The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: J (56)
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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.