Sunday, 26 April 2009

DAVE SINCLAIR ON DRUMS

Dave Sinclair was in a Dundee band called The Esplins. He joined the outfit in the early 60's and played regularly up at the Admiral in Camperdown Road. As a matter of fact, The Esplins at one stage, held the record for the longest residency for a band playing in Dundee. A whopping 15 years at the Admiral!. Any other local band managed to beat that since?
After his stint in The Esplins, Dave went on to do backing for various cabaret acts around town.
The ad under the snap is from an old Evening Telegraph I have, dated March 1977.

10 comments:

  1. Bobby Barty(ex-Black Diamonds)has been resident at the Dee Club Lochee for more tan 30 years.

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  2. Well that's pretty impressive it has to be said!

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  3. Remember Bill Stott, their charismatic lead singer. Dundee's very own Frank Sinatra ....his come-to-bed eyes and slick showmanship could charm the kecks off an OAP at 40 yards.

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    1. Bill stott was my grandad I was young when he passed so I never did get to hear him sing but my mum tells me he was loved throughout dundee.

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  4. Hiya think this is brill to see ! im lisa mckell ronnie mckell daughter from black diamonds he was great dad when i was young kid and would like to stay in touch with you folks its brill havn somethng close to my dad bless you and him god love ...xx

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  5. HI BILL STOTT WAS MY DAD, GREAT ENTERTAINER, ASWELL AS BEING A GREAT DAD, MISS HIM LOADS HE PASSED IN 2000, DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE LADY THAT SANG WITH MY DAD AND ESPLINS, HER NAME WAS MARGARET, SHE WAS FAB AT SHIRLEY BASSEY ,HEARD SHE WAS GREAT ON MOUTHORGAN TOO, IF ANYONE DOES REMEMBER, MAYBE HAS A PHOTO, ID LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM, MARGARET WAS MY MUM SHE PASSED AWAY WHEN I WAS 8YRS, SADLY DONT HAVE ANY PHOTOS, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A PHOTO OF HER. THEIR LOVING DAUGHTER ALEXIS

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  6. Got a photo o the black diamonds as in bobby Barry jnr

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  7. don't know how to get it on here..help?

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  8. I'm afraid Retro Dundee ended in 2011 and so no more uploads will be considered.

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  9. The original Esplins line up if i remember was James Father and son and Cathy daughter is that correct?

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