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Best Gigs of 1979

Well the highlight was a month long trip to America which was fantastic. Freddie Laker had brought out his Skytrain service over the Atlantic and on my plane was the singer Joe Jackson. I managed to see the 3 shows below as well as The Bee Gees at Madison Square Garden and The Buzzcocks played at The Diplomat Hotel NY where I was staying. Other big shows I saw that year included Status Quo, Van Halen, Who, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Rush, Roxy Music, Chic, Osmonds, Earth Wind And Fire, Queen, Police, Motorhead, Echo And The Bunnymen, Kate Bush, B52s, Joy Division, Skids, Damned, Iggy Pop, Tubes, Gang Of Four, Only Ones and Elton John.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 599 Clash + Sam And Dave + Undertones Orpheum Theatre, Boston 19.09.1979 10
2 600 KISS + Judas Priest Amphitheatre, Chicago 22.09.1979 10
3 535 Siouxsie And The Banshees + Human League Rainbow Theatre, London 07.04.1979 9,85
4 617+619 AC/DC + Def Leppard Hammersmith Odeon, London 01+03.11.1979 9,75
5 596 Johnny Thunders Heartbreakers Max's Kansas City, New York 07.09.1979 9,75