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Jools Holland

Musician and Television Personality
Male
Born Jan 24, 1958
Age 56
Hometown London
Genres Rock music + Blue...
Instruments Piano + Guitar + ...
Performed With Squeeze (Band) + ...
Other Names Holland, Jools

Julian Miles "Jools" Holland OBE, DL is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, and television presenter. He was a founder of the band Squeeze (1974-1980 & 1985-1990) and his work has involved him with many artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine and Bono. Holland is a published author and appears on television shows besides his own and contributes to radio shows.… Read More

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  • Jools Holland Rhythm And Blues Orchestra, Bic
    Daily Echo - Dec 14, 2013
  • How Adele Represents A Renaissance For The British Accent
    Huffington Post - Nov 09, 2013
  • Kanye West Is A Fan Of Newcomer Lorde
    MTV News - Oct 11, 2013
  • Why Is Tv So Bad At Music Shows?
    Guardian (UK) - Jul 24, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on January 24, 1958.

TEENAGE

1974 16 Years Old Holland was a founding member of the British pop band Squeeze, formed in March 1974, in which he played keyboards until 1981 and helped the band to achieve millions of record sales, before pursuing his solo career.

TWENTIES

1978 20 Years Old Holland began issuing solo records in 1978, his first EP being Boogie Woogie '78.
1981 23 Years Old He continued his solo career through the early 1980s, releasing an album and several singles between 1981 and 1984. … Read More
1983 25 Years Old In 1983 Holland played an extended piano solo on The The's re-recording of "Uncertain Smile" for the album Soul Mining.
1985 27 Years Old In 1985, Squeeze (which had continued in Holland's absence through to 1982) unexpectedly regrouped including Jools Holland as their keyboard player. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old In 1987, Holland formed the Jools Holland Big Band, which consisted of himself and Gilson Lavis from Squeeze. … Read More

THIRTIES

1988 30 Years Old Between 1988 and 1990 he performed and co-hosted along with David Sanborn during the two seasons of the music performance program Sunday Night on NBC late-night television. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old In 1996, Holland signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old …  Holland was an interviewer for The Beatles Anthology TV project, and appeared in the 1997 film Spiceworld as a musical director.

FORTIES

2003 45 Years Old He received an OBE in 2003 in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, for services to the British music industry as a television presenter and musician.
2005 47 Years Old On 29 August 2005, Holland married Christabel McEwen, his girlfriend of 15 years (between 1983 and 1995 she had been married to Edward Lambton, 7th Earl of Durham, before they divorced). … Read More
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2006 Holland was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent.

FIFTIES

2008 50 Years Old In 2008, Holland commissioned TV series Bangla Bangers (Chop Shop) to create a replica of the legendary Rover Jet 1 for personal use.
2009 51 Years Old Holland was appointed an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University at a ceremony held at Canterbury Cathedral on 30 January 2009.
On 4 June 2012 Holland performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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