Hollywood had Fred Astaire, Britain had Jack Buchanan
Walter John Buchanan or Jack as he was called was born in Helensburgh on 2nd April 1890. The family home being Garthland in West Argyle Street, just along the road from his childhood, and later lifelong friend John Logie Baird.
Fionna was born in the Temperance Hotel, Garelochhead, during at ‘black out’ in the second month of World War 2. Fionna was due to be born in the family home, The Nest. Portincaple, but the Doctor refused to come to deliver her. It was therefore left to the Naval personnel stationed in the Hotel to bring Fionna into the world.
Kenny Hyslop was born Kenneth John Hyslop on the 14th February 1951 in Helensburgh.
Kenny displayed a musical talent from an early age and began playing the drums from the age of twelve. He has cited drumming legends John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Keith Moon (The Who) and Clyde Stubblefield (best known for his work with James Brown) as his inspiration.