Concerts at Belle Vue
Concerts at Belle Vue

November, 1930
Maurice Chevalier (4 concerts)

April 26, 1938

(The owner of the ticket believes it to have been from 1938

February 3, 1946
Aida performed by the Hallé Orchestra,
conducted by John Barbirolli, and the Hallé Chorus

October 2, 1949
Liverpool Philharmonic with Yehudi Menuhin -
conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent
October 20, 1949
Comedy Concert starring Peter Sellers, Richard Murdoch, Kenneth Horne and others

March 9, 1959
Louis Armstrong

March 29, 1964   Jerry Lee Lewis, Kings Hall

July 31, 1966 Jethro Tull
September 4, 1966 The Who
December 11, 1966  Family

May 14, 1967
Jimi Hendrix, New Elizabethan

August 17, 1971 

Johnny Cash,
1st of 3 shows in the Kings Hall

November 30, 1971

Led Zeppelin, Kings Hall

March 1, 1972
Benny Goodman

June 16, 1972

Marc Bolan and T.rex
(source Iain Speak)

March 13 & 14, 1973 David Cassidy
September 12, 1973 
Rolling Stones,   Kings Hall

The images below are claimed to have been taken at the Stones Concert at Belle Vue in the 1960s. 

The image above is shown with the permission of Chetham's Library, Manchester

The image above is shown with the permission of Chetham's Library, Manchester

The image above is shown with the permission of Chetham's Library, Manchester

November 1 & 2, 1973 The Who,  Kings Hall,

The two nights in Manchester saw The Who playing for the first time at the 5,000-seat Kings Hall within the Belle Vue amusement park. Unlike the other members of the band, Keith Moon was no stranger to the venue. He had played at Belle Vue earlier in the year as drummer in the fictitious group The Stray Cats while filming Stardust, starring David Essex. This was the largest capacity venue on the whole tour, and a demand for tickets throughout meant that many fans were left disappointed.

The next day, November 3, The Who released Quadrophenia. A conceptual storyline album told in song-cycle, Quadrophenia is the tale of Jimmy Cooper the Mod, based on 'Irish' Jack Lyons, an old Mod-friend from Shepherd's Bush, Goldhawk Club regular and the co-author of this book. Within The Who only Pete was a true Mod. He believed in the style and sometimes led that style to the letter. What he may not have realised was that he was regarded by most West London Mods as a leading face. Having received rave reviews in the music press Quadrophenia became The Who's third biggest selling album, reaching the number 2 spot both in the US and the UK.
November 29, 1973
Elton John

May 15, 1974 Deep Purple, Kings Hall
October 18, 1974
Roxy Music
November 24, 1974
The Faces

April 29, 1975
May 13, 1975
Barry White and Love Unlimited Orchestra
May 24, 1975
Status Quo

February, 1976  Gilbert O'Sullivan
May 1, 1976
Elton John
June 27, 1976
Bob Marley
August 6, 1976
Eric Clapton
September 12, 1976
Bay City Rollers
October 6 & 7, 1976
The Who
October 14, 1976
Roxy Music
October 24, 1976
Peter Frampton
November 26 & 27, 1976
Rod Stewart

June 13, 1977
October 13, 1977 The Stranglers
October 19, 1977
November, 1977  Elizabethan Magazine
November 15, 1977 Siouxsie & the Banshees
November 15, 1977 The Clash, in the Elizabethan Ballroom
November 25, 1977 Jerry Lee Lewis

March 3, 1978
Gallagher & Lyle
June 18, 1978 Thin Lizzy
December 3, 1978
Rod Stewart
December 10, 1978

February 23, 1979
Public Image Ltd

May 4, 1979
Mike Oldfield together with a huge 40+ piece band performed as part of his European tour of 1979 to promote his fourth album Incantations

Information supplied by Les Cotton and Phil Hart