1971

SATURDAY
02 JAN 1971

Village Roundhouse
Dagenham, England
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SUNDAY
10 JAN 1971

L’Olympia Theatre
Paris, France

  • Concert excerpts filmed and broadcasted by French TV program POP2 TV BROADCAST (France) on 16 Jan 1971. Broadcast includes “Holding The Compass,” “Part Of The Load,” “Good News, Bad News” plus interviews with the band backstage.

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SUNDAY
17 JAN 1971

Palais des Beaux Arts
Brussels, Belgium

FRIDAY
05 FEB 1971

Mayfair Ballroom
Newcastle, England
w/ Dada

THURSDAY
18 FEB 1971

Caird Hall, City Square
Dundee, Scotland

FRIDAY
19 FEB 1971

Green’s Playhouse
Glasgow, Scotland

SATURDAY
20 FEB 1971

Empire Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland

MONDAY
22 FEB 1971

Music Hall
Aberdeen, England

WEDNESDAY
24 FEB 1971

Royal Philharmonic Hall, Hope St
Liverpool, Merseyside, England

SATURDAY
27 FEB 1971

Empire Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Setlist includes: “Part Of The Load,” “Drowned In Wine,” “The Weaver’s Answer,” “Wheels,” and “Strange Band.” 


MAR 1971
ALBUM RELEASE Old Songs New Songs (compilation)

TUESDAY
16 MAR 1971

BBC SESSION: Bob Harris Show
BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly

St. James’s, West London, England

  1. Strange Band
  2. Home Town
  3. Processions/No Mule’s Fool
  4. Part Of The Load
  5. Lives And Ladies

WEDNESDAY
17 MAR 1971

Exeter University
Exeter, England
w/ Curved Air

SATURDAY
20 MAR 1971

Stockport Technical College
Stockport, England

  1. Part Of The LoadPart Of The Load
  2. Drowned In WineDrowned In Wine
  3. WheelsWheels
  4. Holding The CompassHolding The Compass
  5. Good News, Bad NewsGood News, Bad News
  6. A Song For MeA Song For Me

SATURDAY
27 MAR 1971

Deutschlandhalle
Berlin, Germany
w/ Soft Machine, Yes, Man

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THURSDAY
01 APR 1971

TV BROADCAST (Belgium): Pop Shop

SATURDAY
03 APR 1971

Village Roundhouse
Dagenham, England

MONDAY
05 APR 1971

Civic Hall
Dunstable, England


SATURDAY
17 APR 1971

Teatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana
Rome, Italy

  1. Part Of The LoadPart Of The Load
  2. Drowned In WineDrowned In Wine
  3. Good News, Bad NewsGood News, Bad News
  4. Processions/No Mules’ FoolProcessions/No Mule’s Fool
  5. The Weaver’s AnswerThe Weaver’s Answer
  6. A Song For MeA Song For Me
  7. Strange BandStrange Band

SUNDAY
18 APR 1971

Palalido, Piazza Stuporich
Milan, Italy

“The audience that crowded the Palalido is restless and vociferous. It calms down only when the stage is the charismatic Roger Chapman who, without saying a word, gives the signal to begin the concert. At the end of the concert, which has culminated in A Song For Me solo forays stretched to capacity with all the band members, touching at the same Chapman the task of thanking the young Milanese: “They were fantastic. We live for live music, we can not do without. We need continuous contact with our audience. It is he who inspires our music. ” No one can imagine, but the ensemble that plays in Milan’s days are numbered.” – John Lucini Source: http://www.rockemartello.com/2011/04/18-aprile-1971-i-family-arrivano-milano.html

FRIDAY
23 APR 1971

Nottingham Polytecnic
Nottingham, England

SATURDAY
24 APR 1971

TV BROADCAST (Belgium/France): Stop Pop

THURSDAY
29 APR 1971

Liverpool University
Liverpool, Merseyside, England

SATURDAY
01 MAY 1971

Roundhouse, 100 Chalk Farm Road
Chalk Farm, North West London, England
w/ Sam Apple Pie, America


SUNDAY
09 MAY 1971

University of Essex
Colchester, England
w/ Roy Harper, Third Ear Band

FRIDAY
28 MAY 1971

Musikhalle
Hamburg, Germany

1971_05_00_gig_langelsheimSUNDAY
30 MAY 1971
Freedom Rock Festival Grounds
Langelsheim, Germany

TUESDAY
06 JUN 1971

Tech College
Watford, England
w/ Tea And Symphony

20-24 JUN 1971
Glastonbury Fayre, Worthy Farm
Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

  • Setlist included “Drowned In Wine”; featured in the 1972 movie of the festival.


JUN 1971
SINGLE RELEASE (#4, UK)

  1. In My Own Time
  2. Seasons

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01 JUL 1971
TV SESSION (UK): Top Of The Pops
BBC Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln
White City, West London, England

  1. In My Own Time
  • John Weider leaves Family, they continue as a four-piece. The news was formally announced on 10 JUL 1971 in Melody Maker.

02 JUL 1971
BBC SESSION: Top Gear
BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly

St. James’s, West London, England
Broadcast: 17 JUL 1971

  1. Burning Bridges
  2. Save Some For Thee
  3. In My Own Time
  4. Seasons

24 JUL 1971
Football Ground
Southend, England
w/ Yes, Coliseum, Fairport Convention, Uriah Heep, Atomic Rooster


05 AUG 1971
TV SESSION (UK): Top of the Pops
BBC Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln
White City, West London, England

  1. The Weaver’s Answer
  • A NEW FAMILY MAN – Family have found a replacement for bassist John Weider who left the group six weeks ago. He is John Wetton, who has been a session musician for the past few months, and will play piano and be featured on vocals along with Roger Chapman in addition to playing bass. First live appearance with the group will be at Belgium’s Bilzen Festival on August 20. Wetton is also currently recording with the group for their new album which is as yet untitled and is set for released on October 15.
John Wetton, Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, Poli Palmer, Rob Townsend

FAMILY Mk V
Roger Chapman: vocals, tenor saxophone, harmonica, percussion

John ‘Charlie’ Whitney: guitars, keyboards, mellotron, sitar
Rob Townsend: drums, percussion
Poli Palmer: flute, piano, vibes, synthesizersJohn Ken Wetton: bass, vocals, guitar, piano

Bilzen 1971 Family20 AUG 1971
Jazz-Bilzen Festival, Tabaart
Bilzen, Belgium

w/Colosseum, Supersister, Dave Kelly, Tomahawk Blues Band, Arkham, Spoon


28 AUG 1971
Festival Of A Thousand Heads, Rutherglen’s Southcroft Park, Glasgow Road
Rutherglen, Glasgow, Scotland
w/ Thin Lizzy, East of Eden, Van Der Graf Generator, Climax Chicago, The Pretty Things, Caravan, Roy Harper, Pink Fairies, Pete Brown and Piblokto, Natural Acoustic Band, String Driven Thing

  • canceled 1971_Rutherglen_cancelled

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SATURDAY
04 SEP 1971

British Superstar Festival, Wiener Stadthalle
Vienna, Austria
w/ Ashton Gardner & Dyke, Deep Purple, Faces, Juicy Lucy, Mick Abrahams Band, Osibisa, Rory Gallagher, The Groundhogs

1971-Speyer FestSUNDAY
05 SEP 1971

1st British Rock Meeting Festival, Rheinhalbinsel 
Speyer, Germany

w/ Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart & The Faces, Fleetwood Mac, Curved Air, Rory Gallagher, East Of Eden, Groundhogs, Hardin & York, Fairport Convention, Osibisa, Juicy Lucy, Mick Abrahams, Gentle Giant, Jerusalem, Beggars Opera, Roy Young Band, Heaven

10 SEP 1971
Pavilion
Bournemouth, England

SEP 1971
TV STUDIO: Beat Club
Radio Bremen

Bremen, Germany
TV BROADCAST (Germany) 25 SEP 1971

  1. Holding The Compass
  2. Part Of The Load (unbroadcasted)


18 SEP 1971
Ernst-Merck-Halle
Hamburg, Germany
w/ East of Eden, Stud, Medicine Head, A.R. and Machines Wind

  1. In My Own Time
  2. Part Of The Load
  3. Drowned In Wine
  4. Holding The Compass
  5. Good News, Bad News

24 SEP 1971
Torquay Town Hall
Torquay, Devon, England

25 SEP 1971
Van Dike Club
Plymouth, Davenport, England
w/ Curtiss Maldoon


08 OCT 1971
TV BROADCAST (Switzerland): Hits A Go Go

  1. In My Own Time


 

23 OCT 1971
Het Turfschip
Breda, The Netherlands

  1. In My Own TimeIn My Own Time
  2. Part Of The LoadPart Of The Load
  3. Spanish TideSpanish Tide
  4. Drowned In WineDrowned In Wine
  5. Holding The CompassHolding The Compass
  6. BlindBlind
  7. Take Your PartnersTake Your Partners
  8. Good News, Bad NewsGood News, Bad News
  9. A Song For MeA Song For Me
  10. The Weaver’s AnswerThe Weaver’s Answer


29 OCT 1971
ALBUM RELEASE Fearless (#10, UK)

NOV 1971
SINGLE RELEASE

  1. Between Blue And Me
  2. Larf & Sing

November 2, 1971 ticket
MONDAY
01 NOV 1971

De Montford Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

TUESDAY
02 NOV 1971

Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

Family with AmericaTHURSDAY
04 NOV 1971

St. George’s Hall
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

07 NOV 1971
Fairfield Hall, Park Ln
Croydon, England

  • Setlist included “Children,” “Between Blue And Me,” “Spanish Tide,” “Take Your Partners”

SOUNDS Review 13 NOV 1971: “Family were bedeviled by amplification problems at Fairfield Hall on Sunday. “Is this PA ever going to work tonight then,” singer Roger Chapman asked in despair midway through their set. The pity of it all was that the interferences undermined the bands ability to play rock which was full of funk. Fortunately things improved towards the end and as the equipment began to function better so too did Family. Until then Chapman had grown increasingly, and understandably, more angry with the whole affair. Not only were mikes proving unreliable but the monitoring system kept packing up as well, so that the singer did not know what was going on. Twice he hurled the mike off the stage in anguish before eventually beating a tambouring to death against same. Another repercussion was that added vocal support from new bassman John Wetton was affected, and if that wasn’t enough, the PA started to crackle during the sensitive acoustic flavoured “Children”. That was one of several tracks they played from the new album and the most effective together with “Between Blue And Me” and “Spanish Tide” and “Take Your Partners”. The versatility and importance of Poli Palmer shone through it all, particularly as he bopped about happily between keyboards, vibes, flute and hand drums. DICK MEADOWS

08 NOV 1971
BBC SESSION: Bob Harris Show
BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly

St. James’s, West London, England
Broadcast: 22 NOV 1971

  1. Children
  2. Between Blue And Me

09 NOV 1971
TV BROADCAST (UK): Top Of The Pops
BBC Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln
White City, West London, England

  1. Burlesque

09 NOV 1971
Colston Hall, Colston St.
Bristol, England
w/ America, Ladbrook Horns

10 NOV 1971
ABC Cinema
Exeter, England
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11 NOV 1971
TV BROADCAST (UK): Old Grey Whistle Test
BBC Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln
White City, West London, England

  1. Between Blue And Me
  2. Spanish Tide (two takes recorded)

12 NOV 1971
Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square
Birmingham, West Midlands, England

w/ America, Jeff Dexter

13 NOV 1971
Newcastle City Hall
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter, Ladbrook Horns

Family ticket Guildhall 1971
TUESDAY
16 NOV 1971

Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

w/ America, Jeff Dexter

WEDNESDAY
17 NOV 1971

Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton, East Sussex, England

w/ America, Jeff Dexter

SATURDAY
20 NOV 1971

ABC Cinema
Hull, Yorkshire, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

SUNDAY
21 NOV 1971

ABC Cinema, High Street
Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

TUESDAY
23 NOV 1971

The Free Trade Hall
Manchester, Lancashire, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter, Ladbrook Horns

WEDNESDAY
24 NOV 1971

The Stadium
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
w/ America, Jeff Dexter

FRIDAY
26 NOV 1971

Rainbow Theatre
Finsbury Park, London, England
w/ Terry Reid

TUESDAY
30 NOV 1971

Capitol
Cardiff, Wales

WEDNESDAY
01 DEC 1971

Winter Gardens
Bournemouth, England
w/ Help Yourself

FRIDAY
03 DEC 1971

Edinburgh University
Edinburgh, Scotland
w/ Spirogyra

16 DEC 1971
BBC SESSION: In Concert
BBC Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue

Charing Cross, West Central London, England
First broadcast: 28 DEC 1971

  1. Good News, Bad NewsGood News, Bad News
  2. Spanish TideSpanish Tide
  3. Part Of The LoadPart of the Load
  4. Drowned In WineDrowned in Wine
  5. Holding The CompassHolding The Compass
  6. Between Blue And MeBetween Blue and Me
  7. ChildrenChildren
  8. In My Own TimeIn My Own Time
  9. Take Your PartnersTake Your Partners
  10. The Weaver’s AnswerThe Weaver’s Answer

20 DEC 1971
Wolverhampton Civic Hall, North St
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

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