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1970
Shagrat's one and only gig, on the bill of the Phun City festival, 24th-26th July 1970 Shagrat performed on Saturday (25th), for about 30-45 minutes in the late afternoon

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Shagrat's one and only gig, on the bill of the Phun City festival, 24th-26th July 1970. Also on the Bill Took's friends The Pink Fairies
Friends report :August 21st 1970:- The Pink Fairies lived up to expectations and played part of their set in the nude.

Page 8 International Times :Aug 13th -27th 1970:- The amazing Pink Fairies strip show follows, with Russ & Twink rolling Naked on the stage. The Poetry Festival & Sc i-Fi Conference get off to a bad start as the inflatable domes they're supposed to be happening in are still lying flat on the grass. The poetry starts in the Christian tent, but is evicted after complaints from the missionaries about obscenity. The BIT & Radio Geronimo newspapers are distributed around the ground. The 2 inflatables finally inflate & as the sun sets the MC5 start into their truly amazing set. As darkness falls, the lightshows go into full action for the first time & the ground becomes a mass of colour. For the first time a festival is a real environment. Legs Larry Smith & Steve Took's new band, Shagrat, follow MC5 & when the music finishes the audience retire to various holes & nooks for sleep & narcotics.

The Christmas Space Party at the Roundhouse, Sunday 13th December 1970.  Billed as Shagrat's second gig, this would eventually go ahead as Steve's first solo gig, due to prior commitments for both Larry Wallis and Dave Bidwell The Christmas Space Party at the Roundhouse, Sunday 13th December 1970. Billed as Shagrat's second gig, this would eventually go ahead as Steve's first solo gig, due to prior commitments for both Larry Wallis and Dave Bidwell
Another advertisment for the same gig Another advertisment for the same gig
Yet another, this one reflecting the change in circumstances Yet another, this one reflecting the change in circumstances


1971
Steve opens for Hawkwind and Open Road at Chiswick Town Hall, Friday 20th August 1971 Steve opens for Hawkwind and Open Road at Chiswick Town Hall, Friday 20th August 1971
Support slot for Hawkwind, Chatham Central Hall, Thursday 18th November 1971 Support slot for Hawkwind, Chatham Central Hall, Thursday 18th November 1971
Steve Took on tour!  Three night mini-tour of the southwest, sponsored by Community Music, 21st-23rd December 1971, headlining at the Van Dyke Club Plymouth (21st, benefit for the local Community Workshop) and Queens Hall, Barnstaple (22nd, benefit for North Devon Snail, Joly in attendance) and supporting Stealer's Wheel at the Garden, Penzance (23rd, benefit for OHM Cambourne)  A photo of the Barnstaple gig can be seen in the photographs section of this site; an account by Steve of his railway journey between the Barnstaple and Penzance gigs can be read in the 'Down In Ladbroke Grove' article in the Interviews section. Three night mini-tour of the southwest, sponsored by Community Music, 21st-23rd December 1971, headlining at the Van Dyke Club Plymouth (21st, benefit for the local Community Workshop) and Queens Hall, Barnstaple (22nd, benefit for North Devon Snail, Joly in attendance - See pic on right) and supporting Stealer's Wheel at the Garden, Penzance (23rd, benefit for OHM Cambourne). An account by Steve of his railway journey between the Barnstaple and Penzance gigs can be read in the 'Down In Ladbroke Grove' article from January 8th 1972. Larger version of the gig flyer with Barstable gig photo


1972
A Nasty Ball, Bumpers nightclub, London, 2nd February 1972, Benefit all-nighter for defence fund for Mick Farren-edited underground comic anthology Nasty Tales, (then being prosecuted for obscenity after copies were seized during a raid on the offices of International Times, timed by the police to coincide with the 1971 Glastonbury Festival)
A Nasty Ball, Bumpers nightclub, London, 2nd February 1972, Benefit all-nighter for defence fund for Mick Farren-edited underground comic anthology Nasty Tales, (then being prosecuted for obscenity after copies were seized during a raid on the offices of International Times, timed by the police to coincide with the 1971 Glastonbury Festival)
Another advertisment for the same event.  Both flyers, as with several others on this page, feature artwork by Edward Barker Another advertisment for the same event. Both flyers, as with several others on this page, feature artwork by Edward Barker
24th March 1972, Steve second on the bill beneath Hawkwind and above Magic Muscle, featuring Adrian Shaw, later to play bass for Steve's 1974 band, as well as Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix and very nearly for T.Rex in 1977.  This is the second of three gigs in little over 24 hours!  Steve opened for Barclay James Harvest and Flash at the Bracknell Leisure Centre, Berkshire, earlier that evening and the next night would play another Hawkwind support slot at the Dagenham Village Roundhouse. 24th March 1972, Steve second on the bill beneath Hawkwind and above Magic Muscle, featuring Adrian Shaw, later to play bass for Steve's 1974 band, as well as Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix and very nearly for T.Rex in 1977. This is the second of three gigs in little over 24 hours! Steve opened for Barclay James Harvest and Flash at the Bracknell Leisure Centre, Berkshire, earlier that evening and the next night would play another Hawkwind support slot at the Dagenham Village Roundhouse.
CND festival outside Aldermaston nuclear base, 3rd April 1972.  Tim Rundall editor of Pink Fairies fanzine Uncle Harry's City Kids was in attendance.  The mention of T.Rex on the flyer caused many young female Bolan fans to turn up at the gig and they and Took spent a happy afternoon annoying the hell out of each other!  Took's own account of the day's events are reprinted in Charles Shaar Murray's book 'Shots from the Hip' CND festival outside Aldermaston nuclear base, 3rd April 1972. Tim Rundall editor of Pink Fairies fanzine Uncle Harry's City Kids was in attendance. The mention of T.Rex on the flyer caused many young female Bolan fans to turn up at the gig and they and Took spent a happy afternoon annoying the hell out of each other! Read Took's own account of the day's events which were reprinted in Charles Shaar Murray's book 'Shots from the Hip'.
Another Nasty Ball, Bumpers nightclub, London, 26th April 1972 Another Nasty Ball, Bumpers Nightclub, London, 26th April 1972

THANK YOU FLYER - STEVE TOOK'S NAME SPENT INCORRECTLY! THANK YOU FLYER - STEVE TOOK'S NAME SPENT INCORRECTLY!

1978
Steve Took's Horns @ 'Nik Turner's Bohemian Love-In' Steve Took's Horns @ 'Nik Turner's Bohemian Love-In'

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