The Specials, Butts SU Building, 1979

Before they signed, The Specials playing at the Butts SU Building, 1979 with Gods Toys in support (a film I’ve already posted), would be nice to know the date of the gig, which is most likely some time May/June 1979.

Bouncer in motion across the stage, The Specials, Butts SU Building, 1979

Bouncer in motion across the stage, The Specials, Butts SU Building, 1979

3 Comments

  • Phil Clarke

    Great stuff, Mark! Can’t confirm the date, my memories of this concern a riotous gig and sore feet owing to a new pair of Docs!

  • David Price

    Id say the date of this gig would be around may 1979 as the clothes the band were wearing on this night are the same more or less they were wearing when they played the hope and anchor in londons islington the same month,also they were wearing the same gear a week later at the london music machine in .

  • marko

    Great stuff. I didn’t start photographing bands until late April ’79 and then a couple of shots from this gig were used in Alternative Sounds 5, so slowly narrowing the date down.
    Mark

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