JULY ➤ 30 or so years ago today

ON THIS DAY IN 1977…

July 9 — Donna Summer No 1 with I Feel Love

ON THIS DAY IN 1979

July 4 — Blitz Kid Dencil Williams does Donna Summer at the Embassy Ball

ON THIS DAY IN 1980…

Gaz Mayall, Gaz's Rockin Blues, clubbing,LondonJuly – Jane Kahn & Patti Bell open their shop in Great Gear Market, London
July 1-13 — Spandau Ballet play the Papagayo club in St Tropez
July 3 — Gaz Mayall starts his Rockin’ Blues on Thursday nights at Gossip’s club, Soho – London’s longest running club-night is still going strong at the St Moritz in Wardour Street
July 13 — Spandau Ballet’s Scala concert airs on London Weekend Television

ON THIS DAY IN 1981…

July 2 — Video for Spandau’s Chant No1 is shot at Le Beat Route
July 3 — New York Times carries first report of a mystery cancer killing gay men
July 5-6 — Police attacked in riots at Toxteth, Liverpool
July 9 — Depeche Mode play Regency Suite, Chadwell Heath

ON THIS DAY IN 1983…

July — Mud Club moves to Fouberts, off Carnaby Street
July 7 — Jimmy the Hoover debut on Top of the Pops … Sade plays the Wag club

ON THIS DAY IN 1984…

July 3 — Spandau Ballet’s album Parade goes straight in at No 2 in the charts

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One response to “JULY ➤ 30 or so years ago today

  1. I have spent many happy hours doing the comeback 80s scene in London. I have been lucky enough to see incredible bands in venues seating less than 300 people putting me within fainting distance of 80s acts like Blondie, B-52s, Spandau Ballet, Pretenders, Ramones, Sparks, Bryan Ferry, Squeeze … just recollecting those amazing times gives me delight.

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