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One of the most underrated singers of the 20th century, Allan Clarke will be remembered as the singer of "He Aint Heavy He's My Brother" and the lead singer of the Hollies for nearly 40 years. A powerful and passionate vocalist in the same class as Roy Orbison, he never let fame go to his head and remains a remarkably down to earth person. He left ... See full bio »

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A Walk Among the Tombstones
Amores Perros
Amores Perros Soundtrack
Remember the Titans
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The Lovely Bones
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 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress")
 2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 January 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)")
 2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones (lyrics: "Carrie-Anne") / (music: "Carrie-Anne")
 2014 Mad Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Monolith (2014) ... (writer: "On a Carousel" - uncredited)
 2012 Trouble with the Curve (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress")
 2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin (lyrics: "Hard Hard Year" - as Alan Clarke) / (music: "Hard Hard Year" - as Alan Clarke)
 2012/I Stitches (writer: "Clown" - as Clarke)
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eve of Destruction (2012) ... (writer: "Carrie Anne" - uncredited)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (writer: "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" (1971))
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows? (2008) ... (writer: "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress" - uncredited)
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our Other Cops Is On!: Part 2 (2007) ... (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" - uncredited)
 2007 Big Love (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dating Game (2007) ... (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" - uncredited)
 2007 Life on Mars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2007) ... ("Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)")
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Protest (2006) ... ("Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)", uncredited)
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" (extract))
 2005 The Longest Yard ("Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)")
 2000 Remember the Titans (writer: "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)")
 2000 Amores Perros (writer: "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)")
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short) ("Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress")
 1999 The Limey (writer: "King Midas in Reverse")
 1999 East Is East (writer: "On a Carousel" (1966) - as Clarke)
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Down Neck (1999) ... (writer: "Carrie-Anne")
 1995-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Best & rest 8-26: Halb hundertvier (1998) ... (writer: "Carrie Anne" - uncredited)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (writer: "Carrie Anne" - uncredited)
- That's 34 (1996) ... (writer: "On A Carousel" - uncredited)
- XXIV - 0024 (1995) ... (writer: "Carrie Anne" - uncredited)
 1995 Now and Then (writer: "Jennifer Eccles")
 1990 Air America (writer: "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress")
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Shatterproof (1981) ... ("Carrie Anne", uncredited)
 1968 No More Excuses (writer: "What's Wrong With the Way I Live", "Stop! Stop! Stop!")
 1967 Fai in fretta ad uccidermi... ho freddo! (writer: "Kill Me Quick", "We're Alive")
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.105 (1966) ... (writer: "Put Yourself in My Place")
- Episode #1.103 (1966) ... (writer: "Put Yourself in My Place")
- Episode #1.100 (1966) ... (writer: "Put Yourself in My Place")
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Attended Ordsall Primary School (1947 - 1953) and Ordsall Secondary Modern (1953 - 1958) in Salford, England. He got his O-levels from Ordsall Secondary Modern in 1958. See more »


Fabulous singing voice with a wide vocal range



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