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Tom Waits – In Dublin March 1981


Tom Waits spent a few weeks living in Ireland (mainly Kerry) with his wife before setting off on his European tour in early 1981. This interview with John Little took place in February,1981, over a bottle of Blue Nun at the South County Hotel, Dublin. (hence advert at bottom of page). Waits would return to Ireland to perform in Cork, Galway and for 3 nights at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin at the end of March.






from Man Alive 1975


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  1. You might be interested to know that the book that John Little wrote ‘Irish Wildlife’ has made its way onto the web via a blog I came across recently called Eclectic Picnic (check it out here: ). It’s good to see somebody is still spreading the humour of the late John Little and his observations of 1980’s human behaviour. It’s quite remarkable how little the species on this island have changed in all these years! Regards, Noel Kelly.


  2. i recall rumours that Waits got married in Tralee. I saw a short doc exploring the subject at the Kerry Film Fest a few years ago, but the results were inconclusive.


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