Here's a quirky item of Dundee music trivia from the 70's that may get a few locals scratching their head!
Around 1970 Dundee band, Thynglechime, appeared on TV talent show "Opportunity Knocks", hosted by Hughie Green.
At the time, my cousin was drummer in The Jacques who was one of the other bands who took part in the auditions for the local heat.
Thynglechime won the Dundee contest though and made it onto the show. Not only that but they actually went on to win the TV show 2 weeks on the trot.
However, performing on national television in front of millions doesn't appear to have done their career much good because I put THYNGLECHIME into Google search and got absolutely nothing!
So if any of you knowledgeable Dundonians can fill in a few details on this mystery band with the groovy name, feel free to pass on the any info you have into the comments.
Then a little later in the 70's, it was the turn of local outfit, Tivvy, to make an appearance on the show.
Again I have no info on this band or information as to how they did on the night - so over to you to fill in the details.