The University has hosted some impressive acts down the years
It has been quite a long time since the University of Nottingham hosted really big bands. But the history, mainly from the early 70s before the advent of the Boat Club and Rock City, is surprisingly impressive:
Some gigs took place in the Sports Centre, others in Portland. Some other star performers included:
Mott the Hoople
The Incredible String Band
And some performances resulted in live albums including from
The Kenny Ball Orchestra
And slightly more recently:
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Perhaps the biggest gig at the University was the historic first performance by Wings in the Portland Ballroom. Details of this occasion have previously been published on a University of Nottingham blog
Songkick has a pretty good list of gigs too. But fails to mention Gary Glitter’s show.
Are there any that anyone remembers from this list or that aren’t included here? I’m imagining that Strawbs gig was something special.
Slade picture: By AVRO (Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1973) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons