Best/Most memorable 5 gigs you’ve attended ?


1. Family - De Montfort Hall —1973
2. The Who- The Valley 1976
2. The Clash - Victoria Park -1978
4. Springsteen - NEC - 1980
5. Elbow - De Montfort Hall 2009

May have got years wrong . Getting a bit cloudy !

Honourable mentions
Roger Chapman’s Streetwalkers 1978+ 9
The Pogues 2006
The Stranglers 2016


I was at the first 2 And saw the Clash at Granby Halls which may have been a bit earlier than the Viccy Park one?

would add Bowie at NEC doing Low and Heroes, Joy Division at various gigs, The Cure at Lboro uni, Cohen at De Mont and Killing Joke at some tiny night club in Derby

saw jah wobble just before covid which brought back some memories - see he’s announced another tour so I may indulge myself again!


Anti-flag Tottenham uni with Alexisonfire.
The Pogues Wembley
Rise against brum academy
The skints acoustic set London
The king blues / Billy Bragg sugar mill ? Stoke


Cresta! what def hook were we drinking
Slade - DeMont 83
Kirsty McColl - Milton Keynes
Dr Feegood - DeMont with Wilko
Ian Dury - DeMont 78
Motorhead - Nottingham
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King Crimson - Friars Aylesbury 1981
Led Zeppelin - Knebworth 1979
Emerson, Lake and Palmer- RAH 1992
Porcupine Tree - RAH 2010
Motorhead - Friars, Aylesbury 1977


Thin Lizzy - Stafford Bingley Hall 79ish
Buzzcocks/ Joy Division Sheffield Top Rank or City Hall 80 ish
Specials, Madness and Selector ( as above )
UB40/ Toots and the Maytalls, Walsall Fellows Park 81ish
Angelic Upstarts, Jacksdale Grey Topper 82 ish. Most violent gig ever!


We must be in heaven man.
1 Led Zeppelin, Birmingham Town Hall 1970
2 Rory Gallagher, Great Western Festival 1972
3 Status Quo, Croft Club 1972
4 Springsteen, NEC 1980?
5 Hawkwind, Brixton Sundown 1972
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Slade, Hammersmith odeon 74
Bowie demont 73
Diana Ross demont 76
Alice cooper empire pool 74
Sex pistols, Mr George's cov.

There are others, numerous others, but these 5 really stand out. Great to say I was there.


We must be in heaven man.
Done the top five earlier but these come pretty close
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Knebworth 1976
The Who-De Mont 1971
Johnny Winter-Bath festival 1970
Faces-Leicester uni 1972?
Groundhogs-Clouds, Derby around 1972