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16th January   A preservation order is placed on the theatre by the Department of Environment as a Grade II building of special architectural and historical interest to be preserved under the Town and Country Planning act of 1971.  
19th January   The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band
  Ian Runeckles recalls:  

I'm pretty sure these gigs were cancelled. I remember queueing for tickets in what must have been probably December 73 - the queue went around the Rainbow and almost met itself. I waited in the gently falling snow until I was within about 10 people of the box office at around 2pm when they closed it as they'd sold out. Someone near me suggested going to one of the concert ticket agencies -I went then to Keith Prowse in, I think, Shaftesbury Avenue and asked if they had any - the reply was "How many would you like?"! Wish I'd gone there first...
Anyway, after all that, the gig was cancelled and I never got to see the Allmans in their heyday.

20th January Stevie Wonder Flyer
    First gig after serious car crash
24th January   Stevie Wonder   Stevie Wonder ticket
25th January   Osibisa, Greenslade Press Advert
26th January   Beck, Bogert & Appice, Up Press Advert Beck Bogert Appice Ticket
the band's last concert
31st January   The Doobie Bros, Snafu, Three Man Army Doobie Brothers Press Advert
1st February   Caravan, Brett Marvin and The Thunderbolts Press Advert Caravan ticket
2nd February   Stevie Wonder Video link to Stevie Wonder performing "You are the sunshine of my life" at this concert Stevie Wonder ticket
    Stevie was enjoying great commercial and artistic success as he was re-defining popular and R&B music. He rocked the crowd this legendary performance that ended with him giving his all and tossing his glasses out to the crowd.
3rd February The Doobie Bros, Snafu, Three Man Army  
14th February Roy Harper Roy Harper and Jimmy Page
  Backing band “The Intergalactic Elephant Band” includes Jimmy Page (guitar), John Bonham(Guitar)Ronnie Lane (bass) and Keith Moon (drums), plus orchestra conducted by David Bedford.  
      John Bonham on guitar Show badge
15th February WAR  
16th February Barry White & Love Unlimited Orchestra Press Advert Barry White ticket
17th February The Baker Gurvitz Army  

22nd/23rd February

Mick Ronson Mick Ronson ticket
24th February Stevie Wonder Bootleg CD
26th February
Mick Ronson, Thunderthighs Press Advert
2nd March Stevie Wonder  
  Stevie's 4th concert at the theatre since the beginning of the year, this was a live broadcast on Radio Luxenburg  
15th March Return To Forever, Hatfield and The North Return to Forever Press Advert Return to Forever poster
  Promoting the album “Hymn of the 7th Galaxy” Featuring legendary line up Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and Bill Connors
20th March Canned Heat  
21st March Mike Gibbs & Gary Burton  
  Promoting their album “In the Public Intrest”  
22nd March Alvin Lee & Friends, Rococo Alvin Lee press cutting Alvin Lee & friends poster
  Alvin's band is: Mel Collins (Sax & Flute), Ian Wallace (Drums),Tim Hinkley (Keyboards), Alan Spenner (Bass),
Neil Hubbard (Guitar), Dyan Birch (Backing Vocals), Frank Collins (Backing Vocals), Paddie McHugh (Backing Vocals)

Alvin Lee ticket
24th March Golden Earring, Alquin   Golden Earring poster Golden Earing ticket
30th March Canned Heat, Pure Food featuring Harvey Mandell & Friends Press Advert
          Press Advert Queen Poster Queen ticket
31st March Queen, Nutz
  Video link to Queen performing "Killer Queen" at this concert Queen programme
  6th April   Dr.Hook & The Medicine Show, Chillie Willie Press Advert
  7th April   Sutherland Bros & Quiver, Brinsley Schwartz Southerland Bros. & Quiver poster Sutherland Bros & Quiver ticket
  9th/     Press Advert Press Advert
  10th April   WAR
11th April Bad Company, Darren Spirit   Bad Co press advert Bad Co ticket
  19th April   Edwin Star, Junior Walker & The All Stars Edwin Star, Junior Walker & The All Stars advert
  20th April   Ten years After, Rococo Ten Years After ticket
  22nd April   WAR  
  26th April   JSD Band, Bill Barclay, Harvey Andrews & Graham Cooper, Jonathan Kelly's Outside
  28th April   Mud  
  3rd May   Alvin Stardust  
  4th May   Doris Troy  
  5th May   The New Seekers     New Seekers poster
        Traffic Ticket
7th May Traffic
        The Eternal Veriety Show flyer
9th May Chick Corea, Robin Williamson, The Incredible String Band, Woody

Woodmansey, and Mike Garson,

      Tribute concert to L. Ron Hubbard - Billed as The Eternal Veriety Show
  12th May   "Greek Night" with Archbishop Makarios  
  13th May   Liza Minnelli  
  14th May   Man, Chris Darrow Press Advert
  17th -      
  19th May   Traffic Traffic programme Traffic ticket
The show on the 17th was a benefit for Friends of the Earth
  Traffic ticket
  20th/     Steely Dan ticket
21st May Steely Dan, The Kiki Dee Band  
  23rd May   Love Love ticket
  24th May   Nazareth, The Heavy Metal Kids Nazareth tour advert Nazareth Ticket
  25th May   PFM, Isotope Press Advert
  27th May   Focus, Blue   Focus programme
Graham Reed, who attended the first night recalls: "Unfortunately this show was slightly disappointing compered to the show the year previous which was recorded for the live album. This saw Jan Akkerman playing the lute, solo, for an encore in the days when the audience knew how to keep quite and just listen- it was beautiful- you could have heard a pin drop. Unfortunately this did not appear on the live album which I gather was only recorded the second night."

focus ticket Focus ticket
1st June Kevin Ayres, Nico, John Cale, Eno, Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt, The Soporifics Press Advert Kevin Ayres ticket
  Billed as “Return of Doctor Dream” featuring Kevin Ayers
3rd –   "In Concert" Ticket "In Concert" The Kinks Ticket "In Concert" Ticket
6th June

“In Concert” from London with The Kinks (3rd)Procol Harum,Jim Stafford, Foghat, SAHB(4th) America (5th), .The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Leo Sayer Roxy Music and Humble Pie (6th)

"In Concert" Humble Pie Ticket

Filmed for US ABC TV. This late Friday night (in USA) music series was created by Don Kirshner & hosted by Don Branker.



link to America performing Ventura Highway at these concerts Video link to Humble Pie performing "C'mon everybody" at the concert on 6th June
Link to Roxy Music performance of Emotions of you
7th June The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Strider SAHB Press Advert Alex Harvey Band ticket
10th June Lou Reed, Dave Mason, Ducks Deluxe Lou Reed Ticket
Lou Reed’s “Sally can’t dance” Tour
12th June Hot Chocolate, Linda Kendrick
13th June Blood Sweat & Tears
14th June Stomu Yamashta’s East Wind Stomu Yamashta’s East Wind poster Stomu Yamashta ticket
15th June Gary Glitter     Gary Glitter poster
26th June Ten Years After  
30th June Mud  
1st July  
Billed as 'Black Music Night'
    Bird on a Wire Film Poster
5th July Film “Bird on a Wire”
  World Premiere of Leonard Cohen’s Film
7th July Sparks Sparks Ticket
12th July Billy Cobham, Average White Band Press Advert Billy Cobham ticket
  Billy's band is: Michael & Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie, Glen Ferris, Milco Levier & Alex Blake
Poster for Billy Cobham concert
  3rd August   Billy Preston  
  16th August   Joan Baez, The Staple Singers  
  4th September   Slade filming for their film “Flame” Slade "In Flame" still from film
13th September 10cc, Julian Brook Press Advert 10cc ticket
  18th September   Bad Company  
  21st September   Black Oak Arkansas, Medicine Head Black Oak Arkansas Poster
  24th September   Live beamback of the World Heavyweight Boxing flight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali Ali V Foreman flight ticket
  26th September   Jimmy Cliff, Byzantium Jimmy Cliff advert
  3rd October   Maggie Bell, The Pretty Things Maggie Bell press advert
8th October Roxy Music, The Jess Roden Band   Roxy Music ticket Roxy Music ticket
Roxy Music programme Roxy Music programme
  Roxy Music ticket
  15th October   Gentle Giant, Brown's Home Brew Gentle Giant press advert
  16th/17th October   Wishbone Ash, Winkles     Wishbone Ash ticket Wishbone Ash ticket
  18th October   Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Life Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel advert Stevge Harley & Cockney Rebel ticket
  19th October   Lindisfarne, Wally  
  20th October   The Bay City Rollers, Horizon     Bay City Rollers Ticket
  21st October   Slade filming “Flame” again  
  25th October   KC & The Sunshine Band, Carl Douglas  
  26th October   Tangerine Dream   Tangerine Dream Poster
  27th October   The Soft Machine, Amazing Blondel   Press Advert for some Mel Bush promoted shows Oct/Nov 1974 Press Advert
  30th October   Live beam back of “Ali v Foreman” Boxing Match from Zaire George Foreman v Muhammad Ali flight poster
      The Famous “Rumble in the Jungle”
  31st October   Herbie Hancock, Janis Ian Herbie Hancock ticket
  1st November   PFM PFM ticket
  2nd November   Mud   Mud tour advert Mud programme
  4th November   Pink Floyd, The Soft Machine Pink Floyd Poster
  9th November   Horslips, Ducks Deluxe, Gary Farr Hordlips advert Horslips ticket
      Billed as The Dancehall Sweethearts Tour  
  13th November   Rod McKuen Rod McKuen ticket



Jethro Tull ticket Jethro Tull ticket
17th November Jethro Tull, Fanny, Pan’s People, Stirling Moss
      A bazaar bill - The 'Pan's People' dancers, from 'Top Of The Pops', appeared at these London shows; 'Pan Dance' was written for these appearances. The show also included an appearence from Stirling Moss.
Set List: Intro (Pan Dance - tape), Wind Up/Passion Play (Critique Oblique), Thick As A Brick, My God, Cross-Eyed Mary, How Much Is That Doggie..., Skating Away..., Wond'ring Aloud, Ladies (w. drum solo), Warchild, SeaLion, Bungle In The Jungle, Aqualung, Back-Door Angels, Locomotive Breath/Hard-Headed English General/Back-Door Angels (reprise)
It was also Martin’s birthday!
Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull & Pans People outside The Rainbow Jethro Tull ticket
Ian Anderson & Pans people outside The Rainbow Jethro Tull advert
  20th November   Queen, Hustler     Brian May in dressing room Queen ticket
      Queen on stage Queen Ticket
  23rd November   Golden Earring, Lynyrd Skynyrd   Golden Earring T-Shirt print Golden Earing poster
        Golden Earring Badge/pass   Press Advert
  24th November   Richard Digance  
  28th/29th November   Steeleye Span, Richard Digance, Peter Sellers Press Advert Steeleye Span programme Steeleye Span ticket
  1st December   Kevin Ayres   Keven Aryers advert unknown ticket???
  6th December   Argent, CAC  
      The Quadraphonic Tour  
  7th December   Ken Boothe, Nicky Thomas, Toots & The Maytals, The Rebels, The Cimarons,
  12th December   Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wally Press Advert Lynyrd Skynyrd Stage Pass Lynyrd Skynyrd ticket
            Lynyrd Skynyrd poster Lynyrd Skynyrd guest pass
  18th/19th December   Bad Company, Duster Bennett   Press Advert Bad Co ticket
On the second night, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Duster Bennett join the band on stage
  20th/21st December   Rory Gallagher, Jackie Lynton Rory Gallagher Programme Press Advert
  22nd December   Gentle Giant (Cancelled)  
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