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FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- Daddy Don’t Mind

The Hollies released two albums in 1976, of which the second, Russian Roulette, featured this song. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Hollies- The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee


In 1973, the Hollies recorded The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee for their album Hollies. The producer of the song was Alan Parsons, who is known from the Alan Parsons Project. In the song, a real Wild West scene is created, with a duel between Curly Billy and Crazy Sam McGee. In the UK it was number 24, in the Netherlands it even was number 1! Enjoy

The Hollies- The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee

Song of the day: Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run

bruce springsteen born to run

In 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his final attempt to have a hit. After two albums with little success, he took one more try. With Born To Run, he wrote a sort of love letter from a man with a passion for a girl, Wendy, but doesn’t have the patience to wait on her. Allan Clarke, a member of The Hollies, made the first recording of the song. However, the release was delayed, causing it to appear after the version of Bruce Springsteen. The song only hit the charts in the US, on place 23. Enjoy

Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run

Song of the day: The Hollies- The Air That I Breathe

hollies all i need is the air that i breathe

And we’ve entered 1974! The Hollies, a band which exists since 1962 (and still exists) has a very big hit in this year. They recorded a cover, which was a song of Albert Hammond. He later has a good deal with Radiohead (after some struggeling), because his version, in particular the chords, and the chords in the song Creep have a lot in common. However, the Hollies made a big hit version from the song, and that’s the song of the day! Enjoy

The Hollies- The Air That I Breathe