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Added 12th February 2008 by margaret


Hardrock Concert Theatre
14th April 1972

Bad Company was the spin-off band from Free featuring Paul Rodgers on lead vocals.

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“has anyone got any pics of the Hardrock?”
12 Feb 2008
“I have some internal photos of friends when we frequented the Heavy Rock nights on Thursdays but not of any of the bands who played there unfortunately.”
13 Feb 2008
“i saw elp there,with the moving tarkus armadillo!they had moving walls which was weird if you stood against them.the disco speakers were the largest id ever seen about 7 foot tall and 6 foot square!there must have been about 10 of them in a semi circle,no distortion either!they filmed a lot there as well,i remember a girl called ayesha doing a show, i think it might have been called lift off . the bay city rollers did a few programmes there too for granada i think.last band i saw there was dr feelgood,must of been 76 or maybe 77.”
25 Jun 2008
“I went to that !

Seeing them again in Sheffield April 2010..

37 years later - sheeeeesh!”
16 Dec 2009
“I was at his gig, but are you sure it was 1972? I'm pretty certain it was 1974....

Anyway it was Bad Company's try-out tour, they hadn't even released "Can't Get Enough" at this time. They were absolutely amazing, and the venue was perfect. Saw them later that year at The Opera House and they were terrible!”
27 Nov 2011
“I'm absolutely certain it was 1972 as I was still at school and I kept a diary of all the gigs I went to.”
28 Nov 2011
“The Hardrock did not open until Sept 1972 and according to my research the Bad Company gig is Sunday 14th April 1974 which is one of the only gigs at The Hardrock in 1974 - my book will contain the definitive list (Hi Margaret :) johnmac can you get intouch would love to interview you”
16 Aug 2013
“Hello there bilko21, johnmac here, my e mail addy is if you want to get in touch. My memories are a bit vague nowadays though.!!!”
17 Aug 2013
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