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Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:57 pm
by Ship called Dignity
Was speaking to someone the other day who mentioned the photo of the Sceptres that I posted recently.

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He went on to mentioned other bands down the years.

One was the Mysterians (Spelling?)

I thought this might be a good thread to see which bands people can remember and if they have any photos.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:47 pm
by DOUBLE A
Could be the start of a good thread

Remember a band in late 80's called Wishful Thinking, from memory think Za Mitchell, Alan Hutchison, Paul McGougan and Paul Craig all played with them but might be wrong :? , think they payed in a kind of Live Aid type gig in the Vic alomg with other local bands, if anyone could help with the correct line up it would be good to jog my old memory :oops:

Would also be good to know the line up from the early days of the Wee Toon Tellers :?:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:07 am
by £3.73
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:41 am
by amron
Debbie? was Deborah Kerr :D
The Tellers played at Michelles wedding in Ballachullish and were reportedly still playing when the couple went of on Honeymoon the following day :D :D
Their performance there was legendary :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:34 pm
by DOUBLE A
Thanks for the reply £3.73, think the Wishful Thinking 1 line up up was the one i remember, have also vauge memories of Honest as Thieves.

Wonder if whoever has the Video of the Live aid Gig thing could somehow get them on You tube, would be good to see that.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:58 am
by dunc99
The group that I remember from the Victoria Hall dances in the late 60s was the Zodiacs.

I can't remember any of the members, but I recall that they did once make a record. I heard it being played on Radio Clyde? (it was a pirate radio broadcasting from a ship). The record never did much. They were managed by Alex McMillan (who owned the Gents outfitters shop in the town).

The group seemed to fade away are were replaced at the dances by the Sceptres.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:49 pm
by amron
Double A the original Wee Toon Tellers were Debbie, Cabo, Michelle, Davie and Georgia :D :D Roughly 1987

They started off on Sunday nights in the Feathers and Thursdays in the Parahandy they were then joined by Archie and Alex McAllister Dave Bisset and Ross Kennedy.
Cammie and Colin joined in as well and many a good night was had by all 8) 8)

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:46 pm
by gillette
8) The Zodiacs line up was Norman Stewart David Lang Andy Muir Jock Graham and Ian lang They played all over Argyll

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:40 pm
by EMDEE
I believe we have a copy of the Zodiacs' 45rpm record in the house. :D

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:58 am
by dougie
the original members of the mysterians were jan mohammed,stanley sexton,jimmy mcnaughton,james mckinven.some others included kenneth morrison,chris blair and flo mclellan.it should be noted that they were managed by alex mcmillan who was the production manager at andrew douglas clothing factory[recently known as jaeger] and not the person as stated previously.i hope to have some old photos to show soon of them

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:04 am
by History
dougie wrote:i hope to have some old photos to show soon of them


Look forward to that.

I remember Chris Blair was the lead singer with the Mysterians when he worked in Andrew Douglas's.

Wasn't Sweeney Copping in one of the bands? Early sixties

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:19 am
by petewick
Remember a cracker of a photo we had of the Mysterians on the wall
of my work area in Jaeger.
One of my former workmates there had a rake of them, I think he even co-managed the group
with Alec MacMillan.

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:30 am
by dougie
http://groups.msn.com/Mysterians/shoebox.msnw

If anyone has troubles opening the above link, please message me and I will try to e-mail them to you. These are 2 pictures of the Mysterians.

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:20 am
by bill
Great pics Dougie.

Certainly brings back memories of going to the dancing in The Vic/Town Hall/"Bowry",way back in the 60's.

One of the guys in the group was known as "Prof",short for professor,owing to him being so brainy.If my memory serves me right I think it was Jimmy McNaughton. :?


"There's a place I can't let go
Holding all the dreams I used to know."

Re: Music Groups from Kintyre

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:01 am
by petewick
That's right Bill, Jimmy was known as the prof, think he worked in telecommunications after leaving
the town according to "The Sheik"