Pink Fairies

(Ladbrooke Grove, London, UK 69 – 77)
Proto Punk, also known as The Pink Fairies Motorcycle Club and All-Star Rock and Roll Band


Official Pre-79 Releases;


Don’t think twice it’s alright 7” (Decca, F-11943) released Jul 64
Tracks: Don’t think twice it’s alright, Anytime at all

Get yourself home 7” (HMV, POP-1404) released 65
Tracks: Get yourself home, I’ll dance

Don’t Mind 7” (HMV, POP-1445) released 66
Tracks: Don’t Mind, Baby don’t

Pink Fairies

Various Artists – Rock n Roll is Here to Stay LP (Polydor, 2488 088) released 70, Germany
Tracks: I saw her standing there

The snake 7” (Polydor, 2058-009) released Jan 71
Tracks: The snake, Do it

Never Never Land LP (Polydor, 2383 245) released May 71
Tracks: Do it, Heavenly man, Say you love me, War girl, Never never land, Track one side two, Thor, Teenage revel, Uncle harry’s last freak-out, The dream is just beginning

Various Artists – Glastonbury Fayre LP (Revelation Enterprises Ltd, REV-1/2/3) recorded Glastonbury Festival 20-6-71, released Apr 72
Tracks: Do it, Uncle harry’s last freakout

I saw her standing there 7” (Polydor, 2058-279) released Jul 72, Germany
Tracks: I saw her standing there, The pigs of Uranus

What a bunch of sweeties LP (Polydor, 2383-132) released Jul 72
Tracks: Prologue, Right on, fight on, Portobello shuffle, Marilyn, The pigs of Uranus, Walk don’t run, I went up I went down, x-ray, I saw her standing there

Well well well 7” (Polydor, 2058-302) released Nov 72
Tracks: Well well well, Hold on

Kings of Oblivion LP (Polydor, 2383-212) released Jun 73
Tracks: City kids, I wish I was a girl, When’s the fun begin, Chromium plating, Raceway, Chambermaid, Street urchin

Between the lines 7” (Stiff, BUY-2) released Sep 76
Tracks: Between the lines, Spoiling for a fight

Various Artists – Hits Greatest Stiffs LP (Stiff, FIST-1) released Sep 77
Tracks: Between the lines

Various Artists – Stiff Records Box Set No. 1 10 x 7” (Stiff, BUY 1-10) released Nov 78
Tracks: Between the Lines, Spoiling for a fight


Think Pink LP (Polydor, 2310-057) released 70
Tracks: The coming of the one, Ten thousand words in a cardboard box, Dawn of majic, Tiptoe on the highest hill, Fluid, Mexican grass war, Rock and roll the joint, Suicide, Three little piggies, The sparrow is a sign

Twink & the Fiaries

Do it ’77 7” (Chiswick, SWT-26) released recorded Aug 77, released 78
Tracks: Do it ’77, Enter the diamonds, Psychedelic punkaroo


Other Pre-79 Recordings;


Demo recorded 69/70
Tracks: The comic of the other one, Dawn of magick, Fluid, Suicide, Rock and roll the joint, Sound of silk, Thor, The dream is just beginning, Do it, Fluid (slow vers), Gandalf’s garden, Ten thousand words in a cardboard box

Demo recorded 69/70 Wizzard Studios
Tracks: Within, Ice cool, Unexpected party, Witches brew, Psychedelic Electrician (scene 1), You reached for the stars, Moondog, You have been chosen, Drum crazy, King tin tagel, Psychedelic Electrician (scene 3), Angel, Peter the pill, Psychedelic Electrician (scene 2), Dual at dawn, Psychedelic Electrician (scene 4)

Pink Fairies

Canvas City, Isle of Wight 29-8-70 (Tracks unknown)

Canvas City, Isle of Wight 28-8-70 (Tracks unknown)

BBC Top Gear session recorded 28-11-70
Tracks: Lucille, Snake

Ruisrock Festival, Tarku, Finland 21-8-71
Tracks: Intro, Tomorrow never knows, The snake, Uncle harry’s last freakout, Walk don’t run

Weeley 25-8-71
Tracks: Riders in the sky, Tomorrow never knows, The snake, Why does a red cow, Uncle harry’s last freakout

Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Los Angeles recorded 4-11-71
Tracks: Johnny B Goode, Uncle Harry’s last freakout

Demo recorded Nov 71
Tracks: Going down, Walk don’t run

Cambridge Corn exchange 27-1-72 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded Feb 72
Tracks: Walk don’t run

Roundhouse London 16-2-75
Tracks: Intro, City Kids, Do it, 3/5ths of a mile in ten seconds, Snake, Lucille, Waiting for the man, Uncle Harry’s last freak-out, Street urchin, Bye bye johnny, Goin’ down

Roundhouse, recorded 13-7-75
Tracks: City kids, Waiting for the man, Lucille, Uncle harry’s last freakout, Going down, As long as the price is right, Waiting for the lightning to strike, Cant find the lady, No second chance, Talk to the devil, I think its coming back again

Wayne Kramer & the Pink Fairies

Demo, Detroit 74
Tracks: Get some, Ramblin’ rose

Dingwalls, London, 78
Tracks: You’re goin’ to the city, Heavy music, Cocaine blues, Kick out the jams

Demo, London 78
Tracks: Do you love me, East side girl, The harder they come, Too late,


Further Information;

Line ups:

Twink (drms)
Nick Wymer (voc)
Mick Weaver (gtr)
John Acutt (gtr)
Fred Gandy (bass)
Dane Stephens (voc)

Twink (drms/voc)
Paul Rudolph (gtr/bass)
John Wood (bass)
Wally Allen (keyb)
John Povey (sitar)
Steve Took (gtr)
Viv Prince (drms)

Pink Fairies #1
Oct 69
Twink (drms/voc)
Mick Farren (voc)
Steve Took (gtr)
Sally Meltzer (keyb)

Nov 69 – Nov 70
Twink (drms/voc)
Dave Bidwell (drms)
Phil Lenoir (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Steve Took (bass/voc)
Tim Taylor (bass)
Mick Farren (voc)

Feb 70 – Aug 71
Twink (drms/voc)
Paul Rudolph (gtr/voc)
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)

Aug 71 – Jul 72
Paul Rudolph (gtr/voc)
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Trevor Burton (gtr)

Aug – Nov 72
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Mick Wayne (gtr/voc)

Nov 72 – Mar 74
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)

Jun – Aug 74
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Harry Lapino (drms)

Pink Fairies #7
July 75
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Paul Rudolph (bass)
Twink (drms)

Sep 75 – Jul 76
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)

Jul 76 – Jan 77
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)
Martin Stone (gtr)

Twink & the Fairies
Aug 77
Duncan Sanderson (bass)
Russell Hunter (drms)
Twink (voc)
Paul Rudolph (bass)

Wayne Kramer & the Pink Fairies #1
Tim Shale (bass)
Wayne Kramer (voc)
Melvin Davis (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr/voc)

Allan Spenner (bass)
Wayne Kramer (voc)
Andy Colquhoun (bass)
George Butler (drms)
Larry Wallis (gtr)
Paul Carrack (keyb)

Mick Farren is ex-Deviants
Larry Wallis & Tim Taylor are ex-The Entire Sioux Nation
Steve Took is ex-T Rex
Twink is ex-Pretty Things, later in Stars, Fallen Angels & The Rings
Paul Rudolph, Duncan Sanderson & Russell Hunter are ex-Deviants
Paul Rudolph later Hawkwind, Kicks
Martin Stone is ex-Chilli Willi, 101ers, later in Pink Parts
Duncan Sanderson & George Butler are later in Lightning Raiders
Trevor Burton is ex-The Move, George Butler is ex-Kilburns
Wayne Kramer is ex-MC5, Kramer’s Kreemers


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
17/04/65 Civic Hall, Exeter (Fairies)
10/69      Manchester University (1st gig)
05/04/70 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
19/05/70 Country Club, Hampstead
26/05/70 Country Club, Hampstead
19/06/70 Star Hotel, Croydon
27/06/70 Bath Festival, Shepton Mallet
28/06/70 Bath Festival, Shepton Mallet
30/06/70 Country Club, Hampstead
02/07/70 Archway Central Hall, London
03/07/70 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
10/07/70 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/07/70 Greyhound, Walthamstow
19/07/70 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
24/07/70 Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham
25/07/70 Ecclesden Common, Worthing
16/08/70 Farx, Northcote Arms, Southall, London
28/08/70 Canvas City, Afton Down, Freshwater
29/08/70 Canvas City, Afton Down, Freshwater
31/08/70 London
11/09/70 Top Rank, Croydon
11/09/70 Top Rank, Preston (?)
12/09/70 Starlight Rooms, Boston, USA
16/09/70 Top Rank, Hanley
17/09/70 California Ballroom, Dunstable
18/09/70 Top Rank, Swansea
19/09/70 Recreation Ground, Gravesend
20/09/70 Clouds, Derby
21/09/70 Top Rank, Reading
23/09/70 Top Rank, Birmingham
24/09/70 Factory Club, London
25/09/70 Top Rank, Sheffield
30/09/70 Top Rank, Leicester
02/10/70 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
09/10/70 Metro (Van Dike Club), Plymouth
22/10/70 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
08/11/70 Mothers, Birmingham
13/11/70 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
27/11/70 Cardiff University
29/11/70 Queen’s University (McMordie Hall), Belfast
30/11/70 Co Op Hall, Doncaster
11/12/70 University of London (City University)
13/12/70 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/12/70 Folkstone School of Art
14/01/71 Ealing Technical College, London
26/01/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
30/01/71 Southampton University
06/02/71 Norwood Technical College
23/02/71 Country Club, Hampstead
26/02/71 Chez Club, Leytonstone
27/02/71 Bromley Technical College
06/03/71 Middle Earth, King St, London
07/03/71 Warwick University, Coventry
08/03/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/03/71 University of London (UCL)
20/03/71 Wake Arms, Epping
22/03/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
07/04/71 Country Club, Hampstead
12/04/71 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/04/71 Poperama, Devizes
18/04/71 Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage
27/04/71 Country Club, Hampstead
27/04/71 Nightingale Hotel, Wood Green
28/04/71 Perse School, Cambridge
01/05/71 Swindon Technical College
04/05/71 Country Club, Hampstead
06/05/71 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
09/05/71 Quaries Youth Centre, Romford
10/05/71 Guildhall, Plymouth
12/05/71 Town Hall, High Wycombe
15/05/71 Kingham Hall, Watford
16/05/71 Wake Arms, Epping
17/05/71 Town Hall, Oxford
20/05/71 Town Hall, Lancaster
22/05/71 Parr Hall, Warrington
23/05/71 Plaza, Bangor
24/05/71 Town Hall, Aberystwyth
28/05/71 Gwyn Hall, Neath
29/05/71 Paget Rooms, Penarth
01/06/71 City Hall, Salisbury
03/06/71 Civic Hall, Guildford
04/06/71 City Hall, St Albans
13/06/71 City Hall, Newcastle
19/06/71 Waltham Forest Technical College, London
24/06/71 Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
26/06/71 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury (*)
28/06/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
02/07/71 Harrow Inn, Abbey Wood, London
07/07/71 Town Hall, Torquay
14/07/71 Sabbat, Colchester
16/07/71 Hobbit’s Garden, London
25/07/71 Country Club, Hampstead
30/07/71 Silvergate, Lincoln
01/08/71 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline
04/08/71 Big Brother Tavern, Greenford
06/08/71 Red Lion, Leytonstone
07/08/71 Ashdown Forest Festival, Corborough
07/08/71 Harmony Farm, Duddleswell
10/08/71 Nightingale Hotel, Wood Green
21/08/71 Ruissalo, Turku, Finland
23/08/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
28/08/71 Weeley Festival, Clacton
10/09/71 Community Centre, Slough
11/09/71 Nutley Festival
11/09/71 Sevens The Leys, Letchworth
12/09/71 Ivy Todd Farm, Ashdon
15/09/71 Country Club, Hampstead
20/09/71 Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Rd, Edmonton
10/10/71 St Pancras Town Hall, London
23/10/71 City Hall, Newcastle
30/10/71 Winter Gardens, Malvern
02/11/71 Nightingale Hotel, Wood Green
04/11/71 Don Kirchner’s Rock Concert, Los Angeles
06/11/71 Bradford University
09/11/71 Memorial Hall, Barry
19/11/71 Crawley College
20/11/71 St Thomas’s Hall, Canterbury
24/11/71 Big Brother Tavern, Greenford
26/11/71 Temple Club, Wardour Street, London
27/11/71 Farx, Elm Court Youth Centre, Potters Bar
28/11/71 Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage
01/12/71 Country Club, Hampstead
03/12/71 Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
16/12/71 Maidstone Technical College
18/12/71 Coronation Hall, Kingston upon Thames
23/12/71 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/01/72 Public Hall, Wallington
16/01/72 Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage
20/01/72 Warwick University, Coventry
26/01/72 Memorial Hall, Atherstone
27/01/72 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
29/01/72 Harrow Inn, Abbey Wood, London
02/02/72 Bumpers Club, Piccadilly, London
06/02/72 Wake Arms, Epping
11/02/72 University of London (Goldsmith’s College)
12/02/72 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
13/02/72 High Wycombe Technical College
16/02/72 Town Hall, Glastonbury
17/02/72 Toby Jug, Tolworth
22/02/72 Peterborough Technical College
02/03/72 Seymour Hall, London (?)
03/03/72 Seymour Hall, London
08/03/72 Boobs Club, Bristol
10/03/72 Falcon, Eltham
12/03/72 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
17/03/72 Whitelands College, Putney
01/04/72 Town Hall, High Wycombe
15/04/72 Ebbisham Hall, Epsom
28/04/72 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
29/04/72 Rock Club, Wellingborough
02/05/72 Palais des Sports, Paris
07/05/72 Rings Club, London
08/05/72 Woodstock, Cheam
12/05/72 Harrow Inn, Abbey Wood, London
12/05/72 Metro (Van Dike Club), Plymouth
13/05/72 Uxbridge Technical College
18/05/72 Queensway (Civic) Hall, Dunstable
14/06/72 Garden, Penzance
22/06/72 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
27/08/72 Lyceum, Strand, London
06/09/72 St George’s Hall, Liverpool
09/09/72 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
12/09/72 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
16/09/72 City Hall, St Albans
23/09/72 Windsor Free Festival (*)
24/09/72 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
28/09/72 Sundown, Mile End Rd, London
04/10/72 Hard Rock Concert Theatre, Trafford
08/10/72 Locarno, Bristol
11/10/72 Big Brother Tavern, Greenford
11/10/72 Clarences, Halifax (*)
13/10/72 Central London Polytechnic
18/10/72 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
19/10/72 Boathouse, Kew Bridge
21/10/72 Clarences, Halifax
28/10/72 Twickenham Technical College
29/10/72 Empire Pool, Wembley
29/10/72 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
03/11/72 South Bank Polytechnic, London
09/11/72 Archer Hall, Billericay
17/11/72 Town Hall, Cannock
18/11/72 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
22/11/72 Boobs Club, Bristol
24/11/72 London College of Printing, Elephant & Castle
25/11/72 Baths Hall, Epsom
26/11/72 Wake Arms, Epping
01/12/72 Loughborough University
02/12/72 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
03/12/72 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
06/12/72 Town Hall, Oxford
09/12/72 Cranbrook Public School
10/12/72 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
15/12/72 Kettering Grammar School
22/12/72 Peterborough Technical College
23/12/72 St Thomas’s Hall, Canterbury
24/12/72 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
06/01/73 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
07/01/73 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
20/01/73 Shenstone College, Bromsgrove
26/01/73 Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
02/02/73 Top Rank, Doncaster
09/02/73 Amersham College, High Wycombe
10/03/73 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
06/04/73 London College for Distributive Trade
28/04/73 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
21/05/73 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
22/05/73 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
27/05/73 Empire Pool, Wembley
01/06/73 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
02/06/73 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
06/06/73 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
07/06/73 Intercon Club, Kingston upon Hull
15/06/73 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple
16/06/73 Queensway (Civic) Hall, Dunstable
21/06/73 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
23/06/73 Bolton Technical College
28/06/73 Town House, Wellington
29/06/73 Chichester College
30/06/73 Spurriers Town Park, Harlow
04/07/73 Sheffield University
23/07/73 Global Village, Charing Cross, London
28/07/73 Paradiso, Amsterdam
31/08/73 Lyceum, Strand, London
01/09/73 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
22/09/73 Westway Theatre, London
19/10/73 Heavy Steam Machine, Hanley
26/10/73 Red Lion, Leytonstone (?)
01/11/73 London
02/11/73 Civic Hall, Barnsley
09/11/73 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London (?)
09/11/73 Town Hall, Kensington, London
11/11/73 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
01/12/73 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury (*)
02/12/73 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
19/12/73 Quintin Kynaston School, Malborough Hill, London
20/12/73 Town Hall, Kensington, London
21/12/73 Mr Badger’s, Southgate, London
22/12/73 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
27/12/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/01/74 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
18/01/74 Oakwood Park, Maidstone
01/02/74 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
07/02/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/02/74 Pavilion Club, Cheltenham
10/02/74 Civic Hall, Gravesend
15/02/74 Hull Technical College
18/02/74 Golden Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield
22/02/74 White Hart, Acton, London
23/02/74 People’s College, Nottingham
01/03/74 North East London Polytechnic (*)
16/02/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
13/07/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
26/07/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
27/09/75 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
28/09/75 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
12/10/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/10/75 Cleopatra’s, Derby
30/10/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/10/75 Waltham Forest Technical College, London
01/11/75 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend
21/12/75 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
29/12/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
24/01/76 Bradford University
08/03/76 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
09/03/76 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
13/03/76 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
09/07/76 Manor Ballroom, Ipswich
23/07/76 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
03/08/76 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (8/3/76?)
21/08/76 Arenes du Plumaçon, Mont-de-Marsan
24/09/76 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
08/10/76 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
09/10/76 Bradford University
10/10/76 Central Hall, Kettering
15/10/76 Surrey University, Guildford
07/11/76 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/11/76 Warwick University, Coventry
17/11/76 Coatham Bowl, Redcar
19/11/76 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
10/12/76 Salisbury College of Technology
18/12/76 Canterbury Technical College
26/12/76 Top Rank, Sheffield
02/01/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
14/01/77 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
10/02/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
11/02/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
16/03/77 Salisbury College of Technology
05/02/78 St Albans Workshop
19/06/70 Star Hotel, Croydon
24/12/72 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
08/02/73 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
08/11/73 Belsize Park Country Club, London
26/05/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
29/06/74 Town Hall, Fulham, London
04/08/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved