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Saturday 12 December 2020.

Saturday 12 December 2020. December is usually a great time to see bands where we have a multi-choice every day of the week, but not this year. I went to see some great gigs 40 years ago in Dec 1980. A new band called U2 were supporting Talking Heads. I was also playing drums in my own band Gun Control. ------------- Gen X Suma Studios , Chelsea, London 28.11.1980 private invite only gig with new line-up after Generation X split. Talking Heads,U2 Hammersmith Odeon, London 02.12.1980 bono climbing all over the pa system Damned,Strapps Hammersmith Odeon, London 03.12.1980 fast , short and chaotic show Gun Control Acton White Hart, London W3 04.12.1980 Queen,Straight 8 Wembley Arena , London 09.12.1980 freddie and band in top form Al Stewart Hammersmith Odeon, London 10.12.1980 Gun Control Acton White Hart, London W3 11.12.1980 Ultravox,Fatal Charm Hammersmith Odeon, London 13.12.1980 Yes Hammersmith Odeon, London 15.12.1980 now include members of Buggles Undertones,Orange Juice Hammersmith Palais , London 16.12.1980 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark,Fatal Charm Hammersmith Odeon, London 17.12.1980 Gun Control Clarendon ,Hammersmith,London 19.12.1980 our bass player faints after 3 songs Ian Dury And The Blockheads,Selecter Sobell Centre , Islington, London 22.12.1980 Madness,Ten Pole Tudor Hammersmith Odeon, London 23.12.1980 Spandau Ballet Heaven Nightclub, London 29.12.1980 party gig to celebrate first hit single Siouxsie And The Banshees,Altered Images Hammersmith Palais , London 30.12.1980 Stray Cats,Bette Brights Madness Venue , Victoria , London 31.12.1980 Johnsons Clothing NYE Party