A-Z Artist Index  Compilations  Record Labels  Media
Help Us!  Contact Us  Resources  Timeline

The Boomerangs

From: Dublin

Active: circa 1966




Formed by Jon Ledingham from Drogheda while a student at Trinity College, Dublin. He is now better known as Jonathan Kelly, who recorded several albums for RCA during the 1970s. The Boomerang's were Jon's first recorded band. Their lone single is superior mid-60s pop. The A-side is a protest song. Both sides appear on the essential Ireland's Beat Groups 1964-69 compilation CD.

During 1967-68 Jon went on to release several solo singles on Pye and had several of his songs covered by other artists in Ireland. In 1970 he formed Humpy Bong before finally becoming Jonathan Kelly.

Unrelated to the band who released two singles on Fontana [UK] in 1964-65.


• Dream World / Upgraded
7" - Pye Records - 7N 17049 - UK - 11 February 1966 - no PS

Compilation appearances:

• v/a - Ireland's Beat Groups 1964-69
CD - Sequel Records - NEX CD 262 - UK 1993

tracks: Dream World / Upgraded
• v/a - Ripples #7. Rainbows
CD - Sequel Records - NEMCD431 - UK 2000

tracks: Dream World


No relation to the US band who released the single "Don't Let Her Be Your Baby/Rockin' Robin" on UK Fontana in 1965 (#TF 507); or the little known (German?) band who recorded an LP of covers for the small German Baccarola label in 1965 called "Beat Beat Beat".

See also: Jonathan Kelly

Help!: We need your help to complete this entry. If you can tell us more about this band then please do! We welcome any corrections, missing details, connections to other bands, where are they now, etc. We also need photos, scans, copies of releases or live or demo recordings, and any other memorabilia gathering dust in the attic. If you can help, then please get in touch.

A-Z Artist Index  Compilations  Record Labels  Media
Help Us!  Contact Us  Resources  Timeline