Harold Allan Clarke 5 AprilSalfordLancashireEngland is an English pop rock singer, who was one of the founding members and the original lead singer of The Hollies. He retired from performing inand was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Give Us A Song - Allan Clarke - Headroom / Allan Clarke / Ive Got Time Harold Allan Clarke and his childhood friend, Graham Nashbegan singing together in Manchester while still at school.
InBernie Calvert replaced Haydock as bass guitarist. Clarke was The Hollies' original lead singer, but also played occasional guitar and harmonica. In the UK, they enjoyed 30 chart singlesplus two further chart entries with re-releases, 17 of which made the Top 10with two — " I'm Alive " and " He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother " re-issue — reaching No.
In the US charts they achieved 23 chart singles, six of which hit the Top Many of the group's songs were co-written by Clarke, usually with Nash and Hicks, until Nash's departure at the end of They used the pseudonym "L. Ransford" initially for their song-writing credits, then 'Clarke-Nash-Hicks' from mid onwards. InClarke, along with several Hollies bandmates, assisted in The Everly Brothers recording of their album, Two Yanks Hold On Me (Mattia Genola Club Mix) - Andrea Boari, Mattia Genola, Fede Crivelli* Present Brace Stre Englandwhich featured Everly cover versions of mostly Hollies songs co-written by Clarke.
Clarke assumed more of a figurehead profile as front Zé Paulo - Luz of the Hollies following Graham Nash's departure from the group in December He was replaced by the Swedish singer Mikael Give Us A Song - Allan Clarke - Headroom / Allan Clarke / Ive Got Time who was formerly with Bamboo. After Clarke left The Hollies, " Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress ", a song from their album Distant Lightwhich he had co-written with songwriters Roger Cook and Roger Greenawayand on which Clarke sang lead and played lead guitar, became an international hit singlereaching No.
However, The Hollies toured with Nash's replacement, Sylvester, who assumed the lead vocal on performance of the single instead of Clarke. Rickfors left the group and Clarke rejoined them in July Clarke continued to record and release solo albums while remaining with The Hollies, although his solo career did not achieve much album or single chart success. He released his self-titled third album in His next album was I've Got Time He left The Hollies briefly for the second time in March and made I Wasn't Born Yesterdayan album of original material Bust A Move - Various - Brown Bag Remix Volume 2 written with singer-songwriter Gary Benson.
He returned to the group in August. Subsequent solo albums included Legendary Heroesanother largely original set, with its UK title and track running order changed to The Only One. He followed with a Best of Between andClarke composed most of the original songs The Hollies recorded on a series of studio albums with Tony Hicks and Terry Sylvester.
It appeared on the Not Fade Away tribute album. Due in part to ongoing medical problems with his vocal cordsClarke retired from the music industry inand was replaced in the band by Carl Wayneformer lead singer of The Move.
Wayne Danubio Blu - Johann Strauss Jr. - I FAVOLOSI VALZER DI JOHANN STRAUSS in The Hollies continue touring and recording today with Peter Howarth as their vocalist. Inhe played harmonica for Carla Olson's band, The Textones. Clarke married Jennifer Bowstead on 24 March in Coventry.
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