The Beatles and Queen to Oasis - 19 gigs of Bournemouth and Poole's past

Bournemouth Echo: Fans at the Winter Gardens watch The Beatles Fans at the Winter Gardens watch The Beatles

SOME of the biggest names in the world of music have played Bournemouth and Poole over the years.

Here we take a look back at some of the memorable moments. How many of these gigs to you attend? 

1. Paul Simon

Paul Simon played the BIC for the first time in November 2006, supporting his acclaimed album Surprise. Simon told the audience that he remembered playing a folk venue in Bournemouth in the 1960s and had gone back to look for it that day but found it gone.

2. Kate Bush

Kate Bush played a warm-up concert for her one and only UK tour on April 2 1979 at Poole Arts Centre. Her number one hit Wuthering Heights was the encore number. But the event was marred by a tragedy, when lighting engineer Bill Duffield fell 20ft to his death while checking the darkened venue after the show. The singer contemplated cancelling the tour.

Bournemouth Echo: The Fab Four backstage at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.

3. The Beatles

The Beatles played a six-night engagement at the Gaumont (now the Odeon) in Bournemouth in August 1963, giving the town one of the first live performances of their new single, She Loves You. They were at the Winter Gardens that November and at the Gaumont again the next year, while Paul McCartney played the Winter Gardens with Wings in 1973.

4. Everly Brothers and the Rolling Stones

In October 1963, Bournemouth’s Gaumont hosted a package pop show featuring the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard and a new London band called the Rolling Stones. It was the first of several Stones appearances in the town.

5. Michael Jackson

The man destined to become the world’s biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, played Poole Arts Centre on February 25 1979 with the Jackson 5. Stage doorman Tony Burns told the Echo about the “polite and friendly” young singer who asked to use the phone and shared a cup of coffee and a chat.

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6. Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd unveiled their new album, The Dark Side of the Moon, when they played the Winter Gardens on January 22 1972.

The venue also played host to a number of other musical greats including:

7. Queen (1974)

8. Jimi Hendrix (1967)

9. Ella Fitzgerald (1975)

10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

11. Tom Jones (1968)

12. Black Sabbath (1974)

Bournemouth Echo: Black Sabbath

13. David Bowie

In May 1975, David Bowie performed his fourth and final Ziggy Stardust appearance in Bournemouth. He had played Chelsea Village twice and the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe the year before. He did two shows at the Winter Gardens and was filmed by BBC Nationwide backstage and at his hotel.

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14. AC/DC

Australian rockers AC/DC played possibly one of the most random shows to feature in our list in 1975 when they played Bournemouth’s Village Bowl in the midst of major arena tour.

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15. Oasis

In 1995, Oasis and archrivals Blur both had local shows booked – at the BIC and Showbar respectively – mirroring their contest for the number one singles slot as Oasis Roll With It lost out to Blur’s Country House.

In the end, Oasis postponed their date but went on to play the Lighthouse in 2004, producing a record sell-out for the Poole venue.

The audience included a host of famous faces including Ringo Starr, who was there to watch son Zak Starkey on drums, Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Paul Weller.

16. Brian Wilson

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson became the first £50 a ticket show in Bournemouth when he played the Pavilion Theatre back in 2004.

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17. Elton John

In July 2006, Elton John became the hottest ticket in town when the Rocket Man himself played to 18,000 people at AFC Bournemouth’s stadium

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18. Take That

Take That provoked the kind of hysteria not seen in Bournemouth since the Beatles were in town when they played the BIC in 1993. Scores of fans were pulled from the crowd and one girl was taken to hospital.

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19. Bon Jovi

The New Jersey-native had King's Park rocking when the Radio 1 roadshow came to town.

We'd love to hear your concert memories. Is there something we've missed? let us know below or email your suggestions to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

Your suggestions

  • David Essex at the Winter Gardens 
  • Genesis were at the Winter Gardens in the early seventies as support to Lindisfarne
  • Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour at the BIC
  • U2 October tour at Poole Arts Centre 1983
  • TISWAS at the winter gardens
  • Hollies and the Moody Blues in 1993
  • Cliff Richard at the Winter Gardens

 

 

 

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10:33am Fri 25 Apr 14

Redgolfer says...

Wow half a story, what about all the rest of groups and Performers that have Played in the area, just some, Tina Turner, Slade, Diana Ross, Tony Bennet, Springfields, most of the Mersey Groups in the 60s, Osmunds and so on, if you are going to do a piece then do it properly ???
Wow half a story, what about all the rest of groups and Performers that have Played in the area, just some, Tina Turner, Slade, Diana Ross, Tony Bennet, Springfields, most of the Mersey Groups in the 60s, Osmunds and so on, if you are going to do a piece then do it properly ??? Redgolfer
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10:44am Fri 25 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Seem to have forgotten Status Quo, MeatLoaf, Bryan Adams and many others....
Seem to have forgotten Status Quo, MeatLoaf, Bryan Adams and many others.... speedy231278
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10:46am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

The Rolling Stones before the interval at the Gaumont October 1963 Everley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard all on the same bill
The Rolling Stones before the interval at the Gaumont October 1963 Everley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard all on the same bill Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

10:47am Fri 25 Apr 14

Topographic says...

Yes ,king crimson ,Toyah, Rick Wakeman, duran duran, so many more . Check out the Beacon Hotel beacon road West Cliff, you will see all the bands on the hotel walls.
Yes ,king crimson ,Toyah, Rick Wakeman, duran duran, so many more . Check out the Beacon Hotel beacon road West Cliff, you will see all the bands on the hotel walls. Topographic
  • Score: 4

10:48am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Lord Spring wrote:
The Rolling Stones before the interval at the Gaumont October 1963 Everley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard all on the same bill
I must go to specsavers already on the list.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: The Rolling Stones before the interval at the Gaumont October 1963 Everley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Little Richard all on the same bill[/p][/quote]I must go to specsavers already on the list. Lord Spring
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11:02am Fri 25 Apr 14

Alwayswrong says...

Steve Wonder, Beach Boys , Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and many more.
Steve Wonder, Beach Boys , Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and many more. Alwayswrong
  • Score: 2

11:15am Fri 25 Apr 14

jill M says...

I was lucky enough to be invited backstage by Noel Redding, of the Jimi Hendrix experience, and met the great man himself! Jimi was a real gentleman, polite and friendly. I got into trouble with my parents because I missed my lift home, but I was the heroine at school for weeks afterwards!
I was lucky enough to be invited backstage by Noel Redding, of the Jimi Hendrix experience, and met the great man himself! Jimi was a real gentleman, polite and friendly. I got into trouble with my parents because I missed my lift home, but I was the heroine at school for weeks afterwards! jill M
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11:34am Fri 25 Apr 14

burgerboy says...

What about THE WHO,
they played the Poole arts centre in the 80's
What about THE WHO, they played the Poole arts centre in the 80's burgerboy
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11:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

UbelievableJeff says...

Two Megadeth gigs at the Poole Arts Centre in the early 90's...two epic shows with supports from Alice In Chains and Pantera.
Two Megadeth gigs at the Poole Arts Centre in the early 90's...two epic shows with supports from Alice In Chains and Pantera. UbelievableJeff
  • Score: 7

11:43am Fri 25 Apr 14

Merleyman says...

Clarence Frogman Henry with Bobby Vee. :)
Clarence Frogman Henry with Bobby Vee. :) Merleyman
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11:50am Fri 25 Apr 14

boyerboy says...

Not forgetting all the groups who appeared at local clubs etc in the 1960`s and went on to better things;

Simon Dupree and the big sound
Gino Washington

To name but two
Not forgetting all the groups who appeared at local clubs etc in the 1960`s and went on to better things; Simon Dupree and the big sound Gino Washington To name but two boyerboy
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11:55am Fri 25 Apr 14

madras says...

The Clash at the Stateside Centre / Village bowl c1978 was epic!
The Clash at the Stateside Centre / Village bowl c1978 was epic! madras
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11:57am Fri 25 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez

I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen
No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen billy bumble
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12:27pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Eddie's dog says...

From memory .............. Mel Bush was one of the reasons Bournemouth hosted so many famous bands - an internationally famous promoter, a local boy and drank in the Fox.
From memory .............. Mel Bush was one of the reasons Bournemouth hosted so many famous bands - an internationally famous promoter, a local boy and drank in the Fox. Eddie's dog
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12:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

mrpickles69 says...

was not impressed with Elton John...... more impressed it was the England world cup game and watched that in the bar .... Elton was so boring!
was not impressed with Elton John...... more impressed it was the England world cup game and watched that in the bar .... Elton was so boring! mrpickles69
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12:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Saint Derek says...

Some of my favourite gigs at Poole Arts Centre were U2, the Ramones, Big Country, Simple Minds, The Damned, The Alarm.

Great memories!
Some of my favourite gigs at Poole Arts Centre were U2, the Ramones, Big Country, Simple Minds, The Damned, The Alarm. Great memories! Saint Derek
  • Score: 5

12:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

H2o-hara says...

The list is endless but is still interesting to know . When Elton played at AFC Bournemouth I was working in the area and the wind carried his voice as far as ASDA in Holdenhust Rd .
The list is endless but is still interesting to know . When Elton played at AFC Bournemouth I was working in the area and the wind carried his voice as far as ASDA in Holdenhust Rd . H2o-hara
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2:54pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Glashen says...

Elton John also played a New year gig at the BIC in possibly 1986, others Sting at Poole arts centre, the Jam, Thin Lizzie looking back though the best concerts were not always the biggest names or the names that are still well remembered apart from Kate Bush who would still top my list of best gig ever.
Elton John also played a New year gig at the BIC in possibly 1986, others Sting at Poole arts centre, the Jam, Thin Lizzie looking back though the best concerts were not always the biggest names or the names that are still well remembered apart from Kate Bush who would still top my list of best gig ever. Glashen
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3:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

HDI says...

The Fall, Bournemouth Town Hall, 25 October 1985.

The backdrop was torn down by fans after the encore and one of them ran off with it, managing to get around 200 yards before he was caught by bouncers. This inspired Mark E Smith to write the song Bournemouth Runner and the perpetrator used to run a local removal firm with the same name.
The Fall, Bournemouth Town Hall, 25 October 1985. The backdrop was torn down by fans after the encore and one of them ran off with it, managing to get around 200 yards before he was caught by bouncers. This inspired Mark E Smith to write the song Bournemouth Runner and the perpetrator used to run a local removal firm with the same name. HDI
  • Score: 7

4:05pm Fri 25 Apr 14

enjay62 says...

I bet the Bay City Rollers played the area at the height of Rollermania but no mention of it here.
I bet the Bay City Rollers played the area at the height of Rollermania but no mention of it here. enjay62
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4:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Ralph Horris says...

Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?
Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ? Ralph Horris
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4:33pm Fri 25 Apr 14

canfordcherry says...

The Smiths Bmth Town Hall, omd Poole, Morrisey BIC(?).
Shakin Stevens BIC (only joking, I didn't go to that one!)
The Smiths Bmth Town Hall, omd Poole, Morrisey BIC(?). Shakin Stevens BIC (only joking, I didn't go to that one!) canfordcherry
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5:34pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Glashen says...

Ralph Horris wrote:
Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?
Yes you are and in a different universe.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?[/p][/quote]Yes you are and in a different universe. Glashen
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5:42pm Fri 25 Apr 14

glennzilla says...

billy bumble wrote:
No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez

I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen
I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen[/p][/quote]I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre. glennzilla
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Baldrickbassett says...

enjay62 wrote:
I bet the Bay City Rollers played the area at the height of Rollermania but no mention of it here.
They did indeed, Winter Gardens 1974 I know cause I was there! Also at the queen concert absolutely brilliant
[quote][p][bold]enjay62[/bold] wrote: I bet the Bay City Rollers played the area at the height of Rollermania but no mention of it here.[/p][/quote]They did indeed, Winter Gardens 1974 I know cause I was there! Also at the queen concert absolutely brilliant Baldrickbassett
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5:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

lionheart says...

Elton John at the Winter Gardens approx 1970. T Rex at the Hippodrome Boscombe. The Nice at the Hive.
Elton John at the Winter Gardens approx 1970. T Rex at the Hippodrome Boscombe. The Nice at the Hive. lionheart
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5:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Mediatwin says...

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, at Poole Arts Centre on 16th July 1995. Supported by Big Country!
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, at Poole Arts Centre on 16th July 1995. Supported by Big Country! Mediatwin
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5:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Das Chappens says...

Oasis still played the BIC in 95, a month after the initial cancellation. Liam wondered off stage for a song or two and left Noel too it. Then he wondered back on. That was the first gig I ever went to I think, unless you count Crackerjack live... Went on to see Oasis about 20 or so times over the years. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing...

UTC.
Oasis still played the BIC in 95, a month after the initial cancellation. Liam wondered off stage for a song or two and left Noel too it. Then he wondered back on. That was the first gig I ever went to I think, unless you count Crackerjack live... Went on to see Oasis about 20 or so times over the years. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing... UTC. Das Chappens
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6:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

madras says...

Saint Derek wrote:
Some of my favourite gigs at Poole Arts Centre were U2, the Ramones, Big Country, Simple Minds, The Damned, The Alarm.

Great memories!
With a floor moving whenever it was flipped to the 'non seated' side. Add Motorhead, The Skids, Tenpole Tudor...
[quote][p][bold]Saint Derek[/bold] wrote: Some of my favourite gigs at Poole Arts Centre were U2, the Ramones, Big Country, Simple Minds, The Damned, The Alarm. Great memories![/p][/quote]With a floor moving whenever it was flipped to the 'non seated' side. Add Motorhead, The Skids, Tenpole Tudor... madras
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6:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

smhinto says...

Don't suppose I can include seeing The Glitter Band at the Pavillion back in 1975?? With their singles Angel Face and Just For You etc
Don't suppose I can include seeing The Glitter Band at the Pavillion back in 1975?? With their singles Angel Face and Just For You etc smhinto
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6:28pm Fri 25 Apr 14

eaststandman says...

madras wrote:
The Clash at the Stateside Centre / Village bowl c1978 was epic!
And Blondie there in '79 on the 'Eat to the Beat' tour. What a much, much better place Bournemouth was then................
..
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: The Clash at the Stateside Centre / Village bowl c1978 was epic![/p][/quote]And Blondie there in '79 on the 'Eat to the Beat' tour. What a much, much better place Bournemouth was then................ .. eaststandman
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6:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Pete Woodley playing in the gardens,no mention.
Pete Woodley playing in the gardens,no mention. retry69
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6:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

Glashen wrote:
Ralph Horris wrote:
Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?
Yes you are and in a different universe.
Elvis never played England , he landed in Scotland for an hour , that was the closest he ever come to England . RORY GALLAGER was another artist no one has mentioned also HAWKWIND , ROXY MUSIC , backed by LEO SAYER complete in clown gear ..
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?[/p][/quote]Yes you are and in a different universe.[/p][/quote]Elvis never played England , he landed in Scotland for an hour , that was the closest he ever come to England . RORY GALLAGER was another artist no one has mentioned also HAWKWIND , ROXY MUSIC , backed by LEO SAYER complete in clown gear .. Nat1234
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6:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Nat1234 says...

BE BOP DELUXE , RUSH , GODLEY AND CREAM . DEEP PURPLE ,
BE BOP DELUXE , RUSH , GODLEY AND CREAM . DEEP PURPLE , Nat1234
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7:16pm Fri 25 Apr 14

grange47 says...

Def Leppard at Bournemouth Town Hall circa 1979/1980. Thin Lizzy at The Winter Gardens 1978. Motorhead at Poole Arts Centre 1978 just after it had opened and didn't have a proper stage. The Stranglers at The Chelsea Village with Nico as support - she didn't show up - 1977/1978. Van Morrison at The BIC and The Pavilion. I could go on ..... and on.
Def Leppard at Bournemouth Town Hall circa 1979/1980. Thin Lizzy at The Winter Gardens 1978. Motorhead at Poole Arts Centre 1978 just after it had opened and didn't have a proper stage. The Stranglers at The Chelsea Village with Nico as support - she didn't show up - 1977/1978. Van Morrison at The BIC and The Pavilion. I could go on ..... and on. grange47
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7:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

billy bumble says...

glennzilla wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez

I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen
I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre.
Ooo I'm jealous of the Dr John gig.Must have been before I came to Bournemouth ( 1999 )

Did you happen to catch Bonnie Raitt at the BIC?
[quote][p][bold]glennzilla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen[/p][/quote]I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre.[/p][/quote]Ooo I'm jealous of the Dr John gig.Must have been before I came to Bournemouth ( 1999 ) Did you happen to catch Bonnie Raitt at the BIC? billy bumble
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7:45pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dekayedcherry says...

I remember a Tamla Motown Show in the 60's at the Pavilion with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (Top of the Bill), Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes (before they became Diana Ross and the Supremes), a very young Stevie Wonder and several more of the Motown Show I have forgotten in the mists of time. Having got nearly everybody's autograph from the show in the foyer of the Palace Court Hotel, the highlight of the night was walking down Westover road with Diana Ross to Fortes Restaurant before I got her autograph. Sadly that programme with those cherished autographs probably got thrown out in a general "clear out" but would have been a collectors item today.
Also I can remember going to the Winter Gardens to hear a concert by Fairport Convention and going to the Pavilion to see the rather risque' Musical Show HAIR (enjoyed the music as well !!!).
I remember a Tamla Motown Show in the 60's at the Pavilion with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (Top of the Bill), Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes (before they became Diana Ross and the Supremes), a very young Stevie Wonder and several more of the Motown Show I have forgotten in the mists of time. Having got nearly everybody's autograph from the show in the foyer of the Palace Court Hotel, the highlight of the night was walking down Westover road with Diana Ross to Fortes Restaurant before I got her autograph. Sadly that programme with those cherished autographs probably got thrown out in a general "clear out" but would have been a collectors item today. Also I can remember going to the Winter Gardens to hear a concert by Fairport Convention and going to the Pavilion to see the rather risque' Musical Show HAIR (enjoyed the music as well !!!). dekayedcherry
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stevobath says...

grange47 wrote:
Def Leppard at Bournemouth Town Hall circa 1979/1980. Thin Lizzy at The Winter Gardens 1978. Motorhead at Poole Arts Centre 1978 just after it had opened and didn't have a proper stage. The Stranglers at The Chelsea Village with Nico as support - she didn't show up - 1977/1978. Van Morrison at The BIC and The Pavilion. I could go on ..... and on.
Nico didn't show up as she was smacked out, something that the Stranglers managed to stop from ruining them until Mr Cornwell left in 1990.

Why they STILL soldier on is beyond me?
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: Def Leppard at Bournemouth Town Hall circa 1979/1980. Thin Lizzy at The Winter Gardens 1978. Motorhead at Poole Arts Centre 1978 just after it had opened and didn't have a proper stage. The Stranglers at The Chelsea Village with Nico as support - she didn't show up - 1977/1978. Van Morrison at The BIC and The Pavilion. I could go on ..... and on.[/p][/quote]Nico didn't show up as she was smacked out, something that the Stranglers managed to stop from ruining them until Mr Cornwell left in 1990. Why they STILL soldier on is beyond me? stevobath
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8:40pm Fri 25 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

Black Oak Arkansas......as support. Sheesh! this lot were dire.........
Black Oak Arkansas......as support. Sheesh! this lot were dire......... O'Reilly
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10:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

glennzilla says...

billy bumble wrote:
glennzilla wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez

I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen
I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre.
Ooo I'm jealous of the Dr John gig.Must have been before I came to Bournemouth ( 1999 )

Did you happen to catch Bonnie Raitt at the BIC?
Not sure of the year but I'm certain Dr John was before 1999. I haven't seen Bonnie Raitt because I've been working nights for the last few years so I don't get the opportunity to go to many gigs. I would sorely like to see Jools Holland but he usually plays the last Saturday before Xmas day which is generally a bumper night for us taxi drivers.
O'Reilly mentions support acts and the best I've seen were the Subways when they supported the Stereophonics.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glennzilla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: No mention of 2 very big International stars? - Dylan and Baez I was at the Paul Simon BIC gig and rate it the best concert I have ever seen[/p][/quote]I couldn't believe that Dylan was left off the list despite playing the BIC at least twice in the last 20yrs. The best gig I went to was Dr John at the Pavilion. Another great gig was Lionel Hampton at the Poole Arts Centre.[/p][/quote]Ooo I'm jealous of the Dr John gig.Must have been before I came to Bournemouth ( 1999 ) Did you happen to catch Bonnie Raitt at the BIC?[/p][/quote]Not sure of the year but I'm certain Dr John was before 1999. I haven't seen Bonnie Raitt because I've been working nights for the last few years so I don't get the opportunity to go to many gigs. I would sorely like to see Jools Holland but he usually plays the last Saturday before Xmas day which is generally a bumper night for us taxi drivers. O'Reilly mentions support acts and the best I've seen were the Subways when they supported the Stereophonics. glennzilla
  • Score: 1

1:06am Sat 26 Apr 14

teesside cherry says...

Alice Cooper in 91 on the hey stoopid tour, def leppard in 1980 and something different t'pau at poole arts centre in 87.got to say alice cooper was amazing a brilliant night
Alice Cooper in 91 on the hey stoopid tour, def leppard in 1980 and something different t'pau at poole arts centre in 87.got to say alice cooper was amazing a brilliant night teesside cherry
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5:35am Sat 26 Apr 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Where was Bournemouth Village Bowl?
Where was Bournemouth Village Bowl? Lord Parkstone
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8:21am Sat 26 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Glashen wrote:
Ralph Horris wrote:
Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?
Yes you are and in a different universe.
Elvis never played England , he landed in Scotland for an hour , that was the closest he ever come to England . RORY GALLAGER was another artist no one has mentioned also HAWKWIND , ROXY MUSIC , backed by LEO SAYER complete in clown gear ..
Elvis did come to England he worked in the chip shop in Springbourne.
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: Surely i can't be the only one who remembers Elvis Presley at the Winter Gardens in '78 ?[/p][/quote]Yes you are and in a different universe.[/p][/quote]Elvis never played England , he landed in Scotland for an hour , that was the closest he ever come to England . RORY GALLAGER was another artist no one has mentioned also HAWKWIND , ROXY MUSIC , backed by LEO SAYER complete in clown gear ..[/p][/quote]Elvis did come to England he worked in the chip shop in Springbourne. Lord Spring
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8:26am Sat 26 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Where was Bournemouth Village Bowl?
Glenfern Road I believe
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Where was Bournemouth Village Bowl?[/p][/quote]Glenfern Road I believe Lord Spring
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11:01am Sat 26 Apr 14

elfinia says...

Rod Stewart at the Pavilion 1970 and Deep Purple , same venue around the same time.
I went to both gigs but although I remember what I wore , I remember little about the actual concerts.
Rod Stewart at the Pavilion 1970 and Deep Purple , same venue around the same time. I went to both gigs but although I remember what I wore , I remember little about the actual concerts. elfinia
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11:11am Sat 26 Apr 14

JonesyGirl says...

I saw Shakin Stevens at Winter Gdns mid 80's & Fairground Attraction at Poole Lighthouse late 80's.
I saw Shakin Stevens at Winter Gdns mid 80's & Fairground Attraction at Poole Lighthouse late 80's. JonesyGirl
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12:51pm Sun 27 Apr 14

The Liberal says...

A quick Google search for ‘Bournemouth Village Bowl' reveals that other artists who played there include The Sex Pistols (1976, with The Damned and The Clash as support) and Kraftwerk (1975).
A quick Google search for ‘Bournemouth Village Bowl' reveals that other artists who played there include The Sex Pistols (1976, with The Damned and The Clash as support) and Kraftwerk (1975). The Liberal
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3:49pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Court Side says...

The Smiths at Poole Arts Centre on the "Meat Is Murder" tour 1985. Years later i went to get tickets for their tribute act "The Smyths" from Mr Kyps and while chatting to the guy at the venue i mentioned how i'd seen The Smiths years before when this young lad behind me looked at me open mouthed and said, " You've seen The Smiths?? LIVE!!!??? I felt quite proud, if a little old!
The Smiths at Poole Arts Centre on the "Meat Is Murder" tour 1985. Years later i went to get tickets for their tribute act "The Smyths" from Mr Kyps and while chatting to the guy at the venue i mentioned how i'd seen The Smiths years before when this young lad behind me looked at me open mouthed and said, " You've seen The Smiths?? LIVE!!!??? I felt quite proud, if a little old! Court Side
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3:56pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Court Side says...

Also my mum and dad saw The Beatles and The Stones at The Winter Gardens back in the 60's and after she casually mentioned this one day i said in amazement and very impressed at their coolness, "You saw The Beatles and The Stones??!! What were they like???", to which she replied, matter of factly, " They were ok i suppose but not really my thing" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also my mum and dad saw The Beatles and The Stones at The Winter Gardens back in the 60's and after she casually mentioned this one day i said in amazement and very impressed at their coolness, "You saw The Beatles and The Stones??!! What were they like???", to which she replied, matter of factly, " They were ok i suppose but not really my thing" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Court Side
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