All band photos scanned from the 1974 New Spotlight year book which came out in December 1973. Compare and contrast with the set of photos from the 1966 New Spotlight year book here. 1973 / 1974 / Magazines / Music / New Spotlight Tags: colm and the sundowners, dixies, kelley, nevada, red hurley, royal, sands share You Might Also Like Top Irish DJs in 1971 – New Spotlight Magazine September 14, 2011 Showcase – Irish Enertainment Industry Mag – 6 Covers from the late 60s September 12, 2013 Irish Woman’s Journal – January 1966 January 19, 2014 This Post Has 5 Comments Jake 12 May 2016 Jack Charlton doing a fine job at the back for the Royal Blues – back in ’66 when his day job was playing soccer for England… BrandNewRetro 12 May 2016 a ringer, looks more like than Jack than Bobby. btw, Jake, when oh when are they going to take your Eurovision entry on board? Jake 13 May 2016 Thanks, DubDoug – the dream lives on…)) Hans Lignell 12 May 2016 These photographs bring back wonderful memories of the great “Band Era” that was in Ireland in the 70’s. In the bottom right hand corner of the Dixies shot, is Joe O’Toole who was there lead singer then. He came to prominence when he had a group called “Joe O’Toole and The Apples” and they came second in a talent competition run by RTE. I was there on the final night and recognised that Joe had a unique talent not only as a singer, but as a song writer as well, and I became there manger the next day. BrandNewRetro 12 May 2016 Thanks Hans, good to hear from you again. Comments are closed.