Thanks to Mike Royden
Thanks to Mike Royden
Thanks for your mail and
web links, I've visited your excellent site many times over the years.
Thanks for the attachments, much appreciated.
Takes me back this!
Those Cavern nights were
great times, we saw some fantastic bands there. We were members and went
every week. Everyone associates the Cavern with The Beatles and
Merseybeat, but it thrived as a rock club well into the mid-70s until it
was demolished, as it was in the way of the new underground railway. It
moved across the road, then became the famous Eric's Club, so it was
still a place we went to for years.
Thin Lizzy seemed to be on
in Liverpool a lot in those days, just being a short boat trip from
We got to know them just
as friendly faces really, before and just after Whiskey in the Jar, as
they were still relatively unknown, and were regular visitors.
Even in the photo no one
else was bothering them, we just sat in the corner with them quietly
chatting and having a drink, both before and after the gig, just as we
had done so on previous visits. Gary Moore, who we had seen quite a few
times already with Skid Row, had just joined as you know, but it was
still as a fill-in at that stage, Gary was saying he was going back to
his own band after the tour. It was only a few weeks later it became
After this they played
Liverpool Stadium many times, they had become quite huge by then of
course, and it was a main event.
Sadly their last gig was
quite marred as it ended the Stadium, as a young girl was attacked and
raped outside afterwards in a tunnel leading away from the venue. The
authoriities shut the place down.
But we had great times
there, and there are still FaceBook pages and reunions held for those
who used to go. It was a great place.
I have quite a collection
of photos I took back then, but only three of Thin Lizzy I'm afraid, one
of which is the Stadium. But you're welcome to use them. There were
more, but poor quality. I'll have a look again, but nothing worth
posting I dont think.
In the Cavern pic, thats
my friend Steve on the right (still good pals almost 50 years later!),
the girl was someone who went with us on the night.
All the best