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Latest arrival in 2018 - Maverix - Photo (c) John Young
John took this photo c.1963/64 outside the Dungeon Club in Barrhead where they were due to play.
He assures us that no band members came to grief during this enthusiastic photo shoot!
Note the Elf and Safety conscious lad on the far right hand side. Flat, non-slip soles on his boots plus a two handed grip on his colleague.
Though Gerry Rafferty was the most famous ex.member John thinks it was another couple of years after this that he joined.
Joe Egan may be third from the right.
Apparently, the band struggled to insist that they be billed as "Maverix" and not "The Maverix" or "The Mavericks"
Can anyone add any more names?
Arrived in 2015 - The Sabres and The Kimbos
The Kimbos - What a great, typically fun pic of a smartly dressed early '60s group.
Taken by John Young at the Olympia in East Kilbride - to the best of his recollection.
Anymore info on the Kimbos welcomed.
Fast forward to circa '65/'66 and here's a fantastic pic of those times and fashions.
The Sabres - long hair, Cuban heels and moody looks.
The others seem to be wondering why the guy on the far right has brought them out to see a milk bottle with twigs sticking out of it.
Taken at the back of a community hall somewhere in the Glasgow area is all the photographer John Young can recall.
Can anyone add any more info? Yes they can!
In 2016, Gordon McFall points out that the bloke on the left is singer Ian Clews prior to his move to the Pathfinders.
Chris McClure and The Section - pic from Alex Scott.
Salvation - pic from Alex Scott.
The Rollers circa 1970 - Derek Longmuir, Billy Lyall, Alan Longmuir, Davie Paton, Nobby Clark - pic from Alex Scott
A pic of Johnny Law and the MI5 (MacBeat finalists 1964) - from Stuart Prentice.
Here's a pic of
Chris McClure (him with the tambourine) in an early band. Courtesy of
Robin Gilmour. It seems to have been obligatory for just about every band
in those days to have a Hank Marvin/Buddy Holly lookalike.
Pic of 'Psycle' courtesy of Bill Briceland
The Jaygars, Scotland's
youngest group around 1965. In the line up Jimmy McCulloch of Thunderclap
Newman, John Mayall, Stone the Crows, Blue, Paul McCartney and the Small
Faces. Also one Bill McGowan, collector of great music and contributor to
Rockingscots. Who, other than Pete Townsend, wants to add anything to
embellish these fantastic pics from Bill's collection??
OK L.T. we give in. What we know about Studio Six could go on the back of a stamp so someone please write in and add what you can to supplement our few pics. Chris McClure's cousin was a member and they had some singles out (got a couple on CD - not bad). Is that it?
Below - Barrowland Ballroom Ad.
Note the 'Book that bus now' bit. Gives you the idea of how things were - groups of lassies, and some blokes maybe organised coach parties from the hinterland outside Glasgow for a night out at the Barrowland ballroom.
Next 5 pics from Stuart Prentice's collection.
The keen eyed will spot that this lot are technically from
England but if the SFA can let in Berwick then so can we.
The front two look like they might be brothers - the 'Crazy Craigs' themselves no doubt.
Barrowland Wednesday night favourites
This lot doing the Shadows steps are the Ardennes playing the Rockarama
in Leven, Fife.
Finally - The Jacobeats from the early 60s. Absolutely fantastic.
Mind you, it's obvious that not every man has the legs for a kilt.
Anyone recognise the abbey?
Brief biog of them from 'Fit like New York' at: http://www.kinemagigz.com/'j'.htm#The%20Jacobeats