It could have all been very different for Owen Paul McGee.
It could have all been very different for Owen Paul McGee. The young Scotsman was all geared up to play football, apprenticed to Celtic, when he caught a whiff of Sid Vicious and thought "I want some of that!"
Considering the fact that Owen's brother Brian went on to form Simple Minds, the move from football to music made sense. Paul moved to London to be involved with a number of lesser known punk and new romantic bands, before getting his big break on BBC2's Oxford Roadshow. At which point Owen must have thought that this was the start of something big. He was half right.
Although his first single 'Please To Meet You' flopped, it was his follow up that proved to be pivotal moment in what turned out to be a short-lived career, beset with niggles. One such niggle was an embarrassing TV appearance featuring Owen plus backing band standing around having a cosy chat when they should have been miming. He may as well have been smoking a fag while trying to keep a football up in the air - it would have been more impressive.
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