Based in London, England, Glencoe was formed in 1971 by two ex-members of Forevermore; Mick Travis (guitar/vocals) and Stewart Francis (drums). Graham Maitland (d. 1997; keyboards/vocals), who had previously played with Francis in 60s act Hopscotch, and Norman Watt-Roy (bass; ex-Greatest Show On Earth) completed the early line-up. In 1972 Travis was replaced by John Turnbull (ex-Skip Bifferty and Bell And Arc). Glencoe then became a highly popular live attraction, renowned for thoughtful, melodic, unpretentious rock music. Glencoe fully captured their talents, but sadly The Spirit Of Glencoe was a marked disappointment. The group split up in 1974. Francis joined Sharks, while Maitland moved to the USA where he pursued a songwriting career. Watt-Roy and Turnbull formed Loving Awareness with Mickey Gallagher and Charley Charles, a group that in 1977 became the Blockheads, backing group to Ian Dury.