Gordon (Fid) Liddle
The only member of the band not to come from Edinburgh, Fid was the 'outsider' from Glasgow where he grew up with two sisters. They were introduced by manager Tam and it soon became clear that they all shared the aim of wanting big success - and also a good sense of humour. He was always known as Fid, rather than Gordon, thanks to a nickname, derived from his surname, from his school days which stuck with him.
Apart from being a solid and proficient drummer, Fid also taught himself to play guitar and keyboards and also tried his hand at songwriting. He was the first of the band to have his own song released with the 'B' side of 'Hold Me' called 'Dance to the Band'. Fid supports the Glasgow football team Celtic and had a keen interest in photography, he could often be found looking around camera shops.
After Bilbo split up in 1979 Fid managed to turn around his future career in the most remarkable way. He must have studied incredibly hard to qualify within the legal profession, currently holding the position of Sheriff in Scotland (equivalent to a Judge in England). Probably not many people are allowed to address him as Fid anymore!
To find out what Fid is doing now go to Bilbo
The information collected below is from various promotional information sheets. Sometimes the information conflicts, i.e. year of birth, eye colour, etc.
The source of the above information is from 3 separate documents. The first can be found as part of a press release from Polydor. The other two are also issued by the record companies
Page Last Updated: 4 March, 2010
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