Hi All Just wanted to wish all those who lurk here on EO a safe and enjoyable festive season and look forward to reading more of everyone's opinions and analysis of all things Hollies in 2020.
And in the coming week, I'll be posting a link to a video clip of a lost Hollies TV performance that has only recently been brought to my attention by an EO lurker who has kindly offered for this to be premiered via this site. More on this soon.
Post by madprofessorblyth on Dec 27, 2019 2:09:16 GMT
Hoping all members here had a good and safe holiday season. Looking forward to seeing the aforementioned clip too...! Cheers to a great 2020 for all here, and hopefully many more great Hollies discussions, revelations, and maybe even releases along the way...!!
As we welcome in 2020, EO is happy to present something newly found; here's some unseen since 1975 footage of the band, miming Air That I Breathe on Dinah Shore's daytime USA TV show 'Dinah!', broadcast on 22 May 1975.
This has only recently been forwarded to me by someone taping this off the air at the time. The clip itself is not especially notable but given it's from a daytime variety show from the mid 1970s, the chances of this ever being retained officially or indeed taped by anyone are very very slim.
Reportedly, Another Night was also believed to have been performed on this show but this has yet to surface. It's understood that both 60 and 90 min versions of Dinah! went out to various territories and the taper may have been recording from the 60 min episode screening in their locality.
Always nice when something televisual from The Hollies' golden era surfaces (likely) for the first time since broadcast. This was not one of the host's finest segment introductions, blithely telling fellow couch guest, actress Candice Bergen that she would remember the group when they were 'Buddy and The Hollies' yes? If you can get through that cringe inducing moment, you'll be left with a colourful mimed performance of The Hollies' last great contemporary hit single.
Note: this clip is listed as private on YT and can't be found by simply typing in the clip title. It is offered here first up to you dear EO readers.
Interesting clip. The audio appears to be a different mix to the single, with Allan’s single tracked vocals in the beginning with no reverb added instead of the final mix which has double tracked vocals and a fair amount of reverb on them.