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Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club hosted gigs four times this year.

Jody & The Hampden Heroes were billed to appear on Friday 2nd June 1978, however the gig was cancelled.

The Clash ĎOn Parole' gig ended in violence and on DVD.

The Stranglers were billed to appear on Tuesday 12th September 1978 as part of their 'Pubs & Clubs' tour, however the gig was postponed until the 3rd October due to keyboard problems.


Highlights this year included:

The Clash
The Rezillos
Del Shannon
The Skids
The Stranglers
The Valves
Wild Horses
Wreckless Eric
The Zones


January 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/01/1978TuesdayBill Black and His Broadcast Band
Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club
06/01/1978FridayThe Valves
Two sets.
'The Police begin recording their first album on this day!
21/01/1978SaturdayBad Impression

27/01/1978FridayThe Fabulous Romantics
5-piece coloured band

February 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks

07/02/1978TuesdayBill Douglas & His Broadcast Band
Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club

17/02/1978FridayFlying Squad

24/02/1978FridayBad News

March 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks

10/03/1978FridayCharley Browne

14/03/1978TuesdayWreckless EricThe Skids / The RezillosTickets - £1.50 (Buses ran from Kirkcaldy)
16/03/1978ThursdayThe Torpedoes


23/03/1978ThursdayWayne County & The Electric ChairsLevi & The Rockats(Ticket price was £1)

27/03/1978MondayThe Skids

28/03/1978TuesdayMike Whellans 
31/03/1978FridayHampden's Heroes
Hampden's Heroes were Jody

April 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/04/1978SundayRollin' Joe & The Jets

04/04/1978TuesdayBobby MacLeod
Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club
07/04/1978FridayUK Upstarts


19/04/1978WednesdayOn The HouseGerry MacKenzie & Bill Torrance
21/04/1978FridayPress Gang
Fairport Convention's Sandy Denny died on this day.

May 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks

12/05/1978FridayHoola Bandoola Band

14/05/1978SundayThe SkidsThe Valves
19/05/1978FridayJimmy Jewell & Ears
Jimmy played at Woodstock with the Keef Hartley Band
25/05/1978ThursdaySlaughter and the Dogs
Eater / Blitzkrieg Bop
Cancelled because had split!

Another booking was cancelled on 10/09/1977 due to Slaughter's reputation for chucking flour about on stage!

They played in 1980 though

26/05/1978FridayDel Shannon 

June 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/06/1978FridayHampden's Heroes*
* Hampden's Heroes were Jody but in any case the gig was cancelled
06/06/1978TuesdayJimmy Lindsay & His Broadcast Band
Dunfermline & District Accordion & Fiddle Club

16/06/1978FridayBus Co


30/06/1978FridayUK Upstarts

July 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
06/07/1978ThursdayThe ClashSuicide / The Coventry AutomaticsThe Clash ĎOn Parole' tour. Gig ended in violence. (The Coventry Automatics would become 'The Special AKA' and later 'The Specials'!)

14/07/1978FridayPress Gang



August 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks

11/08/1978FridayJoe Lethal

18/08/1978FridayHigh Voltage

22/08/1978TuesdayThe RezillosThe Scars
(Ticket price was £1.50)

September 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/09/1978FridayLawdy Mama


* The Stranglers postponed till 03/10/78 due to keyboard problems

28/09/1978ThursdayHigh Voltage

October 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/10/1978TuesdayThe StranglersThe Delinquents
The Stranglers 'Pubs & Clubs' tour (The Skids were booked for the support but Bill Simpson's hand was broken in a fight the night before)
06/10/1978FridayRock Island Line
12/10/1978ThursdayUltravoxDoll By Doll
'Systems Of Romance' tour. (The '!' had just been dropped)

17/10/1978TuesdayFever Pitch

20/10/1978FridayJoe Lethal


29/10/1978SundayThe SkidsThe ZonesThe bill was changed from The Vibrators and The Skids
Under 18s Halloween Party Disco

November 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks

10/11/1978FridayHigh Voltage

19/11/1978SundayA Tribute To Elvis
London Musical Cast
Under 18s Disco
24/11/1978FridayThe Lemons

26/11/1978SundayWild Horses
Featuring Brian Robertson (ex Thin Lizzy) & Jimmy Bain (ex Rainbow)

December 1978

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/12/1978FridayFever Pitch

05/12/1978TuesdayJohn Ellis & His Highland Country Band


15/12/1978FridayLawdy Mama

19/12/1978TuesdayA Tribute To Elvis
London Musical Cast
22/12/1978FridayHigh Voltage

Over 18s (8pm-12pm) 50p or free before 08:30
* The Dead End Kids / Straits was cancelled
29/12/1978FridayUK Upstarts


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