100 GREAT SONGS FROM THE BRITISH INVASION: ‘STOP STOP STOP’- THE HOLLIES

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100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘Stop Stop Stop’- The Hollies. The Hollies- ‘Stop Stop Stop’-was a rewrite of an earlier Hollies song ‘Come On Back’ from 1964. The off beat single features the banjo playing of Tony Hicks and the usual three part harmonies of singers Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash. Graham Nash has said that the song was inspired by the band being taken by music executive Morris Levy- to a strip club- the first ever time the band had been to one. The song was recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studies in London by producer Ron Richards- who also had some involvement with my boys- The Beatles. The Hollies are not the first group I associate with the British Invasion- but I have always enjoyed their work.

Single: “Stop Stop Stop’- The Hollies/ Written by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash/ Record Company- Imperial/ Time: 2:47/ Produced by Ron Richards/ Recorded June 20 and August 17, 1966/ Released October 7, 1966/ Peaked at #7 in US Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.

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