Hull, New Theatre, 14th November 2000
I'm Alive / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Just One Look / Soldier Song / Bus Stop / Flowers in The Rain / Butterfly / I Can't Let Go / King Midas In Reverse / The Baby / Blowing In The Wind
Stay / Sorry Suzanne / Yes I Will / Look Through Any Window / Peggy Sue Got Married / Blackbird / We're Through / Carrie Anne / Stop Stop Stop / The Air That I Breathe / Blackberry Way / Tiger Feet / Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress / He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Hits just keep on coming at Hollies city concert
A standing ovation for the Hollies was never in any doubt at Hull New Theatre last night.
The group, with new lead vocalist Carl Wayne (formerly of the Move) taking over where the recently retired and unforgettable Allan Clarke left off, gave the audience exactly what they had paid to hear-great music and fantastic vocals.
I counted 26 songs between the opening number 'I'm Alive' and the closing tear-jerker 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'.
Hollies hits came thick and fast-'Here I Go Again', 'Jennifer Eccles', 'Just One Look', 'Carousel', 'Bus Stop', 'I Can't Let Go', 'Stay', 'Look Through Any Window', 'Yes I Will', and the magnificent 'Air That I Breathe'-to name but a few.
New material to the Hollies also got an airing-'Blackberry Way', 'Peggy Sue Got Married', 'Tiger Feet', and 'Flowers in the Rain'. Pop groups of the 1960s tend to cling on to past glories, but these lads are no ageing rock stars. Their voices are strong, their harmonies as good as ever, and they are brilliant musicians.
Review by Jackie Foottit, Hull Daily Mail
Photo by Ralph Emerson
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