Throughout the 1960s, Spotlight magazine brought to young Irish people all the latest news about their favourite showbands and pop stars. Beginning as a tabloid paper similar to Melody Maker and New Musical Express, its format changed a number of times, finally becoming an A4 size weekly magazine. Along the way it had added the word "New" to its title and merged with a rival magazine, Top TenHitsville magazine covered the Dublin beat scene in the late 1960s. Many thanks to David Gaffney, John Murphy, Jimmy Reilly, Eddie Kelly, Joe Dodd and Tadhg Curtis who allowed me to add some scans from their collections for these pages.

Click on any of the following links to view magazine covers:

Spotlight ~ The Early Years

Spotlight 1965

Spotlight 1966

Spotlight 1967

Spotlight ~ Volume 1 (1967-68)

Spotlight ~ Volume 2 (1968-69)

Spotlight ~ Volume 3 (1969-70)

Hitsville (late 1960s)

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