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> Apollo Theater, Across from the Pavilion
Purplefan
post 28th Mar 2011, 08:54pm
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It was across from the pavilion in Renfield street.I saw some great bands in there.
Saw Led Zeppelin for 1.00 in 1971 when it was greens play house.
Saw Alex Harvey band,
was there AC/DC recorded the Jack. Brilliant stage, it was so high. I remember going to see the Jam in 1983. and was in the upper balcony and it was bouncing!
Sad it went as you were so close to the acts.


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post 29th Mar 2011, 01:17am
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aw Alex Harvey , status Quo , Sutherland Bros , and several others i forget at this time lol , was a good venue.


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post 29th Mar 2011, 04:07pm
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don't tell anyone but, i also saw David soul there in 1977. It was fur my girlfriend honest.
Todays big venues are rubbish compared to the building of the apollo.
It was a unique structure, and it had a little venue right up at the top. I saw
slick perform there and strawberry switch blade, and simple minds


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post 30th Mar 2011, 08:19am
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Had been going to Green's for many years...but first time I saw Jethro Tull there, was the first time I noticed the clouds of dust falling from the roof, due to the volume....great stuff...!
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post 5th Jun 2012, 04:52pm
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what a great venue it was. i used to be a steward in the white elephant disco and occasionally would do a stint at the apollo if there was a big band playing. there was always a special atmosphere in the place and the crowds who flocked there to see the acts always had lots of fun. sometimes the acts would come to the white elephant after their apollo gig and i would get to meet them there
Aye it wuz a long time ago..........but still fresh in ma mind wub.gif


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post 6th Jun 2012, 07:59am
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First time I went I was maybe 13 or 14. Saw a blues revival show with many different acts including Chuck Berry (wish I could remember who else was on this bill). Also Bill Hailey & the Comets (a revival tour maybe in 1971).

Later saw SAHB (Alex Harvey) twice or maybe three times - always outstanding. Rory Gallager (twice). Elvis Costello (twice) once supported by John Cooper Clarke. The Who (we camped out all night for tickets). Jackson Browne (twice). Dr Feelgood (twice). David Bowie 'farewell' tour in June (1977??) for my birthday - had great seats near the front.

Place was always a bit dingy but atmosphere brilliant.

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post 6th Jun 2012, 11:02am
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Found this great site

http://www.glasgowapollo.com/index.asp?s_id=1&m_id=1

You can search by artist to get the dates when you went.

I got a few of mine:-

Bill Haley & The Comets - 10.03.1974

The Who - 15.10. 1975

David Bowie - 20.06.78 (my 21st birthday)

Elvis Costello - 12.01.1979

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post 22nd Jun 2012, 06:23am
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According to yesterday's Evening Times:
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It was 27 years ago this week that Paul Weller s Style Council played what would be the last ever gig at Glasgow s famed Apollo Theatre.

Operating from 1973-1985, the venue, formerly Green s Playhouse cinema, was a legendary among touring musicians for the wild antics of the Glasgow audiences.

The first performer to take the stage at the venue was country legend Johnny Cash, who played there in 1973.

Scots/Aussie rockers AC/DC released most of a 1978 Apollo concert as their first live album, If You Want Blood You ve Got It. Listen to it to hear Scottish cheers.

Sadly, after closing in 1985, and following a fire in 1987, the Apollo had to come down; taking two neighbouring shops, West End Misfits and Mr Chips, with it. ...

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post 10th Sep 2012, 11:18am
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Article in yesterday's Sunday Herald regarding the Glasgow Apollo.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-ne...-venue.18776310

For those on Facebook you might be interested in the active Glasgow Apollo Facebook group. Anyone can join and it is really good fun and brings back a lot of memories.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/5586711471/

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Purplefan
post 2nd May 2013, 04:18pm
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There was even a little venue up above.
I remember seeing
strawberry switchblade; Deacon blue; and Altered image


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post 2nd May 2013, 09:12pm
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I loved the Apollo even though it was falling apart. I saw some acts in there..not all great but the atmosphere made them seen better laugh.gif
Some that I remember were,
Stranglers with Skids as support
Stranglers with Nils Lofgren in support
Be Bop Deluxe
John Cooper Clarke
Eric Clapton (support was Chas and Dave)
Steel Pulse
Simple Minds

There were probably more. I cannae mind so they must have been rotten laugh.gif
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post 3rd May 2013, 11:10am
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Eric Clapton (support was Chas and Dave)

Only at the Apollo biggrin.gif


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post 3rd May 2013, 01:07pm
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Queued all night outside Clydesdales shop in Sauchiehall Street for tickets for the Rolling Stones at the Apollo,the only time I was in it,great night.
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post 4th May 2013, 04:50am
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Loved The Apollo and so did the performers, often citing the crowds and the acoustics for their fondness for the place. I saw a huge number of bands there and most, though not all were good, if not excellent. The wee bit above was called Satellite City and you had to walk up hundreds of stairs to get there.This was where the Skids made their Glasgow debut as support to Howard Devoto. The Skids came on first and the crowd loved them then, sadly, Mr.Devoto came on. After about three numbers the boos started and the cry went up "We want the Skids" His band decided to cut their losses and back came the Skids! It was like watching the birth of a new succesful band, and so it proved. Howard Devoto sank without trace and the Skids became amazingly successful worldwide. Great stuff!
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post 12th May 2013, 02:12pm
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Thank you so much,
The satellite. That was bugging me all week. phew.


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