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

Gig list 1978
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.
1978 saw our our favourite bunch of lunatics, the Albertos, transform themselves into first The Smirks and then The Charlie Parkas. Wire, The Lurkers, Girlschool and John Otway also took to the stage.
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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Saturday 07/01/1978
Saturday 14/01/1978
Saturday 21/01/1978 Strichnine
Saturday 28/01/1978 Big in Japan
Saturday 04/02/1978 Hugo Dine
Saturday 11/02/1978
Saturday 18/02/1978
Saturday 25/02/1978 Big in Japan
Friday 03/03/1978 Glass Eye
Saturday 04/03/1978 The Extras
Friday 10/03/1978 Swakara
Saturday 11/03/1978 Martin & The Accelerators
Friday 17/03/1978 Young Bucks
  From Newcastle
Saturday 18/03/1978 V2
Saturday 25/03/1978 The Accelerators
  With Martin and Kathy Apathy
Monday 27/03/1978 The Invaders
  Plus The Paul Anthony Roadshow
Saturday 01/04/1978
Friday 07/04/1978 Joy Division
Saturday 08/04/1978 Martin & the Brown Shirts
Friday 14/04/1978 Alwoodley Jets
Saturday 15/04/1978 The Smirks
Friday 21/04/1978 Glass Eye Free before 10:30
  Heavy rock band
Saturday 22/04/1978 Margox & the Zinc 50p before 10:30
Friday 28/04/1978 Dum Dum Boys Free before 10:30
Saturday 29/04/1978 The Extras 50p before 10:30
Friday 05/05/1978 Asylum Free before 10:30
Saturday 06/05/1978 The Distractions 50p before 10:30
Friday 12/05/1978 The Paul Anthony Show
Saturday 13/05/1978 Bullet
Friday 19/05/1978 Jailer
Saturday 20/05/1978 The Accelerators
Friday 26/05/1978 Alwoodley Jets
Saturday 27/05/1978 The Push
Friday 29/05/1978 Sneakers
Friday 02/06/1978 2.3 Free before 10:30
Saturday 03/06/1978 V2
Friday 09/06/1978 Cry Tough Free before 10:30
  Heavy rock band
Saturday 10/06/1978 Arbre 80p before 10:30
Friday 16/06/1978 Devil's Answer Free before 10:30
  Formerly known as Glass Eye
Saturday 17/06/1978 Ricky & the Last Days of Earth/Satan's Rats 70p before 10:30
Friday 23/06/1978 Nirvana Free before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Progressive rock band'
Saturday 24/06/1978 The Lurkers 60p before 10:30
Friday 30/06/1978 Jailer
  With light show.
Saturday 01/07/1978 The Melvin Show 50p before 10:30
Friday 07/07/1978 Disco (with John Burns) Free before 10:30
Saturday 08/07/1978 Disco (with Melvin) 50p before 10:30
Saturday 14/07/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 15/07/1978 Disco 50p before 10:30
Friday 21/07/1978 Disco
Saturday 22/07/1978 Disco
Friday 28/07/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 29/07/1978 Sassafras 75p before 10:30
Saturday 04/08/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 05/08/1978 Benny & the Jets 75p before 10:30
  Advertised as '50s and 60s rock'
Friday 11/08/1978 The Invaders
Saturday 12/08/1978 The Push
Friday 18/08/1978 Captain Tequila 50p before 10:30
Saturday 19/08/1978 Girlschool 70p before 10:30
Friday 25/08/1978 Agnes Strange 40p before 10:30
  Heavy rock band
Saturday 26/08/1978 Reggae Regulars 50p before 10:30
  7 piece reggae band
Friday 01/09/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 02/09/1978 Disco 50p before 10:30
Friday 08/09/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 09/09/1978 Arbre 50p before 10:30
Friday 15/09/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 16/09/1978 Disco 50p before 10:30
Friday 22/09/1978 Disco
Saturday 23/09/1978 The Tribesmen
Saturday 30/09/1978 Jailer
  Sweat Lights providing the light show.
Friday 06/10/1977 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 07/10/1977 Tatum 60p before 10:30
Friday 13/10/1977 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 14/10/1977 Wire £1.50 before 10:30
  Advertised as 'With support band & light show'.
Friday 20/10/1978 Snoots 40p before 10:30
  Sweat Lights providing the light show.
Saturday 21/10/1978 Disco 50p before 10:30
Friday 27/10/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 28/10/1978 John Otway £1.50
  Advert says 'Ask for a wire badge'?
Friday 03/11/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 04/11/1978 Smirks £1.00 before 10:30
Friday 10/11/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 11/11/1978 Jailer 80p before 10:30
Friday 17/11/1978 Red Eye Free before 10:30
  Heavy rock band from Leeds
Saturday 18/11/1978 Jab-Jab
Friday 24/11/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 25/11/1978 Oasis 80p before 10:30
  This is the Oasis led by Roger Askew from Arbre, not the Gallaghers' band.
Saturday 02/12/1978 Blazer Blazer
Saturday 09/12/1978 Sassafras
Friday 15/12/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 16/12/1978 The Bishops
  Advertised as 'Feelgood style rock band'
Friday 22/12/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 23/12/1978 Jailer
Sunday 24/12/1978 Jab-Jab
Tuesday 26/12/1978
Friday 29/12/1978 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 30/12/1978 Clock DVA £1 before 10:30
Tuesday 31/12/1978 Disco '79 75p before 10:30


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1978 Gig list for Clarence's, Good Mood and The Mood club in Halifax West Yorkshire.