The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169936   Message #4109193
Posted By: Backwoodsman
07-Jun-21 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Working men's clubs, UK
Subject: RE: Working men's clubs, UK
”The English Country scene received a massive shot in the arm of talent when the disco craze drove out the Irish Showbands in the late 1970's. The Irish guys were brilliant musicians.

Was it the disco craze that put paid to the Showbands? My recollection is that the Miami Showband assassinations in 1975 was the beginning of the end, when it became too dangerous to travel the roads late at night, but it was 46 years ago, and my memory gets hazier seemingly by the day!