Gentle Giant Tour History
compiled by Jack Skelly
Southampton, England June 18, 1971
new information will be in RED
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DID YOU EVER SEE GENTLE GIANT LIVE? IF SO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS FROM CONCERTS ARE ESPECIALLY WELCOME!
e-mail me at JAskelly@aol.com
Table of Contents
PART One - THE EARLY DAYS
(1970 – 1971)
PART Two - HITTING THE ROAD
(1972 – early 1973)
PART Three - GOING ON AFTER PHIL
(early 1973 – mid 1974)
PART Four - BACK TO NORTH AMERICA
(late 1974 – mid 1975)
PART Five - THE PEAK OF SUCCESS
(mid - late 1975)
PART Six - STILL PLUGGING AWAY
(1976 – early 1977)
PART Seven - A CHANGE OF DIRECTION
(mid 1977 – 1979)
PART Eight - THE FINAL DAYS
I HAVE ALSO PUT TOGETHER A LIST OF ALL THE KNOWN AUDIO RECORDINGS OF LIVE GENTLE GIANT CONCERTS FOUND SO FAR.
TO SEE THE LIST, CLICK HERE
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Notes from the Compiler
When first putting this Gentle Giant giglist online in the late 1990’s, I was given invaluable assistance from two people - GEIR HASNES and TOR NYGARD. Geir, in his position as publisher of PROCLAMATION: THE OCCASIONAL GENTLE GIANT NEWSLETTER, was able to put together vast amounts of information on the band’s activities between 1970 and 1980. Likewise, Tor put an incredible amount of time, on his own, into researching and documenting details of the band’s time together. Many thanks to both of these gentlemen for graciously sharing information from their archives with me and allowing me to include it here for all Gentle Giant fans to enjoy.
Also, a big thank you goes to ED HURST. I was able to count on Ed’s friendship and technical know-how to be there when I needed it. This website is online because of him.
Additional sources used include
THE OFFICIAL GENTLE GIANT HOMEPAGE (hosted by Dan Barrett)
GENTLE GIANT IN CONCERT (giglist compiled by Francois Angers)
ON-REFLECTION (recollections from the knowledgeable members of this Gentle Giant internet newsgroup)
my good friend Bolle Gregmar who first got me started as a serious Gentle Giant collector
the many fans and concertgoers throughout the land who continue to willingly share their memories and anecdotes
my personal collection of live GG concert recordings
whatever else I could dig up!
My goal is to compile as complete of a list of Gentle Giant tour dates as possible but, so far, this archive is far from complete. There are no doubt countless gaps and inaccuracies in the information but, together, we’re getting there!
Chicago. Illinois May 20, 1980
(highly recommended source of all things Giant)
(official source of Alucard label and other Gentle Giant merchandise for sale)
(interesting website run by ex-Simon Dupree member Peter O’Flaherty)
(band featuring Gary Green and Malcolm Mortimore, formed to play Gentle Giant’s music)
(site run by this still active drummer)
(loads of ticket stubs, included many Gentle Giant stubs)