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Loads of UK dates (Jun-Dec)- Sketchy beginings - info a go-go as soon as possible


January '73 - 'Flying Teapot' recording sessions at Virgin's Manor studios. Last gig with Christian Tristch, last gig with Francis Moze. Pierre Moerlen arrives.

01/01-14/01/73 : 'Flying Teapot' sessions at the Manor

Thu 18/01/73 : Gong : (F) Lyon - Le Théâtre du 8eme. 1st Steve Hillage French gig.

Fri 19/01/73 : Gong : (F) Lyon - Le Théâtre du 8eme. 2nd gig.

Sat 20/01/73 : Gong : (F) Lyon - Le Théâtre du 8eme. 3rd gig. Last gig with Christian Tritsch?

Sat 27/01/73 : Gong : (F) Malakov, Nr Paris. Last gig with Christian Tritsch?

Mon 29/01/73 : Gong : France - Pierre Moerlen arrives chez Gong


February '73 - daevid & Gilli leave for a while, Paragong carry on. Mixing 'Flying Teapot'

Tue 06/02/73 : ParaGong : (F) ? - First Paragong gig & first with Pierre Moerlen?

Fri 09/02/73 : ParaGong : (F) ?

Sat 10/02/73 : ParaGong : (F) ?

Fri 23/02/73 : daevid-(F) ? - Works on 'Flying Teapot' cover

Mon 26/02/73 : Gong : UK - First day of mixing 'Teapot' at the Manor


March '73 - Mixing 'Flying Teapot'

Sun 11/03/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Roundhouse - with Henry Cow.

Wed 14/03/73 : Gong : (GB) London, School of Economics? - with Henry Cow.

Mon 26/03/73 : ParaGong : (F) ? - daevid & Gilli observe gig.


April '73

Fri 27/04/73 : Gong : (F) Paris, MJC - daevid & Gilli return to the band.


May '73 - 'Flying Teapot' (Virgin 2002) released Fri 25th.

Fri 11/05/73 : Gong : (F) Bordeaux - First gig of 'new' Gong. Lol Coxhill sits in.

Sat 12/05/73 : Gong : (F) ?, MJC

Mon 14/05/73 : Gong : (F) ?

Tue 22/05/73 : daevid : France - Composes Gong intro tape.

Fri 25/05/73 : 'Flying Teapot' released

Tue 29/05/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Maida Vale - BBC 'Top Gear' recording session.


June '73

Fri 01/06/73 : Lady June's : London - Robert Wyatt falls from window at June/Gilli joint birthday party

Sat 02/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Brighton - Free shop gig

Mon 04/06/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Edmonton.

Wed 06/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Manchester, Free Trade Hall - with Faust.

Thu 07/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Sheffield, Car Park - Free shop gig.

Sat 09/06/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Shepherd's Bush, Magic Roundabout - Free

Sun 10/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Bristol, University.

Tue 12/06/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Marquee.

Wed 13/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Birminham, Town Hall.

Thu 14/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Coventry, Car Park? - Free

Fri 15/06/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Rainbow - supporting Kingdom Come, with Andy Roberts.

Sun 17/06/73 : Gong : (GB) Newcastle, City Hall - with Faust.

Mon 18/06/73 : Gong record 'Revolution' single at the Manor.

Wed 20/06/73 : Gong : (F) Lille.

Wed 27/06/73 : Gong : (F) Montserrat.

Sat 30/06/73 : Gong :Spain, in a church?


July '73

Sun 01/07/73 : Gong :Spain, Tarassa?

Fri 06/07/73 : Gong : (F) Troyes

Wed 18/07/73 : Gong :Tunisia? - First gig

Fri 20/07/73 : Gong :Tunisia? - Second gig

Sat 21/07/73 : Gong :Tunisia? - Third gig

Sun 29/07/73 : Gong : France - Manor mobile arrives for 'Angel's Egg' recordings


August '73 - 'Angel's Egg' recording sessions

Fri 03/08/73 : Gong : France - 'Angel's Egg' sessions start chez Gong on Manor Mobile.

Thu 16/08/73 : Gong : France - Last day (14) of 'Angel's Egg' recording sessions.

Fri 17/08/73 : Gong : (F) Roanne, L'arc en Ciel - Manor mobile records gig.

Sat 18/08/73 : Gong : (F) in a field under trees - Manor mobile records 'gig'.

Tue 21/08/73 : Gong : (GB) Edinburgh, Festival


September '73 - Mixing 'Angel's Egg'

Fri 28/09/73 : Gong : (GB) Slough, Community Centre.

Sat 29/09/73 : Gong : (GB) Crewe, College of Education.

Sun 30/09/73 : Gong : (GB) Birmingham, Digbeth Civic Hall.


October '73 - More 'Angel's Egg' mixing.

Wed 03/10/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Dingwalls - (Tues 02?)

Thu 04/10/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Dingwalls - (Wed 03?)

Fri 05/10/73 : Gong : (GB) Hove, Town Hall.

Sat 06/10/73 : Gong : (GB) Halifax, Clarences.

Sun 07/10/73 : Gong : (GB) Manchester, Stoneground.

Mon 08/10/73 : Gong : (GB) Sheffield, City Hall - with Faust. First 'last' gig with Pierre Moerlen.

Sun 21/10/73 : Gong : (F) Paris, ? - 2 shows.

Fri 26/10/73 : daevid-(F) Paris, ? - Edits together 'Greasy Truckers' LP.

Tue 30/10/73 : Gong : (GB) Ipswich, ?


November '73

Thu 01/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Glasgow, City Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 02/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Aberdeen, Music Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Sun 04/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Blackburn, King George's Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Mon 05/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Wolverhampton, Civic Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Tue 06/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Leeds, Town Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Thu 08/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Cheltenham, Town Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 09/11/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Kensington Town Hall, Pink Faries Christmas Party with Pink Fairies + Twink, Magic Michael. (was it this?)

Fri 09/11/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Dingwall's - Greasy Truckers Benefit. with Gilli Smyth in line-up? (or this? - or both?)

Tue 13/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Bradford, St George's Hall.

Wed 14/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Swinfen Hall Prison - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 16/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Newcastle, University - with Hatfield & the North.

Sat 17/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Leeds Town Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Thu 22/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Shrewsbury, Music Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 23/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Swindon, Technical College - with Lancer. David misses gig because of bad knee.

Sat 24/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Farnborough, Technical College - with Kevin Coyne.

Tue 27/11/73 : Gong : (GB) Reading, Town Hall - with Kevin Coyne.


December '73 - 'Angel's Egg' (Virgin 2002) released Fri 7th

Sat 01/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Aylesbury, Friars - Oxfam Benefit. Pink Faries advertised but don't show.

Mon 03/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Chester, ?

Wed 04/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Dunstable, Queensway Hall - wi/Kevin Coyne.

Thu 05/12/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Marquee? - with Magma.

Thu 06/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Plymouth, Guildhall - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 07/12/73 : 'Angel's Egg' released.

Sat 08/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Manchester, Stoneground - with Kevin Coyne.

Mon 10/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion - with Kevin Coyne.

Wed 12/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Reading, Town Hall? - with Kevin Coyne.

Thu 13/12/73 : Gong : (GB) High Wycombe, Town Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Fri 14/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Guildford, Civic Hall - with Kevin Coyne.

Sat 15/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Dagenham, Roundhouse.

Sun 16/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Barnet, Queen Elizabeth School - with Hatfield & the North.

Wed 19/12/73 : Gong : (NL) Rotterdam.

Thu 20/12/73 : Gong : (NL) Schoonhaven.

Fri 21/12/73 : Gong : (NL) The Hague.

Sat 22/12/73 : Gong : (NL) Rotterdaom, Exit Club.

Sat 22/12/73 : Gong : (NL) Amsterdam, Melkweg.

Thu 27/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Bognor.

Fri 28/12/73 : Gong : (GB) London, Lyceum - Comet Kahoutek Xmas Party

Sat 29/12/73 : Gong : (GB) Halifax.

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