Black Swan

AKA the Mucky Duck, this pub on on Snig Hill played host to numerous bands over the years including, amongst others, Joe Cocker, AC/DC, Be-Bop Deluxe, Genesis, Vinegar Joe, Kilburn and The High Roads (later to become Ian Dury and The Blockheads), Dr Feelgood, Patto, Ducks Deluxe, Brinsley Schwartz, Mud, Timebox, Sweet, Argent, Wishbone Ash, Average White Band, If, Christie,Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, Status Quo, Bees Make Honey, Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers, Jack the Lad, Fusion Orchestra, Sassafras, Deaf School, The Winkies, Beckett & Limelight.

The venue was the perfect size for bands still on their way upwards and had a special place in Sheffield gig-goer's hearts. They also gave local bands every opportunity to play on a "proper" stage. Groups like Pulp, the Arctic Monkeys and Little Man Tate honed their talents here too.

The Clash played their first gig at the Black Swan on 4 July 1976 along with The Buzzcocks supporting The Sex Pistols. The band played a four song set that night, which included Protex Blue – later to feature on their debut album The Clash (released on 8 April 1977). The line-up for the Black Swan gig was Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonen, Keith Levene and Terry Chimes.

In its more recent incarnation as The Boardwalk, (and "Under the Boardwalk" in the lower area), it continued as a music venue until November 2010. We still don't really have anything to match it.

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Tickets


Mungo Jerry
14/09/1973

Gigs

(26 entries)
bandsupportdate
Thin Lizzy21/06/1971
Status Quo18/07/1971
Patto25/10/1971
Patto14/11/1971
Patto28/11/1971
Patto16/01/1972
Audience12/03/1972
Patto01/11/1972
Fusion Orchestra17/12/1972
Fusion Orchestra15/04/1973
Patto29/04/1973
Mungo Jerry14/09/1973
Kilburn and The High Roads21/10/1973
Fusion Orchestra10/02/1974
Fusion Orchestra16/06/1974
Be-Bop Deluxe18/07/1974
Brinsley Schwarz01/09/1974
Fusion Orchestra22/09/1974
Sassafras05/01/1975
Jack the Lad12/01/1975
Patto25/05/1975
Scorpions07/03/1976
Deaf School27/06/1976
Sex PistolsKeith Levene / The Clash04/07/1976
The Buzzcocks04/07/1976
Be-Bop Deluxeas “Funky Phaser and his unearthly merchandise”23/07/1976

Tickets


Mungo Jerry
14/09/1973

Gigs

(26 entries)
bandsupportdate
Thin Lizzy21/06/1971
Status Quo18/07/1971
Patto25/10/1971
Patto14/11/1971
Patto28/11/1971
Patto16/01/1972
Audience12/03/1972
Patto01/11/1972
Fusion Orchestra17/12/1972
Fusion Orchestra15/04/1973
Patto29/04/1973
Mungo Jerry14/09/1973
Kilburn and The High Roads21/10/1973
Fusion Orchestra10/02/1974
Fusion Orchestra16/06/1974
Be-Bop Deluxe18/07/1974
Brinsley Schwarz01/09/1974
Fusion Orchestra22/09/1974
Sassafras05/01/1975
Jack the Lad12/01/1975
Patto25/05/1975
Scorpions07/03/1976
Deaf School27/06/1976
Sex PistolsKeith Levene / The Clash04/07/1976
The Buzzcocks04/07/1976
Be-Bop Deluxeas “Funky Phaser and his unearthly merchandise”23/07/1976