Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, 12th 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 / 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
Carl Wayne showed he has lost none of his frontman style - 30 years after
leaving The Move,
Moseley boy Carl has replaced Hollies' founder member Allan
Clarke, who retired last year, but the quality
remains the same.
The band that produced such outstanding ballads as 'The Air That I Breathe' and 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', were in splendid, timeless form. From the opening bars of 'I'm Alive' and 'Here I Go Again', the Wayne-led Hollies had the full house singing and clapping along in the first of two Sunday shows.
Carl, who admitted seeing the original Hollies in concert at The Ritz, Kings Heath, in 1963, sang divinely despite the passage of time. And there was even room for the occasional Move classic, including the still superb flower power anthem, 'Flowers In The Rain.'
Tony Collins, Birmingham Evening Mail - Monday,
13 November 2000
Photo by Helen Macdonald
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