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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (1983)

This listing of appearances by Captain Sensible for 1983, outside of The Damned, should be considered as 'work in progress'.


* (as) Captain Sensible

Saturday 27 August 1983 - Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Set: unknown.

Comments: Captain Sensible was one of a number of support acts for a Barry Manilow concert at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Thursday 21 April 1983 - Greyhound, Hammersmith, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Part of Artists for Animals campaign (set up to abolish vivisection). Advertising for this show indicated Captain Sensible with Dolly Mixture, Benjamin Zephaniah and A Popular History Of Signs as the acts due to perform - however, a review of a Greyhound gig in the music press (New Musical Express of 21 May 1983) featuring the same artists [rather a coincidence unless a further show was played the next month with the same contributing artists!? ...Oh and there was no obvious booking for a separate show in Fulham advertising for May], stated that the Captain compered throughout the show and also ready some poetry on the subject matter, that Dolly Mixture played in their own right, and that The Damned actually appeared as the final act... just playing 'Smash It Up'. Of course, there is nothing to say that all members of The Damned were present...?

12 March 1983 - Trafalgar Square, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Anti-seal culling rally organised by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. The Captain was certainly on stage for this event (pictured in New Musical Express music paper dated 19 April), but whether just to voice opinions, or whether to sing any numbers is unknown.

24-28 January 1983 (precise date unknown) - New Palais des Festivals Exhibition Hall, Cannes, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Midem '83 festival. Captain Sensible performed at this event.


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