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Allan Clarke

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Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Allan Clarke is among the founders from the Hollies; intermittently, he also offers maintained a single profession. Clarke and his years as a child friend, Graham Nash, started singing jointly in Manchester within the ’50s. Adding Eric Haydock (bass) and Don Rathbone (drums) (changed by Bobby Elliott in 1963), they truly became the Fourtones in 1961 and the Deltas in 1962. By early 1963, if they added Tony Hicks (acoustic guitar) and authorized a record agreement, they had end up being the Hollies. Their preliminary repertoire contains American R&B tunes (though they quickly began to create original materials), and their determining characteristic was a solid vocal style, generally with Clarke within the business lead and Nash and Hicks offering harmonies. Within the U.K., the Hollies loved consistent singles achievement, you start with “EXACTLY LIKE Me,” the to begin 29 graph singles, 17 which produced the very best Ten, with two — “I’m Alive” and “He Ain’t Large, He’s MY BUDDY” — getting number 1. Their appearances around the U.S. graphs were less effective, though they were able to rack up 23 graph singles, six which hit the very best Ten. Nash decamped by the end of 1968 to create Crosby, Stills, and Nash, however the Hollies continuing. Clarke quit in August 1971 and released a solo profession, where he produced three albums: I AM ‘arold (1972), Headroom (1973), and Allan Clarke (1974). He rejoined the Hollies in July 1973, but managed his solo profession, liberating I’ve Got Amount of time in 1976. He remaining a second amount of time in March 1978 and produced I Wasn’t Given birth to Last night (1978), but came back in August. His following albums included Legendary Heroes (1979) and THE ONLY PERSON (1980), and also a Greatest Of compilation in 1981. In 1983, Nash rejoined Clarke, Elliott, and Hicks within the Hollies for the record What ENCIRCLES … along with a reunion tour, and Clarke, Elliott, and Hicks continued because the Hollies.

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Full Name Allan Clarke
Height 1.79 m
Profession Singer
Nationality English, British
Spouse Jennie
Children Piper Clark, Tim Clarke, Toby Clarke
Music Groups The Hollies
Nominations NME Award for British Male Singer


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alive from Off Center 1990 TV Series 1 episode
Screen Two 1985-1989 TV Series 2 episodes
Elephant 1989 TV Short
Screenplay 1987 TV Series 2 episodes
Rita, Sue and Bob Too! 1987
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire 1987
Stars of the Roller State Disco 1984 TV Movie
Baal 1982 TV Movie
Made in Britain 1982 TV Movie
Play for Today 1970-1981 TV Series 11 episodes
Scum 1979
BBC Play of the Month 1973-1978 TV Series 2 episodes
Scum 1977 TV Movie
Bukovsky 1977 Documentary
Plays for Britain 1976 TV Series 1 episode
BBC2 Playhouse 1975 TV Series 1 episode
Achilles Heel 1973 TV Movie
The Edwardians 1972 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
To Encourage the Others 1972 TV Movie
Horace 1972 TV Movie
Thirty-Minute Theatre 1972 TV Series 1 episode
The Wednesday Play 1969-1970 TV Series 2 episodes
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1969 TV Series 2 episodes
Plays of Today 1969 TV Series 2 episodes
The Gold Robbers 1969 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
The Company of Five 1968 TV Series 2 episodes
Half Hour Story 1967-1968 TV Series 10 episodes
A Man of our Times 1968 TV Series 3 episodes
The Informer 1967 TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screenplay 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Play of the Month 1978 TV Series television adaptation - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bukovsky 1977 Documentary producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seven Deadly Sins 1966 TV Series assistant floor manager - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The South Bank Show 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
Arena 1978 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Director: Alan Clarke 1991 Documentary short Himself (Clips)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985 Golden Leopard's Eye Locarno International Film Festival Screen Two (1985)
1984 Prix Italia Prix Italia Drama Made in Britain (1982)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Single Play To Encourage the Others (1972)


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