Dorsey [DELETED user]
Так уж сложилось в жизни, что иностранного языка я не знаю вообще, поэтому даже простой набор слов вызывает ужас, не говоря про то, чтобы понять смысл больших текстов... Именно поэтому я обращаюсь в Ваше сообщества, а надежде на то, что вы поможете мне... Нет, мне не нужен литературный перевод или что-то вроде - мне просто нужно понять смысл написанного... Заранее благодарна за проделанную работу!

Although Brendan Bowyer and Dickie Rock fans may argue, Joe Dolan is regarded as the greatest international star produced by the showband era. He has had numerous hits in Ireland and Europe, including the U.K. His career started in his native Mullingar with a band that would create two major musical forces in Irish music...The Drifters and The Times.

The story of The Drifters started when the two Dolan brothers Joe and Ben, got together with some friends and entered a local talent contest which they won. The brothers knew they could make a go of music and quit their day jobs (Ben as a carpenter and Joe as a compositor) and formed The Drifters in 1964 with Ben on Sax and Joe as guitarist and lead singer. The other members of the band were: Sid Aughey (drums), Jimmy Horan (bass), Tommy Swarbrigg (trumpet), Joey Gilheaney (trombone), and Des Doherty (keyboards). The band's first record was an an old Del Shannon song, "The Answer To Everything," which went to No. 4 in the Irish Charts.

With a hit single under their belts, the boys took the dancehalls and ballrooms by storm. In the following years, Joe released a string of hits, including "I Love You More And More Everyday", "My Own Peculiar Way", "Aching Breaking Heart", "Pretty Brown Eyes", "Tar And Cement", "The House With The Whitewashed Gable", "Love Of The Common People", and "The Westmeath Bachelor".

In mid July, 1968, a crisis hit the band when Tommy Swarbrigg and the younger members of the band decided it was time for a change in direction and left to form The Times. In an article in Spotlight on the 27th of July, it was noted that the split had been a long time in the making. It became increasingly obvious that the five members who broke away wanted to move in the direction of new bands like the Sands and go strictly pop, while Joe and Ben wished to retain the variety of the showband era.

Tommy contacted his brother, Jimmy, who was living in London, and he returned to front the new pop band. In a July 17, 1968 interview in Spotlight, Ben Dolan was quoted as saying that the success of the Sands break from the Miami "may have precipitated the break in the Drifters." Manager Seamus Casey added that the band had been offered a contract in Las Vegas which Ben, Joe and he were not interested in pursuing.

This move left Joe and Ben alone, and they went about rebuilding a new band, that would eventually go on to even greater success at home and abroad. The new band was on the road after less than a month in mid August. New members of the band included Clones man Frankie McDonald who had played trumpet with the Irish Army No. 4 band; Seamus Shannon from Elphin, Co. Roscommon who played trombone, but was also an All-Ireland accordion player; Maurice Walsh, who had previously been the lead singer with the Bye-Laws, but was also an accomplished drummer; Pat Hoye, from Mullingar, who had previously played bass with the Swingtime Aces; Kieran Mc Donnell on keyboards from Strabane and numerous local groups; and finally, Gordon Coleman on guitar from Youghal. After adding a guitarist, Joe set down his six string and focused all his energy on singing.

Joe Dolan and the "New" Drifters' first international chart success came in July, 1969, when they reached no. 3 in the UK charts with "Make Me an Island." Joe appeared on the BBC's Top of The Pops, one of the few showband performers to do so. Around this time, there were strong rumours about Joe possibly going solo which were constantly denied. In a June issue of Spotlight magazine it was reported that Joe had signed a "Loose agreement" with Colin Berlin, who was involved with Tom Jones, but Joe never went solo. Following this, the floodgates opened and Joe and the band continued to record hit after hit. During the Seventies, Joe continued to have hits in Ireland, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

In the early seventies, the band suffered a couple of minor setbacks when Seamus Shannon left to join Brendan Shine's Superband, and was replaced by Liam Meade and a year later, in July, 1973, Patrick Hoye left the band and journeyed to the United States to study at the Berklee School of Music, where he studied with the likes of Paul Ashford (who would return to form Stepaside) and John Farrell (of the Dazzle Band). Pat was replaced by Mick Bagnell (who also played with Margo for a spell).

In 1974, Joe and the band hit another high when "Sweet Little Rock n' Roller" won the European Pop Jury. In 1979, the song would be covered by English group, Showaddywaddy and would become one of their most famous songs and their last top twenty hit.

After Christmas, 1974, long time drummer Maurice Walsh left the band to study music and was replaced by Jimmy Walsh, who would in turn be replaced by Tony Newman. In 1977, the band was changing again. David Scott came in on bass along with Gerry Kelly on guitar. In early 1978, Patrick Hoye had returned from the States and Ben asked him to join the band for an eight week tour of South Africa. He ended up staying with the band for the next eight years. A few months later, in 1978, Joe and the band became the first Western based band to play in Russia. [Tony Newman, who would go on to play with Joe for many years, sadly passed away in 2000.]

The early eighties were a time of growth and transition for the band. Joe's fame was growing so quickly that it started to overshadow the importance of "The Drifters" as a separate entity. The band was touring constantly: Las Vegas, Russia, South Africa, Canada, Germany, etc. They even abandoned a tour of the Middle East (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt) because the Ayatollah came back to Iran and changed everything.

Joe Dolan's son, Ray, joined the band around this time and was added on percussion. Gerry Kelly, who had replaced Gordon Coleman on lead guitar headed off to the United States in the early 1980's and was replaced by Joe Meehan. By the time the mid 1980's rolled around the "Drifters" had more or less ceased to exist. What had started as The Drifters Showband, and then became "Joe Dolan and the Drifters," ended up as Joe Dolan (and his band). Pat Hoye left in 1985 to return to Boston.

Sadly, in December, 2007 Joe Dolan passed away at the age of 68 on St. Stephen's Day (December 26th). He had been ill for some time and canceled several Irish tours earlier in the year. However, his story did not end with his passing. In 2008, Ben Dolan revived the Dolan band with Joe featured performing on video with the band playing live. They are still performing regularly and Joe's career appears set to go on indefinitely with reunion tours and further disc releases already planned.

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2011-08-07 в 13:56 

Пока переводчики молчат (текст все-таки за бесплатно большой), вы могли бы перевести в гугл-переводчике.
Очень удобно.
примерный смысл по крайней мере станет ясен.
А там дальше и по словам можно начать разбирать.

2011-08-07 в 15:31 

Dorsey [DELETED user]
Mama Lua
Мне это не к спеху, а Гугл-переводчик переводит так, что волосы дыбом встают...
Смысл-то стал понятен, но лишь смутно - хотелось бы более качественный перевод...
Я подожду, ждать я умею...
спасибо )

2011-08-07 в 15:33 

Позволь открыть тебе суровую правду жизни: жить вообще страшно. Привыкай (с)
Dorsey подождите тогда до вечера, переведу качественней))

2011-08-07 в 15:34 

Dorsey [DELETED user]
Спасибо огромное!
До вечера - конечно же, подожду!
Я готова была и месяц ждать )

2011-08-07 в 21:14 

Позволь открыть тебе суровую правду жизни: жить вообще страшно. Привыкай (с)
Dorsey отправила вам на ю-мыл.

2011-08-07 в 22:14 

Dorsey [DELETED user]

2011-08-09 в 08:10 

Спасибо господам переводчикам!


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