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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: O (73) 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, Brian Furey, John Baird, Paddy Brennan and Teddie Palmer for additional info and photos. 

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

Oceans Showband (BS) Brendan O'Brien (LR) Odeon Showband (BK) Dermot O'Brien (LR) Gerry and the Ohio (LR)
Michael O'Callaghan Band - 1966 (LR) Gerry & The Ohio (LR) Ohio Showband - 1966 (LR) Shay O'Hara (LR) Brendan O'Brien (LR)
Gerry & The Ohio (JB) Darby O'Gill (LR) Gerry & The Ohio (PB) Gerry & The Ohio (DD) Gerry & The Ohio (JB)
Fergus O'Hagan of the Clipper Carlton-1966 (LR) Brendan O'Brien - 1966 (LR) Tommy O'Rourke of the Miami - 1966 (LR) Michael O'Callaghan Showband (JB) Michael O'Callaghan Showband (PB)
Brendan O'Brien Fran O'Toole Brendan O'Brien (LR) Odeon Showband (JF) Oceans Showband (RM)
Oceans Showband (RM) Brendan O'Brien - 1966 Brendan O'Brien (DH) Dermot O'Brien (KS) Dermot O'Brien (KS)
Gerry & The Ohio (LR) Michael O'Callaghan Big Band Michael O'Callaghan Showband Michael O'Callaghan Showband Dermot O'Brien - 1967
Donal O'Dowda-1967 James Oliver - 1967 Odeon Showband (JF) Shay O'Donoghue-1969 Brendan - 1969
Mick O'Loughlin Mick O'Loughlin Oscars Showband (LK) Ohio - 1970 Ohio - 1971
Ohio - 1970 Dermot O'Brien - 1969 Dermot O'Brien - 1969 Dermot O'Brien - 1968 Oceans (PL)
Odeon (PL) Odeon (PL) Ohio (PL) Fran O'Toole - 1974 Fran O'Toole - 1975
Fran O'Toole - 1968 Fran O'Toole - 1968 Fran O'Toole - 1970 Fran O'Toole - 1970 Fran O'Toole - 1970
Fran O'Toole - 1971 Fran O'Toole - 1971 Fran O'Toole - 1971 Fran O'Toole - 1972 Fran O'Toole - 1972
Fran O'Toole - 1972 Fran O'Toole - 1972 Fran O'Toole - 1972 Fran & Dickie - 1972 Fran O'Toole - 1973
   
Fran O'Toole - 1973 Fran O'Toole - 1974 Fran O'Toole - 1974 Coming Soon Coming Soon
         
Odeon (PL) Odeon (PL) Ohio (PL) 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
(DW) Photos courtesy Darren Walsh
(BF) Photos courtesy Brian Furey
(JB) Photos courtesy John Baird
(RM) Photos courtesy Robert Magee
(DH) Photos courtesy Des Hickey
(LK) Photos courtesy Liam Kelly

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

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