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October 02, 2012 7:58 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Given the season, just had to post this video of one of the great early British Invasion bands, the Hollies, on Hullabaloo, framed as a football team. The song, “Look Through Any Window,” is fabulous, BTW.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • sceptic on October 02, 2012 8:22 AM:

    Pretty sure that is a studio version we are hearing. Lip synched on the set of Hullabaloo.

    Pretty song though.

  • J-NC on October 02, 2012 8:41 AM:

    Great tune. Always loved it.

    And I have to agree with sceptic. Sounds identical to my vinyl version. Yep, vinyl.

  • c u n d gulag on October 02, 2012 8:52 AM:

    FSM, they had some GREAT tunes!!!

    "Bus Stop" was another favorite.
    And who could forget "Carrie Anne," and "The Air That I Breath?"

  • T2 on October 02, 2012 9:09 AM:

    yes- that was lip-sync'd. A very young Graham Nash...a great band and a timeless song.

    I woke up this morning to read in the paper that "Congress" is brokering a deal to avert the "Fiscal Cliff".....by naturally cutting Social Security and Medicare mostly - no new tax revenue at all. This deal is being moved by Mitch McConnell....need I say more.

  • Anonymous on October 02, 2012 9:38 AM:

    I definitely detect a 'Byrds' connection in that guitar sound.

  • Paul Dirks on October 02, 2012 9:39 AM:

    I definitely detect a Byrds connection in that guitar sound.

  • T2 on October 02, 2012 9:44 AM:

    there's another connection between the Byrds and Hollies.....Nash and Crosby

  • biggerbox on October 02, 2012 10:19 AM:

    The American football setting for a British Invasion band was pretty surreal.

  • AndrewBW on October 02, 2012 10:29 AM:

    Hullabaloo had some pretty weird settings. Like this one of the Mamas and Papas doing "California Dreaming" with a bunch of dancers rising up out of bathtubs.


  • stratplayer on October 02, 2012 10:56 AM:

    Graham Gouldman was an absolutely phenomenal pop songwriter, and there was no better band to perform his songs than The Hollies. Great stuff, and I don't give a hoot about the lip synching. It was standard practice at the time.

  • J-NC on October 02, 2012 11:13 AM:


    Absolutely, it was standard practice at the time. I think Sullivan had them play live, but pretty much all of the Pop shows on both sides of the pond did the lip-sync thing.

  • TOS on October 02, 2012 11:02 PM:

    They none of them weighed very much, did they?