Glasgow man who served time in Spanish prison finds fame with music

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He was serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for drug trafficking at Sangonera prison in Murcia.

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A Scots ex-con is dealing with new-found fame in Spain after a band he founded while imprisoned in the country over three decades ago had their songs played by a commercialAllan McCarthy, from Glasgow, formed Berlin 90 with some of his fellow convicts while he was serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for drug trafficking at Sangonera prison in Murcia.

Now, over 30 years later, a Spanish radio presenter on commercial station Onda Regional has sought to retell the story of Berlin 90 and their music, and in doing so, the band has captured the attention of music lovers up and down the country. “We were singing in English, that was the novelty, plus the fact you had a Scotsman singing from a Spanish jail.

Prison chiefs also granted Allan and his fellow Berlin 90 band members day release to perform in front of an audience in a local venue, which Andy admits was a far cry from the band playing to just their music teacher and a handful of prison staff in the prison’s “wee auditorium between the blocks”.and forged a career away from music in magazine publishing, before returning to the Murcia region of Spain after the covid pandemic was over following his retirement.

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