Short-lived rock trio formed by 19 year old guitarist Jimmy Slevin in 1969. Crossroads was Jimi's first ever band. They played covers of Cream, Hendrix, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Taste and John Mayall. They also wrote original material. The initial lineup had Martin Ryan on bass and Fran Breen on drums, but the band proved a testing ground for many musicians including Aidan McCarroll (bass), Blue O'Brien (drums), Jimmy Lambert, Tony Quinn, Jack Kenny, Pat Fortune and Jimmy Walsh.
Crossroads played the clubs and bars of the Dublin area. In 1970 they appeared on the RTE TV show Like Now performing covers of Led Zeppelin ("Whole Lotta Love") and Black Sabbath ("Behind The Wall Of Sleep"). This raised their profile considerably but they remained in the clubs. Jimi Slevin left to join Alyce in 1970-71.
Blue O'Brien was later in The Urge. Fran Breen is a well-known drummer with many session credits. Martin Ryan become an accomplished acoustic guitarist.
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