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10 Amazing Facts You Never Knew about the song Bus Stop

Intro: Bus Stop as it Relates to Me

As a company who has has served the school bus industry for about a decade and our staff has been involved with school buses for 35+ years, it seems only fitting we here at Gardian Angel, LLC dive deeper into a 1960's song we love titled "Bus Stop".

Before we get to the 10 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About the song "Bus Stop", we kindly ask that if you find this content helpful to please share not only the amazing facts, but also learn more and share our amazing technology called the Gardian Angel school bus safety lighting system which keeps your children safer at the bus stop. Our unique and patented bus parts create a safer space for thousands of children across the Nation when school transportation picks up them up at the bus stop every morning. In addition, we should add that more states allow our proven proactive Gardian Angel school bus safety lighting system to prevent illegal school bus passing from ever occurring than states that allow the controversial and reactive method of exterior school bus cameras. Our students at the bus stop need SEEN, not HIT by traffic.

See our website to prevent bus stop pedestrian accidents and crashes. You can also see our promotional video on Youtube as shown below.

Relax and Listen to Bus Stop

It should go without saying that you should spend a few minutes and listen to The Hollies song again. This is a great summer classic reliving the sounds of the sixties. Click on the different ways to start listening to this great song, then scroll for some amazing facts to learn more trivia about this song and it's history.

Ways to Listen to Bus Stop

10 Facts You Never Knew about the song Bus Stop

  1. The Hollies performed "Bus Stop" on Season 10 | Episode 1 of Dick Clark's American Bandstand. This episode aired September 10, 1966.

  2. "Bus Stop" by The Hollies peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart on September 17,1966.

  3. "Bus Stop" went on to spend a total of 9 weeks on the Billboard's Hot Top 100.

  4. Graham Gouldman was only 19 when he wrote the song "Bus Stop".

  5. According to a Manchester newspaper, Gouldman wrote "Bus Stop" while riding bus Number 95.

  6. Gouldman's father, Hyme Gouldman, actually wrote the first line of the song "Bus Stop".

  7. The Hollies recorded the song "Bus Stop" in just an hour and 15 minutes.

  8. Herman's Hermits also recorded this song in 1966. (Herman's Hermits manager was married to the sister of "Bus Stop" songwriter, Gouldman.

  9. The inspiration behind The Hollies band's name is the late Buddy Holly, who had died three years prior, in February 1959.

  10. Many people including New Age pianist David Lanz covered the song from his 1998 album, Songs from an English Garden.

"Bus Stop": DID YOU KNOW?

As a special bonus, On October 25th, 2019, 90's band Smash Mouth, (mainly accredited for their song "All Star" who also had their music included in the movie Shrek) released a cover of "Bus Stop" shown below.

Who wrote Bus Stop?

"Bus Stop" by The Hollies was written by the United Kingdom songwriter Graham Gouldman who came up with the song while he was riding home from work on a bus. Gramham's dad, Hyme Gouldman, wrote the first few lines, while Graham Gouldman finished the song.


Hope you learned something. If you're interested in learning more about bus stops, I have an awesome website for you to check out. It's . It showcases the latest technology used on school buses to keep your kids safe. We hope to work with your school in the very near future.

Why do you love the song "Bus Stop"? Love to hear your response.


About Us

Steve Gardner

Founder / CEO, Gardian Angel, LLC

Steve Gardner has a prominent background in the transportation industry. Steve is a former school bus mechanic for twenty years at the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, who wrenched his way into a fleet maintenance supervisor position for another 15 years. He was a licensed mechanic in Michigan, and was an ASE master technician in heavy trucks and school buses as well. Mr. Gardner was an active member in the Ohio School Bus Mechanics association for over 25 years. Steve is credited with organizing the first mock school bus disaster in the state of Ohio in 1996, which involved mentally and physically challenged individuals. Steve is also the inventor of the Gardian Angel. 

Public Speaking:

Steve Gardner spoke at the 2013 National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) annual conference, where he demonstrated the Gardian Angel school bus lighting system for State Directors, the State and National Associations Council, the Supplier Council, along with other nationally recognized experts and associates.

Andrew Gardner

Director of Marketing, Gardian Angel, LLC

Andrew Gardner is the Director of Marketing for Gardian Angel, LLC. and Steve Gardner's youngest son. He's an accomplished marketing professional with 10 years’ experience that has a proven track record of cost-effectively reaching over 110 million+ consumers.  Andrew Gardner successfully developed his own brand, FATHER-IN-SAW, which had 36 handmade products featured in 8 mainstream magazine websites including:

People, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes, Shape, Fitness, Parenting, MyWedding, and More magazine more than 60 times to date.

Andrew’s business management, combined with a decade of vast practical experience in marketing and sales, have given him the skills and strategic vision to develop and execute successful marketing strategies.  He grew not just one, but two successful local brands from inception, all while being a stay-at-home dad.  Unlike Toledo marketing firms that prey on small businesses in attempts to groom them into paid advertisements, Andrew’s organic approach to marketing meant long-term success for the businesses he’s established and managed.  Andrew proved earning your rank among the internet and to your customers is a much more successful marketing strategy.

His career in marketing started off as a marketing research intern at TNS Global where he collected project-related information to compile a database of over 10,000 studies.  Once his internship ended, he worked as a marketing intern for one of the Fortune 500 companies in Ohio.  It was here at HCR ManorCare that his passion for marketing started to blossom as Andrew assisted with sales training's and created reports for the Vice President of Marketing and Analytics.

About a year after his Fortune 500 marketing internship ended, Andrew worked for Gardian Angel, LLC.  He grew this Toledo small business from inception in January 2010 with his father, Steve Gardner.  Over the years working with Gardian Angel, LLC Andrew’s marketing strategies have proved highly successful.   Gardner advised, helped established, and provided many marketing efforts for Gardian Angel, LLC including the web design, development and implementation of marketing strategy, and managing social media channels. This Toledo based company has designed, patented, and produced a lighting system which acts as a preventative measure for stopping motorists who illegally pass school buses, and allows children increased safety while loading or unloading the school bus.  While implementing his marketing plan for Gardian Angel, LLC Andrew wrote articles as a contributor for a school bus trade magazine, School Transportation News.  He's most noted in the school bus industry for his 3-part blog series about bullying.  Gardner’s own anti-bullying campaign raised the bar on ethics as he set an unprecedented step persuading public policy lawmakers to increase and enforce additional ethical laws throughout the pupil transportation industry.  Leading organizations and school transportation officials including members of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services acknowledged Andrew Gardner’s ethical efforts.  

If that wasn’t enough, Andrew took his hobby of woodworking and started an e-commerce store in 2016 where he started FATHER-IN-SAW.  Gardner’s remarkable digital marketing efforts for his own brand included the advertising, content marketing, logo design, packaging, pricing, photography, manufacturing, marketing research, marketing strategy, search engine optimization, and social media marketing. In less than two years, his humble brand could be found through the websites of national magazines like People and Better Homes & Gardens. (Just in case you were wondering he accomplished this organically, without even a penny of paid advertisements.​​)

Andrew Gardner's Marketing Certifications

Google Ads Display Certification Google Ads Mobile Certification Google Ads Search Certification Google Ads Video Certification Google Analytics Individual Qualification Google Campaign Manager Certification Hubspot Content Marketing Certification Google Creative Certification Google Digital Sales Certification Hubspot Email Marketing Certification Google Digital Garage Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification Hubspot Growth-Driven Design Certification Hubspot Growth-Driven Design Agency Certification Hubspot Inbound Certification Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certification Hubspot Inbound Sales Certification Google Mobile Sites Certification Hubspot Sales Enablement Certification Google Search Ads 360 Certification Google Shopping Certification Hubspot Social Media Certification

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