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Target Records

Compiled by Eddie Kelly and TP McLoughlin

last updated 1 Apr 2016
last updated 25 March 2014
last updated 22 Jan 2014





Target was started by The Tom Costello Organization in 1967. The address on the company bags is 65 Lower Lesson St, Dublin 2. Target's products were distributed in the United Kingdom by Pye records and hence they used the same numbering and catalog system as Pye (Info from Paddy Brennan's Golden Era of Irish Showbands). Apparently every Target release has a Pye UK equivalent pressing. A full list of Irish artists released on Pye is also available here.

Not to be confused with the mid-70s pop/soul label that was the home of The Marmalade, The Nolan Sisters, Blue Mink, etc.





7N.17000 Series
 7N 17419	Shea Cribben & The Riviera - Love And The Country / The Girl Next Door [1967]
 7N 17420	Earl Gill - Sunset / If I Could Choose [1967]
 7N 17422	Jon Ledingham - Without An E / She's Got Me  [1967]
 7N 17426	The Three Coins - Kitty From Baltimore /  ??  [1968]
 7N 17430	The Johnstons - I Never Will Marry / Banks Of Claudy  [1968]
 7N 17432	The Freshmen - Papa Oom Mow Mow / Let's Dance [1967]
 7N 17439	Anthony Hughes And The Ventures - Little Wind Up Doll / When You Meet Marianne [1967]
 7N 17442	The McTeggarts - Subla Bay / Blarney Stone [1967]
 7N 17443	The Movement - Tell Her / Something You Got  [1967/8]
 7N 17463	The Greenbeats - The La La Song / You Win Again [1968]
 7N 17469	Peter Cowan & Hiltons - When The Snow Is On The Roses / Lonely Street At Midnight [1968]
 7N 17470	Pat Max and The Specialists - Too Much / The Girl From New Orleans [1968]
 7N 17472	Johnny McEvoy - Tarry Flynn / Nora  [1967]
 7N 17478	Columbia Showband - Someday You'll†Call My Name / Devoted To You [1968]
 7N 17481	The Bye Laws - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Come On Over To My Place [1968]
 7N 17486	Brendan Hutchinson and The Navak - 42 In Chicago / If I Kiss You  [1968]
 7N 17488	Jon Ledingham - Love Is A Toy / Thank You Mrs Gilbert [1968]
 7N 17490	Dermot O'Brien - Rosin The Bow / Walking In The sunshine [1968]
 7N 17513	Jim Tyrrell and the Columbia - Baby Come Back / Born To Lose [4/1968]
 7N 17530	The Gentiles - Goodbye Baby / Marlene  [1968]
 7N 17532	Gene & The Gents - Címon Everybody / Hound Dog [1968]
 7N 17548	The Broadsiders - Grandfather's Will / Deportees [1968]
 7N 17553	The Vampires - Do You Wanna Dance / My Girl [1968]
 7N 17554	The Rising Sons - Just A Little Bit Longer / Fountain Of Love  [1968]
 7N 17561	The Millionaires - The Natural Thing to Do / Green Leaves Of Summer [1968]
 7N 17583	Premier Aces - So Long Mary / Your Lily White Hands [1968]
 7N 17585	The Strangers - I'm On An Island / Step Inside  [1968]
 7N 17592	The Freshmen - Go Granny Go / Look At The Sunshine [1968]
 7N 17594	The Deep Set - Hello Amy / That's The Way Life Goes  [1968]
 7N 17595	The Ventures [Irish] - Little Girl / If A Woman Answers [1968]
 7N 17598	Shea Cribben and The  Riviera - What About The Last time / Give Your Love A  Chance [1968]
 7N 17601	Derrick & The Sounds - Power Of Love / I'll Take You Home [1968]  (PS)
 7N 17602	Margo and The Keynotes - Bonny Irish Boy / Dear God  [1968]
 7N 17603	The McLoughlins - Gra Mo Chroi / For Bobby [1968]
 7N 17607	Johnny McEvoy - The Hedgehog Song / Time And Time again [1968]
 7N 17618	The Real McCoy - I Get So Excited / Somebody's Taken Maria Away  [1968]
 7N 17632	Arrivals Showband - Sady The Cleaning Lady / Ten Guitars [1968]
 7N 17647	The Times - What Made Milwaukee Famous / Follow The Times [11/1968]
 7N 17648	Dermot O'Brien - The Rocks Of Bawn / Shufflin' Sam  [1968]
 7N 17667	Bill Rice and The Ventures - Boys In Blue / Truck Driving Man  [1968]
 7N 17668	The Poets - Alone Am I / Locked In A Room  [1968]
 7N 17669	The Real McCoy - Quick Joey Small / Happiness Is Love [1968]
 7N 17677	Margo and The Keynotes - The Road By The river / If I Could See The World Through The Eyes Of A Child  [1969]
 7N 17682	Donie Collins Showband featuring Shaun - Get Down With It / I Can't Help My Self [1969]
 7N 17689	The Freshmen - Just To See You Smile / Indian Lake [1969]
 7N 17700	The Philosophers - Back At The Lodge / Don't Hold Me Back [1969]
 7N 17701	The Bye Laws - Run Baby Run / To Sir With Love [1969]
 7N 17703	The San Antones - Hey Little Girl / Life Without Love  [1969]
 7N 17704	The Real McCoy - Round The Gum Tree / I Will  [1969]
 7N 17709	Derrick and The Sounds - My Sly Sadie / I Can't Lose That Girl [1969]
 7N 17712	The Riviera - Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone / The Love Song [1969]
 7N 17740	The Philosophers - The Lovedene Girls / I Believe Forever [1969]
 7N 17749 	The Nevada - Good Lovin' / Hokey Cokey [5/1969]
 7N 17756	The Arrows - Mercy / See Saw  [1969]
 7N 17757	The Freshmen - She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune / Mr. Beverly's Heavy Days [1969]
 7N 17758	Margo and The Keynotes - Once A Day / The Old House  [1969] [Target?]
 7N 17761	Arrivals Showband - Feelin' So Good / She's About A Mover  [1969]
 7N 17762	Cadets - The Dying Ranger / Astoreen Bawn  [1969]  [promo only release?]
 7N 17763	Columbia Boys - That's My Pa / She Thinks I Still Care  [1969]
 7N 17764	Premier Aces - Irish Soldier Boy / Two Little Boys [1969]
 7N 17770	Johnny McEvoy - My Mary Of The Curling Hair / Hickory Wind [1969]
 7N 17771	Red Hurley & The Colours - A Poor Man's Roses / I Didn't Even Know [6/1969]
 7N 17772	The Real McCoy - Gitarzan / Anytime You Need Me  [1969]
 7N 17780	Gerry and The Finnavons - An Exiles Dream / And You're Home [1969]
 7N 17781	Deirdre Downes  and The Broadsiders - Lady Mary / Did He Mention My Name  [1969]
 7N 17783	Cotton Mill Boys - Joey Maroney / My Clinch Mountain Home [1969]
 7N 17787	Albany Brothers - Shandon Bells / Noreen Bawn [1969]
 7N 17790	Des Lee & The Miami - Goody Goody Gumdrops / Then I'll Count Again  [1969]
 7N 17801	Derrick & The Sounds - Morning Papers And Margarine / Winter Of Your Love [1969]
 7N 17806	Dickie Rock & The Miami - The Wanderer / Uncle Tristian's Moonship [1969]
 7N 17835	The Trend - We'll Walk In Peace / Lovely Derry  [1969]
 7N 17836	Des Lee & The Miami - Jack And Jill / Rectify  [1969]
 7N 17837	The Cowboys - Country Music Going To Town / Cinderella [1969]
 7N 17850	The Real McCoy - Many The Memories / She's Different She's Beautiful  [1969]
 7N 17857	Cotton Mill Boys - Goodbye My Darling / Little Liza Jane [1969]
 7N 17858	The Riviera - Just A Girl I Used To Know / Treat Your Man Right [1969]
 7N 17868	John Kelly and The Niagra - Isle Of Innisfree / Moonlight In Mayo [1969]
 7N 17872	Red Hurley & The Wheels - Black Rose / Good Time Girl [1970]
 7N 17890	Keynotes - Lowlands of Holland / Come By the Hillls
 7N 17897	Gerry and The Finnavons - Judy / Wabash Cannon Ball  [1970]
 7N 17902	The Concords - Robin / Hello Memories  [1970]
 7N 17906	The Nomads - The Singer Sang His song / A Million And One  [1970]
 7N 17922	Cotton Mill Boys - Silver Haired Daddy / Jesse James [2/1970]
 7N 17936	The Hoot'nannys - Mighty Lonesome / Rose Of Aranmore  [1970]
 7N 17938	Johnny McEvoy - But That's Alright / Don't Talk To Strangers  [1970]
 7N 17945	Red Hurley and The Wheels - Isadora / Amigos  [1970]
 7N 17957	Seamus McGee and The Nashville - Stand At Your Window / Sing Me Back Home [1970]
 7N 17969	Cotton Mill Boys - Wild Irish Rose / Buddy's Tune [1970]
 7N 17970	Bill Ryan and The Hootnannys - Story Of A Broken Heart / Greener Pastures [1970]
 7N 17971	The Nevada - My Mother's Home / I Love Only You [1970]
 7N 17972	The Real McCoy - Near Or Far / So Long [1970]
 7N 17982	Red Hurley & The Wheels - Take Me Tonight / Let's Get Started [9/1970]
 7N 17983	Teddy Campbell and The John Murphy Showband - California Cotton Fields / Precious Jewel [1970]
 7N 17987	Tina and The Mexicans - Que Sera Sera / I Cried All The Way To The Altar [1970]
 7N 17988	Johnny McEvoy - The West's Asleep / Happiness Is You  [1970]
 7N 17992	The Real McCoy - I'll Give You Things / Baby Go Home  [1970]
 7N 17993	The Finnavons - Madamoiselle Ninnette / The Stranger's Me  [1970]


7N.45000 Series
 7N 45018	The Deep Set - Cinnamon Girl / You'll Never Know  [1970]
 7N 45027	Bill Ryan & The Hoot'nannys - Rock O' My Soul / Smokey Blue Eyes [1971]  country & Irish showband
 7N 45028	Cotton Mill Boys - Old Home Place / You Ain't Goin' Nowhere [1971]
 7N 45033	Johnny McEvoy - Three Score And Ten / You Will Win Again [1971]
 7N 45050	Adrian Butler and The Falcons - One More Time / Yesterdays Girl [1971]
 7N 45059	Cotton Mill Boys - Cricklewood / Flop-Eared Mule [7/1971]
 7N 45064	Tracy and The Grassroots - By The Bright Silvery Light Of The Moon / Don't Let Me Cross Over  [5/1971]
 7N 45069	Peter Roddy and The Trend - Almost Persuaded / Rose Of Moray [1971]
 7N 45076	Johnny McEvoy - Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore / I Won't Be Home No More [6/1971]


7N.60000 Series
 7N 60006	Tracy & Grassroots  - I Hurt All Over / Brown Eyed Boy  [1971] [existance as Target pressing unlikely]
 7N 60022	Johnny McEvoy - Spancil Hill / All I Have To Offer You Is Me  [1972]


NEP Series
 NEP 24290	Johnny McEvoy - About This Time EP  [1967]


Miscellaneous
 7NX.7001	Johnny McEvoy - Gentle Annie / Blue Canadian Rockies / Kentucky Woman [2/1972]
 TS 45059	Cotton Mill Boys - Cricklewood / Flop-Eared Mule [7/1971]
 		An oddity: a UK press of 45059 on a white Target label (without the familiar logo) and a TS prefix.

Target LP Releases

Pye NPL 18264	Johnny McEvoy - With An Eye To Your Ear  [1968]
Pye NPL 18263	The Freshmen - Movin' On  [1968]


Puck LP Releases

Puck PK 422	v/a - Dublin By Night [1969]
		PU 0442 on label, back cover stickered PK 422
		A compilation of Dublin city nightlife in 1969 with The Freshmen ("Mr Beverly Heavy Days"), 
		Johnny McEvoy ("Nora"?), The Real McCoy and others.

Puck PK 2	John Keogh - John Keogh's Bread'N'Butter [1970?]
		Produced by Brendan Balfe. Includes covers of Neil Diamond, Otis Redding, Rods McKuen, Bobby Goldsboro

Bullseye LP Releases
Bullseye BLP 1251	The Real McCoy - This Is The Real McCoy [1970]


Luna LP Releases

Luna LNR 18324	Johnny McEvoy - All Our Wars Were Merry, All Our Songs Were Sad  [1970]





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