Talk:Hammersmith Apollo

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Duplication[edit]

The section before the Contents duplicates information in the various sections. Could do with tidying up, but I am unsure of the conventions Steevc (talk) 15:17, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

europe should be Europe and should point towards the band not the continent, but I haven't a clue how to do that.


Sentence removal[edit]

I removed the sentence that states "More information about this organ can be found at the Cinema Organ's website http.//www.cinema-organs.org.uk" - Wikipedia is not an information service. RASAM (talk) 14:00, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Performances[edit]

This section is getting ridiculous. Not only is there a "Noteworthy Performances" section, it's also preceded by a random huge long list of bands who've performed there. I don't know what the criteria is for listing a band but it seems highly unencyclopedic and superfluous, especially if it is meant to be exhaustive. I propose we remove this initial section.

Regarding the "Noteworthy Performances" section this is also getting too long (with 20 entries for 2010 alone and we're only 2/3 of the way through the year!). I propose that unless there is something specific about that performance (in the media, important event, in a live DVD, first or last performance ever, part of a string of several consecutive dates, etc.) then it should be removed; i.e. something like "Ellie Goulding will perform at the Apollo in November 2010" seems extremely non-notable and even bordering on marketing. Feudonym (talk) 05:55, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

I agree. Have removed the A-Z list in the "Performances" section as this is unsourced, clearly unencyclopedic and there seems to be no criteria for inclusion. With regard to the "Noteworthy performances section, this needs to be kept under control to make sure that anything that is listed here is actually "noteworthy". And sourced. Rob Sinden (talk) 14:05, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Hi fellow Brightonian. Do I guess that you reverted my addition of the fact that the Pixies played Hammersmith on 24-25 Nov 2013 because I used "opinion" in my addition? After decades of reading Wikipedia it is my first addition. Hope the replacement line is a bit better. Also included the fact that the band included the "new Kim" in the line-up to make this something more "noteworthy". Sorry for the noobie errors. 86.10.167.123 (talk) 16:42, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Opinion was part of it, but also the fact that Pixies played at a venue is not notable in itself. If it was where they recorded a live concert film, then it might be, or maybe if it was the very first gig with Shattuck, but when you consider that hundreds of rock bands play at each venue every year, simply to list them all would just be an WP:INDISCRIMINATE list. --Rob Sinden (talk) 16:51, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
I had already returned to remove the opinion bit myself and make it more relevant just as you deleted it. I realised the opinion bit was not right for a book of facts. This was two of three Pixies gigs in England. Hammersmith being the last two nights of their European tour. Both nights selling out in hours. The second gig being added after that first one had sold out.
I thought it was relevant as a band that has been an influence to so many others had returned to Hammersmith with their new line-up. It was certainly relevant to the packed crowd in there. And it seemed to fit better than some of the other "notable events" that are recorded on that page which I was using as reference.
Has there not been thought of creating pages for venues like this that can show a record of the kind of bands that have played there? Venues like this are a historic part of many band's lives, and certainly of the audience who go and see them. I know in the run up to the gig I was trying to locate dates of other concerts I had visited within London over the years. And as venues disappear, we loose these kinds of historic details.
There seems to be no consistency with gig venues. I've just looked at pages like Wembley Arena and Events at Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The Earl's Court page seems sensible, if incomplete. Whereas the Wembley Arena page seems to include a handful of marketing included within the page - Nepathya? Super Junior? The Pixies ending their European Tour, with their new line-up, playing the first new tracks in decades, with two sold out gigs seemed a little more noteworthy than some things I read on that page and similar pages. 86.10.167.123 (talk) 20:38, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Why is a Miles Davis concert from 1982 in the 70s? Which is correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rossidor (talkcontribs) 00:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC)