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If June 13th was the only show Gene Vincent and Georgie Fame were on together in the Royal in 1960 then I was there at that advertised show.

(Well it was 58 years ago and the audience was very noisy)

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I saw Gene Vincent,,Johnnie Kid and the pirates,,and the Vernon girls at the old Playhouse 1963 i think ?

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Moody Blues..which were great.

The Zombies..arrived straight off a flight..taxi to gig..excellent though.

Best two by far The Damned in 1977.

Rory Gallagher 1991.

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Saw ELO at the Ice Stadium on Sunday and what a spectacular show it was. 13 musicians all in time playing all the greatest hits. 

 

Stand out tunes: 10358 Overture and Mr Blue Sky.

 

Did anyone else on here go to see them?

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After Iron Maiden were cancelled..went to see the first 'real'  billed gig at Rock City.

The Undertones..and Bowie.

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I have seen Rolling Stones many times including at the park in London, Long John Baldry, Billy J Kramer, Amen Corner, Bill Haley & Comets, Gene Pitney, Dusty Springfield, The Animals, Small Faces, Beach Boys (bit disappointed in them), Johnny Kid & The Pirates (Shakin’ all over - brilliant).  Many of the other groups in 60’s and 70’s. Always wanted to see Tina Turner but never got to see her.

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Like me our late member Firbeck was a John Martyn fan..i missed this though.gig761029.jpg...and Kevin Coyne....

all for £1.25p

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On 11/1/2018 at 9:06 AM, Stavertongirl said:

. Always wanted to see Tina Turner but never got to see her.

I’ve seen Tina Turner three times, firstly at the very last concert to be held at the old Wembley Stadium, it was billed as her final performance too.  Then a few years ago I saw she was doing a FINAL tour of the USA so we got tickets to see her at the American Airlines Arena in Miami and then, blow me, she toured Europe after that so we got tickets to see her again at Sheffield Arena, it was the exact same show as the one in Miami.  Just fantastic and so pleased we went.  Funnily enough, for years I told people I’d seen Ike and Tina Turner at the Dungeon in the mid 60s but it must have been Charlie and Inez Foxx as I’ve discovered quite recently that Ike and Tina never played at the Dungeon!  Impressed a few people though!  To be honest, when talking about concerts 30, 40, 50 years ago we can (and some probably do) say we were there, nobody can prove us wrong!!  

I’ve only seen the Stones once, brilliant. Seen ROD a dozen times, still love him and going again this May. 

 I saw so many different bands in Nottingham in the 60s, too many to mention, although I can remember them all.  

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Long John Baldry, one of the GREATEST singers we've ever produced. Seen him numerous times. RIP.

 

Mentioning great singers, Stevie Marriott was also a stupendous performer, especially doing the more rocky numbers.

Paul Rogers too, the greatest Blues/ Rock singer we've produced, then David Coverdale who's rock ballads are unsurpassable.

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The Pirates i did see..great band..the pub rock scene spawned some great acts..Ducks Deluxe ..Kilburn and the Highroads..were great to see. Rory Gallagher took a lot of beating though.

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Fleetwood Mac at least three times. Jeff Beck Band, feat. Rod Stewart and Aynsley Dunbar.  Jethro Tull, Linda Lewis, Garnett Mimms, Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Long John Baldry, Pentangle, Tim Rose, Cream at Nottm Tech, Root n Jenny Jackson (We booked them into the 360 and lost a mint because nobody believed we had them...) and many many more, including the great Ray Charles.  Can't remeber where that was.. Cinema just down from the Playhouse square..  Was it the Elite or the Odeon???  memory fades.. it was about 1962/3.

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The Gaumont was near the old Playhouse.Status-Quo-Peckham-colour.jpgSaw the Quo at Donington..they were awful..after the Blue For You album...things went south.

Anyroad this pic is in Del Boys manor..when the band were credible.

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I'd give them slightly more rope than that, gave Donnington a miss for the that very reason!, got dragged along to Milton Keynes ...even worse! Rain & Mystery Song though ..great stuff..two guitar riffing at it's best !

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6 hours ago, IAN123. said:

The Pirates i did see..great band..the pub rock scene spawned some great acts..Ducks Deluxe ..Kilburn and the Highroads..were great to see. Rory Gallagher took a lot of beating though.

Not Nott's ..but saw the Pirates loads of time's ! Mick Green top guitarist! Also remember the Only Ones very good!

 

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3 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Fleetwood Mac at least three times. Jeff Beck Band, feat. Rod Stewart and Aynsley Dunbar.  Jethro Tull, Linda Lewis, Garnett Mimms, Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Long John Baldry, Pentangle, Tim Rose, Cream at Nottm Tech, Root n Jenny Jackson (We booked them into the 360 and lost a mint because nobody believed we had them...) and many many more, including the great Ray Charles.  Can't remeber where that was.. Cinema just down from the Playhouse square..  Was it the Elite or the Odeon???  memory fades.. it was about 1962/3.

Wow Dj360..would have liked to have been at some of those gigs.. Especially the Tull one ! Saw them in 1976 ! The odd period!☺ Then again the Broadsword album..liked that one and also crest of..Mr Anderson's favourite..

Purely by chance, In the mid eighties I popped into a country pub in Cambridgeshire and Mr Anderson  was doing a impromptu solo set ...penny whistle, tapping spoons along with the flute & guitar... pure genius! 

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Just read all post its amazing how many groups/singers we have all seen 

but what I would like to know as we are hmmm!!!!! mature grownups now so were do we go from here?

 

I am going to take a leaf out of my son's book and apply for tickets to go to "Glastonbury" 

 

The trouble is if by chance I meet my son there he will pretend that he doe's not no me.

oldest swinger in town springs to mind but so what!!!

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My next door neighbour is beside himself with excitement since he booked tickets for his first ever festival at 72 years of age.  He's going to Cropredy with his daughter.

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Couple more I forgot..  Saw the Bee Gees at the Beachcomber while they had New York Mining Disaster bubbling under and Love affair, also at the Beachcomber I think when they had their version of Robert Knight's Everlasting Love in the charts.  Pretty sure I saw Quo at the Union or one of the boat clubs while they had 'Matchstick Men'  in the charts.. but not 100% sure I haven't imagined that.Also saw Glen Dale of the Fortunes do a solo Sunday Lunchtime Gig after they split for a while.  The venue was the Deerstalker pub at the bottom of our street. ..Southglade Rd.

 

Also saw The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation a couple of times at the Boat., including the night when they said they were going to end the first set with a tune featuring a long drum solo by Aynsley..  Can't recall the song but it all built up towards the anticipated solo when there was a tremendous... silence.. followed by Aynsley muttering the words  "****ing skin's broke on the ****ing snare..."  :laugh:

 

P.S.  Just remembered.  Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers. at one of the boat clubs I think.

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Fair Play Mary..get yer' wellies out...Festivals were great..Reading was enjoyable. Chuck Berry at Nottm Ice Stadium..1990-1 period..fantastic..old style rock n roll gig.

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Wondering if Rob L attended this..Cook and Chocolate Kings are bangin'.PFM-Nottingham.jpg

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Inappropriately posted the first part of my Jack Bruce in Nottingham memories in the 'what are you listening to' thread.

The three times I gained entry, all at the Palais were1984 twice and 85-86.

The second time was Clem Clempson on guitar also I think third.

I recall Clem having to leave the stage do to heat exhaustion on one of the occasions, possibility fainted?

Also recall Jack Doing 'Theme for an Imaginary western' solo on keyboard and stopping after the intro...a few expletives later starting the song again!

Fuzzy about the fourth time, didn't get in due to sold out..somewhere a left at the top of Hockley.

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Rainbow Rooms maybe ?

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Sussed it! Went to visit my daughter today, she has the internet, Google maps, it was the Old Vic, this is interesting to me as I am familiar with it, must have been my first visit and didn't get in..sold out.

Makes sence..I saw John Hammond Jnr solo here later and it was packed & I mean packed!  

Occasionally caught a glimpse of the headstock and the first two frets of the guitar, fantastic gig ! a real highlight.

 

I'm sure this was promoted by the Nottingham Blues Society..any

recollection or info?

 

 

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