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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:11 pm
by steelydel
Oh! and i tried to persuade a lassie called Debbie Matthews to sing in a band with me...but she didny want to. Great voice if i mind right.....now that wis 25 years ago!!!!!
feck!

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:52 am
by TheWindieMinger
Hello everyone! I have been meaning to join up here for a good while and never quite got round to it.

Anyway ...

Anyone remember the punky types who used to hang about outside Virgin in Union St? Far better than the GOMA I must say! And a lot less miserable looking ...
Me and my mates had occasion to hang about there back in the early to mid 80's.
One Saturday afternoon we were walking along Argyle Street and one of the boys spotted Bobby Gillespie on the other side of the street.
(Bobby was still drummer in the Jesus and Mary Chain at the time and had just appeared on The Whistle Test a couple of days before.)
So, my mate shouted 'Look! There's Bobby Gillespie!' Gillespie, minding his own business, was startled and looked across the street at us.
His surprise soon turned to panic for some reason and he started running as fast as he could towards the junction with Union Street. So, without hesitation we all tore after him as fast as we could. We were all killing ourselves laughing shouting 'Bobby we only want to talk to you!'
'Luckily' for Bobby one of the old blue and yellow Kelvin buses was just pulling away from a stop and he somehow managed to grab the pole and haul himself onto the bus. He didn't look back. The bus accelerated through the lights and on under the Heilan Man's Umbrella. We never saw him again after that.
With these exertions under our studded belts we made our way to Hurricanes (anyone remember that boozer?) for a few well deserved pints of snakebite.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:55 am
by ianw23
TheWindieMinger wrote:snip..........we made our way to Hurricanes (anyone remember that boozer?) for a few well deserved pints of snakebite.

Hurricanes!!!!!....I used to go there, but where was it? A place I'd completely forgotten about.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:11 pm
by Dexter St. Clair
ianw23 wrote:
TheWindieMinger wrote:snip..........we made our way to Hurricanes (anyone remember that boozer?) for a few well deserved pints of snakebite.

Hurricanes!!!!!....I used to go there, but where was it? A place I'd completely forgotten about.



West Regent Street, now Bar BIA.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:32 pm
by TheWindieMinger
JohnR wrote:Bobby was famously shy and retiring in those day.


Someone suggested a while back that he may have thought he owed us some money for some (ahem) reason ... and therefore decided that the better form of valour, so to speak, was to run like feck!

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14 am
by Mick_D180
Hurricanes wow had forgot about that place , Glasgows music mafia and all the old queens that were there too, used to go there before maestros on a sunday night , seem to remember a lot of people drinking pernod for some reason.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:57 am
by Dexter St. Clair
Mick_D180 wrote:Hurricanes wow had forgot about that place , Glasgows music mafia and all the old queens that were there too, used to go there before maestros on a sunday night , seem to remember a lot of people drinking pernod for some reason.



It made the Blackcurrant taste nicer.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:03 am
by TheWindieMinger
Mick_D180 wrote:Hurricanes wow had forgot about that place , Glasgows music mafia and all the old queens that were there too, used to go there before maestros on a sunday night , seem to remember a lot of people drinking pernod for some reason.


I was only ever in on Saturday afternoons and remember that Pernod was popular then too. Usually mixed with snakebite in a potion that was known as a Diesel if I remember correctly. Christ! The very thought!

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:44 am
by TheWindieMinger
Does anyone remember a pub/venue called La Taniere on Fox Street? Used to go there on a Friday night to see Big George and the Business. One night we turned up and no Big George they'd cancelled for some reason and were replaced by the rather interestingly named Philanderer's Tricycle. Don't remember much about the music they played but the name has obviously stuck! Never saw them again. Does anyone know who they were or where they came from?

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:42 am
by JayKay
ianw23 wrote:
TheWindieMinger wrote:snip..........we made our way to Hurricanes (anyone remember that boozer?) for a few well deserved pints of snakebite.

Hurricanes!!!!!....I used to go there, but where was it? A place I'd completely forgotten about.


Aye, another former Hurricanes Saturday afternoon resident myself back in the olden days.

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:33 am
by neilmc
Some photos I posted elsewhere on this website, including the Cuban Heels in the Rock Garden:-

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=6483

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:59 am
by well skelpt coupon
Howdy,

John Mayhew, the man replaced in Genesis by Phil Collins, sadly died last week. He'd been living in Govan for the last 6 years. RIP.

Regards

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:17 pm
by floweredpig
There was an article in the Evening Times about him a few years ago,he was practically down and out according to the story,cant remember how he wound up in Glasgow though because he wasnt from here originally was he?

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:37 pm
by well skelpt coupon
Howdy Floweredpig,

I remember the story. Did it not mention that he was living with his new partner? She was maybe from here. He was from Ipswich.

Regards

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:17 pm
by ennio morricone
does anyone know where the cover of raintown by deacon blue was taken i know it was oscar marzaroli but not the location