The Strangers

One of Ireland's top beat-groups, The Strangers came from Balbriggan in Co. Dublin. Fronted by Jimmy Fanning, they released a few singles including "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" / "Mary, Mary" which reached No.6 in the Irish charts and a Ray Davies song, "I'm On An Island". The Strangers augmented and became a showband for a short time in the late '60s. Vic passed away in 2006.

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Town/Village/County: Balbriggan, Dublin

Vocals: Jimmy Fanning
Lead Guitar:
Len Guest
2nd Guitar:
Tommy Caffrey
Bass:
Maxie McEvoy
Drums: Vic McNamara
Piano/Organ:
Other:
Manager:

From left: Len, Jimmy, Vic, Maxie, Tommy
Discography (compiled by Eddie Kelly)

1967: Pye 7N 17274 - Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) / Mary Mary
1967: Pye 7N 17351 - You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice / Daytime (Turns To Night)
1968: Pye 7N 17585 - I’m On An Island / Step Inside

The Strangers backed Arthur Murphy on his single “Shovellin’ Clay” - Rex R 11041

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