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March 1981

March 31, 1981 Comments off

March 01 – The Belle Stars

March 02 – Fatal Charm. Support: The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor. The review of Fatal Charm below is from “Sounds” dated March 14th.

March 03 – Praying Mantis. Here they are with “Children Of The Earth” from their first album, Time tells No Lies”, released this month.

March 04 – Nash The Slash. February saw the release of their cover of The Rolling Stones classic, “19th Nervous Breakdown”. Here’s a taster of it.

March 05 – Jools Holland & His Millionaires

March 06 – Thompson Twins

March 07 – Pearl Harbour

March 08 – The DB’s. Here they are with “Big Brown Eyes” recorded in session for Whistle Test while they were in London on this trip.

March 09 – Alex Harvey

March 10 – Eddie & The Hot Rods

March 11 – Eddie & The Hot Rods

March 12 – Lionheart

March 13 – Samson. Support: 720

March 14 – Atomic Rooster

March 15 – Long Tall Shorty

March 16 – Trust

March 17 – TV Smith & The Explorers

March 18 – Tenpole Tudor. Here they are with “Swords Of A Thousand Men” which hits the charts next month.

March 19 – Wilko Johnson

March 20 – Wilko Johnson

March 21 – Supercharge ’81

March 22 – Dolly Mixture

March 23 – The Freshies. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any footage of this but here’s their chart entry from last month, “I’m In Love With The Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk”.

March 24 – Cuban Heels + The Shaking Pyramids

March 25 – Lionheart

March 26 – Q-Tips. Here they are with a single from this year, “Stay The Way You Are”.

March 27 – Q-Tips

March 28 – Q-Tips

March 29 – Trust

March 30 – Wasted Youth. The review below is taken from “Sounds” dated April 25th.

March 31 – Wasted Youth

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January 1981

January 31, 1981 Comments off

January 01 – Closed

January 02 – Sector 27 with Tom Robinson. Here are Tom Robinson, Jo Burt, Stevie B and Derek Quinton performing “Where Can We Go Tonight” from the album Sector 27 

January 03 – Pretty Things

January 04 – Lindisfarne

January 05 – Thompson Twins

January 06 – The Straps

January 07 – The Rockets

January 08 – The Lambrettas

January 09 – Eddie & The Hot Rods

January 10 – Lionheart. Formed last month by ex-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton and Tygers Of Pan Tang vocalist, Jess Cox, the band run into problems with this, their first gig. Stratton felt that Cox’s vocal style did not complement the harmony work of the rest of the band and they parted company. Why this wasn’t resolved in rehearsals is anyone’s guess!

January 11 – Long Tall Shorty

January 12 – Tea Set

January 13 – The Name

January 14 – The 01 Band

January 15 – Martian Dance

January 16 – The Jackie Lynton Band

January 17 – Frankie Miller

January 18 – New Electric Warriors, London Final: Turbo + Race Against Time

January 19 – The Look

January 20 – More

January 21 – Modettes

January 22 – Budgie, heard here with “Reaper Of The Glory”

January 23 – Johnny Marr’s 7th Sun

January 24 – Closed – Private party

January 25 – The Polecats. Here they are with their first single, “John, I’m Only Dancing” which captures the band as they were at this time

January 26 – Angelwitch

January 27 – More

January 28 – The Psychedelic Furs, seen above with “Dumb Waiters”. Support: In Camera

January 29 – The Psychedelic Furs. Support: In Camera

January 30 – The Spizzles. Until the end of last year The Spizzles were known as Athletico Spizz 80. The review below is from “Sounds” dated February 14.

January 31 – The Spizzles