Now an initiative at the Royal Concert Hall is seeking to celebrate the city's music - and the organisers want locals to help out by sharing their memories.
The Name The Date timeline, created by Unesco City Of Music, will see an at-a-glance overview of seminal music moments, anniversaries and other events that have occurred in Glasgow over the centuries.
And the project's temporary look on the Concert Hall wall requires the public to give their suggestions as to what should be recognised, whatever the musical style or genre.
For Svend Brown, director of Glasgow Unesco City Of Music, the wall offers a chance to show how diverse Glasgow's music scene has been.
"I want people to tell me what they think should be there," says Svend.
"It may not end up being a strict timeline, it could be a map, or a graph but we want to hear what people think is enduring and influential about Glasgow music.
"We're throwing the net as wide as you like and there's no barriers, whether it's a band, an institution or a song being written in the city.
"We want a crazy, mixed-up and true reflection of what Glasgow thinks.
"One thing I know about Glasgow is that it's full of opinionated and knowledgeable people who care deeply about their music.
"They're the people I want to talk to, to get involved with and find out what they think about music in the city."
One way that people can get involved is by visiting the Concert Hall, and adding a post-it note with their suggestion to the wall over the venue's grand staircase.
Already there's been suggestions posted, dating back hundreds of years and going right up to Franz Ferdinand forming in 2002.
That's the sort of interaction Svend wants the project to tap into, helping to create a full picture of how music has always thrived in the Dear Green Place.
"If you go to the Tate Modern in London, they've got a wall listing all the great art movements of the 20th century on one wall, and you can see how that movement joins up with that, and how it's connected," he explains.
"It's always amazing to be able to see how one thing can set up something else, and what can happen from there."
While some may think of Glasgow's musical success to be a modern occurrence, the wall should highlight how ingrained music is in the city's culture, and Svend is enthusiastic about showcasing that history to people who may not be aware of it.
"When you add it up, Glasgow has been home to the majority of Scotland's musicians for at least 200 years," he says.
"Now if Glasgow catches a cold then that'll spread through the rest of Scotland.
"We have the Conservatoire and everything that you need to make a system of helping musicians work is here.
"Obviously other cities such as Aberdeen and Dundee are producing good bands, but there's a statistic that there's always around 300 bands here, but never the same 300 as they're always changing.
"There's DF Concerts here, so there's always a chance you could get discovered and end up at King Tut's or even T In The Park.
"Not many cities can offer that kind of direct line to success, and it's the same for classical musicians as the opportunities for them are huge here."
"The project will therefore aim to truly celebrate something that's essential to Glasgow as a city, as well as something that many other cities don't have. It's a state of affairs that Svend feels should be recognised as being special.
"I would love if Glaswegians got that, and realised we're really good at food, we're really good at design but more than any of that we're amazing as a music city..
"Whenever anyone listens to anything from Travis to Franz Ferdinand to Billy Connolly that's something Glasgow has given to the world."
And he's hopeful that if Name The Date goes well, it could lead to further projects later on, that would chronicle the variety of the city's music.
"There's a four-year plan running to do different things with this," he says.
"Obviously everything depends on what we can afford, but whether it's a book, a website, a app, it'll be something that gets people thinking about music and enjoying it more."
n To contribute to Name the Date, tweet details of the date(s) from Glasgow's musical past which are special to you to @AllGlasgowMusic, post your details online at Facebook.com/GlasgowCityof Music or visit the wall in person at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.