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Blues legend Tam White dies aged 67

Scottish blues legend Tam White, widely credited as the first person to sing live on Top of the Pops, has died in Edinburgh at the age of 67.

White’s musical career brought him into contact with greats such as BB King and Eric Clapton, and earned him enduring fame as one of the best soul

singers Scotland has yet produced.

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He provided the voice for Robbie Coltrane’s character Big Jazza McGlone in the TV version of Tutti Frutti, John Byrne’s Bafta-winning comedy musical, and later became an actor himself with a role in 1995

Oscar-winner Braveheart.

He often joked that his gravelly tones sat well with his day job as a stonemason, a trade he kept up through his career despite stints in London and tours of the UK and beyond.

Born in Edinburgh in July 1942, his talent was first noticed in a contest in Princes Street Gardens while he was just 11.

Scottish blues legend Tam White

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