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Comments on Uriah Heep [reply]
 
I saw them on the 2nd last gig in there i think. I STILL cant believe that the feckin crappy Style Council was th elast ever gig there. Is that right? Heep were pretty good i think. Wasnt my kind of thing though,,but i do like them nowadyas. Keyboard player Hensley is good to watch,,stabbin the keys with the big knife and all that.i remember thinkin that the whole thing seemed really lifeless and sad though.
Not the band,,the atmosphere in the place.
Not busy either which didnt help.
And probably THE quietest gig i ever saw in there. The p.a was tiny.G ood live band!
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Ken Hensley was no longer with the band by that point Jim, and the guy with the knives in the keyboard would have been Keith Emerson.

Anyway about the Heep gig - I remember everyone trying to rip bits of the Apollo out so they could take home a souvenir of the old place. On the way back to the train, saw some guys with half a row of seats! Only got an ashtray myself, long lost though. Heep were good that night as always!
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was the singer at the time not a bit ponsy ? crackin tour tshirt tho last real band to play asad nite for all long live the no 1 live venue ever ............Willie [reply]
 
was the singer at the time not a bit ponsy ? crackin tour tshirt tho last real band to play asad nite for all long live the no 1 live venue ever ............Willie [reply]
 
I think the singer that night was a guy called Pete Goalby, your right he was a bit ponsy but a great singer [reply]
 
My first ever concert was Uriah Heep on the 16th of november 1973,waiting on the chartered bus outside the Regal cinema in Lanark,i was bloody freezing,and alternatively excited/ ******ting myself because i had never been to the Apollo before,and all the "Apollo veterans"were winding me up about one of the stewards who had a bad/missing eye and was meant to be an evil bugger with his big torch if you got up out of your seat. As it turned out i never saw him,the concert was amazing,and the support band was the" heavy metal kids" with Gary Holton(Wayne in aufweidersein pet)as lead singer [reply]
 
yeah - the last "proper" gig at the apollo 1985. i agree with others that it was a rather downbeat atmosphere. we all knew we were losing something special. even the bouncers had given up. my and my mate thought we would sit it out in one of the boxes to the side of the stage. that we we could savour watching the great apollo metal heads and the band at the same time. it was cool seeing punters taking home ripped up seats at the end. [reply]
 
Not a big fan of Uriah Heep but they were the first band I seen their in November 1975. Set me on my way to many concerts in the great place. Been to plenty of enjoyable concerts in other venues but none can capture the atmosphere of the Apollo. [reply]
 
 
 
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