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Best Gigs of 1976

This was the year when punk rock really did shake up the music business. As a 17 year old this was just the right music and scene that I just loved. The 100 club punk festival in Sept was the event that really kicked things off. It really was the start to an amazing year that has never been repeated by any other music genre. Even now The Sex Pistols and The Clash still mean so much to a lot of people. There were so many great gigs nearly every night and it was this year where I started to get out to about 100 shows a year. Other great shows this year included Who at Charlton FC, Loads of AC/DC pub gigs at different venues, Runaways at The Roundhouse, Aerosmith at Ham Odeon, Bob Marley, Ted Nugent, and Rod Stewart.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 207 Sex Pistols Notre Dame Club, London 15.11.1976 10
2 185 Sex Pistols + Clash 100 Club Festival, London 20.09.1976 10
3 139+140 KISS + Stray Hammersmith Odeon, London 15+16.05.1976 10
4 110+111 Status Quo Hammersmith Odeon, London 27+28.02.1976 9,75
5 142- 146 Rolling Stones + Meteors Earls Court Arena, London 21-27.05.1976 9,5