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Allan McCarthy
Birth: Jul. 11, 1957
Death: Aug. 11, 1995

Rock/Pop Musician. A native of Montreal, Quebec, McCarthy was the drummer for the popular 1980s New Wave band, 'Men Without Hats.' The group was formed in Montreal, Quebec, in 1980, and besides McCarthy it included, Jeremy Arrobas, Roam Martin, Colin Doroschuk, Ivan Doroschuk, and Stefan Doroschuk. In 1980, they released there first album entitled, "Folk Of The '80s." The album was only an independent release, and it was reissued in 1981, on the Stiff Record Label in England. In 1982, they recorded there actual debut album, "Rhythm Of Youth." The first single from that album, 'The Safety Dance,' went to #3 on the American music charts in 1983, becoming the group's signature song and there only hit. Using a three-cord synthesizer riff the song was also one of the biggest synth hits of the pop new wave era. In 1984, the group released there next album, "Folk Of The '80s (Part III)." The album landed at #127 on the American music charts, but failed to receive success from anywhere else. In 1987, the group released another album entitled, "Pop Goes The World" (which had a little more success), and another album, "The Adventures Of Women & Men Without Hate In The 21st Century" in 1989. The 1989 album was also a failure, as was the band's 1991 album, "Sideways." Following the release of the last two albums and there immediate failure to chart, the group disbanded for good after 11 years. On August 11, 1995, Allan McCarthy passed away at the age of 38. Other recordings by 'Men Without Hats' include, 'No Dancing,' 'Eurotheme,' 'Messiahs Die Young,' 'I Know Their Name,' 'Lose My Way,' 'Things In My Life,' 'Ideas For Walls,' 'Living In China,' and 'I Got The Message.' (bio by: K) 
 
Inscription:
How calm I rest with the friends I love
Our hearts mingled in peace
 
Burial:
Mount Royal Cemetery
Montreal
Montreal Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: Section C, 1796-A.B.
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14749607
Allan McCarthy
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