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Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 pm

Just trying to recall my very first gig,it was either Roy Harper at Clitheroe Castle or Elton John at Crystal Palace bowl,not sure of the date of that one,I was in Edinburgh earlier this year and Roy Harper is performing still there this summer,what a career and I found a poster of said gig...tickets 50p :lol:
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Can you guys remember your first gig?
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by BurningBeard » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:05 pm

Hats off to him.

Iron Maiden, Manchester Apollo 1988 was my first.
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:08 pm

BurningBeard wrote:Hats off to him.

Iron Maiden, Manchester Apollo 1988 was my first.
Harper would have been in his 20s back then,think he's in his 70s now and still touring great effort.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Billy Balfour » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:09 pm

Nirvana in 1991 at Manc Academy. They were promoting their first album Bleach. They were awesome, but I don't think anyone there would have predicted that within a couple of years they would be one of the biggest bands in the world.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by longhair » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:13 pm

Harper will be 78 later this year will be seeing him next friday in leeds its his farewell tour.First gig steve hillage 1977
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by LeadBelly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:23 pm

I haven't seen Roy Harper since the 70s, I still like his old stuff though. He's drifted in and out of being "known" throughout his career.

Another from that era who I'll be seeing this April for the first time since 70s is Michael Chapman. I like his new stuff just as much as his early stuff (which I still have on vinyl). He's also drifted in and out of being "known" throughout his career but seemingly fairly resurrected for the last couple of years. He's playing near me on his current tour which also features BJ Cole on pedal steel & Bridget St John on backing vocals.
Chapman's singing voice (never that great) is a bit "lived in" nowadays but his guitar playing is outstanding.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by bob-the-scutter » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Seen him at knebworth in 75.
He sang the vocal on Pink Floyd's "Have a cigar" (Wish you were here)

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:31 pm

Come in here,
Dear boy,
Have a cigar.
You're gonna go far,
You're gonna fly high, etc etc

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First gig, Lindisfarne circa 1971 at the old St George's Hall, Preston.

A small outfit called Genesis were the support band. :o :o
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:53 pm

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Looks like it was Roy,what a line up at the Crystal Palace bowl I saw.Good to find old adverts of gigs you attended.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Leisure » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Just trying to recall my very first gig,it was either Roy Harper at Clitheroe Castle or Elton John at Crystal Palace bowl,not sure of the date of that one,I was in Edinburgh earlier this year and Roy Harper is performing still there this summer,what a career and I found a poster of said gig...tickets 50p :lol:
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Can you guys remember your first gig?
I was also at this concert. 20p extra for paying on the gate, rip off! :D

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:07 pm

Leisure wrote:I was also at this concert. 20p extra for paying on the gate, rip off! :D
:lol:

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by SalisburyClaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:07 pm

When an old cricketer leaves the crease...
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:10 pm

Leisure wrote:I was also at this concert. 20p extra for paying on the gate, rip off! :D
A big Chunk out of my Paper round money. :D
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:12 pm

Tickets for the Crystal Palace gig £1.25 to see that line up,what an absolute bargain.

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Re: Roy Harper

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Thin Lizzy @ Skipton Town Hall november 74 couldn't remember dates etc

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Dazzler » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:20 pm

Can you guys remember your first gig?
Certainly can...Bobby Crush :) at Colne Municipal circa 1975.
A very Enjoyable night.we were dancing & jumping up & down on our seats.
Good entertainer..

Remember him doing this one....

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 pm

Saw him at Knebworth, '79.
And what a line up they had there!
Saw him again at Stonehenge, mid 80s.

Sadly someone I've never seen in a smaller indoor venue.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by paulus the woodgnome » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:55 pm

My first was either Eddie and The Hot Rods or The Undertones at Portsmouth Guildhall. Saw them both, can't remember which one was first.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm

I became a ticket collector early 80s. It saves some arguments about who, where, when.
The Herd at Harrogate my first known band but my second was Led Zep at Newcastle City Hall about November ‘69.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:01 pm

I do recall seeing Mick Abrahams band at the Nelson Imp can't find any dates for that one though....Would have been 70/71 ish

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:10 pm

This was mine.
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by LeadBelly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm

I became a ticket collector early 80s. It saves some arguments about who, where, when.
I started keeping tickets (gigs & sports events) c 20 years ago, wish Id kept all the earlier ones.
Unfortunately, though, a lot of the gigs I get to now have e-tickets so (for your extra quid or two admin fee) you get some paper with a bar code that you have to print at your own expense.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by tim_noone » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:15 pm

Steve1956 wrote:I do recall seeing Mick Abrahams band at the Nelson Imp can't find any dates for that one though....Would have been 70/71 ish
Got to give a shout for "Slack Alice" always a Big Draw in Burnley at the bank hall miners in the early seventies. :D

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Post by Hipper » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:17 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
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Looks like it was Roy,what a line up at the Crystal Palace bowl I saw.Good to find old adverts of gigs you attended.
Elton, Yes, Fairport, Rory Gallagher, Tir Na Nog - I don't know Hookfoot.
What a wide range of music at this gig.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:This was mine.
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Alex Harvey before he became sensational...very jealous of that one Buxton

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:21 pm

Hipper wrote:Elton, Yes, Fairport, Rory Gallagher, Tir Na Nog - I don't know Hookfoot.
What a wide range of music at this gig.
The sad thing is Hipper I only remember Elton.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by duncandisorderly » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:23 pm

My first was the Big Day Out, MK Bowl, 1999 - Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Sepultura et al - as a green 15 year old.
Went with £20 thinking it would be enough for the whole day, spent a tenner of it in the services on the way down and managed to afford three bottles of water for the entire day.

Within minutes of arriving two blokes offered us some 'tabs' and we were like 'nah, we haven't brought our guitars.'
To be young and naive all over again....
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Dire Straits "Live in 85" at the NEC Birmingham. A mate had tickets and someone else dropped out so I was offered it and really enjoyed it. I was a late starter on the live music scene!
THE BEST I've ever seen is Bruce Springsteen, several times. Absolutely amazing!!

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by J50 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 pm

Roy Harper this Saturday at the London Palladium, second row :-) Reckon my 15 year old will be the youngest there! Remember seeing him around 1986 at Burnley Mechanics.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:12 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Alex Harvey before he became sensational...very jealous of that one Buxton
Remember Roy Wood going loopy at the crowd for some reason and kicking stuff off the stage into them. :)
Chuck Berry stole the show, with everything but his Ding-a-ling. :lol:

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by KLClaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:18 pm

Psychedelic Furs, 1980, Nottingham Rock City.
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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Corky » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Major Lance at the Golden Torch December 1972.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm

Buxtonclaret wrote:This was mine.
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Cracking line up Buxton 8-)

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Mayoclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:14 pm

Some fantastic posts here ................

Aged 15, my first gig was.......
The Who
Kings Hall, Belle Vue Manchester 1973
For me, still the greatest rock n roll band in the world...........

Support was Kilburn and the High Roads featuring a certain Mr Ian Dury!

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by thirdman » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 pm

Re - "Got to give a shout for "Slack Alice" always a Big Draw in Burnley at the bank hall miners in the early seventies."

They were at my first gig, supporting Status Quo, Bradford St George's Hall, something like 1972/73. Wouldn't have gone out of my way to see the Quo a year or 2 later, but enjoyed it at the time. And Slack Alice about whom I remember very little except for the singer waving about some kind of fake feather boa or similar...

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Royboyclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:29 pm

Hawkwind.....Lancaster Uni......early 70's.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by Bop » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:36 pm

Saw Charlie Harper a couple of times with UK Subs...,,,,

And Steve Harper with The Clarets numerous times.

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am

Dance Craze 2 Tone Tour so... Specials, Beat, Madness, Bad Manners, Selecter, Bodysnatchers

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by midlander63 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:07 am

First gig was Elvis Costello & The Attractions in 1978 at Leicester De Montfort Hall - great night! I saw Costello 7 times between 1978 and 1982.

I used to like the way bands named the tours after whatever album they had out at the time - In 1981 Costello had just released Trust so it was 'The Tour To Trust' - In 1982 Imperial Bedroom was released so we had 'The Bedrooms of Britain' tour

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Re: Roy Harper

Post by ClaretPope » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 am

The Action and The Troggs, Twickenham October 1966

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