Although London has always been the music capital of the UK, Liverpool (the Beatles and others) and Glasgow have made significant contributions since at least the 1950s. Al Stewart
was born in Glasgow; as was Alex Harvey
(the Scottish Tommy Steele); and the commercial 1960-70s group The Marmalade.
The band Gun
was formed in 1987, and broke through two years later with a single Better Days
and the album Taking On The World
. They received a lot of airplay, and certainly lived up to the hype, but where are they now?
Well, they've never quite gone away, even after they split up, and four years ago they were back. On Wednesday, September 12 they will be playing their home town, followed by dates at Ipswich, Oxford and then not London but Paris, Amsterdam and Krefeld, Germany.
If you can't see them, check out their website and some of the excellent material on YouTube.