Before forming one of the first major rock n' roll supergroups in Crosby, Stills, & Nash, British singer-songwriter Graham Nash was a founding member of Manchester, England pop group The Hollies with Allan Clarke. Considerably popular throughout the decades, (Having over 60 singles charting worldwide over the course of the band's career) The Hollies were also noteworthy for their pioneering usage of three-part vocal harmonies, the early elements of jangle-pop in their sound, and emphasis on bright, hook-heavy melodies. Along with The Beatles, The Kinks, The Zombies, and so many other 60s groups, The Hollies were an integral part of the famed British Invasion which introduced the British sound to America, and like their contemporaries The Rolling Stones, never disbanded and continue to tour to this day.
By 1967, The Hollies had more than enough charting hits to fill a best-of compilation. The numerous singles in their discography was tapered down by Capitol Records to the 12 tracks that made up the album The Hollies' Greatest Hits. The record featured some of the group's best chart-toppers, from original compositions like "Stop Stop Stop", "On A Carousel", and "Tell Me To My Face", to their distinct, Merseybeat-flavoured covers of tracks by Chuck Berry ("Memphis"), Graham Gouldman ("Bus Stop"), and Doris Troy ) "Whatcha Gonna Do 'Bout It") among many others. A premium-grade collection of hits from a band that would go on to inspire generations of forthcoming Manchester groups like The Stone Roses and Oasis, as well as nostalgia-driven garage rockers like The Flamin' Groovies.