Thursday, 10 December 2020

The Week John Lennon Died, In Toronto

Since everybody's posted about the death John Lennon (and Darby Crash BTW) here's what was happening in Toronto that week, which was a typical for the busy Toronto scene of the era;

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U2 played the El Mocambo (I don't know the openers);

U2 ~ "I WILL FOLLOW";


The Romantics & The Poles at the Danforth Music Hall;

THE ROMANTICS ~ "WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU";


THE POLES ~ "CN TOWER";


Jim Carroll also at the El Mocambo;

JIM CARROLL ~ "THE PEOPLE WHO DIED";


The Inmates at the El Mocambo;

THE INMATES ~ "STOP IT BABY";


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Teenage Head at Larry's Hideawy;

TEENAGE HEAD ~ "LET'S SHAKE";


L'Etranger & the Young Lions at the Edge;

L'ETRANGER ~ "ONE PEOPLE";


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THE YOUNG LIONS ~ "PRAY FOR JULIE";


Nash The Slash at the Edge;

NASH THE SLASH ~ "19th NERVOUS BREAKDOWN";


FM at the Nickleodeon (note; Nash The Slash had founded FM around 1976 but by 1979 he had gone solo and been replaced in FM by Ben Mink);

FM ~ "SURVEILLANCE";


The Spoons & the Outriders at the Edge (one of their first gigs);

THE SPOONS ~ "NOVA HEART";


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Goddo at the Horseshoe;

GODDO ~ "SO WALK ON";


Later that month; the Vapors at the El Mocambo;

THE VAPORS ~ "TURNING JAPANESE";


Chris Spedding at the Edge;

CHRIS SPEDDING ~ "MOTORBIKING";


Toronto at Ryerson Theatre;

TORONTO ~ "WHEN CAN I SEE YOU AGAIN", "START TELLING THE TRUTH" & "YOUR DADDY DON'T KNOW";


The Cry at Headspace;

THE CRY ~ "I'M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE";


The Grottybeats at the Jarvis House and The Northgate;

THE GROTTYBEATS ~ "GOT YOUR NUMBER';


David Wilcox at The El Mocambo;

DAVID WILCOX;


Frank Soda & the Imps at the New Shamrock Hotel;

FRANK SODA & THE IMPS ~ "HIGH TIMES";


Rhinegold (with Larry Gowan) at the Knobb Hill;

LARRY GOWAN ~ "KEEP UP THE FIGHT";


Cinema Face at the New Shamrock Hotel;

CINEMA FACE ~ "YOU DRIVE ME OUT OF MY MIND";


Prism at the Danforth Music Hall;

PRISM ~ "SPACESHIP SUPERSTAR";


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The Downchild Blues Band at the El Mocambo;

DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND ~ "SLEEP ALONE";


The Whiskey Howl Blues Band at the El Mocambo;

THE WHISKEY HOWL BLUES BAND;


Oliver Heaviside at Spats and the Nickleodeon;

OLIVER HEAVISIDE ~ "LEVEL CROSSING";


The Cameo Blues Band (with Dave Bingham, ex of the Ugly Ducklings) at


Professor Piano & the Deltoids at the hotel California and Ollie's;

PROFESSOR PIANO ~ "ONE TRACK OPEN";


Bob McBride (ex of Lighthouse) at Alastairs;

BOB McBRIDE ~ "HORSE WITH NO NAME";


Carlene Carter at the El Mocambo;

CARLENE CARTER ~ "I FELL IN LOVE";


Roy Young (formerally with Long John Baldry) at Alastairs

ROY YOUNG ~ "WILD COUNTRY WINE";


The Persuasions at the El Mocambo;

THE PERSUASIONS ~ "BUFFALO SOLDIER";

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