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Never on a Thursday…

The financial services’ rock hall of fame rolls out further with the news that Scottish Widows’ Robert Wyllie and his band were on the same record label as navel-gazing nihilists Joy Division.

Diary hears Rob was drummer in “influential” new wave outfit The Thursdays, garnering a supporting spot on a tour with Level 42, playing to 2,000 seaters.

Rob tells us his group shared its manager with Human League, although The Thursday’s didn’t quite achieve the same success.

Perhaps the band should have followed the advice of legend Gino Washington (subject of the Dexy’s classic) who told our market dir-ector, corporate pensions that they should change their name to “Scotland”, dress in tartan and tour the US.

“We didn’t want to be the Bay City Rollers,” says Wyllie. Absolutely.

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