Sunday, May 09, 2010

Terry Sylvester
formerly of The Hollies
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Terry Sylvester performed a short set back in 2008, or was it 2007? at Hippiefest, which explains the memory issue.

The Hollies were inducted in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame this past March and he's opening a small celebratory tour with two nights at a buffet-and-music club in his adopted hometown. In light of the confusion at the induction ceremony it will be interesting if he has anything to say.

And we're celebrating as well, Monday marks 31 years of wedded bliss, and while we may have more memories behind than years in front, we are still keepin' on.

Terry has been all around the biggest stars that came out of the British Invasion. He grew up near McCartney in Liverpool and an early band of his opened for The Beatles throughout the early '60's at The Cavern Club, including their last club show. If you scroll down that Cavern page you'll find a flyer with The Escorts listed.

Fortune continued to smile, in a rather wry manner, when his band The Escorts were left terribly short of members due to illness. On the same bill, The Hollies. Graham Nash and a couple others came to the rescue...joining Terry onstage 4 years before he officially became part of the group, ironically replacing Graham. In the intervening years he found himself a spot in The Swinging Bluejeans.

Not a bad series of event to get you through the decade. So here we are, 40 years later.

It's 'rock concert lite', a short set with a handful of Hollies originals and a sprinkling of other British Invasion era hits. Pure nostalgia, enjoyable throughout.

Track 01 Carrie Ann
Track 02 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Dylan)
Track 03 Just One Look
Track 04 Make It With You (Gates/Bread)
Track 05 Bus Stop
Track 06 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (Gerry/Pacemakers)
Track 07 Hippy Hippy Shake (Swinging Bluejeans)
Track 08 The Air That I Breathe
Track 09 Till There Was You (Beatles)
Track 10 Long Cool Woman
Track 11 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

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