Magazine are back!

Secondhand Daylight was Magazine’s second studio album issued in March 1979 and Howard Devoto’s band once again included Sheffield on the accompanying British tour (we posted the 1978 tour flyer a bit back). This A4 flyer was printed by Virgin Records to publicise the album, single and on the reverse side the band’s April dates […]

Magazine hit town

Sheffield was generally well placed as a city to host bands big and small, with venues to suit most needs. I think this is worth noting as it did mean that upcoming musicians could get to see a lot of visiting artists. Magazine’s first album Real Life on Virgin Records saw the group embark on […]

University Flyer 1974

I found this at the back of my Be-Bop Deluxe scrapbook! Most of these gigs were not on our listing so a double bonus. Strawbs, 10CC, Budgie, Earthband, Barclay James Harvest, Greenslade, a decent selection! Plus our very own Shape Of The Rain.

Handsworth Plaza

Anyone remember the Handsworth Plaza? Located at the junction of Richmond Road and Bramley Lane, the Plaza was opened on the 27th of December, 1937.  Seating in total was for 1,100 patrons with adequate waiting room provided in the entrance hall and foyer. The entrance was covered by a sweeping canopy with stairs to either side […]

Bob Marley in Sheffield

Sharon Lee sent in this poster, showing that Bob Marley played at Genevieves! Can anyone confirm (or deny) this? The story is that the Wailers went home before the end of the tour, but that Bob played in Nash’s backing band to the end of the tour.

In town tonight

Another ticket from our archives; as you’ll see it is a complimentary, given out to staff at local record shops and in this case never used.  The gig was actually reviewed in the NME the following week and may have been part of the Be Stiff tour.  It took place at Sheffield Polytechnic in the […]

Fusion Club Chesterfield

David Hayes has send some memorabilia from the Fusion Club in Chesterfield. Fusion was above the old Odeon cinema and is now the ballroom part of The Winding Wheel on Holywell Street. Later on (84/5) Gotham City ran from across the road on Stephenson’s Place in the downstairs club at Fascination nightclub. The shot of […]

Visit The Esquire Club!

What a great piece of memorabilia; this is an advert singing the praises of Sheffield’s Esquire Club (now The Leadmill), printed in 1964 in a Manchester blues magazine of all places.  The owners of the legendary Twisted Wheel Club there had a managerial tie in with The Esquire for a time, and figured enthusiasts might […]

Looking back [4] • Viv Stanshall, Leadmill

Although Viv Stanshall remains one of my favourite artists, this was the only time I got to see him on stage. The Bonzos had just finished touring before I got into going to concerts, and his career after that was erratic to say the least and he didn’t really tour that much.  But in 1991 […]