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Punk: The 100 Club Special, 20th and 21st of September 1976 October 2, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

I mentioned recently the idea of looking at some of the milestones of the 1976-1977 period of punk, particularly those where records started to appear. And although it predates it slightly one shouldn’t forget the 100 Club Special – held on the 20th and 21st of September of 1976.

As wiki notes…

The concert marked a watershed for the movement, as punk began to move from the underground and emerge into the mainstream music scene.

Eight bands played.

Monday, 20 September[3]
• Subway Sect
• Siouxsie and the Banshees
• The Clash
• Sex Pistols
Tuesday, 21 September[3]
• Stinky Toys
• Chris Spedding & The Vibrators
• The Damned
• Buzzcocks

Some lineup!


1. sonofstan - October 2, 2016

I was on a bus a couple of months ago heading to a gig in Dalston and a few punkily dressed types got on. I soon realised they we all eastern European and even more oddly, were all wearing Vibrator badges or T-Shirts. Turnd out they were playing somewhere in the general Stoke Newington direction – can’t remember where – odd that a band that were derided as fake and old at the time are now kepers of the true flame for people born long after the event.


sonofstan - October 2, 2016



WorldbyStorm - October 2, 2016

Isn’t that always the way though. I kind of love the way time changes perceptions of culture. In fairness they weren’t the worst but I was never much of a fan.


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