The Statesiders Showband, Derry

Five members of The Statesiders died when their bandwagon collided with an articulated truck near Ballymena in the early hours of Saturday 21st November 1964. A friend of the band also died in the tragic crash. Four Mallett brothers, James, William, Jeremiah and John died as well as William Harrison and Daniel McLaughlin.

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