The Hollies

The Hollies are a British rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. The Hollies became one of the leading British groups into the mid 1970s; the band was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash in 1962 as a Merseybeat-type music group in Manchester, although some of the band members came from towns further north in East Lancashire. Graham Nash left the group in 1968 to form the supergroup Stills & Nash, they enjoyed considerable popularity in many countries, although they did not achieve major US chart success until 1966 with "Bus Stop". The Hollies had over 30 charting singles on the UK Singles Chart, 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, with major hits on both sides of the Atlantic that included "Just One Look", "Look Through Any Window", "I Can't Let Go", "Bus Stop", "Stop Stop Stop", "On a Carousel", "Carrie Anne", "Jennifer Eccles", "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", "The Air That I Breathe"; the Hollies are one of the few UK groups of the early 1960s, along with the Rolling Stones, that have never disbanded and continue to record and perform.

In recognition of their achievements, the Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. The Hollies originated as a duo formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, who were best friends from primary school and began performing together during the skiffle craze of the late 1950s. Clarke and Nash became a vocal and guitar duo modelled on American duo the Everly Brothers under the names "Ricky and Dane Young." Under this name, they teamed up with a local band, the Fourtones, consisting of Pete Bocking, John'Butch' Mepham, Keith Bates, Derek Quinn. When Quinn quit to join Freddie and the Dreamers in 1962, Clarke and Nash quit and joined another Manchester band, the Deltas, consisting of Vic Steele on lead guitar, Eric Haydock on bass guitar, Don Rathbone on drums, which had just lost two members; the Deltas first called themselves "The Hollies" for a December 1962 gig at the Oasis Club in Manchester. It has been suggested that Eric Haydock named the group in relation to a Christmas holly garland, though in a 2009 interview Graham Nash said that the group decided just prior to a performance to call themselves "The Hollies" because of their admiration for Buddy Holly.

In 2009, Nash wrote, "We called ourselves The Hollies, after Buddy and Christmas." In January 1963, the Hollies performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where they were seen by Parlophone assistant producer Ron Richards, involved in producing the first Beatles session. Richards offered them an audition with Parlophone, but Steele did not want to be a "professional" musician and left the band in April 1963. For the audition, they brought in Tony Hicks to replace the departing Steele. Hicks played in a Nelson band called the Dolphins, which featured Bobby Elliott on drums and Bernie Calvert on bass. Not only were the Hollies signed by Richards, who continued to produce the band until 1976 and once more in 1979, but a song from the audition, a cover of the Coasters' 1961 single " Just Like Me", was released as their debut single in May 1963 and hit No.25 on the UK Singles Chart. Their second single, another cover of the Coasters, this time 1957's "Searchin'", hit No.12. At this point, after recording only eight songs for Parlophone, Rathbone decided to leave the band, Hicks was able to arrange for his Dolphins bandmate Bobby Elliott to replace him as the Hollies' new drummer in August 1963.

They scored their first British Top 10 hit in early 1964 with a cover of Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' "Stay", which reached No.8 in the UK. It was lifted from the band's Parlophone debut album, Stay with The Hollies, released on 1 January 1964, which went to No.2 on the UK album chart. The Hollies became known for doing cover versions, they followed up with "Just One Look", a song that had had top 10 success in the US for one-hit wonder Doris Troy; the hits continued with "Here I Go Again". At this point, there was some North American interest in the group, versions of Stay with The Hollies, with these two singles added, were issued in both Canada and the US, with the title changed to Here I Go Again. Like their Parlophone labelmates the Beatles, the Hollies' albums released in North America remained different from their UK counterparts. By this time, the Hollies were writing and performing a substantial amount of original material, written by the group's songwriting team of Clarke and Hicks, producer Richards permitted the group to release its first self-penned hit, "We're Through".

This was followed by two more cover versions, "Yes I Will" and the Clint Ballard, Jr.-penned "I'm Alive". Their second album, In The Hollies Style, did not chart in the Record Retailer top ten album chart, although it did feature in the New Musical Express album chart, making the top ten. None of the tracks from the album were released in the US, although a version of it was released in Canada, with the addition of the British singles; the Hollies broke through in North America with an original song that they requested from Manchester's

Gold Medal in Metal

Gold Medal in Metal is the first live DVD/CD released by Swedish heavy metal band Dream Evil. It includes a DVD featuring the band playing live at the Sticky Fingers in their hometown of Gothenburg on November 25, 2006, directed and produced by Patric Ullaeus, a CD audio version, an additional disc of rare tracks, some unreleased, some only available on Japanese albums, three new studio tracks recorded in 2007; the collection was released on August 2008 via Century Media Records. Gold Medal disc I. Live Maerd II. Video Clips Fire! Battle! In Metal! Blind Evil The Book of Heavy Metal Children of the NightIII. Interview The band's beginning and the inspirations... The "album by album commentary" Why is there a difference between Dream Evil and other bands? The new line-up... The section where you can ask each other questions for all viewers The next goals for Dream Evil The famous last words... The encore... Silver Medal disc - Alive CD Disc 1 United Blind Evil Fire! Battle! In Metal! In Flames You Burn Crusaders' Anthem Back from the Dead Higher on Fire The Prophecy Made of Metal Heavy Metal in the Night Let Me Out The Chosen Ones The Book of Heavy Metal Chasing the Dragon Children of the NightBronze Medal disc - Archive CD Disc 2 Dominator - 3:23 Fight for Metal - 3:52 December 25th - 4:17 Pain Patrol - 3:15 Lady of Pleasure - 3:27 Chapter 6 - 4:03 Gold Medal in Metal - 3:12 Point of No Return - 3:52 The Enemy - 3:15 Hero of Zeroes - 4:30 Bringing the Metal Back - 3:43 Betrayed - 4:02 Evilized - 4:56 Dragonheart - 3:36 Take the World - 4:09 Crusader's Anthem - 4:03 Touring Is My Life - 1:58

Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein

Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn is a German philanthropist. Corinna Larsen was born on 28 January 1964, Germany, she is the daughter of Finn Bönning Ingrid Sauer. She serves as the Director of Appolonia Associates. In the summer of 2013, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, designated Sayn-Wittgenstein as a representative to attract business and conduct external relations for Monaco. In 1989, she married an English businessman. In 1992, they had Anastasia, they were divorced three years in 1995. In 2000, she married German prince Johann Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, son of Alexander, Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. In 2002, they had prince Alexander Kyril, they divorced in 2005 but she keeps using his last name. She is a friend of King Juan Carlos I of Spain and was his mistress. In 2012, she accompanied him on an elephant-hunting safari to Botswana, she resides in Monaco. She is one of the people named in the Paradise papers scandal