Edinburgh is often referred to as the poor cousin to Glasgow when it comes to attracting the biggest names in music – but Scotland's capital city has seen its fair share of legendary gigs down the years.
Some of the biggest names in music have played here – including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Queen.
There have also been plenty of bands who visited either before they were famous or just as they were on the brink of superstardom, such as Oasis and Arctic Monkeys.
In the first of a two-part feature, we take a look at 10 legendary gigs that took place in Edinburgh – how many were you at?
1. The Beatles - ABC Cinema, April 29, 1964
The Beatles played not one but two gigs at the ABC Cinema, in what was billed as the Capital's biggest shows of all time. Hordes of screaming adolescents descended on Lothian Road to try and grab a piece of John, Paul, George and Ringo, who were paid £850 for their trouble. The Fab Four performed two half-hour shows, and the setlist was as follows: Twist And Shout, Money (That’s What I Want), Can’t Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, I’m Happy Just To Dance With You, I Should Have Known Better, If I Fell, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day’s Night and Long Tall Sally.
The Beatles were at the absolute peak of their fame at this point, having just recently returned from the USA and their seminal appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four revisited the ABC and Edinburgh as a group for the final time in October 1964.
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2. Queen, Edinburgh Playhouse - 1 and 2 September, 1976
Rock legends Queen did a two-night stint at the Edinburgh Playhouse a year after the release of their famous A Night at the Opera album, Freddie Mercury and co performing tracks like Bohemian Rhapsody and You're My Best Friend at the packed-to-the-rafters Greenside Place venue.
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The legendary rock band have played Edinburgh a total of seven times throughout their long and illustrious history, and their first was back on 19 September, 1964, at the Usher Hall.
With a line-up comprising of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, the Stones played two short sets for fans, performing Not Fade Away, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Walking The Dog, If You Need Me, Around and Around, I'm A King Bee, I'm Alright and It's All Over Now.
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4. Radiohead, Meadowbank Stadium, August 22, 2006
This one was reviewed by yours truly for the Edinburgh Evening News, and it earned the Oxford band five stars as they proved beyond any doubt they are one of the greatest rock bands in history.
Thom Yorke and the boys dusted off classics such as Fake Plastic Trees, Karma Police and Paranoid Android, while the rarely-played Creep was even given an outing, much to the delight of everyone in attendance that night.
The support act was none too shabby either, US legend Beck warming up the crowd alongside the pint-sized mini-Beck, a painstakingly accurate puppet, complete with the star's shaggy blonde hair and fedora, who was lip-synching and playing air guitar alongside the singer.
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