Clarence's - 15-17 Crown Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Gig list 1973
Between 1967 and 1980 Clarence's, Paul Mountain's superb little club in Halifax, played host, in its various guises, to some of the finest and hardest working musicians in the country. Many of these are still recording and performing live gigs today.
The gig lists for these years provide a fascinating diary and insight into the changing musical tastes during the period. Blank dates will be filled in as more information comes to light. Dates and listings have been compiled using press adverts, contracts, Paul's personal notes and memories from many helpful contributors. Bands and artists may have cancelled, pulled out, or even disbanded at the last minute so the listings may not be completely accurate. Some roadies did actually turn up, took a look at the fire escape they had to haul the gear up to the second floor and simply drove away again. Luckily they were very much in the minority.

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Advert for Clarence's - Dr Feelgood, Gong, Jack the Lad
Saturday 06/01/1973 String Driven Thing
Saturday 13/01/1973 Amazing Blondel
Saturday 20/01/1973 Island package tour (Rain Maker/25 Views of Worthing/Raymond Turner/Tisser?)
  25 Views of Worthing (Paul Devonshire: saxophones, clarinet, flute; Roger Hillier: organ, electric piano; Paul Lindsay: bass guitar, vocals; Mark Sugden: drums, vocals.)
Saturday 27/01/1973 Thin Lizzy
Saturday 03/02/1973 Bridget St John
Saturday 10/02/1973 Ducks Deluxe plus guest folk singer
Saturday 17/02/1973 Jackson Heights
Saturday 24/02/1973 Manfred Mann's Earthband
Saturday 03/03/1973 Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Saturday 10/03/1973 Tasavallan Presidentti
  I saw this band at City University in London in 1972. They started very quietly so everyone sat on the floor in good cool, hippy fashion but after about ten bars of lulling everone into a false sense of security and calm they launched into some of the heaviest, loudest and finest rock music I've ever heard. The audience was completely stunned.
Saturday 17/03/1973 Budgie
Saturday 24/03/1973 Babe Ruth
Saturday 31/03/1973 Average White Band
Saturday 07/04/1973 Tir Na Nog
Saturday 14/04/1973 Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Friday 19/04/1973 Disco
Saturday 20/04/1973 Wally Free before 10pm
  Billed as winners of the Leeds Melody Maker contest
Saturday 21/04/1973 East of Eden
Monday 23/04/1973 Disco
Friday 27/04/1973 Isis
Saturday 28/04/1973 Sammy
Friday 04/05/1973 John Verity Band
Saturday 05/05/1973 Brinsley Schwarz
Friday 11/05/1973 Spiral Highway
Saturday 12/05/1973 Carol Grimes & Uncle Dog
Friday 18/05/1973 Pressure
Saturday 19/05/1973 Capability Brown
Friday 25/05/1973 Be-Bop Deluxe
Saturday 26/05/1973 Suzi Quatro
Friday 01/06/1973 Wally
Saturday 02/06/1973 Medicine Head
Friday 08/06/1973 John Verity Band
Saturday 09/06/1973 Brewer's Droop
Friday 15/06/1973 Dave Lear Band
Saturday 16/06/1973 String Driven Thing
Friday 22/06/1973 Easy Joy
Saturday 23/06/1973 Babe Ruth
Friday 29/06/1973 Greensleeper
Saturday 30/06/1973 Back Door
  Colin Hodgkinson
Friday 06/07/1973 Why Not Sneeze
Saturday 07/07/1973 McGuinness Flint
Saturday 14/07/1973 'Spider' Mike King
Saturday 21/07/1973 John Verity
Saturday 28/07/1973 Bitch
Friday 03/08/1973 Wally
Saturday 04/08/1973 Hunter Muskett
Saturday 11/08/1973 Fusion Orchestra
Saturday 18/08/1973 Deke Leonard's Iceberg
Friday 24/08/1973 John Verity
Saturday 25/08/1973 Jack the Lad
Saturday 01/09/1973 Gryphon
Friday 07/09/1973 Jab Jab
Saturday 08/09/1973 Bees Make Honey
Friday 14/09/1973 Fluff
Saturday 15/09/1973 Jonathan Kelly
Friday 21/09/1973 Sassafras
Saturday 22/09/1973 Kilburn & the High Roads
  Ian Dury on vocals
Friday 28/09/1973 Wally
Saturday 29/09/1973 John Verity
Friday 05/10/1973 Stress
Saturday 06/10/1973 Gong
Friday 12/10/1973 Arbre
Saturday 13/10/1973 Fruupp
Friday 19/10/1973 Zhain
  Just reformed after 27 years. New album - Crash Landing
Saturday 20/10/1973 Quicksand
Sunday 21/10/1973 Hunter Muskett
Friday 26/10/1973 Jab-Jab
Saturday 27/10/1973 Snake Eye
Friday 02/11/1973 Myrtle
Saturday 03/11/1973 Hunter Muskett
Friday 09/11/1973 Liargo
Saturday 10/11/1973 Duncan Browne
  Advert has Hunter Muskett for this date
Friday 06/11/1973 Wally
Saturday 17/11/1973 Gryphon
Friday 23/11/1973 Trotters
Saturday 24/11/1973 Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Friday 30/11/1973 Victor Brox
Saturday 01/12/1973 Cockney Rebel
Friday 07/12/1973 Simba
Saturday 08/12/1973 Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers
Thursday 13/12/1973 Private booking - Pauline's party
Friday 14/12/1973 Zoe
Saturday 15/12/1973 The Troggs
Wednesday 19/12/1973 Hatfield & the North
Friday 21/12/1973 Arbre
Saturday 22/12/1973 Hunter Muskett
Monday 24/12/1973 Blue
Wednesday 26/12/1973 Wally
Friday 28/12/1973 Dr Feelgood
Saturday 29/12/1973 Daevid Allen's Gong
Monday 31/12/1973 Sassafras


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1973 Gig list for Clarence's, Good Mood and The Mood club in Halifax West Yorkshire.