Dandy in the Underworld
Marc Bolan & T Rex
13th March 1977, Apollo, Glasgow – REARRANGED DATE
Athough the exact time that events took place on this day are unclear, it is known that Marc recorded a promo video for 'The Soul of my Suit'. Information suggests that this was filmed at the 'Hall of Mirrors', Bell Vue, Manchester on Saturday the 12th March 1977 (unconfirmed). The video is very low budget and, if the recording date is correct, appears to be almost an afterthought given that the single was released on the 18th March.
The concert at Glasgow Apollo was postponed on the day with reports at the time stating that vital electrial leads had been left in Manchester. However, the concert was quickly rescheduled for the following night but in doing so forced the cancellation of the Sunday night concert at Victoria Hall, Hanley.
As a result of the postponement of the original date the tour party spent two nights in Glasgow before moving on to Bristol.
The Glasgow Apollo was probably the leading music venue in Scotland in the early and mid 1970's. The venue went into decline in the late 1970's resulting in its closure in June 1985 and subsequent demolition in September 1987 after a fire that rendered the building structually unsafe. It is now the site of a multiplex cinema complex.
Although there is not an official website for the Apollo there is a website listing and detailing all concerts at the venue along with photos and memories from those attending concerts (glasgowapollo).
Jeepster, Visions Of Domino, New York City,
The Soul Of My Suit, Groove A Little, Telegram Sam,
Hang-Ups, Debora, I Love To Boogie,
Teen Riot Structure, Dandy In The Underworld,
Hot Love, Get It On
Venue: Glasgow Apollo,
Renfield Street, Glasgow
Sound check: 4.30pm
The Damned on stage: 7.30pm
T Rex on stage: 8.45pm
Marc wore: Yellow jacket, Raleigh Grifter t-shirt,
Click on the link on the left to view the Tour Itinerary for this gig.