The Tokens (Belfast)

from left: P.J. McGirr, Terry Calhoune, Maggie Taggart, John H. Gilligan and Billy Fee
Vocals: Maggie Taggart
Lead Guitar: Terry Calhoune
2nd Guitar:
Bass:
Drums:
Piano/Organ:
Other:
Manager:

The Tokens, one of Belfast's top beat groups in the '60's,  supported many of the top showbands and helped Dickie Rock & The Miami by lending them their PA system when they first came to play a gig in Belfast at St. Mary's Hall. They also appeared on Ulster Television on the day President John F. Kennedy was buried.  After the group broke up some went to play in some of the big name bands of that time. Terry Calhoune went to play in the Polka Dots and was the guitarist on "Five Little Fingers" and other records released by Frankie McBride.  John (Humphery) Gilligan went to play with Chad Carson and the Linesmen who released a record called "I Want To Be A Country Star". Billy Brown (of the Freshmen) sessioned on this recording. John (or Humphrey as he was known) later played in the Index Showband and played with Van Morrison and a tenor sax player called Geordie Sproule at the Maritime Hotel making up R&B songs live on stage. Terry, John and Billy Fee still play with groups or bands. John lives and plays now in England and Bill Lamar from another Belfast group, The Vaqueros, works with him from time to time.

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