Eric Haydock (born Eric John Haddock; 3 February 1943 – 5 January 2019) was a British musician, best known as the original bass guitarist of The Hollies from December 1962 until July 1966. He was one of the first British musicians to play a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass. Although considered a great bass guitarist, he was replaced in 1966 by Bernie Calvert, after disputes related to the conduct of the band's managers.
Haydock in 1964
|Birth name||Eric John Haddock|
|Born||3 February 1943|
Stockport, Cheshire, England
|Died||5 January 2019 75)(aged|
|Associated acts||The Hollies|
On 15 March 2010, Haydock along with Calvert and the other fellow Hollies members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Bobby Elliott, and Terry Sylvester were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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- Interview with Eric Haydock from Look Through Any Window DVD, 2011.
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- "The Hollies". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2016.