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1977
Back on this day 25 years ago...........TUESDAY OCTOBER 4th 1977
1977
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has a major shakeup in the office  today. A disagreement between co-founders Dave Robinson and Jake Riveria has resulted in Jake leaving Stiff and taking two of their best potential assets with him; Elvis Costello and producer/performer Nick Lowe. The fallout effect will result in The Damned 'label-less' by Christmas.The Stiff Empire before the split - (Dont Care collection)

Lurkers, Blimps setlist - courtesy of Colin Purdew
Cambridge, Blimps

Locarno, Coventry

RICH KIDS
100 Club, London


Sham 69 very educational - (Dont Care collection)
 are getting a big break in a most unusual way. Just when you thought that the establishment in London was against the very idea of punk rock, Sham 69 are asked to appear in a TV documentary about "new wave music" for the Inner London Education Authority. They performed two songs for the series "Confessions Of A Music Lover." It was shown to various colleges on cable TV. In the TV program there will also be a brief interview with Alternative TV leader Mark Perry who also just happens to be their label boss. Meanwhile Sham take another slot down the Roxy.
Polytechnic, Leeds

ADAM AND THE ANTS
Marquee,London

HAWKWIND
BETHNAL
Gaumont, Southampton

Hope And Anchor, London
WIRE
SOLID WASTE
BAZOOKA JOE
Roxy, London
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