#OTD in 1955 – Birth of singer/songwriter, Liam Reilly, in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Liam Reilly was an Irish singer/songwriter and a member of the popular Irish rock band Bagatelle. After receiving an offer from Gus Dudgeon (Elton John’s producer, now deceased) Reilly began a solo career. It didn’t gain much popularity but he wrote some of Bagatelle’s most popular songs during this time such as ‘Somewhere In Europe’. Reilly has also written songs for many Irish folk groups such as The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones, such as ‘The Streets of New York’.

Per a family statement, Reilly died “suddenly but peacefully” at his home in Dundalk on 1 January 2021, aged 65.

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