Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby Irishcelticgirl » 21 May 2020, 18:06

The article says that Donal was thumbing a lift from Cork to Belfast. ???????
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby Sid_Sidow » 21 May 2020, 23:46

Wonderful article!!!!
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby zanny » 22 May 2020, 06:47

Irishcelticgirl wrote:The article says that Donal was thumbing a lift from Cork to Belfast. ???????


Yes, I wondered about that too.

Footage in the Irish Tour film shows Rory getting into a car with Donal outside their mother's home in Sidney Park, Cork, with Donal driving.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPNWQ6EOoKQ
The car is a dark blue Ford and the rear number plate (yellow with black lettering) looks like a UK registration. (As far as I know, all number plates of cars registered in the Irish Republic were black with white or silver lettering until 1969 when the option was introduced of having the rear number plate red with black lettering.)
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby woodeye2000 » 22 May 2020, 15:21

A very enriching article.

"He played the blues like a swamp legend from the deep south, which in Irish terms, is exactly what he was."
8-)
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby vasdis » 22 May 2020, 15:45

woodeye2000 wrote:A very enriching article.

"He played the blues like a swamp legend from the deep south, which in Irish terms, is exactly what he was."
8-)

Either a Ford Zephyr or Zodiac.
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby woodeye2000 » 22 May 2020, 16:37

vasdis wrote:
woodeye2000 wrote:A very enriching article.

"He played the blues like a swamp legend from the deep south, which in Irish terms, is exactly what he was."
8-)

Either a Ford Zephyr or Zodiac.


My vote is for the Souped Up Ford.
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby capo » 22 May 2020, 22:14

zanny wrote:
Irishcelticgirl wrote:The article says that Donal was thumbing a lift from Cork to Belfast. ???????


Yes, I wondered about that too.

Footage in the Irish Tour film shows Rory getting into a car with Donal outside their mother's home in Sidney Park, Cork, with Donal driving.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPNWQ6EOoKQ
The car is a dark blue Ford and the rear number plate (yellow with black lettering) looks like a UK registration. (As far as I know, all number plates of cars registered in the Irish Republic were black with white or silver lettering until 1969 when the option was introduced of having the rear number plate red with black lettering.)

That's the famous car that Rory used to take Muddy Waters home at night during the "London Sessions". Muddy like the car, and because of that and Muddy's association with it Rory refused to get rid of it even when it started falling apart years later. I think he kept it at his mothers house in Cork. As an aside, I never could understand why Rory never got a drivers license nor seemed to have no desire to drive. But he sung about his "Souped Up Ford"!
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby zanny » 24 May 2020, 09:22

vasdis wrote:
woodeye2000 wrote:A very enriching article.

"He played the blues like a swamp legend from the deep south, which in Irish terms, is exactly what he was."
8-)

Either a Ford Zephyr or Zodiac.



It was a Ford Zephyr Executive.
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Re: Irish Examiner article about Rory's Irish Tour 1974

Postby Irishcelticgirl » 25 May 2020, 15:33

:D That's why I queried Donal thumbing a lift. Moreover, did the band pass him by when he was doing so?
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