The Vincents - Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary of playing in Urmston 

Friday 29th November 1963, the Rolling Stones played at Urmston Public Baths!

50 years later, to the very day, Urmston remembered this historic event with premier tribute band ‘The Stones’ playing at the Flixton Academy (The Curzon building) which, given that Urmston baths was demolished in the 1970s, was the closest possible venue to the original – literally a ‘stones throw’ away!

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Following the highly successful 50th Anniversary of The Beatles playing in Urmston concert, held in August in Abbotsfield Park, The Vincents were invited to open the ‘Stones’ commemorative event held at Flixton Academy on Friday 29th November 2013.

This is a much smaller, more intimate, venue with a maximum capacity of about 400. Whilst the event was not a sell out the 300+ who attended were treated to a great evening of nostalgia and rock ‘n’ roll, as the years were rolled back to those wonderful days of the ‘60s.

The Vincents opened with a one hour set, covering lots of favourites from Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Searchers, The Kinks,
Chuck Berry and even lesser known hits of the time such as Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)- along with many more.

Sound and lighting – provided by Manchester P. A. – were of the highest order and enabled the whole event to be another great success.

Hopefully, in the near future, footage of The Vincents set will be available on You Tube.
Watch this space!

After all it is momentous if, for no other reason, there are not many bands around and still working who can claim to have played with ‘The Beatles’ and ‘The Stones’ in the same year!


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