Consider: its heyday was as long ago as the 70s. In the decade that followed, the old place, which stood at the top of Renfield Street, and had been showing its age for an indecent number of years, was demolished after 12 years of unstinting service.
If you enjoyed the site please think about buying some merch to support us. Get your merch here! The Apollo is long gone however it holds a place that is unique in the memory of music fans around the world.
The channel will feature full and edited copies of the Glasgow Apollo (live) weekly simulcast which takes place on a Friday evening at 9:30pm UK time, the live steam will be available on Youtube, Facebook, Twitch, twitter and many more.
The 2012 Revised Edition features more than 100 new stories from bands, fans and staff. If you enjoyed the first edition, or you didn’t manage to buy it, now’s a great time to pre-order for Christmas 2011.
Alice Cooper once asked David Bowie where he should play a concert in the UK . Bowie told him Glasgow Apollo was the place because if you performed well there you got praise but just turning up did not count.
RESCUED RECORDINGS is a non profit making project that was started four years ago, on a face book page with the sole aim of trying to find and piece together as many lost recordings as possible made over the years at The Glasgow Apollo.
Telling the story of the best bands ever to take to the stage, it features the best songs ever and the central character is not a singer or a guitarist – it is the famous Glasgow Apollo, the best rock venue in the world.
Rock Radio are giving 5 listeners the chance to win a pair of tickets to this must see show next February and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is vote for who you think is the best ever band to rock at the Glasgow Apollo.
On 18/07/10 with rockradio.co.uk we're winding the clock back, at The Highlight Glasgow, to mark 25 years since the world's best music venue closed. There'll be music from AC/DC, Status Quo and Thin Lizzy tribute bands. Plus a TBA special guest. Tix £7
The tale of The Glasgow Apollo is back with New Songs, New Stories and a New Stage Production. It’s Bigger, Better and Louder. for more information and tickets here I had a blast the three times I saw the show, it was fantasic.
Former Glasgow dance hall remembered by musicians and fans. BBC Arts Correspondent Pauline McLean. reports. BBC Scotland broadcast 11/11/2005, you'll need REAL Player to watch it. THIS WILL DOWNLOAD to your computer. (504kb)
WALK down a certain part of Glasgow's Renfrew Lane today – the part behind the cinema, the hotel and the Aussie pub – and you'll quickly realise it is nothing special. Just like any other lane, in fact. Recycling bins and puddles
Apollo Memories - For 12 short years between 1973 and 1985 the Glasgow Apollo was one of the most famous live music venues in the world. This five part series rock historian Martin Kielty details the end of the road for The Apollo.
IT opened 40 years ago this month, hosted most of the biggest names in rock and pop, from the Rolling Stones to The Who and Diana Ross, and closed down with a whimper in 1985." click to read the article.
After the success of two 'I Was There' shows in 2009 and 2010, and a demand to see it again from many Apollo Facebook fans the producers have decided to go for it again starting with a Crowdfunding Campaign.
The story of Scotland's dance halls, rock'n'roll... and how yer maw met yer da. Is all about everyone who helped make dance halls the centre of society in the post-war era. So like His previous books, he need's YOU to share your stories.
John Martyn is one of rock's last real mavericks. Despite long-term abuse of alcohol and drugs, he produced a string of matchless albums. John Neil Munro's book documents Martyn's upbringing in Scotland and rise through British folk scene of the 1960s.
Born in the east end of Glasgow, Frankie is one of the legends of the British music scene, with a powerful voice that has drawn numerous comparisons. His distinctive voice and song writing ability have earned him the respect of his peers.
Recordings (MP3s), publications (eBook), lyrics, gigs, reviews and biography of John Scott Cree, a music comedy librarian with 40 years of gigging and writing funny songs, church goer, family man with 7 kids and a lifetime of cynicism (experience).
Website of Kevin McGinlay lead singer from the 70's Glasgow band Salvation. Salvation palyed many a gig at Clouds Disco above the Apollo. As he says himself "I could tell you lots of stories, but most you could not print"... here's hoping he does.
We are a little late in mentioning this but we need to draw your attention to the fantastic efforts of Wullie Brown at https://apollo3dproject.com/. Wullies goal is to recreate the Greens Playhouse/Glasgow Apollo in glorious 3d.
Martin Kielty is a writer and commentator on rock'n'roll history and culture. He's editor of the UK's premier rock news website, www.RockRadio.co.uk presents shows on the station, and is author of the Apollo Memories book.
Ill Prepared are a Sydney band that seeks to entertain their audience by playing songs people know, well!! We play hard and loud, just the way this music is meant to be, there’s nothing like live music to create a great party atmosphere.
WELCOME BACK....La Paz were formed in Scotland in the 1980s by Chic McSherry, Doogie White and Alex Carmichael. La Paz played live constantly in the mid-80s. They split in 1987 and singer Dougie went on to Rainbow and then Malmsteen's Rising Force.
US based musician/producer Carl Kennedy has put together a dedicated site for James Dewar former singer/bass player with Robin Trower and Stone The Crows. With contributions from Jimmy's family, friends and fellow musicians.
Rock Radio's Billy Rankin started playing the Frankie Miller demo "Bottle of Whiskey" on his breakfast show recently. The response was incredible and some people put together a Facebook campaign (now 3000 strong) to have it released as a single.
The Fans have spoken so it will be released on May 3, and Classic Rock Magazine is backing it too. If everyone in the campaign buys the track for just 79p, Frankie will back in the charts for the first time in 18 years.
Loud n Proud started off as a music project over 5 years ago. Our aim is to provide a youth activity through music that will promote the growth and development of specific life skills that will enable young people to grow into responsible young adults.
This is a new company set up to exclusively manage Scottish Radio Holdings’ music archive of over 600 top quality live concert recordings. Recorded by the original Clyde Mobile Studio and Radio Forth’s Sound House.
daily music updates from news sources around the world, latest reviews, details of gigs in the UK and Ireland, interviews with bands worldwide, discussion forums, free mp3 download, video downloads, picture and photo galleries plus more heavy stuff!
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Integrating images of music's most legendary names, personal accounts of his experiences and anecdotal testimonials from his subjects, this comprehensive website showcases the talents of one of the world's premier rock photographers
A melodic hard rock/metal online publication for the web called GLORY DAZE. The motto for GLORY-DAZE is: 'yesterdays and todays melodic rock and metal'. Meaning that we give equal focus on artists, acts and music, from the past, as well as current.
Australian classifieds website including business, trades and services, cars, community, for sale, jobs, personals, adult services to websites as well as property. It's completely FREE to place your ads or communicate with your local community in OZ.
New music venue launched in 2011 covering all styles of alternative and underground music. The venue is on the site of the World famous Glasgow Apollo where we hope to re-create some of those memorable shows. 11 Renfrew Street, G2 3AB Glasgow
A wonderful music and bier hybrid focusing on playing underground music from unsigned artists and serving the finest bier from six of the seven continents. You could throw a vinyl from Glasgow Central right through our front door.