Sunday, April 01, 2012

Some Scottish stuff and other Videos

Maggie Reilly sang with a Glasgow band named Cado Belle and was picked up, when they moved to London, by Mike Oldfield, to do Moonlight Shadow. She is Maggie Bell's cousin and has made several solo albums.
Maggie Bell was the front singer for Stone the Crows, another Glasgow band. Jimmy McCulloch went on to join Wings with Paul McCartney among other things. Unfortunately at a gig, Les Harvey, was electrocuted, by a mic with a bad earth, dieing on stage. He was Alex Harvey's brother, who sang in the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, formerly known as the Kinning Park Ramblers. Maggie married an Architect and quit, moving to the Canaries to live. She popped back to do Hold Me with BJ Robertson and the Hazel TV Theme and of course the Taggart Theme. She has started gigging again and the video is from a gi at the Ferry in Glasgow, which is a real ferry which was used to go from Renfrew to Clydebank in it's day.
John Martyn is an adopted Scot, who was born in Berkshire, in England. A hard drinker, he never made a single record, always albums. He lost his leg, eventually, moved to Ireland, for tax reasons and was well liked by serious musicians like David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
Glasgow in particular, Scotland in general has produced a long line of Pop and Rock Singers and bands over the decades way out of any proportion to the population. Sorry if I miss any out, I'm sorry but here goes.........

Sensational Alex Harvey Band (called Kinning Park Ramblers)  Simple Minds (called Johnny and the Self Abusers)  Wet Wet Wet (reforming for Glasgow Green in June) Stone the Crows  The Poets (signed by Andrew Logue Oldham)  Maggie Bell   Annie Lennox (Aberdeen)     Jim Diamond    Cado Belle   Nazereth ( Dunfermline,Fife) Deacon Blue  Orange Juice The Proclaimers (Kircaldy,Fife) Frankie Miller  The Bluebells   Paulo Nutini (Paisley) Aneka   Kelly Marie (Paisley) BJ Robertson  Tam White   Goodbye Mr Mackenzie   Marmalade (called Dean Ford and the Gaylords)    Bay City Rollers   Pilot  Lulu Sheena Easton    Keane  Snow Patrol  Stealer's Wheel   Gerry Rafferty (Paisley)      Altered Images     Donavan   The Humblebums  Susan Boyle    Leon Jackson   Sandi Thom    Amy MacDonald (billed as The lovely)  ?)  KT Tunstall    Barbara Dickson   Clair Grogan   Aztec Camera  Texas   Blue Sharleen Spiteri   Travis   H2O  BMX Bandits   Franz Ferdinand Slik  Midge Ure  the Skids  Eddi Reader   Big Country
Cocteau Twins  Teenage Fanclub   Begger's Opera   Biffy Clyro   the Fratellis  Del Amitri Primal Scream    Jesus and Mary Chain   Glasvegas  Runrig
There are gazillions of other bands that played here and there but never really made it !
Slik changed their name and did that durge Vienna  but I'm damned if I can remember the new name. Got it on utube Ultravox  but I think they brought in Londoners so don't count

I'll add more names as I remember them!!
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