Dates of Interest: from 1967 to 1984
1967/09/17 Police raid party in Newcastle, inspiring Alan to write
We Can Swing Together
1969/02/17 Downtown Faction pass audition at Marquee Club in London
1969/09/05 Ray Jackson's first gig with Brethren
1970/07/02 Lindisfarne debut at Newcastle City Hall (under name Brethren)
1970/10/13 Lindisfarne first play at the Marquee
Nicely Out Of Tune
Clear White Light
1971/01/24 Opening night of Lindisfarne/Genesis/Van Der Graaf "Six bob" tour Lyceum London - 6 shillings (30p) to get in
1971/01/30 Free Trade Hall gig
1971/05/10 First major London concert - Royal Festival Hall
1971/06/26 Lindisfarne's first appearance at Reading Festival.
1971/08/29 Lindisfarne steal the show at Weeley Festival, Essex
Fog On The Tyne
1971/11/13 Brighton Dome bans all Charisma artists after "unruly" performance by Lindisfarne.
1972/02/12 Lindisfarne voted brightest hope in Disc poll
1972/03/02 Carnegie Hall, USA debut gig
1972/03/20 Fog On The Tyne LP hits no. 1
Meet Me On The Corner
single reaches no 5
1972/05/28 Lindisfarne at Lincoln Festival
1972/06/10 Lady Eleanor reaches no. 3
recorded on 14-16 June 1972
1972/09/30 Opening night of British tour in Dublin - Lindisfarne plus Rab Noakes and Genesis
1972/10/10 Free Trade Hall gig
1973/02/14 Final gig of Mk1 band in Tokyo before breaking up
1973/10/10 Free Trade Hall gig with Capability Brown and Darien Spirit
1976/12/08 Third Christmas show announced owing to sell out of first two!
1976/12/22 First Christmas Show presented by Barry McKay
Magic In The Air
recorded live at City Hall.
1978/04/18 Lindisfarne announce reunion
Run For Home
Back And Fourth
1978/07/29 Run For Home reaches no. 9
1980/06/21 Lindisfarne at Knebworth Festival
1980/06/22 Lindisfarne at Loch Lomond Festival
1982/11/17 Presented with platinum album for Fog On The Tyne
1983/12/09 Christmas Show goes on tour for first time.
1984/07/05 Lindisfarne, Bob Dylan & Santana play at St. James Park to 30,000 fans.
1984/12/22 BBC TV special aired