In September last year we posted this advert from 1971 for Europe’s largest mobile Discotheque ‘Star Trek’.
Over Christmas the owner of Star Trek, Hans Lignell, posted a comment on Brand New Retro. Hans, who is now based in Australia, said that …
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.
I’ve scanned and posted below more information on Star Trek, including a pic of Hans, from the Jan-Mar 1971 issue of Showcase magazine. Also scanned from this issue are pics from 2 Ages and Sloopys and a couple of really interesting articles on the rise of clubs/discos and its impact on the Showband scene.
Update: Hans has posted a comment on this post in which he advises that...The girl dancing at the top of this page is Marie Mooney. Marie was one of the 10 girls that were in the group “Go Gos Galore”. Together with Michelle she would work out dance routines for the other girls.
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