40 Years Ago

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40 Years Ago

Postby sulky lad » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:50 pm

I think I might as well start this topic as I will be encouraging all well known posters on this site to keep on uploading their live recordings from this period.
Just a quick query as we approach October 21st. The recording that I'm aware of at this time is from Salford University as advertised in both the NME and MM of this period as part of the Live Stiffs Live package tour. However, the wiki states that a concert took place in the Apollo Theatre, Manchester on this night; they refer to a Manchester Music Archive which has a picture of part of a ticket but which definitely looks like it might be from Apollo Theatr "e, Manchester"
So which is true - the original cassette recording that was the source for my good friend was just a hand written paper cover. Did anyone attend the Manchester show, was Salford scrapped for a larger venue or did it take place on the 20th or 23rd between other shows ?!
Any revelations greatly appreciated !

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby Azmuda » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:05 am

sulky lad wrote:I think I might as well start this topic as I will be encouraging all well known posters on this site to keep on uploading their live recordings from this period.
Just a quick query as we approach October 21st. The recording that I'm aware of at this time is from Salford University as advertised in both the NME and MM of this period as part of the Live Stiffs Live package tour. However, the wiki states that a concert took place in the Apollo Theatre, Manchester on this night; they refer to a Manchester Music Archive which has a picture of part of a ticket but which definitely looks like it might be from Apollo Theatr "e, Manchester"
So which is true - the original cassette recording that was the source for my good friend was just a hand written paper cover. Did anyone attend the Manchester show, was Salford scrapped for a larger venue or did it take place on the 20th or 23rd between other shows ?!
Any revelations greatly appreciated !


Some long-forgotten research is here:

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Talk:Concert_1977-10-21_Manchester

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby krm » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:05 am

Bruce Thomas old itenary that he published some months ago could be added here as a reference too. But I am sure you have that one on top of your desk already. This might or might not help out.
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http://www.brucethomas.co.uk/?p=1961

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby sulky lad » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks, Kjell, I have it somewhere but I couldn't lay hands on it at the time,.
thanks also for Mojo form guiding me in the right direction !!

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:45 pm

Theresa Kereakes permits me to share her photo of Elvis on stage in Los Angeles on November 19 1977. 'Elvis is holding a broken glass. He broke his glass of water to shake it at a heckler', she comments. 'That photo is included in my exhibit at @gethiprecords Store’s Black Friday shindig.'

http://www.unguardedmoments.info/

http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... os_Angeles

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby emotional_fascism076 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:27 am

Thanks for sharing that photo. Is there anything on what happened at this show out there?

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:04 am

Thanks for sharing that photo. Is there anything on what happened at this show out there.




This is how EC remembers it in UM&DI:

"...some boorish, drunken English bloke forced himself into the center of the crowd, his hands roaming uninvited over a girl who was pressed up against the front of the stage. Ever the gallant, I smashed a bottle that someone had conveniently left between my vocal monitors and made some kind of offer with the jagged end that I never really saw myself following up on. Mercifully, the lout was hustled out of the premises before anybody's blood was spilled."

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:12 pm

https://twitter.com/ElvisCostello/statu ... 0445472771


Feb. '77 ? More likely Nov. 77. Still , it's great to see Elvis's Twitter account getting in on this.

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby sulky lad » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:08 am

I wonder if he's listening to any of the old recordings that are doing the rounds in celebration ? :shock:

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Re: 40 Years Ago

Postby sulky lad » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:36 am

So, 40 years ago today I attended my first Elvis Costello gig at the Roundhouse in London.
A scene setting is probably overkill but I still feel excited about it and this nostalgia is a bit precious to me !
I was brought up in a village in West Devon in a most rural setting and had a sheltered happy upbringing where everyone knew me and my family because of our connection to the local chapel and my family's bakery business. I spent my early weekends and holidays driving around the village with my parents, delivering bread and attending church functions and local football matches. After taking "A" levels and with no idea what I was going to do with my life, I failed to get into medical school with my grades but was offered a choice of either London or Surrey University. Naively, my father had heard Surrey had "an immoral" reputation and so I left home with an enormous suitcase early in October 1977 for London and stayed with the mother and step-father of a fellow 6th former in Highbury, North London who took me in and made my transition so easy as I slipped into a family home. I will never be able to thank them or repay them for their kindness to me over the three years as an under-graduate. My first term was a tumultuous rush of new experiences and rapid growing up and I was befriended by a fellow undergrad who decided my musical tastes needed broadening and so, In January 1978 we met at Camden tube station and made our way to the Roundhouse for a free gig by Elvis and The Attractions. I know he had contacts within the music business and we had no problem getting our free tickets and entering the old railway shed.
Sadly, I recall little of that gig, except for the comments about needing a bottle of water to wash my hair afterwards - (I'm sure I've explained that before on this forum). I know at the time we saw quite a few punk/new wave bands together and I can only remember the excitement of these shows even if most of the bands disappeared without a trace. My friend Graham hardly ever paid for tickets and indeed we were planning to see Elvis at the Dominion Theatre in December of 1978 but he had been obliged to go home at the end of term before these gigs and then was tragically killed in a motorbike accident over the Christmas holiday.
Today I'm grateful to my landlord and landlady and their sweet daughter Lesley and to Graham (RIP) who planted seeds that have dominated my musical life ever since. Although not fantastically overwhelmed by the gig, I did go to Camden market within a couple of weeks and bought a cassette of the Roundhouse show from a trader who, for the whole of the time I was in London, always had a huge number of bootleg shows available within hours of their recording and who always was knowledgeable and friendly. The recording captured some of the excitement, and Elvis' fury at the amount of spitting that had been going on throughout the show and this apparently caused him to only perform one encore. I have a feeling Night rally struck a chord but this may just be a 40 year old desire to have been "right-on" politically after all these years ! No doubt this show will appear at some stage on some well know torrent site ?! :shock:


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