Allan Clarke - The Hollies: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress", "Carrie Ann", "Bus Stop". Talks About Graham Nash.
Allan Clark was the lead singer of and a composer for The Hollies, one of the great British Invasion bands of the 1960s that set the music world on fire. He co-founded the band with Graham Nash. Allan co-wrote a number of their hits including “On A Carousel”, “Carrie Ann” and “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress” and he was the lead singer on so many hits including “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”. Allan and The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010.
My featured song is my band’s cover of “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” from the Spring Dance album by Project Grand Slam. Spotify link.
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Allan and I discuss the following:
- Met Graham Nash at age 6 and became good friends
- Named the band after Buddy Holly
- His happy, working class childhood
- Played in many bands
- Cavern Club
- First album - 24 songs
- “Pay You Back With Interest”
- “Long Cool Woman” story
- Nash leaving the band for Crosby, Stills & Nash
- “Long Cool Woman”
- Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010
- “Buddy’s Back”
- “Journey Of Regret”
- “I’m Coming Home”
“BOBBY M AND THE PAISLEY PARADE” is Robert’s new album. Featuring 10 songs and guest appearances by John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Carey (Rainbow) and international sitar sensation Deobrat Mishra. Produced by Tony Carey. Called "ALBUM OF THE YEAR!" by Indie Shark and “One of the great rock sets of the year!” by Big Celebrity Buzz. "Catchy and engaging with great tunes!" - Steve Hackett (Genesis)
"This album has life and soul!" - John Helliwell (Supertramp)
"Bobby M rocks!" - Gary Puckett (Union Gap)
"Nice cool bluesy album!" - Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds)
"Robert really really really rocks!" - Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul & Mary)
"Great songs. Great performances. It's a smash!" - David Libert (The Happenings)
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LIVE AT STEELSTACKS is the 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band. The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike.
“Captivating!” Elliott Randall (Steely Dan)
“PGS burns down the house!” Tony Carey (Rainbow)
“Full of life!” Alan Hewitt (The Moody Blues)
“Virtuoso musicians!” (Melody Maker)
“Such a great band!” (Hollywood Digest)
The album can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.
ALL OF THE TIME is Robert’s recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song that's light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love.
“Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!” Melody Maker/5 Stars)
“Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!” (Pop Icon/5 Stars)
“Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” (Mob York City)
Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
THE SHAKESPEARE CONCERT is the album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, recorded "live" in the studio. It’s been praised by Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jim Peterik (Ides Of March), Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan) and Sarah Class (British composer). Reviews: “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
THE FALL OF WINTER is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
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