A lot of venues like The Burns Howff, Maxwell Plumbs and The Dalriada have been demolished since but we do have pictures of some of the venues or the buildings where the venues used to be.
The Dial Inn…(West Regent street now called Potters)The legendary Dial Inn, One of the most popular venues on the live band circuit it hosted bands every night of the week and also had afternoon performances and in it’s heyday was the main place to play for most of the best bands in and around Glasgow
….(The building burned down in December 2006)
The Heathery Bar
Above , Scheme playing Auchinlea in 1982
The Auchinlea rock concert
The Dolphins 1983
Refurbished Bandstand 2015
Right The Loch Lomond Rock Festival
Photo from the 1980 concert held over 2 days on June 21st and 22nd
… (Renfield street)
The Centaur bar
The Doune Castle
The Lincoln Inn
(Great Western road)
Below, The Muscular Arms (the corner of West George street and West Nile street), it is now a Pizza Hut, the bar would have been on the ground level and the bands played in the upstairs lounge.
Dodger (who came from Cumbernauld ) played here as well as Shoot the Moon and The Dolphins
This map is from the inside sleeve of local band Sneaky Pete’s first single “Night Time In The City” from1980
Below , A list of the main live band venues in the mid 80s
Above..A rare photo of Rab Mathieson Poet and Writer, his play G34 OJX went on to win awards at The Edinburgh Fringe in 1982. (Rab is the guy with the beard to the left of the girl walking past) Gary Lewis was in that play and went on to become the actor he is today, The Band in the background are called Syndicate who won the Easterhouse battle of the bands to play at the first Auchinlea rockfest in 1982.
The Burns Howff
West Regent Street
Situated on Clyde Street across the road from
Custom House Quay Bandstand, Easterhouse band Scheme played here every Saturday afternoon from around 1983 to 1989.
Maxwell Plumbs featured heavily in The Scheme 1986 Documantary Innocent As Hell.