Who would you pick for spe­cial gig?

We ask lo­cals what mu­sic they love

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Scot­land is set for a typ­i­cally busy sum­mer of gigs and con­certs.

This week­end sees the Stone Roses play Ham­p­den Park and El­ton John per­form a sta­dium show in Airdrie.

In July Glas­gow Green will host the new Trnsmt fes­ti­val, head­lined by the likes of Ra­dio­head and Biffy Clyro, while big pop names such as Olly Murs are play­ing Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle.

With that in mind, we asked lo­cals in Ruther­glen who they would choose to see in con­cert - and they could pick any­one from any era.

Ish­bel MacDonald said: “I’d pick Ge­n­e­sis. I don’t mind Phil Collins but I would want to see the orig­i­nal line-up, with Peter Gabriel as their singer. I was a stu­dent when I got into them, and he (Gabriel) had left by then.”

Peter Clancy said: “I’m a big Rod Ste­wart fan, so him. I’ve seen him a cou­ple of times at places like the SECC and I’d al­ways go and see him again. I liked him grow­ing up, although my brother was even more of a fan. The rest of it I leave to my kids these days.”

John Mil­lar said: “I’d pick Tom Waits. I’ve never seen him live but he’s still breath­ing so there’s still a chance! I’ve missed him a cou­ple of times be­fore and I’ve been a fan of his since the 1980s.”

Jo Scollin, who was joined by her daugh­ter Mar­i­anne, said: “David Bowie would be my choice. I never saw him live but I would have loved to. I must have started lis­ten­ing to him when I was 12 or 13.”

I’d want to see the orig­i­nal line-up of Ge­n­e­sis, with Peter Gabriel Ish­bel MacDonald

Waits John Mil­lar

Rod Peter Clancy

Bowie Jo Scollin and daugh­ter Mar­i­anne

Ge­n­e­sis Ish­bel MacDonald

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