British isles rock singer performed using the Hollies, the group known for singles like “Bus End,” until he retired from music in 1999. He started performing along with his initial music group in Manchester in 1958. He was the principal songwriter for five from the Hollies albums from 1974 to 1978. He wedded Jennifer Clarke on March 24, 1964; the few has three kids. He protected Bruce Springsteen’s one “Born to perform” in the 1970s.