World famous Helensburgh resident, Jimmy Logan OBE was born James Short in Dennistoun, Glasgow, on the 4th April 1928. Raised almost in the proverbial backstage trunk, the boy Jimmy was one of five children. Logan was part of a family of entertainers beginning with his parents who were the music hall act Short and Dalziel, whilst his Aunt ,from whom he took his stage surname, was Ella Logan, star of Broadway musicals.
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.