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Girls! Girls! Girls!- “Carrie Anne”- The Hollies. “Carrie Anne” written by Allen Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks- was a #3 hit in the UK in 1967- and cracked the Top 10 in the US #9. Allen Clarke would say that the song was written during a concert the band played with Tom Jones. The vocal harmonies were influenced by The Beach Boys. The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. It was written as a tribute to Marianne Faithfull.


  1. I was fortunate enough to see them on Dick Clarks Caravan of Stars back in the 60s. I was surprised what good musicians they were and most likely didn’t use studio players when recording. You can’t fake talent when you’re on a stage in front of thousands.

    • They didn’t and don’t get the attention they deserved- maybe because they were more pop than rock- I am not sure. They were outstanding.

    • Their harmonies were as good or better than CSN thanks to Nash. Their bassman used a six string bass, unheard of in those times. Dick Clark’s tour had excellent sound engineers for the day and made every act sound great. I saw a Dick Clark Caravan in Memphis TN with The Animals, Chad and Jeremy, BJ Thomas and Hermans Hermits, same result.

    • That is a great line-up for a concert. Not knocking CSN but I’d go with The Hollies every day- but you never hear them championed.

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