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Alex Glasgow

Band, GB
Singer / Songwriter of Classical

Alex Glasgow (14 October 1935 – 14 May 2001) was a singer/songwriter from Low Fell, Gateshead, England. He was educated at Gateshead Grammar School where he founded the Caprians, a choir that, 55 years on and still counting, is thriving. He graduated in German at the University of Leeds. He wrote the songs and music for the successful musical plays Close the Coal House Door and On Your Way, Riley! by Alan Plater, and scripts for the TV drama When the Boat Comes In, the theme song of which he sang. He also worked in Germany and emigrated to Australia in 1981.

        
Popular Tracks   
The Socialist ABC on Songs of Vol. 1 & 2 by Alex Glasgow
Close the Coalhouse Door on Hi,Canny Man!' Newcastle Songs Volume 3 - The Northumbria Anthology by Various Artists
Dance to Yer Daddy on Songs of Vol. 3 & Now and Then by Alex Glasgow
Saturday Afternoon on Toon Army Tunes by Various Artists
Cushie Butterfield on Songs of Vol. 3 & Now and Then by Alex Glasgow
Keep Yer Feet Still, Geordie Hinny on Songs of Vol. 3 & Now and Then by Alex Glasgow
My Daddy Is a Left-Wing Intellectual on Songs of Vol. 1 & 2 by Alex Glasgow
Close the Coalhouse Door on Songs of Vol. 1 & 2 by Alex Glasgow
As Soon as This Pub Closes on Songs of Vol. 1 & 2 by Alex Glasgow
When it's Ours on Songs of Vol. 3 & Now and Then by Alex Glasgow

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Songs Of Alex Glasgow ThreeAlex Glasgow1978Album
When The Boat Comes In (Dance Ti Thi Daddy)Alex Glasgow1977Single
Dance Ti Thi Daddy (When The Boat Comes In)Alex Glasgow1976Single
Now & Then: Tyneside Songs Old & NewAlex Glasgow1976Album
Songs Of Alex Glasgow-TwoAlex Glasgow1975Album
Songs Of Alex GlasgowAlex Glasgow1973Album
Sings Geordie SongsAlex GlasgowSingle
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