The University has hosted some impressive acts down the years.
It has been quite a long time since the University of Nottingham hosted really big bands. But the history, mainly from the early 70s before the advent of the Boat Club and Rock City, is surprisingly impressive:
Some gigs took place in the Sports Centre, others in Portland. Some other star performers included:
Mott the Hoople
The Incredible String Band
And some performances resulted in live albums including from
We also had
The Kenny Ball Orchestra
And slightly more recently:
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Perhaps the biggest gig at the University was the historic first performance by Wings in the Portland Ballroom. Details of this occasion have previously been published on a University of Nottingham blog
Songkick has a pretty good list of gigs too. But fails to mention Gary Glitter’s show.
Are there any that anyone remembers from this list or that aren’t included here? I’m imagining that Strawbs gig was something special.
Slade picture: By AVRO (Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1973) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
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Two other gigs, both in halls, which have been notified to me – a Wonderstuff gig in Derby Hall (thank you to Elspeth Gilfillan for that reminder) and a Dr and the Medics show (they played all their hits and more) at Florence Boot (at which I was present some 14 years or so ago but had completely forgotten).
Confirmation of that Cure gig just popped up. Supporting Siouxsie and the Banshees in 1979: http://cure-concerts.de/concerts/1979-10-01.php