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1977 Tour Dates.
1977 tour was far more ambitious than the 1974 visit , with the band
venturing into every state , apart from the Northern Territory. Some
of the venues , such as the Festival Theatre in Adelaide, can seat around
1500 to 2000 punters. It would be interesting to see just what sort
of crowds the band drew to these gigs.
recordings of parts of the shows were made by John Penhallow ,with the
intention of creating a live album . Just how much material was recorded
is unsure, but there was enough circulating amongst traders to fill
up a 90 minute cassette.
of compilation tape.
Sir Patrick Spens
Sir B. MacKenzie
When I Get To the
Me With You
Poor Ditching Boy
Flowers of the Forest
Run Johnny Run
Bonny Bunch of Roses
Incomplete versions of
Brilliancy Medley and Hexhamshire Lass.
Of course, the band
split soon after this tour and there were no more tours of Australia until 1986
, by which time , they faced an uphill battle to win back their audience and
restore their profile. It was long while between drinks for antipodean fans
, but tours in the 1990's did gradually improve the situation .
Thanks to Michael
Hunter for the programme scan and Alex Lyons for
set list information on the 77 tour .
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