Man Newcastle City Hall 1976

Man Newcastle City Hall 1976
man76tixThis Man tour was in support of their 11th studio album The Welsh Connection. The line-up had changed again with John McKenzie taking over on bass from Martin Ace, and Phil Ryan rejoining on keyboards. Stalwarts Deke Leonard and Micky Jones, and Terry Williams on drums made up the rest of the line-up for the tour. Support came from Australian singer/songwriter Glen Cardier. This was the last time I was to see the Man band for some 30 years, and the last time I experienced the great Micky Jones in concert. By the end of the year the band had split as a result of internal wranglings, playing their final gig in Slough on 16 December 1976. The band were quoted at the time as saying that they “would never, ever, be one of those bands who reformed in a futile attempt to recapture past glories”……However, they did reform in the 80s.
Set list: Let The Good Times Roll, 7171551, Hard Way To Die, Something Is Happening, The Welsh Connection, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, The Ride And The View, C’mon, Out Of Your Head, Born With A Future, Many Are Called But Few Get Up, Bananas. Encores; Romain, Spunk Rock. Thanks to Mitch for the setlist.
I saw Man once more, at a gig in Leeds at the New Roscoe pub venue a few years ago. I’ll write about that gig tomorrow.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Neil Thompson on November 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    At the end of this gig Andy Dunkley came on stage and told everyone that Paul Kossoff had just died. There were girls crying in their seats as we left the buliding.


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