Star Bar and Ken Manners

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Star Bar and Ken Manners

Postby russ » Sat Oct 22, 2005 3:09 pm

Does anyone remember the 'Ken Manners Appearing here every Sunday' sign that used to hang outside the Star Bar at St Andrews Cross at Pollokshaws and Victoria Road?

It was a guitar shape and a total icon.

Has anyone got any photos?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:48 pm

::): Ken Manners I'd forgotten about that sign that was in the shape of an accoustic guitar and looked very 1970's graphics in a shade of brown.

I remember seeing the sign from the bus into town and often wondered what the Ken Manners gig would have been like. I'm sure the guitar sign was still there mid 1990's.

Where is Ken now?
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Postby russ » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:41 pm

My friends and i often wondered about Ken Manners. I luckly saw him one day playing a gig in a city centre amusements. Couldn't believe my eyes. We thought he just appeared at the bar on a sunday for a quick drink.
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Postby thegazman » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:15 am

i have been a regular in the star(a real glasgow pub) for 8 years. and will ask the patrons for photos and storys of ken manners and the star bar..PS inside the bar they have a genuine SUNDAY MAIL PUB OF THE MONTH AWARD MIRROR from 1986!!!!
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Postby russ » Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:15 pm

Yeah that would be great. I keep meaning to pop in for a pint and ask about photos but I'm always heading somewhere else.

Thanks
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Postby Bex Bissell » Mon Oct 24, 2005 1:24 pm

Done the cheapest 3 course lunch anywhere bar none, 30 bob, £1.50 in new money but I'm going back 15-18 years now.
There probably was more nutritional value in the handfull of change you handed over for it and it was stricktly for the person with a totally cast iron constitution. The soup I recall was like water knocked stupid, and the mash totties, barffff! they copuld have used Smash, ye cannae go wrong wi that.
Place was full of corpy bus drivers necking a quick haulf n haulf between routes.
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Postby russ » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:13 pm

Inflation has taken it's toll and it is now £1.80. Mmm!!! Orange Juice starter. Haha!!
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Postby Bex Bissell » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:03 pm

Thats a 20% increase, and it's still remarkable value.
In fact beak it down, thats and increase of 1.3% year on year, well under the inflation rate.
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Postby russ » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:03 pm

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Postby russ » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:07 am

Gazman. Any luck with pics?
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Postby JoeyCape » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:04 pm

If I remember correctly Ken Manners was replaced by the double act of Robert and May Millar.
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Postby cumbo » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:05 pm

I think thats right,The millars used to play accross the road at Mc Nees
utill it became that mad fish and chip shop/pub.What was that called?
(Now empty site next to Plaza ballroom)
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Postby russ » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:11 pm

I need photos. O_O Anyone?
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Postby shuttle534 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:18 am

Is Ken still with us? or is that the reason his stint ended!!
I used to pass it quite often with my friends. we were to young to get into the pub at the time. Never went when I had the chance.
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Postby Bex Bissell » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:21 am

cumbo wrote:I think thats right,The millars used to play accross the road at Mc Nees
utill it became that mad fish and chip shop/pub.What was that called?
(Now empty site next to Plaza ballroom)

I used to work down the road from Mcnees and would go in there after work on quite a few occasions and your right that Rab n May did play in there for a bit, god she wiz a big wummin and what a mouth on it 8O , ye widnae want to disturb her when she was beltin out one of her numbers. ie move, blink, take a drink etc.. or she'd be oan tae you, if you offered any kind of response I'm sure she'd have invited you outside to attend a clearing the air session.
"Haw, SSHHH, Ah bit o quiet fir the turn noo" was a shout often heard in jest.
I think they were booked for "entertainment" and stewarding duties.
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