The Hollies Quotes
Well, I've not actually lived in Liverpool, England since 1968, when I first joined The Hollies. I was in The Swinging Blue Jeans and I was based in Liverpool then. But once I joined The Hollies in December of 1968, I took the opportunity to do what The Beatles had done before me and Billy J. Kramer and move to London, because London was the place to be. Even though it's only 230 miles away, Liverpool in those days and maybe even still, compared to London is a million miles away. London is the center of all the entertainment, maybe not so much these days, it changes, in those days there wasn't even a radio station in Liverpool, never mind a recording studio. Everything was based in London.
Ringo Starr's cousin was the drummer in The Escorts. The first job I ever had when I left school at 14 was for George Harrison's older brother. He was my boss. And obviously I lived on the road next to Paul McCartney, so it was no big deal. It only became a big deal when they basically became the four lads who shocked the world.
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