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    To see these two bands....Look at the price in 73 for a third row seat!
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      Originally posted by tex View Post
      To see these two bands....Look at the price in 73 for a third row seat!
      That said .. I do recall buying fish and chips and having change from two shillings ( 10p) !!


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        To see Queen today (if Freddie was still with us) would cost about 60-80, i saw loads of bands in the 70s and probably didn't pay more than 3 for a ticket to see any of them. i used to save the ticket stubs but foolishly sold them all to a collector for about a fiver around 20 years ago.
        I saw many of the top bands when they were in there prime including AC/DC, Rush, Sabbath, Lizzy, Priest, and indeed Queen.
        Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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          Originally posted by tex View Post
          To see Queen today (if Freddie was still with us) would cost about 60-80, i saw loads of bands in the 70s and probably didn't pay more than 3 for a ticket to see any of them. i used to save the ticket stubs but foolishly sold them all to a collector for about a fiver around 20 years ago.
          I saw many of the top bands when they were in there prime including AC/DC, Rush, Sabbath, Lizzy, Priest, and indeed Queen.
          Surely more than that ??

          We paid 75 each to watch Stevie Wonder then 80 each to see Barry Manilow ... that was about 10 years ago


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            Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
            Surely more than that ??

            We paid 75 each to watch Stevie Wonder then 80 each to see Barry Manilow ... that was about 10 years ago


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            Look at the prices on these 70s stubs...The first one is a little hard to read....T rex , 80p
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              Re: What would it cost today........

              Did you see any/all of those ??


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                Originally posted by Zincubus View Post
                Did you see any/all of those ??


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                Queen at Manchester appollo 1975....bohemian rhapsody was at number 1 at the time, the stubs above are not mine however, just wanted to show how ticket prices have increased completely out of proportion from 80p to 80
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                  Originally posted by tex View Post
                  Queen at Manchester appollo 1975....bohemian rhapsody was at number 1 at the time, the stubs above are not mine however, just wanted to show how ticket prices have increased completely out of proportion from 80p to 80
                  That was very cheap even at the time, I presume they had signed up to appear months earlier.
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                    Originally posted by tex View Post
                    To see these two bands....Look at the price in 73 for a third row seat!
                    I would guess around £11 or £12 (he says, looking on an Inflation Calculator website).

                    By the way, Prince Anne and Captain Mark Phillips got married the following day after that show - I wonder whether if they were on their respective Hen / Stag Nights at the very moment when that gig was on?
                    I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                    I'm having so much fun
                    My lucky number's one
                    Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                    • #11
                      My first gig , 1980s was UFO 3.50 a ticket
                      subsequent gigs , the price slowly crept up.
                      Just queued up at the box office or sent a letter to the concert hall and paid what was on the ticket. No Agents Fees, no Booking fee etc.

                      I mean booking fee? Just a phrase to extort more money from you

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                        Originally posted by Semi42 View Post
                        My first gig , 1980s was UFO 3.50 a ticket
                        subsequent gigs , the price slowly crept up.
                        Just queued up at the box office or sent a letter to the concert hall and paid what was on the ticket. No Agents Fees, no Booking fee etc.

                        I mean booking fee? Just a phrase to extort more money from you
                        Saw UFO /Thin lizzy double bill in the 70s, not sure exactly what it cost but i would guess about the same as Queen....IE 80p
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                          To find out the price (at least approximately) it is better to look at E-Bay. After all, real things are sold there, and there you can take a certain reference point for prices.

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                            Price to see Hoople in 73 was 80p, a chart single back then was around half that.
                            my first gig in the 80s was ,again, about double the price of a chart single .
                            in theory , a CD chart single today is about 4 so a concert ticket should be 8

                            however artists today make relatively very little on music sales. Physical cd sales are pitiful ,Digital downloads are available and can be found for free and streaming services pay peanuts. Most artists rely on airplay royalties for payment and concert sales tickets .
                            Not that I would want them but Out of curiosity , I googled little mix tickets , cheapest I could get was 119 for one. With a face value of 69 Without booking fee(?? Grrrr) and delivery
                            Before lockdown they were playing locally and I seen a mum on the train taking her two girls to the little mix gig, that’s minimum 207 for the three.

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                              Originally posted by Semi42 View Post
                              Price to see Hoople in 73 was 80p, a chart single back then was around half that.
                              my first gig in the 80s was ,again, about double the price of a chart single .
                              in theory , a CD chart single today is about 4 so a concert ticket should be 8

                              however artists today make relatively very little on music sales. Physical cd sales are pitiful ,Digital downloads are available and can be found for free and streaming services pay peanuts. Most artists rely on airplay royalties for payment and concert sales tickets .
                              Not that I would want them but Out of curiosity , I googled little mix tickets , cheapest I could get was 119 for one. With a face value of 69 Without booking fee(?? Grrrr) and delivery
                              Before lockdown they were playing locally and I seen a mum on the train taking her two girls to the little mix gig, that’s minimum 207 for the three.
                              Shocking....in every way!
                              Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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