The Skids

Who formed the band?
Stuart Adamson (guitar, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals), 
William Simpson (bass guitar and backing vocals), 
Thomas Kellichan (drums) and 
Richard Jobson (vocals, guitar and keyboards).

Who is in the band today?
Richard Jobson – vocals, guitar
William Simpson – bass guitar, vocals
Mike Baillie – drums, vocals, percussion
Bruce Watson – guitar, vocals
Jamie Watson – guitar, vocals

Also played with them – Rusty Egan and Russell Webb 

When formed? 1977

Where performed – first gig?
19 August 1977 Belville Hotel, Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline 

Biggest Hit 
Into the Valley – top 10 UK singles chart – 17.2.1979 Position 10


The band’s biggest hit ‘Into the Valley’ is the tune that Dunfermline Athletic Football Club team run out to for home matches. 

John Peel declared Adamson “the new Hendrix” in the late 1970s while in Skids.

The Skids

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