“Scene is like a magazine version of Melody Maket – its terrific” Marc Bolan’s manager said that. Well, so says the editorial for this Irish music, entertainment and fashion magazine. Ex New Spotlight columnist, Pat Egan, worked for Scene as did Hotpress chief Niall Stokes and, at a later stage, Dave Fanning. Although there is a definite ‘rock’ angle to this mag (compared with the other Irish weekly from that time, Starlight) it still features articles and adverts on Irish showbands. […]
From 45 years ago this week, this is a fashion shoot from New Spotlight magazine, 25th May, 1967 with Engelbert and Irish model, Betty Whelan. ( Photographer not credited). Sandie Shaw was no. 3 in the Irish charts that week, with her Eurovision winner, Puppet on a String.
This long defunct weekly Irish Sunday tabloid newspaper was printed and published by the Irish Times in Westmoreland St, Dublin. Wikipedia simply states that the paper ran from 1957 to 1963. My mother remembers it and says it was quite popular. Anyone else with more info on this paper? I’ve scanned in the front cover and the main story about an 86 year old Sligo man who recently became a father for the 22nd time. The Cadbury’s Irish Rose advert below […]
Almost a year ago, I digitised and brought to the web for the first time (via this post) some old photos and demo tape recordings from Choice, an early 80s, post punk, electronic group from Dundalk. Cultural producer, DJ and event programmer Darren McCreesh read the post and really liked the demos. Long story short; one of the Choice tracks from 31 years ago will now appear on Darren’s forthcoming “Strange Passion” compilation album in July via the Finders Keepers label!! What do […]
From Blackrock, Dundalk, Static Routines released their 7″ single “Rock n Roll Clones” on the Good Vibrations record label in 1979. The song had nothing to do with Clones or any other Co. Monaghan town. The group featured Conor O’Mahony on bass and now journalist and writer Declan Lynch (Sunday Independent, John Giles A Football Man & more) on keyboards. Conor later became manager of Something Happens. I’m pretty sure John McKenna of Bridgestone Guides fame was their manager. Paul O’Neill, David Tuomey, […]