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Comments on Nazareth [reply]
 
Saw them in the mid seventies and I can remember Pete Agnew's bass guitar coming out "loud and proud"   as up till then all the other gigs I had attended, the Bass was non existant.    I can also remember Dan Mccafferty asking everyone to check under their seats,   someone had called the Appollo and told them there was a bomb in the theatre.   This was at the time of the IRA bombing mainland Britain [reply]
 
Yes indeed Peter.Pete Agnews bass would always sound great.I saw Nazareth about six times at the Apollo,the best of all being the No Mean City tour in 1979 when ex SAHB guitarist Zal Cleminson was guitarist alongside Manny Charlton.What a gig.I remember Dan McCafferty wearing a prismatic eye patch during one song while a spotlight was shone on to it.When he looked around the crowd it was like a laser coming at you.
I saw them in 2001 at the Garage with my good friend Mo for the Homecoming tour which was filmed for dvd release.The auld yins can still put on a good show.
Trev
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Ive met Manny a number of times recently through my friend Bob Laidlaw who is a great guitar builder and repairer all of Mannys huge guitar collection .Honestly he is some laugh and Ive been urging him to write a book about touring with Naz it would be a best seller !!

Anyway he is now living in texas and touring , writing and recoring with his new band MCB ( Manny Charlton Band )Checkout his website www.mannycharlton*xx*  its really good with cool photos from old Naz gigs Im sure some of the Appollo too
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Sometime in 1974? It was about the 3rd time we'd been to see Nazareth. That night the Apollo was not very full and everything was fairly subdued for the first few numbers.
As the band started into 'Shanghai'd in Shanghai' their current & not overly successful single, the whole place went mental to the point where apparently the balcony cracked.
From then on everyone moved up to the front for the remains of a cracking concert, finishing with a sensational 'Broken Down Angel'.
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I WAS AT THE 9-20-81 GIG,AND AS ALLWAYS NAZ. KICKED ASS. TO THIS DAY I STILL HAVE MY TICKET STUB NAZARETH SHIRT,I ALLSO TOOK ABOUT 7 OR 8 PHOTOS. THE STAGE WAS SO HIGH WE HAD TO RELOCATE TO UPPER BALCONYS TO GET SOME GOOD SHOTS.I STILL REMBER THE BALCONY SHAKING ON HAIR OF THE DOG!!!
LONG LIVE THE APOLLO YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HART-N-SOUL. ROCK ON.
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THE REALLY COOL THING ABOUT THIS NAZ.GIG WAS THAT  BEFORE THE CONCERT ME AND MY M8'S GOT OFF THE TRAIN AN WENT INTO BURNS HOUFF PUB ACROSS FROM THE APOLLO, ONLY TO HAVE A FEW PINT'S WITH PETE AGNEW & DARRELL SWEET, THEY WERE SUCH GENT'S.WE TALKED ABOUT THE GIG;S WE HAD SEEN THEM AT BACK IN THE STATE'S.THE TWO OF THEM SINGED A  FEW THING'S FOR US. REAL DOWN TO EARTH GUY'S. [reply]
 
From what I remeber there was about 200 people in the audience, everyone was invite to come down to the front of the stage.

James McInally
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JAMES I DO NOT RECALL THE 9-20-81 GIG AS A SELL OUT BUT IT WAS BILLED AS A NAZARETH HOMECOMEING. AND WAS JUST RELEASED AS A LIVE CD. YES NAZARETH ''live'' AT THE APOLLO, I RECALL SINGING MY ASS OFF ON ''HAIR OF THE DOG''..... long live the apollo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [reply]
 
that was my first gig at the apollo - widowmaker were supporting them and halway through nazareths set. there was an IRA bombscare and we had to clear out for about 20 minutes and then the gig continued. [reply]
 
Was at the 73 gig. It was the only time I got close to reaching the stage. About a dozen of us made it to the small step about 8 ft up but none of us made it to the top level in spite of Dan McCafferty's urging. The encore was "I Belong To Glasgow" with McCaffetry clutching the Apollo Oscar. Great Night! [reply]
 
 
 
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