Gone but not forgotten: 7 lost Edinburgh music venues
THE SHOCK announcement that Studio 24 on Calton Road is to shut up shop after 22 years comes just a matter of months since it was revealed that Grindlay Street’s Citrus Club and Market Street’s Electric Circus would also be closing their doors for good. In recent years, Edinburgh has been hit by a whole series of prominent music venue closures, including the former Picture House on Lothian Road, one of the Capital’s last mid-sized gig haunts.
On this day 1964: Beatlemania arrives in Edinburgh
ON THIS day 53 years ago the pop phenomenon of Beatlemania invaded Edinburgh for the first time. The Fab Four’s unforgettable brace of shows at the ABC cinema on 29 April 1964 have since gone down in local pop folklore.