Hawkwind Newcastle City Hall 1979

Hawkwind Newcastle City Hall 1979
Support came from Doll by Doll
hawktix79 In late 1979, Hawkwind regrouped with a line-up of Dave Brock on guitar, Harvey Bainbridge on bass and Simon King on drums. The three core members were joined by Huw Lloyd-Langton (who had played on Hawkwind’s debut album) and Tim Blake (formerly of Gong). At this point in time the band had no record deal and no new album to promote. However, they went out on their normal Autumn/Winter tour around the UK, delivering a set of Hawkwind classics, and tracks from the Levitation album, which was to be released in the following year. The programme bears the title: Masters of the Universe. hawksprog78 Support came from Doll by Doll, led by the late and sadly missed Jackie Leven. Doll by Doll surfaced around the time of punk, but their music was much deeper than the punk moniker suggests. I have blogged on Doll by Doll previously. A live album, recorded at the Oxford gig of the tour, was released the following year. Further line-up changes were to take place after the tour, with the departure of long-time drummer Simon King, to be replaced by legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker. I’ll report on that line-up tomorrow. Setlist from the Newcastle gig: Shot Down In The Night; Motorway City; Spirit Of The Age; Urban Guerilla; Prelude; Who’s Gonna Win The War; World Of Tiers; New Jerusalem; Lighthouse; Brainstorm; Phenomenon Of Luminosity; PXR5; Master Of The Universe; Silver Machine; Levitation.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Terry McPartlan on December 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I think they played either the night before or the nght after Hawkwind at the same venue. I was as deaf as a post by the end of all that.


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