Love Street (Dublin)

Vocals: All
Lead Guitar: Peter Yeates
2nd Guitar: Bryan (Rocky) O'Rourke Bass: Aidan Cranny
Drums: Reg Walker

During its one and a half year life span Love Street played mostly the Protestant Parochial Hall of South Dublin and Wicklow and had a residency in Stella House(now the Sportsmans Inn) Mount Merrion for almost a year every Saturday alongside guest bands from Britain and Eire such as The Fortunes, The Taste and Them.

The residency ended due to the owner (Dave Whitren) of the venue becoming tired of the Love Street requirement to rid themselves of the copious quantities of beer (reason for breaking up earlier) they had taken on board at the 2 hour-long break (22:00-00:00) each week. He was heard to say "those Love Street boys spend more time in the toilet than they do on the stage"

The single Venus was the Shocking Blue song later made popular by Bananarama and was coupled with Stephen Stills' song Rock 'N' Roll Woman (our preferred side) released by Pye on their Rose label. Due to the success of the single the band was invited by Pye to record an album. This was recorded over a few weeks in early summer 1970 in Trend Studios on their brand new 8-track recorder.

The single reached number 6 in the Top Irish Singles chart as published in Spotlight and stayed there for about 3 weeks in 1970. The band broke up in July 1970 due to personal differences. The album included On the way home (Buffalo Springfield), Your Song (Elton John), Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Creedence Clearwater Revival), She's Gone (Walker), Tears in the wind (Chicken Shack) and more.

Unfortunately, the band split before the album was released much to the consternation of Pye Ireland who proceeded to attempt to extract the cost of the recording (500-a lot of money then) from the individual band members who pleaded penury and got away with it!

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