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23 Royal Albert Hall: Leonard Cohen [1]

27 Royal Albert Hall: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band [2]


3 The Northover, Bromley: Tony Simon [1]

4 Marquee Club, London: JSD Band [2] [3][3]

26-29 "Great Western Express" festival, Bardney, Lincolnshire: Rory Gallagher, Wishbone Ash, Roxy Music, Strawbs, Stone The Crows, Faces, Genesis, Status Quo, Don McLean, Humble Pie, Sha Na Na Joe Cocker, Lindisfarne, Average White Band, Slade, Monty Python, Beach Boys and others [4] [5] [6]


11-13 Reading Festival: (Peel, MC) Faces, Curved Air, Genesis, ELO, Status Quo, Mungo Jerry, Wizzard, Matching Mole, Edgar Broughton, etc [7]


2 Crystal Palace Bowl Garden Party V: Yes, Capability Brown, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Lindisfarne, Wright's Wonderwheel [8] [9] [10] [11]

16 "Buxton Pop Festival", Derbyshire: (Peel, MC) Slade, Steppenwolf, Curved Air, Family, John Kay Band, Uriah Heep, Wizzard, Wishbone Ash, Vinegar Joe, Wild Angels, Glencoe, Sunshine, Cold Comfort Farm [12]

23 "Great Western Express", Grangemouth Stadium, Grangemouth, Scotland: (Peel, MC) Beck Bogart Appice, Status Quo, Steeleye Span, Lindisfarne, Everley Brothers, Beggers Opera, Average White Band, Sunshine, Billy Connolly, Chris McClure Section [13] [14]

30 "Melody Maker Poll Concert", The Oval, London: (Peel, DJ) Wishbone Ash, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Argent, Focus ,Jack Bruce, Fudd [15]


4 Bumpers all-night club, W.1, benefit concert for Release: Quintessence, Quiver, Global Village Trucking Company, Lol Coxhill, John Peel, Bishop Big Boppers, Smith, Perkins and Smith, Bitch, The White Panther Street Band, Bridget St. John, Pisces, Tir na Nog and others [16]


3 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Benefit for the Spastic Society: Soft Machine, Medicine Head, Ron Geesin, Ivor Cutler [17]


  1. Disc & Music Echo column, 1972-04-01, republished in Olivetti Chronicles (p. 30-41). Peel mentions the gig was two days before the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest. For more details of the Cohen gig see here. Earlier the same day, Peel attended a reception for Captain Beefheart at the Speakeasy in London.
  2. (message to Discussion section of the Gigography 1970s page) Peel can be heard introducing Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 27, 1972- there's an extant audience recording of the show: "This is something that I've been waiting for for six years, and I hope it means as much to you as it does to me. Captain Beefheart!"
  3. In the sleevenotes to the album JSD Band (1972), Peel writes of seeing the band at the Marquee "in early summer" of that year. The venue's website gives three JSD gigs during 1972, two in March and one on May 4, so the latter date seems the most likely date when Peel saw them.