The Pacific Showband

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The Pacific Showband were a popular Irish showband group in the 1960s.

They were formed as a result of some members leaving the Earl Gill Orchestra and deciding to form their own band.[1] They had a number of hits during the 1960s. They released 20 singles from 1964 to 1970 on the Pye Records and Tribune Records labels.[2]

Past members[edit]

  • Shay Curran - piano/organ
  • Jimmy Dumpleton - guitar
  • Seán Fagan - vocals/trombone
  • Marty Fanning - drums
  • Austin Halpin - trumpet
  • Paul Keogh - guitar
  • Sonny Knowles - saxophone
  • Freddie Martin - trumpet
  • Dave Murphy - guitar
  • Harry Parker - bass
  • Paddy Reynolds - saxophone

Discography[edit]

45[edit]

  • 1967 - For He's A Jolly Good Fellow / She Thinks I Still Care - Tribune TRS 106
  • 1967 - My Jenny / Since I Don't Have You - Tribune TRS 110
  • 1968 - My Lovely Rose And You / I'll Remember You - Tribune TRS124
  • 1968 - The Long Black Veil / You'll Never Get The Chance Again - Major Minor Records MM545
  • 1969 - Remains To Be Seen / We Are Happy People - Tribune TRS 125
  • 1969 - My Mothers Eyes / Sunday Drive - Tribune TRS 128
  • 1969 - Ruby / Red Sails In The Sunset - Tribune TRS 131
  • 1970 - Momma's Waiting / Rollin' Common - Tribune TRS 140
  • 1971 - Melting Pot / Rollin' Common (as 'The Dublin Corporation', released only in Canada) - Franklin 643[3]
  • 1972 - Come And Join Us (as 'The Dublin Corporation', released only in Canada) - Yorkville YORK 45067[3]

LP[edit]

1969 - Peter Law & The Sound Of The Pacific, Capitol ST 6324 (Canada)

Track Listing:

  • I Don't Want To Live (Greg Hambleton)
  • Remains To Be Seen (Kipner-Groves)
  • Red Sails In The Sunset (Kennedy)
  • My Jenny (Graham Bonnie)
  • Night Stick Shifter (Peter Law)
  • My Lovely Rose And You (Moran-George)
  • Ruby (Mel Tillis)
  • I'll Remember You (Kviokalani-Lee)
  • My Mothers Eyes (Gilbert-Baer)
  • We Are Happy People (Alan Dale)
  • Sing Me Back Home (Merle Haggard)
  • Since I Don't Have You (Rock-Martin-Beaumont-Bogel-Lester-Taylor-Berschren)

Musicians on album:

Shamey Curran: organ
Sean Fagan: vocal
Martin Fanning: drums
Austin Halpin: trumpet
Dave Murphy: guitar
Peter Law: vocal
Harry Parker: bass
Paddy Reynolds: saxophone

1973 - Limited (as 'The Dublin Corporation', released only in Canada), Arc DCLP-1[3]

Musicians on album:

Shay Curran: trombone, flute & vocals
Sean Fagan: vocals & trumpet
Marty Fanning: drums & vocals
Austin Halpin: trumpet & vocals
Dave Murphy: guitar & vocals
Peter Law: vocals
Harry Parker: bass & vocals
Paddy Reynolds: saxophones, clarinet & vocals

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