Creation Records guru Alan McGee will be returning to his former home of Govanhill to introduce screenings of “Supersonic” the documentary about his most famous signing, Oasis. Alan famously discovered the Manchester band when they were a support act at King Tuts in Glasgow.
He used to live on Allison Street in Govanhill and, as a child, learned to swim in Govanhill Pool. He told the Daily Record how he and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie would hang out in the baths almost 40 years ago.
Alan said: “Bobby and I would come in when we were kids and I remember it like yesterday, before we spent all our time listening to records. It’s a unique place, it would have been a national disbgrace if it had been demolished”.
Fatima Uygun, General Manager of Govanhill Baths Community Trust said: “Alan is a supporter of our campaign and we can’t wait to welcome him home for this one-off event. He took the initiative to organise this, to raise much needed funds are awareness for the Baths. We are very grateful to him – his energy and enthusiasm gives us a real lift”.
The screenings take place on Tue 22nd November in the rags to Riches studio at the Baths.