I’d like to say I’ve spent years working on this blog but it’s the product of only about a week’s work at Elgin’s Heritage Centre. Unfortunately, that’s been in chunks of a few hours at a time spread over six months and it will probably take another few hours to fully complete the research.
I’ve been making music related lists for as long as I remember, so something like this is fun for me. What I don’t understand is why others who’ve done the research (and I know of at least one person) are doing nothing with that information. The dates and names on their own are dull and boring but with a blog there’s the possibility of getting feedback from you, the readers – the people who were actually there.
As I run a rock music archive, I’ve got many of the images in house. The video clips are all sourced from YouTube but what I need are items related directly to the Two Red Shoes – flyers, tickets, photographs and memories. I can build the site but to make it really work, it does need your input. Whatever memories you have, no matter how trivial they may seem, I do hope you’ll share them.
The similar blog run for the Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn pulled in responses from as far afield as Singapore. On that basis, I’ll happily include a contacts section if anyone wants to try and get in touch with friends or bands from the time. Whatever you want, just drop it into a comment and post it.
That’s it. I’ll do my bit and get all the info on here. Hope you can add to it!