Apollo - Greens Playhouse

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Apollo - Greens Playhouse

Postby Mori » Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:54 pm

Went to many a Concert at the Apollo in my day, the balcony used to shake when everyone jumped at the same time, pretty scary at times but never detered anyone from comming back time and time again. :D

Anyone any old images of groups and memoribilla of this wonderful venue?

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http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/
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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:09 pm

This is the site for everything Apollo...

http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/
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Postby The_Clincher » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:29 pm

Fellow rocker sent me this a while back :wink:

http://media.putfile.com/RushApollo
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Postby Fossil » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:44 pm

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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:54 pm

Here's my favourite Apollo photo taken at the first Apollo gig I went to, Thin Lizzy.

This picture really brings home just how high that Apollo stage was.

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Postby gap74 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:17 pm

Stuart Neville's Glasgow Cinemas website has some nice material on it, mostly dating from cinema days, but there's a corking colour shot on the last page of the auditorium painted in a shocking shade of crimson and gold!

http://www.glasgowcinemas.co.uk/green'splayhouse.html

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Postby johnnyanglia » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:25 pm

My first ever gig was at the Apollo. OMD in November 1980. Seen some much better acts since then but there is nothing quite like your first gig. The ones i would have loved to have seen were Kraftwerk in 1975 and 1981 and Suicide supporting the Clash in 1978.
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Kraftwerk

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:15 pm

Kraftwerk in 1981 were superb. As usual they took the studio on tour with them. Ralf and Florian and two other musicians appeared on stage. Don't tell me Germans don't have a sense of humour cos they do. And they know what dance music is too. They encored with Pocket Calculator playing Pocket Calculators. Although they may have been miming. I think the robotic look-a- likes were miming as well.
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Postby gap74 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:04 am

Fans of the venue might like to know that the Apollo Memories website has become a book, which I flicked through in Waterstones in Sauchiehall St this very evening....

Full of cracking anecdotes, pics, ticket stubs, backstage passes etc.

http://www.inthewilderness.com/apollo/i ... =2&m_id=17

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... 94-3490820

Or if you're too cheap to buy it, it was lying on a table marked "local interest" on the ground floor of the aforementioned Waterstones branch!

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Postby Mori » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:35 am

I remember the Dance club above at the top of the Apollo ..Satellite City and then it became the Penthouse went to a few gigs in there in the 80's to new romantic bands when they 1st started up it was Simple Minds/ ultravox/human league Simple minds giged in there when they were becoming more popular as the pub across the road the Mars Bar got too small for the audiences.

http://www.simpleminds.org/sm/tours/t1978/

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Postby JayKay » Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:51 am

My first ever gig was Hawkwind at the Apollo in '82, also saw Ozzy and Marillion there.
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Postby Schiehallion » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:12 pm

Queen in 1979 was immense. Crazy Little Thing Called Love tour. Used to see the same old favourites every year, Gillan, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake etc.

Top gig was the first time I saw my hero - Alice Cooper February 1982
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Postby The_Clincher » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:45 pm

Schiehallion wrote:Queen in 1979 was immense. Crazy Little Thing Called Love tour. Used to see the same old favourites every year, Gillan, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake etc.

Top gig was the first time I saw my hero - Alice Cooper February 1982


I appreciate your taste in music! :)
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Postby Alycidon » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:52 pm

First Concert was Status Quo in September 1973, the ticket cost a whopping 75pence (a fortune in those days lad). Went on to see them three times, Queen twice in 1975 and 77, (front row of the circle), Black Sabbath three times, Hawkwind twice, Uriah Heep, 10CC, Tangerine Dream, Steve Hackett and Yes. Yes were booed off the stage by the Glasgow audience, because of the two guys from the Buggles that had joined and tried to introduce "video killed the radio star" to the set!!
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Postby james73 » Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:01 pm

What was the capacity of the Apollo? It looked quite big.



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