Courtesy of Joe Dodd:
Dead Centre were
from the Glasnevin/Finglas area of Dublin. Shay Murphy, Paul
Matthews, Dave Murphy, Gerry O'Donovan and Eamon Gibney. They later
changed the band-name to Purple Pussycat when managed by Pete
Selwood. Dave Murphy went on to play with the Pacific Showband and
The Memories. Shay Murphy became drummer with the Gentry when they
became a showband with Brian Harris, Donnie Deveney, etc., and then
went to Canada with the John McNally Band. Eamon Gibney joined The
Arrows and when they became Dickie's Band he returned to partner
Gerry O'Donovan in Alyce and the Gibney & Donovan Band.
I'm guessing -
but they probably took their name from Glasnevin Cemetery.
Purple Pussycat, The Gentry,