Description: Vocalist, Guitarist
Known For: An original member of “The Searchers”

Instruments: Voice, Guitar
Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening

Date Born: 30th August 1939
Location Born: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Web Site: http://www.the-searchers.co.uk/John_Mcnally.htm

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John McNally

An original member of “The Searchers”

Originally founded as a skiffle group in Liverpool in 1959 by John McNally born in 1941, at Walton General Hospital, 107 Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Probably one of the most cleanest sounding groups to emerge along with The Beatles.

The Searchers name came from the john Wayne film of the
same name.

The band grew out of an earlier skiffle group formed by McNally, with his friends Brian Dolan – guitar and Tony West – bass.

Original members included.

McNally, Pender, Jackson and McGarry that is usually cited as the original foursome. McGarry did not stay long, however, and in 1960 his place was taken by Chris Crummey who later changed his name to Curtis.

Mike Pender born – Michael John Prendergast, 3 March 1942, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Tony Jackson born – Anthony Paul Jackson, 16 July 1938, The Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire — died 18 August 2003, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Chris Curtis born – August 26, 1941 Christopher Crummey in Oldham, Lancashire died – February 28, 2005)

The Searchers briefly rivaled the Beatles for popularity, having international hits with “Needles and Pins”, “Sugar and Spice” and “Don’t Throw Your Love Away”.