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On 08/02/2021 at 17:13, Claytons Left Boot said:

I think it was Barnsley John and 4-0 rings a bell.

Was it not Watford? Mind you am getting old!

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On 08/02/2021 at 12:44, arbitro said:

By a strange quirk of fate Mark I was watching The Big Match Revisited this morning that I recorded on Saturday. The third match watch Everton v Sheffield United and Field, along with Bradford and Speight were playing as they came back from two down to win.

Micky Speight is on one of the Facebook football sites, Football in the 70s and 80s or something similar. Some Rovers theme came up and I told him he was a good un and was well liked down at Ewood. He appreciated that. I think oldjamfan1 was in on the conversation if I remember correctly. You remember that Andy? 😁

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17 hours ago, Claytons Left Boot said:

If in doubt, refer to Mike Jackman. 😆

5th Feb 1972, Rovers 4 Barnsley 0 (Field 3, McNamee) Att 7,678

Cheers. It was the 1973 game I was thinking of. 5-0 v Watford Tony Field scored twice and I think one was after beating a few men! Furphy's last league game in charge I think. 

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14 hours ago, Claytons Left Boot said:

Micky Speight is on one of the Facebook football sites, Football in the 70s and 80s or something similar. Some Rovers theme came up and I told him he was a good un and was well liked down at Ewood. He appreciated that. I think oldjamfan1 was in on the conversation if I remember correctly. You remember that Andy? 😁

I do Mark yeah. Mike has regularly chipped in on conversations involving his old clubs. I had forgotten that Patty would know him actually and of course they also share a Blades connection (not at the same time though).

He still looks fit enough to play yet!!

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On 08/02/2021 at 13:39, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I don't recall Field being a particularly " go it alone " type of striker. Certainly not in the way that Armstrong can be with his " shoot from anywhere" attitude.

Oh yes, he could go it alone all right!

Off the top of my head..a brilliant solo dribble and goal at the Blackburn End against Watford in front of a tearful Elton John.

A similar goal in the same end versus Charlton..

A run and a long range shot from the Nuttal St wing into the Darwen End net..versus Lincoln in one of the cups.

Brilliant player!

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19 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Oh yes, he could go it alone all right!

Off the top of my head..a brilliant solo dribble and goal at the Blackburn End against Watford in front of a tearful Elton John.

A similar goal in the same end versus Charlton..

A run and a long range shot from the Nuttal St wing into the Darwen End net..versus Lincoln in one of the cups.

Brilliant player!

That day Watford had the worst full-back I have ever seen in pro football. And yes that does include Bell.

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THE casualty list tells its own story. More than 50 youths and girls were treated for fainting and shock, others complained of headaches and earache because of the noise. That was the scene at King George's Hall last night when 2,000 young fans welcomed chart - topping group Slade, back to North East Lancashire with their "Slade's Crazee Nite"

Ten nurses and 10 male attendants from Blackburn branch of the British Red Cross Society, who volunteered for duty at the concert, had a hard job dealing with the casualties at their makeshift first aid post outside the main hall.

Divisional officer Norman Lakin, who was in charge of the operation, said later "Since Slade came on stage we have had a constant stream of fans coming in here. Most of them have been treated for fainting and being crushed in front of the stage."

 

Crushed 

"We have had one or two ill - with headaches and earache too. This is the hardest job we have ever had at a concert at King George's Hall."

It was no surprise that some fans complained of headache and earache, and that many others were walking round with their fingers in their ears. For Slade are LOUD, too loud to listen to in comfort and certainly too loud for fans to really enjoy their music. Even in the bar at the back of the hall with the doors closed the sound was overpowering.

But it did not seem to deter the hundreds of banner and scarf waving youngsters who packed the auditotium in front of the stage or the hundreds of others upstairs in the balcony.

 

Football

From the opening blast of "Take Me Bak 'Ome" to the dying echoes of the encore "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" most of them were on their feet, arms in the air, clapping and swaying to the songs that have taken Slade to the top of the charts several times in the past three years.

Even with the so called quieter numbers like "When The Lights Go Out" and their current hit "Everyday" the scenes were more reminiscent of a football match than a pop concert. Slade had the fans chanting 'Rovers, Rovers' and singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone" 

During the most raucous number, "Get Down And Get With It" temporary barriers put up round the stage to cover last month's fire damage gave way under the crush of bodies.

The support group, Beckett, had the unenviable task of opening the show. they have improved a lot since they played at the hall last year, but anyone who wanted to listen to them had to put up with chants of "We want Slade" and banners being waved in front of the group.

They deserved a better audience with a selection of their own songs from their first album, and a version of Neil Young's " Southern Man"

A 15 year old Fulwood girl, Pam Crook, won a cassette recorder in a competition at the interval to find the best dressed Slade fan. 

 

Howard Foy, Lancashire Evening Telegraph 9/5/1974

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4 minutes ago, Gav said:

Baby baby baby:

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THE casualty list tells its own story. More than 50 youths and girls were treated for fainting and shock, others complained of headaches and earache because of the noise. That was the scene at King George's Hall last night when 2,000 young fans welcomed chart - topping group Slade, back to North East Lancashire with their "Slade's Crazee Nite"

Ten nurses and 10 male attendants from Blackburn branch of the British Red Cross Society, who volunteered for duty at the concert, had a hard job dealing with the casualties at their makeshift first aid post outside the main hall.

Divisional officer Norman Lakin, who was in charge of the operation, said later "Since Slade came on stage we have had a constant stream of fans coming in here. Most of them have been treated for fainting and being crushed in front of the stage."

 

Crushed 

"We have had one or two ill - with headaches and earache too. This is the hardest job we have ever had at a concert at King George's Hall."

It was no surprise that some fans complained of headache and earache, and that many others were walking round with their fingers in their ears. For Slade are LOUD, too loud to listen to in comfort and certainly too loud for fans to really enjoy their music. Even in the bar at the back of the hall with the doors closed the sound was overpowering.

But it did not seem to deter the hundreds of banner and scarf waving youngsters who packed the auditotium in front of the stage or the hundreds of others upstairs in the balcony.

 

Football

From the opening blast of "Take Me Bak 'Ome" to the dying echoes of the encore "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" most of them were on their feet, arms in the air, clapping and swaying to the songs that have taken Slade to the top of the charts several times in the past three years.

Even with the so called quieter numbers like "When The Lights Go Out" and their current hit "Everyday" the scenes were more reminiscent of a football match than a pop concert. Slade had the fans chanting 'Rovers, Rovers' and singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone" 

During the most raucous number, "Get Down And Get With It" temporary barriers put up round the stage to cover last month's fire damage gave way under the crush of bodies.

The support group, Beckett, had the unenviable task of opening the show. they have improved a lot since they played at the hall last year, but anyone who wanted to listen to them had to put up with chants of "We want Slade" and banners being waved in front of the group.

They deserved a better audience with a selection of their own songs from their first album, and a version of Neil Young's " Southern Man"

A 15 year old Fulwood girl, Pam Crook, won a cassette recorder in a competition at the interval to find the best dressed Slade fan. 

 

Howard Foy, Lancashire Evening Telegraph 9/5/1974

Grapes afterwards.

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22 minutes ago, Gav said:

Baby baby baby baby:

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THE casualty list tells its own story. More than 50 youths and girls were treated for fainting and shock, others complained of headaches and earache because of the noise. That was the scene at King George's Hall last night when 2,000 young fans welcomed chart - topping group Slade, back to North East Lancashire with their "Slade's Crazee Nite"

Ten nurses and 10 male attendants from Blackburn branch of the British Red Cross Society, who volunteered for duty at the concert, had a hard job dealing with the casualties at their makeshift first aid post outside the main hall.

Divisional officer Norman Lakin, who was in charge of the operation, said later "Since Slade came on stage we have had a constant stream of fans coming in here. Most of them have been treated for fainting and being crushed in front of the stage."

 

Crushed 

"We have had one or two ill - with headaches and earache too. This is the hardest job we have ever had at a concert at King George's Hall."

It was no surprise that some fans complained of headache and earache, and that many others were walking round with their fingers in their ears. For Slade are LOUD, too loud to listen to in comfort and certainly too loud for fans to really enjoy their music. Even in the bar at the back of the hall with the doors closed the sound was overpowering.

But it did not seem to deter the hundreds of banner and scarf waving youngsters who packed the auditotium in front of the stage or the hundreds of others upstairs in the balcony.

 

Football

From the opening blast of "Take Me Bak 'Ome" to the dying echoes of the encore "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" most of them were on their feet, arms in the air, clapping and swaying to the songs that have taken Slade to the top of the charts several times in the past three years.

Even with the so called quieter numbers like "When The Lights Go Out" and their current hit "Everyday" the scenes were more reminiscent of a football match than a pop concert. Slade had the fans chanting 'Rovers, Rovers' and singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone" 

During the most raucous number, "Get Down And Get With It" temporary barriers put up round the stage to cover last month's fire damage gave way under the crush of bodies.

The support group, Beckett, had the unenviable task of opening the show. they have improved a lot since they played at the hall last year, but anyone who wanted to listen to them had to put up with chants of "We want Slade" and banners being waved in front of the group.

They deserved a better audience with a selection of their own songs from their first album, and a version of Neil Young's " Southern Man"

A 15 year old Fulwood girl, Pam Crook, won a cassette recorder in a competition at the interval to find the best dressed Slade fan. 

 

Howard Foy, Lancashire Evening Telegraph 9/5/1974

I was there with Mrs. DeeCee mk.1 before we were married, was rocking 👍

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9 minutes ago, oldjamfan1 said:

I had that gig advert poster on my bedroom wall Gav 😎

Those pics are superb.

I saw the poster above for sale recently - £900 - drawing pins and a rip!!

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All the pics are from December 1979 and I’m not in any of the after show pics although I did manage to make up for that when they returned in June 1980 thankfully. 
 

That ‘79 gig remains the best concert I have ever been to, and that includes Live Aid!

Just now, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

What year was that @oldjamfan1 and is that you in any of the photos?

 

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KGH was a great venue for music concerts and more. 

I used to frequent the place monthly lin the early 80s when the new wave of British heavy metal took off. Had some great nights there and saw some  great bands. 

Last time I visited was a few years ago to see Jethro Tull. All seats full I think. 

Underated venue IMHO and as good an atmosphere as Manchester Apollo. 

Miss those days. 

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3 minutes ago, Gav said:

Those pics are superb.

I saw the poster above for sale recently - £900 - drawing pins and a rip!!

I sold mine to a Jam memorabilia collector 25 years ago. Certainly not for £900 but it did end up in the book that accompanied the Jam box set anthology, which I was chuffed about. Same fella was behind the Jam exhibitions in London and Liverpool 5 or 6 years ago. 

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1 hour ago, Aqualung said:

KGH was a great venue for music concerts and more. 

I used to frequent the place monthly lin the early 80s when the new wave of British heavy metal took off. Had some great nights there and saw some  great bands. 

Last time I visited was a few years ago to see Jethro Tull. All seats full I think. 

Underated venue IMHO and as good an atmosphere as Manchester Apollo. 

Miss those days. 

And the Free Trade Hall👍

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11 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

And the Free Trade Hall👍

Don't remind me..... I'm a massive Kate Bush fan and she did a concert there before disappearing off the live scene. I was just to young to get there by myself. 

Her next live gigs here in the UK were 22 nights at Hammersmith which sold out in 15 minutes. 

Another venue in Manchester which was acceptable was the academy... Seen Marillion there a couple of times. 

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