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1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004


In addition to the gigs listed below, Peel was also the regular presenter of a BBC concert show through the year (see 1970 Concert Shows for more details).


Unknown dates (1970 or 1971)

Manor House Ballroom, Ipswich: John Peel Roadshow[1] [1]

Talk Of The Town, London: Jackson 5 media showcase[2]

Unknown venue (Polytechnic in Hamstead): Loudon Wainwright III[3]

Nag's Head, Wollaston, Northants: Peel had regular Friday night gigs at the venue for around a year from spring 1970. [4] Gigs for November 1970 shown on this poster (month/year confirmed by online listing for the Hawkwind gig, which was also mentioned by Peel on his 12 December 1970 show.)


Jan

9 Mothers, Birmingham: John Peel (no listed band) [148]

23 Mothers, Birmingham: Medicine Head [149]

25 Coventry, Lanchester Festival: Ron Geesin, Bridget St John, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre [2] (Others appearing at the ten-day event included Jack Bruce, Yes, Free, Roland Kirk, Chicken Shack, Roy Harper, Duster Bennett, the Strawbs [3])


Feb

6 Mothers, Birmingham: Black Sabbath [152] [4]

13 Locarno, Sunderland: Blodwyn Pig, Audience [5]

20 Mothers, Birmingham: Siren [153]


Mar

6 Mothers, Birmingham: Medicine Head [154]

20 Mothers, Birmingham: Forest [155]


April

3 Mothers, Birmingham: Asgard [156]

17 Mothers, Birmingham: David Symonds, Stackwaddy, Vision Workshop Lights [157] - clashes with date below, so Symonds may have done the host/DJ duties

17 Royal Albert Hall, CBS Records' "Sounds of the 70s" concert:Steamhammer, Flock, Johnny Winter [6]

18 Royal Albert Hall, CBS Records' "Sounds of the 70s" concert: It's A Beautiful Day, Taj Mahal, Santana [7]

20 Roundhouse, "Pop Proms": Traffic, Mott The Hoople, Bronco, If[8] [9]

21 Roundhouse, "Pop Proms": Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brinsley Schwartz, Elton John, Curved Air [10] [11]

22 Roundhouse, "Pop Proms": Johnny Winter, Juicy Lucy, Quintessence [12] [13]

23 BBC Sunday Concert recording: Mike Cooper, Mott The Hoople [14]

24 Roundhouse, "Pop Proms": Fleetwood Mac, Mighty Baby, Hookfoot (Peel went home early and missed Fleetwood Mac) [15] [16]


May

1 Mothers, Birmingham: Conchise [169]

15 Mothers, Birmingham: John Peel (no listed band) [17]

23, 24 Hollywood Music Festival, Leycette near Newcastle Under Lyme: Mungo Jerry, Grateful Dead, Free, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Colosseum, Family, Black Sabbath, Traffic. Peel compered the first day. [18] [19] [20] [21]

29 Mothers, Birmingham: John Peel (no listed band) [171]


June

1 Royal Festival Hall: Van de Graff Generator, Audience, East of Eden [22] [23]

27-29 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music: Formerly Fat Harry, ,Maynard Ferguson Big Band, Keef Hartley Band, Donovan, Joe Jammer, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, It's A Beautiful Day, Steppenwolf; Johnny Winter, Pink Floyd, John Mayall, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa, Santana, The Flock, Led Zeppelin, Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Dr John (Peel advertised as one of two continuity announcers but was apparently prevented from getting to the stage by Hell's Angels security for at least part of the event). [24][25][26]

30 (or 14 July) 100 Club, London: Son House [27] [28]


Sept

20 Blisworth, Helenors Club (Blisworth Hotel): "John Peel invites Van der Graaf Generator and Medicen light show (bar) 8/-" [29]


Nov

1 Helenors Club, Blisworth Hotel, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Ginger Baker's Airforce [30]

6 Nag's Head, Wolloaston, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Writing On The Wall [31]

8 Helenors Club, Blisworth Hotel, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Littlefree Rock [32]

13 Nag's Head, Wolloaston, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Formerly Fat Harry [33]

15 Helenors Club, Blisworth Hotel, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Wishbone Ash [34]

20 Nag's Head, Wolloaston, Northants: John Peel Roadshows and Stray [35]

22 Helenors Club, Blisworth Hotel, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and unknown band [36]

27 Nag's Head, Wolloaston, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Littlefree Rock [37]

29 Helenors Club, Blisworth Hotel, Northants: John Peel Roadshow and Hawkwind [38] [39] [40]


Peel presents Medicine Head

Dec

13 Blisworth Hotel, Northants: Delivery [41]

17 Tamworth, Polesworth Memorial Hall: Medicine Head [42]

References

  1. Peel writes about the gig, which no one else turned up for, in a Disc & Music Echo column from 1970 or 1971, exact date unknown, republished in Olivetti Chronicles (p. 119-21).
  2. Disc & Music Echo column from 1970 or 1971, exact date unknown, republished in Olivetti Chronicles (p. 197-200). A Guardian article by Richard Williams following the death of Michael Jackson confirms that Peel attended the event.
  3. Disc & Music Echo column from 1970 or 1971, exact date unknown, republished in Olivetti Chronicles (p. 327-30). Peel says the gig was a few months after the artist's debut album was released (in 1970).
  4. Margrave Of The Marshes, p. 198. The venue was run by Peel's long-time friend "Big Bob" Knight, who was also involved in the nearby Blisworth Hotel. A BBC Northampton documentary on the Nag's Head, including Peel's role, is available online.

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