Fronted by highly-regarded soul/rock singer Eamon
Gibney, ably supported by Gerry O'Donovan on vocals and guitar,
Purple Pussycat developed from a Dublin Northside group, Dead
Centre. They contributed two tracks to the 1969 Pye Golden Guinea
compilation album, 'Paddy Is Dead And The Kids Know It', 'You've
Made Me So Very Happy' and the Ike & Tina Turner classic, 'River
Deep, Mountain High'.
Lead guitarist Dave Murphy left in 1969 to join The
Pacific Showband. Other members at various times were Paul Matthews
(bass), Donie Devaney (sax), Jimmy O'Brien (drums), Maurice Walsh
(vocals), Tommy Moore (guitar/vocals) and Scott Mulvey (organ). When
the band folded in 1970, Gibney and O'Donovan formed a new band,
Alyce. Gibney later fronted The Arrows.