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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: P (112) 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.

The Pacific (SM) Pacific Showband (BF) Premier Aces - 1966 (LR) Premier Aces (JB) Premier Aces
The Plattermen - 1966 Paladins Showband (TF) Premier Aces (SM) The Playboys Showband - 1969 The Plattermen - 1965
Pilot Showband (JD) Presidents Showband (BK) Plattermen (BS) Pacific Showband (BS) Premier Aces Showband (PB)
Premier Aces Paramount Showband (JB) Premier Aces - 1967   Polka Dots (BS) Plattermen (BS)
Pacific Showband (LR) Paragon Seven Showband (LR) Presidents Showband (DM) Platermen Showband (PB) Pacific Showband (LR)
Presidents Showband (DX) Platters - early 60's Plattermen - 1965 (LR) Premier Aces (LR) Premier Aces (LR)

Presidents Showband (DX)

Platters Showband (LR) Plattermen - 1966 (LR) Plattermen (LR) Pacific Showband (JB)
Paramount Showband (JB) Plattermen (LR) Premier Aces (JB) Polka Dots (JB) William Ponsonby Showband (JB)
Palladin Showband (JB) Pioneer Aces (JB) Martin Phelan of the Miami - 1966 (LR) Paramount Showband (JB) Paramount Showband (JB)
Premier Aces 1966 (LR) Pacific Showband (PB) Pacific Showband Danny Pearse - 1967 Pacific (LR)
Plattermen (LR) Pacific Showband Danny Pearse - 1967 Danny Pearse - 1967 Pacific - 1967
  Polka Dots - 1967   Gary Power - 1967 Premiere Aces (JR) Martin Phelan - 1968

Presidents Showband - mid 60's (DX)

Pines -1967 (AC)

Plattermen - 1974

Plattermen - 1972

Plattermen - 1970

Plattermen - 1972

Plattermen - 1970

Plattermen - 1970

Plattermen - 1968

Plattermen - 1972

Plattermen - 1971

Plattermen - 1969

Plattermen - 1972

Plattermen - 1969

Plattermen - 1969

Plattermen - 1973

Plattermen - 1970

Plattermen - 1974

Plattermen - 1969

Plattermen - 1960's

Sid Phillips (RF)
Pacific (PL) Pacific (PL) Paragon 7 (PL) Plattermen (PL) Plattermen (PL)
Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Plattermen (PL)
Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL)
Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Premiere Aces (PL) Premiere Aces (PL)
Premiere Aces (PL) Presidents (PL) Pioneers New Pacific - 1968 New Pacific - 1968
New Pacific - 1968 Pacific - 1969 Pacific - 1969 Pacific - 1969 Pacific - 1969
     
Pacific - 1970 Pacific - 1968 Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
         
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
         
Coming Soon 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
(DW) Photos courtesy Darren Walsh
(BF) Photos courtesy Brian Furey
(JB) Photos courtesy John Baird

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

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