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Best Gigs of 1983

The David Bowie show at Hammersmith Odeon was very special as it was the first time he had played a show here since his famous 1973 Ziggy Stardust gig. He was a massive star at the time and after this show he played 3 outdoor shows at Milton Keynes Bowl. It was clear U2 would be mega. Indoor venues could barely contain their anthemic tunes. Other highlights I saw this year included Whitesnake, Stranglers, Def Leppard, UFO, Maze, OMD, Iron Maiden, Dire Straits, Big Country, Depeche Mode, UB40, Culture Club, Paul Young, Judas Priest, Public Image Ltd, New Order and Ozzy Osbourne.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 1212 David Bowie + Amazulu Hammersmith Odeon, London 30.06.1983 9,75
2 1169+1172 U2 + Nightcaps Hammersmith Odeon, London 14/03 + 21/03.1983 9,75
3 1262 to 1264 Kid Creole And The Coconuts Hammersmith Odeon, London 22/11 to 24/11.1983 9,75
4 1165to1168 Thin Lizzy + Mamas Boys Hammersmith Odeon, London 09/03 to 12/03.1983 9,5
5 1235 Johnny Thunders + Jayne County + Chelsea Lyceum Theatre, London 09.10.1983 9,5