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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: L (49) Photos

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U-Z

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.

Lee Lynch (DD) Walter Lewis Enterprise Showband (BS) Peter Law (DD) Maurice Lynch Showband (JB) Leaders Showband
(from Olly Walsh)
Don Long of the Capitol in 1966 (LR) Laganmen Showband (JB) Lakewood Swingtette (JB) Stan Lynn Band (RM) Stan Lynn Showband
Joe Lowry (TP) Des Lee - 1967 Pat Lynch - 1967 Tony Lynch - 1967 Peter Law - 1968
Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Pat Lynch - 1967 Peter Law - 1969
Peter Law - 1969 Des Lee - 1969 Des Lee - 1969

Lions  - 1968

Lions  - 1969

Las Vegas (AJ) Ruby Lennox (DX) Pat Lynch - 1967 Pat Lynch - 1972 Pat Lynch - 1968
Pat Lynch - 1968 Pat Lynch - 1968 Pat Lynch - 1971 Pat Lynch - 1970 Pat Lynch - 1971

Walter Lewis (PM)

Dave Lalor (RF) Dave Lawlor (RF) Walter Lewis (PL) Walter Lewis (PL)
Walter Lewis (PL) Maurice Lynch (PL) Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968
 
Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Peter Law - 1968 Coming Soon
         
Walter Lewis (PL) Maurice Lynch (PL) 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
(AJ) Photos courtesy Alan Jones
(PM) Photos courtesy Paul Mulholland

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

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