Newcastle City Hall Gigs – 1971 to 1972

The following list of Newcastle City Hall concert dates was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and various band gig diaries.


Date Performer(s): –
Thu 14/01/71 Iron Butterfly, Yes, Dada
Fri 15/01/71 Chicken Shack, Blodwin Pig, Black Widow
Sun 17/01/71 Ralph McTell, Lindisfarne
Mon 18/01/71 Black Sabbath, Freedom, Curved Air
Wed 20/01/71 The Faces, Doris Henderson’s Eclection
Sat 23/01/71 Julie Felix CANCELLED
Thu 28/01/71 Mott The Hoople, Wishbone Ash, Nothingeverhappens
Sat 30/01/71 The Spinners
Sun 31/01/71 Van Der Graaf Generator, Lindisfarne, Genesis
Thu 04/02/71 Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri 05/02/71 Dorothy Squires
Thu 11/02/71 Northern Sinfonia – International Celebrity Concert
Fri 12/02/71 Eric Burdon & War
Fri 19/02/71 Tom Paxton
Tue 23/02/71 Every Whichway, Jackson Heights
Fri 26/02/71 Leon Russell
Sun 28/02/71 Jackie and Bridie
Wed 03/03/71 Munich Philharmonic
Thu 04/03/71 Rolling Stones
Fri 05/03/71 Band of the Scots Guards
Sat 06/03/71 St Patrick’s Concert – Anna McGoldrick
Sun 07/03/71 St Patrick’s Concert – John Roche
Thu 11/03/71 John Mayall, Randall’s Island
Fri 12/03/71 The Corries
Sun 14/03/71 Quintessence
Thu 18/03/71 Stone The Crows, Beggars Opera, Arc
Wed 24/03/71 Festival of Light Music
Thu 25/03/71 Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Fri 26/03/71 Emmerson, Lake & Palmer
Wed 31/03/71 The White Heather Show with Robin Hall and Jimmy MacGregor
Sat 03/04/71 Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Fri 16/04/71 The Spinners
Sat 17/04/71 Caravan, Bell & Arc, Gringo
Thu 22/04/71 Groundhogs, Chicken Shack
Sun 25/04/71 The Strawbs
Mon 26/04/71 Nana Mouskouri, the Athenians
Tue 04/05/71 Red Army Ensemble
Wed 05/05/71 Julian Bream
Thu 06/05/71 Northern Sinfonia – Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Fri 07/05/71 The Byrds, Rita Coolidge
Sat 08/05/71 Mahmud Mirza and Fayaz Khan
Sun 09/05/71 The Dubliners
Tue 11/05/71 Ground Hogs, Brigitte St John, Gypo
Fri 14/05/71 Soft Machine
Sat 15/05/71 Children’s Concert with Johnny Morris (am), King Crimson (pm)
Sun 16/05/71 Rod McKuen
Wed 19/05/71 Steffan Grossman & Unicorn
Thu 20/05/71 T Rex
Sat 22/05/71 Cyril Smith & Phyllis Sellick
Wed 26/05/71 BBC Symphony Orchestra
Thu 27/05/71 Miriam Makeba
Tue 01/06/71 Osibisa, Budgie
Fri 11/06/71 Rory Gallagher, Jellybread
Sun 13/06/71 Edgar Broughton, Pink Fairies
Sat 19/06/71 Wishbone Ash
Sun 20/06/71 Lindisfarne, Bell & Arc, Half Breed, Maiden Law
Thu 24/06/71 Labi Siffre, Brass Alley, John Miles Set
Sat 03/07/71 Bergen Symphony Orchestra
Fri 16/07/71 Mungo Jerry, Flying Fortress
Sat 24/07/71 Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 29/07/71 Audience, Renaissance, Gordon Giltrap
Sun 15/08/71 If, Steam Hammer, Million
Fri 10/09/71 Cat Stevens, Mimi Farina, Tom Jans
Sun 12/09/71 The Spinners
Thu 16/09/71 Ten Years After, Supertramp, Keith Christmas
Fri 17/09/71 Leningrad Philharmonic
Wed 22/09/71 Magna Carta, Gillian McPherson
Sat 25/09/71 Brass Band Concert with Phyllis Sellick and Cyril Smith
Wed 29/09/71 Alan Hull, JSD Band, Prelude, Pete Scott, Andy Andrews, The Callies, Hedgehog Pie
Thu 30/09/71 Son of Geordie with Felling Male Voice Choir
Wed 13/10/71 Georgie Fame & Alan Price
Fri 15/10/71 Felling Male Voice Choir
Sat 16/10/71 Yes
Mon 18/10/71 Medicine Head, Andy Frazer’s Toby, David Elliot
Thu 21/10/71 Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel
Fri 22/10/71 Quintessence, East of Eden
Sat 23/10/71 Pink Fairies, Vinegar Joe, Nothingeverhappens
Sun 24/10/71 King Crimson
Mon 25/10/71 Vienna Boys Choir
Tue 26/10/71 Argent, Climax Chicago, Duffy Power
Thu 28/10/71 Southern Comfort, Audience, Genesis
Fri 29/10/71 Pentangle
Sun 31/10/71 T Rex
Mon 01/11/71 Music To Remember with Max Jaffa, Jack Byfield, Dorita Y’Pepe
Wed 03/11/71 Atomic Rooster, Nazareth
Fri 05/11/71 Mott The Hoople, Peace
Thu 11/11/71 Led Zeppelin
Sat 13/11/71 Family, America
Sun 14/11/71 Van Der Graaf Generator, Bell & Arc
Fri 19/11/71 Black Sabbath, Wild Turkey – CANCELLED
Sat 20/11/71 Gus Footwear Band
Sun 21/11/71 Fairport Convention
Thu 25/11/71 Soft Machine, Louden Wainwright III
Fri 26/11/71 Manitas De Plata
Sat 27/11/71 This is Scotland – Jimmy Shand and his Band
Sun 28/11/71 The Corries
Tue 30/11/71 Supergeordie with Mike Neville & George Hoiuse
Wed 01/12/71 Groundhogs
Fri 03/12/71 The Spinners
Tue 07/12/71 Amazing Blondel, Sutherland Brothers, Clair Hamill
Wed 08/12/71 Emerson Lake & Palmer
Fri 10/12/71 Elton John
Sat 11/12/71 Newcastle & Gateshead Choral Society – Elijah
Fri 17/12/71 Uriah Heep, Bullet
Sat 18/12/71 Christmas Carol Concert
Sun 19/12/71 Curved air, Skid Row,Nick Pickett
Tue 21/12/71 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Sun 26/12/71 Alexander Brothers Show
Thu 30/12/71 East of Eden, Troggs, Gravy Train, Brownsville



Date Performer(s): –
Fri 21/01/72 Black Dyke Mills Band & Felling Male Voice Choir
Sun 23/01/72 Ralph McTell, Cob, Pete Scott
Wed 26/01/72 Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Thu 27/01/72 Pink Floyd
Fri 28/01/72 Peter Pears (sings Britten Nocturn)
Tue 01/02/72 Free, Junkyard Angel
Wed 02/02/72 Mountain, Jimmy McCulloch Band
Sat 05/02/72 Black Sabbath, Wild Turkey
Wed 09/02/72 Lindisfarne Christmas Party
Sat 12/02/72 Wishbone Ash
Mon 21/02/72 Free, Amazing Blondel CANCELLED
Tue 22/02/72 Free, Amazing Blondel
Thu 24/02/72 The Strawbs
Sat 26/02/72 Free – CANCELLED
Thu 02/03/72 Roy Harper
Sun 05/03/72 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Tue 07/03/72 Jethro Tull, Tir Na Nog
Fri 10/03/72 Peter Pears – St John’s Passion by Bach
Sat 11/03/72 Felling Male Voice Choir with Stuart Burrows
Thu 3/03/72 Barclay James Harvest, Trees
Fri 24/03/72 Northern Sinfonia – Denis Matthews
Sat 25/03/72 Head Hand & Feet, Patto, Claire Hammil
Tue 28/03/72 Alex Welsh and his band with George Chisholm & George Melly
Thu 06/04/72 Spinners
Sat 08/04/72 Free Church Choir Union
Sun 09/04/72 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Mon 10/04/72 Tony Bennett
Tue 11/04/72 Grateful Dead
Wed 12/04/72 Middle Of The Road CANCELLED
Thu 13/04/72 Mott The Hoople’s Rock ‘n Roll Circus
Tue 18/04/72 Curved Air, Gary Moore Band, Nick Pickett
Sat 22/04/72 Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Sun 23/04/72 The Corries
Wed 26/04/72 The Dubliners
Thu 27/04/72 John Mayall, Matching Mole
Fri 28/04/72 Jack Jones with Ronnie Scott & his Orchestra, Tina Charles – CANCELLED
Sun 30/04/72 Denis Matthews (piano)
Sat 06/05/72 I Musici di Roma
Tue 09/05/72 Count Basie & His Orchestra
Wed 10/05/72 The Doors, Sandy Denny, Hawkwind
Thu 11/05/72 Nana Mouskouri and the Athenians
Fri 12/05/72 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Mon 15/05/72 Peter Katin – Chopin Recital
Tue 16/05/72 The Beach Boys
Thu 18/05/72 Electric Light Orchestra, Colin Blunstone, FFZ
Sun 21/05/72 Neil Reid, Stephen Smith & Father
Mon 22/05/72 Uriah Heep
Fri 26/05/72 Dorothy Squires
Tue 30/05/72 Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Fri 02/06/72 David Bowie
Sat 03/06/72 The Kinks, John Miles Set, Brass Alley
Sat 10/06/72 Richie Havens, Linda Lewis
Sat 24/06/72 T Rex
Sat 01/07/72 Brass Alley, Ying Tong John
Sat 08/07/72 Flamin’ Groovies,
Sat 15/07/72 Northern Junior Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 16/07/72 Roy Orbison
Fri 21/07/72 David McWilliams, Dando Shaft, Evensong
Thu 01/08/72 Elton John, Linda Lewis
Tue 12/09/72 Yes – CANCELLED
Wed 13/09/72 The Spinners
Mon 18/09/72 Stone The Crows, Tennent and Morrison
Tue 19/09/72 Victor Borge
Wed 20/09/72 Mott The Hoople, Home
Sat 23/09/72 Geordierama with John Woodvine
Mon 25/09/72 UFO, Beckett
Fri 29/09/72 Scottish National Orchestra
Sat 30/09/72 Lindisfarne, Stackridge
Tue 03/10/72 London Mozart Players
Sat 07/10/72 Everley Brothers, Dave Loggins
Tue 10/10/72 Jacques Loussier Trio
Thu 12/10/72 Jackson Heights, Magna Carter, Jefferson
Sat 14/10/72 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon 16/10/72 Tom Paxton
Fri 20/10/72 High Level Ranters
Sat 21/10/72 Brass Band, Organ and Choir Concert
Wed 25/10/72 Electric Light Orchestra, Blackfoot Sue
Thu 26/10/72 Steeleye Span, Amazing Blondel
Sat 28/10/72 Felling Male Voice Choir, The Fairey Band
Sun 29/10/72 Ten Years After
Mon 30/10/72 Pentangle
Wed 01/11/72 Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John
Thu 02/11/72 Northern Sinfonia – Itzhak Perlman
Fri 03/11/72 Slade, Thin Lizzie
Sat 11/11/72 Roxy Music, East Of Eden
Sun 12/11/72 Four Tops, Thelma Houston
Mon 13/11/72 Ralph McTell
Fri 17/11/72 JSD Band and Bill Barclay
Wed 22/11/72 Santana
Sat 25/11/72 This is Scotland – with Angus Fitchet and his Band
Sun 03/12/72 The Corries
Wed 06/12/72 Sandy Denny & John Martyn, Quincey
Thu 07/12/72 Incredible String Band
Sun 10/12/72 The Alexander Brothers Show
Wed 13/12/72 Newcastle & Gateshead Choral Union perform Messiah
Thu 14/12/72 Gary Glitter & the Wild Angels
Sun 17/12/72 Family, Linda Lewis
Mon 18/12/72 Alan Price & Georgie Fame
Wed 27/12/72 Xmas Geordiemania with Mike Neville & George House

Many thanks to John Jobling for supplying most of the ticket stubs featured in the Newcastle City Hall pages.

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14 thoughts on “Newcastle City Hall Gigs – 1971 to 1972

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    Well done Roger for more invaluable Newcastle music history ….
    ..This is very important I would like to reach out to those Club Ago Ago members of the 1960’s
    When ever there was a major gig at the City Hall particularly on a Saturday night the Artists who’d finished their gig At The Hall would sometimes head straight for the Club Ago Ago …….There is many many instances of a major band playing the Club Ago go and a major band playing The City Hall on the same night …….This is interesting because it meant these artists would Jam and play as a surprise unannounced guest at the Go Go later in The Jazz loung after midnight …….One particular example I witnessed was one the last gigs before the Go Go closed 1968 …..It was Jimmy Cliffs booked at Go Go on a Saturday night …And after midnight in the Jazz lounge on came this guy who’d just finished his gig at the City Hall ….To this day I can’t remember his name …Anyone out there who recalls these super Jamming Sessions at the Club Ago Ago…? …….If Roger is reading this could you also list this article on the Club Ago Ago comments page too and we might get a response ……Thanks Roger. ….keep up the good work and that Club Ago Ago book may be written sometime and deservedly published. Alan Brack ……email add ……..


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    The first concert I attended was at the City Hall, featuring The Gun, Family and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, some time in the late 60’s. Anyone have the actual date?
    Having seen the Incredible String Band several times, and many other “name bands”, I discovered that some time in the 1940s, as a schoolgirl my mum had performed on the same stage,singing solo “how beautiful are the feet” from Handel’s Messiah.

    Brilliant site, keep it up


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    Hi, I was looking for Earth Wind and Fire, I have a vague recollection of them standing in for a band on a package tour that included Gentle Giant among others, noone had heard of them at the time but they took the lid of the place! Anyone else remember this?


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    I have a ticket stub for the Faces at the City Hall on Friday, 8th December 1972, which isn’t on your list. And I remember it too. Was a student in the city at the time.


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    The Electric Light Orchestra gig was cancelled (May 18th 72) – I had a ticket and found out on the day that it was off
    The support for The Groundhogs (1st December 71) was Egg
    The support for Mungo Jerry (16th July 71) was Dando Shaft (not Flying Fortress) – I was there
    One gig that’s missing is Groundhogs,Stray,Gentle Giant – Sunday 26th November 1972 – I was there
    3/11/72 – Slade/Thin Lizzy/Suzi Quatro


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    The Electric Light Orchestra was Roy Wood’s band then Jeff Lynne took it in a different direction ..
    saw Jeff Lynne 1968 at durham students Dunelm suite .
    his band was Idle Race ..


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    Those were the days Curved Air two or three times a year.


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    ‘If you remember the sixties, you really weren’t there’ is credited to Charles Fleischer Actor, Musician, Stand-up Comedian who said this off the cuff comment in 1982 he was born in 1950 so he was. As a teen I frequented the City Hall many times in the Sixties and the following decades these useful gig lists have helped me to pinpoint when I saw various artists during those decades. I worked during the Sixties & Seventies at Jeavon’s Percy Street, Disque Prudhoe Street and Oz Records Westgate Road and my wife worked at Alderson & Brentnall, J.G. Windows and also at Disque & Oz. Great times and memories.


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    Not on your list…Shirley Bassey supported by Sons and Lovers Thursday April 28th 1971. I had the honour of being in the support act to her backed by her orchestra during her 1971 tour.


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    One of the best gigs I ever saw at the City Hall, March 10th 1977, T.Rex, Bolan was absolutely brilliant that night, if only I had know what was going to happen just 6 months later……….seen loads of others UFO, MSG, Yes, Hawkwind, Status Quo we’re particularly memorable Queen also, but nobody comes close to the memory of Bolan and his superb band that night, pure energy!!!!!!!!


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    8 December 1972
    FACES supported by Vigrass & Osborne with Stumble
    Missing from your list ?


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    MONDAY 26 JAN 1969
    Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

    Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Family & Gun


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