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Old Adverts #96 – Star Trek Mobile Disco, Dublin 1971

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From Showcase Magazine, January 1971

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  1. Seeing this ad for Star Trek brings back a lot of memories about my early years in Ireland. Star Trek was my baby and it all started with the fact that I had a large collection of records. I originally had the idea of setting up a travelling disc jockey with a small box trailer, but the concept quickly grew to a Ford Transit van, and then finally Bedford removal truck! We introduced “disco music” to ballrooms all over Ireland at a time when they either danced to a contemporary popular showband such as Dickie Rock, or a country & western one such as Big Tom. We were able to convert any size of ballroom into a discotheque for one night. At this time, I also managed several other people such as, Joe O’Toole and The Apples. Later Joe became the lead singer with The Dixies. I had Ireland’s only group of Go Go girls which comprised 10 girls and was called “Go Gos Galore”. When “The Mexicans” showband broke up, I took on John Farrell & The Groundhogs. This was a unique band at the time as it had two girls, Wendy & Liz who both sang and danced with the band. My world is now far removed from these great fun times as I now live in Australia.
    Hans Lignell

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    • My heavens! Was just browsing the old night clubs like Zhivago in Baggot street which I went to a few times before I went to the more glamorous “Elizabeths” with Mr Hans Lignell! There was also somewhere called “Crocs” with a live crocodile! Great memories evoked by the old posters! Thanks

      Angela Traynor nee Fabron

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