Gigs at Student Unions up and down the country  were an integral part of the tour circuit for bands, and more importantly their record labels. They really reached their pen in the late seventies and early eighties.

Stephen Homer form Birmingham City University has sent in a list of some of the gigs that took place at what was then Birmingham Polytechnic, the information has come from the  Archive holdings of Polygon.

Misty in Roots – 19th May 1978 from Polygon issue 2. Venue was the Edgbaston campus.

Colin Philips Combo – 30th June 1978 from Polygon issue 64. Venue was Bordesley campus.

Ruby Turner; Cousin Joe – 4th October  1978 from Polygon issue 66.

Late Show – Freshers’ Week 1978-79 from Polygon issue 68. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

Supercharge – 29th September 1978 from Polygon issue 68. Venue was Perry Barr campus.

Rich Kidds – 25th October 1978 from Polygon issue 67.

The Adverts – Autumn 1978 from Polygon issue 68. Venue was Perry Barr campus.

Climax Blues Band – 1st November 1978 from issue 68. Venue was Edgbaston and the gig was filmed for BBC Rock goes to College and broadcast 3rd November 1978 BBC2 11pm; repeated 5th November 1978 BBC2 4.15pm.

Chas and Dave – 12th December 1978 from Polygon issue 71. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

Raw Deal – February 1979 from Polygon issue 74. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

Freddie “Fingers” Lee – 2nd March 1979 from Polygon issue 74. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

The Tourists – 31st October 1979 from Polygon issue 84. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

John Cooper Clarke – Christmas 1979 from Polygon issue 84. Venue was Perry Barr campus.

Ferrari – January/February 1980? from Polygon issue 88.

The Photos – 29th February 1980 from Polygon issue 88. Venue was Edgbaston campus.

We welcome more additions or memorabilia from this venue!