Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind The Hollies' Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)

George Garner

In 1972, The Hollies scored a multi-million selling hit with Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress). Here, Allan Clarke recalls how it was never even meant to be a single, and why he revived the song’s character on his 2019 solo record...

There’s no way I ever thought that Long Cool Woman was going to be a hit. It was never even going to be a single, that’s why it doesn’t have any of The Hollies’ signature harmonies on ...

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