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Thread #115584   Message #2753850
Posted By: GUEST,Matt Watkinson
27-Oct-09 - 04:14 PM
Thread Name: Remember Colin Scot?
Subject: RE: Remember Colin Scot?
I wrote the liner notes for the re-issue of Scot's first album (which I bought on its original release.) I was delighted that so many of the people featured on it were prepared to contribute. Sadly, I suspect its comparative lack of success financially suggests we won't be seeing the other two re-released. BUT...they'd sell well, I think. I knew him pretty well as a result of his many visits to Scarborough's Penthouse (original and best, accept no substitute) and I note contributions here from Harvey Andrews and Dr. Allan Taylor. Derek Brimstone in his memoir speaks extensively of his exploits with Scot...worth checking out as Derek writes wonderfully and was a good mate. I never did manage to contact Leslie and would also dearly love to locate Hans and Paddy, who ran the Melkweg in Amsterdam in the early 1970s and who also knew him well. It's wonderful to find this site and I'd be happy to hear from anyone with memories of this special geezer. Because Scotty was a "geezer" in the best sense, not as some spiv but as a bloke with a (sadly, fatal) zest for life and its excesses. I still believe he would have found gretaer fame had he lived, tough this is academic. You can contact me via myspace (penthouse) or facebook (matt watkinson) and even as plinthcharles@live.com Don't delay! And thank you all for giving me such wonderful memories to read and re-read. Best wishes, Matt Watkinson