Happy New Year 2018
Des O'Reilly... G'Day and Welcome to my Site
Introduction To My Site
Happy New Year... I wish you health and prosperity...
Des O'Reilly : Resident Aldinga Beach South Australia Life Partner : Mos Day
Boasting superb scenery and ease of access to its shores, the beautiful Aldinga Beach is extremely popular with beachgoers during the warmer months.
The main beach is the perfect place to soak up the sun, however swimmers should be aware that strong rips do occur off Aldinga Beach in the trough between the inner and outer bar.
Reef fishing straight off the beach is a popular activity for local fisherman, and the protected reef off Snapper Point is the perfect place for scuba divers to explore this pristine aquatic reserve.
Aldinga Beach Beautiful sunsets
Aldinga Beach Cars are allowed on the Beach
Des, Jim and Dave
This pic has only just surfaced, the guy on the left is our Publicity manager Greg Tesser
I'm an original '60s musician from the UK. I was drummer/vocalist for The Puppets, a group from Preston, Lancashire. We recorded at the
legendary Joe Meek's RGM Studio in London and backed many major Artists of the time...
'Photo Copyright©1966 Clive Bubley.'
Including America's 'Little Miss Dynamite'
The Fabulous Ronettes Big Dee Irwin Dee Dee Sharp
(The Mashed Potato Lady )
and that incredible Rock'n'Roller,
And Brit Idols
Marty Wilde Michael Cox Vince Eager
Duffy Power Jess Conrad
Craig Douglas The Marionettes Danny Rivers
Bert Weedon Julie Rogers
Elkie Brooks Kiki Dee Billie Davis
Crispian St. Peters Billy Fury
'You Were On My Mind '& 'Pied Piper' The best Rock Balladeer in Britain
The Delightful Millie who sang 'My Boy Lollipop'
As you can imagine we had a ball! For our history, please click on History Chapters to your left.
Contact : Des@desoreilly.com
The Puppets tracks have appeared on many CDs
Des Andrew Rob Neil
I have been living in Adelaide South Australia since 1979. In 1986 I formed a band called Monkey Business with guitarist Andrew Hilton, keyboard player Rob Ryan and later Neil Andrews aka 'The Adelaide Guitar Doctor'.
We were around for about 10 years and had a ball.
Contact on : Des@desoreilly.com
Bob Johnson RIP
Bob Johnson passed away on Sat May 7th 2011
Click on the Bob Johnson Obituary page in the navigation panel to your left for details
Dave Millen The Puppets Guitarist 1943-2010 RIP
Dave Millen passed away on Tuesday Jan 19 2010
Click on the Dave Millen Obituary page in the navigation panel to your left for details
No Longer With Us
Sadly the following artists have all passed away
Joe Meek April 05 - 1929 --- Feb 03- 1967
Gene Vincent Feb 11 - 1935 --- Oct 12 - 1971
Billy Fury April 17 - 1940 --- Jan 28 - 1983
Big Dee Irwin July 06 - 1932 --- Aug 27 - 1995
Dave Millen Jan 29 -1944 --- Jan 19 - 2010 Crispian St. Peters April 05 - 1939 --- June 08 - 2010
Dave Millen Jan 29 -1944 --- Jan 19 - 2010
Crispian St. Peters April 05 - 1939 --- June 08 - 2010
Bob Johnson Aug.30 - 1940 --- May 07 - 2011
Keef Hartley April 08 -1944 --- Nov 26 2011
Bert Weedon May 10-1920 --- April 20 - 2012
David John Smith March 29 -1946 --- Mar 03 2013
Sir Tom Finney April 5 .1922 --- Feb 14 2014 Duffy Power 9 September 1941 –-- 19 February 2014 Danny Rivers November 7, 1941 ---- 28 July 2016
Duffy Power 9 September 1941 –-- 19 February 2014
Danny Rivers November 7, 1941 ---- 28 July 2016
Preston Musos Page
I've decided to open up a page as a forum for people to post items regarding the music scene in Preston, Lancashire UK.
You have to be a site member to post. If you are not a member you can register on the page, it's free, usual rules apply.
Please click on 'Preston Musos' at the bottom of the navigation panel to our left.
Over Five million hits on Fandalism
I would like to share this with you.
Around 5 years ago I joined a site for musicians
called Fandalism. Today 08 Nov. 2017, I have
5,775,741 hits, —Who -ooh
Here’s a link http://fandalism.com/desdinga
I've had this site since 2004, over time people have sent me all sorts of info etc.
If anyone has anything Puppet related pics or articles,
there are even four demo discs out there somewhere there could also be some Videos too So if you have please please send me a copy
I just want you to know that the site is constantly being updated
and I genuinely thank you for your interest