Monday, 8 June 2009


Jim Wilkie as author, has written many books, but I'm going to mention just 2 in particular because they contain lots of interesting retro reading material.
This one here "Blue Suede Brogans" gives a glimpse into the Scottish music scene, with Dundee in the 60's & 70's getting quite a sizable coverage.
Some musicians get their own individual chapter, giving an insight into what life in a band was like back in the day. Locals such as Doug Martin, Donnie Coutts, Mike Fraser and Michael Marra all give their personal account, while various Average White Band members and Edwyn Collins recall their links with Duncan of Jordanstone Art College.
The book was published in 1991 so may need a bit of detective work to find a copy, but it's well worth tracking down and occupying a place on the bookshelf.
Also has loads of rare photographs.


  1. Just discovered the library has it so going to order it online and collect it. Definitely sounds like a good read.

  2. I tried Amazon but at almost £30, am afraid its a no go for me :(