The Town I Loved So Well
His father was in the RUC
Scorn not his simplicity
He bailed out Derry City FC
The Bay City Rollers
Puppet on a String
He left the wife for a young one he saw in an ad
Sea of Tranquility
Glam rock band Kenny
He played in South Africa during the apartheid era.
There is a Coulter Avenue about 200 metres up the road from us. Whenever I walk the dog up there I say “come on Harley, let’s go for a walk up Phil Coulter avenue”. I still find this funny after 16 years of living here. I don’t know why.
He comes across as an awful narcissist. Congratulations, puppet on a string or whatever- all grand songs from a talented lad that did well. Then he has to swan around in a white suit, trying to sing and pretending to conduct his little orchestra while telling everyone how brilliant he is. He knows rightly that if he walked down ship quay street no one would pay him the slightest bit of attention.
But then he writes something as beautiful and as magical as this, and hands it to Luke Kelly to perform.
So he can do whatever he wants and act as he pleases, he did something special. (A shame about Ireland’s Call though)