2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Guitarist/vocalist Nash embraced music during the skiffle boom. He formed the Two Teens with classmate Allan Clarke in 1955, but by the following decade the duo, now known as Ricky And Dane, had joined local revue Kirk Stephens And The Deltas. In 1961 they broke away to found the Hollies, which evolved from provincial status into one of Britains most popular 60s attractions, with Nashs shrill voice cutting through their glorious harmony vocals. Although their early hits were drawn from outside sources, Nash, Clarke and guitarist Tony Hicks subsequently forged a prolific songwriting team. However, Nashs growing introspection, as demonstrated by King Midas In Reverse (1967), was at odds with his partners pop-based preferences and the following year he left to join supergroup Crosby, Stills And Nash. Nashs distinctive nasal tenor instilled a sense of identity to the...
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