lots of great memories well portrayed. Greetings from Brian & Val Hilton
Wow - This looks fantastic,Can i book "The Hillsiders" for my next Party?Greetings Sandra Spanner (munich/germany)
Hey that's really cool! What a group of talented handsome men - eh? Especially that Brian Hilton!
Amazing coincidence!....I used to know a band from Liverpool called The Hillsiders......Lanzarote Hippies
Great website, we really have enjoyed reading it. We look forward to watching it grow.Well done Ian.Nina & Chris, Canada.
Just look at those crazy band jackets!!!Hilton Jr.
Just look at those crazy band jackets!!!....Hilton Jr.
quite agree wit nikki's comment
mazin lol this is sooo kwl its like yeah i no this guy an its like a really good site well dun ian lv ya xx abbi and lindsey
dave bennett hillsiders road manager well done ian brings back happy memories
i want one of those crazy band jackets!!!!
Good look back at the bands history.Next time you upload video though, use schoolstube.com :)GS
Wonderful tribute to a wonderful band. Thank God I can say I know them all personally and even booked them on my BBC show years ago.I will certainly link to your site from my own country pages.Stan Laundon, ex-BBC Radio Cleveland, Middlesbrough.
Hi HillsidersJust a quick note from a West Virginia fan and hillsider fan from Poole, Dorset.Just found a record of yours dating from 1980.
great any info on these guys is a real tonic!
SO WHAT ABOUT KEVIN MCGARRY AND THE LADS GETTING A SHOW TOGETHER?
How do the lads earn a living these days (are American Pie still performing?)or do any of the lads play in other groups? Cheers! Up the "Hillies!!"
Brian Noddy Redman is one of the worlds best drummers.
Bring Back the Hilsiders !
I have very fond Memories of the Hillsiders Gigs at the Theatre Royal in St Helens
Used to follow the Hillsider's around the Country giggs in Liverpool, brings back memorys.
Love the blog and imagery. Thanks
Good to see "The Hillsiders" being documented on the internet. But why no mention of record producer Ian Grant (RIP), who did so much for the band? Benny The Busker.
Thanks Benny,Ive added some info about Ian Grant to the members section. Ive also added an interview I found with George Hamilton IV were he mentions meeting the Hillies through Ian.RegardsIan Hilton
Great sounds!!!<>>:-))Impressive site too Ian.Lorna Mills
Oohh I had such a crush on Brian when I was a young lass.I used to go to a lot of gigs around liverpool and try to catch his eye, but never worked up the courage to talk to him. Oh what might have been. Good to see his handsome face again on the web.
Love this place! a great tribute to a fantastic band.love the groupies comment above, was that you Val, lol. Well done to the Hillsiders for many years of fantastic music and well done Ian for imortalising the band on the web Regards Andy Williams(not the moon river one)
hi guys where could i get a copy of goodbye scottie road, i really need to get a copy of that album as it has two songs recorded by my father Jim Whitman who was Rory Kain. His name was changed for the album to avoid people thinking it was slim whitman .
Hi Slim, It would difficult to find a copy of the Album as its no longer printed.I have found one copy in UK on a web site called musicstack.com Here is the link. Hope it helps:http://www.musicstack.com/album/hillsiders/present_goodbye_scottie_road
mal brown shrewsbury.I first saw the hillsiders in the 1970s i was not into country music at all but after the first time i heard kev sing i thought what a voice and the band are all great players.What a sad loss they are gone.
I 196? we went to Samson & Barlows in London Road to see the Remo Four (Donny Andrews & Colin Manley from schooldays) We ended up on the top floor at the Black Cat club, Sonny Web & the Cascades, in transition to The Hillsiders.Followed them to Ossie Wades
Hi to all. still miss seeing you all, great looking at all videos and pics. good times and memories. val,norfolk.
I have published my memories of The Hillsiders on www.peoples-stories.com/ under the title 'The Co-op and Blair Hall' if anyone wants to read them. Briant
I was never to be fortunate enough to see The Hillsiders live, but I have fond memories of their work with George Hamilton IVth.I stumbled acrossthis great site purely by chance (its bookmarked now!) but I intend to return here from tme to time and hope to start collecting some of the guy's work.Many thanks lads, for all the great songs you gave us. :-)
Had some great times with these guys. It was like having five dads. I remember them all coming round for roast dinners, mum don't do home made yorkshires no more . They always looked out for my sister and i. Miss you guys . Karen Smart Norwich
hi great memories these videos and blogs bring back.the best country band ever.sadly Roy Waller from Radio Norfolk has passed away,miss him playing hillies music.Val Norfolk.
Love the Hillsiders mum and dad always use to take me to see them,they came our house once after a gig,Joe took us around radio city it was so cool felt like a star. Dads gone now but he left me with great memories of the lads and a love of country music still got the Lps dont belive Joe has gone great man. All the best from my mum and dad Roy and Sandra Haney Thanks for the music take care James Haney.
The sad thing is, my dad still has the hair cut and most of the shirts and jackets!!! Thankfully, he doesn't wear them to pick the grandkids up from school. Great web site and nice comments. My kids are made up to see their grandad on the computer. Kev McGarry (jnr)
Sure the lads were as sad to hear Billie Joe Spears died in Dec. Do they remember singing Hole In The Ground in their bowler hats with her on telly Happy New Year. Val Norfolk.
When the Hillies played in my local Legion, they always visited my Pub,great blokes all of them,very friendly people at all times,a good laugh at all times.
Just managed to buy the Album "To Please You" on vinyl. Been needing this for my collection for sooo long.Had it on cassette but lost it! Thank god for the net. Great music. Cheers guys. Ps I was only 5 years old when that album came out!
Tell me what is happening now.Great band and great people. I listened to a cassette today, recorded Easter 1993, with Ronnie guesting on steel. Great Buck Owens medley.Love to hear from you all again. Malcolm Hamilton
They were described many times as The Fabulous Hillsiders a title so very fitting, I was in a Band from Ipswich Suffolk and we supported the Hillies on a couple of shows. Being a big fan of the Hillsiders from there early years and seeing them many times it was great to know them personally. I chatted to Joe a year or so before he died and was very sad when I heard of his death.Ash.Norflk
They were called The Fabulous Hillsiders a title so very much fitting and deserved. I was in a Band from Ipswich Suffolk and we supported the Hillies on a couple of shows. Being a fan and seeing them on many occasions it was great to know them personally. It was a shock when I heard that Joe had died having seen him only a year or so before his death. Ash.Norfolk
Dave Ashton I remember the Hillies all crammed into my front room after a gig in Knutsford. ( minus Joe). I was showing Ronnie Bennett my Lloyd green collection. Brian was tasting whisky with tea added. Kevin was singing to my Red Sovine record. The ever faithful Transit parked outside. Great memories.
Sad news... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34529719
So sad to hear of the passing of Kenny Johnson so many memories of the hillsiders as I was their road manager for many years my thoughts are with kens family god bless you ken always dave b
Radio Merseyside did Kenny proud with all current presenters playing his music and interviews after the sad news of his passing. I hope they will continue to do so as he and The Hilsiders were a credit to the city of Liverpool
Please tell me did The Hillsiders ever record Country Dreamer written by Paul McCartney
There was a huge turn out for the Funeral of Kenny Johnson on Wednesday 4th November. People came from far and wide to attend. Lots of faces from the the Country Music Scene over the years were there to pay their respects to this Legend. Kenny's Daughter Audra and his Son Glenn should feel so proud of the wonderful send off they gave their Dad. RIP Kenny
Do you remember Saxone and Colin Gotts? I am there daughter I have such great memories of those days!
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