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|30/12/04||Check out the News Page for a mention in the Guardian.|
|29/12/04||Updated the MP3 Page.|
|22/12/04||Marcello Gobello sent a piece from an Argentinian newspaper about the VdGG Reunion.|
|20/12/04||Added a link on the Where They Are Now page relating to Peter Hammill's recent European tour.|
|04/12/04||On the 29th November 2004, the band announced a Van der Graaf Generator Reunion. You can read about it and the forthcoming gig on that page. This new situation prompted me to revamp the website and the first move has been made in that direction. Not many changes so far, but if you click on the names next to the VdGG logo at the top of the front page you will be taken to that person's page. More later...|
|24/11/04||Thanks to Pete Lee for his diary comments about VdGG at the Reading Festival in 1971, added to the Live List.|
|22/11/04||Thanks to Ian for coming up with some dates for the French tour of November 1975, added to the Live List.|
|31/10/04||Added a review of Fool's Mate by Steve Peacock, which also includes an interview with Peter Hammill.|
|28/10/04||Added an advert for the Friars organised gig in Bedford of 17th December 1970 to the Live List.|
|19/10/04||Finally nailed the Oundle School gig from 1974 thanks to Johnny Rhys-Lewis who kindly sent me a ticket and poster. These have been added to the Live List. Thanks also for a review of the Birmingham Town Hall gig on 27th October 1971 and a Premier ticket for the Roundhouse gig on 18th April 1976.|
|18/10/04||Added a couple of items to the Long Hello page, including the sticker intended to draw your attention to the fact that this was Van der Graaf Generator and a curious copy of the UK released album (bottom of page).|
|16/10/04||Added a Dutch advert for Over that appeared in OOR. This ad also has some Van der Graaf tour dates so I've added it to the Live List, but there are conflicts with some of the dates.|
|15/10/04||Added a review that appeared in Variety of the Festival Hall gig which took place on the 1st June 1970 to the Live List. Another awful review!|
|10/10/04||Added a terrible picture and a small amount of info about Peter Hammill's gig at the QEH last Friday to the Where Are They Now? page.|
|28/09/04||Added the Charisma "Summer Giants" advert to the Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night page.|
|27/09/04||I've added a special section to the Links Page devoted to Charisma and Charisma bands. This is prompted by the fact that Audience have reformed and are touring!|
|23/09/04||Thanks to Ralph Beauvert for some pictures of the Zug, Switzerland, gig of 5th May 1972, added to the Live List.
Also added my French Godbluff.
|22/09/04||Van der Graaf Generator Use Hiwatt!
Also added an advert for Repeat Performance that appeared in Record Mirror, 6th September 1980.
And, an advert that appeared in ZigZag magazine for Killers, Angels, Refugees.
|17/09/04||Added a Times review of the Festival Hall gig which took place on the 1st June 1970 to the Live List. Pretty scathing!
Also added articles that appeared in the Toronto Sun and Toronto Globe and Mail about the December 78 Canadian tour to the Live List.
Plus, another review of The Future Now (What a very enigmatic boy).
And added some VdGG pictures to the Live List: Paris Mutualité on 24th November 1975, Reims Cinema Opera on 8th December 1976.
|14/09/04||More of the Pawn Hearts Archive is currently being scanned. This is mostly post-1978 material and thus appears on the Couchnoise website.
Added an advert for the Imperial College gig on 28th November 1970 to the Live List. Plus an advert for the December 1978 Canadian Tour.
Also added the Pawn Hearts (Society) Promotions poster for The Future Now.
|11/09/04||Added a small piece about Manchester's Electric Circus to the Live List. Also an announcement of a gig at the Commonwealth Institute on the 27th November 1974. I was at that one too.|
|10/09/04||Added another review of Peter Hammill's gig at the Commonwealth Institute on April 5th 1974 to the Live List. And, a review of a gig at the same venue on the 19th September 1973. I was at that one.|
|09/09/04||Added a couple of pictures of Peter Hammill playing at the Cinema Cartier in Quebec City to the Live List. The gig took place on June 10th 1978, just prior to the VdGG final break-up. Thanks Sean.|
|04/09/04||Added a decent copy of the "Charisma Is Blowing A Storm" full page advert for Pawn Hearts that appeared in Melody Maker on November 20th 1971 to the Pawn Hearts page.|
|01/08/04||Added a listing for the PH gig of 10th November 1973 in Opwijk, Belgium to the Live List. Thanks Herman.|
|31/07/04||Added the cassette tape of Vision, courtesy of Sean.|
|18/07/04||Added an advert from Pop Magazin for the Bern Hitfair gig on 23rd May 1971 to the Live List.
Also added the cassette tape to the World Record page.
|17/07/04||Added a ticket for the Southampton Guildhall gig on 26th October 1971 to the Live List.
Also added the entire Pop Rock piece to the Live List.
|14/07/04||Here's a picture of VdGG backstage during the Canada tour of 1976. The full Pop Rock article will appear shortly with a translation from French into English. Thanks Sean.|
|15/06/04||Further to the update of the 12th, I have added some "New London Pop Tour" of Germany dates to the Live List.|
|14/06/04||Thanks to Hugh Banton for coming up with some new dates, and confirming others, for the Italian tour of July/August 1975. Changes made to the Live List. Thanks also to Sean for a poster advertising the Van der Graaf gig in Essen on 17th March 1977.|
|12/06/04||Ian has found an advert for the New London Pop Tour of Germany that took place during May 1971, but some of the dates/places are different to the ones we have. It can be seen at the appropriate place on the Live List.|
|11/06/04||Ian also discovered some new dates, including one at Southampton Uni on 18th January 1969 and one at Reading Uni on 8th March 1969. Plus, a Van Dike listing for the gig on 8th April 1972. Thanks Ian.|
|10/06/04||Ian has unearthed a Speakeasy listing which shows VdGG playing there on the 5th February 1969 rather than the 6th so the Live List has been changed.|
|29/05/04||Thanks again to Ian for scans of his cassette tapes of Nadir's Big Chance, Godbluff and In Camera. Also the double play cassette of Chameleon and Silent Corner.
Also added a (fairly unfavourable) review of the Marquee gig on 29th July 1976 to the Live List.
|26/05/04||Added a new date to the Live List - 23rd July 1970 at the Newcastle Mayfair.
Thanks to Ian for scans of his cassette tapes of Fools Mate, The Quiet Zone and The Least We Can Do.
|25/05/04||Thanks to Adam for allowing me to use some images from his great website The Genesis Museum. Various items have been added to the Live List, including an April 1971 Tour Listing, a ticket for the Imperial College Gig on 28th November 1970, a ticket for the Reading Festival 1971 and a ticket for the gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall on April 26th 1971.|
|23/05/04||Thanks to Bernhard from Borgentreich, Germany for a new date, 16th March 1977, VdG with Hawkwind in Cologne, Germany, added to the Live List (ticket scan to follow).|
|22/05/04||Added the doubleplay cassette tape to the The Pawn Hearts page. Side two is Still Life. Thanks to Sean for the scans.|
|17/05/04||Added a promo and cassette tape to the The Future Now page. Thanks to Sean for the scans.|
|14/05/04||Added some pictures of Graham Smith playing with String Driven Thing in Shrewsbury last night to the Where They Are Now page.|
|09/05/04||Added a poster for the Marquee gig on 6th July 1971 to the Live List, lifted from the Birth Control Website.
Thanks to Steve for a new date, 15th March 1969, VdGG supporting the Moody Blues at Loughborough University, added of course to the Live List.
|02/05/04||Added an advert for the Marquee gig on 6th July 1971 to the Live List, lifted from the excellent Lindisfarne Website.
Also added Sean Tassé's Eric's flyer that advertises the Van der Graaf gig of 15th May 1978 to the Live List.
|28/04/04||Added a poster to the Live List advertising the Offenburg gig on 6th June 1976, and a poor picture of the 8 track tape of Vision, recently sold on Ebay.|
|09/04/04||Added a poster to the Live List advertising the Torquay gig on 30th July 1971. This was recently sold on Ebay - thanks to Sean for the image.|
|05/04/04||Added more pictures and info of Dave Jackson in Italy last month to the Where They Are Now page. Thanks to Francis Tamarit for the additional material.|
|04/04/04||Added a couple of pictures of Dave Jackson in Italy last month to the Where They Are Now page. Thanks to Francis Tamarit for the material.|
|18/03/04||Added a Charisma press photo, probably from 1975, to the 1975 and 1976 Pictures page. Thanks to Herman for the picture.|
|13/03/04||Added "Any Questions?" from Melody Maker, 21st April 1973, to the Peter Hammill page.|
|09/03/04||Added a picture of Tony Stratton Smith from The Famous Charisma Box to the Strat page.|
|28/02/04||Added some adverts to the Live List that I came across in Soundbite, Croydon, 11th July 1971, Weymouth, 15th October 1971, Kingston, 6th November 1971 and Luton, 20th November 1971.
Also included scans of Willi Rupp's Time Vaults CD on the Time Vaults page.
|25/02/04||Thanks to Nic Potter for a couple of post-VdG pictures added to the Where Are They Now page.|
|21/02/04||Thanks to Willi Rupp for his great picture of the Union Chapel concert added to the Union Chapel page. I also scanned Willi's Repertoire AGM CD which can be found on the Aerosol Grey Machine page.|
|20/04/04||I came across this great website devoted to Green's Playhouse in Glasgow which later became the Glasgow Apollo. VdGG played there twice, both occasions being listed on the Apollo website, firstly on the 23rd April 1971 (ticket added to the Live List) and latterly on the 14th November 1976.|
|19/02/04||Thanks to Willi Rupp for a review of the Hammill/Jaxon/Smith Rainbow gig in October 1978 that appeared in Melody Maker, added to the Live List.|
|18/02/04||Added the Repfoto pictures of Peter Hammill solo at Plumpton in 1969 to the Live List.|
|07/02/04||Thanks to Andrew Strong for a new PH solo date, 4th Feb 1973 at Bristol Hippodrome supporting Genesis, added to the Live List.|
|06/02/04||Thanks to Jim Chamberlain for scans of his Mercury re-issued (1999) LP The Aerosol Grey Machine and the German version of World Record.|
|01/02/04||Added an advert for the St. Albans gig of 13th May 1978 courtesy of Roger Knott, who was the support act that night, to the Live List.
Thanks to Adrian Haegele for a translation of an interview that appeared in Music Scene, a Swiss publication, in November 1973.
|28/01/04||Thanks to Willi Rupp for two tickets, one for Plumpton, 9th August 1969 and the second for Offenburg, 6th June 1976.|
|19/01/04||Thanks to Ian for a couple of VdGG Malvern adverts, one for 30th June 1972 and the second for 9th October 1975.|
|09/01/04||A new date has been added to the Live List after the publication of a book about The Granary Club in Bristol. VdGG played there on 4th May 1970 according to Al Read, the author and former Entertainments Manager at the club. The book lists the bands that played there from 1968 until 1988, with pictures and anecdotes. The book can be ordered from Broadcast Books.|
|06/01/04||Added a short review and further information about David Jackson's new CD Batteries Included.|
|04/01/04||Thanks to Sean Tassé for a picture of Peter Hammill and Jaxon that appeared in the French "Best" Magazine in early 1976, added to the Still Life page. The picture was probably taken during the November French tour, the details of which are sketchy. If anyone has any info on these dates then please get in touch.|
|03/01/04||Thanks to Sean Tassé for a picture of Peter Hammill that was taken inside the Salle Wagram, Paris, on May 30th 1975. The picture appeared in the French "Best" Magazine and has been added to the 1975 European tour page. Smoking can damage your health.|