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FACTORY GIG LIST 
Taken from Andy's gig diary. These are just the dates; Andy wrote comments after each of these dates, some quite funny, interesting and revealing! But we'll let Andy use those at his own discretion in his forthcoming book.......

1970

May 15th - Bexhill Youth Centre

(this was only four days after our first practice together, so our set was all covers including:  'Head in the Clouds', 'Summertime Blues', 'Same Old Story', 'I'm So Glad', 'Reggae Jam'(?), Centaur Woman', 'Good Times Bad Times', 'Summertime', and 'Spoonful').

June 27th - Ancaster House Fete   (afternoon)

                  - Whydown – private party  (evening)

(by now we were playing our own stuff too like: 'After the Storm' (Jaffa), 'Adriatica' (Tony), and 'Castle on the Hill' (Andy). We also played part of a rock opera called 'Lucifer' that Laurie had started.)

 There now followed a pause in gigging while we worked on our own material.          

October 29th - Round Table Youth Centre

November 6th - Thomas Peacock School, Rye

November 27th - Granville Hotel, Bexhill

December 4th - Thomas Peacock School, Rye

December 18th - 58 Club, Winchelsea Beach

December 31st - Woolpack, Herstmonceux


1971

January 29th - Hastings College supporting King Rod & Co. Cancelled.

February 11th - Regent Hotel

February 18th - Regent Hotel

February 20th - Hillingdon Youth Club

March 3rd - Regent Hotel

March 12th - Hastings Pier supporting Gracious and Pink Fairies

March 13th - All Saints Hall, Sidley

March 20th - Hastings Pier supporting Candy Choir and Old Silver

March 26th - Ninfield Memorial Hall

March 30th - Uckfield Youth Club

April 2nd - Hastings High School for Girls; also on bill, Penny Black and Sam Tripp

April 30th - Crowhurst Village Hall

May 7th - Priory Road School for Boys; supported by Effigy

May 20th - Regency Club, Ashford

June 11th - Regency Club, Ashford

June 25th - Hastings Pier all-nighter with Gracious, Strife, Total and the ‘invisible’ Equals!

June 26th - Hastings Sailing Club

July 10th - Hastings Pier with Freeway and Sam Tripp

July 15th - Hastings Grammar School supporting Killing Floor

July 16th - Netherfield Youth Club

July 23rd - Whitwell, Herts

July 24th - Northreppes, Norfolk wedding reception with Sattva

July 30th - Tenterden Youth Club

July 31st - Regency Club, Ashford

August 7th - Yelton Hotel

August 9th - Rye Bay Caravan Park

August 13th - YMCA  supported by Effigy

August 14th - Crowhurst (on back of lorry!)

August 16th - Rye Bay Caravan Park

August 17th - Aquarius, Hastings supported by Freeway

August 30th - Rye Bay Caravan Park

September 10th - St. Helen’s Youth Club

September 24th - Lewes Technical College

September 25th - Mayfield Village Hall

October 8th - Heathfield

October 23rd - Eastbourne College of Education

November 26th - YMCA, Hastings

December 17th - Hastings College of F.E. supported by Gasoline Alley (Tich Turner)

December 18th - De La Warr Pavilion supporting Gordon Rider’s Band

December 27th - Queens Hotel, Brighton


1972

January 21st - Maidstone College of Art supporting Stone the Crows and Freedom

January 22nd - Mayfield

February 4th - Falaise Hall, Hastings

March 17th - Bathing Pool, St. Leonards

March 18th - Canterbury Tech supporting Status Quo

March 24th - Round Table Youth Club

March 25th - Hastings Pier supporting Stray

May 5th - Bexhill Grammar School

May 26th - Hastings College with Podmore and the Jazz Caverners

June 3rd - Grasshopper, Crawley

June 17th - Chelsea College of P.E., Eastbourne with Gerry Lochran

June 24th - Sacred Heart School, Hastings

July 7th - Technical High School, Portsmouth

July 28th - Fulham Town Hall with Sammy (GLF do)

August 16th - Crowhurst Recreation Ground

August 17th - Theatre Royal, Stratford

September 1st - Fulham Town Hall

September 22nd - Crowborough Youth Club

September 30th - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone supporting Khan

October 6th - Sussex University, Brighton with Performance and Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets

October 13th - Bexhill Youth Centre

October 14th - Hastings Pier supporting Daddy Longlegs

November 11th - Plumpton Agricultural College

November 17th - Bathing Pool, St. Leonards

November 18th - Mayfield Memorial Hall

November 24th - Hastings High School for Girls

November 25th - Western Pavilion, Littlehampton

November 30th - Mecca Ballroom, Portsmouth

December 1st - Crowborough Youth Club

December 14th - New England College, near Arundel

December 18th - Bexhill Youth Club with Mae West

December 22nd - Winter Gardens, Eastbourne supporting Mungo Jerry

December 23rd - Canterbury Technical College supporting Pink Fairies


1973

January 26th - Manor Barn, Bexhill

February 2nd - Harlow College of Agriculture, Tonbridge

February 3rd - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone supporting Dick-Heckstall Smith Band

February 14th - Aquarius, Hastings supporting Budgie

March 11th - Corn Exchange, Maidstone

March 14th - Sussex University, Brighton

March 15th - King and Queen, Brighton

March 24th - Whitelands College, Putney supporting Daddy Longlegs and Fusion Orchestra

March 30th - Hastings College Gym

April 5th - Simon Langton Girls School, Canterbury with Stallion

April 6th - Newport Technical College, Isle of Wight supporting CMU

April 18th - Assembly Halls, Worthing supporting Budgie

May 1st - City University, London

May 2nd - King and Queen, Brighton

May 10th - Clouds, East Grinstead

May 11th - University College, London (exactly 3 years since first practise)

May 12th - Portsmouth College of Education

May 19th - Mayfield Memorial Hall

May 23rd - The Crypt, Sussex University, Brighton

May 25th - Surrey University, Guidford

June 2nd - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone supporting Fleetwood Mac

June 4th - King and Queen, Brighton

June 8th - Hastings Pier supporting Suzie Quatro

June 11th - King and Queen, Brighton

June 16th - Sussex University with Lodestone (afternoon)

June 16th - Chelsea College of P.E., Eastbourne

June 25th - King and Queen, Brighton

June 29th - Staplecross Village Hall

July 7th - Hastings Pier supporting Spencer Davis

July 9th - Speakeasy Cub, London (met K. Moon!)

July 12th - Western Pavilion, Littlehampton with Daisy

July 18th - Assembly Halls, Worthing supporting Stackridge

July 21st - Mayfield Memorial Hall

August 3rd - Broad Oak, Heathfield with Daisy

August 4th - St. Andrews Hall, Steyning

August 8th - Bexhill Youth Club


At the back of this diary, Andy kept a record of our studio recordings to this date. Here's a summary of those:


1971

January 30th - at RG Jones studios, Wimbledon.

'Mr. Jones'

'Road Sweeper Joe'

'Castle on the Hill'

'Time Machine'


1972

July 17th - at Roger Daltrey's studio, Burwash Weald

'Aiming High'

'Ohio'

'Time Machine'

'Want Your Love Right Now'


September 20th - at Daltrey's

'Island in the Sun'

'Ohio'

'Nature Changes'

'Want Your Love Right Now'

'Born a Dreamer'


November 9th - at Daltrey's

Worked on previously recorded tracks and 'had a go at'

'Ice Age’


1973

February 16th - at the Tunnel

'The Baby'

'Ice Age'

'Turkey in the Straw'

'Aiming High'

'Born a Dreamer'


May 11th - at the Tunnel

Re-did some of the above


May 28th - at Saturn, Worthing

'Turkey in the Staw'

'I'll Sing You a Song'

'Am I Mad'


June 12th - at Daltrey's (John Jansen engineering)

'Amulci'

'Lampost Lil'

'As the Crow Flies'


June 22nd - at Daltrey's

Revisited the above


July 8th - at Radio Brighton

'The Spanish One'

'Direction'

'Lol's Jig'

Broadcast on July 31st on Radio Brighton's 'Worth Hearing'


Here, Andy's first gig diary ends. He kept another from this date on but unfortunately, it's been lost.

***We have found a list of dates for the last two years of the band!***


1973

AUGUST:

Fri     3rd  Broad Oak Village Hall, Heathfield, Sussex  (with Daisy as support band)
Sat    4th  St. Andrew's Hall, Steyning, Sussex (with Daisy as support band)
Wed  8th  Bexhill Youth Centre, Sussex

***Dates for the rest of 1973 are missing, except:

DECEMBER:
 
Fri 7th Dec  Merton College, Oxford (all-nighter, Factory on 1st & last, at 10pm & 3am)***


1974

January to 3rd Nov missing, except:

Sun 10th March we played in Burnley, Lancashire, &
Sat 20th Jul  Hastings Pier Ballroom, Sussex, (supporting Half Human Band)

Oct - Jaffa left the band, and Steve took his place

NOVEMBER:

Mon    4th  The Staging Post, Leeds, Yorkshire
Tues    5th  The Roxy, Blackpool, Lancashire
Thurs  7th  Glamorgan Polytechnic, South Wales
Fri        8th  Newcastle Polytechnic (supporting Chilli Willi & the Red Hot Peppers)
Sat       9th  The Plough & Harrow, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Fri      15th  Welfare Hall, Llanharan, South Wales
Sat     16th  Axminster Civic Hall, Devon
Thurs 21st  The Coach & Horses, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Fri      22nd  Sheffield College, Yorkshire
Sat     23rd  The Seahorse, Morecambe, Lancashire
Sun    24th  The Golden Ball, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Tues  26th  Mecca Ballroom, Tottenham, London (audition for tour of Holland)
Fri      29th  The Hope & Anchor, London
Sat     30th  The Global Village, London

DECEMBER:

Mon    2nd
  The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Thurs   5th  City Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Fri        6th  The Heavy Steam Machine, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (supporting Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance)
Sat       7th  De La Salle College, Manchester, Lancashire (supporting Horslips)
Sun      8th  Civic Hall, Barnsley, Yorkshire (supporting Ace)
Thurs 12th  The Revolution Club, Cardiff, South Wales
Fri      13th  The Hymac Club, Rhymney, South Wales
Sun     15th  The Tavern In The Town, Bradford, Yorkshire
Mon    16th  Quaintways, Chester, Cheshire
Tues    17th  The Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire
Wed    18th  The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Thurs  19th  Bridgend Youth Wing, South Wales
Fri       20th  The Regency Rooms, Derby, Derbyshire
Sat      21st  The Plough & Harrow, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Fri       27th  Briton Ferry Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat      28th  Ammanford Civic Hall, South Wales
Sun     29th  Winker's Farm, Chalfont St. Peters, Buckinghamshire (double-booked, so we didn't play)


1975

JANUARY:

Wed  1st    The Lord Nelson, London
Thurs 2nd  The Wellington Arms, Stratfield Turges, Hampshire
Fri      3rd   The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Sat     4th   The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Rd, London
Sun    5th   The Target, Reading, Berkshire
Fri     17th  The Duke of York, Yeovil, Somerset
Sat    18th  Harlow Technical College, Essex
Sun   19th  Lakeland Lounge, Accrington, Lancashire
Tues 21st   Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire
Fri     24th  Hadlow College, Tonbridge, Kent

Thurs 30th Jan to Mon 24th Feb, tour of Holland, playing 24 gigs

FEBRUARY cont'd

Fri 28th  The Western Counties, Paddington, London

MARCH:
Sat 1st  The Western Counties, Paddington, London

Tues 11th to Sun 23rd, residency at the PN Club, Munich, Germany

APRIL:

Fri      11th  The Duke of York, Yeovil, Somerset
Tues  15th   Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire
Thurs 17th  The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Fri      18th  The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Sat     19th  The White Hart, Willesden, London
Sun     20th The Target Club, Reading, Berkshire

MAY:

Fri      1st    RAF Club, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire
Sat     2nd   De La Salle College, Manchester, Lancashire (supporting Horslips)
Mon   5th   The Western Counties, Paddington, London
Sat    10th   The Target Club, Reading, Berkshire
Sun   11th   Lakeland Lounge, Accrington, Lancashire
Mon  12th  Quaintways, Chester, Cheshire
Thurs 15th  Revolution Club, Cardiff, South Wales
Fri      16th  Briton Ferry Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat     17th  Cardiff College of Education, South Wales
Sun    18th  The Viaduct, Crumlin, South Wales
Tues   20th  The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
Sat      24th  Ammanford Civic Hall, South Wales
Sat      31st  The Western Counties, Paddington, London

JUNE:

Sun   15th  De La Salle College, Manchester, Lancashire (supporting Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
Tues 17th  Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire
Fri     20th  The White Hart, Willesden, London
Sat    21st  Sherbourne College, Dorset
Sun  22nd  Llanharan Rugby Club, South Wales
Fri    27th  Charters Towers Girls School, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex

JULY:

Band on a break till
Thurs 24th  The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London

AUGUST:

Fri         1st  Briton Ferry Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat       2nd  Ammanford Civic Hall, South Wales  
Sun       3rd  Llanharan Rugby Club, South Wales
Mon     4th  Tredegar Working Men's Club, South Wales
Sat        9th  Premier Club, Ebbw Vale, South Wales - early gig
Sat        9th  Checkmates, Caerphilly, South Wales - late gig
Sun     10th  The Viaduct, Crumlin, South Wales
Mon   11th  Tredegar Working Men's Club, South Wales
Sat      16th  Seaton, Devon
Thurs   21st  The Granary, Bristol
Sun      24th  Pandora's, Swansea, South Wales
Wed    27th  The Wellington Arms, Highgate, London
Thurs  28th  The Marquee Club, London (supporting The Scorpions)
Fri       29th   The White Hart, Willesden, London
Sat      30th   Axminster Civic Hall, Devon

SEPTEMBER:

Thurs 11th  The Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall
Sat      13th  Gillingham, Dorset
Tues   16th  Top Rank, Cardiff, South Wales
Sat      27th  Poulton-le-Fylde College of Education, Lancashire
Sun     28th  Lakeland Lounge, Accrington, Lancashire
Mon   29th  El Cordobes Club, Newport, South Wales
Tues   30th  Hafordyngris Rugby Club, South Wales

OCTOBER:

Wed  1st  Frenchman's, Fishguard, West Wales
Mon  6th  Rose Hayworth Club, Abertillery, South Wales
Tues  7th  Tiffany's, Exeter, Devon
Fri    10th  The Pavilion, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sat   11th  Abingdon Boys School, Oxfordshire
Fri    17th  Pawlett Manor Hotel, Bridgwater, Somerset
Sat   18th  Pawlett Manor Hotel, Bridgwater, Somerset
Sat   25th  Hastings Pier Ballroom, Sussex
Fri     31st  Newton Abbot Agricultural College, Devon

NOVEMBER:

Tues  11th  The Marquee Club, London (supporting The Scorpions)
Fri      14th  Hastings College of Further Education, Sussex
Fri      21st  Westfield College, London (Supporting Nubius, who replaced Sassafras, with the Sex Pistols bottom of the bill. Their 3rd gig)
Sat    22nd  RAF Chicksands, Bedford, Bedfordshire 
Sun    23rd  Llanharan Rugby Club, South Wales

Fri 28th Nov to Sun 14th Dec, residency at the PN Club, Munich, Germany

DECEMBER, cont'd

Tues 16th  The Hope & Anchor, London
Wed 17th  The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
Wed 24th  Hastings Pier Ballroom, Sussex


1976

JANUARY:

Fri   16th  Queen's Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire
Fri   23rd  Cardiff College of Education, South Wales
Sat  24th  Westfield College, London
Fri   30th  Abertillery Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat  31st  Reading University, Berkshire

FEBRUARY:

Sun    1st  The Oval, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sat     7th  Hastings Pier Ballroom, Sussex
Sun    8th   Lakeland Lounge, Accrington, Lancashire
Mon   9th  Quaintways, Chester, Cheshire
Fri     13th  RAF Welford, Wantage, Oxfordshire
Sat    14th  St. Peter's College, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sun   15th   Resolven Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat    21st   RAF Chicksands, Bedford, Bedfordshire (supporting UFO)
Sun   22nd  De La Salle College, Manchester, Lancashire (supporting Sutherland Brothers & Quiver)
Mon  23rd  Royal British Legion Club, Tonypandy, South Wales  
Tues  24th  Abertillery Rugby Club, South Wales
Wed  25th   Barry, South Wales
Thurs 26th  The Quay Club, Haverfordwest, South Wales
Fri       27th  Briton Ferry Rugby Club, South Wales
Sat      28th  Royal Naval Club, Tonypandy, South Wales
Sun     29th  Llanharan Rugby Club, South Wales

MARCH:

Sat        6th  Totley College, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Thurs  11th  Royal Naval Base, Helston, Cornwall
Fri       12th  Hastings Pier Ballroom, Sussex
Sat      13th  The Merry Maidens, Reading, Berkshire
Thurs  18th  The Revolution Club (Smiley's), Cardiff, South Wales
Fri        19th  The Memorial Hall, Barry, South Wales
Sat       20th  Cloud 9 Disco, Redditch, Worcestershire
Mon    29th  The Marquee Club, London

APRIL:
 

Thurs 1st   Jackie Clothier's birthday party, Bargoed, South Wales
Sat     3rd   Ammanford Civic Hall, South Wales
Sun    4th   Loftus Social Club, Loftus, Yorkshire
Thurs 9th   The Golden Lion, Fulham Palace Rd, London
Sat    10th  Arral St. Social Club, Six Bells, Abertillery, South Wales
Sun   11th  The Four Sevens, Maesteg, South Wales

MAY:

Sat    1st  Chester College, Cheshire
Fri     7th  The Rochester, London
Sat    8th   Fforde Green Hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire
Sun   9th   The Four Sevens, Maesteg, South Wales
Mon 10th  The Rose Heyworth Club, Abertillery, South Wales
Tues 11th  Briton Ferry Rugby Club, South Wales
Fri     21st  Bridgend Youth Wing, South Wales
Sat    22nd Royal British Legion, Tonypandy, South Wales
Sun   23rd  Llanharan Rugby Club, South Wales
Mon  24th The Red Lion, Warrington, Lancashire
Thurs 27th Rebecca's, Birmingham, Warwickshire

JUNE:

Thurs  3rd  Royal Naval Base, Helston, Cornwall
Sat      5th  Langston Hall, Battle, Sussex
Fri      11th Radbrook Girls College, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Sun    13th The Target Club, Reading, Berkshire
Mon   14th Scamps, Norwich, Norfolk
Thurs 17th The Viaduct, Bath, Somerset
Fri      25th Leeds University, Yorkshire
Sat     26th  Bedford College, Bedfordshire

JULY:

Sat     3rd  Fforde Green Hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire
Sun    4th  Halfway Hotel, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Fri      9th  Arral St. Social Club, Six Bells, Abertillery, South Wales
Sat    10th Royal Naval Club, Tonypandy, South Wales
Sun    11th The Viaduct, Crumlin, South Wales
Mon  12th Royal British Legion, Tonypandy, South Wales
Sun    18th Fforde Green Hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire
Mon   19th The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Rd, London
Tues   20th Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire
Thurs 29th The John Peel, Gosport, Hampshire

AUGUST:

Mon  2nd  The Golden Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Wed  4th   Arral St. Social Club, Six Bells, Abertillery, South Wales
Thurs 5th   Borth Village Hall, Aberystwyth, South Wales
Sun  15th   RAF Base, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Wed 18th   Morden Park outdoor show, Merton, London
Thurs 19th The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Rd, London
Mon  23rd  Scamps, Norwich, Norfolk
Tues  24th  Top Rank, Brighton, Sussex
Fri      27th  Brunel Rooms, Swindon, Wiltshire

SEPTEMBER:

Sat      4th Ammanford Civic Hall, South Wales
Sun     5th The Four Sevens, Maesteg, South Wales
Mon    6th The Rose Heyworth Club, Abertillery, South Wales
Thurs  9th Smiley's, Cardiff, South Wales
Fri      10th Club Royale, Preston, Lancashire
Sat     11th Club Royale, Preston, Lancashire
Sun    12th Blue Bell Inn, Bolsover, Derbyshire
Tues   14th Top Rank, Brighton, Sussex
Tues    21st The Greyhound, Fulham Palace Rd, London
Thurs  23rd Fforde Green Hotel, Leeds, Yorkshire
Fri       24th Chalfont St. Giles College of Further Education, Buckinghamshire
Sun     26th Newbridge Memorial Hall, South Wales
Mon   27th Royal British Legion, Tonypandy, South Wales
Tues   28th Palace Disco, Mountain Ash, South Wales
Wed   29th Arral St. Social Club, Six Bells, Abertillery, South Wales
Thurs 30th Llanharan Constitutional Club, South Wales

OCTOBER:

Fri      1st  The Nashville Rooms, London

At this point, Laurie was sacked for "arguing too much". Factory tried to replace him, with a drummer named Graham, but it wasn't the same, and after 9 more gigs, they decided to disband.

DECEMBER:

Tues  7th  Top Rank, Cardiff, South Wales
Thurs 9th  College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, South Wales
Tues  14th Highbury Institute, Abertillery, South Wales
Wed  15th The Stowaway Club, Newport, South Wales
Fri     17th  Pawlett Manor Hotel, Bridgwater, Somerset
Sat    18th  Royal Naval Club, Tonypandy, South Wales
Sun   19th  Newbridge Memorial Hall, South Wales
Mon 20th  The Seagull, Southall, Middlesex
Tues 21st  The Railway, Putney, London
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