Brand New Retro in the Spotlight at the Little Museum Dublin

Brian McMahon – Brand New Retro & Louise Coughlan

The Little Museum of Dublin is voted number one museum in Ireland according to Trip Advisor.  A few weeks ago a friend of mine Brian had an exhibition there of his book Brand New Retro.


This book displays images of music and fashion from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.  Some of the content comes from my dad’s magazine Spotlight, which promoted the music industry and the showbands. It was a huge success and with sales in excess of 50,000 copies per week.   Brenda Lee “Little Miss Dynamite” was on the cover of the first issue.


It was great to take a journey back in time to some fabulous music from the 60’s and 70’s.  Phil Lynott, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock are just some of the big names featured in Brian’s book.

The Specials at Connolly Station

For more information on Brian’s book go to

For more information on the exhibition visit



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