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Anonymous said...

lots of great memories well portrayed. Greetings from Brian & Val Hilton

sandra said...

Wow - This looks fantastic,

Can i book "The Hillsiders" for my next Party?

Greetings Sandra Spanner
(munich/germany)

Nikki said...

Hey that's really cool! What a group of talented handsome men - eh? Especially that Brian Hilton!

Anonymous said...

Amazing coincidence!....I used to know a band from Liverpool called The Hillsiders......

Lanzarote Hippies

Nina said...

Great website, we really have enjoyed reading it. We look forward to watching it grow.
Well done Ian.
Nina & Chris, Canada.

Anonymous said...

Great website, we really have enjoyed reading it. We look forward to watching it grow.
Well done Ian.
Nina & Chris, Canada.

Anonymous said...

Just look at those crazy band jackets!!!

Hilton Jr.

Anonymous said...

Just look at those crazy band jackets!!!....

Hilton Jr.

Anonymous said...

quite agree wit nikki's comment

Anonymous said...

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

davidb said...

dave bennett hillsiders road manager well done ian brings back happy memories

Son Number 2/2 said...

i want one of those crazy band jackets!!!!

GS said...

Good look back at the bands history.

Next time you upload video though, use schoolstube.com :)

GS

Stan Laundon said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hillsiders

Just a quick note from a West Virginia fan and hillsider fan from Poole, Dorset.

Just found a record of yours dating from 1980.

okgibson335 said...

great any info on these guys is a real tonic!

Anonymous said...

SO WHAT ABOUT KEVIN MCGARRY AND THE LADS GETTING A SHOW TOGETHER?

Anonymous said...

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!!"

Anonymous said...

Brian Noddy Redman is one of the worlds best drummers.

Anonymous said...

Bring Back the Hilsiders !

Anonymous said...

I have very fond Memories of the Hillsiders Gigs at the Theatre Royal in St Helens

Anonymous said...

I have very fond Memories of the Hillsiders Gigs at the Theatre Royal in St Helens

Anonymous said...

Used to follow the Hillsider's around the Country giggs in Liverpool, brings back memorys.

Jessica Wan said...

Love the blog and imagery.
Thanks

Benny said...

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.

Ian Hilton said...

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.
Regards
Ian Hilton

Anonymous said...

Great sounds!!!
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:-))

Impressive site too Ian.

Lorna Mills

Anonymous said...

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.

Andy said...

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)

slim murphy said...

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 .

Ian Hilton said...

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 said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hi to all. still miss seeing you all, great looking at all videos and pics. good times and memories. val,norfolk.

Briant said...

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

George said...

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. :-)

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

James Haney said...

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.

Kevin McGarry said...

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)

Anonymous said...

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.

ricksoar said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

ashton520100 said...

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

Dave Ashton said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Sad news... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34529719

Anonymous said...

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

Brian O'Connell said...

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

Maurice Bowers said...

Please tell me did The Hillsiders ever record Country Dreamer written by Paul McCartney

Val & Brian Hilton said...

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

Mary Scott said...

Do you remember Saxone and Colin Gotts? I am there daughter I have such great memories of those days!