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Alastair Sim

Born on this day in 1900, in Edinburgh, Scotland, actor Alastair Sim. Sim starred in dozens of films, including one that brought him cinematic immortality, playing Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1951 production of A Christmas Carol.

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Shirley Manson

Born on this day in 1966, in Edinburgh, Scotland, singer and actor, Shirley Manson. Manson is the lead vocalist for the band Garbage. Her acting roles include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Knife Fight, and Top Wing.

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Mark Knopfler

Born on this day in 1949, in Glasgow, Scotland, guitarist and producer, Mark Knopfler. Knopfler is the brains behind the rock band Dire Straits. Dire Straits scored several hits during the MTV era, most noteably, Money For Nothing, Walk of Life and So Far Away. The group disbanded in 1995, and since then, Knopfler has enjoyed a successful solo career.

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Jim Kerr

Born on this day in 1959, in Glasgow, Scotland, singer-songwriter, Jim Kerr. Kerr has fronted the pop band Simple Minds since 1977, who charted in the 80’s for multiple successful singles and Lp’s.

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Kevin Robertson / Love’s Blue Yonder

We don’t just like music from the 80’s here at Pop-A-Looza HQ, we dig the new stuff, too! This nifty video and tune comes via Scotland’s Kevin Robertson, who is also a member of The Vapour Trails. we think Love’s Blue Yonder is top-shelf!

https://bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com/album/loves-blue-yonder-big-stir-single-no-125

https://futuremanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/underneath-tomorrow

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British Baby Bear!

C’mon, what’s more cute than a baby polar bear?