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Federals Showband from Belfast in 1965

Left to right back row - Geordie "GD" Sproule (RIP - sax & gtr), Jon Alexander AKA John McGaffin (sax),
Ricky McCutcheon (drums) and Keith Donald (sax).
Front row: Eddie Campbell (RIP - guitar) Vaughan Byrne (bass) and John Wallace (guitar)

John was a founder member of The Federals and his father Jack managed the band.
Ricky McCutcheon left the band and was replaced by Gerry McIlduff on the drums.
Gerry and Vaughan went to The Jimmy Johnston Showband, while Keith and Eddie went to The Green Beats and The Real McCoy.
Our thanks to Vaughan for the info.


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