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April 1981

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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

February 1981

February 28, 1981 1 comment

February 01 – The Mechanics. These Orange County rockers made it across the pond to play The Marquee, Here’s the only footage I could find of them from a Long Beach cable station two years ago.

February 02 – Taurus

February 03 – More. Support: Limelight

February 04 – The Gas

February 05 – Au-Pairs. Seen here with Come Again (from the film “Urgh! A Music War” which is out this year).

February 06 – Reluctant Stereotypes

February 07 – Pretty Things

February 08 – The Polecats

February 09 – Fatal Charm. Support: X-Effects

February 10 – More. Support: Bronz

February 11 – Weapon

February 12 – Lionheart. This band are supposed to be THE NWOBHM supergroup but seem to be dogged by problems. They recently ousted ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang singer Jesse Cox with John Farlam. Farlam flew in to London from his home in Switzerland for this show but the next day was sacked “for his lack of stage presence”.

February 13 – Budgie

February 14 – Atomic Rooster

February 15 – Any Trouble. Here they are from Swedish TV’s Måndagsbörsen on 2nd Feb. The interview is totally crazy but the track, “Girls Are Always Right” shows just how underrated Clive Gregson has always been.

February 16 – Fatal Charm. Support: Sinking Ships

February 17 – More. Support: Bastille

February 18 – Dedringer

February 19 – Theatre Of Hate

February 20 – Magna Carta

February 21 – Samson. Support: Money

February 22 – Spiff Radio Show (ex-Nina Hagen Band)

February 23 – Fatal Charm

February 24 – Sledgehammer. Support: The Lasers. The review of The Lasers below is taken from “Sounds” dated March 7th.

February 25 – The Moondogs. Support: TV-21

February 26 – Lionheart

February 27 – The Ruts DC. Here they are, live from Hurrah at the end of last year. The review below comes from “Sounds” dated March 7th.

February 28 – The Ruts DC