years old, and in order to pay for his first Gibson
guitar (an SG Standard 1961), Ian got a weekend job
playing in the shop which sold him the guitar. On
Saturday afternoons he would play in the shop and
gather a large crowd of musicians. You could almost
guarantee that the guitar he had been playing would
be sold the same day!
named by Ian as "Ears" was formed as a kind
of Scottish "supergroup". Unfortunately
the record business at that time was firmly established
in London only and Ears was short lived.