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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


Jan

28 Brighton, Alhambra: Piranhas, Chicane [3] [4] - exact date and Brighton venue not confirmed


Feb

23 Nottingham University: Stiff Little Fingers, Essential Logic, Robert Rental & The Normal[1]

24 Wolverhampton Polytechnic: John Peel Roadshow, unknown bands [2]


March

2 West Runton Pavilion: Stiff Little Fingers, Essential Logic, Robert Rental & The Normal [5] [6]

23 Bristol: John Peel Roadshow. Venue and bands unknown. [7]

Apr

Exact date unknown - Harpole, Northants, The Paddock: John Peel Roadshow, punk night (bands unknown) [8]

6 Grays, Essex: John Peel Roadshow with Warrior and Hot Property [9]

11 Unknown venue, London: Bim Sherman, Prince Far-I and Bunny Hammer [10]


May

11 Hatfield: Leyton Buzzards [11]


June

4 "Pinkpop", Burgemeester Damen sportpark, Geleen, Holland: Massada, Average White Band, Dire Straits, Police, Elvis Costello, Rush, Peter Tosh [12]

16 Harpole, Northants, The Paddock: Coil, Sincere Americans, Disco Zombies and Bauhaus, with John Peel Roadshow [13] [14] [15]

23 University of East Anglia, Norwich: John Peel Roadshow with Dolly Mixture [16] [17]


July

1 Dublin, Dalymount Park: Status Quo, Judas Priest, Dave Edmunds and Rockpile, Undertones, Christy Moore, Bogey Boys. [18] [19][20]

20 Manchester, The Factory: The Fall, Echo & The Bunnymen[3] [21] [22] - Peel's first Fall gig


Aug

3 Marquee, London: Undertones, Donkeys [23] [24] [25]

18 Harpole, near Northampton, The Paddock: Russians, Selections, Cigarettes [26] [27] [28]

24, 25, 26 Reading Festival (Peel compered): Various acts including The Cure, Motorhead, Police, Cheap Trick [29] [30]


Sept

29 Harpole (Paddock?): with Crass, Adicts, Coil [31]

30 Woolaston, Northants, with Zoom Club (‘working for Big Bob again’) [32]


Oct

6 Aston University, Birmingham: The Beat [33] [34] - appears to be the occasion when Peel gave his gig fee to the band

19 Huddersfield Polytechnic: Undertones ("Undertones in Huddersfield" often cited as among Peel's favourite gigs; for example, Margrave pg. 225, [35]) [36]

26 Norwich UEA: The Selecter, Madness and The Specials (2 Tone package tour). [37] [38]

28 Woolaston, Northants, with Big Bob [39]


Nov

16 Guildford, Surrey University: The Beat, The Vapors, Tickets £1.50 [40]

18 Liverpool University: John Peel Roadshow (bands not known) [41] [42] [43]

25 Woolaston, Northants, with Big Bob [44]


Dec

2 University Of East Anglia, Norwich: John Peel Roadshow [45] [46]

8 Aston University, Birmingham: The Quads [47]

16 Wollaston, Northamptonshire: John Peel Roadshow (bands not known) [48]

Notes

  1. From message to the Peel Quotes thread at ILX. The title is "Wolverhampton '78" but the football result, session and gigs mentioned suggest the events took place in February 1979, as follows: (Wed 21 February 1979) Essential Logic session; (Fri 23 Feb.) SLF gig in Nottingham[1], (Sat 24 Feb.) Derby 0 - Liverpool 2 [2], followed by John Peel Roadshow at Wolverhampton Poly.
  2. See above note on "Wolverhampton '78" message to the Peel Quotes thread at ILX.
  3. See also Getty Images here and here.

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