Bristol, Hippodrome, 25th March 2001
I'm Alive / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Just One Look / On a Carousel / 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 / Too Young to be Married / 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 / Every One Of Us
A Trip Down Memory Lane
The last time I saw The Hollies was at an NME Poll Winner's concert in 1964 (they'd just had chart successes with 'Stay', 'Just One Look' and 'Here I Go Again') which says alot about the bands staying power over the past 37 years, but not a lot about my devotion to them.
The Hollies have always been a squeaky clean pop band with a squeaky clean image and squeaky clean fans, but this didn't stop them from clocking up 16 Top Ten hits and two number ones ('I'm Alive' and 'He Ain't Heavy')
One of their first West Country gigs was at Bristol's old Corn Exchange venue and they haven't stopped since becoming regular visitors to the Colston Hall and the Hippodrome over the years.
Following the departure of Allan Clarke, Brummie showman Carl Wayne has proved an excellent choice as the new Hollies front man.
Last night the hits came thick and fast. I won't name them-there are too many and everybody over 45 knows the words better than me! This was a trip down memory lane for the nearly full-house. Who said nostalgia isn't what it was?
Review by Gerry Brooke, Bristol Evening Post
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