Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

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Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:19 am

From July '77 - would any Liverpudlians here be able to guess which publication it is from? That is , I presume it is a from a Liverpool one. Elvis's gig, by the way , got rescheduled to August 2nd.


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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby Top balcony » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:02 pm

Hi John

Only ill-educated guesses from me. Back in those days the Liverpool Echo was a proper newspaper and used to feature ads like this one in the classifieds on a Friday night. The NME similarly had ads for gigs. But my money would be on the Echo.

I didn't manage to see him live at Erics until the next year on 25th March 1978.

Good luck in your quest for the truth!

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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:20 pm

Thanks Colin. It's much of a muchness really but it's tidy to have a source . I hope to to be in Liverpool for Steve's show in October - seeya then!

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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby sulky lad » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:53 pm

What does seem bizarre is that there are so few bootlegs from around this time from the Liverpool and manchester shows in the late 70s and early 80s. By 1982 both cities were being well covered but those early days have very few recordings available- I wonder if it's the same for all early punk/new wave shows at that time ?
Between us, Colin TB and I have scoured all sorts of sources but failed to produce anything new - so far !

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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:04 am

One word - Jake !

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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby Top balcony » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:03 am

johnfoyle wrote:... I hope to to be in Liverpool for Steve's show in October - seeya then!


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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:06 am

It's probably an NME advert. Somebody's flogging the same one here:


http://www.cdandlp.com/en/jam/eric-s-li ... 268671714/

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Re: Elvis at Erics, Liverpool , 1977 - query about a ad.

Postby sulky lad » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:17 am

Funnily enough in the mid 80s when I was an EC novice I used to buy a load of live shows from a trader in Manchester who's name was Jake . I used to make postal orders ( remember them ) for extortionate amounts such as £8 and wait for a parcel of cassettes to be delivered with the latest from the most recent tours - probably most active in 1983 and 1984 !


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