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1977
Back on this day 25 years ago...........SATURDAY DECEMBER 17th 1977
1977
DATE INDEX
Sex Pistols in Coventry - (Dont Care collection)
 
DEAD FINGERS TALK
Mr Georges, Coventry
Johnny's got the flu, there's crowd trouble and Sid smashes up his hotel room. Apart from that the 'Bans' tour continues around the small seedy clubs of the Midlands.
NME December 17th 1977 - (Dont Care collection)The Pistols also sweep the readers Poll in todays issue of NME. Britains lbest  loved spiky tops gather top honors as Best Group (finishing ahead of Led Zeppelin and Genesis), Best Album and Best Single honors ("God Save The Queen"), Best Dressed Sleeve, Best Drummer and Johnny Rotten was voted as "Most Wonderful Human Being." Some other bands got a look in with Best New Group going the Tom Robinson Band, with The Stranglers and Boomtown Rats coming in second and third. The number one event of the year was Elvis's demise, with the Sex Pistols' December 1,1976 appearance on the Bill Grundy BBC TV show Today a close second. The Sex Pistols virtually dominate the chart. They have three of the top ten singles of the year, figured in as the third best songwriters and were responsible for three of the top ten events of the year. Other Ppunk bands that figured in the Sid doing the honours - (Dont Care collection)poll respectfully were the Clash and Tom Robinson Band. Eddie & The Hot Rods, who were voted on heavily in 1976, were virtually absent.
 Also in todays edition are cover stars Wire, Dead Boys, Sid Vicious, plus part 2 of Lester Bangs Clash diary and  small pieces on the Dictators and Penetration, respectively.
ELVIS COSTELLO and the Attractions brought in from his first US tour deputised live on the US - NEC program Saturday Night Live in place of the Sex Pistols, who were originally booked but visas were refused.



Da Brudders about to launch that Rocket - (Dont Care collection)
 Market Hall, Carlisle
While the Pistols are roaming the Midlands the Ramones with their 3rd album reaching mumber 49 in the USA charts begin their latest UK TOUR at Carlisle tonight. After a well dodgy soundcheck they start to kick in on full cylinders.

ADAM AND ANTS
Butlers Wharf, London
Perform at a private Party for 'Jubilee' film director Derek Jarman. There's no earth on their instuments so the band perform in rubber gloves (snigger!- Don't Care)
THE RICH KIDS
Katies, Nottingham

 THE FALL
Erics, Liverpool


THE CRABS
Gatsby's, Torquay
WEIRDOS
SCREAMERS
BAGS
DEADBEATS
PLUGS
Masque,LA
(Review on the Screamers site)

JB's, Dudley
THE YACHTS
BLAST FURNACE & THE HEATWAVES
Rainbow, London

THE EXILE
THE SUBHUMANS
THE JERK
Golden Stones Hotel, Dunbar

THROBBING GRISTLE
Bedford Corner Hotel, London

DEAD FINGERS TALK
Pegasus, London

THIN LIZZY
Kursal Ballroom, Southend

THE BEARS
Waldo's Jazz Club, Watford
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