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Donie Collins Band Feature (1960 - 197?)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

In 1969, Shaun O'Dowd was first featured as the lead vocalist with the Donie Collins Showband when they released Get Down With It, backed by I Can't Help Myself. Shaun would later go on to bigger fame with his own band, Ding-A-Ling. At the end of 1970, an advert in Spotlight announced the "New Big Band Sound of the Donie Collins Orchestra and Singers." In November, 1970, a few weeks later Sean O'Dowd announced he and guitarist Liam Foley were leaving Donie's band by mutual agreement and were even talking with Donie about managing the new band.

The new "big band" included in the lineup: Mick Falahee (sax), Chas Cheevers (sax), Harvey Roche (trumpet), Steve Donohoe (drums), Martin Roe (guitar), Brian O'Grada (keyboards), Austin Graham (bass), Donie Collins (trumpet).

 

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Photo Gallery

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards     Sax Trumpet
                   
                   
                   
                   

Discography

Young Love / Mexican Boy (featuring Chris) - #6 Irish Charts
Pye Records - 7N.17004 - January, 1966
Agricultural Irish Girl / Today's Teardrops (featuring Austin)
Pye Records - 7N.17329 - June, 1967
Get Down With It / I Can't Help Myself (featuring Shaun O'Dowd)
Pye Records - 7N.17682 - January, 1969
Where Is My Castle / Everybody's Fool
Release Records - RL.622 - January, 1972

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