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 Post subject: Where Or When (And Which!)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:18 pm 

Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:26 am
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Just wondered when members here hopped aboard the Roxy or Ferry train and how often they've been lucky enough to catch the live shows.

Although I caught the bug in '73, I was only 12 years old and LP purchases were beyond my pocket money for some years yet. The family knew what to buy me as birthday presents, though... :)

Living out in the sticks and without a car, it also meant that live shows remained but a dream until I moved to London in my late teens (I like to think I've made up for that in recent years, though!).

So, humour me and tell us all how your answers compare with these...

First Roxy single owned - Pyjamarama
First Roxy album owned - Country Life
First Roxy gig - Wembley Arena, London (1980)
Latest Roxy gig - Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, NYC (2019)

First BF single owned - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
First BF album owned - These Foolish Things
First BF gig - London Palladium (1988)
Latest BF gig - Royal Albert Hall, London (2020)

As a footnote, I caught the travel bug about a decade ago:

First overseas Roxy gig - Kaisa Niemi Park, Helsinki, Finland (2010)
First overseas BF gig - L'Olympia, Paris (2011)

 Post subject: Re: Where Or When (And Which!)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:33 pm 

Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:25 pm
Posts: 481
Location: Kempten
Came into Roxy in 1972 (13 years old), when Austrian radio played Virginia Plain as a chart hit in UK. Roxy concerts took place too far away (no money, no car), so I enjoyed my first shows rather late ...

First Roxy single owned - Virgina Plain (1972)
First Roxy album owned - For Your Pleasure (1973)
First Roxy gig - Reunion Tour Munich (2001)
Latest Roxy gig - Bonn, Germany (2010)

First BF single owned - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
First BF album owned - These Foolish Things
First BF gig - Virgin Koenigsfest Munich (with P. Gabriel et al., 2002)
Latest BF gig - Thurn + Taxis Castle Regensburg (2018)

First overseas Roxy gig - None
First overseas BF gig - None

 Post subject: Re: Where Or When (And Which!)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:09 pm 

Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 7:23 pm
Posts: 1345

W2’s answers are as follows :

First Roxy Single Owned : ‘Virginia Plain’ 1972
First Roxy Album Owned : ‘Roxy Music’ 1972
First Roxy Gig : Redcar Jazz Club 1972
Last Roxy Gig : Roxy FYP Tour, Sydney 2011

First BF Single Owned : ‘A Hard Rain...’ 1973
First BF Album Owned : ‘These Foolish Things’ 1973
First Gas Board Gig. : Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle.
First BF Gig. : Royal Albert Hall 1974
Latest BF Gig. : Royal Albert Hall 2020

First Overseas Roxy Gig : Frejus, France 1982
First Overseas BF Gig. : Paris, France. 2000

Roxy Music Tour Missed : None
Bryan Ferry Tour Missed : None

Does all of this qualify W2 as a fan ?

If not, he wants his money back !



 Post subject: Re: Where Or When (And Which!)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:16 am 

Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:56 pm
Posts: 40
I was 14 when Virginia Plain came out and remember the first time I heard it on the radio that summer. Then I heard the album and that just blew my mind. It took months to save up to buy that first album but I did in November 1972, the same weekend they appeared on Full House on the BBC.
I moved to Switzerland in 1983 which was a the start of the quiet touring period but got to see Roxy/Bryan on every tour right up until I retired down here in South Africa in December 2013.

1st RM album- Roxy Music
1st RM single - Virginia Plain
1st RM concert - 31/mar/1973 - London
Last RM concert - 7/feb/2011 - London
Seen RM outside the UK in Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Spain

1st BF album - TFT
1st BF single - Hard Rain
1st BF concert - 19/dec/1974 - London
Last BF concert - 14/feb/2019 - Cape Town
Seen BF outside the UK in Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa

From FYP tour onwards did not miss a tour until I moved here in 2013


 Post subject: Re: Where Or When (And Which!)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:35 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:29 pm
Posts: 113
Location: Masschusetts
I was a huge King Crimson fan in the mid 70's, and got into Roxy through the associations of various members between the two bands.

I bought albums soley until about 1980, but the lure of non-LP b-sides eventually was too much to resist.

First Roxy single owned - Trash/Trash2 (1980)
First Roxy album owned - For Your Pleasure (1977)
First Roxy gig - Palladium, New York (1979)
Latest Roxy gig - Fleet Pavilion, Boston (2001)

First BF single owned - Limbo (1988)
First BF album owned - Let's Stick Together (1976)
First BF gig - Tower Theater, Philadelphia (1988)
Latest BF gig - Opera House, Boston (2019)

No overseas gigs for this boy... though I wish there had been...

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