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Remember Rolling Stone's 'Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll' in 1975 ? That beautiful, coffee-table sized book had its low points though, not least of which was Lester Bangs' study of the 'British invasion' : his stupid statement that, initially, 'The Hollies were mostly bad', shows how misguided most music writers had become at the time.
The Hollies' energetic cover of Maurice Williams' classic, 'Stay', in 1963 catapulted them into the spotlight and we can only moan at the lack of similarly exciting stuff some 43 years later !! Thus began one of he most successful careers in British Rock by one of the all-time beat groups - ranking just a couple of notches below The Beatles. And that says something !!

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