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  • Premier Icon zippykona
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    The Skids at the marquee in 79. I was 13.

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    aside from many pub bands, the first “proper” gig I went to was Donington in 1990. So the first band was Thunder (followed by The Quireboys, Poison, Serenity and Whitsnake). Baptism of fire.

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    The Flaming Lips at Plymouth pavilions.

    Rob Hilton
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    Public Enemy at The Hummingbird in Brum aged 13.

    superjohn71
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    Style Council, cost of loving tour, 1987. I would have been 15.

    Pigface
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    Doctors of Madness at the Marquee 14 looked about 7 how they let me in is a mystery.

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    Aside from local bands in pubs.

    Transvision Vamp. Rock City. On the Pop Art tour so I guess it was ’88 or ’89.

    sc-xc
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    Broooooce at Bramall lane, 88.

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    Fu Manchu at the Cockpit in Leeds. Can’t remember exactly when, but it was the early 90’s. My hearing was dodgy for a couple of days afterwards

    Inspiral carpets at the Bristol Bierkeller 1989(ish)

    sc-xc
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    Broooooce at Bramall lane, 88.

    scoob67
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    Darts, Glasgow Apollo, 1979. I was about 12. Brilliant.

    B.A.Nana
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    The Police, ghost in the machine tour queens hall Leeds

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    Anthrax 1987

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    Moody Blues, about fifty years ago.

    emac65
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    SLF – B’ham Odeon ’79, I think

    fatoldgit
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    Not sure as it’s so long ago,
    But first I still remember was Nils Lofgren at Leeds University

    Support act was way way better to the extent that when Lofgren had finished, folks were chanting the supports acts name ….

    Still haven’t seen them headline although I did catch them supporting at Knebworth.

    I really wish Tom Petty would tour the UK more, can’t make the only date this year

    ….

    And through the power of google I can now say it was 21 May 1977 …..

    windyg
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    Gary Moore – After the War tour Birmingham NEC 1989 just amazing to see such a legend, one gig I will never forget.

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    Deep Purple – ‘boro town hall crypt. Old geezers playing by numbers a bit
    closely followed by SLF – somewhere in/near Sheffield. Much more energy

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    Op – Bon Jovi supported by Van Halen? Crossroads Tour in ’95?

    My first gig was Saxon, at the Cresset in Peterborough. Circa 1990

    jodafett
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    First live artist I saw was Charlie Pride. I was too young to protest! First gig I went of my own volition was the Happy Mondays, Pills n thrills tour.

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    Stiff Little Fingers, Portsmouth Locarno Ballroom. Venue no longer exists, unfortunately the band are still plugging away!

    badllama
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    Dio at Apollo in Manchester I was 15 with my best mate we were the first kids to go to a gig in our year 😀

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    The Chameleons – Middleton Civic Hall approx 1986

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    Chuck Berry at the Bradford Alhambra, I guess around 96/97

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    A sort of follow on from the Nirvana thread.

    My sister and her now husband took me with them to see Bon Jovi in Cardiff when i was 15. He wanted to go as Van Halen were supporting them, obviously my sister wanted to see the Jovi.

    Really good day out and the gig was pretty damn good. Enjoyed both sets.

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    Slade – B’ham Odeon

    skybluestu
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    The Prodigy Experience tour – 1991 or 1992 I think @ Plymouth Pavilions. Very hazy night indeed!

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    Nice phishing – isn’t this a bit like asking for your porn star name?

    mikey74
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    Either Extreme or Great White.

    zigzag69
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    Another SLFer. Glasgow Apollo, 1982. Just turned 13 and in the best punk tradition, mum and dad dropped me and my pal off. Fantastic night, still remember some big guy with a Mohican kicking lumps out of the building.

    CountZero
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    First was Steeleye Span at the Lacock Folk Festival in 1971, they played Chippenham Folk Festival in 2011, to celebrate the fact, and I finally got the chance to meet Maddy Prior and get my vinyl copy of ‘Below The Salt’ signed.
    Next gig was ELP on the Trilogy Tour, at St David’s Hall in Cardiff in 1972.

    john_drummer
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    Th Undertones, 1980, Bradford St George’s Hall. Support band were The Moondogs

    roper
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    The London Philarmonic at the Barbican early to mid 1980’s. Think it was the Planets.

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    MoreCashThanDash – i was just looking for it myself, thats the one 🙂

    ocrider
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    The Stupids, Napalm Death and more at what is now Hammersmith bus station in 1987 (clueless fifteen year old in a moshpit.)

    Kuco
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    Pink floyd, Division Bell at Earls Court 1994.

    sweepy
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    The clash 78 or 79. Supported by the slits, who were better.

    MarkBrewer
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    The Stranglers last year at the Silverstone classic, 1st time seeing a band live at 36 years old and that was only because I was there with work 😆

    That made me feel like I’ve been missing out all my life though and wish I’d gone to see some live music years ago. Also saw Reef & The Boomtown rats that weekend so not a bad event to pop my live music cherry 8)

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