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April 1981

April 30, 1981 Leave a comment

April 01 – The Expressos. The review below is from “Sounds” dated April 18th.

April 02 – Rage

April 03 – Reluctant Stereotypes

April 04 – Johnny Marr’s 7th Sun. Support: Dirty Strangers

April 05 – The Meteors. Support: El Trains

April 06 – TV Smith & The Explorers

April 07 – Money. Support: Devotion

April 08 – White Heat

April 09 – Michael De Barres & His Chequered Past. The clip above is from Michael and Chequered Past but the line up is somewhat different to the band that played tonight. Clem Burke is on drums and Nigel Harrison on bass (both ex-Blondie) but the clip has Steve Jones (ex-Sex Pistols) on guitar and Tony Sales on keyboards instead of Andy Barnet (ex-Urchin) and Nick Sykes.

April 10 – Reluctant Stereotypes

April 11 – Pretty Things

April 12 – Modern English

April 13 – The Polecats

April 14 – The Polecats

April 15 – Livewire

April 16 – Angelwitch

April 17 – Angelwitch

April 18 – Ken Hensley & Shotgun. Ken left Uriah Heep last autumn after 10 years in the band. His new album, “Free Spirit” was released last month. Shotgun consists of Pete Thompson – drums (ex-Silverhead), Ian Gibbons – keyboards (ex-Kinks), Derek Marshall – guitar (ex Marshall Fury) and Denny Ball – bass. The review below is from “Sounds” dated May 9th.


April 19 – Ken Hensley & Shotgun

April 20 – Rose Tattoo. This was the band’s first trip to The Marquee (and London?). They came across to promote themselves both here and in Europe prior to a major tour later on. The clip above comes from German television at this time. 

April 21 – Rose Tattoo

April 22 – Atomic Rooster

April 23 – The Belle Stars

April 24 – Reluctant Stereotypes. Support: The Americans

April 25 – Supercharge ’81

April 26 – Weapon

April 27 – The Lemons

April 28 – Dolly Mixture. Here they are with their single from later this year, “Been Teen”.

April 29 – White Heat

April 30 – Thompson Twins

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