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8-february-1979 The Skids

DATE: Thursday, 8th, February, 1979
LOCATION: 90 Wardour Street
MAIN ACT: The Skids
BAND MEMBERS: Stuart Adamson (guitar) Richard Jobson (vocals), Bill Simpson (bass), Tom Kellichan (drums)
SUPPORTING BANDS: Trax, Straits
BAND MEMBERS:
Trax - Willie Adamson (vocals), Neill Martin (keyboards), Derek Armstrong (bass), Dougie Ross (guitar), Neil Thomson (drums)

Memories on this night

"Trax were centred around Dunfermline, Scotland and first appeared early in 1978 with original drummer Neil Thomson, as Straits, playing a variety of power-pop covers and original tunes around Fife including three gigs as 'The Zips'. They played with other local band The Delinquents (later Delinx - featuring a young Bruce Watson - later of Big Country) amongst others and support duties included several dates with The Skids including a momentous event at the Marquee, Wardour St, Soho, London on Thursday 8th February 1979 when cognisance of another band (five girls from York called Straits) hit home just hours before the gig. Panic set in and a hasty name change saw them take the stage as 'Trax'."

Colin WK Gourlay, Dunfermline Fife, Scotland, 2006.
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