Born in Killarney.
Family emigrated to the USA
(in the '50s?)
Formed The Rocketeers Irish Showband who toured the USA and Canada
Appeared on The Merv Griffin Show during 1967 [March 13, 1967: Merv's guests are actor Don Murray, singer Della Reese, comedian Jerry Shane, Sean Fleming and comedienne Betty Walker with regular Arthur Treacher; April 11, 1967: Merv's guests are bandleader Bob Crosby and Chris Crosby, Sean Fleming, actress Joanna Barnes, comedienne Moms Mabley, comedian Bobby Ramsen and Science fiction writer Walter Sullivan with regular Arthur Treacher.].
Signed to MGM Records, began recording in 1968.
From Billboard 6 Jan 1968: Int'l News Reports...New York... Herb Bernstein produced record session by Sean Fleming, who was 'discovered' by Merv Griffin
The MGM discography lists three recordings:
Sean Fleming (vocals) with Orchestra arranged & conducted by Herb Bernstein in NYC, November 9 1967
103989 The Kind o' Love UNISSUED
103990 Springfield MGM K13918
103991 Look For The Silver Lining -
Drafted in 1969 (applied to green card carriers, back then), spent 2 years in the army, including a tour of Vietnam.
Taught himself guitar and spent last 5 months as army entertainer rather than soldier.
Returned to civilian life in 1971, starting from scratch again.
Began playing Irish pubs and clubs and carved a career, self-releasing several records.
Notes: Tracks 13-16 recorded by the Sean Fleming Band active ca 2003-2005, lineup of Justin Jordan, Steve Holley and Bruce Gordon
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