Sunday, November 30, 2014

Blues Council: What Will I Do

The Blues Council were reckoned to be one of the best Scottish bands of their era, but they released only one single. This track is the B-side of Baby Don't Look Down.

This short career came about because in 1965 their van crashed while they were touring and their bass player and singer both died.

The bass player was James Giffen and the singer was Fraser Calder. He is no relation as far as I know, but I thought he should be remembered on this blog.

In 1972, when a member of Stone the Crows, the Blues Council's guitarist Les Harvey died on stage at the Top Rank Suite, Swansea, when he was electrocuted by a faulty microphone.

The Blues Council's drummer Henry Wright is still with us and has contributed to a website on the band's history and that era in Scottish music.


Squirrel Nutkin said...

"The Blues Council's drummer Henry Wright is still with us..."

So are you hinting that they are the opposite of Spinal Tap?

Jonathan Calder said...


Squirrel Nutkin said...

Thanks for clearing that up - when I started reading I thought you were going to give them as a model for The Majestics