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A look back at the time The Corrs showed up on Beverly Hills 90210

Never forget this momentous occasion.

THE CORRS ARE simply one of the best bands to even come out of Ireland. Fight me.

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The band went from strength-to-strength after Andrea was discovered on the set of The Commitments back in 1991. Along with her siblings Caroline, Sharon, and Jim, they gave us gifts such as Talk On Corners, which was the best-selling album in the UK in 1998.

Which Irish household doesn’t have this album in the attic?


Their first television appearance was on none other than Beverly Hills 90210 in 1996. Big deal.

They appeared in the episode Turn Back The Clock. They played a New Years gig in the Peach Pit while the draaama unfolded around them.

Despite such a happy occasion, they played one of their most downbeat songs, Forgiven not Forgotten.

However, please remember this is literally the first single the band ever released


Not bad from a band from Dundalk, County Louth.

But how did it even happen?

So the story goes, the band were touring with Celine Dion on her song title tour and he introduced them to Aaron Spelling, the creator of Beverly Hills 90210.

The rest, is televised history.

You can’t help but feel some Irish pride as those opening strings take over the Peach Pit with their crap Happy New Year banner


Sharon told Hotpress back in 1996 how it all went down:

We’d been doing the Celine Dion tour in Europe and we just flew into Los Angeles to do Beverly Hills 90210, from seven in the morning to eight that night. Then later that night we flew to New York, got straight off the plane and did a morning show.
After that we then flew back to LA to do a Billboard convention so we were absolutely shattered. But the show was a good experience.
We met Jason Priestly and he sent us over a few beers. He was really nice, a really nice guy. And it was great exposure as well, y’know. We just played Forgiven Not Forgotten on stage in the Peach Pit for their New Year’s party and then they also had us playing Runaway through some of the more poignant scenes of the show.

Poignant, indeed


Luke Perry allegedly took to Andrea, and literally travelled to Ireland in the hopes of continuing a ‘thing’ with her.

In his memoir, he writes that the two had ‘a fling’ on set, then a very friendly encounter at the World Music Awards in 1999.

Ok, how did a fling happen in less than 24 hours?

He then decided to fly to Ireland after being invited by actor John Hurt to attend the 2000 Irish Fashion Awards

He wrote:

I thought ‘Why not?’ What really tipped the balance was the chance to see Andrea Corr again, from The Corrs. Not only had The Corrs performed at the Peach Pit After Dark, but we’d had a very friendly encounter the previous year at the World Music Awards and I knew she’d be at these awards.

But it didn’t work out for him.

During the awards intermission, most of the audience left their seats and milled around in the lobby. I spotted Andrea standing at the bar and made a beeline for her, saying: ‘Hey, how are you?’
She looked me up and down and then said in a chilly tone, ‘I didn’t know you were going to be here’ and then looked back down into her drink.


A small price to pay for Kelly from Saved by the Bell to pronounce your name as ‘Coors’


They closed the gig with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne as we’re sent off to the cry:

“Here’s to a fabulous 1996″.



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