1985 May 13th The Clash
Joe Strummer busks outside St James centre 1985 Thank you to John D Dempsey for this rare photo.
©Gary D Dempsey 1985.
The Clash played here the night before they "busked" at Coasters, announcing the following nights gig to a handfull of amazed patrons! Joe Strummer was spotted busking by Hazel, a friend of your author, in Princess Street that day, she asked him what they were busking for? Strummer said "beer money" and promptly offered her a drink from his beer can, he then asked her where La Sorbonne was!
Twisted Nerve at La Sorbonne. Thank you to Jan for the photo
1985 25th September The Toy Dolls
1985 26th September Balaam & The Angel
2005 29th May The Arctic Monkeys (when the venue was known as Subway)
15th August Nico & The Faction
19th September The Three Johns
2005 13th September The Immortal Lee County Killers & The Black Diamond Heavies
Thank you to Paul McKean for the poster above. Designed by Don Huggan.
10th February This Bike Is a PipeBomb, I Stand Alone, xDuckstabx, Today We Fight, & 15 Minutes
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