Allan Clarke Part 1

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 15:09 | Category : Hollies
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In the first of two landmark podcasts, Allan Clarke former lead singer of The Hollies, talks about his incredible career to The Strange Brew’s Jason Barnard. The first show takes us through the Clarke, Hicks and Nash Years as well playing two choice cuts from his excellent solo collection, Sideshow on RPM/Cherry Red

The Hollies from

  1. Allan Clarke – Born To Run (Single A-side, EMI, 1975)
  2. Evie Sands – I Can’t Let Go (Single A-side, Blue Cat (US), 1965)
  3. The Rokes – Grazie A Te (Single A-side, Arc (Italy), 1965)
  4. The Everly Brothers – Hard Hard Year (Two Yanks in England, Warner Brothers (US), 1966)
  5. The Hollies – Stop Stop Stop (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1966)
  6. Dana Gillespie ‎– Pay You Back With Interest (Single A-side, Pye, 1967)
  7. The Hollies – On A Carousel (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1967)
  8. Peter Sellers & The Hollies – After The Fox (Single A-side, United Artists, 1966)
  9. The Teenmakers – Lullaby to Tim (Teenmakers, Elite Special (Den), 1968)
  10. The Socitie – Bird Has Flown (Single A-side, Deram, 1967)
  11. Nicky James – Would You Believe (Single A-side, Philips, 1968)
  12. The Strangers – Step Inside (Single B-side To I’m On An Island, Pye, 1968)
  13. The Hollies – Wings (No One’s Gonna Change Our World, Regal Starline, 1969)
  14. Allan Clarke – Blinded By The Light (I’ve Got Time, EMI, 1976)

Listen to a mix of legendary, rare and cult tracks from and connected to the fantastic Allan Clarke, one of the greatest voices the music scene has ever produced. 

8 Comments for “Allan Clarke Part 1”

  1. 1Jan Thompson

    I love that this interview is so much more in depth than so many interviews I hear, and that Allan gave you so much of his time.
    The music is such an interesting mix, and Allan’s recordings are a joy to hear.
    I’m very much looking forward to hearing part 2!

  2. 2Colin Mason

    Very enjoyable podcast, The Hollies are one of my fave 60s groups and Allan gave us some great information about his time back in the 60s.
    Great selection of songs too, some were new to me. Loved the Evie Sands “I Can’t Let Go” and Allan’s mid 70s recordings were excellent too.

  3. 3Ouida

    Really great – Love Allan, love The Hollies great interview thanks.

  4. 4Holly

    Thank you so much to Allan Clarke and to The Strange Brew for broadcasting this incredibly comprehensive, candid interview! Mr. Clarke, you are a rare breed–a gifted artist without a diva complex, willing to share your life, your gifts, and your soul with those of us who truly value it.

  5. 5Ulrik

    This podcast is so great and I keep returning from time to time. I really enjoy Evie Sands excellent version, that I knew nothing about. And it is so great to Allan speak. The sideshow collection is great. I wish his first album would be re-released on CD too.

  6. 6Robert Gaspar

    Thanks so much for this interview and for the tunes. I’m a Hollies lifer. So cool to hear Allan talking! Wish he would return to recording. Looking forward to the next two podcasts. I’m new to this site. Can’t wait to check out other podcasts.

  7. 7thestrangebrew

    Thanks Robert – much appreciated

  8. 8Maria

    thanks so much …the hollies is amazing and …there is not words …

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