The Rhythm Kings (Belfast)

The Rhythm Kings were formed in 1958 originating in a local youth club. They began as a close harmony group, barber-shop style and later became "electrified". They took on a drummer called Harry Burns who is still working today. Spotted by Harry Baxter, an agent based in Belfast, they met and became firm friends with comedian Frank Carson. They toured with him as backup band in a two-act show and were quite popular with the teens and mums and dads alike. There are two surviving members, possibly three as one went to Canada. (Thanks to Ronald Francis for information, cuttings and photos 2006)

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