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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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This boy of 14 was just totally speechless in November 1970. This was post-Live at Leeds and Woodstock -- quite simply the most aggressive and moving live performance I have ever witnessed, bar none!

Support band was The James Gang, with a certain Joe Walsh on guitar & vocals -- wonder what became of him?
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After Keith Moon died, the next time The Who toured the UK, it was a bit unusual, as I recall. It was June 1979, and tickets went on sale two or three days before the show. I'd just finished my college exams and joined the hundreds queueing overnight, and therefore got to pick my row in the stalls. After we left with out tickets I remember looking down Renfield Street. The queue stretched out of sight. We picked a row a few back from the front, so that we wouldn't be too close to that high stage but still be close.
It was announced that there would be no support, and that they'd be on stage sharp at 7.30. We hardly believed that, but just in case we got to our seats on time. A first and a last. As I recall, they came on about 7.35, and blasted into Substitute. That was a magical concert, I remember looking back at the circles. Were they moving? It was reported the next day that the applause after Pinball Wizard lasted five minutes, and that wasn't a break before the encore. I still remember that show vividly. My first truly Classicic concert, and never bettered. They played again a couple of years later, were good enough, but that 1979 comeback tour was the one for me.
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With out tickets? Typing error there. We got our tickets all right. And the concert was ClassicIC. [reply]
 
Was that when Daltrey had just had his hair cut and walked by the entire queue without being recognised?

I missed that show when my friends crackpot scheme to use a secret door that led onto the stair to the upper circle from Mr Chips next door failed. Anyone remember the buckets of potatoes in water that used to be left there or ami Going mad?
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Couldn't agree more!Saw The Who in full stadium mode a couple of years before at Parkheid & wasn't that impressed but this stripped down concert was a complete blast. Highlights for me were 'Won't get fooled again' and a blistering 'Summertime Blues'
Two mates and I took the band at their word & went down to try to see them at The Central Hotel afterwards. We managed to get into the hotel through a back door in Central Station and were eventually chucked out but not before meeting Pete Townshend & Kenny Jones.
A brilliant night.
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I was at the Who gig on 8th June 1979, and although it was a long time ago, and I don't remember too much about it, it was one of the best gigs I ever attended. I remember that there was no support band, and my friend and I did not know when the concert would start. Then, without any fanfare or introduction, the Who strode on stage and started "Substitute". We were up in the Gods, a long way from the stage, but the sound and the atmosphere were great. My recollection is that it was after the "See me, feel me" Tommy section that the crowd applauded ecstatically for several minutes, while the band were on-stage and unable to continue until the crowd had settled. This moment remains the greatest reception I ever witnessed at a rock concert. I also remember Townshend smashing a guitar on the stage at the end. Great memories, one of only two times I was at the Apollo - I wish it had been more. [reply]
 
I remember the ovation the band got when they came on stage in '81 and Roger Daltrey said he knew he was in Scotland when he heard the welcome and of course Pete out does him by saying he knew he was in Glasgow. One other thing that stuck in my mind was a young kid of about 14 near the stage dressed in an oversized parka dancing about(there was a mod revival at the time) and Pete just giving him a weird look.
Pete was well out of it because of his drinking and would often go off on guitar solo which left Roger and John staring at each other wondering what was going on. It was a strange gig because they were playing a lot of new unheard material from the forthcoming Face Dances album.
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First concert ever attended and the last Apollo one with Keith Moon. The two wartime floodlights were incredible. This started a long and musical association with the Purple Place that I will never forget. Thanks to big brother for queueing up all night and getting the ticket. Wish I could remember where all my tickets are as I still have them. [reply]
 
I became a Who fan as a sixteen year old in 1976 but missed the Celtic Park concert due mainly to poverty. I consoled myself with the prospect of many more chances to see the band in the near future. Little did I guess just how long it would take. 3 years is a long, long, time when youre a starstruck post-adolescent! Keiths untimely death in 1978 meant things would never be quite the same again, but Ill never forget the heart pounding moment when I realized  - courtesy of the Daily Record that The Orrible Oo  were to play a hastily arranged concert at the Apollo in June 1979. On the day of the ticket sale I had to sit a crucial Uni exam but a friend queued for hours and managed to get 4 tickets for the Circle (cheers Fraser). As for the actual concert it would be impossible for me to give an objective account being in a highly emotional near religious state throughout. I do remember Roger strutting on to the stage sporting a close-crop which many people took to be a nod to the 79 Mod Revival but which was actually for his title role in the film McVicar. I also recall the familiar post-gig feeling of being back outside on Renfield Street still high on naturally produced endorphins, still energized and oblivious to the night rain. [reply]
 
i remember the ticket`s for the 2 night for the 1975 concert went on sale on a friday morning in september the word went round the ticket office was going to open at 12 mid-night because of the big crowd (did`nt materlalize it was a long long night) i will always remember this roger daltry lookalike racing his mate along renfrew street quite a few time`s that night anyhow the box office opened at 7 [reply]
 
I saw The Who in'81/82 from the upper balcony. Wow did that balcony rock!

Probably the loudest concert I've ever attended...I was deaf for three days afterwards!

One to remember forever.
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Missed out on tickets for the 75 concert as I got in too late and had to miss school! The Parkhead concert in June 76 made up for the disappointment. The 79 concert was amazing even without Keith Moon - also a Friday night I seem to remember - and I also queued up all night about a week before to get tickets. These concerts were on a Saturday and Sunday night and were certainly different but without a doubt still brilliant with some new material from very underrated Face Dances album. Always a great night when the Who play as I have found out at many venues since. [reply]
 
 
 
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