Josef Locke

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Biography

Joseph McLaughlin, 23 March 1917, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, d. 14 October 1999, Clane, Co. Kildare, Eire. An extremely popular ballad singer in the UK from the 40s through to the 60s, with an impressive tenor voice and substantial stage presence, Locke sang in local churches as a child, and, when he was 16, added two years to his age in order to enlist in the Irish Guards. Later, he served abroad with the Palestine Police before returning to Ireland in the late 30s to join the Royal Ulster... Read more

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tenor
irish
classical
irish folk
vocal
folk
50s
celtic
klassik
gone but not forgotten
irish-folk
gone and forgotten
josef locke
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