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Carrie Anne
by The Hollies
Along with "On a Carousel", a very 'cutesy' end to the Graham Nash era of 'The Hollies', given that from 1968 he would take his leave of Britain to find fortune and "far-out" fame in the USA, in the company of Stephen Stills, Dave Crosby and (later) Neil Young. A co-songwriter on this and a main contributor to the vocals as usual, his impending departure had the possibility to cause many problems for the band, given that he was a rare and celebrated "helium tenor" vocalist. Not the possessor of a massive range as has often been claimed, but someone who always sang potentially bright, clear notes across the board, where others would have needed to resort to "falsetto".

Step forward, Terry Sylvester, who seamlessly and effortlessly (it seemed) bridged the gap between Nash and himself, and found a way to reproduce the high vocal parts of his predecessor without resorting to artificial vocal phonation. Thus the group's chances of fine progress into the next decade received a welcome boost. (The fact that they actually declined somewhat was not Sylvester's fault.)

'The Hollies':
:: Members of 'The Hollies' actually played during a session by 'The Rolling Stones' (along with American singer Gene Pitney and producer Phil Spector) in February 1964. Although they only played tambourines and maracas, and banged coins on empty bottles, they were part of five songs - "Little by Little", "Can I Get a Witness", "Now I've Got a Witness", the very lewd "Andrew's Blues" and the storyboard jam "Spector and Pitney Came Too". ...
:: Bassist Eric Haydock was called upon at home one day in the mid-Sixties to be taken to a recording session by 'The Hollies', but refused to answer the door. He never played with them again. Band biographer Brian Southall says "he was a moody so and so - but also a first class bass player". (Haydock was also convinced that some of their earnings were being mishandled and that's when he started refusing to attend studio slots. He was fired early in 1966, eventually being replaced by Bernie Calvert.) ...
:: During their total existence, the band has had four different main lead singers, which not too many bands can boast of.

In #1967 :
:: On March 7th, US "Teamster" president Jimmy Hoffa began an 8-year jail sentence for defrauding the Union and also for jury tampering. (In December 1971, President Nixon allowed a conditional commutation of sentence which specified that he must not engage in the direct or indirect management of any labour organization until March 6th 1980.) ...
:: In the Vatican, Pope Paul VI named 27 new cardinals on June 26th of this year. The 23rd named was the Polish Karol Wojtyla (1920 to 2005) who became Pope John Paul II from 1978 until his death. ...
:: The World War Two "Maunsell Sea Fort" known as 'Roughs Tower' (similar in some respects to a modern-day fixed offshore oil platform) was declared to be a "micronation" and named the Principality of Sealand on September 2nd. Paddy Roy Bates had seized it from a group of pirate radio broadcasters and, after failing to set up his own station, attempted to establish it as a full nation state in 1975 with a proper written national constitution. (It was never recognised as such, of course.)

US: No. 9 - UK: No. 3
1967 - Parlophone - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 22nd August 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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