2 thoughts on “Who Was Carrie Anne in The Hollies’ “Carrie Anne”?

  1. Hi Brian! I don’t think this was a secret in the 60s, much less into the 90s! There’s nothing vague about Marianne to Carrie Anne!

  2. I don’t think it was a secret to Marianne Faithful or anyone like that, true, but otherwise, why would the general public know who it was about? The lyrics don’t match Clarke’s relationship with Faithfull at all. I really think this was (ironically enough, much like the Stones’ “Wild Horses”) a case of the chorus being by one guy and the verses by another, so that the only true connection is that the song was written with Faithfull in mind…and then used a different woman’s name!

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