Advert from New Spotlight 1971 < 00 1971 / 70s / Adverts / Music - Mainstream share You Might Also Like Joan Baez, Cork, 1980. October 9, 2011 Hi-Fi & Video News – Ireland’s Home Entertainment Mag – 1982 September 16, 2012 Dublin Skinheads 1970 + Ballina Boot Boys 1975! April 16, 2012 This Post Has 7 Comments fústar 25 Apr 2012 Amazing. Found this on Irish Showbands: “Michael was called the “five year old wonder-boy” and was from Kilcullen Co. Kildare. He dressed in a white sailor suit and his first record “If I could be a sailor man” went to number 1 in the Irish Charts. His next record “But You Love me Daddy” also went to number one, both were on the release records label.” http://www.irish-showbands.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1114810091 Limerick1912 (@Limerick1912) 25 Apr 2012 His three singles on Ruby Records were; RUB 131 Michael Landers – If I Could Be A Sailor Man  RUB 144 Michael Landers – Poor Little Orphan Boy / Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep  RUB 157 Michael Landers – In Grandma’s Rocking Chair / Let the Sun Shine  All of them listed as “child singer, novelty single” at http://irishrock.org/labels/ruby.html Now to find them.. Limerick1912 (@Limerick1912) 25 Apr 2012 Wow. Dáil Éireann – Volume 262 – 06 July, 1972 Committee on Finance. – Adjournment Debate: Child Entertainers. http://historical-debates.oireachtas.ie/D/0262/D.0262.197207060094.html dubdoug 25 Apr 2012 As Fustar said above, amazing! Thanks for posting info. Limerick1912 (@Limerick1912) 25 Apr 2012 “1971 was also the year that a concert was organised to raise funds to send local people on a trip to Lourdes. The concert, while featuring all the local talent was spearheaded by a five year Boy Wonder, a singing sensation from Kilcullen named Michael Landers. Riding high in the charts with a number entitled, “If I Could Be a Sailor Man” he became the youngest recording artist in the world making his first record before making his First Communion. He was managed by a young Edenderry man Kevin Farrell, who, fortunately for the Lourdes Committee was involved in the organising of the concert.” http://www.offalyexpress.ie/community/edenderry_celebrates_40_years_of_lourdes_trips_1_2547946 Limerick1912 (@Limerick1912) 25 Apr 2012 and finally, Michael’s manager has released his memoirs (Nov 2011) Kevin Farrell – “It’s all news to me” http://www.thestar-cdn.com/ocart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=53 Pingback: Ireland’s Oddest Pop Stars Pt1 | Musings on music, books and life Comments are closed.