The Purple Bottle

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Poets' Singles

The Purple Bottle is proud to announce the birth of its first upload (as opposed to just posting links to other blogs). It's a collection of the singles by Scotland's premier beat group of the Sixties, The Poets. Unfortunately, it's missing one track, Alone Am I, which appears not to have been compiled anywhere. If anyone has the track and are kind enough to send it to me, I'll add it to the upload. There's an excellent article on The Poets at

Here's the link for the music:

Many thanks go out to Derek of Dereks Daily 45s for supplying tracks

PS Doh! I've just discovered that Locked In A Room (and the missing Alone Am I) is not by our Scottish Poets but actually by a similarly named Irish band! But I'm going to leave it as it is 'cause it's a good track anyway.


  • At 9:48 AM, Anonymous aldo said…

    I was just about to tell you that...about those other Poets then I read on.
    When I lived in Edinburgh I actually got to meet George Gallacher, the original vocalist and a couple of the other guys.
    That happened when me and my dear friend Lenny of the Thanes)went to Glasgow to meet them.
    Lenny has been a fan for a long time and eventually thanks to him a comp of their stuff (Scotland's No. 1 Group) was released with full approval of the band (unlike one that appeared just before
    it...)There you will also find some rough but really cool demos from before the band had any records out.
    I know it's been posted in blogland but serious fans would want to track it down.
    Ah! I just remembered, there was also a vinyl comp too, again with Lenny Helsing involvement...
    and don't forget to have a look on youtube, there was a clip of "Now we're thru"...

  • At 10:50 AM, Blogger Tulloch said…

    Thanks for that, Aldo. I followed the Tapestry Of Delights discography which lists the Pye single as by our Poets but then read the sleeve notes to Psychedelic Pstones which puts the record straight. I'm still trying to track down the Scotland's No 1 Group CD - gotta hear those demos! And of course if any of The Poets object to my posting their music, I'll take it down.

  • At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    RIP George Gallacher, an inspirational gentleman.


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