"I was a reasonable drummer who played in many
Edinburgh bands, Memphis Soul Band,
Three's a Crowd,
Scotch & Soda, et al.
I eventually turned professional with a band
fronted by the famous Jim Diamond
called Gully Foyle
and met and was friendly with a lot of now dead people like
(who used to give me work), etc. etc.
I remember The Hunters
and The Images
really well because they both had tremendously charismatic singers.
I never met them in Edinburgh but as it turned out the singer of The
Hunters obviously knew me.
In 1970 Gully Foyle were playing various
second rate clubs in Germany and we managed to get a residency at
the K65 in Frankfurt, Germany.
To get into the club there is little bridge
and sitting under it are various beggars. On the way in, one day, I
heard the shout Iain, Iain, Clash, Iain.
To my dismay it was the singer of the Hunters.
I would think it unlikely if he is still alive but the image of one
of the most charismatic singers in Scotland begging has lived with
me to this day.
I played with Jim di Mambro
in Scots and Soda
(I wis the drummer) and he is one of the folk I'd love to contact
but don't know how to..
It appears he lives in South Africa so it
would be great if you could tell him that I met Glenn Wall (a cousin
of his) a few years ago in New South Wales.
Of course he could be the Jim di Mambro I
didn't meet as there were two of them and one left before I joined.
The Jim I played with was a terrific singer and played bass."
Iain (Clash) McLeod: 25