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six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: gerryk ()
Date: June 19, 2014 11:15

This actually happened. My band The Spartans were the support band and we kicked the night off at 12 Midnight. The Stones went on at 12:30 and played till 1:00 A.M. The Spartans went on at 1:00 a.m. and played until 1:30 A.M. Both bands did half an hour each and The Stones did the last bracket between 5:30 and 6:00 A.M. The Spartans supported The Stones three times. The other times we worked with them was at the 59 Club, Hackney and The State Ballroom Kilburn. I hope this clears up the doubt of whether The Stones worked that long. They certainly earned their money that night. On the second occasion we were with them, all their amplifiers packed up and they used all our Selmer Zodiac amps. Brian Jones played through my Selmer amp which, incidentally, I still have. Regards, Gerry Kirk, Sydney, Australia.

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 19, 2014 11:28

Great story Gerry .smileys with beer

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: June 19, 2014 12:33

Cheers, Gerry! Thanks for sharing.smileys with beer

- Doxa

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: LQ1977 ()
Date: June 19, 2014 13:06

Cool! smiling smiley

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Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: jpasc95 ()
Date: June 19, 2014 13:09

indeed, that must be a wondeful memory for you.
Do you have any pictures of that meeting with the Band ?

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 19, 2014 13:23

28th December 1963 : London, Club Noreik, Tottenham, ‘All Night Rave’

The Spartans


I guess in those days The Stones already had a name for themselves, but still hadn't got to the dizzy heights of a bit later. >grinning smiley<



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2014-06-19 13:54 by crawdaddy.

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: gerryk ()
Date: June 19, 2014 18:19

To pasc95. I have a signed autographed copy of their promotional photo with their signatures on it with their record release details on the reverse side which includes The Beatles song " I wanna Be Your Man ". Incidentally, my younger brother Darryl Kirk, who used to be the tour accountant for the Scorpions, was a very close friend of The Beatles. He got the advertising contract for them when they formed Apple Records. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car crash in Hawaii in 1985. Gerry Kirk.

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: June 19, 2014 22:12

So sorry to hear about your brother Gerry. sad smiley


Hope you didn't mind that just doing a Google search with 'Spartans London ',bought up the info I posted.

So interesting to hear from someone who was around at the time ,playing in a band, in the great years of British music. smileys with beer

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: DoomandGloom ()
Date: June 19, 2014 22:17

Thanks for the wonderful stories. Peace to your brother in rock 'n' roll heaven.

Re: six hour concert at the Noreik Club
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: June 20, 2014 00:16

great contribution/ stories, would love to read more, thanks gerryK..



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