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Jug of Ale

A legendary ‘toilet circuit’ venue on the Alcester Rd, Moseley. This really was the central point for indie bands in Birmingham for a long long time. From Oasis and the Verve to Snow Field (Editors) and My Dad Hitla it was a place of cheap drinks and brilliant music. Long time promotors here were Dave Travis and Arthur Tapp. Sorely missed venue and one deserving of a proper entry write up!

Joaura Woodward was a regular at the venue and kept a number of flyers and set lists from the bands she saw there. Jo has sent these into the archive so enjoy, and please help tag bands, dates or add your memories if you were at these gigs or other gigs you went to.

Thanks to Time Scrimshaw for these two flyers of Box Em Domies and Fresh Hope night

The Swan

One of Birmingham’s most notorious pubs, The Swan, Yardley.

17 September 1967 – The Penny Peep Show (with Martin Barre on guitar) with Jigsaw

7 October 1967 – Yellow Rainbow and Chances Avenue

10 December 1967 – The Penny Peep Show and Magazine


Any more info on this venue?

2 September 1967 – Band of Joy at the Penthouse with Delroy Good Good Band

7 October 1967 – Human Instinct and The Penny Peep Show

13 January 1967 – The Way of Life (with John Bonham on drums)

28 January 1967 – The Way of Life (with John Bonham on drums)

Holly Bush

Pub in Quinton

10 July 1967 – Wages of Sin

7 August 1967 – Yellow Rainbow (formely Wages of Sin)

4 September 1967 – Yellow Rainbow (formely Wages of Sin)

2 October 1967 – Yellow Rainbow (shortly after this Cat Stevens picked them up as his backing band, renamed them Zeus)

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