Slightly surprising to see some of these names in a “pop” mag! Thanks to Marek Pryjomko
Hard to credit, but Chesterfield used to be a stopping off point for many rock acts. Jimi Hendrix played two shows on April 8, 1967 at the ABC Cinema. Below is a photo of Buddy Holly strolling through the town ahead of his show in Sheffield that night, but my prize goes to King Crimson, who played the “Jazz Club” on September 7, 1969 – a month before their debut album was released. Amazingly there is a bootleg of this show and I would love to have seen the faces of the audience experiencing music from another planet 😉
Does anyone have any Chezzie music photos or memorabilia?
Here are the known gigs that Be-Bop played in Sheffield before Bill disbanded the group and formed “Red Noise”, who also played the City Hall.
18/07/74 Sheffield Black Swan
05/03/75 Sheffield Polytechnic
05/02/76 Sheffield City Hall
23/07/76 Sheffield Black Swan
20/01/77 Sheffield City Hall
13/02/78 Sheffield City Hall
On the 22nd September 1976, Be-Bop Deluxe played a secret gig at the Black Swan, billed as “Funky Phaser and his Unearthly Merchandise” (taken from the B side of their single “Kiss Of Light”. There was a mention in the Star, (now attached to a cassette recording of the gig 😉
Life in the air age
Ships in the night
maid in heaven
Blues shuffle in A
Piece of Mine
A Chesterfield based punk band that made regular appearances on the mid-eighties Sheffield scene and supported many of our bands (Pulp, Dig Vis Drill etc.) on tour.