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White Plains Gigs (1970-1974)

© Photo by Chris Walter
Pete Nelson performing live c. 1971

White Plains Gigs (1970-1974)

1970

24 April 1970 (Friday) - Shrewsbury Music Hall, Shrewsbury, UK
25 April 1970 (Saturday) - Copamo, Oswestry, UK
29 April 1970 (Wednesday) - Rebecca's, Birmingham, UK
1 May 1970 (Friday) - Flamingo, Hereford, UK
3 May 1970 (Sunday) - NME Poll-Winners All-Star Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, UK
Week of 3 May 1970 - Doubling at Tito's, Stockton (venue changed from previously announced La Dolce Vita, Newcastle) and Latino, South Shields, UK
11-16 May 1970 The Cavendish, Birmingham, UK
4 June 1970 (Thursday) - Record Mirror's Extravaganza '70, Empire Hall at Olympia, London, UK
6 June 1970 (Saturday) - The Ballroom, Margate, Kent, UK
11 June 1970 (Thursday) - Drogheda, Ireland
12 June 1970 (Friday) - Flamingo Ballroom, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
13 June 1970 (Saturday) - New Arcadia, Wicklow, Ireland
14 June 1970 (Sunday) - Strabane, Northern Ireland
30 July 1970 (Thursday) - Telegraph, Brixton Hill, UK
1 August 1970 (Saturday) - Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, UK
Week of 9 August 1970 Doubling at Allinson's Theatre Club, Litherland, Liverpool, UK and Shakespeare Showbar, Liverpool, UK
13 November 1970 (Friday) - Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland
21 November 1970 (Saturday) - Whitchurch Civic Centre, Whitchurch, UK
28 November 1970 (Saturday) - Welshpool Town Hall, Welshpool, UK
4 December 1970 (Friday) - Hereford College of Education, Hereford, UK
5 December 1970 (Saturday) - California Ballroom, Dunstable, UK
5 December 1970 (Saturday) - Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, UK (*Both of these 5 December dates were printed in magazines. Either they played two gigs on the same day, or one of them was actually Sunday the 6th)
7 December 1970 (Monday) - Wall City, Quaintways, Chester, UK
10 December 1970 (Thursday) - Lindsey Club, Grimsby, UK
11 December 1970 (Friday) - Park Hall, Wormelow, UK
12 December 1970 (Saturday) - Carlton Club, Warrington, UK
19 December 1970 (Saturday) - Corn Hall, Cirencester, UK
24 December 1970 (Thursday) - The Ballroom, Margate, Kent, UK
31 December 1970 (Thursday) - Drill Hall, Bury, UK

1971

4-6 January 1971 - Sands Club, Whitley Bay, UK
18 January 1971 (Monday) - Top Rank Suite, Croydon, UK (the Miss Ambre Solaire 1971 Contest Final)
31 January 1971 (Sunday) - Olympia Ballroom, Waterford, Ireland
6 February 1971 (Saturday) - Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, Wales (with B.B. James Express)
Week of 7 March 1971Doubling at Northern Club, Manchester, UK and The Palace, Offerton, UK
Week of 12 April 1971 - Doubling at La Dolce Vita, Birmingham, UK and The Cavendish, Birmingham, UK
19 June 1971 (Saturday) - The Speakeasy, Crewe, UK
3 July 1971 (Saturday) - Dreamland, Margate, UK
17 July 1971 (Saturday) - Spotlight, Brize Norton, UK
Week of 19 July 1971 - Cavendish Club, Blackburn, UK
26 July 1971 (Monday) - Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, UK
Week of 26 July 1971 - The Tavern, South Shields, UK (with Deveen the Illusionist)
2 August 1971 (Monday) - Marquee, Barnstable, UK
3 August 1971 (Tuesday) - Blue Lagoon, Newquay, UK
4 August 1971 (Wednesday) - Headland Ballroom, Bude, UK
5 August 1971 (Thursday) - Regal, Minehead, UK
6 August 1971 (Friday) - Cliff Hotel, Cheddar, UK
7 August 1971 (Saturday) - Winter Gardens, Banbury, UK
8 August 1971 (Sunday) - Golden Sands, Pembroke, UK
15-21 August 1971 - Doubling at The Top Hat, Spennymoor and The Sands, Whitley Bay, UK
25-28 August 1971 - Uncle Tom's Cabin, Darwen, Lancashire, UK
30 August - 4 September 1971 - Shakespeare Showbar, Liverpool, UK
6-12 September 1971 - Excel Bowl, Middlesbrough, UK
17 September 1971 (Friday) - Hayle Rugby Club, Angarrack, Hayle, UK (with Liberty Wolf)
18 September 1971 (Saturday) - Madison Club, Torquay, Devon, UK
Week of 3 October 1971 - Chester-le-Street Carousel Club, Co. Durham, UK
3 October 1971 (Sunday) - Wallsend Rising Sun Welfare Club, Wallsend, UK
8 October 1971 (Friday) - Westerhope Comrades Club, Newcastle, UK

1972

Week of 12 March 1972 - Baileys, Hull, UK
21 May 1972 (Sunday) - Drury Lane, London, UK (support for Blue Mink, along with Bonnie Dobson and Thankyou, plus Radio 1 DJ Dave Gregory)
Week of 28 May 1972 - Baileys, Sheffield, UK
Late May 1972 (dates unknown) - Cavendish Club, Blackburn, UK

1973

24 February 1973 (Saturday) - Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, Cornwall, UK
29 March 1973 (Thursday) - The Place, Hanley, Stoke On Trent, UK
12 May 1973 (Saturday) - Waverley Castle, Melrose, Scotland
20 June 1973 (Wednesday) - Theatre Royal, St Helens, UK
6 July 1973 (Friday) - Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge, UK (with Cupid's Inspiration)
7 July 1973 (Saturday) - Vikings, Goole, UK (with Cupid's Inspiration)
20 July 1973 (Friday) - Dreamland, Margate, UK
28 July 1973 (Saturday) - Whitchurch Civic Centre, Whitchurch, UK
Late August 1973 (dates unknown) - The Marina at GT Yarmouth Resort, UK
Summer 1973 (dates unknown) - Queen's Highcliffe Bars, Cliftonville, Margate, UK
30 August 1973 (Thursday) - Plaza Club, St Helens, UK
15 September 1973 (Saturday) - Heavy Steam Machine, Hanley, UK

1974

19 January 1974 (Saturday) - Tenons Sports & Social Club, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK
22 February 1974 (Friday) - Rugby Town Hall, Rugby, UK
10 May 1974 (Friday) - The Matrix Hall, Coventry, UK
2 June 1974 (Sunday) - Pembroke Golden Sands, Pembrokeshire, UK
7 June 1974 (Friday) - Drones Nightclub, Bridgend, Wales
27 June 1974 (Thursday) - Bumbles, Widnes, UK
17 August 1974 (Saturday) - RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, UK
7 September 1974 (Saturday) - Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK [White Plains' last gig (prior to the 1978 regrouping)]

Last gig at Northwick Park Hospital, 7 Sept 1974 (Harrow Observer)
From left: Robin Box, Dave Kerr-Clemenson, Tex Marsh (drums),
 Pete Nelson, and Ron Reynolds






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posted by Kelly Kinsley