List of The Hollies members

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The following is a timeline of musicians who have performed in the English pop group The Hollies.


Line-ups[edit]

September 1962–February 1963
February 1963-August 1963
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Eric Haydock – bass
  • Don Rathbone – drums
August 1963–
May 1966
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Eric Haydock – bass
    (Klaus Voormann replaced Haydock for some live appearances in May 1966; Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones and Bernie Calvert replaced Haydock in the studio)
  • Bobby Elliott – drums

May 1966–December 1968
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
    (In early 1967, on record, John 'Mitch' Mitchell, Dougie Wright and Clem Cattini subbed for an ill Elliott, then Wright, Tony Newman and Tony Mansfield stood in for him for live gigs)
January 1969–November 1971
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
November 1971–June 1973
  • Mikael Rickfors – lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, percussion
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
June 1973–1974
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
1974–1977
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Pete Wingfield – keyboards, synthesizers
1977–1978
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Paul Bliss – keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals (1978 German tour)
1978–1981
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica (missed some summer 1979 gigs)
  • Terry Sylvester – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bernie Calvert – bass, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Peter Arnesen/Paul Bliss (1979 tour) – keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
1981

Appeared on Top of the Pops in September 1981 to promote "Holliedaze":

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Eric Haydock – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
1981

Appeared on Top of the Pops in November 1981 to promote "Take My Love and Run":

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Brian Chatton – keyboards, bass
1981
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo, vocals
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud - bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
1982

On record:

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Peter Arnesen – keyboards
  • Paul Bliss – keyboards
1982

On tour:

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Peter Arnesen – keyboards
1983
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates/Jamie Moses – vocals, guitar (subbed for Coates on 1983 Australian/New Zealand tour)
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Peter Arnesen – keyboards
  • Paul Bliss – keyboards
1983

U.S. TV Promo appearances:

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Phil Chen - bass
  • Kim Bullard - keyboards
1983

U.S. Summer Tour:

  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Peter Arnesen – keyboards
  • Paul Bliss – keyboards
1983–1984
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Graham Nash – vocals, guitar
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Denis Haines – keyboards
1984–1986
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Denis Haines – keyboards
1986–1990
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo (Jamie Moses subbed for Coates on a 1986 European tour)
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Ray Stiles – vocals, bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Denis Haines – keyboards
1990
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Dave Carey – keyboards
1990–1991
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Paul Bliss – keyboards
1991–2000
  • Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
    (John Miles filled in for Clarke in early 1999)
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Ray Stiles – bass
    (Steve Stroud subbed for Stiles during Spring 1996 shows)
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Ian Parker – keyboards, woodwinds, backing vocals
2000–2004
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
    (Ian Harrison filled in for Wayne in January 2003 and August 2004)
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Ray Stiles – vocals, bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Ian Parker – keyboards, woodwinds, backing vocals
October 2004
  • Peter Howarth – lead vocals, guitar
  • Alan Coates – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Ray Stiles – vocals, bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Ian Parker – keyboards, woodwinds, backing vocals
October 2004-present
  • Peter Howarth – lead vocals, guitar
  • Steve Lauri – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Hicks – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass, sitar, keyboards
  • Ray Stiles – vocals, bass
  • Bobby Elliott – drums
  • Ian Parker – keyboards, woodwinds, backing vocals

Timeline[edit]