This entire work is respectfully dedicated to my late and very much loved and missed parents:
Joan Flett Neilson Mather (aka Dora Gourlay) my inspiration and life guide.
William Watson Marr Gourlay (aka Bill Gourlay) my mentor and a much respected cinema manager with 'JB Milne' & 'Caledonian Associated Cinemas', particularly in Dunfermline.
My thanks go to:
My lovely wife Margaret & remarkable daughter Tegan for their loving support, encouragement, tolerance & patience over the initial 11 months I spent researching & building the initial site and all the subsequent years of upkeep/additions when I really ought to have been doing housework & DIY!
My brother Ian AM Gourlay for instilling a passion in me for interesting music which has informed and enriched my every day.
My life-long respected and closest of friends Dr Neill Martin who continues to open my ears to the possibilities contained in music of all sorts and has done since we were nine years old. Truly a natural teacher!
The staff of the Local History Department of The Central Carnegie Library in Dunfermline, Fife and in particular, Helen Penman. The vast majority of the gig data was gleaned from a three-month, page by page trawl through 70 years of our local weekly newspaper 'The Dunfermline Press' held in the 35mm microfilm archive of the Local History Dept of our fantastic Carnegie Central Library (the first Carnegie Library in the world and one of the best libraries in Scotland). During my semi-residence there I was most ably assisted by their friendly and highly professional staff. If it's been a while since you were last there, you're missing out on a great resource. As they say, "use it or lose it"
The many webmasters, published authors and members of the public who have contributed to this site. Their generous assistance is invaluable and they can be seen listed below.
Thank you Anon!
I have several anonymous benefactors who have regularly sent me nuggets of missing data and links to other sites containing some of the outstanding information I need for this site, especially the more obscure stuff that takes a great deal of dedicated time & effort to find.
I'm really so grateful for this assistance and would like to recognise them and add their names to my list of valued contributors below so I'd ask that they make themselves known to me, however I also respect their desire for anonymity should they wish not to reveal their identity.
Meantime I'll just list them here as 'The Anonymous Contributor(s)' and say, "Thank you all very much indeed!"
Cheers, enjoy the site ...
Title & Author
'No More Heroes' by Alex Ogg
'Are Ye Dancin' by Eddie Tobin & Martin Keilty
'SAHB Story' by Martin Keilty
SAHB & associated
'Apollo Memories' by Martin Keilty
|'Big Noise' by Martin Keilty||Various|
'The Rhythm Method' by Nicky Forbes
The Rezillos / The Revillos
'Blue Suede Brogans' by Jim Wilkie
'Minstrels, Poets and Vagabonds' by Robert Fields
'British Hit Singles & Albums' (Guinness)
'Fit Like, New York?' by Peter Innes
'The Great Rock Discography' by Martin C. Strong
'The Great Scots Musicography' by Martin C. Strong
'The Great Alternative & Indie Discography' by Martin C. Strong
'The History of Scottish Rock & Pop' by Brian Hogg
'The Tapestry of Delights - Revisited' by Vernon Joynson
'If I Was' by Midge Ure
Ultravox / Various
'This Day in Music' by Neil Cossar
'Alternative Rock' by Dave Thompson
'Kingdom Come' (Dunfermline fanzine) by Johnny Waller