Hollies - Evergreens

How Hollies got their name - Ilex-aquifolium - European hollyFounded in Manchester, but with band members who for the most part are (or were) from Lancashire, rock group The Hollies is one of the few English bands that hold out without interruption since the beginning of the sixties. That classifies them as the same species as the Rolling Stones and the Searchers.

Two possible explanations for the band name pop up all the time. The first is that the name is a tribute to Buddy Holly who died tragically in a plane crash, the second is a reference to the Christmas period.

Regarding the latter variety: the then unnamed band is said to have been booked for one of its first appearances round about Christmas, after which the choice was made to use the plural of evergreen plant holly as their name.

Active: 1962-present, GBR
Site: http://www.hollies.co.uk/

See also: Rolling Stones

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