From the days of the dancehalls to the emergence of pop in an explosion of colour in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition will feature global stars and independent local heroes from pop's early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers.
Artists and bands to be featured include Lonnie Donegan, Gerry Rafferty, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lulu, The Rezillos, Midge Ure, Simple Minds, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, Young Fathers, and many more. The exhibition will be brought to life through original stage outfits and instruments, many loaned by the artists themselves, plus memorabilia, props, film and, of course, music.
The slideshow below gives you a taster of what's to come...
Detail of coat belonging to the Bay City Rollers.
Detail of PVC jumpsuit owned by Eugene Reynolds of the Rezillos.
Detail of purple and yellow dress belonging to Fay Fife of the Rezillos.
Detail of orange jacket belonging to Shirley Manson.
A three-part BBC TV series along with digital and radio content will bring another dimension to the story through the voices of those who made the music, those who witnessed it from behind the scenes, and the fans who lived for it.
Header image: Midge Ure, with items he is lending to the exhibition, including material related to Live Aid and his hit single ‘Vienna’. Photo © Neil Hanna.
22 Jun - 25 Nov 2018
Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3
Child (12–15): £7 (under 12s free)
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount
* 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.
All tickets include a discretionary donation. If you do not wish to make a charitable donation the admission prices are: Adult £9, Concession £7.20, Child £6.30. Tickets are subject to a transaction booking fee and postal costs.