The trial of Brodie and Smith started on 27 August At first there was no hard evidence against Brodie, although the tools of his criminal trade copied keys, a disguise and pistols were found in his house and workshops. But with Brown's evidence and Ainslie being persuaded to turn King's Evidence, added to the self-incriminating lines in the letters he had written while on the run, the jury found Brodie and Smith guilty.
According to one tale, Brodie wore a steel collar and silver tube to prevent the hanging from being fatal. It was said that he had bribed the hangman to ignore it and arranged for his body to be removed quickly in the hope that he could later be revived. If so, the plan failed. Brodie was buried in an unmarked grave at St. Cuthbert's Chapel of Ease in Chapel Street. However, rumours of his being seen in Paris circulated later and gave the story of his scheme to evade death further publicity.
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MacKenzie Audio CD. Get it Saturday, Sep Your information will not be shared. And you can un-subscribe with one click at any time. UK album chart. Click here for more info. Sell us your Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie record collection - we pay top prices - click here. And right away, this piece of magic from sprung to mind Goodbye Mr Mackenzie actually formed in Bathgate, which is a small town some 15 miles or so west of the capital, and their first single in was recorded as The Mackenzies on the record label of a local further education college.
This follow-up single was put out on the Glasgow-based Precious Organisation , which was the home to the soon chart-conquering Wet Wet Wet , but despite a lot of support from local radio stations across central Scotland with one of the lines changed to avoid references to eating beavers , it flopped.
The first couple of singles flopped, and so band and label decided to release a re-recorded version of The Rattler which hit 37 in the UK charts in While some of the songs were as radio-friendly and catchy as many of their Scottish contemporaries, GMM never quite took off as expected — this was probably down to the fact that live they were quite a different proposition.
Yup, it was Shirley Manson who used to stand at the back of the stage with GMM, and before long she was a huge star the world over as lead singer in the band put together by Butch Vig , previously best-known as producer of Nevermind , the breakthrough album by Nirvana ….. My copy of the single is well worn out, and the mp3 of The Rattler is taken from a CD compilation that gathers up all sorts of indie songs from that year, but I have managed to salvage one of the b-sides The aim was to feature one 45 or CD single by a Scottish singer or band with the proviso that the 45 or CD single was in the collection.
Read more about Goodbye Mr Mackenzie here. From Edinburgh and part of the glorious age of Scottish pop that rode on the back of the critical acclaim afforded to the likes of Orange Juice.
And discovered many years later that so did my good mate Jacques the Kipper. Four criminally ignored singles and one LP before Virgin cut their losses and dropped the band.In , Edinburgh rock band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie wrote and recorded a track titled "Here Comes Deacon Brodie", which appeared on the b-side to their hit "The Rattler".  The "Deacon Brodie" episode of the BBC One television drama anthology Screen One starred Billy Connolly as Brodie, aired on 8 March , and was made in Edinburgh.