The following gig list was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Geoff Docherty’s book (A Promoter’s Tale) and various band gig diaries.

1969

January 1969

Date Bands: –
Fri 10/01/69 Paul Williams Set Sect
Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
Thu 16/01/69 Junco Partners Traction
Peter’s People
Thu 30/01/69 Love Affair Sir Percy and the Riot Squad
Sect Downtown Faction

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February 1969

Fri 21/02/69 Gregg Burman Soul Band Alan Price
Screaming Jay Hawkins Bedrocks
Steam Coffin

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April 1969

Thu 03/04/69 Amen Corner

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May 1969

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Fri 16/05/69 Doc K’s Blues Band Fleetwood Mac
Thu 22/05/69 Tremeloes Mr Poobah’s Chicago Line
Steam Coffin Clockwork Orange
Fri 30/05/69 Bob and Earl Root and Jenny Jackson
Junco Partners Sect

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June 1969

Fri 06/06/69 Phase 4 Vanity Fair
Easy Beats
Thu 12/06/69 Marmalade Sneeze
Animal Farm
Fri 13/06/69 Pleasure Machine Love Affair
This Years Girl Barracuda Band
Hi Life Band
Fri 20/06/69 Jimmy James and the Vagabonds Jano Thomas
Junco Partners Traction

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July 1969

Fri 11/07/69 Steam Coffin Glass Menagerie
Herd Sect
Fri 18/07/69 Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band

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August 1969

Fri 15/08/69 Doc K’s Blues Band Gun
Deep Purple

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September 1969

Wed 03/09/69 Sect Mr Poobah’s Chicago Line
Country Fair
Fri 12/09/69 Family Idle Race

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October 1969

Fri 24/10/69 Jigsaw Fresh
Manfred Mann
Wed 29/10/69 Jimmy James and the Vagabonds Alan Bown Set
Dandelion This Years Girl
Ben E King

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November 1969

Thu 20/11/69 Move Mr Poobah’s Chicago Line
Pleasure Machine Sneeze

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December 1969

Thu 04/12/69 Fresh water Muesli
Sweet Wine Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Gin House
Fri 05/12/69 West One
Tue 23/12/69 Junco Partners Sneeze
Good Lovin’ Band Love Affair


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1970

January 1970

Tue 06/01/70 Axtree Junction Mass Action
Junco Partners Spyda
Fri 09/01/70 White Trash Windmill
Sneeze Sect
Tue 13/01/70 Sneeze Peoples Mass
Good Lovin’ Band Traction
Thu 22/01/70 Fat Mattress Sprit of John Morgan
Man Clockwork Orange
Tue 27/01/70 Junco Partners Gorilla
Sect Spyda

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February 1970

Tue 03/02/70 Envelope Sect
Mass Action Blondie
Tue 10/02/70 Sect Traction
White Summer Brethren
Fri 13/02/70 Spyda Sneeze
Vanity Fair Junco Partners
Tue 17/02/70 Junco Partners Gorilla
Raw Spirit Juice
Tue 24/02/70 Good Lovin’ Band Morning Glory
Sneeze Animal Farm
Fri 27/02/70 Raw Spirit Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Doc K’s Blues Band Georgia Quintet

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March 1970

Tue 03/03/70 Steam Coffin Georgia Quintet
Merlin Mr Shortie
Thu 19/03/70 Free Juicy Lucy
Junco Raw Spirit
Thu 26/03/70 Alan Price
Tue 31/03/70 Brethren Spyda
Blondie Samova

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April 1970

Wed 08/04/70 Sneeze Dogg
Sect Juice
Thu 09/04/70 Atomic Rooster Taste
Dogg
Wed 15/04/70 Mr Shortie Traction
Hot Ice Fathead
Thu 16/04/70 Brethren Yes
Graham Bond Organisation
Thu 23/04/70 Good Lovin’ Band
Thu 30/04/70 Junco Partners Government
Edgar Broughton Band Terry Reid

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May 1970

Thu 07/05/70 Tyrannosaurus Rex Sect
Spyda
Wed 13/05/70 Georgia Quintet Gollum
Tough Childhood Pleasure Machine
Fri 15/05/70 Raw Spirit Colloseum
Juice
Fri 22/05/70 Radha Krishna Temple Black Widow
Friends
Fri 29/05/70 Yellow Savoy Brown Soul Band
Juicy Lucy

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June 1970

Thu 04/06/70 Mr Shortie Dogg
Sect Georgia Quintet
Fri 12/06/70 Quintessence Dogg
Edgar Broughton Band
Fri 19/06/70E Terry Reid’s Fantasia Fat Mattress
Juice
Fri 26/06/70 Rare Bird Hard Meat

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July 1970

Wed 01/07/70 Brethren Yellow Fever
Raw Spirit Juice
Fri 03/07/70 Roy Harper Pretty Things
Brinsley Schwartz
Wed 08/07/70 Junco Partners Sneeze
Saratoga Gollum
Fri 10/07/70 Chicken Shack Matthews Southern Comfort
Man
Wed 15/07/70 Blondie Spyda
Juice Fathead
Fri 17/07/70 Lord Sutch If
Blondie
Tue 21/07/70 Georgia Quintet Dogg
Brethren
Thu 23/07/70 Yellow Van Der Graaf Generator
Atomic Rooster
Fri 24/07/70 Sneeze
Tue 31/07/70 Sect Traction
Fri DATE Deep Purple Daddy Long Legs

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August 1970

Tue 04/08/7/70 Brethren Tough Childhood
Saratoga
Fri 07/08/70 Derek and the Dominos Writing on the Wall
Tue 11/08/70 Grapevine White Summer
Juice
Fri 14/08/70 Humble Pie
Tue 18/08/70 Raw Spirit Guild Band
Steam Coffin
Fri 21/08/70 Quintessence Mott the Hoople
Supertramp
Tue 25/08/70 Sneeze Maiden Law
Fri 28/08/70 Tyrannosaurus Rex Principle Edwards Magic Theatre

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September 1970

Wed 02/09/70 Blondie Sneeze
Fri 11/09/70 Blodwyn Pig

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October 1970

Fri 02/10/70 Keef Hartley Strawbs
Pink Fairies
Fri 09/10/70 Fleetwood Mac Gypsy
Fri 23/10/70 Black Sabbath Audience
Fri 30/10/70 Ten Years After Medicine Head

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November 1970

Wed 04/11/70 Sect Raw Spirit
Steam Coffin
Thu 19/11/70 Chicken Shack Traction
Yellow
Thu 26/11/70 Curved Air

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December 1970

Tue 15/12/70 The Who
Tue 22/12/70 Spyda Yellow
Edgar Broughton Band
Wed 13/12/70 Spiral Highway Raw Spirit
Lindisfarne


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1971

January 1971

Fri 01/01/71 Groundhogs Medicine Head
Quintessence
Fri 08/01/71 Sect Arrival
Fri 15/01/71 Third Ear Band Chicken Shack
Tue 19/01/71 Steam Coffin Juice
Insight
Tue 26/01/71 Spyda Saratoga
Yellow

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February 1971

Tue 02/02/71 Sect Gunslinger
Tough Childhood BAND4
Fri 05/02/71 Family Dada
Wed 10/02/71 Yellow Speed
Raw Spirit
Thu 18/02/71 Tyrannosaurus Rex If

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March 1971

Tue 02/03/71 Saratoga Insight
Sect
Tue 16/03/71 Yellow Micawber
Half Breed
Thu 18/03/71 Led Zeppelin
Tue 23/03/71 Sect Spyda
Tough Childhood
Fri 26/03/71 Mott the Hoople Medicine Head
Tue 30/03/71 Georgia Quintet Street Band
Jasper Hart Band

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April 1971

Fri 02/04/71 John Miles Set
Tue 06/04/71 Steam Coffin Maiden Law
Traction
Thu 08/04/71 Stray Hardin and York
Skid Row
Tue 13/04/71 Spyda Tough Childhood
White Summer
Tue 24/02/71 Blondie Fact
Speed
Fri 30/04/71 Quintessence Stone the Crows

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May 1971

Tues 04/05/71 Maiden Law Scallywag
Quincey
Tue 11/05/71 Sect Raw Spirit
Traction
Fri 14/05/71 Kevin Ayers Buddy Miles Express
Fri 21/05/71 Stud Hardin and York
Gin House
Fri 28/05/71 Faces Reuben James

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June 1971

Fri 18/06/71 Mick Abrahams Band Curved Air

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July 1971

Fri 02/07/71 Chicken Shack Stone the Crows
Thu 08/07/71 Sect
Fri 09/07/71 Groundhogs Head, Hands and Feet
Thu 15/07/71 Gin House
Fri 16/07/71 Wishbone Ash Brinsley Shcwartz
Fri 23/07/71 Colosseum Osibisa
Fri 30/07/71 Rory Gallagher James Gang

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August 1971

Fri 06/08/71 Curved Air Albequeque
Medicine Head Ricotti
Fri 13/08/71 Mott the Hoople Gin House
Fri 20/08/71 Quintessence East of Eden
Fri 27/08/71 Faces Bell and Arc

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September 1971

Thu 16/09/71 Gin House Scallywag
Fri 17/09/71 Curved Air

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October 1971

Fri 08/10/71 Quiver Wishbone Ash
Fri 22/10/71 East of Eden Quintessence
Fri 29/10/71 Stone one the Crows Quincey

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November 1971

Thu 18/11/71 Edgar Broughton Band Stray
Thu 25/11/71 Spyda

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December 1971

Thu 02/12/71 Sect Raw Spirit
Patch Jasper Hart Band
Fri 03/12/71 Happy Medium Tomorrows World
Sun 26/12/71 Juicy Lucy Fat Grapple


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1972

January 1972

Fri 07/01/72 Nazareth Rory Gallagher

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February 1972

Thu 03/02/72 Jimmy and Vella Cat Mother and the All-Night News Boys
Jimi plays Berkeley (Hendrix film)
Thu 24/02/72 Price and Fame Fat Grapple
Brass Alley

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March 1972

Fri 03/03/72 Quintessence Fogg
Medicine Head
Thu 09/03/72 Fat Grapple Procol Harum
Thu 23/03/72 Chicken Shack Groundhogs
Brass Alley Sherpa
Fri 24/03/72 David Bowie Armada
Patch
Thu 30/03/72 Slade

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April 1972

Sun 04/02/72 Stray Glencoe
Fri 07/04/72 Freedom Edgar Broughton Band
Wed 19/04/72 Beckett Brass Alley
East of Eden Duster Bennett

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May 1972

Fri 05/05/72 Steeleye Span Amazing Blondell
Head, Hands and Feet
Fri 12/05/72 Vinegar Joe
Fri 19/05/72 If Genesis
Fri 26/05/72 Mark Ashton Gypsy
Morgan
Sun 28/05/72 Patto Mick Abraham’s Band

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June 1972

Fri 02/06/72 Hookfoot Flash
Quiver
Fri 09/06/72 Sha Na Na Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
Fri 16/06/72 Argent Sutherland Brothers
Fri 23/06/72 Family Audience
Fri 30/06/71 Truth Stone the Crows

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July 1972

Fri 07/07/72 Stray Third Ear Band
Fri 14/07/72 Atomic Rooster Akido
Fri 21/07/72 Alexis and the Flying Hat Band
Fri 28/07/72 Mott the Hoople Beckett

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August 1972

Fri 04/08/72 Sam Apple Pie F F & Z
Hackensack
Fri 11/08/72 Brinsley Schwartz Amazing Blondell
Fogg
Fri 18/08/72 Vinegar Joe Brass Alley
Chicken Shack
Fri 25/08/72 Glencoe Curved Air
Sun 27/08/72 Beggar’s Opera Sandgate
UFO

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September 1972

Tue 05/09/72 Free Smith, Perkins and Smith
Fri 22/09/72 Juicy Lucy Toefat
Bullfrog
Fri 29/09/72 Chicken Shack Fat Grapple
Hackensack

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October 1972

Fri 06/10/72 John Kay Band Steppenwolf
Sandgate
Fri 20/10/72 Free Beckett
Fri 27/10/72 Quiver Nazareth
Greeny

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November 1972

Fri 03/11/72 Babe Ruth Argent

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Decemeber 1972

Fri 08/12/72 Velvet Underground Geordie

Mayfair gigs 1965 to 1968

  1. Angie West

    November 29, 2018 •

    list of gigs at the Ballroom in the Newcastle Univ Union?

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