Footballers appear with dance band

January 6, 1956
Two well-known junior footballers – Sam and Jack Wilson, who played goalkeeper and centre-half respectively for Coltness United – have been seen in an unfamiliar role recently.

The two lads applied to Jim Freeman, the local band-leader, for an audition and were more than surprised when they found they were successful.

The bandleader now has the footballers featured with his band both as harmony and individual singers. In addition to their work with the band, the lads are also members of the Anderson Boyes Concert Party.

Jack is probably the better known of the “singing footballers.” He joined Motherwell from Liverpool a few seasons ago, but, since being released ad re-instated, he has played a leading part in the fortunes of Coltness United over the past few seasons. His brother is a competent goalkeeper.

Both players played for Coltness United in last season’s Challenge Cup final at Fir Park.

With the Wilson Brothers on the concert party’s bill at a dance and cabaret at Cumnock last weekend were Allan Freeman, vocalist, and Allan McGuire, ventriloquist.
(Motherwell Times: January 6, 1956)


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