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#648852 - 8th Jan 2012 10:13pm First Groups /Bands you saw.
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From a historical viewpoint (after being impressed with recent threads showing Gene Vicent and Paul Simon playing at local venues) I'd be interested to know the first concerts people attended. I'm guessing there will be quite a range.

For me it was Supertramp (my sister was a fan and I went with her) at the Empire circa 1975/76

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#648873 - 8th Jan 2012 10:39pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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Anybody remember Derry Wilkie and the Pressman. A Liverpool group who played at the Krall in NB frequently. Mid 60's. I really enjoyed them.

#648876 - 8th Jan 2012 10:46pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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Sorry I'm not hijacking your thread, just thought some may find this interesting

Please visit our Website @
To raise funds for sick and underpriviledged children by meeting and playing together as musicians.
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We are a fundraising organisation founded by the original Merseybeat bands of the Sixties.

Also known as 'The Rock 'n' Roll Children's Children's Charity', we raise money for sick and under-privileged children in the Merseyside area. How do we do it? Every Thursday evening we hold a Jam Night at the Aintree Conservative Club. On various occasions throughout the year we put on shows featuring bands and music from the 'Sixties'.
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We are always interested in new visitors to our events and would like to make the aquaintence of like-minded bands & musicians (No matter what age) who would like to try their hand. We have a full PA, back line and drum kit so all you need to bring is yourself and your instrument if you need one.

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#648896 - 8th Jan 2012 11:04pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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#648909 - 8th Jan 2012 11:09pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]

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#648923 - 8th Jan 2012 11:25pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]

First famous singer I saw was Jimmy Ruffin at the Pleasuredrome around 1984/5 when it first opened. I was working there at the time so not sure if that counts. My first actual paid for concert was Billy Joel in 1994 at the NEC. Brilliant night, saw my idol, didn't think it could be bettered until I went to the MEN to see him again in 2006. Was in the 2nd row, took the kids. Unbelievable night.

#648925 - 8th Jan 2012 11:26pm Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Barclay James Harvest at what was the stadium Liverpool in 1985 brill concert

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#648965 - 9th Jan 2012 12:01am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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#648990 - 9th Jan 2012 12:22am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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I'm ashamed to admit it, but Gary Glitter and the Glitterband at The Southport Theatre sometime around 1978 ish

#649033 - 9th Jan 2012 7:25am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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Buddy Holly & The Crickets at the Phil. Don't know when.

#649034 - 9th Jan 2012 7:27am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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Shakin Stevens at the Empire around 1984/5, I saw him there a few times, then it was Michael Jackson at Aintree in 88, Chesney Hawkes 1991 and Guns N Roses in 1992...plenty more since then but I think the best I have ever seen was the first time I saw the Australian Pink Floyd at the "original"Summer Pops (the big yellow tent) :0)

#649036 - 9th Jan 2012 7:52am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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Slade at Liverpool Mountford Hall 1974 - managed to grab one of Don Powell's drum sticks that he put on the stage to tease the audience (just out of reach)! Still got it somewhere.
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.

#649041 - 9th Jan 2012 8:16am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: billy_anorak59]
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#649057 - 9th Jan 2012 8:53am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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First concert - The Beatles 1963.

Many people who passed through the Krall, either performing or just called in to spot the talent (!), amazing how much fun you could have drinking frothy coffee, fanta or coke, and eating bacon or cheese toasties.

#649063 - 9th Jan 2012 9:44am Re: First Groups /Bands you saw. [Re: inflatablebone]
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The Beatles at the Majestic
The Bachelors at Butlins
Hank Locklin (country singer) at the Plaza

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