Champagne All the Way, 1967

Enjoying a hectic schedule in 1967 were Blantyre group, the Livingstones, who had been on a trip to France. Returning to Scotland the next item on their agenda was to record a contribution for the late night show, “My Kinda Folk.”

The edition featuring the group was shown on Grampian TV then on STV.

France, according to band spokesman, John Dempsey of 2 Spruce Avenue “was magnificent as always”. The lads did seven shows including one at the Festival of Orleans where the attractions included a garden of one million roses. Another highlight was a 45 minutes TV show for RTF, the French equivalent of the BBC.

The shows in the various towns were preceded by a civic reception with a welcoming speech from the mayors and buckets of cool champagne. The temperature was seldom below 90 degrees in the shade.

That Summer, the Livingstones played at Edinburgh with the Corries and Dorita y Pepe. They also played the Christmas show in Hamilton that year. What’s your memories of the Livingstones?

Livingstone Folk Four LP

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