We are thrilled to announce that joining us for KOPCON is undisputed club legend, Roy Evans; a true Red who spent 34 years at Liverpool FC as a player, coach and manager.
Roy was one of the famous ‘Boot Room Boys’ at Anfield, being given his first coaching role by the great Bill Shankly. Following Shanks retirement in 1974, Roy worked alongside Paisley, Fagan, Dalglish and Souness before becoming Liverpool manager himself in 1994. He also briefly managed in a joint capacity with Gerard Houllier. He remains actively involved with the Club as co-commentator and pundit for Liverpool FC TV.
Roy was involved with some of the greatest teams that Liverpool, if not world football, has ever seen. He played a key role in many of Anfields most glorious and memorable nights as Liverpool conquered England and Europe during the 70s and 80s.In 2018, Roy was voted #22 in the Liverpoolfc.com poll of “The 50 Men Who made LFC.” We look forward to hearing about the remarkable glory days of our great club when Roy joins us in Las Vegas.Roy Evans; a true Liverpool legend.
Toxteth-born Gayle's shining moment for his hometown club came when he ran Bayern Munich's defenders ragged in the second leg of the European Cup semi-final on 22 April 1981 at the Olympic Stadium. Kenny Dalglish limped off early on and Gayle impressed for an hour despite being repeatedly fouled before he was replaced by Jimmy Case for fear of he would get himself sent off for retaliation. It was a performance of astonishing maturity in such a big game from the young winger and his reward was to play in three of the final four League matches of the season before the European Cup final.
It was constantly in the press that I was the first black player to play for Liverpool. It was a landmark as far as black people were concerned, and I was proud to represent the black community of Liverpool
Gayle on his important landmark
Scouser, and boyhood red David Johnson won it all at Liverpool despite starting his career across Stanley Park at Everton. Sir Bobby Robson signed him for Ipswich town in 1972 and David was a big success at Ipswich spending 4 seasons at Portman Road and earning his first England cap. In 1976 Johnsons dreams came true as Bob Paisley swooped in to finally bring him home to Anfield. A natural goal scorer, ‘The Doc’ became part of a famous Liverpool squad that picked up silverware year after year.
Four league titles and three European cups later, David returned to Everton but we wont hold that against him as he played his part in one of the most successful periods in Liverpool history. After brief spells in USA and Malta, The Doc retired from professional football with 78 goals in 213 games for LFC and 8 England caps with 6 international goals to his name. You can catch David these days hosting in the Anfield corporate lounges or as a pundit on BBC Radio Merseyside.
Marc’s latest release “What’s it like in Liverpool?” is the first track to be taken from the new EP. WILIL is available on Cavern Records & the music video went viral in it’s first 2 week registering over 250,000 views! The video has received an award in recognition for this acheivment from Liverpool International Film Festival. The track has since been picked up as the theme music for a new series “Liverpool’s of the U.S.A.” out 2016.
Locally, Marc has a residency at the World Famous Cavern Club on Mathew Street, Liverpool. With the band you can find him monthly at Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester from 10pm. Check out the events page for other upcoming gigs or get intouch via Facebook or the contact page for bookings!
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