Musicians in Scotland
Sheena Easton is a pop singer, that was born in Bellshill. Her career was boosted by the BBC TV documentary "Big Time" which showed how EMI manufactured a "star" from an unknown. She is known for the theme for the James Bond film "For your eyes only" in 1981. "9 to 5" was a top ten hit by Sheena Easton.
The whole Texas story begins in Glasgow, Scotland in 1986 when Sharleen Spiteri impressed the bassist Johnny McElhone when he was out looking for a new musical challenge. McElhone loved her voice and so they started a band together with the guitarist Ally McErlaine and drummer Stuart Kerr. Their first live appearance took place in March 1988 at the Tav Bar for the Dundee University Students Association, on a small stage in the corner of the bar. Today they are enormously famous and internationally known.
Rod Stewart started out as a soccer player and ended up as a very famous music artist. He was discovered in 1964, by Long John Baldry, when he was singing to himself in a railway station. Stewart entertained most of the world with his timeless hits, such as "You're In My Heart, "Forever Young", "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy", and his newest recording "When We Were The New Boys.