A BARROWLANDS Hall of Fame is to be created to honour the bands and promoters who have helped establish the venue as one of the best in the country.

Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Big Country and Ramones are on the list of those who could could all be included.

Inductees will have their names carved on a plaque and hung on the stairs in the legendary venue.

They will also be given a trophy as a memento.

But stagehand Bill Coyle, who came up with the idea, also wants to honour those who have worked "behind the scenes".

Music industry professionals - including Scottish promoters Regular Music who were instrumental in bringing acts to the Barrowlands - will also be given a place.

The former ballroom is loved by music fans and artists for its acoustics and sprung dance floor.

Billy, who has worked at the venue for over 30 years, wants to involve fans in the Hall of Fame and is inviting people to suggest their favourite artists who have played their and the best gigs they have attended.

He said: "There are bands we want to involve who have a strong affinity with the Barrowlands - like Simple Minds, who filmed the video for Waterfront here, and Stiff Little Fingers.

"Paul Weller has also been approached and is getting back to us."

There are also hopes to include Noel Gallagher - whose Barrowlands gig with Oasis, who were discovered in the Glasgow, is a firm favourite with many city music fans.

The Ramones, Big Country and Saw Doctors are also suggestions.

Billy said: "The Barrowlands is a special place and a lot of people have a very personal connection - we are open to ideas.

"We want to keep an open forum for the fans to tell us who they think should be the next inductees.

Billy, who works with the Clutha Trust charity which was set up in the aftermath of the tragedy, added:

"It is important for us to also honour those who have worked hard behind the scenes to make it such a success."