“The Menace From Ennis”, a lost classic from Sonny Knowles

The singer Sonny Knowles “known as The Window Cleaner to his fans,”, a staple of the Irish showband scene, has died.

Via Wikipedia I came across this, which I screenshotted in case the uncited reference to two 1966 masterworks got deleted:

I can’t find online recordings of either “Chuaigh Mé Suas Don Chluiche Mór” (I went up to the big match”) or “The Menace From Ennis” However their existence is partly verified by the the Wikipedia page for Ireland’s selection process for the 1966 Eurovision. I note a 20 year old Dickie Rock took part.

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