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 Post subject: Re: The Law @ Blackpool 1980
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:19 am 
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I seen this mentioned by Kevvh1 over at Facebook.

A bit of rock n roll nostalgia for ya this is the Exact Spot where i met Randy Rhoads many years go, ozzy played in the building behind me only 200 of us there long live RR \m/
The car park at the Norbreck Castle Hotel.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:15 pm 
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I was 15 years of age then my farther who is now not with us organised the gig any info mail me. jonojono1000@hotmail.co.uk.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:19 am 
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I too was at the gig in 1980, aged 17/18. Can't remember which month it was though. Ozzy was throwing out mainly Crazy Train singles, and a few Blizzard of Ozz Albums were also thrown out. I remember going straight from my summer job as a student, getting there way too early just to be guaranteed entry. It was packed, with more people in than for any other gigs I'd been to there. Early on I bagged a stool at the left hand side wall , and stood on that during the gig. The venue was then called the Norbreck Nite Spot. Norbreck castle is on the North side of Blackpool heading towards Bispham, not on the south side as another poster suggested. Gigs around that time were very common - I remember seeing Saxon, Iron Maiden, Girlschool, Def Leppard there also, before they were famous. I can only remember one specific thing about the set they played - Don Airey started off on the long keyboard intro to Mr Crowley, obviously a track that few if any of the audience had heard before, and as it went on, someone actually shouted out 'Get On With It !


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:17 pm 
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I too was at the gig in 1980, aged 17/18. Can't remember which month it was though. Ozzy was throwing out mainly Crazy Train singles, and a few Blizzard of Ozz Albums were also thrown out. I remember going straight from my summer job as a student, getting there way too early just to be guaranteed entry. It was packed, with more people in than for any other gigs I'd been to there. Early on I bagged a stool at the left hand side wall , and stood on that during the gig. The venue was then called the Norbreck Nite Spot. Norbreck castle is on the North side of Blackpool heading towards Bispham, not on the south side as another poster suggested. Gigs around that time were very common - I remember seeing Saxon, Iron Maiden, Girlschool, Def Leppard there also, before they were famous. I can only remember one specific thing about the set they played - Don Airey started off on the long keyboard intro to Mr Crowley, obviously a track that few if any of the audience had heard before, and as it went on, someone actually shouted out 'Get On With It !



Lindsay Bridgwater was the keyboard player. Don Airey was hired to play on the Blizzard of Ozz album but he didn't play any live gigs with The Law or The Blizzard of Ozz.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:10 pm 
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I also read that elsewhere after making my post ! Well I was there even if Don Airey wasn't :P


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:55 am 
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I started a similar thread a couple of weeks ago....

http://www.ultimaterhoads.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6814

or to sum up:

a summury of early tour dates:
http://norest4thecollectors.x10hosting.com/wpg/tourdates_1980.htm

A short inquiery about cromer and Blackpool show:
http://norest4thecollectors.x10hosting.com/wpg/LAW/LAW.htm

a website about the Cromers pub:
http://westruntonpavilion.webs.com/whatflosaidnext.htm

Reading 1980 program:
http://norest4thecollectors.x10hosting.com/images/tb/tb000


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First show? Yep, it was Norbreck Nite Spot, a small venue at the side of the Norbreck Castle Hotel in north Blackpool. Held about 2-300 people. Lots of up & coming (or fading) bands played there around 79/82, including 'The Law' (aka BoOz). I was bang at the front, in front of Randy, resting on a metal bar/fence. Remember him being SO small. :-) It was hot and packed out (everyone knew who it was a least a week beforehand).

Think this was the 1st of 4 small warm up gigs before a UK tour. Anyway, I believe it was Sept 1980 (I have seen it billed as 3/9/80). I thought it was before the Reading Festival (no) show in August, but it was afterwards thinking back.

Sharon O mentions the "dressing room" in her book. I've been in that dressing room (chatting to Budgie), its a medium size cupboard!!!! great days!

Its just a bar now......

It was about a year after Iron Maiden & Def Leppard played there. Remember Maiden having this pathetic little skull behind the drum kit that 'spat' blood. Two of those guys still in the band - and three of Lepps still are too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:32 pm 
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I found this link that lists a second secret Law gig at the West Runton Pavilion on 9/5/80

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Blizzard_of_Ozz_Tour

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/West_Runton#West_Runton_Pavilion

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TWAPILOT wrote:
I found this link that lists a second secret Law gig at the West Runton Pavilion on 9/5/80

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Blizzard_of_Ozz_Tour

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/West_Runton#West_Runton_Pavilion


The date of the Law gig at West Runton is probably the only thing that's accurate in that article.

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Sky wrote:
TWAPILOT wrote:
I found this link that lists a second secret Law gig at the West Runton Pavilion on 9/5/80

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/Blizzard_of_Ozz_Tour

http://www.digplanet.com/wiki/West_Runton#West_Runton_Pavilion


The date of the Law gig at West Runton is probably the only thing that's accurate in that article.



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