Graham Nash: “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MEP92Hl2g
Contract to bring The Hollies to Scotland in ’64 [Albert Bonici booked acts through Cana Variety Agency [London]. The day that the Hollies were scheduled to perform in Scotland was 6 June 1964, the same day their first EP was released though the band didn’t perform at Elgin Town Hall until 9 July of that year though they returned to the north of Scotland in October ’64 and again in ’65.
“The Hollies is the first EP by The Hollies. It was put out by Parlophone in mono with the catalogue number GEP 8909 and released in the UK in early June 1964. The EP entered the British charts on 6 June 1964 and spent 8 weeks there, peaking at #8 on the Record Retailer chart.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hollies_(EP) More photos at http://the-hollies.blogspot.co.uk/
Band originals “What Kind of Love” and “When I’m Not There” were not previously released on an album or single while the covers of “Whatcha Gonna Do ‘Bout It” and “Rockin’ Robin” were previously released on the band’s debut album, Stay with the Hollies.” Like a lot of long-lived creative endeavors, The Hollies’ history began by chance, in this case, five-year-old Allan Clarke’s arrival as a new student one day at the Ordsall Primary School in Manchester, England in 1947.Harold Allan Clarke was born April 5, 1942 in Salford, one of six children. He made the acquaintance of five-year-old Graham Nash (born February 2, 1942) on his first day at school, when Nash was the only student to volunteer to let Clarke sit next to him in class. The two became friends then and there, and it turned out that one of the interests they shared was music. They both sang in choir, joining their voices together for the first time in “The Lord Is My Shepherd,” and it was from there that the notion of their singing together took root… “We didn’t know what hit when skiffle came along,” Clarke observed. “We all wanted to be rock ‘n’ roll stars, and skiffle was one way to start, because it was all based on the easiest chords to play, A, D, G, and C, and we loved the songs. Graham and I played clubs in Manchester, doing an Everly Brothers-type thing. The Everly Brothers were our real inspiration, because of the two-part harmonies.” Clarke and Nash billed themselves as Ricky and Dane Young (Clarke was Ricky and Nash was Dane), hoping to be taken for a brother act. They later played with The Fourtones followed by The Deltas out of which The Hollies were formed. As the group were fans of Buddy Holly, it is likely that he inspired their band name at the end of 1962. “The band’s first gig as The Hollies took place at the Oasis Club in Manchester in December 1962, and was a great success.” http://www.hollies.co.uk/goldmineintro.html
Here’s a video snippets with Hollies band members… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tpIcUwG5l4
Interview with Graham Nash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR89SpyDyLA