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My first big gig was watching Strawbs on their 'Grave New World' tour in early 1972, that was at the Floral Hall Southport. I saw Gentle Giant, Nazareth, Mungo Jerry, and Status Quo there as well.
Quo were re-emerging after years out of the spotlight and released that wonderful album, 'Dog Of Two Head'. The concert was altered half-way through due to the three day week power cuts, but they set up emergency lighting and carried on playing raw acoustic - it was fabulous.
Another notable gig was watching Genesis at the Free Trade Hall, 1973, and perhaps most notable of all, Pink Floyd playing their very early version of Dark Side in February 1972, also in Manchester.
We were blessed in those days with such wonderful music and with bands that could play a bit.
More memories, please.
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