Ace

(Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Dec 72 – Jul 77)
Pub Rock, originally called Ace Flash & the Dynamics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

 

How Long 7″ (Anchor, ANC 1002) released Sep 74
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ about

 

 

How Long 7″ (Anchor, 1C 006-98.008) released 74, Germany
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ About

 

How Long 7″ promo (Anchor, ANC 21000) released Feb 75, USA
Tracks: How Long (mono), How Long (stereo)

 

How Long 7″ (Anchor, 8E 006-96 008 MG) released 74, Portugal
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ About

 

 

How Long 7” (Anchor, 1J 006-96.008) released 74, Spain
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ About

 

 

How Long 7″ (Anchor, 2C 004-96.008) released 74, France
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ About

 

Five-A-Side LP (Anchor, ANCL 2001) released 74
Tracks: Sniffin’ About, Rock & Roll Runaway, How Long, The Real Feeling, 24 Hours, Why, Time Ain’t Long, Know How It Feels, Satellite, So Sorry Baby

 

Five-A-Side LP (Anchor, ANCL 2001) released 74, USA
Tracks: Sniffin’ About, Rock & Roll Runaway, How Long, The Real Feeling, 24 Hours, Why, Time Ain’t Long, Know How It Feels, Satellite, So Sorry Baby

 

I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More 7″ (Anchor, ANC 1014) released Mar 75
Tracks: I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More, Rock And Roll Runaway

 

I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More 7″ (Anchor, 2C 004-96.459) released 75, France
Tracks: I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More, Rock And Roll Runaway

 

I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More 7″ (Anchor, 1C 006-96.459) released 75, Germany
Tracks: I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More, Rock And Roll Runaway

 

No Future In Your Eyes 7″ promo (Anchor, ANC 21001) released May 75, USA
Tracks: No Future In Your Eyes (mono), No Future In Your Eyes (stereo)

No Future in Your Eyes 7″ (Anchor, ANC 1024) released Nov 75
Tracks: No Future in Your Eyes, I’m a Man

 

No Future in Your Eyes 7″ (Anchor, 16 538 AT) released Dec 75, Germany
Tracks: No Future in Your Eyes, I’m a Man

 

Time For Another LP (Anchor, ANCL 2013) released 75
Tracks: I Think It’s Gonna Last, I’m A Man, Tongue Tied, Does It Hurt You, Message To You, No Future In Your Eyes, This Is What You Find, You Can’t Lose, Sail On My Brother, Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More

 

Rock And Roll Runaway 7″ (Anchor, ANC 21002) recorded 74, released Jul 75, USA
Tracks: Rock And Roll Runaway, Know How It Feels

Rock And Roll Runaway 7″ promo (Anchor, ANC 21002) released Jul 75, USA
Tracks: Rock And Roll Runaway (mono), Rock And Roll Runaway (stereo)

Various Artists – Far Out LP (Ronco, R1975-915) released 75, USA
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – Billy Pearl For Today’s Army Series 19: Program Number 2 July 1975 2xLP (U.S. Army Recruiting Command, 73891/73892) released 75, USA
Tracks: How Long

Stereo Pop Special-118 LP (BBC Transcription Services, CN 2500/S) recorded Paris Theatre, London 17-1-76, released 76, split LP w/The Chris Farlowe Band
Tracks: Sniffin’ About, I Think It’s Gonna Last, Sail On My Brother, This Is What You Find, I’m A Man

How Long 7″ (Goldies 45, P-2799) released 76, USA
Tracks: How Long, Rock And Roll Runaway

 

I’m A Man 7″ (Anchor, SG 0028) released 76, Spain
Tracks: I’m A Man, This Is What You Find

 

Various Artists – Jet Music Vol. 5 LP (ABC, 3 23 404 009) released 76, Brazil
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – Mind Bender LP (K-Tel, TC 231) released 76, USA
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – 36 Super Gold Hits 2xLP (K-Tel, TC 235) released 76, Canada
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – Hot Stuff LP (AHED, TVLP 76017) released 76, Canada
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – 36 Super Gold Hits 2xLP (K-Tel, TU 2470) released 76, USA
Tracks: How Long

You’re All That I Need 7″ (Anchor, ANC 1036) released Feb 77
Tracks: You’re All That I Need, Crazy World

You’re All That I Need 7″ promo (Anchor, AN 21004) released Feb 77, USA
Tracks: You’re All That I Need (mono), You’re All That I Need (stereo)

No Strings LP (Anchor, ANCL 2020) released 77
Tracks: Rock And Roll Singer, You’re All That I Need, Crazy World, I’m Not Takin’ It Out, Movin’, Gleaming In The Gloom, Let’s Hang On, Why Did You Leave Me, Found Out The Hard Way, C’Est La Vie

 

Found Out The Hard Way 7″ (Anchor, ANC 1040) released May 77
Tracks: Found Out The Hard Way, Why Did You Leave Me?

Four Tracks From Ace 12″ EP (Anchor, ANE 12005) released 77
Tracks: How Long, Sniffin’ About, No Future In Your Eyes, You’re All That I Need

 

 

Various Artists – Super Para Discotecas Vol.6 LP (Movieplay, 01.0302/2) released 77, Spain
Tracks: This Is What You Find

Various Artists – Super 70’s Original Hits Original Stars 2xLP (RCA, DVL 2-0225) released 77, USA
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – The Sampler 2xLP (ABC, SP ABC 1770 released 77, USA
Tracks: You’re All That I Need

Various Artists – Super Gold Hits LP (K-Tel, TU 2472) released 77, USA
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – Cutting Loose 2xLP (Tee vee, TV 1022) released 78, USA
Tracks: How Long

Various Artists – Rock Of The 70’s LP (At Ease, MD 11114) released 78, USA
Tracks: How Long

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

BBC John Peel Session recorded 22-10-74
Tracks: 24 Hours, I Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More, Rock & Roll Runaway, I Know How It Feels

BBC Bob Harris Session 2-12-74
Tracks: Why, Know How It Feels, Satellite

BBC John Peel Session recorded 25-3-75
Tracks: Sail On My Brother, Get Ready, Ain’t That Peculiar, Ain’t Gonna Stand For This No More

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_(band)

Line ups:

Dec 72 – 74
Paul Carrack (keyb/voc)
Terry Comer (bass)
Alan King (gtr/voc)
Steve Witherington (drms)
Phil Harris (gtr/voc)

74 – Jun 76
Paul Carrack (keyb/voc)
Terry Comer (bass)
Alan King (gtr/voc)
Fran Byrne (drms)
Phil Harris (gtr/voc)
Steve Kirby (gtr)

Jun 76 – Jul 77
Paul Carrack (keyb/voc)
Terry Comer (bass)
Alan King (gtr/voc)
Fran Byrne (drms)
Jon Woodhead (gtr)
Steve Kirby (gtr)

Paul Carrack, Terry Comer are ex-Warm Dust, later in Frankie Miller’s band
Alan King is ex-Mighty Baby
Fran Byrne is ex-Bees Make Honey, later in Frankie Miller’s band

 

Gigography (up to end 78, incomplete)
12/03/73 Northampton University
20/03/73 Civic Centre, Aylesbury
29/05/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/07/73 Civic Hall, St Albans
17/08/73 Town Hall, Hampstead
20/08/73 Nags Head, High Wycombe
26/08/73 Great Park Free Festival, Windsor
01/09/73 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
01/10/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/10/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
12/10/73 Locarno, Sunderland
15/10/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
20-10-73 Assembly Hall, Aylesbury
22/10/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
23/10/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
29/10/73 Nags Head, High Wycombe
04/11/73 Tithe Farm House, Harrow
13/11/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
22/11/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/11/73 Sports Centre, Bracknell
26/11/73 Nags Head, High Wycombe
06/12/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/12/73 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
21/12/73 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
23/12/73 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
30/12/73 Tithe Farm House, Harrow
26/01/74 City Hall, St Albans
02/02/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
09/02/74 Granary, Bristol
10/02/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
21/02/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
04/03/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
11/03/74 Top Hat, Spennymoor
16/03/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/03/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
18/03/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
18/03/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
23/03/74 Bristol Polytechnic
31/03/74 Tithe Farm House, Harrow
03/05/74 North London Polytechnic
17/05/74 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
18/05/74 York University
28/06/74 Gladstone Hall, Liverpool
29/06/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
23/08/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
24/08/74 Great Park Free Festival, Windsor
25/08/74 Rich Stadium Orchard Park, USA (?)
20/09/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
15/10/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
06/11/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
09/11/74 Clarences, Halifax
23/11/74 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
08/12/74 Civic Hall, Barnsley
11/12/74 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
15/12/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/12/74 Golden Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
17/12/74 Town Hall, Hove
20/12/74 Penthouse, Scarborough
27/12/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
28/12/74 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
29/12/74 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
31/12/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
01/01/75 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
17/01/75 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
25/01/75 Leeds University
15/02/75 California Ballroom, Dunstable
21/02/75 Winter Gardens, Penzance
22/02/75 Guildhall, Plymouth
23/02/75 Bristol University
10/05/75 QPR FC, London
16/05/75 Bradford University
17/05/75 Victoria Ground, Stoke
30/05/75 Erlanger Theatre, Philadelphia
17/06/75 Coliseum, Denver
18/06/75 Salt Palace Convention Centre, Salt Lake City
19/06/75 Rotunda Convention Centre, Las Vegas
20/06/75 Convention Hall, Tucson
21/06/75 Hollywood Bowl
22/06/75 Feyline Fields, Tempe
23/06/75 Arena, Long Beach
24/06/75 Sports Arena, San Diego
25/06/75 Cow Palace, Daly City
27/06/75 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
28/06/75 Coliseum, Seattle
29/06/75 Memorial Auditorium, Portland
02/07/75 Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nabraska
03/07/75 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City
04/07/75 Chicago Stadium
05/07/75 Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville
06/07/75 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis
07/07/75 Barton Coliseum, Little Rock
08/07/75 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville
09/07/75 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
10/07/75 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis
11/07/75 Cleveland Stadium
12/07/75 Rich Stadium, Buffalo
13/07/75 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
15/07/75 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne
16/07/75 Mecca Arena, Milwaukee
18/07/75 Montreal Fourm
19/07/75 Maple leaf Gardens, Toronto
20/07/75 Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilant
21/07/75 Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia
22/07/75 Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia
23/07/75 Civic Centre, Providence
24/07/75 Capitol Centre, Landover
25/07/75 Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
06/09/75 Radstadion Friesheim Festival Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
07/09/75 Philipshalle, Dusseldorf
19/10/75 University of East Anglia, Norwich
26/10/75 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
29/10/75 University of East Anglia, Norwich
30/11/75 Warehouse, New Orleans
16/01/76 Southampton University
17/01/76 Exeter University
18/01/76 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
19/01/76 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
20/01/76 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
23/01/76 Salford University, Manchester
24/01/76 Sheffield University
25/01/76 Victoria Palace Theatre, London
27/01/76 Dublin University
29/01/76 Swansea University
30/01/76 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent
31/01/76 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
01/02/76 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
13/11/76 Armory, Rockford, USA
14/11/76 RKO Orpheum Theatre, Davenport, USA
12/02/77 New Century Theatre, Buffalo, USA
21/02/77 Winter Gardens, Penzance
26/02-77 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby
15/04/78 JB’s Club, Dudley (?)
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