Resting on the banks of the Adige river and at the foot of the Lessini Mountains,Verona is one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities in all of Italy. It was once a refuge for the great italian poet, Dante, after his exile from Florence.
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks ? It is the East and Juliet is the sun." Yes, Verona is also the home of the most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet. Crowds still throng to view the fabled balcony where Juliet of the Capuleti family once pined for her lover, Romeo.
But on this date, February 20, 1972,
exactly ten years after John Glenn's historic launch into space, it is Rory Gallagher who takes the stage in Verona and launches into an historic night of Rockin' blues. Thanks to the help of our intrepid Rory fan, Claudio Zanvettor, it has been determined that he played at the LEM Club in Verona on this date.
**Click here to read a review by Ernesto De Pascale of a Rory Gallagher concert in Florence just a few days after this Verona concert.**
This night, Rory starts off with a blistering "Laundromat", boogies on down with an inspired "Tore Down" and doesn't turn loose till the final sliding licks of "Sinnerboy". Truly, a guitarist with any other name would not sound half as sweet as Rory did on this night. So kick off your shoes, grab a dish of Gelato, and mill with the Veronese throng as Rory comes to Verona.