Bands A - F

With so many acts having appeared during 1973 - 1975 period, I have not been able to recall each and every one of them, only about 90. So, I have split those that I do remember over 3 separate web pages. Those with an asterisk (*) are mentioned in S**T. Those with two (**) in the 3S's. A few are mentioned in both. If any one act represented the spirit of City, then it was Shakin Steven's & the Sunsets. We booked them pretty well every term; always an absolute sell out. The last time they played at City was Autumn 1975 as the support act to Bill Haley & the Comets. What a concert that was.


I'm told that I should start my list with AC/DC but for the life of me I can't remember putting them on (must have drunk too much Fosters that night!)

Mike Absalom (2 times)

AC/DC (I don't remember this gig but am assured I arranged it. Their first UK gig)

Ace (with How Long at No.1 on Capital)

Albertos y los Trios Paranoias

David Allen & Gong

Atomic Rooster

Kevin Ayers

Barclay James Harvest (3 times) *

Be Bop Deluxe (feat. Bill Nelson & Milton Reame-James **)

Pete Bellamy

Black Widow *

Blonde On Blonde

Brave New World

Brewers Droop (2 times, feat. Mark Knopfler) *

Edgar Broughton Band (2 times)

Brown’s Home Brew (feat. Joe Brown)

Capability Brown

Caravan *

Martin Carthy & the Watersons

Mike Chapman

Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers

George Chisolm

Cigarette & Burning Boots featuring Hot Bollocks *

Comus (2 times)

Country Joe & the Fish

Lol Coxhill

Diz Dizley

Dando Shaft (2 times)



Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames

Focus *

Raymond Froggatt