As I recall one of their songs goes ‘we’re going down Blackpool, to see the lights, we’re going down Blackpool, for a fight!’
The Jam Opera House on the last tour.
Stone Roses August 1989
Happy Mondays GPO Club on George St early 80s
U2 in either 1980 or 81 at the venue that went on to be Brannigans I think.
Two Tone tour in 1979 at the Mecca. I don't think The Clash ever played here did they ?
It happened during Glasgow Fortnight and lots of Glaswegians were in the audience. It kicked off- not unusual for a Stones gig in the 60's as quite often they could not finish their set because of violence. Yes they were banned for many years from performing in Blackpool. However Jagger did visit from time to time as his grandparents lived in Blackpool after moving from Barrow.I've heard a similar story told from quite a hard bloke who said it was terrifying. Must have been mental.