Eric Haydock

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Eric Haydock
Eric Haydock with the Swinging Blue Jeans 2013.JPG
Haydock performing in 2013
Background information
Birth nameEric John Haddock
Born (1943-02-03) 3 February 1943 (age 75)
Stockport, Cheshire
GenresRock, pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1962–present
Associated actsThe 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.[1] 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.[2]

Honours[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview with Eric Haydock from look through any window DVD, 2011.
  2. ^ Allmusic bio
  3. ^ "The Hollies". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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