October 17th – Bernadette Therese Nolan is born in Dublin


The Nolan family relocate to Blackpool from Dublin


Singing Nolans family LP released on the Nevis label


The Singing Nolans (all the family) were spotted at Blackpool’'s Cliffs hotel on Christmas Day by Joe Lewis boss of Hanover Grand in London and he offered the family the chance to perform in London. The Nolan brothers didn’t want to relocate and the Nolan parents and daughters moved South.  

1975 The Nolan Sisters support Frank Sinatra's European Tour / Make a Little Sunshine shine single
1976 Singles 'Rain, 'Thanks for Calling and 'When you are a King' all released on the Target label  
1977 Seaside Special TV show, Love Transformation & Love Bandit singles released on Target label
1978 Multi Coloured Swap Shop TV appearance  / Nolans LP 20 Giant Hits Released on the Target label  


Top of The Pops / Mike Yarwood in Persons (both TV) CBS sign Nolan Sisters for their Epic label / December - no3 hit I'm In The Mood for Dancing released/ The Nolans fail in bid to represent the UK in  Song for Europe after BBC strike blacks out the televised show.


Top of The Pops / Musiksalon (both TV shows) / Top 11 UK charting LP (Making Waves) / Nolan Sisters first UK Tour and 3 top 12 UK singles


The Lena Martell TV Show / Top of The Pops / 2 top 15 singles (Don't make Waves / Whose Gonna Rock) / Nolans win Grand Prize at Tokyo Music Festival with their song ‘Sexy Music’



Top 14 UK single (Don't love me too hard)  / 2 x.top 50 LP's (Portrait & Altogether)


Nolans single ‘Dressed to Kill’ controversially removed from the UK charts


1 top 40 LP - Girls just Wanna have Fun on Towerbell label reached no 39 in the UK Album charts


The Nolan Sisters are formed (parents / brothers leave family act) / they appear on 'Its Cliff Richard' TV Series every week


Goodbye Nothing to say released as a single on Towerbell Records


6 x TV shows as a guest presenter on Cheggar's plays Pop / Chasing Rainbows / Stadium tour of Russia / Tenderly Album released on Spartan / Lets Spend the Night Together released as a single


Filthy Rich & Catflap TV appearance / 6 Album deal signed for Japan on the Teichiku label


Pantomime at London Palladium then at the Palace theatre in Manchester with Cannon & Ball


Pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome theatre with Cannon & Ball / On the Waterfront TV


Pantomime in Southampton / On the Waterfront TV/ Family Fortunes Xmas Special TV


Pantomime at The New theatre in Hull with Cannon & Ball / Co-presenter Livewire (pilot) TV


Pantomime in Southsea as Jill in Jack & the Beanstalk / 4 Japanese CD's released


The Devil Rides Out / Pantomime at The Dome in Brighton as Cinderella


Bernie Leaves The Nolans to start a solo career / Pantomime in Brighton as Jill in Jack & the Beanstalk


City Of Angels playing Oolie & Donna / Pantomime Guildford / Sound of Music / Annie


Mask for Murder / Chucklevision TV / Pantomime Barnsley / Bernie marries Steve Doneathy


Oh What a Night! / Pantomime at Blackpool Grand theatre as Jack in Jack & the Beanstalk / Bernie and Steve's first daughter Kate is stillborn.


Blood Brothers West End, London as Mrs Johnstone (lead role)


Blood Brothers West End, London / Daughter Erin was born


Blood Brothers West End, London / Brookside (as Diane Murray)


Brookside Channel 4 / Top Ten Girl bands TV transmitted 09/06/2001


British Soap Awards – Best Dramatic Performance


Best Actress Irish World Awards / Brookside TV / The Bill TV / We are Family TV / Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway TV  / Stars in Their Eyes TV / Loose Women TV


The Bill TV (As Sgt Sheelagh Murphy)  / The Bill Uncovered TV / Richard and Judy TV / GMTV / Terry and Gaby show TV / Never Mind The Buzzcocks TV / The Kelly Show Irish TV / Loose Women TV / Abba Mania2 TV / Macushla CD single is released


Bernie Leaves The Bill / An Audience with Joe Pasquale TV / The Wright Stuff TV / Loose Women TV  /  The Kelly Show Irish TV / Star Spell TV / All Time Greatest Party Songs TV / Releases CD 'All by Myself'


Pantomime in Croydon with Andy Ford / The Games TV on Channel 4 / Loose Women TV / Tubridy Tonight RTE TV  / The Xtra Factor TV / Mastermind TV


Mums The Word UK tour / Soap Queens / Pantomime in Manchester with Tina O'Brien & Johnny Briggs / Breakfast TV / Loose Women TV / The One Show TV


Flashdance The Musical (as Hannah Owens) UK tour / Loose Women TV / Mums The Word


Flashdance The Musical / The Nolans Reunion UK Tour / Dancing On Ice TV / Xpose TV / Loose Women TV / Pantomime at the Grove theatre in  Dunstable with Basil Brush


Popstar to Operastar TV / Cash In the Celebrity Attic TV / 30 years of An Audience with…TV / Coronation Street, The Big 50 TV / Mums The Word UK tour / Bernie diagnosed with breast cancer


Daybreak TV / Pantomime at the Gordon Craig theatre in Stevenage with Leanne Jones / Calendar Girls UK tour / The Nolans Autobiography 'Survivors' is released


Pantomime at the Devonshire Park in Eastbourne / Chicago UK tour (as Mama Morton)


Autobiography 'Now & Forever' is published / Bernie is awarded Breakthrough breast cancers Inspiring Determination Award following her passing on 4th July 2013 / Bernie Nolan Tribute fund set up.

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