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The Free Trade Hall, best ever large gig venue in Manchester.
Great pop band 10cc. Wrote some of the catchiest songs ever.
Artefact added : 31st January 2009
by johnt
deputysherrif Says –
Time blurs the memory but I'm sure this was the Original Soundtrack tour and I was there. Great concert and they played "I'm not in love" live without any tapes (they did use some new fangled thing called a splitter or something like that, which is cheating a little bit) unlike Queen who I saw later on the next year. When Bohemian Rhapsody came on, they went off and left a tape playing!
Best part of the night though was the final number "Rubber Bullets". No diddly dum diddly dum like the record - heavy as it gets just like Status Quo would have played it - brilliant.
I also used to fill Kevin Godley's AC Cobra with petrol everytime he called in to the garage where I worked. Lovely bloke, quite happy to chat, never left a tip! Devastating when you are only 16 and skint!
COMMENT ADDED 7th August 2010
MaartinAllcock Says –
I was at this gig too. I hitch-hiked home from Huddersfield where I was at music college. I've always loved 10cc, and they are still a fantastic live band.
COMMENT ADDED 4th April 2016
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