Jools Holland

Musician and Television Personality
Born Jan 24, 1958

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, The Who, 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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jools Holland.


1958 Birth Born on January 24, 1958.


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.


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 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


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 programme 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


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 1 More Event
Holland has a touring band, the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, which often includes singers Sam Brown and Ruby Turner and his younger brother, singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Christopher Holland. In January 2005 Holland and his band performed with Eric Clapton as the headline act of the Tsunami Relief Cardiff.
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2006 Holland performed in Southend for HIV/AIDS charity Mildmay, and in early 2007 he performed at Wells and Rochester Cathedrals to raise money for maintaining cathedral buildings. … Read More
2007 49 Years Old His 2007 autobiography, Barefaced Lies and Boogie Woogie Boasts, was BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week" in the week beginning 8 October 2007 and was read by Holland.


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. … Read More
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.
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On 4 June 2012, Holland performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
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