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Clyde Valley Stompers

This is a publicity photo but it has been hand dated on the back Oct 21st 58
I am told they were a very popular band and visited Orkney often.
Picture added on 20 January 2007
I was an avid fan of the C.V.S. in the early to late 50, s.I asked Mary Mc Gowan to dance with me at at Dance/concert in AYR, after dancing with Mary I was a hero around my buddies, can anyone tell me how I can source some early recordings of C.V.S.with Mary as vocalist.
Added by John Greenwood on 12 February 2007
Can`t comment on this picture but I remember standing in Brodick,Arran in the early 60`s and listening to a 20min. drum solo from C.V.S drummer. OH HAPPY DAYS.
Added by Eileen Watt on 22 May 2011
I remember them playing at a dance in the Stromness town hall. That could have been 58 ?. The Stromness band gave them a spell half way through, I remember that was my first shot on a 20" ride cymbal. We got tickets for their dance in the Cosmo the following night, and that same autographed photo. I have an LP of the band if anwbody would like it ! Ron Marwick
Added by Ron Marwick on 23 May 2011
Bet your shoulder-pads weren't as wide Ron.
Anonymous comment added on 25 May 2011
Hi - it was great to find this photo. I am Mary McGowan's son, and she is still alive and doing fine, living in Glasgow. I will have a look for earlier music, that was asked about, and let you know. I don't suppose you can share more stories or photos, can you?!
Added by Brian Menzies on 10 January 2015
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