This Day in Rory History, 24 November

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Re: On this date in Rory history: November 23, 24, 25

Postby fenderbass » 25 Nov 2012, 22:05

There will be a few replies from me on this topic in the next month or so as Rory seemed to tour the UK during November and December.
Here's the first two.

24th November 1973. Liverpool Stadium.
This was maybe the 2nd time I saw Rory. Can't believe it was 39 years ago.
This was a show in a boxing arena. The stage was built on the boxing ring. Seating all around but only 3 sides used for shows.
I remember the acoustic spot, Going To My Hometown in particular had the audience clapping and stamping. Also the white telecaster for the slide songs.
Waited after show and Rory signed a poster. No pictures from this gig. Car broke down on way home and five of us slept in it on a motorway services area. Got it going next morning and headed home. (ticket shown below).

25th November 1988. Ayr Pavillion.
This was the last time I saw Rory. Probably cause of work, young family, not reading music papers to find out about tours etc etc.
I remember Mark Feltham being introduced onto stage. Rory signalling to the side of the stage for the smoke machine to be turned on, gesturing as though he was smoking a cigarette. For some reason I did not wait after the show to get Rory's autograph. I'm sure he would have been signing autograph's at some stage after the show, but before I headed off home I got a photo of the Stage Truck outside the venue. (ticket and photo shown below).

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Re: on this date in Rory history 11/24..

Postby loulamb » 26 Jan 2013, 19:34

I'm really enjoying reading the posts and the pictures from Rory history, thanks for sharing

The Rory gig in March '73 was definitely the 3rd March - the day after Rory's 25th birthday - the date of the 'flaming' cake incident


Whats the story with this 'flaming cake'?
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Re: on this date in Rory history 11/24..

Postby Flamenca » 27 Jan 2013, 01:05

It was an absolute scream! 3rd March 1973 Liverpool Stadium. I'll have to tell it another time when I have the energy. BTW I spoke to Donal about this, unfortunately he doesn't remember the actual gig but he does remember the night before in Glasgow celebrating Rory's birthday and the drive down from Glasgow to Liverpool and the continuation of the birthday celebrations ... I wonder if Gerry remembers ... I forgot to ask him when I spoke to him at his last NBZ gig at the Borderline ...
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Re: on this date in Rory history 11/24..

Postby loulamb » 27 Jan 2013, 19:01

It sounds great Flamenca, looking forward to hearing it!
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Re: on this date in Rory history 11/24..

Postby RobertaSparrow » 28 Jan 2013, 20:06

Flamenca wrote:It was an absolute scream! 3rd March 1973 Liverpool Stadium. I'll have to tell it another time when I have the energy. BTW I spoke to Donal about this, unfortunately he doesn't remember the actual gig but he does remember the night before in Glasgow celebrating Rory's birthday and the drive down from Glasgow to Liverpool and the continuation of the birthday celebrations ... I wonder if Gerry remembers ... I forgot to ask him when I spoke to him at his last NBZ gig at the Borderline ...


Flamenca,

That sounds quite intriguing- By all means, if you have the time, could you re-tell it? I hadn't discovered this site 'til last year, but I've read bits and pieces from posts referring to that day, and I'm sue I'm not the only one who'd really love to hear the full birthday celebration story . . . Please, :mrgreen:

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Re: on this date in Rory history 11/24..

Postby Flamenca » 29 Jan 2013, 11:00

Something to look out for on 3rd March :lol:
It'll be 40 years on from that day ... so strange ... it does feel like a life time ago, I have to say ...
We were all so young ... I was only 14 years old!
The world was a much safer place for kids back then, that's for sure ...
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On this date in Rory history: November 24

Postby Jay Jay » 24 Nov 2013, 20:12

On this date in Rory history: November 24
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?
11/24/1969 Dunstable GB Civic Hall with Man
11/24/1971 London GB BBC Studios Drummond Show
11/24/1973 Liverpool GB Stadium
11/24/1976 Portland,OR USA Paramount Theatre
11/24/1978 Atlanta,GA USA Agora Ballroom
11/24/1981 Reading GB University
11/24/1987 Dortmund D Westfalenhalle II
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Re: On this date in Rory history: November 24

Postby Flamenca » 25 Nov 2013, 00:21

11/24/1973 Liverpool GB Stadium

I was there as was Back to the 70s. The support band was Stryder. I'm not sure if Roland Van Campenhout did a short acoustic set (mostly folk songs in French) after Stryder but before Rory. It might have been this gig or the one in July 74. If so, Rory performed duets with Roland, including Dylan's Cuckoo. Either way, a terrific set by Roland on his little stool, who had a tough old job bringing the crowd round. He managed it and got a couple of encores as I recall. ;)
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On this date in Rory history: November 24

Postby Jay Jay » 24 Nov 2014, 19:37

On this date in Rory history: November 24
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?
11/24/1969 Dunstable GB Civic Hall with Man
11/24/1971 London GB BBC Studios Drummond Show
11/24/1973 Liverpool GB Stadium
11/24/1976 Portland,OR USA Paramount Theatre
11/24/1978 Atlanta,GA USA Agora Ballroom
11/24/1981 Reading GB University
11/24/1987 Dortmund D Westfalenhalle II
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http://www.rorygallagherairport.com/
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This Day in Rory History, 24 November

Postby RobertaSparrow » 26 Nov 2016, 10:52

On this date in Rory history: November 24
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?

11/24/1969 Dunstable GB Civic Hall with Man
11/24/1971 London GB BBC Studios Drummond Show
11/24/1973 Liverpool GB Stadium
11/24/1976 Portland,OR USA Paramount Theatre
11/24/1978 Atlanta,GA USA Agora Ballroom
11/24/1981 Reading GB University
11/24/1987 Dortmund D Westfalenhalle II

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