Emails from Fife archives and Dunfermline archives agreeing to look for a couple of gigs for me..fingers crossed that they are as good as Falkirk were a couple of days ago.
Thanks to Risto Upi Majalhti for confirming the 11th June 1972 gig at the Helsinki ice rink.
Message from Gerard Goyer with some interesting info on the October 1972 gig in Paris.
Devon Heritage Centre today..a brand new 'Nbetweens gig from 1965 at Exmouth Pavillion . I was looking for something else but found this one instead..a eureka moment..also confirmed their 1983 appearance at Exeter Uni..no advert,of course, but a pre announcement and a review. That's it for today..Exmouth is very sunny.
Nice email from Don Powell.." WOW Chris your gig list is absolutely amazing. I really can't believe it mate. The work you've put into it. Many thanks mate"..can't argue with that :-)
Email from Slade fan Paul Goverd who,amongst other things,sent me a scan of his October 1978 ticket from the groups appearance at the Webbington Country Club showing Paper Lace as support..Paper Lace!!
One of the perils of research is that you can overlook something very obvious..I have a ticket for Slade at the Caird Hall,Dundee on 27th Mach 1982..I had not included it in the list for some reason..it's on their now.
Dunfermline archives have just supplied a nice advert for the 1971 Kinema gig..always nice to get a bit of confirmation.
Thank to Dave Parker for a spot of local knowledge..a king is now a saint.
More Scottish adventures..sometime in the 1960s the 'Nbetweens or possibly Ambrose Slade drove up to Wick to play the Town Hall..I have contacted the nearest archives which are in the Orkeneys..fingers crossed something is found.
I've been looking at the Liverpool Echo today..managed to do 1970-72..found a new 1971 gig at the Top Rank and managed to discover some support acts but the best thing has been a hint of a previously unheard of ,to me anyway, song from the late 1960s which was rewritten to be one of their biggest hits..questions will have to be asked.
Just had a April 1973 gig in Essen confirmed..it's all ticking along as usual.