1973

Rob Townsend, Tony Ashton, Jim Cregan, Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman

FAMILY Mk VII
Roger Chapman: vocals, tenor saxophone, harmonica, percussion
John ‘Charlie’ Whitney: guitars, keyboards, mellotron, sitar
Rob Townsend: drums, percussion
Jim Cregan: bass, guitars, vocals
Tony Ashton: piano, hammond organ

FRIDAY
12 JAN 1973 SINGLE RELEASE

  • My Friend The Sun / Glove

SUNDAY
14 JAN 1973
Coliseum
London,
England

  • Family scheduled, but didn’t play…all rock/pop concerts were banned at this venue, and Family was the first show affected by the ban


SUNDAY
14 JAN 1973
Locarno
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

TUESDAY
16 JAN 1973
Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

FRIDAY
19 JAN 1973
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Central London, England
w/ Linda Lewis

SUNDAY
21 JAN 1973
Fillmore
Dublin, Ireland

TUESDAY
23 JAN 1973
Bray Auditorium
Dublin, Ireland

FRIDAY
26 JAN 1973 BBC SESSION: In Concert
BBC Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street
London, England

  • Burlesque
  • Sat’rd’y Barfly
  • Top Of The Hill
  • My Friend The Sun
  • Buffet Tea For Two
  • Children
  • Glove
  • Ready To Go
  • Holding The Compass
  • Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flue

FRIDAY
26 JAN 1973
The Free Trade Hall
Manchester, Lancashire, England

SATURDAY
27 JAN 1973
Country Cricket Club
Northampton, England
w/ Fat Grapple

MONDAY
29 JAN 1973
De Montford Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, Leicestershire, England

WEDNESDAY
31 JAN 1973
Top Rank
Liverpool, Merseyside, England

THURSDAY
01 FEB 1973
Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

w/ Strider

FRIDAY
02 FEB 1973
Portsmouth Guildhall
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

SATURDAY
03 FEB 1973
Corn Exchange
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

SUNDAY
04 FEB 1973
Fairfield Hall, Park Ln
Croydon, England

WEDNESDAY
07 FEB 1973
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton, East Sussex, England

FRIDAY
10 FEB 1973
TV BROADCAST (UK): Full House
BBC Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln
White City, West London, England

SATURDAY
11 FEB 1973
Locarno
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

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SATURDAY
24 FEB 1973
Philipshalle
Dusseldorf, Germany
w/ Home, Hawkwind, Golden Earring, Focus, Savoy Brown, Vinegar Joe, Mick Abraham’s Band

WEDNESDAY
07 MAR 1973
Leeds University
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
w/ J.S.D. Band

WEDNESDAY
14 MAR 1973
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton, East Sussex, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

  • It’s reported that an as-yet un-named minor Supergroup had begun working on a debut album. The group was to consist of ex-Family members Poli Palmer and Ric Grech, plus Mitch Mitchell, guitarist Joe Jammer and ex-Skip Bifferty, Arc etc vocalist Graham Bell, although Bell was still fulfilling his commitments to an Australian production of “Tommy”.

APR 1973 SINGLE RELEASE

  • Boom Bang / Stop This Car

SATURDAY
07 APR 1973
Civic Hall
Guildford, England
w/ Philip Goodhand Tait

SUNDAY
08 APR 1973
Trentham Gardens
Stoke-on-Trent, England
w/ Philip Goodhand Tait

MONDAY
09 APR 1973
Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

w/ Philip Goodhand Tait


SUNDAY
15 APR 1973
Birmingham Hippodrom, Hurst St.
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
w/ Judas Priest

MONDAY
16 APR 1973
City Hall Salisbury, Malthouse Ln
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
w/ Philip Goodhand Tait


24-29 APR Italian Tour

THURSDAY
03 MAY 1973
Stockton-on-Tees, England
w/ Philip Goodhand Tait

03 MAY 1973
ABC Cinema
Stockton, England

FRIDAY
04 MAY 1973
Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

SATURDAY
05 MAY 1973
Edinburgh University
Edinburgh, Scotland

TUESDAY
08 MAY 1973
BBC SESSION: John Peel Show
BBC Langham Studio 1
London, England

Broadcast: 22 MAY 1973

  • Boom Bang
  • Buffet Tea For Two
  • Check Out

WEDNESDAY
09 MAY 1973
Royal Hall, Ripon Rd
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

THURSDAY
10 MAY 1973
Imperial College
London, England

w/ Philip Goodhand Tait


SATURDAY
12 MAY 1973
Rainbow Theatre
Finsbury Park, London, England
w/ Fanny, Legs Larry Smith

10/11 JUN 1973
1st Summer Rock Festival, Radstadion
Frankfurt, Germany

FRIDAY
29 JUN 1973
Bedford College
London, England

w/ Gary Moore Band

SATURDAY
30 JUN 1973
Sheffield University
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

w/ Strider

  • Family announces that they will break up following a farewell tour in the autumn.

SUNDAY
02 JUL 1973
Civic Hall
Wolverhampton, England

xx JUL 1973
Italy


FRIDAY
27 JUL 1973
Alexandra Palace
London, England
w/ Argent, Glencoe, Ellis

SEP 1973 SINGLE RELEASE

  • Sweet Desiree / Drink To You


SEP 1973 ALBUM RELEASE It’s Only A Movie (#30, UK)
FAMILY FAREWELL TOUR
SUNDAY
02 SEP 1973
Britannia Pier Theatre
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

TUESDAY
04 SEP 1973
The Free Trade Hall
Manchester, Lancashire, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

WEDNESDAY
05 SEP 1973
Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square
Birmingham, West Midlands, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

THURSDAY
06 SEP 1973
Locarno
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

FRIDAY
07 SEP 1973
Newcastle City Hall, Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

SUNDAY
09 SEP 1973
Fairfield Hall, Park Ln
Croydon, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

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11 SEP 1973
Colston Hall, Colston St
Bristol, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

THURSDAY
13 SEP 1973
De Montford Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, Leicestershire, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

SATURDAY
15 SEP 1973
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton, East Sussex, England

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

SUNDAY
16 SEP 1973
New Theatre, George St
Oxford, England
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

THURSDAY
20 SEP 1973 England, Liverpool, Empire

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

SATURDAY
22 SEP 1973 England, London, Rainbow Theatre

w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait, Linda Lewis

SUNDAY
23 SEP 1973
Floral Hall
Southport, England

TUESDAY
25 SEP 1973
Empire
Edinburgh, Scotland
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

WEDNESDAY
26 SEP 1973
Apollo
Glasgow, Scotland
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

THURSDAY
27 SEP 1973
Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

FRIDAY
28 SEP 1973
Capitol Theatre
Cardiff, Wales
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

SUNDAY
30 SEP 1973
Hard Rock
Bournemouth, England
w/ Phillip Goodhand-Tait

OCT 1973 SINGLE RELEASE

  • It’s Only A Movie / Suspicion

TUESDAY
02 OCT 1973
Locarno
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

WEDNESDAY
03 OCT 1973
Top Rank
Southampton, England

THURSDAY
04 OCT 1973
Orchid Ballroom
Purley, England

FRIDAY
05 OCT 1973
Brunel University
Uxbridge, England

SATURDAY
06 OCT 1973
Aston University
Birmingham, West Midlands, England


MONDAY
08 OCT 1973
Top Rank
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales


FRIDAY
12 OCT 1973
Bradford University
Bradford, Yorkshire, England


SATURDAY
13 OCT 1973
Leicester Polytechnic
Leicester, Leicestershire, England

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