Formed around some members of
Earl Gill’s Orchestra,
which in the late 1950s was resident band in Dublin’s Metropole
Hotel, and a group called the
Royal Olympics, The
became one of Ireland’s top showbands during the 1960s.
From 1964 to 1966, the Pacific scored a number of chart hits
including “She Wears My Ring” and “Distant Drums” featuring
“No One Will Ever Know” and “No One Knows” featuring Sonny Knowles
and a duet “I Only Came To Dance With You”.
In the late 1960s, like most showbands, there were changes in the
band. Sonny Knowles
left to join Dermot O’Brien’s
band, Peter Lawlor
from Naas came in as lead singer and the band decided to emigrate to
Canada and changed their name to Dublin
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