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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 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band [reply]
 
I've heard that the SAHB were a classic apollo band.  We cant find much about the shows on the net.  Come on folks lets hear your stories about Alex and the boys. [reply]
 
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They were definitely a classic Apollo band. I think I'm right in saying they were the first band to sell out the Apollo with neither a hit album or single. Alex was the real star, but the rest of the band were excellent as well. Early songs like 'The Faith Healer' and 'St. Anthony' were brilliant live, but there was also quite a lot of showmanship like Alex dancing 'cheek to cheek' with some lassies in backless dresses.
Not quite an Apollomemory, but some mates and I heard that SAHB were recording live for the Old Grey Whistle Test at the BBC Scotland studio in Queen Margaret's Drive just down the road from our school. Not only did we manage to blag our way in, but we were allowed to watch them recording 'Delilah'. Don't think Alex was too pleased to see wee schoolboys in the studio, but Zal, the guitarist & Chris, the bassist came & talked to us.
It was so sad a couple of years to buy NME and read about Alex's death.
Whenever I think about the Apollo, I always think about some of the brilliant SAHB gigs.
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First saw SAHB as support to Slade in the very last Green's Playhouse gig. Despite an absolute relentless tirade of abuse from the Slade fans Alex et al just stood there daring the fans to challenge them. They sipped beer and stood legs astride the monitors in threatening poses and slowly, very slowly, won over the crowd. Fantastic display of showmanship. Had the pleasure of going backstage and meeting the band about four months later when they played in Hamilton. Thanks for the beer and the memories Alex. [reply]
 
 
 
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