The Maryland Club
Several Scottish bands played during the sixties, including The Beatstalkers, Studio Six, Dream Police and Dean Ford and the Gaylords (who went on to become Marmalade). TV programmes like Ready Steady Go, Juke Box Jury and of course Radio Luxembourg popularised soul and blues, which was embraced by British artists — Amen Corner, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, who all played the club. From 1969 the demographic changed and the emphasis was on blues, blues-rock, folk-rock and jazz-rock. Scottish bands included Writing on the Wall, Beggars Opera, Crusade, East West, 1500 Flying Hours and Aegis. The biggest crowds were for Muddy Waters and Tony Williams’ Lifetime. Muddy Waters appeared with his full Chicago Blues Band two nights in a row. Jack Bruce was the bassist in Lifetime.
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Presented by Thom McKeown