January Watford College, Watford. Jordan, who works in the Sex shop comes on stage and takes some of her clothes off. A picture of the event is later used on handbills to advertise the El Paradise Club gig.
NME's journalist Neil Spencer reviews the gig. February Butler's Warf, London. This is a party held in artist Andrew Logan's studio. A recording of the show is said to exist. Pete Shelley and Howard Devoto, later in the Buzzcocks, are in the audience. February Welwyn Garden City. Rumoured it exists as a bootleg recording. March Club, London. April 3: Nashville Rooms, London recorded.
Gig is reviewed in the Melody Maker. Sounds magazine reviews the Le Bouleau - The Red Army Choir* - The Soul Of Russia. This show is probably NOT recorded.
The tape doing the rounds is a fake made with the Nashville Rooms tape. A picture of the band appears at the top of the page. The review is titled "Punks' Progress Report. During Pretty Vacant, Vivienne Westwood and members of the band fight with some of the audience. April Sounds magazine includes a big article on the band written by Jonh Ingham. April Nashville Rooms, London. May 5: Babalu Disco, London. May Club, London. May Majestic Studios, London.
May Northallerton, Yorkshire. May Town Hall, Middlesbrough. May Bishop Grossetest College, Lincoln. May Reading University, Reading. Gig was in the Art Department. This is an important event for the Manchester music scene. A letter by Morrissey about the gig is later published in the NME. Support band: Solstice. The Buzzcocks were on the bill, but didn't play this gig. June Club, London. June Assembly Hall, London.
June 29 : Club, London recorded. The gig is reviewed in the NME. Flowers Of Romance is the only track available on audio. July 3: Pier Pavilion, Hastings. July 4: Black Swan, Sheffield. The Clash support it is their first show, it is here that Keith Levine and John Lydon meet and discuss forming a band together.
July 6: Club, London recorded. Support band: The Damned. July 9: The Lyceum, London. July Hey Porter - Ry Cooder - Into The Purple Valley Sundown, London.
July From this day until the end of the month, the band spends several days recording demos in their Denmark Street rehearsal room with producer Dave Goodman. The tracks are mixed at Decibel Studios. All the tracks are now available on official releases.
July Melody Maker includes a review of the Lyceum concert from July 9. August Satellite - Sex Pistols - The 76 Club [The Complete Burton-On-Trent-Recordings] , London. August Barbarella's, Birmingham recorded. August Lodestar, Ribchester Road, near Blackburn. August Village Inn, Runton. August Boat Club, Nottingham. August Screen on the Green, London recorded. Support band are the Clash and the Buzzcocks. NME reviews the gig.
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