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beatles in glasgow

Postby hambone » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm

reading great book Beatles in Scotland .Mentions the odeon concerts I know where that is , but where was the glasgow concert hall they played in 1963? Any photos of it, or what is on the site now?I think reading the book it may have been near charing x.Would love to read anyones memories of the fab4 or indeed any bands that played glasgow.As I ve just joined hg Ihope Im not going over old ground
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Peetabix » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:07 pm

It was The Odeon on Renfield Street. My in-laws were at it. I think Roy Orbison topped the bill.
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:30 pm

The Beatles appeared at St. Andrew's hall.


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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:34 pm

Following the link, that was an impressive building. It says it burned down in 1962 though?
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:43 pm

While taking time out from checking the calibration of my sarcasm detector, it seems they played at the Odeon supporting Orbison on the 7th of June 1963, and returned on what I assume was their own headlining tour on the 5th of October of the same year:
BEATLES MINI-TOUR OF SCOTLAND, 1963
5 October Concert Hall, Glasgow
6 October Carlton, Kirkcaldy
7 October Caird Hall, Dundee

Which begs the question, what was 'Concert Hall' if St Andrew's Hall 'went on fire' the year before?

(This is according to http://www.dermon.com/beatles/details/tours.htm by the way.)
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:00 pm

Thanks lucky poet. The St. Andrews halls did burn down in 1962 and the Beatles did as the above poster said played its temporary replacement the Concert Hall on the 5th October 1963. It was previously known as the Gaiety Cinema at 625, Argyle Street. It was demolished in 1968 for the Motorway.
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby cammy » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:55 pm

The Glasgow concert hall was not demolished in 1968 ,it was still there until recently in argyle st in the guise of yon big indian restuarant ,cant remember the name
I know cos I was there and it was a strange feeling sitting having a meal where the balcony was .
they used to have boxing events there as well
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:16 pm

Creme De La Creme Restaurant. lovely place . It was a night club and possibly Bingo hall. Lulu played a week there.
Used to be the Kelvin Sports Arena home to boxing and wrestling and previously the Kelvin cinema But it was 1073 Argyle Street and in Finnieston not Anderston.
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby cammy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:57 am

thanks Dexter :o
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby well skelpt coupon » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:02 pm

Howdy,

Don't forget Cowcaddens. I'm fairly sure an early Beatles appearance was recorded at the old STV studios.

Incidentally fact fans, John and Yoko were almost killed in a car crash in Wick.

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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby dimairt » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:59 pm

See link to SCRAN with short clip of the Fabs arriving at STV studios in Hope St. If my memory serves me well, the footage of this interview with Paul Young and Morag Hood (swoon) was uncovered only last year.
Dexter is right about the temporary use of the former cinema as a replacement for the St Andrew's Halls: the Beatles played there and it was home to the SNO. The second link is to the Kent Rd website. Cammy, the Gaiety was not Creme de la Creme: the Gaiety was demolished in the 60s; Creme was demolished on;ly recently.
The Beatles topped the bill over the Big O and according to George Harrison - confirmed in "Shout" by Philip Norman - they stood watching from the wings, worried that they wouldn't be able to follow him. They managed.


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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby hambone » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:40 pm

not sure if any these answers are right ,in the book guy says hes getting all excited walking up sauchiehall st towards concert hall ,I reckon it must have been where char x motorway is now ,not as far along as creme de la creme, more city centre I think,cant imagine going outside city centre for gig in those days
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:40 pm

The fab four pass under the Kingston Bridge during the Glasgow leg of their 1969 tour:
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Re: beatles in glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:11 pm

hambone wrote:not sure if any these answers are right ,in the book guy says hes getting all excited walking up sauchiehall st towards concert hall ,I reckon it must have been where char x motorway is now ,not as far along as creme de la creme, more city centre I think,cant imagine going outside city centre for gig in those days


Let's see. Roy Orbison supported The Beatles at The Odeon.

The Beatles played the Glasgow Concert hall in 1963.

The Glasgow Concert hall was previously the Gaiety Cinema.

The Gaiety Cinema was demolished to make way for the motorway.

A boy walked up Sauchiehall Street to see the Beatles at the Glasgow Concert Hall.

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Re: beatles in glasgow

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