Sunday, 30 April 2017

GOODNIGHT JET MAYFAIR AKA GLASGOW'S GREATEST NIGHTCLUBBER




HE introduced acts including The Clash, The Jacksons, The Rolling Stones, Billy Connolly and Rod Stewart at Glasgows famous Apollo club, but the disco ball has finally stopped spinning for one of Glasgow's most enduring musical icons.
At the forever young age of sixty eight, little rotund Jet Mayfair, aka Glasgows Greatest Night Clubber, has passed away taking with him tales of a bygone era.
The man who became a good luck charm and mascot for most of the rock acts and clubs of the 1970s was discovered at his flat in Glasgow having passed away in his sleep.
Fittingly the pensioner, originally born Stanley Frossman was found after Scots clubowner Colin Barr who had welcomed him every single day into his bars and clubs, had raised the alarm to say he hadn't been in touch.
His passing came just a few months after that of his second wife Kwai.
Jet, to whom Billy Connolly paid tribute on the back cover of his first album, was never short of friends and often travelled to Florida to visit veteran club owner Frank and Linda Lynch and his family to reminisce over their dancing days.
He'd tell Colin and his staff all his tales as he drank his daily Diet Coke at the bar, keeping up the tradition of getting a free piece at anybody's door.
Colin said: "He was a dead cool guy with so many stories to tell. He was a wee iconic fella who loved discos and that scene and he was just part of the nightlife in those days. We loved his character. He was super intelligent and great to chat to and a lot of people thought he was weird. He used to tell them he was an undercover agent for a famous rail company."
Jet, who could be seen around venues sauntering in his gold lame suit, would at one time fly around the Apollo on high wire, dressed as a Christmas tree fairy.
He was the epitome of seventies cool whether he was spotted at The Electric Gardens, owned by Frank Lynch, or his other club The White Elephant disco wearing an archbishops outfit.
The years may have passed but Jet remained a lucky mascot for those on the clubscene with Colin Barr ensuring he'd be first on the mike at every opening.
He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Glasgow branch of the British Entertainment and Disco Owners Association and was humble as ever.
Jet passed away with no known next of kin, but Colin the rest of his night time friends say he will always be a member of their family.
Frank and Linda Lynch said: "We are so sad to lose our wee buddy Jet . He was a magical little guy who brought happiness to so may people . We were proud to be his friends . Our entire family will miss him."




- Posted with love from Scotland by theShowbizLion.com

2 comments:

  1. Wow, Sad day indeed. He done one of the best guest DJ spots at Maestros I ever witnessed. Always good for a chat and a real Glasgow charachter gone. Go Jet Go.

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  2. Wow, Sad day indeed. He done one of the best guest DJ spots at Maestros I ever witnessed. Always good for a chat and a real Glasgow charachter gone. Go Jet Go.

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