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Best Gigs of 1984

Status Quo might seem an odd choice to some but older Quo fans will know what a fantastic live band in the late 70s/early 80s. I watched all 7 Ham Odeon shows. Quo played 2 hours 30 mins each night and The Donington bill really was a Monsters Of Rock. AC/DC were superb as usual and I think this was David Lee Roth's last UK show with Van Halen who were mega after the success of their 1984 album and recent "Jump" anthem. They too were totally awesome live. Other live band highlights I saw this year included Simple Minds, Gary Glitter, Firm, Marillion, Depeche Mode, Kool And The Gang, Big Country, Echo And The Bunnymen, Blue Oyster Cult, Motley Crue, Dio, OMD, Dave Gilmour, Sade and Pretenders.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 1350 to 1356 Status Quo Hammersmith Odeon, London 22 to 26.06.1984 9,75
2 1360 AC/DC + Van Halen + Ozzy Osbourne Monsters Of Rock, Donington 17.08.1984 9,75
3 1390 U2 + Waterboys Brixton Academy, London 23.11.1984 9,75
4 1380+1381 KISS + Bon Jovi Wembley Arena, London 14+15.10.1984 9,75
5 1376 to 1379 Iron Maiden + Waysted Hammersmith Odeon, London 8-12.10.1984 9,5