Rock Against Racism Punk gig Newcastle Guildhall 1977

Rock Against Racism Punk gig Newcastle Guildhall 1977
rockagainstracism This Rock Against Racism gig featured The Big G (aka Harry Hack and the Big G), Punishment of Luxury, The Press Studs and Speed. I remember The Big G and Punilux well. Both bands gigged regularly around the north east in the late 1970s, and they have both also recently reformed. I am afraid I don’t recall the Press Studs. The excellent bored teenagers site lists them as: “A very short lived Punk 5-Piece from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne who played fairly regularly at “Gatsby’s”. Speed were one of the first Punk bands to form in the North East, and were around in the early days along with Penetration. They were all very young at the time and used to gatecrash other peoples gigs, jump on stage and play! I am sure I saw this happen at a gig at Newcastle Poly one night. Rock Against Racism was a new concept in 1977, which organised quite a few gigs in the north east, including this one at the Guildhall, which I attended, largely to see Punishment of Luxury who were very impressive at the time.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bobby Clark. on August 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I was in a punk band called The End, and we were first on the bill at a rock against racism gig at the guild hall in 1977 and think this may of been the gig…..we didn’t play on stage but in the far corner of the room…ha ha!


  2. Posted by David Simpson on February 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I was in a band called NATO and we played the 1978 bedrock festival at the guildhall. Anybody remember us? Dave.


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