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And then he walked along the edge of the Circle

This is the place where we will post your stories about the Green's Playhouse, The Glasgow Apollo and Satelitte City (The Wee Apollo). As it develops we will break the stories up into sections such as Myths, Gigs I missed, Meeting the Bands, Where are they now etc. No story too trivial and we will only edit out bad language!

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Comments on Elton John [reply]
 
First gig I ever saw... a boy of 12, near the back of the stalls, utterly blown away by the original Elton John band, with Kiki Dee in support. (Is it true that most of her band defected from backing Arthur Brown to support her? I'm just sorry that at 12, the irony of the name BJ Cole went straight over my head) The big memory is of the crowd spending the night yelling for Saturday's Alright (kept for an encore - the boy wasn't daft). In 76, the band wasn't as tight, but it was a close run thing... Pinball Wizard was the crowd pleaser that night. Never saw him after that, but doubt he's ever come close to what he was doing in 73 (and can't say I've got much inclination to see him now) [reply]
 
Dear Douglas

You dont knlw what you are missing. Saw Elton in Cyprus last month on a solo concert and was exposed to 3-hour gig from elton john album through honky chateau to last album. Quite brilliant with his voice better than ever as well as his piano work. It was breathtaking.

Like you I saw EJ first back in 73 at Caird Hall Dundee and was blown away with what was then the best concert I had ever seen and still remains to this day one of the best.

Since 73 I have seen the band on many occations with the last time this solo effort in Nicosia.

When you get the chance look up Elton again as his feel for the music is stll there as it was in 72/73.

Great site, I have only gone into it today.

Jim Livie
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I was approaching 17 when I saw Eltonat the Playhouse. What I remember was the encore of Elderberry Wine which seemed to last forever. Was there with one of the first 'crushes' I had. her name was Agnes Mitchell and she had the cutest smile ever. Got the kindest, sweetest brush off I ever was on the receivingend from Agnes. I was just a boy, giving it all away - and faded away, sadly. She was a too mature 19 after all. [reply]
 
march 79 gig one of best i ever saw. 2 halfs to the set just elton & piano 1st with ray cooper clarke in 2nd half rcc was outstanding. [reply]
 
may 76 my 21st birtday. normally would'nt have gone to see elton john. great gig. taken by old girlfriend. where are you now Jackie? [reply]
 
 
 
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