a guess that you have not heard the majority of their music , which is much more than their hits.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 08:31am
During that time, AM radio "top 40" was still predominate over FM, and if the "top 40" you heard from a band was just "okay" there's a chance you weren't going to invest your allowance on an album. I had scores of 45 RPM singles and very few albums until I was in my mid-teens when I heard KLZ-FM out of Denver...which was the first album-oriented FM rock station I ever heard. By then, the Hollies only had 1 or 2 songs in rotation, and my first impression of them was just "okay" from the earlier top 40 stuff. Pretty hard to shake first impressions, particularly at that age.
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 09:07am
The comments (above) about the Hollies' status as a "singles band" prompts me to add the following to my earlier list of why i believe the Hollies deserve to be inducted into the R&RHOF:
Posted by Paul D. Schneider on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 18:07pm
Paul...I don't doubt what you say, just giving what was my vantage point during that era. AM radio and "top 40" formats were pretty sparse.
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 18:27pm
Terry (above) wrote:
Posted by Paul D. Schneider on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 19:05pm
Paul...and don't forget the immortal "Israelites" by Desmond Dekker and the Aces...LOL!!! It ranks pretty high, too!
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 20:11pm
Or anything Off REMs 'Murmer' or 'Reckoning'!
Posted by Steve Potocin on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 20:28pm
I meant 'Murmur'. Ha!
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 20:29pm
Posted by Paul D. Schneider on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 05:14am
Wonderful harmonies. 2 of the best pop songs ever written: Bus Stop & Carrie Ann. Other great songs, but some clunkers too.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 10:06am
Paul...you're right. The Beatles were on directly before them, but essentially about the same time. I've been listening to the Hollies on Rhapsody, and there is a lot of real pleasant stuff there I had never heard. On this subscription site it's always nice to go back and pick up on stuff I missed for whatever reason. Thanks for the suggestions!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 19:10pm
Terry.... Hollies songs to search out.[Non US hits] 'Stop Right There'...'When Your Lights Turned On'...'Would You Believe'...'Tell Me To My Face'. I'll stop there. Don't want to be fanatical[I'll leave that to Paul!]
Posted by Steve Potocin on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 19:56pm
Steve...I appreciate it. Thanx!!!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 20:02pm
The only problem I have with the Hollies is their later work post-Nash. Too commercial-which is why he left. Too pandering. Take a tune like "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." They're just telling the left leaning cultural establishment of that time what they think they want to hear. Help out you're fellow man, etc.
Posted by SG on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:12pm
My fellow Hollie fans will hate me but....The Hollies were never the same after Nash left the band. Nash was their strongest songwriter and the best high harmony singer in rock at the time.Terry Sylvester was a fine replacement...but some of the excitement was missing. They still had plenty of flashes of brilliance ['Long Dark Road,'Long Cool Women,'Air That I Breath,'Sandy',etc] But IMO they qualify on the Nash years alone anyway...the rest is icing on the cake.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:21pm
On a lighter note...one of you had mentioned that Crosby, Stills, and Nash were greatly influenced by The Hollies. Well, I certainly hope so...lol!!!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:30pm
Ha! Cream were Influenced by The Yardbirds.
Posted by Steve on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:39pm
Ya think???? So was Led Zeppelin...lol!!!!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 21:45pm
Dan Fogelberg recorded "Tell Me To My Face" on his album "Twin Sons Of Different Mothers"
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 07:48am
So did Keith ['98.6'] , and he took top 40 in 1967!
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 08:04am
Like many groups The Hollies were always in the shadows of the Beatles. The Hollies were able to be quite competitive musically. Their three part harmonies was influential to many groups of their time and currently. Tony Hicks grew into a great lead guitarist. Bobby Elliot set a great back beat for the foundations of their songs. Allan Clarke a fantastic lead singer, distinct voice in rock and love songs.
Posted by maddog on Tuesday, 03.18.08 @ 11:13am
The Hollies deserve this big time.Their contribution to music has been impeccable over the 45 years that they have been together as a band.The incredible songs,the songwriting,the harmonies the brilliant musicianship have been paramount in the success of this wonderful group.The induction needs to be NOW-END OF-Please let it happen.
Posted by Carrie Anne on Wednesday, 03.19.08 @ 11:02am
I'd take them over DC5 any day.
Posted by Liam on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 14:13pm
This man speaks the truth!
Posted by Steve Potocin on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 18:11pm
Is there any way to find out if The Hollies have even been "considered" up to this point? Has the committee even tabled their name? Perhaps Graham Nash can partner with Little Steven to apply some leverage.
Posted by Alan Stefanowicz on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 08:36am
I'm pretty sure that the Hall's seeming attempts at inducting every act from the '60s will result in The Hollies induction.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 08:39am
Liam - I only hope you're right.
Posted by Alan Stefanowicz on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 10:02am
I distinctly remember Graham Nash mentioning that The Hollies belong in the RRHOF. I believe I read that comment in music mag a few years ago.
Posted by Alan Stefanowicz on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 10:03am
The Buffalo Springfield are in. Probably based on the fact that Sills and Young were in the band.Their catalog pales in comparison in quality[Not to mention quanity] to The Hollies 60s output.
Posted by Steve on Friday, 03.21.08 @ 13:11pm
Look for a NEW Hollies album sometime in late 2008.
Posted by Alan Stefanowicz on Saturday, 03.29.08 @ 06:46am
The Hollies are one of the greatest bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Their hits ALONE should qualify them for induction, but, like so many groups of the Golden Era (1964-74) of Top 40, their numerous albums are filled with wonderful songs that don't get the praise they deserve. I've seen many bands in my 35+ years of concert-going, but I still rate my first Hollies concert in 1972 (when they were introducing their new lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Mikael Rickfors) as the most jaw-dropping show I've ever attended. The band was simply stunning. Take the time to actually listen to some Hollies albums and watch the videos on YouTube for proof of their special brand of magic. The Hollies' music is very wide-ranging, which may have been confusing to the public, as only The Beatles had mega-stardom with an equally diverse musical palate. Nevertheless, The Hollies produced an impressive, highly enjoyable body of work, and their place in rock history is secure, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or not.
Posted by Fred on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 21:18pm
As for somebody's comment that after Graham Nash left the band was never the same, that is true. They were better! Terry Sylvester was the perfect harmony singer, making the band's sound even sweeter. The band matured and made some really fine albums in the early '70s, especially "Distant Light", "Romany", "Out On The Road", and "Hollies".
Posted by Fred on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 21:29pm
Well Fred, I was the person who said the Hollies were never the same after Graham left. I'll make my case but as a fellow Hollies fan I enjoyed the Hollie music with Terry as well. Graham Nash was IMO the finest high harmony singer in rock in the 70s...this is also the opinion of John Sebastian, David Crosby, Cass Elliott, even Lou Adler among others. Nash voice was somewhat harsh when blended with Clarke's nasal lead and Tony's bottom. This led to a very exciting sound...the most exciting harmony sound in all 60s rock. Note I did not say most beautiful nor perfect. After Nash left, the Hollies with Sylvester still sounded great. The Quality of the original songs never returned to the brillance of the album tracks like those on 'Hollies',thru 'Butterfly', IMO.This was due in great part to the band losing their most adventurous songwriter.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 21:01pm
Make that "finest high harmony singer of the 60s."
Posted by Steve on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 21:27pm
Graham Nash singing way up there was a big influence on me musically when I was a little girl and I didn't even know his name. I learned how to harmonize thanks to him even more than to Brian Wilson.
Posted by Elizabeth on Thursday, 08.21.08 @ 21:01pm
Looks like The Hollies were ignored again this year. What a tragedy. I hope they'll get in one day
Posted by Harrison on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:20pm
truly unbelievable. A band who must be there, and they need apologize to nobody.
Posted by Tim O on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 14:41pm
Another year gone by and another year the Hollies get hosed by the idiots on The nominating board. Even having the voice of truth and reason [Little Steven] in their corner didn't help. Total bullshit.
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 19:37pm
This is a no-brainer: the Hollies richly deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. The fact they they're not diminishes the Hall's credibility and reputation.
Posted by Mark Schaffner on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 20:06pm
The Hollies are long overdue for the R&R HoF. Allan Clarke's voice is outstanding and their harmonies are unequalled. Tony Hicks is a master on guitar and you would be hard pressed to find a drummer before or since as good as Bobby Elliott. I agree there must be something else going on here (I read the American 'bias' bit, although I'm not sure that's the whole reason). Let's just get on with it!
Posted by Linda Cook on Wednesday, 12.3.08 @ 22:06pm
What no Hollies yet? Not even a nomination??!!
Posted by Firebrick on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:14pm
Hey Firebrick your not alone. A while ago I personally thought The Hollies were inducted some time in the 90's
Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 17:19pm
This neglect is ridiculous. The Hollies belong in there, especially considering how the RRHoF use none other than Graham Nash, who brought his hard working Hollies sensibility to the States, at every opportunity as an ombudsman of the art of rock and roll.
Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday, 03.7.09 @ 08:40am
my 2 cents... :)
Posted by Lou on Sunday, 03.15.09 @ 18:05pm
The Hollies pioneered the rock power ballad like no other band.
Posted by Eamonn on Monday, 09.21.09 @ 11:03am
YES! Long overdue!
Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 10:00am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 11:15am
Nice post Roy...it was Tony Hicks singing the low harmony, not Eric.
Posted by Steve on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 14:28pm
Posted by Elizabeth on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 20:17pm
The Hollies should have been in the Hall years ago. In their prime in England they were second only to the Beatles. Their soaring three-part harmony set the standard by which others have learn from. One of their founding members already is in the Hall- Graham Nash. Theire numerous hits and many years of sustained excellence should be enough to be their ticket to the RRHOF !
Posted by Ron on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 21:16pm
How influential were the Hollies ?
Posted by Boz on Sunday, 09.27.09 @ 08:54am
Let me add these bands who have acknowledged the Hollies influence;
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 09.27.09 @ 13:11pm
In Terms of Songwriting the Hollies have been VERY Underrated....
Posted by Boz on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 02:17am
Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 03:48am
The Hollies are "Too Laid Back" ?
Posted by Boz on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 10:41am
One of The Hollies biggest problems has always been that ever since the sixties...and now on the Web, far too often so much UTTER NONSENSE is spoken about them by Rock writers & some "Music Experts" - who often don't know much about them besides a few singles !
Posted by Boz on Monday, 09.28.09 @ 10:52am
The Hollies are long overdue to be inducted. One of the best bands to come out of the British Invasion era, their talent has gone unrecognized for far too long. Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Bernie Calvert and Bobbie Elliott deserve are long overdue for this honor.
Posted by citybeat on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 01:45am
Hollies UK Albums:
Posted by Boz on Tuesday, 09.29.09 @ 03:00am
I'm holding my breath until they get inducted....oh so long overdue.
Posted by Alan on Thursday, 10.1.09 @ 17:13pm
Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 14:52pm
Roy sounds like a guy who never listened to anything other than a Hollies greatest hits album. The Hollies were not a "Late 60s band" they released records that charted from 63- 83. Yeah, Joe Tex. heh.
Posted by Steve on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 22:06pm
When in the hell did I call The Hollies a late 60s band?! I did no such thing! I just listed the albums and singles that actually charted.
Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 22:24pm
I'd say that guy took a "Typical attitude" of one brought up on American Pop & Rock Magazines....
Posted by Dave on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 03:15am
That bio with the qualifications rating is from Digital Dream Door, not from me.
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 04:39am
Roy...Quit quoting other people and come up with your own commentary. Digital Dream Door doesn't seem to be a very reliable or informed source. Tell everyone here how YOU feel about the nominees.
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 10.3.09 @ 05:15am
Clarke/Hicks/Nash blend even better than the wonderful Crosby, Stills and Nash. Doesn't that tell you something right there? Some important words to remember to spell right when the Hollies are inducted:
Posted by Elizabeth on Tuesday, 10.6.09 @ 22:41pm
The Hollies Harmonies have ALWAYS been magnificent....in EACH Incarnation of the Band !
Posted by Paul on Wednesday, 10.7.09 @ 03:30am
Hollies are long overdue. Hope they get in though the hall of fame doesn't mean that much to me.
Posted by Ukulele Wolf on Wednesday, 10.14.09 @ 13:11pm
With some notable enlightened exceptions you can always tell an American attitude towards the Hollies...!
Posted by John on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 05:03am
John, I like the Hollies too & hope they are inducted this year. IMO, you should never use 'King Midas' as a reason for their induction. Not one of their better songs. Sorta 'dittified' song (like the Airplane's 'Plastic Fantastic Lover').
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 07:26am
Yeah that IS only someone's individual opinion...
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 04:27am
First off let me say i'm not a rock or pop expert, i am however, a music lover, who just recently found the HOLLIES, and i won't mention their hits, (they should be well know), so i will list just a few of their best unknown songs or songs i never heard before until resently..."She Gives Me Everything I Want"..."Can't Lie No More"..."Heartbeat"..."Take My Love And Run"...'Pegasus"(why DISNEY isn't after this song, has me scratching my head?)..."gasoling Ally Bred"(why NASCAR hasn't come calling, because i know i could make a commercial for that song!)...but two of the best.."Don't Let Me Down'...'Long Dark Road'......a superb band the HOLLIES.......
Posted by sheila on Friday, 10.30.09 @ 13:59pm
This band should have been inducted twenty years ago!!! Now is the time, for the HOF to correct this gross error!!! May the HOLLIES live forever.
Posted by linda on Thursday, 11.5.09 @ 15:53pm
Thought you all might like to know that they're in the hall as of yesterday! Hurrah!
Posted by GreenPig on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 14:08pm
"Thought you all might like to know that they're in the hall as of yesterday! Hurrah!"
Posted by Bassmaster on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 16:15pm
Yup, good eh?
Posted by GreenPig on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 00:46am
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 04:35am
Yes he's got sources. Entirely from his head!
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 06:15am
Well, I'm not gonna go so far as to call him a liar or deluded... a lot of us who keep up with the politicking involved with the Hall think the Hollies have a good shot... and this is about the time the deadline would most likely have come for votes to be received so they could be counted (and probably re-counted) to determine the five inductees... I'm just curious to know where he got his information.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 09:08am
I would be thrilled if that were the case...I just don't see that info getting leaked.
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 09:17am
It's been getting leaked regularly lately... Wanda Jackson last year (though that ended up being slightly misleading), John Mellencamp the year before that (and the Ventures a day early), Van Halen the year before that... it's becoming a constantly slipping secret.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 09:50am
When is it usually announced? I hope I haven't let the cat out of the bag too early...
Posted by GreenPig on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 12:50pm
YES! THE HOLLIES ARE IN! SO ARE THE STOOGES!!!
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 19:24pm
Those aren't "inductees" they're nominees. A bit of a difference
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 19:50pm
Yeah, sorry...someone just sent me that and I read "2010 Inductees"...bad headline, I should have read further. My bad. Sorry.
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 20:01pm
No problem Steve
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 20:42pm
Has Ed Sullivan ever been nominated in the non-performer category. He as much as anyone else is responsible for bringing RnR into our living rooms. He should be in.
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 12.7.09 @ 15:31pm
Yeah, different articles have said different things... I've seen articles saying it won't be announced until January.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.7.09 @ 17:49pm
Does anyone know the answer to the question as to whether Ed Sullivan has ever been nominated?
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 12.7.09 @ 20:27pm
Can't say I know, Dameon
Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.8.09 @ 11:51am
Well he should be.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 12.9.09 @ 17:46pm
YES! Long overdue...and the Stooges to boot...it's a GREAT day!
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 11:11am
Congratulations to The Hollies ! Well Deserved....!
Posted by Boz on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 11:48am
I'm on the Zombies, Turtles, and Cheap Trick bandwagon now the The Hollies got in...Marc Bolan too!
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 13:08pm
Posted by GreenPig on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 08:11am
You were right.
Posted by Steve on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 08:25am
David Crosby or Stephen Stills will give the induction speech for The Hollies, the same way Jimmy Page gave the induction speech foe Jeff Beck.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 10:44am
That would be an awkward and terrible choice. The Everly's would be a far superior choice.
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 12.22.09 @ 18:33pm
OMG...OMG I almost wet myself when I heard the great news!!! Pernonally, I have to give a thumbs down to Crosby and Stills as presenters for our beloved boys. As Steve has already stated it can only be done by......Don and Phil.
Posted by linda on Thursday, 12.24.09 @ 23:28pm
Yes -- the Everlys are the perfect presenters. They have crossed paths with the Hollies for years. Can you imagine the hugs on stage?
Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday, 01.2.10 @ 10:48am
Nash shouldn't be invited. He was just dragging The Hollies down thru the early years, over-complicating the songwriting and arrangements. If it weren't for Graham Gouldman, they wouldn't made it as far as they did- thank God for that! The biggest, best hits were after his departure... Good Riddance!!!
Posted by Imran Masood on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 16:04pm
You're joking, right? Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window.... all great songs... while I like Long Cool Woman, it sounds like a CCR rip-off.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 01.8.10 @ 18:00pm
If the great Graham Nash were not integral to the Hollies in the first place, I don't think CROSBY, STILLS and NASH would have existed in the first place. Remember it was the Hollies phenomenon that Crosby and Stills wanted to cherry pick Nash from! The nucleus of the group was Graham and Allan Clarke.
Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday, 01.9.10 @ 09:28am
Nash dragging The Hollies down....?
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 01.10.10 @ 10:13am
The Comment about Nash dragging The Hollies down is a silly man saying silly things. The Nash years were the Hollies golden years.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Sunday, 01.10.10 @ 21:49pm
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 16:43pm
This comment from Digital Dream Door is so ill informed and clueless, the less said about it, the better. Embarrassing.
Posted by Steve on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 19:07pm
Hahahaha! I just clicked the Digital Dream Door link...this is the place that has COMICAL best of lists that I post at various hipster music sites...always guaranteed to evoke disgust and laughter!Hahahahaha!
Posted by Steve on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 19:29pm
'Digital Dream Door', eh? Nash started somewhere, just like Crosby and Stills did. If the Hollies deserve to be dissed then so do the Byrds and the Springfield. On the strength of their hard work alone - a legacy started by Nash - the Hollies earned their place in the Hall long ago. If they had folded when Allan Clarke left that still would have been so.
Posted by Elizabeth on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 15:55pm
Hear hear Elizabeth!
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 19:13pm
The Hollies were a nice little band; but I think they fell short of Hall of Fame standards. There is typically one not-bad-at-all but not-extremely-great pop-rock band in most every class: the Hollies fall into the tradition of the Dave Clark Five, the Rascals, Blondie and many more. That tradition goes all the way back to the charter-member class in 1986: the Everly Brothers made the cut that year.
Posted by Timothy Horrigan on Thursday, 01.28.10 @ 16:27pm
I think we can safely discount anything else Tim Horrigan has to say that involves music.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Thursday, 01.28.10 @ 18:11pm
Yeah, Timothy. 'The Everly Brothers', they suck. Who would put them in the hall?!
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 01.29.10 @ 06:18am
The Everly Brothers don't suck. You're not serious Paul
Posted by Bassmaster on Friday, 01.29.10 @ 07:23am
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 01.29.10 @ 12:51pm
Happy Birthday, Graham Nash
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 00:22am
Yes happy birthday to the 60s finest rock/pop high harmony singer!
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 19:39pm
This is a fantastic birthday present for Graham Nash - and Allan Clarke, and Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliot.... one could go on and on.
Posted by Elizabeth on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 20:52pm
Its about time The Hollies get inducted!
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 08:31am
I can't believe Tony and Bobby could not rescheduel their London Palladium show to make the induction! This is a fiasco!!
Posted by Steve on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 19:59pm
As of yesterday the great Graham Nash will be singing at the induction, but Maroon 5 will be singing those Hollies classics with him. Terry Sylvester and Bernie Calvert plan to attend, as does Allan Clarke (who is unable to sing these days.)
Posted by Elizabeth on Friday, 03.5.10 @ 20:32pm
Adam and Rob from Fountains of Wayne would have been the best pairing with Graham. I don't know what Bobby and Tony were thinking!
Posted by Steve on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 15:50pm
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 09:37am
I don't know if anyone else noted this (forgive me if someone did), but with the Hollies induction, all four members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have been inducted twice:
Posted by Joe on Saturday, 03.13.10 @ 19:23pm
Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone's got one. I'm sorry, but I don't think the Hollies should be if the HOF. They were one of many British invasion bands that shared a sound. Sure, good harmonies. They had some hits. Big woop, The hall of fame is supposed to be a collection of legends, not highlights from various eras. They should hurry up and change the name to "the Recording Industry Hall of Fame" or "Memorable Musicians". I'm not trying to say that the Hollies were bad, that's not my point. But alongside Jimi Hendrix, Zeppelin, the Beatles, and Chuck Berry? I just don't see it. You stated your opinion, that was mine. No need to go crazy over it, guys.
Posted by DigitalHater on Monday, 03.15.10 @ 21:21pm
It's okay to be wrong. Evidently those voting for the induction did not agree with you. Cheers. All hail THE HOLLIES!
Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 09:13am
Okay... Dave Clark Five, The Hollies... who we got next, Jannie-Baby? Herman's Hermits?
Posted by denyo on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 10:58am
denyo, 'The Zombies' should be the next (and one of the very last) British Invasion bands inducted.
Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 03.19.10 @ 06:09am
I've been waiting - for years - for the Hollies and Abba to be inducted, and it's way past due for both groups, given the lesser acts that are already in. Groups that were more popular in England or Europe as these two were, tend to be slower to be admitted compared to those which were more popular in the US, it seems. I am very happy with this year's choices for the RRHOF!!
Posted by James on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 02:03am
Graham, Allan, Bernie and Eric were all delightful to see on Monday night. I only wish Tony and Bobby had been there.
Posted by Elizabeth on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 22:05pm
Paul...agree on the Zombies.And yes...I'd probably stop there.
Posted by Steve on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 18:20pm
I am glad to see that the hollies finally got into the rock & roll hall of fame----I grew up in the sixties and had a lot of 45's and alburns made by a lott of groups---my sister like elvis and the beattles--I like the hollies and union gap---and the mama's and pappa's --anyway it was great to see them finally get in. gene pitney was also one my faviortes.
Posted by dave on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 21:19pm
DigitalHater, your opinion is worthless, just like you. Criteria for induction into the HOF doesn't include comparing one band to another. The Hollies were very successful and innovative, and produced a variety of fine musis. Open up your ears and listen.
Posted by Vrinda on Monday, 06.7.10 @ 18:39pm
Happy Birthday Graham Nash
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 09:33am
I'm glad the Hollies are in. I just turned 30, but based on my parents' classic radio listening when I was younger, it seemed like every Hollies hit (and those are just the ones in the US) was a different genre. Their harmonies were great, their songwriting excellent, and they were a deserving band on their own merits (to say nothing of comparing them to other British Invasion acts that were inducted long before they were).
Posted by Nathan Albright on Sunday, 07.17.11 @ 10:36am
Terry Sylvester of The Escorts, The Swinging Blue Jeans, and The Hollies tweeted who he voted for:
Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.2.14 @ 03:59am
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