A 1994 Q&A with Mr Pussy (Alan Amsby) scanned from the very first issue of The Big Issues. At the time he and his and business partner, Gavin Friday’s all night restaurant in Suffolk St was in full swing. 88 more words
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Who: Declan O’Rourke
Where: The Spotted Mallard, Sydney Rd, Melbourne
When: August 27th 2014
From a punters point of view, the way in which gigs are organised in the Spotted Mallard is different from other venues here, in that you can relax and enjoy your pre-event dinner followed by the gig itself, from the comfort of your own assigned table for the duration of the night. 1,396 more words
2008 - Death of Ronnie Drew. He was an Irish singer and folk musician who achieved international fame during a fifty year career recording with The Dubliners. He was born in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin. He was best known for his long beard and his voice, which was once described by Nathan Joseph as "like the sound of coke being crushed under a door".
For more than 30 years, the distinctive voice of the Irish folk band the Dubliners belonged to Ronnie Drew, who died at aged 73. His gravelly voice, described by Mary Kenny as “proper sawdust Dublin”, was the essential ingredient to the Dubliners’ two 1967 chart successes, Seven Drunken Nights and The Black Velvet Band. 682 more words