Wasn't That A Party by the Rovers

#6: Wasn’t That A Party by the Rovers

Peak Month: November-December 1980
Peak Position #1
19 weeks on Vancouver’s CKLG chart
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ #37
YouTube.com: “Wasn’t That A Party
Lyrics: “Wasn’t That A Party

The Irish Rovers is a group of Irish musicians that originated in Toronto, Canada. They formed in 1963 and were named after the traditional song “The Irish Rover” they are best known for their international television series, contributing to the popularization of Irish Music in North America, including for their breakthrough song in 1968 called “The Unicorn”. Founding members and brothers, George Millar and Will Millar, were both born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Will Millar was born in 1940, and George in 1947. The children grew up in a musical household as their father Bob played button-key accordion for several bands throughout the years. Their cousin Joe Millar, who also sang, took part in the family kitchen parties playing button-key accordion and harmonica. As children, George and Will performed with their sister, Sandra Beech as “The Millar Kids” in Ireland, before the family emigrated to Canada.

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