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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: J (61) Photos

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On this page, we want to pay tribute to the many bands that entertained Irish audiences back in the "good old days." Additionally, we have been fortunate enough to receive collections of photos from several generous individuals, click here to view those photos. If anyone takes exception to having these photos exhibited on our website, please let us know and we'll remove them immediately. Thanks. By the way, if you know where any of the musicians from these bands are today, please click here and tell us.

Special thanks to David Dwane of the Western People, Kathleen Smith, Billy Swann, (formerly of The Cossacks Showband), Dick Lynott, Shorty O'Kane, Joe Dodd and Liam O'Reilly, who generously contributed their collections of photographs to the wesbite. Also our thanks go to Michael Nesbitt, Jan Lynch, Tom Foley, Karl Compton, Brendan O'Loughlin, Olly Walsh, Martin Flynn, Glen Brown, Paddy Brennan and Teddie Palmer for additional info and photos. 

Click on a thumbnail photo to see a full size image and additional information.

The Jivenaires Jimmy Johnston Showband Derek Joys Showband (JD) Derek Joys Showband (JD) Jets Showband (BK)
Jokers Showband (JB)

Jimmy Johnston (KS)

Earl Jordan - 1964 (LR) Jokers Showband (JB) Jackpots Showband (JB)
Jokers Showband (JB) Jokers Showband (JB)

Jimmy Johnston Showband (KS)

Jackpots Showband (PB) Jackpots Showband (LR)
Jackpots Showband (EC) Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA) Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA) Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA) Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA)
Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA) Jimmy Johnston Showband (EA) Jackpots - 1967 Jackpots - 1967 Jordans
Joys Showband Derek Joys (RF) Derek Joys (RF) Derek Joys (RF) Jokers (PL)
Jackpots (PL) Jimmy Johnson (PL) George B Jordan (RF) George B Jordan (RF) George B Jordan (RF)
George B Jordan (RF) Jackpots (RF) Jackpots (RF) Jackpots (RF) Jackpots (RF)
Jackpots (RF) Jackpots (RF) Jets (RF) Jets (RF) Jets (RF)
Jets (RF) Jets (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF)
Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF) Jimmy Johnston (RF)
Jivenaires (RF) Jokers (RF) Jokers (RF) Joys (RF) Jordaniares (RF)
       
Jordans (RF) Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Photo Credits:

(DD) Photos courtesy David Dwane of the Western People
(LR) Photos courtesy Liam O'Reilly
(MN) Photos courtesy Mike Niblett
(PB) Photos courtesy Paddy Brennan of the Limerick Rock n' Roll Club
(JD)  Photos courtesy Joe Dodd
(BS) Photos courtesy Billy Swann
(BL) Photos courtesy Brendan O'Loughlin
(BK) Photos courtesy Brian "Shorty" O'Kane
(GB) Photos courtesy Glen Brown
(MF) Photos courtesy Martin Flynn
(TP) Photos courtesy Teddie Palmer
(DL) Photos courtesy Dick Lynott
(MH) Photos courtesy Michael O'Hara
(LC)
Photos courtesy Louis Chapman
(DM) Photos courtesy Danny McLaughlin
(MB) Photos courtesy Michael Brennan
(LG) Photos courtesy Liam Gilmartin
(MG) Photos courtesy Mick Gilligan
(GC) Photos courtesy Gerard O'Connor
(KS) Photos courtesy Kathleen Smith
(DH) Photos courtesy David Hayes
(DK) Photos courtesy Des Hopkins
(TF) Photos courtesy Tom Foley
(DX) Photos courtesy Dessie Lennox
(BY) Photos courtesy Barbara Joyce
(JB) Photos courtesy John Baird
(EH) Photos courtesy Eileen Harkin
(EC) Photos courtesy Eamonn Cooke
(EA) Photos courtesy Elaine Allen

Click here to view the individual special collections donated by various members.

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