For a time in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, The Hollies were one of the most popular bands in the world. Songs like He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother; Hey Carrie Anne and Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress helped propel the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Growing Bolder joins singer/guitarist Terry Sylvester, who joined The Hollies in 1969 when Graham Nash departed to form Crosby, Stills and Nash, at Solar Studio in Orlando, FL, where he’s recording a new version of the band’s biggest hit. He tells us that indeed, the road is long with many a winding turn, but he’s learned that the destination makes the journey worthwhile.
Sylvester shares stories from growing up in Liverpool, England, right next to future superstars John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and playing on the same bill as The Beatles at the now-famous Cavern nightclub.
Music lovers will love the stories he shares from the beginnings of rock and roll, told from the heart of the British Invasion, and his fascinating perspective on aging in the music business. Sylvester, who was born on the very same day as fellow British rocker David Bowie, explains how deeply Bowie’s death has affected him and his own sense of mortality.