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Good Vibes for Terri Hooley: Music stars including Snow Patrol's Nathan Connolly and Bronagh Gallagher turn out for benefit in Belfast

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Some of Northern Ireland's best loved music stars and acting talents turned out to send some 'Good Vibes' to Belfast's godfather of punk Terri Hooley.

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The Limelight in Belfast was full to the brim on Sunday for a musical benefit for the originator of the Good Vibrations record label.

Terri - one of Northern Ireland's best known music figures - fell ill three weeks ago and is believed to be facing months in hospital.

It is understood Terri will have to undergo a heart bypass operation.

Bangor-born Gary Lightbody had already donated boxes of music to sell in the store after calls went out for the public to support the Good Vibrations record shop as owner Terri was being treated.

But Sunday night, everyone from Snow Patrol's Nathan Connolly, Duke Special and actors Bronagh Gallagher and Richard Dormer.

A life so far...

1948: Born September 23 at Cameron Street, Belfast. Grows up in Glenluce Avenue, Garnerville estate in east Belfast

1954: Shot by an arrow at the age of six and loses an eye

1976: Opens Good Vibrations record shop at 102 Great Victoria Street

1978: Starts Good Vibrations records. First release is Big Time by Rudi. Fourth release is Teenage Kicks by The Undertones

1982: Good Vibrations goes bankrupt, but the shop returns many times and in 11 different locations

2012: The film Good Vibrations is released, with Richard Dormer in the role of Terri Hooley

2012: A plaque is unveiled on Hill Street, Belfast to mark the site of the old Harp Bar, the punk bands that played there and the legacy of Terri Hooley

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