Charles Alexander (gtr)

b 10/05/1946, Edinburgh Educated at George Watson’s Boys College, Edin.  Started on ukele then guitar playing music of Duane Eddie and the Shadows. Recruited at school to play bass guitar in rock band then exposed to music of Django Reinhardt.  Became involved with school group including Pete Martin and Lachlan MacColl and also with piano player Alan Anderson.  Largely self taught but took lessons with Dougie Campbell.  Played dance work with Duncan Lonie and

Selected Platform posters from the Phil Croal Collection

Below is a small selection of digitised assets made available to Scottish Jazz Archive by Phil Croal. These combined assets, comprising posters, programmes, fliers, photography and audio recordings, document the years from 1973 during which Platform were active as promoters of jazz in Scotland. Click HERE to read an introduction to the activities of Platform currently being compiled by Graham Blamire (the full document is under preparation and will be

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