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College Boys

From: Belfast



Lineup (1962-64):


The original College Boys formed in the early 60s and endured many lineup changes over the years. George O'Hara left to join The Telstars in 1964. Teddie Palmer was the lead singer when they recorded the single for Dolphin Records in 1968. Palmer left the band in 1969.

The College Boys continued in one form or another throughout the seventies. George O'Hara rejoined during 1975-77 after spells in the The Telstars (1964-65), The People (1965-66) and stand in work during 1967-74. He left to join Light in 1977.

The College Boys eventually recorded a second single in 1979 on the small Homespun label. Some claim it is of interest, but it's not listed in 45 Revolutions, possibly because it is undated, or possibly because it is not relevant. Homespun Records was a low budget label who released lots of dross (country & western schmaltz, singing farmers, etc). They were responsible for the contentious Horslips reissues in the 1980s. Caveat emptor.

A new outfit was assembled by Michael Magill Ents in Newry in the early 1980s under the College Boys name which had no link to the previous outfit.


• Simon Says / The White Cliffs of Dover
7" - Dolphin Records - DOS 3 - 1968 - no PS

• Freckles / Rock & Roll Days
7" - Homespun Records - HS 027 - 1979 - no PS


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