1944, Belfast. Formerly a library assistant, Colin
came into the pop business after a year working
for Arnie Knowles
at Belfast's Marquee Club (1967-68).
Was manager of The Group from around 1968 to 1969,
when Chips was formed. Remained as manager of
Chips until approximately 1973.
Briefly managed Dunno. After his stint with the
bands, he went into journalism, and has been living
and working in Dublin since 1978.
Went briefly back to the music business around
1977, when he co-managed the Belfast punk band
Stiff Little Fingers for a year, leaving only
after the band signed their record deal with Chrysalis
(something he never managed to achieve with Chips).
Colin retired from newspapers on his 50th birthday,
but still fiddles about in journalism, mainly
in the field of equestrian sport.
Bono says he knows him, but Colin cannot remember
ever meeting Bono.