In The 1970s Hollies


The Hollies formed in the 196os with Graham Nash and Alaan Clarke and swamped the global charts with hits like Just One Look, Here I Go Again, I cant Let Go, Bus Stop and Carrie Ann. The group had in the UK charts in the 1960s twenty top twenty singles.

Moving into the 1970s the group were still on a crest of the wave. The band members changed throughout the 1970s but in the main Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester and Tony Hicks stayed at the helm.

In 1970 the No. 7 hit was I Cant Tell The Bottom From The Top with Elton John on piano, followed by the Gasoline Alley Bred. 1971 saw a No. 22 hit with Hey Willy.

In 1972 they had no top twenty hits in the UK and in 1973 they had a No.24 hit with The Day That Curly Brown Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee.


There biggest 70s hit came in 1974 with the No. 2 single The Air That I Breathe which went silver in the UK.. The song was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and was on Albert's album It Never Rains In California.

Then the hits stopped. Although they would have a No. 1 in the 1980s.



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