The Whole Story of The Famous Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline (now in its 78th Year!)


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1. Specific Information & or Images Wanted: (roughly in date order)

    Biography information about any of the bands that don't yet have a Biogz page entry Tell me here!

    I'm still looking for a copy of issue 17 of 'Kingdom Come' (music fanzine) if it was ever released? to complete my set.

    Do you have any images of the frontage of Night Magic?  Mail them to me please!

    What on earth were Lord Caesar Sutch & The Roman Empire like on stage in 1966? Tell me here!

    I'm particularly interested in ticket stubs / photographs & memories of Cream's gig on Sunday 9th July 1967 and David Bowie on Sunday 9th November 1969. Could you send me a scan of yours?

    Can you recall an appearance by Roger Whittaker probably sometime in the late sixties? Tell me here!

    Can you recall an appearance by Kenny Lynch? Tell me here!

    Can you recall an appearance by Gemini's Children? (The band members where Tony Divers - vocals, Alan Smith - bass, Gerry - drums, and Les -guitar). Tell me here!

    Can you tell me anything about 'The Candy Bar'? Tell me here!

    Did Charybdis ever play at the Kinema? Tell me here!

    Were The Vibrators ever booked but failed to appear after an internal dispute (perhaps mid 78)? Tell me here!

    Did 'Blue Bitch' ever play the Kinema ... around 1980 ... maybe with Abnormal Load?

    Is there any truth to the story that an additional electric power source was required for one of The Who's performances? Tell me here!

    Can you remember when/if 'Morgan McVey' played the ballroom? It would have been 1986 or 1987. They had an unsuccessful single called 'Looking Good Diving'. Tell me here!

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2. General Information Wanted:

    Additions: Such as who were the three bands that played on New Year's Day 1967?

    Alterations: Such as "They couldn't play that night, so The Other Band played twice instead".

    Deletions: Such as "the band didn't turn up to play the ballroom that night because their van broke down".

    Memories: Of any sort from 1938 to date whether they relate to a specific band or date or not, as long as there's a ballroom connection of some sort.

    Notifications: Such as "The link to Nazareth's biog isn't working"

    Images: Of anything ballroom related.

    Opinions: Such as "Congratulations, what a fantastic site, you've changed my life!" etc.

    Suggestions: As to how the site could be better (obviously I'm not serious!).

    Anything ballroom related really.

All constructive input gratefully received. (Credit will of course be given for anything used).

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