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Larry Hogan (1939-1998)

From: Limerick

Active: 60s/70s
Style: Folk


Larry Hogan was born in Limerick in 1939. He was active on the folk scene in Ireland during the 1960s. He formed the We Four folk group in Dublin in 1967. They split in 1970.

He was signed as a solo artist by Polydor and released his solo debut LP "Simple Song of Love" in 1974. This was a collection of folk songs based on themes from the Gospel. He also presented Sounds Religious on RTE Radio.

He recorded a second LP in 1978 with an extensive cast of session musicians. I have not heard it.

Hogan also did some production work, producing Tommy Drennan & The Monarch's "The Rising of the Moon" single on Ember in 1968, for example.


• Simple Song of Love / Woman Of The Street
• Simple Song of Love / Good News
7" - Polydor Records - 2078 050 - IRL - 1974
Issued with two different B-sides.

• Simple Song of Love (mono) / Simple Song Of Love (stereo)
7" - Tara Records (USA) - TRA 102 - USA - 1974 - promo

Notes: Released on the US Tara label, launched by former MCA executive Dick Broderick in 1973, which licensed European artists such as The Irish Rovers (the Emigrants Emigrants LP), Mocedades (Spanish Eurovision winner), Manufactured and distributed by Famous (affiliated with Paramount/Gulf+Western), the label got lost in legal wrangling in the mid-70s. As far as I know Hogan's LP of the same period was never released on Tara.

• Simple Song of Love
LP - Polydor Records - 2904 004 - IRL - 1974

• You Are Not Alone
LP - Polydor Records - 2904 013 - IRL - 1978

Notes: Arranged and Produced by Bill Whelan, and engineered by Paul Waldron at Trend Studios. Additional engineering by Fred Meijer and Brian Masterson.

Compilation appearances:

• v/a - Bis: Songs And Voices From Ireland
CD - Treasure Island Discs - T.I.D. 008 - IRL/UK - 1996
Compilations section for full track listing.
Walking On Water

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