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This is the place where we will post your stories about the Green's Playhouse, The Glasgow Apollo and Satelitte City (The Wee Apollo). As it develops we will break the stories up into sections such as Myths, Gigs I missed, Meeting the Bands, Where are they now etc. No story too trivial and we will only edit out bad language!

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Comments on Thin Lizzy [reply]
 
i only saw lizzy once and that was on thier farewell tour, in 1983. i was so knocked out by them at that gig that i am still a big fan and regularly play them at home, the live stuff mostly. I wonder if Tom Russell can persuade his bosses at SRH to release the recording of that show, or replay it on Tom's Show on Radio Clyde.
the song that touched me most was (well it was two songs at that gig ) Holy War and The Sun Goes Down both amazing songs. When brian robertson came on that was great as well.
The support band Mama's Boys from ireland impressed me greatly too, i followed them for many years seeing them in aberdeen and in glasgow many time.
Aye Thin Lizzy a great band, Phil you are sadly missed.
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The most memorable time I saw Lizzy was at the Glasgow Apollo on June
17th 1978; the mini-tour to warm up for the two Wembley gigs (thank god I was able to see them before all tours began and ended in huge halls).
The Apollo was absolutely jumping, the anticipation for Lizzy was electric;
Johnny Cougar was the support act and while he didn't get the abuse the
Radiators got (and earned) the year before, he was largely ignored.
With the opening notes of Jailbreak the flash-bombs went off and there was
Phil, centre stage, wearing a Scotland top!
When the crowd finally quietened after "Jailbreak", Phil touched his fist to
his chest and said one word:
"Champions"
The place erupted!!! …………….and never quite calmed down again.
The reason I remember this gig so well is that after each song, the band
could not start the next one because of the crowd singing 'Lizz-y'.
Phil was appealing for us to stop, faux bashfully at first, then really
humbly but the crowd would not let up
Lizzy literally could not start the next song throughout the whole gig due
to the crowd being so loud.

Phil Osborne
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Remember it well...in fact remember ALL the Lizzy gigs the best at the Apollo...Was fortunate to see Lizzy 12 times with Phil...6 at the Glasgow Apollo...those were, and always will be ,the BEST ROCK N ROLL DAYS OF MY LIFE...THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK UNFORTUNATLY..Hey Phil O...you got a new email address..you going to the VIBE 2004..??? Let me know mate..!!!...Anyone else out there going to Dublin 4th January 2004..???
Cheers
Alan Baxter
The Netherlands
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Lizzy nights at the Apollo were always charged. The simple but effective backdrop of the Lizzy logo was enough tos end us all wild. Brillant band, technically superb and a great atmosphere all round. Met the band on two occasions and Lynott was as sharp as a pin when my mate asked him, after he had written about 100 autographs - 'Doesn't your hand hurt?' 'No', replied Lynott - 'I do a lot of w*nking'.  A great band whose live album has to be in the top 5 of all time. [reply]
 
LIKE YOU ANDY I ONLY SAW LIZZY ONCE AT THE APOLLO, AN WILL NEVER FORGET IT.I THINK IT WAS THE LAST TOUR WITH MR.LYNOTT A TRUE ROCK STAR. I SAW THEM 2 TIMES BEFORE BACK IN THE U.S. BUT THIS SHOW TOPED THEM ALL. TO THIS DAY I STILL GET COLD CHILLS EVER TIME I HEAR "COWBOY SONG".
LIVE & DANGERUS HAS AN WILL ALLWAYS STAND THE TEST OF TIME.IT WAS CONCERTS LIKE THIS ONE THAT MADE THE APOLLO THEATER THE MAJIC PLACE IT WAS!!!
LONG LIVE THE APOLLO YOU WILL ALLWAYS LIVE IN MY HEART& SOUL.
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I can remember a Thin Lizzy concert where Phil wore a kilt, is that the same one as he wore the Scotland top? I had it in my mind that it was near New Year and they played Auld Lang Syne...am I wrong?
Ta
Jackie
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Think you are mistaken Jackie, another band maybe?

Phil O

www.philip-lynott*xx*
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It was probably Bob Geldof he wore a kilt back to front.

My wife Karen and her friend Deidrie went to all the Thin Lizzy gigs (Not to mention countless other bands) at the Apollo and have some great stories to tell.  I'll try and get her to write them up and post them.

Gary
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