The very first Rockpalast Night was to take place in 1977 live from the Grugahalle Essen broadcast the whole night on Germany's first programme channel, radio and at the same time via Eurovision to the whole of Europe. Rory Gallagher, ex "Taste", came as well enflaming fireworks on six strings, literally seeming to explode. The audience as at first shocked and speechless, then frenzied applause began. Gallagher played, following some passion, the songs of his at the time latest record "Calling Card". After the concert Gallagher said: "The atmosphere was electric." Fans beware! This DVD also contains the first three songs of the Rockpalast gig in the Grugahalle, which at the time were only transmitted by radio. Besides, Rory's first Rockpalast gig at the WDR Studio L in Cologne in 1976 is included as well as the jam session of the Irishman with Frankie Miller (Scotland vs. Ireland) in 1979 at the May festival at Wiesbaden - each of them unique.
WDR Studio L Cologne 1976 - Tracklisting: 1 Pistol Slapper Blues 2 Too Much Alcohol 3 Out On The Western Plain 4 Bankers Blues 5 Rag Mama Rag 6 Nothing But The Devil 7 Goin' To My Hometown 8 I Take What I Want 9 Calling Card 10 Secret Agent 11 Do You Read Me 12 Bought And Sold 13 Country Mile 14 Jacknife Beat 15 Boogie
Grugahalle Essen 1977 - Tracklisting: 1 Messin' With The Kid 2 I Take What I Want 3 A Garbage Man 4 Moonchild 5 Secret Agent 6 Calling Card 7 Out On The Western Plain 8 Barley And Grape Rag 9 Tattoo'd Lady 10 Souped Up Ford 11 Bullfrog Blues 12 Bought And Sold
Jam Session Wiesbaden 1979 - Tracklisting: 1 Bullfrog Blues 2 Walkin' The Dog 3 Sea Cruise 4 Around And Around 5 Roll Over Beethoven