I too was stunned by the news of Allan's untimely death when I read The Herald yesterday morning.
Like Brian, I was also involved in GSCA and recall Allan well. I also believe I still have that edition of Ygorra with Alan on the cover.
Following from his work on student charities events, I'd been to a couple of his promotions - the Flamin Groovies and Rich Kids - as well as seeing a few gigs with him, just before the Apollo was shut for the first time. His enthusiasm, coupled with his deep understanding, of whatever he got involved in, certainly enabled him to enjoy the successes during his regrettably short life.
Having left Glasgow soon afterwards for London - and spending some years abroad - I had also lost touch. I had recently become aware of his ventures and had planned to pop in, on my next return to Glasgow, to re-establish the connection. Unfortunately that is not to be.
What is very clear is that Allan continued to accumulate friends throughout his life and there will be a great many who'll be only too aware of the gap he leaves in their lives.
Since it's Burns Night, it will be appropriate for me to toast the immortal memory of Allan as well as The Bard.
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