The Hollies back catalog was acquired by BMG.
Recordings of the legendary ’60s group’s ‘America’s Golden Age’, including the 1972 classic ‘Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)’, are now in major label possessions.
Hollies said, “BMG’s history as a trusted custodian of some of music’s greatest works ensures that our music and heritage will live on for generations to come.” .
Thomas Scherer, BMG’s president of repertory and marketing for New York and Los Angeles, added: “The Hollies spearheaded the ‘British Invasion’ of the ’60s. We are delighted to have secured the rights in their golden age, including Long Kool.” Woman (in black dress) .
“We are honored to represent their continuing creative legacy.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which celebrated its 60th anniversary with a live show in 2022, will embark on a new tour that will continue the celebration of the milestone.
Featuring original members Bobby Elliott and Tony Hicks, the trip will begin on September 16th at King George’s Hall in Blackburn and end on November 9th at the London Palladium.
In addition to drummer Bobby and lead guitarist Tony, the line-up also includes lead singer Peter Howarth, bassist Ray Styles, keyboardist Ian Parker and rhythm guitarist Steve Lauri.
Fans can expect all the hits, including “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress),” “The Air That I Breathe,” “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” and “Bus Stop.”
The group have remained in the UK Top 40 for a total of 263 weeks and have performed continuously since their formation in 1962.
Their trucks have been featured in movies and advertisements over the years.
In 1995 Hollies was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
In 2010, the group was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their “influence on the evolution, development and perpetuation of rock and roll”.
For full tour dates and tickets, visit TheHolliesOfficial.com.