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Clyde Valley Stompers
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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
Comments:
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
Hi
I'm the daughter of Gordon John sinton, vivienne, he was also called and known as Johnny Sinton, he played the banjo/guitar in the Stompers in the 50's, he still doing great at 81yrs old, as child I was fascinated by Mary's voice, I was weaned on jazz music and feel very proud of my dad who is still playing today, he's fantastic for his age, but only plays at barmitzfas, weddings and funerals lol.. he had a first cut album that had hand written sleeve of the band that he used to play regularly as I grew up.. really great to.
Added by Vivienne Melville was Sinton on 11 April 2020
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