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Best Gigs of 1989

For me the main event was the return of the mighty Aerosmith for their first UK shows for 12 years and riding on the success of the "Pump" album. Fantastic shows. Earlier in the year they had also come on stage with Bon Jovi for encore of "Walk This Way" and "The Boys Are Back In Town" (see below) Returning to Hammersmith Odeon were my fave RnB band Maze. Featuring the great vocals of Frankie Beverley they really were the most compulsive to dance live act that no soul/RnB band I have seen can match. Other great shows I went to this year included Ramones, Joe Jackson, B52s, Public Image, Big Country, Johnny Thunders, Scorpions, Ian Hunter And Mick Ronson, Anthrax, Blue Oyster Cult, Europe, Godfathers, Kool And The Gang, Duran Duran, REM, Queensryche, Stray Cats, Tom Jones, Santana, Damned, Black Sabbath, The Cult, Psychedelic Furs, Deborah Harry, Motohead and Neil Young.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 2140 + 2141 Aerosmith + Quireboys Hammersmith Odeon, London 14/15.Nov 1989 10
2 2108 Bon Jovi + Europe + Skid Row The Bowl, Milton Keynes 19.08.1989 10
3 2136 to 2138 Maze + Mothers Finest Hammersmith Odeon, London 09-11 Nov 1989 9,75
4 2067 Ozzy Osbourne + Udo Hammersmith Odeon, London 05.05.1989 9,75
5 2029 Alarm + Escape Club Brixton Academy, London 04.01.1989 9,75