The Interns (Portrush)

From left:  Ronnie Thorpe, Nikko Hellawell,  Roy Abbot, Vincent McGonigle, Paul Divito, Sam Nicholson.
Vocals: Paul Divito
Lead Guitar:
Roy Abbot
2nd Guitar: Ronnie Thorpe

Bass:
Vincent McGonagle
Drums: Sam Nicholson
Piano/Organ:
Nikko Hellawell
Other:
Manager:
By Paul Divito: The Interns were formed in Portrush, County Antrim in the early 1960s by Paul Divito (vocals) and Vincent McGonagle (bass). They settled in Dublin for a time and were voted Best R&B Band in Ireland on two occasions. They toured Britain and Europe and played in Liverpool's famous Cavern Club. In recent years, some of the members joined forces with Henry McCullough to play with Buddy Guy at Belfast's Ulster Hall.
 
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