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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1963–66)

This Irish R&B group entered the UK Top 10 in 1965 with ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ and ‘Here Comes The Night’. The latter also made the US Top 40, as did ‘Mystic Eyes’. However, a self-written B-side, ‘Gloria’, was to be their most renowned number after it became a US garage band standard. It was, however, a mismanaged tour of North America that proved the last straw for Van Morrison (vocals, harmonica), who commenced a climb to international solo stardom.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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