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book wrote: No but I do remember firing blanks Don't anybody say a single word on that one!!!    

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book wrote: No but I do remember firing blanks I was in the TA as well

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I couldn't get my gig list to attach, as it was the wrong type of document, so, after considerable editing, I have managed to reproduce it below in a fairly readable form. I hope it brings back memories for some of you. Sorry about the dates, I only made a note of the 'bigger' gigs for some reason.01/09/77    The Adverts            Leeds Polytechnic15/10/77    The Stranglers    Drones    Saints    Queen's Hall Leeds11/12/77    Boomtown Rats    Yachts        Leeds University25/02/78    Eddie & theHot Rods    Radio Stars                                                     Squeeze                     Leeds University18/03/78    The Buzzcocks    Gang of Four                                                     The Slits                     Leeds University - / -     Sneakers                             Haddon Hall, Leeds06/05/78    Radio Stars    Benny & the Jets    Leeds University19/05/78    The Buzzcocks    Penetration                                        Gang of Four            St George's Hall Bradford - / -     Rouge            Brannigans, The Calls Leeds - / -     Overlord            Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Boomtown Rats Young Ones     Leeds University - / -     Sneakers            The Victoria, York Road29/06/78    The Clash    Chelsea    Breaker    Queen's Hall Leeds - / -     Sneakers            Brannigans, The Calls Leeds - / -     Rouge            Staging Post, Leeds22/07/78    The Adverts        F Club @ Cosmo Club - / -     Sneakers            The Victoria, York Road - / -     Jerks            Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Rouge    Just Frank         Marquis of Granby, Leeds - / -     Rouge            Royal Park, Leeds - / -     Sneakers            Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Rouge            Turk's Head - / -     Ultravox!    Straits        Unity Hall, Wakefield - / -     Rouge            The Victoria, York Road21/10/78    Siouxsie & the Banshees Spizzoil                                         Human League    Leeds University04/11/78    Stiff Records Tour 1978                     Jona Lewie    The Records         Reckless Eric Rachel Sweet                             Lene Lovich Mickey Jupp    Leeds University                 - / -     Sneakers    The Neat        The Victoria, York Road18/11/78    The Clash    The Slits    The Innocents    Leeds University - / -     Rouge            Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Rouge            The Victoria, York Road - / -     Girls' School    Bomber    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Sneakers    Just Frank         The Victoria, York Road20/01/79    Elvis Costello Richard Hell & the Voidoids                                    John Cooper Clarke    Leeds University25/01/79    Valves    Squares        The Nashville, London - / -     Reckless Eric The Softies    Leeds Polytechnic - / -     Matchbox            Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Stiff Little Fingers        Leeds Polytechnic - / -     Hotfoot Gale        The Victoria, York Road - / -     2TV (Rouge)        The Oak Tree, Leeds - / -     2TV     Vogue        Staging Post, Leeds05/05/79    Magazine    Simple Minds Vice Versa    Leeds University12/05/79    Iggy Pop    The Zones        Leeds University - / -     Hotfoot Gale        Staging Post, Leeds15/06/79    Rockpile Lew Lewis & Reformer    Leeds University - / -     Abrasive Wheels            Village Hall, Scholes - / -     Sneakers (Farewell gig)    Agony Column        The Victoria, York Road - / -     Hotfoot Gale        The Victoria, York Road - / -     Lew Lewis & Reformer    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Deadringer            Staging Post, Leeds03/10/79    The Buzzcocks Joy Division    Leeds University08/10/79    The Stranglers    The Chords    Leeds University - / -     Nightmare            The Victoria, York Road03/11/79    Lena Lovich, Lew Lewis & Reformer                        Revillos, John Dowie    Leeds University - / -     Spyder Blues Band        Wigs Wine Bar - / -     Don E Sibley's Dixie Phoenix    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Spyder Blues Band        Wigs26/01/80    The Ramones    The Boys    Leeds University - / -     Toyah    The Vets        F Club @ Brannigans - / -     Flying Saucers        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Revillos            F Club @ Brannigans - / -     Doll by Doll         The Black Spots    F Club @ Brannigans - / -     Reckless Eric, Tom Egan's Ready    F Club @ Brannigans21/02/80    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the dark     F Club @ Brannigans09/03/80    The Cramps Nightmares in Wax    F Club @ Brannigans - / -     Psychedelic Furs        F Club @ Brannigans - / -     Matchbox, Johnny Storm & Memphis     Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Flying Saucers        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Shades            Fforde Grene, Leeds04/05/80    Magazine,    Bauhaus, Stranger than Fiction    Unity Hall,Wakefield09/05/80    Magazine    Bauhaus        Leeds University - / -     The Vye            Staging Post, Leeds - / -     The Blues Band        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     The Vye    Metal Fatigue    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     The Vye            Vaults, Bradford - / -     The Vye            Rose & Crown, Ilkley02/07/80    Gary Glitter        Unity Hall, Wakefield - / -     Icon, Urban Zones,     F3, Violation, The Noise                                                         Temple Moor High School - / -     Remember This, Johnny Storm & Memphis    Fforde Grene Leeds - / -     The Munroes        Scamps, Bradford - / -     The Munroes        The Station, Goole - / -     The Vye (farewell gig)        Haddon Hall, Leeds04/08/80    Ultravox!    Modern Man    Rotters, Doncaster08/08/80    Ultravox!    Modern Man    Unity Hall, Wakefield - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Remember This        Bar Celona, Kirstall - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Cuba            Staging Post, Leeds - / -     The Munroes, Shake Appeal,                                            Knife Edge:        EMI/Tetley    Supergroup contest                                                     Compton Arms, Leeds - / -     The Dance Band        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Q Tips, Reluctant Stereotypes    Leeds Polytechnic - / -     Nine Below Zero        The Warehouse, Leeds18/10/80    Rockpile    Johnny Storm & Memphis    Leeds University - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos (debut gig)    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Johnny & the Jailbirds        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Riot Rockers        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Pin-Ups (ex The Other Switch)    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Pin-Ups             Leeds Uni Bar - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos                             The Beverley Brothers     Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Johnny & the Roccos        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     The Damned     The Straps    Unity Hall, Wakefield29/11/80    Killing Joke            Leeds University - / -     Stray Cats    Seventeen        The Warehouse, Leeds - / -     Crazy Cavan & Rhythm Rockers    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    The Raynville, Bramley - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Gary Glitter        Paris Nine    Leeds Polytechnic - / -     Shake Appeal        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos                             Sharp Practice        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Cabaret Voltaire        F Club @ Brannigans31/01/81    The Blues Band        Leeds University - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Amnesia, Leeds (city sq) - / -     The Munroes        Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Pink Peg Slacks        F Club (Lower Briggate) - / -     Flying Saucers        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Hotfoot Gale        Compton Arms, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     The Polecats, Mike & The Thunderbirds The Warehouse, Leeds - / -     The Munroes        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Shake Appeal        Royal Park, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Rose & Crown, Ilkley - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Rockabilly Rebs        Compton Arms, Leeds - / -     Flock of Seagulls        Staging Post, Leeds - / -     Shake Appeal, The Elements    Funhouse, Keighley - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Cramps    Meteors        Tiffanys, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Vernon & the Gis        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Amnesia, Leeds (city sq) - / -     Hot Rod Gang        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Johnny Storm        The Warehouse, Leeds02/07/81    Iggy Pop            Leeds University - / -     Crazy Cavan & Rhythm Rockers    Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Compton Arms, Leeds - / -     Flying Saucers        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Remember This        Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Mendes Prey        Blackamoor's Head, Ponte - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Poster Bar @ Heddz & Tails - / -     Kill Another Night        Marquis of Granby, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Johnny Storm        Poster Bar @ Heddz & Tails - / -     Johnny Mars        Compton Arms, Leeds - / -     Icon             Marquis of Granby, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Poster Bar @ Heddz & Tails - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    (new lineup)Haddon Hall18/12/81    Stray Cats, Screaming Lord Sutch Leeds University - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Q Tips            The Warehouse, Leeds - / -     Nine Below Zero        Leeds Polytechnic - / -     One 'o' Clock Jump        Central Station, Leeds - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos    (recorded for TV)                                                         Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     One 'o' Clock Jump        Central Station, Leeds - / -     One 'o' Clock Jump        Royal Park, Leeds - / -     Blossom at the Reins        Seacroft Hotel, Leeds - / -     Jed Thomas Blues Band    Central Station, Leeds25/07/82    The Rolling Stones, J Geils Band,                      Joe Jackson, George Thorougood    Roundhay Park - / -     Dale Hargreaves Flamingos                                    The Runners    Haddon Hall, Leeds - / -     Q Tips            The Warehouse, Leeds - / -     One 'o' Clock Jump        Central Station, Leeds - / -     One 'o' Clock Jump        Central Station, Leeds - / -     Jed Thomas Blues Band    Central Station, Leeds19/03/83 Van Morrison        Dominion Theatre, London - / -     Joboxers            Leeds Polytechnic - / -     John Cooper-Clarke    Biting Tongues         Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     Dr Feelgood    Partners in Crime     Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     The Hot Pot Belly Band    Eagle Tavern, Leeds - / -     The Shy Teds        Eagle Tavern, Leeds - / -     Billy Dean & the Magnificent Shy Teds         Eagle Tavern, Leeds - / -     The Steve Gibbons Band, Red Eye            Fforde Grene, Leeds - / -     New King Snakes                 Eagle Tavern, Leeds - / -     The Prowlers                 Eagle Tavern, Leeds - / -     Spyder Blues Band                 Central Station, Leeds - / -     Toby LeRone & the Acid Drops Central Station, Leeds - / -     Toby LeRone & the Acid Drops Central Station, Leeds - / -     Toby LeRone & the Acid Drops Central Station, Leeds07/07/85    Bruce Springsteen (Born in the USA Tour) Roundhay Park Leeds
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Sorry about the formatting above; it didn't actually come out the same as it looked on the preview!
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Bruno wrote: Sorry about the formatting above; it didn't actually come out the same as it looked on the preview! No problem Bruno, for info, the site only allows you to 'attach' jpeg files, best way with anything else is probably to copy from say, a word document and paste into the message box, as you've probably realised - and I've no intention of tidying up all that lot either - fine as it is

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Cheers!I can't remember Wigz at all, anyone remember where it was?Also, I think Heddz and Tailz was down some steps, possibly what later became Carpe Diem? Anybody remember exactly where that was?
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[quotenick="Bruno"]Cheers!I can't remember Wigz at all, anyone remember where it was?Also, I think Heddz and Tailz was down some steps, possibly what later became Carpe Diem? Anybody remember exactly where that was?Wigs wine bar was under the Jubilee pub on the Headrow

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Bruno, your musical taste is impeccable. What a great selection of bands. In my opinion the years 1977 to 1983 were the imperial years of British music. Creatively, this period has never been surpassed. Today we are force fed a tedious tsunami of vanilla, boiled in the bag safe "popstars" by that smug culture terrorist Cowell. I honestly do not know what the hell i'd listen to if i were 15 today.    

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Ey up bruno, great list, nice to see Hotfoot Gayle get a mention, Washing Machine Boogie anyone?. they were a great r&r band. I myself have been in several Leeds bands, not famous but did many gigs in working mens clubs all over Yorks and east lancs, Jukebox Drive formed with ex guitarist from Hotfoot Gayle, Ticket to Ride (5 bus drivers in this one!) Beest on the Hill ( played punk and first band i helped form in 76-77and High Voltage to put names to them.
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franco wrote: Bruno, your musical taste is impeccable. What a great selection of bands. In my opinion the years 1977 to 1983 were the imperial years of British music. Creatively, this period has never been surpassed. Today we are force fed a tedious tsunami of vanilla, boiled in the bag safe "popstars" by that smug culture terrorist Cowell. I honestly do not know what the hell i'd listen to if i were 15 today.     Instrumentally and vocally talented. The bands around that time that didn't make it to the big time were far better than the tosh around today. SneakersThe GimmicksDodgy Tatics Those were the bands
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