THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO IRELAND’S TOP TEN
HITS OF THE 60’s
New Book from Eddie
Kelly, published by Trafford Publishing
The Complete Guide to Ireland’s Top Ten Hits
of the 60’s celebrates the period 1960-1969. Its stars – Elvis
Presley, Jim Reeves, The Beatles, Joe Dolan, Brendan Bowyer, Dickie
Rock, Cliff Richard – and its songs – “It’s Now Or Never”, “He’ll
Have To Go”, “Hey Jude”, “Make Me An Island”, “The Hucklebuck”,
“From The Candy Store On The Corner”, “Congratulations”.
Two separate listings – alphabetically by
artist and song title – give highest chart positions, weeks on
chart, record label, catalogue number and biographical details of
all artists, whilst a third section provides a unique and
fascinating selection of chart facts and feats.
An essential reference book for all fans of
the music of the Sixties. The Complete Guide to Ireland’s Top Ten
Hits of the 60’s is illustrated with many rare picture sleeves – a
reminder of classic hit records from a fondly remembered era.
The 1960’s heralded the birth of a home grown
pop music industry, and it was the much maligned showbands like the
Royal, the Capitol, the Dixies, the Miami, the Freshmen, who we have
to credit for this.
This book, the
definitive Irish chartbook of the period, brings you for the first
time, the full details of the weekly chart of the ten best selling
records in Ireland for the period January 1st 1960 to
December 31st 1969.
The purpose of this book is not to say how or
why records were hits, its purpose is merely to list the ones that
If you wish to
learn more about the Complete Guide to Ireland’s Top Ten Hits of the
60’s visit the authors website
Eddie Kelly was born in the Tipperary. Founder of the Friends of
Buddy Holly Society, he has written for several magazines, including
Not Fade Away, At the Hop, Dancing News,
Irish Entertainer, and New Kommotion. He has compiled and
written sleeve notes for many albums for various British record
companies, including Sequel, Castle and Prism Leisure. Over the last
five years he has interviewed many of the all time great singers -
including Al Martino, Pat Boone, Dame Vera Lynn and Lita Roza - on
his Shannonside Northern Sound radio show Sounds Nice. He was
also co-editor of the book The Golden Era of Irish Showbands
and contributed to the television documentary, True Lives: Good
Night, Safe Home, God Bless.
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