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

Gig list 1979
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.
Highlights of 1979's bookings were The Merton Parkas, UK Subs, Dexy's Midnight Runners, The Specials, The Cure, The Beat and of course Joy Division.

At the end of August 1979 Paul decided to change the name of the club once again. So, the club formerly known as 'Good Mood' became simply 'The Mood'.
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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Friday 05/01/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 06/01/1979 Ricky Cool & the Icebergs
Saturday 13/01/1979
Saturday 20/01/1979 Hot Water
Saturday 27/01/1979
Saturday 03/02/1979
Friday 09/02/1979 Dirty Max
Saturday 10/02/1979 Ray Morgan Quartet
Friday 16/02/1979 Anniversary 50p before 10:30
  Rock band from Lancaster
Saturday 17/02/1979 Disco 60p before 10:30
Saturday 24/02/1979 Capital Letters
  Reggae band
Friday 02/03/1979 Luigi Ana Da Boys 50p before 10:30
  Rock band
Saturday 03/03/1979 Sniff 'n' The Tears
Friday 09/03/1979 The Bombers 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Feelgood style band'
Saturday 10/03/1979 Jailer 80p before 10:30
  Light show by Sweat Lights
Friday 16/03/1979 Captain Tequila & Lighti
Saturday 17/03/1979 Ricky Cool & the Icebergs
Friday 23/03/1979 Dirty Max
Saturday 24/03/1979 Capital Letters
Thursday 29/03/1979 Disco
Friday 30/03/1979 Jailer
Saturday 31/03/1979 Jab-Jab
  Huddersfield's inter-racial reggae band
Friday 06/04/1979 Disco 30p before 10:30
Saturday 07/04/1979 The Coventry Specials 60p before 10:30
  Otherwise known as The Special AKA or indeed just The Specials. Once again Paul manages to book a top band just before they hit the big time.
Saturday 14/04/1979
Friday 20/04/1979 Disco 30p before 10:30
Saturday 21/04/1979 Freddie Fingers Lee
Friday 27/04/1979 Dirty Max
  With Sweat Lights lightshow
Saturday 28/04/1979 Sassafras £1.50 - Members £1.30
Friday 04/05/1979 Disco 30p before 10:30
Saturday 05/05/1979 Fischer-Z 60p before 10:30
Friday 11/05/1979 Agony Column
Saturday 12/05/1979 Disco
Friday 18/05/1979 Deadringer + light show 60p before 10:30
  Heavy rock band from Leeds. Later changed their name to Dedringer before calling it a day in 1985.
Saturday 19/05/1979 The Cure 1.75
Friday 25/05/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 26/05/1979 After the Fire £1 before 10:30
Friday 01/06/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 02/06/1979 The Jags £1 before 10:30
Friday 08/06/1979 Dirty Max 50p before 10:30
Saturday 09/06/1979 Ricky Cool & the Icebergs
Friday 15/06/1979 Airkraft & UHB (Ultimate Hyper Band) 50p before 10:30
  A different advert shows this as 'Free before 10:30', so perhaps it wasn't anticipated as being that popular a gig.
Saturday 16/06/1979 Deadringer 70p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Prog rock'
Friday 22/06/1979 Joy Division 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Top Manchester attraction'. The famous gig with only one person in the audience. Was it you?
Saturday 23/06/1979 Mosiah 50p before 10:30
  Reggae band
Friday 29/06/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 30/06/1979 Ritz
  Advertised as 'Latest new wave' and 'New wave rock'
Saturday 07/07/1979 UK Subs
Friday 13/07/1979 Dirty Max
Saturday 14/07/1979
Friday 20/07/1979
Saturday 21/07/1979
Friday 27/07/1979
Saturday 28/07/1979 The Next Band
Friday 03/08/1979 Def Leppard
  No record of this gig on the Def Leppard gig history web site..
Saturday 04/08/1979 Mosiah
Friday 10/08/1979 Industry Suits 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'New Musik'
Saturday 11/08/1979 Lew Lewis Reformer £1 before 10:30
Friday 17/08/1979 City Limits
  Advertised as 'New Wave'
Saturday 18/08/1979 The Starjets
Friday 24/08/1979 Deadringer
Saturday 25/08/1979 Invaders
Friday 31/08/1979 UHB
Saturday 01/09/1979 Heaven 17
Friday 07/09/1979 Jailer £1
  Light show by Sweat Lights
Saturday 08/09/1979 Salford Jets
Friday 14/09/1979 Disco 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Records'.
Saturday 15/09/1979 The Quads £1 before 10:30
Friday 21/09/1979 Disco 30p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Records'.
Saturday 22/09/1979 The Chords
Friday 28/09/1979 Dirty Max 50p before 10:30
Saturday 29/09/1979 Disco
Friday 05/10/1979 Disco 40p before 10:30
Saturday 06/10/1979 Merton Parkas £1.50
Friday 12/10/1979 Airkraft 40p before 10:30
Saturday 13/10/1979 Charlie Parkas 80p before 10:30
  The Albertos in a different guise.
Friday 19/10/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 20/10/1979 Dexy's Midnight Runners
Friday 26/10/1979 One Adult 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'New wave'.
Saturday 27/10/1979 Kevin Borich £1.50
  Heavy metal. Advertised as 'Australia's finest - Straight from the Hammersmith Odeon. Normally supported by AC/DC'! Hmmm! AC/DC? Anyone heard of them?
Friday 02/11/1979 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 03/11/1979 The Beat
  Advertised as 'Specials, Selecter type band'.
Friday 09/11/1979 Disco
Saturday 10/11/1979 The Pirates
  Johnny Kidd's old band
Friday 16/11/1979 Stormtrooper 60p before 10:30
Saturday 17/11/1979 Disco 60p before 10:30
Friday 23/11/1979 Disco 40p before 10:30
Saturday 24/11/1979 The Beat £1 before 10:30
Friday 30/11/1979 Disco
Saturday 01/12/1979 Deadringer
Friday 07/12/1979 Disco 50p before 10:30
Saturday 08/12/1979 Charlie Parkas
  Advertised as '+ Umbilical and the Lost Chords, with CP Lee, Bruce Mitchell, Simon White, & Albertos & Mog Smirk'.
Friday 14/12/1979 Private Dicks 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Maximum R & B'.
Saturday 15/12/1979 Jab-Jab
Friday 21/12/1979 Stormer 60p before 10:30
Saturday 22/12/1979 The Beat £1.75 - members £1.50
Monday 24/12/1979 Snapshots £2
  Formerly known as Jailer
Wednesday 26/12/1979 Disco
Friday 28/12/1979 Vardis 60p before 10:30
Saturday 29/12/1979 Disco
Monday 31/12/1979 Deadringer


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1979 Gig list for Clarence's, Good Mood and The Mood club in Halifax West Yorkshire.