1964  19th September The Rolling Stones (2 shows)
The Rolling Stones at the Forth Rail Bridge.  Thank you to Fletch for this picture.
1965  20th January Chuck Berry, Graham Bond Organization, The Moody Blues, Winston G, The Five Dimensions, & Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men (2 shows)
1965  16th June The Rolling Stones
1968  17th May Johnny Cash, June Carter, Statler Brothers, & James Royal
1969  26th September Jethro Tull, guests Savoy Brown & Terry Reid
1969  23rd October Humble Pie, support bands Love Sculpture, David Bowie, & Samson
1969  17th December Ten Years After, support bands Blodwyn Pig, Stone The Crows
1970  17th February Led Zeppelin, support band Barclay James Harvest(rescheduled from the 7th February due to Jimmy Page being involved in a car crash and sustaining minor facial injuries).  Barclay James Harvest, were snowed in at their village on the Yorkshire Moors (Saddleworth), and were unable to get their vehicles out.  They ended up coming by rail to Waverley Station, and their gear had to be shifted from there to the Usher Hall.  They used the famous Usher Hall organ during the concert.  Led Zeppelin were late onstage due to "enjoying themselves" at the North British Hotel.  Thank you to Alistair Adams ex Heriot-Watt Entertainments for the detailed info.
Ticket scan showing the original date.
Photocopied programme/poster, showing the rescheduled date.
 
1970  11th March The Nice
 
The programme for The Nice gig.  Thank you to Dave Brown for this and the ticket.
 
1970  11th April The Keef Hartley Big Band
 
The programme for the Keef Hartley gig.  Thank you to Dave Brown for this and the ticket.
 
1970  23rd April Fleetwood Mac
1970  6th May Tom Paxton
1970  26th May (rescheduled from the 23rd May) Ten Years After, support band Tyrannosaurus Rex.  Andy Lothian was a Dundee promoter who coined the phrase "Beatlemania".
Thank you to David Evans for this rare ticket.
 
1970  6th June Family, Chicken Shack & Black Sabbath
1970  14th June The Soft Machine
1972  25th March The Eurovision Song Contest, presented by Moira Shearer.  Luxembourg win.
1972  6th April Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, spending the day at Edinburgh zoo, then drinking in a pub near the Usher Hall.  Could it have been the Shakespeare?                                                  
1972  22nd November Cat Stevens
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1973  22nd January Chuck Berry, & Baby Whale
1973  14th March Procul Harum
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1973  21st March The Strawbs
 
1973  7th October Moody Blues
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1973  27th October The Incredible String Band
1974  21st April Caravan with Tir-Na-Nog
1974  26th April The Strawbs
1974  16th September Gallagher & Lyle
Thank you to Charles Laing for this ticket.
1974  26th September Charles Aznavour
1974  28th September Maggie Bell
1974  3rd October Man, support band Badfinger
1974  14th October The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
1974  24th October Cliff Richard
1974  4th & 5th November Pink Floyd
 
 
A stalls ticket for this Pink Floyd concert.  £2.20 was quite a lot of money for a ticket in 1974.  Thank you to Ian Dunipace for this scan.
 
 

Pink Floyd programme from this tour        
 
 
A signed copy of this programme.  Thank you to Oddfellow.
 
Thank you to David Evans for this Melody Maker review.
 Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for these two pictures of Pink Floyd at the Usher Hall 1974.  ©Iain Mackinnon 1974.
1974  9th & 10th November Jethro Tull, support band Fanny, also featuring Miss Shona Learoyd (later to be Mrs. Anderson) as ringmistress
1974  25th November Fairport Convention featuring Sandy Denny & Guests
1975  30th January Barclay James Harvest
1975  1st February Supertramp, Gallagher & Lyle, & Chris DeBurgh

Thank you to Charles Laing for this ticket.
Thank you to David Evans for the Supertramp 1975 tour programme.
1975  12th February Al Stewart
1975  17th March 10CC, and special guests Fancy
 
The 10cc programme for this tour.
 
1975  26th March Soft Machine
1975  7th April Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, special guests Sailor (moved from the Leith Theatre/Citadel).
1975  20th & 21st April Yes, support band Gryphon
 
 

Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for this picture of Gryphon support band to Yes at the Usher Hall 1975©Iain Mackinnon 1975.

Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for the three pictures above of Yes at the Usher Hall 1975.  ©Iain Mackinnon 1975.

1975  22nd & 23rd April Genesis (resheduled from 6th & 7th November 1974 as Steve Hackett had suffered a hand injury)

 
 
 
Thank you to David Evans for the images above of the Genesis Lamb Lies Down On Broadway programme.
1975  26th April Rory Gallagher & His Band
1975  2nd May The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
 
You can listen to the intro to this 1975 SAHB concert via the player below. Thank you to Hugh for this rare clip.
 


 
The two pictures above are of the "banger" freebie given out at the SAHB concert.  Thank you to Hugh for these pictures.
The Programme.  Thank you to Hugh for this item.
1975  22nd May Don Mcclean
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1975  5th June Donovan
1975  6th June Roy Harper
1975  9th August Hawkwind
1975  17th September Johnny Cash
1975  20th September Paul McCartney & Wings
1975  11th October Melanie
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1975  15th October Barclay James Harvest, support band Cafe Society
1975  22nd October The Baker Gurvits Army
Thank you to Charles Laing for this ticket.
1975  4th November Jack Jones
1975  18th November The Blue Jays
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1975  23rd November Supertramp, & Joan Armatrading
1975  26th November Cliff Richard
1976  4th February Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
1976  7th & 8th February 10cc
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1976  8th May Rick Wakeman

Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for the three pictures above of Rick Wakeman at the Usher Hall 1976.  ©Iain Mackinnon 1976.

1976  14th May Nils Lofgren, support band Unicorn


1976 
15th May Gentle Giant

 


1976  16th May Leonard Cohen
1976  19th May Gallagher & Lyle
1976 21st May Elton John


Steven Betts stalls ticket for the Usher Hall show.  His first time seeing Elton John live.

Elton John at the Usher Hall Edinburgh 21st May 1976.  Thank you to Steven Betts for this picture.  ©Steven Betts 1976.

1976  14th September Manfred Mann's Earth Band, support band Racing Cars
1976  20th September Hawkwind                                                                        
1976  25th September TheStrawbs, & Derek Brimstone & Phillip Goodhand-Tait
1976  29th September Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
1976  11th October Barclay James Harvest, support band Easy Street

Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for the three pictures above of Barclay James Harvest at the Usher Hall 1976.  ©Iain Mackinnon 1976.

1976  31st October Thin Lizzy, support band Clover

 Click the link for a You Tube clip of Thin Lizzy Live at The Usher Hall Edinburgh 31/10/76
 
1976  3rd November Tangerine Dream
1976  18th November Wishbone Ash, & Supercharge
Thank you to David Evans for this ticket.
1976  25th November Cliff Richard
1977  15th January Rory Galagher & His Band
1977  6th March The Hollies
1977  21st March Graham Parker & The Rumour
Thank you to Charles Laing for this ticket.
1977  20th May Shakti, special guest Kevin Coyne
1977  15th July Crawler, Boxer, Moon
 
 
 

Crawler at The Usher Hall 15th July 1977.  Thank you to Hugh for these rare pictures.  © Hugh C.W. 1977.
 
 

Boxer at The Usher Hall 15th July 1977.  Thank you to Hugh for these rare pictures.  © Hugh C.W. 1977.
 
 

Moon at The Usher Hall 15th July 1977.  Thank you to Hugh for these rare pictures.  © Hugh C.W. 1977.
1977  19th September Hawkwind                                                                          
1977  1st October Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
1977  16th October Weather Report
 

Thank you to Iain Mackinnon for the three pictures above of weather report at the Usher Hall in 1977.  This last picture showing all the band and crew onstage as it was the end of the tour.  ©Iain Mackinnon 1977.

1977  7th November The Corries

1977  9th November Graham Parker & The Rumour
1977  20th November David Essex
1977  21st November Uriah Heep
1977  24th November The Chieftains
1977  3rd December Boys Of The Lough
1978  21st February Chris DeBurgh, special guest Phillip Goodhand-Tait
 
1978  5th March Eddie & The Hot Rods, special guests Radio Stars & Squeeze
 
1978  22nd April The Manhattan Transfer
1978  1st May Jethro Tull
19714th May Don McLean
1978  20th July Culture, & Tradition

Thank you to Charles Laing for this ticket.
Thank you to Oddfellow for this scan.

 

1978  10th &11th September 10cc

1978  18th September Camel, special guest Michael Chapman
1978  4th October Cliff Richard 
1978  9th October Hawkwind                                                                              
1978  8th & 9th November Cliff Richard 
 
1978  19th November Gordon Giltrap
1979  21st January Nazareth
1979  20th February Chris DeBurgh 
1979  21st February Billy Joel 
1979  13th April Kate Bush
1979  17th May Sky
1979  19th July Manfred Mann's Earth Band
1979  11th September Nils Lofgren, & special guests Live Wire
1979  29th September Sky
1979  4th October Dean Freidman
1979  13th October Lindisfarne
1979  22nd October Elkie Brooks
1979  6th November Gallagher & Lyle, support Judy Tzuke
1980  21st January Marvin Gaye & Edwin Starr
 
1980  31st March Showaddywaddy
1980  16th April The Osmonds
1980  17th & 18th May Mike Oldfield 
 
1980  23rd September Don McLean
1981  17th February Camel
1981  5th October The Shadows
 1981  26th October Tangerine Dream
1981  9th November Chris De Burgh
1982  6th April Sky
1982  1st April Spandau Ballet (after show party held at Valentino's, ticket here
1983  5th March Jack Jones
1984  17th October Buddy Rich
1984  9th December Ethiopia Benefit Concert featuring Rory Gallagher, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart, Jim Diamond, & Jack Bruce
                                                                                                  
1984  10th December The Cocteau Twins, & Dif Juz
 
 1986  22nd February Clannad
Thank you to Gerry Mulvenna for this ticket.
 
1986  23rd March Fairport Convention
1987  2nd April A Gala Concert featuring The Waterboys & The Communards amongt others. 
1987  7th November Suzanne Vega
1989  9th October The Sugarcubes
1989  19th November Clannad
1989  3rd December Richard Marx
1989  13th December Hawkwind
1989  18th December Pat Metheny Group
1990  15th February Van Morrison
1990  22nd September The Blue Nile
1993  24th May Big Country
1993  6th July Little Angels
1994  16th May Jethro Tull
1994  30th November Eternal, & Michelle Gayle
1995  5th February Morrissey

Ironic sponsor on rear of Morrissey ticket.
1995  18th February Cyndi Lauper
1995  8th March Chuck Berry
1995  22nd May Portishead, & D.J. Andy Smith
1995   3rd, 4th, & 5th September Simple Minds
1995  8th October Big Country
1997  13th February Suede, support band Mansun (moved to Meadowbank)
1997  15th November Bjork
2000  15th December Jools Holland
2002  23rd November Jack Bruce, Uli John Roth, Michael Schenker, & Glenn Hughes
2003  23rd November The Manfreds
2004  10th April David Byrne
2004  1st July Patti Smith
2004  8th July The Stereophonics                                      
2004  18th October Sarah McLachlan
2005  26th November Tony Christie
2006  25th March Henry Rollins
2006  9th April Gene Pitney (cancelled due to the sad death of Gene, just a few days earlier).
2006  27th April Mogwai
2007  17th February Eddie Reader

 

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