Brian Matthew presents the first of a two part profile on The Hollies, a group formed fifty years ago but still very active today. During their 60s heyday, they were one of the most prolific chart acts in the UK and matched this with American success to rival The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits.
The programme features specially recorded interviews with Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Bernie Calvert as well as Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott, both of whom are fast approaching their sixth decade in the group. Part one of this profile, which includes both their hits and some rare recordings, looks at the early days of the band leading to the departure of Graham Nash.
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