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the pit5 November 2008 at 8:35pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Need factual information for when the very first Peter solo show was and where. This includes if he did any warm up gigs before kicking of the tour.
Sandwichmacher9 November 2008 at 4:26pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
My only information is from Armando Gallo's 1986 book about Peter, and according to this book, the first solo shows were in the Roxy Club in Hollywood in April 1977.
But the wording is not unambiguous, and perhaps others will have additional and more valid information.
March 05, 1977.
Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ, USA.
Here Comes The Flood
On the Air
Moribund the Burgermeister
Waiting for the Big One
Why Don't We
Ain't That Peculiar
All Day and All of the Night
Here Comes the Flood
Down the Dolce Vita
Back in N.Y.C
Pat Parker14 November 2008 at 5:18amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
The year was definitely 1977 and as Caste has written above, the set list was all of the material from PGI, as well as those two covers: Ain't That Peculiar and All Day and All of the Night. For an encore, he did Back in NY City (from the Lamb).
I saw the show at the Tower Theatre and I know I have the ticket stub somewhere, but my guess is that it was in March, 1977. (Passaic, NJ is just north of Philly and Peter played at the Tower Theatre, which would have most likely been in March also).
Good luck with your research.
Cimber28 June 2009 at 4:09pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . .back to the future with PG
Cimber19 November 2009 at 7:47pmPosts: 2571 (0 today)Status: offline
Progressive jen20 November 2009 at 1:27amPosts: 5473 (0 today)Status: offline
Man I missed that!
Well I was only 10 going on 11 at the time.
evoulini21 November 2009 at 11:41amPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey,Jen,if you missed that,imagine what I have missed!But I believe that there is something good with that(the only good thing,I have to say!):It's the fact that maybe my opinion about things is more objective because I wasn't around when all the gossip or critics took place,so I consider the songs just as songs without the other backround,which doesn't have to do with pure art,actually. What's your opinion?
Progressive jen21 November 2009 at 5:25pmPosts: 5473 (0 today)Status: offline
I can see your point.
On another thread I was talking about not having heard alot of the early Genesis or early PG solo stuff and someone commented that they envied me being able to discover those albums for the first time so I guess it does have an UP side.
Have you had a chance to get Passion yet?
evoulini21 November 2009 at 7:56pmPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
No,but soon I'll go and buy the genesis movie box,so I'll try to find it! :-]
T-DOGG28 November 2009 at 12:40amPosts: 2359 (0 today)Status: offline
I saw Peter in '77 (at the Roxy, no less)
and I have to say that I had a hard time recognizing him, dressed as he was, like a normal human being.
At the time it was like his best costume yet.
The man without the mask.
For the 'music only' minded, my reccomendation is 'Birdy'. (the movie soundtrack)
I also reccomend getting the movie (Birdy)directed by Alan Parker.
(who also directed Pink Floyd's 'the Wall')
DolceVita1 December 2009 at 2:17pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
AAAAhhhhhh. . . T-DOGG,can i say one thing,please? I envy you. . . . :-],yes,i admit!
Your sentence "The man without the Mask" make me think of a thing that i always say and think of wonderful Peter:
When you (Peter) have a shining personality,it is not important what you wear.
If the "kernel" brings something real and unique,the framework around you can help you,ok,but it is in second position.
Like a dimond that shines,for me the essence of a true Artist is this: "to be" Peter Gabriel,not "to do" Gabriel. . . . sounds simple,but it is not
In my opinion,of course. . . .
Mike S9 December 2009 at 6:30amPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at the Roxy show in West Hollywood in 1977. Not sure that was among the very first, but I will never forget it. I remember it ended with Back in New York City. Great stuff.
MAK in the USA15 May 2010 at 12:55pmPosts: 3644 (0 today)Status: offline
rraven15 May 2010 at 2:50pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
About 1975 or 1976, PG was interiewed for British television (where he was very nervous and only did monosyllabic answers) and performed "Here Comes the Flood" on solo piano. I'm not sure if that counts as "first solo gig."
As to what show that was and when it was aired, I think you'll have to contact Tina for that one or put up a general request to the UK fans.
Hope this helps.
I have never seen that interview.
Does anybody know more about it?
rraven15 May 2010 at 5:04pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
I read about it in an old PG fanzine ca 1990, long since disappeared. One of the reasons I posted about it was to see if anyone remembered it. Sorry I can;t be more specific.
Anyone have an old Gabbleratchet? It may be mentined in there.