The Hollies, Long Cool Woman

The British Invasion hit American shores in late 1963, led by the Beatles, the Dave Clark Five, and a bit later, the Rolling Stones. The Hollies were another Merseybeat group that made popular hits for the American music charts. The Hollies, who were founded in the British city of Manchester back in 1962 by Graham Nash and Allan Clarke, were never as big a name as the Beatles or the Stones, but they enjoyed a decade of hit success from the mid-sixties through the mid-seventies. Founding member Graham Nash left the Hollies in the late sixties, to become one of the founders of the popular seventies group Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Allan Clarke replaced Nash as lead singer of the Hollies, and oddly enough, just before Clarke’s departure from the Hollies, the group enjoyed one of their biggest hits of the seventies with the rocker Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress).