In 1973, Billy
Connolly, then on the Folk Circuit, plays a Gig at the Blantyre
Youth Club where my Brother John (Billy has his arm round him) was
a Youth Club Leader.
Billy came a
day early for the concert and was invited by the Youth Club Team
for a beer to Craigs on the corner of Stonefield Road where he held
court (a free show of jokes and stories) he returned next evening
to play concert all for a 50p ticket
was centre manager, John Sim was a youth club leader along with
Nan Macfarlane (not in picture) other bands that played that night
were Braidislea and Schiehallion.
Here are some
names in the picture:
(married Jim), Bill Sherry, Christine Gillespie, Davy Forrest, Chic Ashbridge,
Geordie Jamieson, Jim Pollock (Poco), Peter McCafferty, Liz Cather...
I remember that night very well, in fact myself Jim Sweeney and John had a bit of a jam session with Billy way into the early hours of the morning. Another name in the picture is Bill Sherry, back row between Jim and Christine.
Would you possibly have a copy of the original picture you could mail me.