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Raydots / Flair Showband Feature (1967-1970)

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The Story

The first mention we can find about the Raydots was in September, 1967 when they were advertised as a coming attraction to the Swinford Town Hall. Based in Belfast, the band featured Tom. E King as their lead singer. The original line-up was: Bill McKitterick (keyboards), Sammy Stothers (guitar), Dermot Hickland (trumpet), Dave Clark (drums), Tom E. King (vocals), Ronnie Corlett (sax) and Ian Clark (bass). At some point the band became an 8 piece but we don't know who joined. They called themselves the "Big Sound Explosion."

In April, 1969 Bill McKitterick left the band to join Gene Chetty's new band, The Flames. We're not sure who replaced him, but in May, it appears the band had changed its name to the Flair Showband. It appears the Flair Showband didn't last too long as the last advert we can find for them gigging was in October, 1970. If you know any more about the band, please email us.    

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Photo Gallery

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Raydots - 1969

Raydots - Oct 1969

Flair (AJ) Flair (AJ)

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Sax Sax Trumpet

RAYDOTS

1967   Sammy
Stothers
Ian
Clark
Dave
Clark
Bill
McKitterick
Ronnie
Corlett
   
1968 Tom E
King
Sammy
Stothers
Ian
Clark
Dave
Clark
Bill
McKitterick
Ronnie
Corlett
  Dermot
Hickland

FLAIR SHOWBAND

Apr
1969
Tom E
King
Sammy
Stothers
Ian
Clark
Dave
Clark
Ian
Andrews
Ronnie
Corlett
Dave
Walker
Ronnie
Barr
                 

Discography

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Audio Clips

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