Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom is to create a ‘hall of fame’, honouring the bands and promoters who have over the years helped establish the venue’s reputation as one of the world’s top gigging destinations.
The plan is for inductees to have their names ona plaque hung inside the venue, with the likes of Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Big Country mooted as potential recipients of the honour, alongside promoters Regular Music.
The plan is the brainchild of stagehand Bill Coyle, who has worked at the east end hall for more that 30 years, and is inviting punters to suggest possible inductees.
Talking to the Evening Times, he said: “There are bands we want to involve who have a strong affinity with the Barrowlands – like Simple Minds, who filmed the video for Waterfront here, and Stiff Little Fingers.
“Paul Weller has also been approached and is getting back to us.”
Meanwhile, there’s no further news on the Jim Lambie-designed “album spine” pathway which celebrates the 2000+ acts who have played the venue, which has still set to be relocated from its current home near Glasgow Cross, following the decision by Glasgow City Council to close Barrowland Park and build shops on it.