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Child Newcastle Odeon 1979

Child Newcastle Odeon 1979
Of all my guilty pleasure gigs, this one is probably the guiltiest of them all. Child were a late 70s teen band, and appeared quite a lot on SwapShop and other kids TV shows of the time. My mate Dave and I went to just about any and every gig in the North East, and went along to this for a laugh. By 1979 Newcastle Odeon had been converted into a multi screen cinema, and it was not the massive venue that it had been. We were seated at the front of the circle, amidst a group of screaming girls. Pretty embarrassing and frightening at the same time.
From a fan Myspace site: “If you were a teenage girl in those days, then you probably bought one or more of the many weekly teen magazines that lined the shelves of every newsagent in Britain. If so, then you would have found gazing from the pages, four of the most gorgeous guys around, Tim Atack, Graham Bilbrough, Keith Atack and Mike McKenzie…….better known as CHILD. Their first single was When You Walk In The Room and made it into the UK Top 40. The follow up single It’s Only Make Believe reached number 10 and earned the guys a silver disc. During the height of their success Child appeared on many TV shows including; Seaside Special, The Basil Brush Show, Jim’ll Fix It, Multicoloured Swap-Shop, Tizwas, Saturday Banana, Lyn’s Look-In and of course Top Of The Pops.”

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