Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Postby TommyDGNR8 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:59 am

Wee foxy face also played with the Rich Kids and Thin Lizzy...

Did the TOTP theme with Phil Lynott...

And he was pretty much single-handedly responsible for Do They Know It's Christmas, (*edit* the song and music, rather than the event) despite what the loud-mouthed Irishman would have you believe.

That's quite a CV by anyone's standards.

I used to live round the corner from the Watt sisters. They always dressed as if they were onstage. Fran got a nice obituary in the Telegraph.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby ianw23 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:47 pm

Cyclo2000 wrote:Have we had a mention of The Soup Dragons yet? Bellshill me thinks, one hit, a cover of the Stones I'm Free, a song about a haberdashery salesman. The Jesus and Mary Chain are from East Kilbride, one major hit, Just like Honey, a song about a honey substitute sandwich spread popular at the time.


ok, here goes, my brief history of that part of glasgow's music scene. after postcard records around 1982 you had the pastels, steven pastel, brian superstar, bernice and martin hayward. the later three left leaving steven who was joined by aggie from edinburgh band buba and the shop assistants, who then became just, the shop assistants.
bobby gillespies first band the wake had releases on factory records (and factory benelux, mentioned elsewhere). he left around 1983 and started primal scream and not long after he also became the jesus and mary chains drummer. the pastels, buba and the shop assistants and primal scream all played together on 16th december 1984 in daddy warbucks in west george street (burnt down, now where waxy o'connors is?).
over in darkest bellshill the pretty flowers and various other bands were doing similar stuff. the pretty flowers were duglas stewart, francis mckee, later of the vaselines and many others including sean dickson (soup dragons) norman blake (teenage fanclub). both sean and norman had other bands at the time, sean with a band called adventure playground and norman had a band called the faith healers. after adventure playground sean was in the soup dragons who started around 1985 and norman was in a few bands, the most well known was the boy hairdressers before starting teenage fanclub. soup dragons member sushil dade went on to form future pilot aka. francis mckee went on to form the vaselines with eugene kelly who was in a band called the famous monsters (eugene is the brother of charlie kelly who was in another factory band of the time, secession). eugene then formed captain america who had to change their name for legal reasons to eugenius. minor pop star kurt cobain was a massive fan of the vaselines, eugene joined them in an early reading festival apperance to perform an old vaselines song.
by the mid eighties most of these bands had become friends and so a 'scene' was born. bobby gillespie and others started a club called splash one which played host to most of the bands of that scene plus many other bands, including an early appearance from sonic youth (1986), one of old punkers wire's first reunion gigs (1985) 23 skidoo and a riotous 15 minute gig from the mary chain. splash one was held around once a month in daddy warbucks (it may have been renamed by that time, '85/'86, cant recall.
my lunch hour is now over, thats all i can recall of the top of my head.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Blueboy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:27 pm

Memorable Glasgow gigs and bands:

The Orchids - Fury Murrays - Mid 80's
Belle and Sebastian - QM - 95?
The Bachelor Pad - downstairs in some pub off Great Western Road 1987?
Delgados - Gig on the Green 2000
Trash Can Sinatras - Oran Mor 2004?

and loads of other wee bands that were on Egg records back in the day...

Fury Murrays was actually a great wee venue.

And what was the name of the place in West George Street? 46 West or something. I think it's where that Irish boozer is now. Saw the TV Personalities (not from Glasgow) play in there in complete darkness...Woooooo!
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:24 pm

A Baseball shirted Tam Paton managed proto boy band Slik


Delete Tam Paton insert Frank Lynch.

See above for

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The Captain's Rest is off Great Western Road and so was the Esquire House.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby ianw23 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:06 am

Blueboy wrote:And what was the name of the place in West George Street? 46 West or something. I think it's where that Irish boozer is now. Saw the TV Personalities (not from Glasgow) play in there in complete darkness...Woooooo!


see post above!!! it was called amongst other things, daddy warbucks. when the tv-p's played it may have been part of the splash one club. if its the night i'm thinking of, sean dickson of the soup dragons played bass for the tv-p's.

great glasgow gigs by scottish, rather than just glasgow bands......

the pastels, buba and the shop assistants and primal scream - 16th dec 1984 - 46 west george street
simple minds - glasgow apollo 19th sept 1981
billy mackenzie and paul haig - sugar beat club 9th may 1986
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Blueboy » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:48 am

ianw23 wrote:see post above!!!

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

Postby stoop_uk » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:37 pm

Alex Glass suggested I post here, so my nomination is:

Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio (and formerly of Radio Clyde). A top bloke who has a real passion for music (particularly rock) and has interviewed all the big names of Glasgow and beyond.
Stewart Priest
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:43 pm

Nice one Stoop.

Any suggestions on where would be the most appropriate place to commemorate him :?:
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby stoop_uk » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:45 pm

Hmm... possibly the site of his first shop in Bishopbriggs...

His biog can be found here
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:07 pm

Some interesting photos on his site.

I recognise the old one with the man who looks like Tom. Can't remember his name but he was the leader of a religious group. I came across that photo whilst doing a friend's Family History research. The religion was big in Barrhead.

Striking resemblance to Tom ::):
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Schiehallion » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:07 pm

Cyclo2000 wrote:Naebody's mentioned Brian Connolly of the Sweet, who was both
A Born in Blantyre
B Taggart's Brother as any fule no.


Except as a fule may no no, he was born in Govanhill and was adopted by Jim McManus, the brother of Taggart's old man making Brian Connolly a foster cousin of Taggart.

It's a puppet!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Connolly

Has nobody mentioned AC/DC fae Cranhill?
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Schiehallion » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:09 pm

Alex Glass wrote:The religion was big in Barrhead.


Knowing Borrheid it probably involved goats.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby DickyHart » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:33 pm

cyclo

i thought jack bruce was from bishopbriggs?
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:45 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
Cyclo2000 wrote:Naebody's mentioned Brian Connolly of the Sweet, who was both
A Born in Blantyre
B Taggart's Brother as any fule no.


Except as a fule may no no, he was born in Govanhill and was adopted by Jim McManus, the brother of Taggart's old man making Brian Connolly a foster cousin of Taggart.

It's a puppet!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Connolly

Has nobody mentioned AC/DC fae Cranhill?


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I've heard. Look at the resemblance.
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Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Postby onyirtodd » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:30 pm

DickyHart wrote:cyclo

i thought jack bruce was from bishopbriggs?


jackbruce.com confirms Bishopbriggs.

Cyclo is probably thinking of Lorraine Kelly. Easy mistake to make :wink:
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