Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Buzzcocks make their live debut in 1976

Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall) and Mick Hucknall. Tickets £1 on July 20, 1976.


Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Bolton in 1976, led by singer–songwriter–guitarist Pete Shelley.

Buzzcocks are regarded as an important influence on the Manchester music scene, the independent record label movement, punk rock, power pop, pop punk and indie rock.

They achieved commercial success with singles that fused pop craftsmanship with rapid-fire punk energy. These singles were collected on Singles Going Steady, described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece". The widely covered "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" remains one of their best-known songs.

The name "Buzzcocks" was chosen by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley after reading the headline "it's the buzz, cocks!" in a review of the TV series Rock Follies in Time Out magazine. The "buzz" is the excitement of playing on stage; "cock" is Manchester slang meaning "mate" (as in friend/buddy). They thought it captured the excitement of the Sex Pistols and nascent punk scene

Retro History for July 20 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 93 degrees F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
1989 Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
1988 Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
1987 Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
1986 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1985 Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
1984 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
1984 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1983 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
1982 IRA bomb attacks in London
1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
1981 England set for innings loss vs. Australia, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
1981 Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
1980 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
1980 Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
1980 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
1977 Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing $350 mil damage
1976 Last U.S. troops leave Thailand
1976 Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall) and Mick Hucknall. Tickets £1.
1976 U.S. Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1975 30th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
1974 Heng Yo and Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
1974 Turkey invades Cyprus
1973 Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
1973 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with New York Yankees, 12-2, and 7-0
1972 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1970 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France
1968 Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
1968 Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
1967 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes
1967 Race riots in Memphis, Tennessee
1965 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hour record)
1965 New York Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
1964 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan and Dean's "Surf City"
1964 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 10th String quartet
1963 17 African states and Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
1963 18th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
1963 Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1962 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 13th Symphony
1962 France and Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
1960 1st submerged submarine, George Washington, to fire Polaris missile (
1960 Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
1960 U.S.S.R. recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch CC PA
1958 Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1958 King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR
1956 France recognizes Tunisia's independence
1956 Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1956 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1956 Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
1954 Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South
1954 Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
1954 West German secret service head Otto John defects to East Germany
1953 U.S.S.R./Israel recover diplomatic relations
1952 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
1952 Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
1950 "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

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