PIRATES

DATE: January 21, 1978

PLACE: Friars, Aylesbury

PRICE: £1.45

I can tell, Don’t munchen it, Drinkin’ Wine, Spo’De ‘O’ D, Sweet love on my mind, Gibson Martin fender

Support: No Dice

Till you do what they say, You can’t help yourself, Murder in the rain, In the jailhouse, Angel, Why Sugar, Someone else’s girl, Happy in the Skoolyard, Down and Dry, Shadows

NO DICE

DATE: January 6, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: 60p

no dice

Why Sugar, People that make the music, You can’t help yourself, Happy in the skoolyard, Fooling, So why I, Murder in the rain, In the Jailhouse, Someone else’s girl, Angel, Slow Down, Down and Dry

Support: Checkmate

Breaking through, Cry for me, Avant Garde Hero, Figures

THE BOYS

DATE: January 2, 1978

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: £1.00

the boys

Cop Cars, Tonight, Box Number, Tenement Kids, Tumble With Me, Soda Pressing, No Money, TCP, Do the Contract Hustle, I Don’t Care, First Time, Not Ready, Sick On You, Living In The City, The Worm Song

THE MOTORS

DATE: December 23, 1977

PLACE: Marquee

PRICE: £1.50

the motors

Bring in the morning light, Freeze, Cold love, You beat the hell out of me, Be what you gotta be, Emergency, Dancing the night away, Phoney heaven, Encore: Whisky and Wine, Sweet Little Rock n’Roller

Support: Bazoomi’s

Summertime Blues, Bundle, Pusher, Hot Stations, Rabies

BOOMTOWN RATS

DATE: December 17, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.00

boomtown rats

Neon Heart, Don’t believe what you read, Joey, Do the Rat, Mary of the 4th Form, Looking after no.1, Born to burn, Close as you’ll ever be, Never bite the hand that feeds, Feel so strange, kicks, She’s so modern, Barefootin’

The Yachts

Hypnotising lies, Secret Agent, Mantovani’s Music

Blast Furnace and the Heatwave

Numbers included: Ready for you, going through the motions, Don’t worry ‘bout that, Shame Shame Shame, Don’t start me talking, Keep on Dancing

STRAY/STRIFE

DATE: December 9, 1977

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: 80p

stray

Smile, One night In Texas, Livewire, Take A Life, Houdini, Stone Free, Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before, Percy the Pimp, How Could I Forget You?

Support: Strife

Shockproof, School, Feels so good, You don’t know, Number one, Back streets of heaven, Indian Dream

SEX PISTOLS

DATE: December 16, 1977

PLACE: Brunel University, Uxbridge

PRICE: £1.75

sex pistols

God Save The Queen, I Wanna Be Me, New York, Seventeen, EMI, Holidays In The Sun, Bodies, Belsen Is A Gas, Submission, Pretty Vacant, No Feelings, Problems, Anarchy in the UK, No Fun, Liar, God Save the Queen

Blistering, snarling first tour. A roadie played Sid’s bass lines from behind a curtain. Best gig ever – see Top Ten.

STEVE HILLAGE

DATE: November 3, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.50

Octave Doctors, All Too Much, Radio, Aftaglid, Solar Musick Suite, Light In The Sky, Electric Gypsies, Salmon Song, Motivation, Saucer Surfing, Searching for the Spark

Support: Glen Phillips

STEVE HILLAGE

DATE: March 26, 1977

PLACE: Rainbow, Finsbury Park

PRICE: £2.50

steve hillage

Salmon Song, Hurdy Gurdy Glissando, Solar Musick Suite, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Lunar Musick Suite, Echo Improvisation, It’s all too much, Electrick Gypsies, Not fade away

Support: Paul Brett (12-string guitarist)

RUSH

DATE: June 4, 1977

PLACE: Hammersmith Odeon

PRICE: £2.00

rush

Bastille Day, Anthem, Lakeside Park, 2112: Overture, the Temples of Syrinx, Presentation, Soliloquy, Grand Finale, Something for Nothing, By-tor and the Snow Dog, The Necromaniac, Zanadu, Working Man, Finding my way, Fly by night, In the mood, What you’re doing, The best that I can

Support: Stray

Livewire, I take a life, One night in Texas, Stone free