Launched in a blaze of publicity in 1968, The Dreams made an immediate impact on the dancing and recording scene. They were managed by Jim Hand, one of the famous Hand twins, and they were soon appearing on television shows such as “Like Now” (RTE), “Zoom-In” (UTV) and “5-4-3-2-1” on German T.V.

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Related: Debonaires, Mad Lads, Thin Lizzy, Kingbees, Movement, Columbia

John Farrell, Pat McCarthy. Middle: Mark McCormack, Jim Hudson, Dougie McIlwaine, Shay O'Donoghue. Front: Eric Bell, Joe Geoghegan.

John Farrell. Middle: Joe Geoghegan, Dougie McIlwaine, Eric Bell, Jim Hudson, Shay O'Donoghue. Standing: Mark McCormack, Pat McCarthy

Town/Village/County: Dublin

Lead Vocals: John Farrell
Lead Guitar: Eric Bell
2nd Guitar:
Bass: Jim Hudson
Sax/Clarinet: Joe Geoghegan
Trumpet: Mark McCormack
Trombone: Pat McCarthy
Drums: Dougie McIlwaine
Organ/Piano: Shay O'Donoghue

Selected Discography

1968 - I Will See You There / A Boy Needs A Girl - Dolphin DOS 12
1969 - Baby I'm Your Man / Softly,Softly - Dolphin DOS 25
1969 - Sweeter Than Sugar / Dance In The Light of the Sun - Dolphin DOS 33
1969 - The Casatchok / Don't You Ask Me Dolphin - DOS 40
1970 - Don't Throw Your Love Away / All Alone Am I - Dolphin DOS 57
1971 - Julie (Where Has Your Love Gone) / Let The Earth Be Free - Dolphin DOS 80

L.P: Best of The Dreams - Dolphin Records


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