This Day in Rory History, 13 January

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Postby roryfan » 13 Jan 2012, 11:56

Were you there?
1/13/1972 London GB Paris Theatre In Concert
1/13/1973 Hamburg D Musikhalle
1/13/1977 Cork IRL Rory is snowbound in Ireland
1/13/1979 London GB Hammersmith Odeon with Bram Tchaikovsky
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Re: on this date in Rory history 13 January

Postby Mandyl » 13 Jan 2012, 19:13

13/01/79 Hammersmith Odeon – I was there, my one and only Rory gig.
I had seen the Irish Tour film a few years earlier and had bought the album too but that was it, my boyfriend bought us tickets to see Rory and I wasn’t sure I wanted to make the journey from Swindon to London and back by train but we did and I’m so glad we did.
I have three clear memories – the first is walking into the Odeon to go to our seats and being overwhelmed by the noise and testosterone levels! The second is seeing Rory bounce onto the stage in that way he had, wearing the orangey checked shirt. The third is seeing Rory come to the front of the stage at the end, dripping with sweat and saying thank you to everyone.
I didn’t know most of the songs but I remembered one in particular afterwards and had picked up on one word from it so I went to my local record store the next day and searched through Rory’s albums until I found it. There it was – Shinkicker – so I bought Photofinish (on vinyl) and loved it all.
Thank you so much Rory.

Mandy
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Re: on this date in Rory history 1/13..

Postby Sinner Girl » 13 Jan 2012, 19:25

Mandyl wrote:13/01/79 Hammersmith Odeon – I was there, my one and only Rory gig.
I had seen the Irish Tour film a few years earlier and had bought the album too but that was it, my boyfriend bought us tickets to see Rory and I wasn’t sure I wanted to make the journey from Swindon to London and back by train but we did and I’m so glad we did.
I have three clear memories – the first is walking into the Odeon to go to our seats and being overwhelmed by the noise and testosterone levels! The second is seeing Rory bounce onto the stage in that way he had, wearing the orangey checked shirt. The third is seeing Rory come to the front of the stage at the end, dripping with sweat and saying thank you to everyone.
I didn’t know most of the songs but I remembered one in particular afterwards and had picked up on one word from it so I went to my local record store the next day and searched through Rory’s albums until I found it. There it was – Shinkicker – so I bought Photofinish (on vinyl) and loved it all.
Thank you so much Rory.

Mandy
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful story ,and the ticket of course ;)
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On this date in Rory history: January 13

Postby Jay Jay » 13 Jan 2013, 16:34

On this date in Rory history: January 13
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?
1/13/1972 London GB Paris Theatre In Concert
1/13/1973 Hamburg D Musikhalle
1/13/1977 Cork IRL Rory is snowbound in Ireland
1/13/1979 London GB Hammersmith Odeon with Bram Tchaikovsky
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Re: On this date in Rory history: January 13

Postby Mandyl » 20 Jan 2013, 14:26

This is always a date I look forward to! Back in 1979 I went to see Rory at the Hammersmith Odeon, my one and only time I got to see him. I didn't get backstage or anything ( :? ) but I do remember walking into a testosterone filled venue feeling slightly apprehensive! I distinctly remember seeing Rory bounce on stage, checked shirt on and Strat in hand, also seeing him at the front of the stage at the end, sweaty and smiling. I didn't know many of the songs but one stood out at that at time and I went in search of the album with it on the next day. That's when I bought Photo-Finish so I could hear Shinkicker again. That song will always be my 'Rory' song, just because it reminds me of that night. Now I love all the songs on it, especially the heart-breaking Fuel to the Fire.

Below is my ticket, I didn't know I had kept it until a couple of years ago when I found it my box of secrets that I keep things in from my teenage years. Mandy.
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On this date in Rory history: January 13

Postby Jay Jay » 13 Jan 2015, 16:23

On this date in Rory history: January 13
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?
1/13/1972 London GB Paris Theatre In Concert
1/13/1973 Hamburg D Musikhalle
1/13/1977 Cork IRL Rory is snowbound in Ireland
1/13/1979 London GB Hammersmith Odeon with Bram Tchaikovsky
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Re: On this date in Rory history: January 13

Postby Mandyl » 14 Jan 2015, 20:26

Doh, forgot to this yesterday! One and only time I got to see the great man in concert. Don't remember the support at all, suspect we stayed in the pub :) Remember Rory bounding on stage smiling and waving and coming to the front at the end, sweating and smiling :)
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This Day in Rory History, 13 January

Postby RobertaSparrow » 15 Jan 2017, 10:34

On this date in Rory history: January 13
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?

1/13/1972 London GB Paris Theatre In Concert
1/13/1973 Hamburg D Musikhalle
1/13/1977 Cork IRL Rory is snowbound in Ireland
1/13/1979 London GB Hammersmith Odeon with Bram Tchaikovsky

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Re: This Day in Rory History, 13 January

Postby RobertaSparrow » 23 Jan 2018, 23:38

13 January, 2018. No new information to report at this time.

RobertaSparrow wrote:On this date in Rory history: January 13
Were you there? Have any stories? Any new information?

1/13/1972 London GB Paris Theatre In Concert
1/13/1973 Hamburg D Musikhalle
1/13/1977 Cork IRL Rory is snowbound in Ireland
1/13/1979 London GB Hammersmith Odeon with Bram Tchaikovsky

john g http://www.roryon.com
http://www.rorygallagherairport.com/
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rory ... alloffame/
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