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Added 19th September 2014 by redmist


Hardrock Concert Theatre
9th November 1972

Roxy Music only appeared as the Dolls drummer Billy Murcia died a couple of days before so they pulled out

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“So this would have been the (in)famous 'no-show' concert that Morrissey still talks about.”
08 Jul 2016
“Hi Redmist, would love to use your image of the ticket for a piece in the M.E.N on the Hardrock - would that be possible? Let me know if so and who we should credit the image to. Cheers, Chris”
10 Jul 2018

By all means and you can credit the image to me, that's Dave Boult”
10 Jul 2018
“Great stuff, will do. Thanks Dave”
10 Jul 2018
“Chris FYI

3rd August 2007
Stretford's 'Hardrock' down memory lane
Simon Greenhalgh
Today the Hardrock's tower is part of B&Q
Today the Hardrock's tower is part of B&Q

TRAFFORD'S old school rockers are being urged to get-in-touch with any tales or memorabilia they have about a venue where Led Zeppelin and Ziggy Stardust once performed.

Author Bill Mather is currently researching the history of Stretford's 3,000-capacity Hardrock' concert theatre.

Sadly the venue - that's not to be mistaken with the mainstream Hard Rock Café global brand - was prominent for only a fleeting moment, opening in 1972 and closing in 1975.

But the list of artists who played at the site, now occupied by B&Q on Greatstone Road, represents a Who's Who' of the time.

Bill told SUM: "I am researching a book about the Hardrock and would be interested to talk to people who may have attended any of the concerts at the venue.

"I'm particularly keen to hear from anyone who has old ticket”
10 Jul 2018
10 Jul 2018
“Appreciated - amazing how many artists played that venue in just three years.”
10 Jul 2018
“Hi Dave - please send your email address to, just got a couple of questions about your memories of that time!”
11 Jul 2018
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