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MOLLY HATCHET GUITARIST STEVE HOLLAND DIES
Former Guitarist Steve Holland of Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, has reportedly died. As reported on Ultimate Classic Rock
Cover art by Frank Frazetta, Epic Records
The news of his death was shared via social media by Gator Country.
Holland was the last surviving member of the classic six-piece Molly Hatchet lineup. Singer Danny Joe Brown passed away in 2005, followed by guitarist Duane Roland a year later. Drummer Bruce Crump died in 2015, and 2017 saw the deaths of both guitarist Dave Hlubek and bassist Banner Thomas.
Holland joined Molly Hatchet, which had been started by Dave Hlubek three years earlier, and the other four members were in place by 1976.
They signed with Epic, and their 1978 self-titled debut and 1979's Flirtin' With Disaster. The latter effort was their peak of popularity, going double platinum and reaching No. 19 on the strength of the hit title track.
Holland left after 1983's No Guts...No Glory
As posted on Gator Country Facebook page
It Is With GREAT SADNESS That I Announce The PASSING Of "ORIGINAL" MOLLY HATCHET Band / GATOR COUNTRY Band Co-Founder Lead Guitarist, STEVE HOLLAND. Steve Was The LAST MAN STANDING And Has Joined The REST Of His FELLOW Band Brothers Up In Heaven. Steve's Health Had Been On A Downward Spiral For A While, With Steve Finally Getting His ANGEL WINGS Today August 2nd, 2020. You Will Always Be One Of The GREATEST STEVE!! REST WELL & SING Out With Danny Joe, Dave, Duane, Banner, Bruce, Jimmy & Riff In Heaven.
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