Trivia quiz questions about the old rock and roll band The Hollies
The Hollies Trivia Questions and Answers
Who are The Hollies?
A: They are an English rock group known for their distinctive three part vocal
The Hollies became one of the leading British groups of
The band was formed by whom?
A: Allan Clarke and Graham Nash.
When did they form the group?
A: In late 1962 as a Merseybeat type music group in Manchester.
Graham Nash left the group in what year to form the
supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash?
The Hollies did not achieve major US chart success until
1966 with what song?
A: "Bus Stop".
The Hollies had how many charting singles on the UK Singles
A: Over 30.
How many charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100?
They are one of the few British pop groups of the early
1960s that have never officially what?
A: Broken up.
The Hollies were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in what year?
Clarke and Nash became a vocal and guitar duo modeled on
A: The Everly Brothers.
In 1962, Clarke and Nash joined a Manchester band, the
Deltas, which had just lost what?
A: Two members.
When did the Deltas first call themselves "The Hollies" ?
A: For a December 1962 gig at the Oasis Club in Manchester.
In January 1963, the Hollies performed at the Cavern Club
in Liverpool, where they were seen by who?
A: Parlophone assistant producer Ron Richards, who had been involved in
producing the first Beatles session.
Richards offered them an audition with Parlophone, but
Steele did not want to be a what?
A: "professional" musician and left the band.
For the audition, they replaced Steele with who?
A: Tony Hicks.
The Hollies were signed by Richards, who would produce the
band until what year?
A song from the audition, "Ain't That Just Like Me", was
released as their debut single in May 1963, and hit what number on the UK
Their second single, another cover of the Coasters, this
time 1957's "Searchin'", hit what number?
After recording only eight songs for Parlophone, who
decided to leave the band?
Hicks was able to arrange for who to replace Rathbone as
the Hollies' new drummer in August 1963?
A: Bobby Elliott.
The band then scored their first British Top 10 hit in
early 1964 with a cover of what?
A: Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' "Stay", which reached No.8 in the UK.
The Hollies became known for doing cover versions, and they
followed up with what?
A: "Just One Look".
By this time, the Hollies were writing and performing a
substantial amount of what?
A: Original material, written by the group's songwriting team of Clarke, Hicks
Finally, the Hollies broke through in North America with
what original song?
A: "Look Through Any Window".
"Bus Stop" gave the Hollies their first what?
A: U.S. top ten single.
In October 1966, the group's fifth album, For Certain
Because became their first album consisting entirely of what?
A: Original compositions by Clarke, Hicks and Nash.
Released in the US as Stop! Stop! Stop! it reached No.91
there and spawned what US release-only single?
A: "Pay You Back with Interest".
Meanwhile, the Hollies continued to release a steady stream
of international what?
A: Hit singles.