1979


Key: record releases in pink, gigs in blue, 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
14 Jan 1979 Greatest Hits 1976-1978 sits at number 1 in the album charts Chart week ending Sunday 14 Jan 1979
19 Jan 1979 Golden Garter, Manchester  
20 Jan 1979 Golden Garter Manchester  
24 Jan 1979 Commodore, Nottingham  
25 Jan 1979 Commodore, Nottingham  
28 Jan 1979 Fairfield Hall, Croydon  
1 Feb 1979 Leisure Centre, Gloucester  
2 Feb 1979 St Georges Hall, Bradford  
15 Feb 1979 Wolverhampton Civic Hall Confirmed. Rearranged date - previous show postponed due to snow.
16 Feb 1979 Opera House, Blackpool  
18 Feb 1979 Bletchley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes  
20 Feb 1979 Jollees, Stoke  
26 Feb 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
27 Feb 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
28 Feb 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
1 Mar 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
2 Mar 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
3 Mar 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
16 Mar 1979 'Remember Then' released  
16 Mar 1979 Civic Centre, Oldham Postponed due to blizzards. Showaddywaddy's journey from Leicester took 8 hours - it should have taken 2 hours.
17 Mar 1979 Southport Theatre, Southport  
3 Apr 1979 Apollo, Glasgow Confirmed
6 Apr 1979 Aviemore Centre, Scotland  
30 Apr 1979 Civic Centre, Oldham Gig took place on this date after the previously scheduled gig of 16th March was postponed due to blizzards.
2 May 1979 Hammersmith Odeon, London  
21 Jun 1979 Blighty's, Farnworth  
4 May 1979 Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly Not confirmed
5 May 1979 On cover of 'Pop Star Weekly' magazine  
5 May 1979 Double Diamond Club, Caerphilly Not confirmed
6 May 1979 Wolverhampton Not confirmed
3 Jun 1979 Isle Of Man (TT Week) Not confirmed
4 Jun 1979 Isle Of Man (TT Week) Not confirmed
5 Jun 1979 Isle Of Man (TT Week) Not confirmed
7 Jun 1979 SWW became the first western group to be beamed live by satellite to Cuba. No info as to which venue the band performed.
29 Jun 1979 'Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller' released  
29 Jun 1979 Jersey Not confirmed
30 Jun 1979 Jersey Not confirmed
8 Jul 1979 Cappielow Park, Greenock, Scotland The home of Morton FC. Open-air gig. Supported by Rosetta Stone.
21 Jul 1979 Køge Byfest '79, Denmark Confirmed. Pics from gig here.
27 Sep 1979 Golden Garter, Manchester  
28 Sep 1979 Golden Garter, Manchester  
29 Sep 1979 Golden Garter, Manchester  
8 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
9 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
10 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
11 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
12 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham Confirmed
13 Oct 1979 Night Out, Birmingham  
19 Oct 1979 'A Night At Daddy Gees' released  
2 Nov 1979 'Crepes & Drapes' released  
10 Nov 1979 DeMontfort Hall, Leicester Confirmed
11 Nov 1979 City Hall, Hull  
12 Nov 1979 Odeon, Birmingam  
18 Nov 1979 Gaumont, Southampton  
19 Nov 1979 New Theatre, Oxford  
24 Nov 1979 St George's Hall, Bradford  
25 Nov 1979 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough  
29 Nov 1979 Davenport Theatre, Stockport  
1 Dec 1979 City Hall, Newcastle  
2 Dec 1979 City Hall, Sheffield  
3 Dec 1979 Guild Hall, Preston or Empire, Liverpool Discrepancy as to which venue they played on 3 Dec
4 Dec 1979 New Theatre, Coventry Confirmed
7 Dec 1979 Guild Hall, Preston See notes for 3 Dec 1979
8 Dec 1979 Assembly Rooms, Derby  
9 Dec 1979 Colston Hall, Bristol  
10 Dec 1979 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth  
11 Dec 1979 Brighton Dome