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  • tex
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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!

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  • Semi42
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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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  • SunnyLeslie
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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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  • tex
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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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  • Semi42
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    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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  • George 1978
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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?

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  • Richard1978
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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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  • tex
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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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  • Zincubus
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    Did you see any/all of those ??


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  • tex
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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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  • Zincubus
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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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  • tex
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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.

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  • Zincubus
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    Re: What would it cost today........

    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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  • tex
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    Bumped.

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    To see these two bands....Look at the price in 73 for a third row seat!
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