Eric Haydock

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Eric Haydock
Haydock in 1964
Haydock in 1964
Background information
Birth nameEric John Haddock
Born(1943-02-03)3 February 1943
Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died5 January 2019(2019-01-05) (aged 75)
GenresRock, pop
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1962–2019

Eric Haydock (born Eric John Haddock; 3 February 1943 – 5 January 2019)[1] was 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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4]


Haydock died on 5 January 2019, at the age of 75.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Eric Haydock, Original Hollies Bassist, Dies". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ Interview with Eric Haydock from Look Through Any Window DVD, 2011.
  3. ^ "Eric Haydock - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The Hollies". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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