The Dunedin Town Hall was packed to the rafters last Tuesday evening as The Hollies took to the stage.
The 1960's super group last visited Dunedin six years ago on 1 February 2013 and were certainly pleased to be back again.
The lead singer, Peter Howarth told tales of the band and highlighted the fact that two band members, drummer Bobby Elliot and lead guitar and vocalist, Tony Hicks had been touring with the band since its inception 55 years ago! Apparently Bobby Elliot has kept a dairy for the last five decades and records stories from their adventures around the globe.
Interestingly The Hollies song Sandy was originally written by Bruce Springsteen in his early days on the music scene but now has the true Hollies harmony stamp on it.
The band, formed in Manchester in 1962, have had a string of No 1 hits, including He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, Carrie Ann, The Air That I Breathe, Bus Stop and Long Cool Woman. All of these hits were performed at the concert and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed them. There was one stand out song that had the entire crowd on their feet - Long Cool Woman!
Let's hope they return for a fourth performance in the deep South.