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Local Cinemas & Theatres

Grace Graham's Kinema Autographs from 1965
Kinema Autographs

Fife's first ever music fanzine / punkzine published in Dunfermline 1977-1979 - Read them here.
Local Fanzine

Scottish Beat Groups Promotional Brochure from 1964
60s Scottish Bands

Visit Dunfermline - What's On in & around Dunfermline
Promoting Dunfermline

Local Promoter

Recommended PC Repairs & Windows Support
Local PC Doc

Dunfermline's Weekly Local Newspaper
Local Newspaper

What About Us: A Rocklopaedia of Britian's Other Recording Groups, 1962-1966
Recommended Book

Biographies of The Rezillos, The Scars, The Skids, Trax & The Valves and many, many more appear in this wonderful book by Alex Ogg
Recommended Book

'Are Ye Dancin'? (The story of Scotlandís dance halls, rockíníroll and how yer Da met yer Maw)í
Recommended Book

Dunfermline's Wonderful Weather!

In Memory of Stuart Adamson



Links to sites used for direct source material or research are to be found on my Sources page.

This is a list of links to other sites which are either only tenuously related or entirely unrelated to KinemaGigz but I thought you may enjoy them anyway.

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Venues    Dunfermline City    Music Info    Local Bands/Musicians    Misc

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Live Music Venues A-Z (Some local, Some not / Some active, Some not)

Alhambra Theatre - Theatre & Live Music Venue - Dunfermline, Fife

Apollo - Cinema & Live Music Venue (demolished) - Glasgow

Ballerina Ballroom - Live Music Venue - Nairn

Barrowland Ballroom - Live Music Venue - Glasgow

California Ballroom - Live Music Venue (demolished) - Dunstable Bedfordshire

Carnegie Hall (The Original One) - Theatre - Dunfermline, Fife

Club Tropicana - The 80s & Retro Music Venue - Dunfermline, Fife

Fat Sam's - Live Music Venue & Nightclub - Dundee

The Granary - Live music venue 1968-1988 - Bristol

Ironworks - Live Music Venue - Inverness

Liquid Room - Nightclub & Live Music Venue - Edinburgh

Marquee Club - Live Music Venue - London

PJ's - Pub / Music Venue - Dunfermline, Fife

Rothes Halls - Theatre & Live Music Venue - Glenrothes, Fife

Strathpeffer Pavilion - Live Music Venue - Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Highland

Top Twenty Club - Live music venue - Bridgewater Somerset

Two Red Shoes Ballroom - Live Music Venue - Elgin

Velocity - Official Site - Dunfermline, Fife (now obsolete)

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Dunfermline City A-Z

Annals of Dunfermline - Dunfermline's History 1069 - 1745

Friends of the Glen - Volunteers working to maintain & improve various aspects of Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline

Dunfermline -  A Historical Perspective of the 1880s

Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects - Dunfermline's History, Heritage & Archaeology

Dunfermline Info - General Information

Dunfermline Press - Current Local Weekly Newspaper Online

Pittencrieff Park - Information site about our the wonderful park in Dunfermline (aka 'The Glen')

Save Our Glen - Campaign site to illustrate the importance of Pittencrieff Park (The Glen) Dunfermline

Scotland's Enchanting Kingdom - Fife and all it has to offer, including Dunfermline

Theatres in Dunfermline, Scotland - A detailed history of Dunfermline's theatres (Highly Recommended)

Undiscovered Dunfermline - General Information about Dunfermline with some quality photographs

Visit Dunfermline - General Information about Dunfermline

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Music Information A-Z (Some featured, Some not - All recommended)

2iscoffeebar - The Birthplace of British Rock - an online archive of more than a 1/3rd of a million vinyl 7" singles / 45s

Bathgate Bands - Info about bands from Bathgate such as Jody, TNT, Sloopy & Radiation (inspired by KinemaGigz!)

Brighton Beat - Dedicated to the city's musicians, bands and music scene of the swinging sixties

BrumBeat - West Midlands Groups of the 1960s

Coda.UK - 60s & 70s Music Scene in Hertfordshire

Dunfermline Folk Club - Active club with regular events & gigs

Edin Photo - Fascinating collection of photographs and reminiscences of Edinburgh including many about live music

Edinburgh Gig Archive - The place to find out who played where and when in the Scottish capital

Fenderstrat - Cumbrian Bands of the sixties & seventies

ForgottenBands - Obscure Bands Of The 50's & 60's

Glasband 80 - The history of the pub/rock scene in Glasgow circa 1980

Hobo - A to Z of Coventry Bands - The Music Scene of 1960s Cambridge

Irish Showbands - Website dedicated to the Irish showbands and much much more

Jockrock - Self-explanatory really

Kent Gigs - Bands and gigs in the County of Kent

Kernow Beat - Cornwall music scene in the 60s & 70s

Liverpool Beat Forum - The Liverpool Beat Forum

Manchester Beat - Celebrating the North-West's incredible 60s music scene

Marmalade Skies - The home of British Psychedelia

Mersey Beat Nostalgia - The site includes a mixture of well known 1960ís groups

Musiclincs - Scunthorpe & Grimsby Bands

Radio London - The home of Radio London

ReadySteadyGirls - European female singers of the 1960s

Rocking Scots - Some Scottish bands' Biographies

Scotbands - Lists of bands & Musicians

Swindon Music Scene - Spotlighting Swindon's Musical Heritage

Top Twenty Club - A history of artists that appeared at Bridgwater's Town Hall - 1960-1966

Weekend Rev - One of Fife's Premier Live Music Promoters

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Local Bands / Musicians A-Z

Big Country - Official

Bruce and Jamie Watson - Official

The Falcons - Official

Nazareth - Official

The Rezillos - Official - Official - Fans' - Fans'

White China - Official

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Miscellaneous A-Z

Castle Leisure Group - Stirling-based one-time owners of 'Velocity'

DAFC Off-Topic Forum - Most active local forum for all discussions (not football)

Easy PC Tweaks - Recommended Local PC Doc

Heart and Sound - Youth work and Media project based in Dunfermline.

Nostalgia Central - Everything you ever wanted to know about the past five decades of popular culture

Scotlinks - Links to Scottish web sites

Scottish Cinemas - Information relating to Scottish Cinemas

Talisman Films Scotland - Dunfermline based video production group

TwoThumbsFresh - Photographer Colin McQuillen

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