Who played here in history

5 years ago:

Spencer Davis Group + The Yardbirds – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (17.6.04).

Blank Faced Babies – The Villa, Bournemouth (18.6.04): Tuneful indie types from Essex.

BAF + Spider Jerusalem + Only Human – Consortium, Bournemouth (20.6.04).

10 years ago:

The Glamsters + Midnight Hour – Mr Smiths, Bournemouth (16.6.99).

Leo Sayer – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (17.6.99).

Joe Longthorne – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (18.6.99).

15 years ago:

Richard Smith Guitar Trio – BIC (18.6.94).

20 years ago:

Tom Jones – BIC (15.6.89).

Dave Dee + Marmalade + Brian Poole’s Electrix – Poole Arts Centre (15.6.89).

Rik Mayall + Andy De La Tour – Tregonwell Hall, BIC (18.6.89): Original alternative comedy store reunion.

25 years ago:

Chris Dinnis – Upstairs At Erics, Bournemouth (16.6.84).

Leo Sayer – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (21.6.84).

30 years ago:

The Cilla Black Show – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (16.6.79): Summer season.

John Hanson – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (17.6.79).

Rockpile – Poole Arts Centre (17.6.79): Stiff Records outfit featuring Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe.

35 years ago:

The Lulu Show – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (15.6.74): Summer season.

40 years ago:

The Gun + The Balloons – Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth (15.6.69): The Gun’s debut album was the first to feature artwork by 70s touchstone Roger Dean.

Freddie King + Killing Floor – The Ritz, Bournmeouth (20.6.69).

45 years ago:

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers – Le Disque A Go Go, Bournemouth (17.6.64): Having backed John Lee Hooker on tour Mayall returned to his summer residency.

Trendsetters Ltd + The Impacts – YMCA, Bournemouth (17.6.64).

The G Men – Bure Country Club (19.6.64).

Johnny Lee & the Groundhogs – Bure Country Club (20.6.64): This may or may not have been a mis-spelled advert for American blues legend John Lee Hooker who frequently turned out with the Groundhogs around this time.

Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds – Le Disque A Go go (20.6.64): With the great Albert Lee on guitar.

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