1978


Key: record releases in pink, gigs in blue, TV appearances in green, other in yellow.

Gig dates taken from press cuttings, ticket stubs and fan club sheets and may have been subject to change. Those marked as 'Confirmed' are known to be correct.

Items marked were added or amended on the last page update.

Date Event Misc Info
1 Jan 1978 Captial Radio broadcast of Hammersmith Apollo gig of 9 Nov 1977  
20 Feb 1978 Bailey's, Derby  
21 Feb 1978 Bailey's, Derby  
22 Feb 1978 Bailey's, Derby  
10 Mar 1978 'I Wonder Why' released  
24 Mar 1978 Jeff Betts in car accident near Welham, Market Harborough - from report in The Sun  
3 Apr 1978 Palladium, London  
8 Apr 1978 California Ballroom, Dunstable  
9 Apr 1978 Guildhall, Portsmouth  
17 Apr 1978 Colston Hall, Bristol  
18 Apr 1978 Castaways Club, Plymouth  
22 Apr 1978 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth  
23 Apr 1978 Lockley Grand Hall, Preston  
27 Apr 1978 Commodore, Nottingham  
28 Apr 1978 Civic Hall, Halifax  
30 Apr 1978 Commodore, Nottingham  
1 May 1978 Fly to Denmark SWW jet off to Denmark for a 3-gig mini-tour
7 May 1978 Odeon, Birmingham  
8 May 1978 Odeon, Birmingham  
13 May 1978 California Ballroom, Dunstable Confirmed
14 May 1978 New Theatre, Oxford  
15 May 1978 Davenport Theatre, Stockport  
20 May 1978 Capital Theatre, Aberdeen  
21 May 1978 Usher Hall, Edinburgh Confirmed
22 May 1978 Fiesta, Stockton  
23 May 1978 Empire Theatre, Sunderland  
25 May 1978 Apollo, Glasgow  
26 May 1978 City Hall, Newcastle  
3 Jun 1978 Opera House, Blackpool  
4 Jun 1978 Grand Theatre, Leeds  
8 Jun 1978 Congress Theatre, Eastbourne  
9 Jun 1978 Gaumont Theatre, Southampton  
10 Jun 1978 Gaumont Theatre, Southampton  
16 Jun 1978 'A Little Bit Of Soap' released  
17 Jun 1978 Gables Farm, Old Airfield, nr. Stroud, Gloucestershire (on A38, just off M5)  
18 Jun 1978 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton  
24 Jun 1978 Seaside Special, Torquay Presume this is the recording later broadcast 4 Jul 1978
25 Jun 1978 Palace Lido, Isle Of Man  
29 Jun 1978 Assembly Rooms, Derby  
30 Jun 1978 ABC, Peterborough  
1 Jul 1978 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich  
2 Jul 1978 Theatre Royal, Norwich  
4 Jul 1978 Performed 'A Little Bit Of Soap' on Seaside Special (8.20pm) Presume this was recorded 24 Jun 1978 (see above)
6 Jul 1978 Golden Garter, Manchester  
9 Jul 1978 Palace Lido, Isle Of Man  
24 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
25 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
26 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
27 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
28 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
29 Jul 1978 Night Out, Birmingham  
3 Sep 1978 Trevor Oakes took part in a charity football match at Privett Park in Gosport - Entertainers XI v. Gosport Borough. The entertainers team also included Richard Beckinsale, Tony Selby, Peter Duncan, Davy Jones, Paul Greenwood, Karl Howman & Jack Shepherd  
12 Sep 1978 Jollees, Stoke  
21 Sep 1978 Fiesta, Sheffield  
22 Sep 1978 Fiesta, Sheffield  
23 Sep 1978 Fiesta, Sheffield  
25 Sep 1978 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
26 Sep 1978 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
27 Sep 1978 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
29 Sep 1978 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
1 Oct 1978 Southport Theatre  
2 Oct 1978 Civic Hall, Oldham  
16 Oct 1978 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' released  
19 Oct 1978 Performed 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' on Top Of The Pops (7.20pm)  
21 Oct 1978 Performed 'Under The Moon Of Love' on Little & Large (8.30pm)  
31 Oct 1978 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' entered charts at number 28  
2 Nov 1978 Performed 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' on Top Of The Pops (7.20pm)  
3 Nov 1978 Performed 'Dancin' Party' & 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (Friday, 9.30pm)  
5 Nov 1978 Calston Hall, Bristol  
6 Nov 1978 Top Rank, Swansea  
7 Nov 1978 Top Rank, Cardiff  
8 Nov 1978 Blighty's, Bolton  
9 Nov 1978 Blighty's, Bolton  
10 Nov 1978 Blighty's, Bolton  
11 Nov 1978 Blighty's, Bolton  
13 Nov 1978 Broadcast of the Royal Variety Performance (7.50pm) Palladium, London
16 Nov 1978 Performed 'Pretty Little Angel Eyes' on Top Of The Pops Repeat Performance
16 Nov 1978 New Theatre, Oxford  
17 Nov 1978 Rainbow, London  
18 Nov 1978 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth Confirmed. (See pic below)
24 Nov 1978 'Greatest Hits 1976-1978' released Went Platinum
30 Nov 1978 Assembly Rooms, Derby  
1 Dec 1978 New Theatre, Coventry Confirmed
2 Dec 1978 Apollo, Manchester  
3 Dec 1978 Empire, Sunderland Not confirmed
4 Dec 1978 Town Hall, Middlesbrough Not confirmed
7 Dec 1978 City Hall, Sheffield  
8 Dec 1978 Stoke  
9 Dec 1978 Empire Theatre, Liverpool Confirmed. Supported by Rosetta Stone. Doors open 7.30pm, tickets 1.50!
10 Dec 1978 St Georges Hall, Bradford Not confirmed
16 Dec 1978 Civic Theatre, Halifax  
17 Dec 1978 Royal Hall, Harrogate  
18 Dec 1978 Odeon, Birmingham  
19 Dec 1978 De Montfort Hall, Leicester  
25 Dec 1978 Performed 'I Wonder Why' on Top Of The Pops