From 1963 through to the mid-70’s, the Hollies had more hits than the Beatles. In that period alone, they had 17 Top ten hits, while “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” gave them a second No 1 hit when re-released in 1988. “I’m Alive” had been their first chart topper back in 1965. At the heart of the band since 1963 are two original members, drummer Bobby Elliott and guitarist and singer Tony Hicks, still at the core of the Hollies who undertake a 26-date UK tour of the new album in October and November 2010. A greatest hits tour already took place in March 2010, where they played a few of the new tracks to an enraptured audience.
The Hollies have endured many line up changes and successfully survived each one with continued success throughout the UK and parts of Europe.
The current six piece line up comprises Hicks and Elliott plus Ray Stiles, bassist and singer, formerly with Mud, now a Hollies member for 25 years, keyboardist Ian Parker, a 20 year veteran with the group, plus relative newcomers guitarist Steve Lauri and lead vocalist Peter Howarth. This line up has been together since Autumn 2004.
Audio CD (April 16, 2007)
Original Release Date: 2007
Label: EMI Gold Imports