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Recreation – Dansette Record Player & Red Hawks 45s

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The Dansette was a must-have for teenagers in the 1960s! Stack your 45s six high: The Beatles, The Shadows, Cliff Richard maybe The Red Hawks?

The Red Hawks? …Formed in 1958 as a skiffle band, the Red Hawks were orginally known as simply ‘The Hawks’. They won the Scottish Skiffle Championships in 1959 and are widely known as Dunfermline’s oldest established rhythm group.

Changing with the times, the band had more of a rock/pop sound in the Sixties, with the trumpet and sax up front. Between 1959 and 1967, the band, which later became known as ‘The Red Hawks’ because of their distinctive red suits, played the Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline an amazing 563 times!