The wait is over, and the 100 greatest ever bands from Fife are revealed ... in this week’s Fife Free Press.
For the first time ever, a newspaper has chronicled and celebrated the finest groups to emerge from the Kingdom, and our eagerly-awaited supplement is sure to spark lots of debate and discussion.
Bands, their fans, and readers all helped to create a long list of some 218 nominees - bands from across every decade from the 1950s onward, covering every genre from death metal to children’s entertainment.
Whittling them down to a definitive top 100 has been no easy feat for our editorial teams and the music experts we consulted ... indeed the final 100 was changed many times in the hours leading up to publication!
But it is done, and the FP100 launches in Thursday’s Fife Free Press and will also appear in the Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen, as well as the Glenrothes Gazette and East Fife Mail.
Who is our number one pick? That remains totally under wraps until the Press hits the shops!
But our top ten contains bands who have enjoyed chart success, sold millions of records, made global tours, even appeared at Live Aid, and earned royal recognition - indeed played for the Royal family - and the remaining 90 are just as remarkable.
Every genre is covered from blues to soul to funk to rock to brass bands ... it is a celebration of Fife’s vibrant creative sector, and will spark many memories of great gigs at venues such as the Dutch Mill, Cunzie Neuk, and the Raith and Kinema Ballrooms.
The bands profiled have provided the soundtrack to the youth of many generations, and we hope reading about the names from the past will spark many rich memories.
Next week we will start to log all 100 profiles online at www.fifetoday.co.uk - with video and audio clips and links where possible.
we’d love to hear your memories of the bands we have profiled, so please pick up a copy of the Fife Free Press on Thursday and let us know at email@example.com or tweet us @ffp or comment here or at www.facebook.com/fifefreepress
>> The Fife Free Press is on sale, Thursday, in all local shops, priced 85 pence.