Joe Dolan

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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16 October 1939, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Eire, d. 26 December 2007, Dublin, Eire. After appearing on local radio, Dolan began singing professionally in early 1962. His accomplished backing group, the Drifters, comprised his brother Ben Dolan (saxophone), Tommy Swarbrigg (trumpet), Jimmy Horan (bass), Joey Gilheaney (trumpet), Des Doherty (keyboards) and Donal ‘Sid’ Aughey (drums). After signing a record contract with Pye Records, the band recorded a promising cover version of Burt Bacharach’s ‘The Answer To Everything’, which reached the Irish Top 10 in 1964. During the mid-60s Dolan and the Drifters established themselves as one of the most successful Irish showbands of their era. At their peak they enjoyed a string of hits in Eire including ‘My Own Peculiar Way’, ‘Aching Breaking Heart’, ‘Two Of A Kind’, ‘Pretty Brown Eyes’, ‘The House With The Whitewashed Gable’ and ‘Tar And...

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