the original line up. The picture was take by Clifford Burke on the
bridge at Glynn outside Larne in 1962/3.
Personel, left to right: Owen Kelly - Bass, Lovatt Beggs - Vocals,
Sammy Todd - Drums, Morris Boyd - Vocals, Joe Gillespie - lead
guitar , Alan Duncan - rythmn guitar
one of the founding members of the Cosmos Showband. The band was
formed in Larne, Co. Antrim in 1962 and ran until 1964. We played
a mixture of country and pop (surprise, surprise). We played
regularly at the Cavern Club in Ballyclare and did one night
stands all over the North.
When the band got a contract to tour military bases in Europe, I
started art college in Belfast and couldn't go and was replaced
Herron on lead guitar.
I took my brother Stewart's place in The System (1965-68) who
played r'n'b and soul while he played in the Hi-Seas but he
eventually rejoined The System on keyboards. The System played in
clubs in Larne and Belfast mostly.
I came to London in 1968 to go to the Royal College of Art. I
played synthesisers all through the '70s."
More recently, I played in The Wandle Delta Blues Band in London.
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