Picking Up The Pieces - The Average White Band Story [Radio Scotland]

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2017122520180507 (RS)

Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export.

Long-time associate of The Average White Band and former manager of Simple Minds Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, reaching No. 1 in America with their instrumental classic "Pick Up The Pieces". Charting their roots in Scotland and their move to London to form the band that would take them to America where their white soul band gained respect from the black audiences with a string of successful albums. Their drummer Robbie Macintosh tragically died, and the band explain how they went about regrouping with replacement drummer Steve Ferrone before splitting in 1983, only to reform with a new line-up in 1989, which continues performing today.

2017122520180507 (RS)

Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export.

Long-time associate of The Average White Band and former manager of Simple Minds Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, reaching No. 1 in America with their instrumental classic "Pick Up The Pieces". Charting their roots in Scotland and their move to London to form the band that would take them to America where their white soul band gained respect from the black audiences with a string of successful albums. Their drummer Robbie Macintosh tragically died, and the band explain how they went about regrouping with replacement drummer Steve Ferrone before splitting in 1983, only to reform with a new line-up in 1989, which continues performing today.

20171225

Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export.

Long time associate of The Average White Band and former manager of Simple Minds Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, reaching No. 1 in America with their instrumental classic "Pick Up The Pieces". Charting their roots in Scotland and their move to London to form the band that would take them to America where their white soul band gained respect from the black audiences with a string of successful albums. Their drummer Robbie Macintosh tragically died, and the band explain how they went about regrouping with replacement drummer Steve Ferrone before splitting in 1983, only to reform with a new line-up in 1989, which continues performing today.

Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export.

Long time associate of The Average White Band and former manager of Simple Minds Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, reaching No. 1 in America with their instrumental classic "Pick Up The Pieces". Charting their roots in Scotland and their move to London to form the band that would take them to America where their white soul band gained respect from the black audiences with a string of successful albums. Their drummer Robbie Macintosh tragically died, and the band explain how they went about regrouping with replacement drummer Steve Ferrone before splitting in 1983, only to reform with a new line-up in 1989, which continues performing today.

2017122520180507 (RS)

Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export.

Long-time associate of The Average White Band and former manager of Simple Minds Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, reaching No. 1 in America with their instrumental classic "Pick Up The Pieces". Charting their roots in Scotland and their move to London to form the band that would take them to America where their white soul band gained respect from the black audiences with a string of successful albums. Their drummer Robbie Macintosh tragically died, and the band explain how they went about regrouping with replacement drummer Steve Ferrone before splitting in 1983, only to reform with a new line-up in 1989, which continues performing today.