Obituaries for the late, great George Gallacher are finally coming through although it’s disappointing that so many seem to have basic errors in them.
Nevertheless, here they all are and I’ll add more as I find them:
The Scotsman – George’s birthday was actually 21 October and not 21 September as originally listed. Otherwise excellent piece by Richie Unterberger.
The Evening Times (Glasgow) – The photo caption in the paper itself (above) is wrong. Tony is the only one that is correct. George is second from the right and Alan Weir wasn’t actually in the photograph. The guy on the far right is Jim Breakey who replaced Alan. Words by Fiona Mackay.
The Glaswegian – Quote attributed to Fraser Watson was actually from Tony Myles, who IS the only surviving member of The Poets. Words by Emma Smith.
The Herald – Words by Allan Brown
Another piece by Allan Brown, this time for The Scotsman, published on Saturday 1 September 2012.
A wonderful piece from Roy Moller on his Pleasures of the Harbor blog, published Tuesday 4 September 2012.
“Those of my mates who know me will be aware that many years ago, in a land far far away, I was a member of a group that emerged from Scotland. I was privileged to be amongst some of the most talented guys in the business and they showed me the path to creativity for which I have been eternally grateful. Far too soon they have been summoned to play in the ultimate rock band and with the sudden death yesterday of GEORGE GALLACHER I am now the only remaining member of the original POETS. Just a few years ago the remaining four of us decided to plan a get-together – then before it happened there were only three of us. Then two. Now there is no one to get together with. One of our fans is quoted as saying – “Life is what happens when you’re making plans” . . . . . Tony Myles
Credit to John Cavanagh and The Poets Facebook page (run by Tony Myles) for spotting the errors.