Years: 1965 - 1972
Styles: Blues Rock, Country Rock
Joe "Rip" Heelan (in band: 1865 - 1966)
Cha Harren - Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Guido DiVito - Drums (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Jack Costello - Bass Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1969)
Johnny Duhan - Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1972)
John Ryan - Harpsichord, Piano, Vox Continental Organ (in band: 1966 - 1972)
Johnny Hockedy - Lead guitar, Mandolin (in band: 1967 - 1969)
Greg Donaghy - Drums (in band: 1967 - 1969)
Noel Bridgeman - Drums (in band: 1969 - 1970)
Pete Cummins - Bass Guitar, Flute, Whistle (in band: 1970 - 1972)
Pat Nash - Drums (in band: 1970 - 1972)
Ed Deane - Lead guitar (in band: 1970 - 1972)
Granny's Intentions started as a relief band in their native Limerick playing for £5 a night. As they became more popular locally, they eventually spread their wings and started playing the clubs in Dublin, building a reputation as a great live band.
The trip to London in the summer of 1967 resulted in the announcement of their recording contract with Deram records, one of only two Irish artists to sign with the label that we know of (the other being Patricia Cahill). The label boasted acts like Procol Harem, Cat Stevens and the Move among their stable at the time. Within a couple of months they released their first single, "Story of David."
Once in London, the band played all the well known clubs of the era, including the Speakeasy, Pink Flamingo and Marquee Club.
The Grannys would record four singles and one LP for Deram Records. The first three singles were released between November 1967 and October 1968 and contain all non-LP material.
The debut LP was released in March 1970, titled "Honest Injun". The LP itself is in a more progressive vein than the singles.
Granny's Intentions split in early 1972
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