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Sean Fleming

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Active: 60s onwards
Style: folk / folkrock / contemporary


Born in Killarney.
Family emigrated to the USA
(in the '50s?)
Formed The Rocketeers Irish Showband who toured the USA and Canada
Appeared on The Merv Griffin Show during 1967 [March 13, 1967: Merv's guests are actor Don Murray, singer Della Reese, comedian Jerry Shane, Sean Fleming and comedienne Betty Walker with regular Arthur Treacher; April 11, 1967: Merv's guests are bandleader Bob Crosby and Chris Crosby, Sean Fleming, actress Joanna Barnes, comedienne Moms Mabley, comedian Bobby Ramsen and Science fiction writer Walter Sullivan with regular Arthur Treacher.].

Signed to MGM Records, began recording in 1968.
From Billboard 6 Jan 1968: Int'l News Reports...New York... Herb Bernstein produced record session by Sean Fleming, who was 'discovered' by Merv Griffin

The MGM discography lists three recordings:
Sean Fleming (vocals) with Orchestra arranged & conducted by Herb Bernstein in NYC, November 9 1967
103989 The Kind o' Love UNISSUED
103990 Springfield MGM K13918
103991 Look For The Silver Lining -

Drafted in 1969 (applied to green card carriers, back then), spent 2 years in the army, including a tour of Vietnam.
Taught himself guitar and spent last 5 months as army entertainer rather than soldier.
Returned to civilian life in 1971, starting from scratch again.

Began playing Irish pubs and clubs and carved a career, self-releasing several records.


• Springfield / Look For The Silver Lining
7" - MGM Records - K13918 - USA 1968
A Griffin Production.
Produced, Arranged & Conducted by Herb Bernstein.

• Oceans Apart
LP - Aghadoe Records - 1176 - USA - 1977 - foc

• Sean Fleming & Chris Ebneth - Streets Of London / The Battle of New Orleans
7" - Aghadoe Productions - 45-927 - USA - 197?

• Sean Fleming & Chris Ebneth - Fiddlers Green / The Lark In The Morning
7" - Aghadoe Productions - 45-1108 - USA - 197?

• Sean Fleming & Chris Ebneth - Live At Flanagans
LP - Aghadoe Records - UI-479 - USA - 1979

• Sean Fleming & Chris Ebneth - Tripping The Dew
LP - Aghadoe Records - 1480 - USA - 198?

• Strings Attached
K7 - Aghadoe Records - ??? - USA

• A History
CD - Aghadoe Records? - ??? - USA - 2003
Compilation of recordings 1967-2003
    Look for the Silver Lining
    The Town I Loved So Well
    Yarmouth Town
    Love is Teasing
    The Wild Pacific Shore (Sean Fleming)
    She Moved Through the Fair
    The Lark in the Morning
    The Shores of America
    Fire Island (Sean Fleming)
    Fields of Athenry
    The West Awake
    Give Ireland Back to the Irish

Notes: Tracks 13-16 recorded by the Sean Fleming Band active ca 2003-2005, lineup of Justin Jordan, Steve Holley and Bruce Gordon

• The Blonde Album
CD - label? - CRS 47316 - USA - 200?
    Rocky Road to Dublin
    Paddy's Green Shamrock Shores
    Killarney in My Soul (Sean Fleming)
    Ar An Rothar
    Fiddler's Green
    Asking for the Rights (Sean Fleming)
    Hollywood Seems So Far Away (Sean Fleming)
    Song For Miah (Sean Fleming)
    You Can't Give Me What I Want (Sean Fleming)
    Heather on the Moor
    A Waltz (Sean Fleming)

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