Haydock performing in 2013
|Birth name||Eric John Haddock|
|Born||3 February 1943|
|Associated acts||The Hollies|
Eric Haydock (born Eric John Haddock; 3 February 1943, Stockport, Cheshire) is a British musician, best known as the original bass guitarist of The Hollies from December 1962 until July 1966. He was one of the first British musicians to play a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass. Although considered a great bass guitarist, he was replaced in 1966 by Bernie Calvert, after disputes related to the conduct of the band's managers.
On 15 March 2010 Haydock , along with Calvert and the other fellow Hollies members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, and Terry Sylvester were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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