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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

Spotify,Apple Music, iHeartRadio

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:

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