British heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper in Edinburgh to publicise his autobiography in April 1974.
British heavyweight boxer Henry Cooper in Edinburgh to publicise his autobiography in April 1974.

1974: Showbiz stars, royalty and local faces in this gallery of Edinburgh photos

It’s almost 50 years ago that these pictures first appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News.

1974 was the year of the three-day week, two general elections … and Brian Clough was sacked after just 44 days in charge of Leeds United!

Edinburgh played host to royalty and many big stars from the world of showbiz and music – gigs in the capital included Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and Leonard Cohen to name but three.

Enjoy our stroll down memory lane with these images from our newspaper archives.

Enjoy our stroll down memory lane with these images from our newspaper archives.

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