This is issue 9 of Dublin Fanzine Imprint. (We previously did a post on issue 6 over 2 years ago) From May, 1980 issue 9 has articles on bands and writers still prominent today. Madness and the Blades, for example, both have big Dublin gigs over the next few weeks. Writers for Imprint included, Fintan Kerrigan, Shane McElhatton, Barbara Fitzgerald, Michael Cullen, Eamon Delaney and Gerard Siggins. The Gerard Siggins article is with Belfast group Shock Treatment who had Barry […]
All above scanned by Brand New Retro from In-Dublin #66 from December 1978. Editor was John Doyle. Featured article on spending £1 was by Mairead Byrne. In Dublin was still in its smaller a5 size at this stage. View all our other In Dublin posts >>.
All the 10 adverts above scanned by Brand New Retro from various issues of RTE Guides, Butlin’s Mosney Programme and Irish Spotlight. All are between 1962 and 1965 except for the very last one for Player-Wills which is from 1969. Hover over each image to see source and year.
My mother, Patricia McMahon, died suddenly last Friday, 15th November. She was 80. That’s her in the photo above with my late Dad at Butlin’s Mosney in 1964. Regular visitors to Brand New Retro will know that this photo was used as our main banner for over 2 years until it was recently replaced by, in her words, “some new fancy logo thing”. Patricia supplied loads of source material for Brand New Retro. Just last week we scanned and published […]
Scanned by Brand New Retro from New Spotlight, November 1970, this article, by the late Donal Corvin, talks about two new pop shows from RTE Radio. Disc a Gogan had Larry Gogan at the helm with help from Ken Stewart and Val Joyce. The Balfe Beat with Brendan Balfe had Pat Ingoldsby guesting with a Heavy Sounds slot. Eddie Grant, then with The Equals, was a visitor to the studio, then based in Henry St, D1 and is pictured with […]
The Blades are back for 2 shows in the Olympia, Dublin 2, on Friday 13th (sold out) & Saturday 14th December. Here are 2 articles scanned from In Dublin. The top one by Ferdia McAnna is from April, 1980 and the bottom one from March, 1981 is by Shane McElhatton. Click on the image to the left to read another Blades article from a previous post from Black & White Magazine 1979.
My mother recently found this souvenir programme from our trip to Butlin’s Mosney in 1965. This A5 sized booklet has 74 pages and is in black and white except for the colour front and back covers. The content and layout is very similar to our other programme from 1962 – see previous post. This 1965 version includes a picture of The ‘Don’, Donnacha O’Dea, a teenager then, but later to become an Irish Olympic swimmer and now professional poker player. We’ve included […]
Scanned by Brand New Retro from an old leaving cert book published in 1977 by Folens, called Business Organisation – revised and enlarged by John O’Connor. On the inside jacket it says, the publisher and author gratefully acknowledge the co-operation received from Allied Irish Banks, ltd in producing this book. Photographs were supplied by S O’Kelly. See also our earlier post on a similar Office Procedure book by John O’Connor View here.
An exhibition of photos from Garry O’Neill’s outstanding book, Where Were You? Dublin Youth Culture and Street Style 1950-2000 is now running at the Little Museum of Dublin The exhibiton also contains some photos which were not featured in the book. It runs until Jan 5th, 2014. More on the exhibition here.
The top two adverts are from 1971. They are identical except for the picture at the bottom left. And don’t ask, I’ve no idea what’s going on in the bottom left of the second one! Both of these scanned from New Spotlight. The third ad is scanned from a 1972 issue of Our Boys. View other Cigarette Posts
We’ve scanned all of the above from an October, 1970 issue of New Spotlight. Illustration is by Kevin O’Brien. Click on the scan to the left to read the full interview between Rory and Roy Hollingworth (courtesy of the Melody Maker) Click here to view our previous posts on Rory Gallagher.
Executive Magazine came out in 1979 and was based on the format of Man Alive (1974) covering Men’s Fashion, Cars, Photographic Essays (semi nude women), lifestyle, eating out, short stories and some politics. The first 5 covers above are all from 1979, including issue #1 and another with Irish singer Geraldine Branagan on front. Executive later became ‘New Executive’ ditching most of the Irish content and replacing it with generic international reviews and ultimately to just containing Photographic Essays and […]
Johnny Cash did a tour of Ireland in October, 1963 which included a gig at the Majestic Ballroom in Mallow, Co. Cork. Peter Clark did this interview with Johnny after the show. The photos are by Arthur James. In the interview, Cash says his grandfather came from Co. Louth! The article was scanned by Brand New Retro from Spotlight magazine, November, 1963. Spotlight began life in Cork in early 1963. It moved to Dublin a couple of years later and with that the magazine changed […]
Scanned by Brand New Retro from New Spotlight, August, 1969. Writer and photographer not credited. Photographer likely to have been Michael O’Reilly who was the magazine’s photographer at the time The song Joe performed, ‘Make me an Island” reached no. 3 in the UK Charts. Related Posts
The Citroen advert at the bottom is from outside the Shelbourne Hotel. I don’t know the location of the top photo in the urban setting, but all the others were taken in the Phoenix Park. All scanned from various issues of Executive Magazine from 1979.
This is a short feature by the late Michael Dwyer on Wexford born director Declan Lowney (who recently directed Alan Partridge, Alpha Papa) I’ve scanned this from In Dublin, February 1981 when Downey was aged 20 and had just completed his first short film. Photo by Eric Luke. (Declan Lowney on Wikipedia)
Even though I knew he was very ill it was a terrible shock to hear that Phil Chevron had passed away. Phil and the Radiators from Space were a massive inspiration for me. Television Screen was such an exciting single and their album, TV Tube Heart was never off my record player in 1977. They inspired me to take up an instrument (bass guitar) and a year later, our group NRG played with the Radiators in December, 1978 at the […]