The Capitol Showband


The Capitol Showband | Irish Showbands | tc177

Argo Records believed in variety, with issues from many strands of music and from many sources; in 1965 they issued a single, “Born To Be With You/Far, Far Away” on Argo 5502. The Capitol Showband were an Irish showband who were at the peak of their success, having been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Ireland’s first). The recording was licenced from Pye Records in the UK. The recording was produced by Phil Coulter. The Showband’s lead singer was Butch Moore and the Showband had already appeared on American television, having toured in 1961. Butch Moore died of a heart attack in April 2001.


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