In the flesh: A quick jolly through an A to Z of musical acts I’ve seen in person

Well, this is something to do to take my mind off being in and out of hospital, pumped full of drugs and emphatically over the relentless same same Coronavirus/lockdown posts that have infected social media for most of the year. There ARE other things to talk about, he says indefatigably.

Oh, but in this quick list one act is a lie. Bet you can’t guess which.

It’s as easy as… Mind the gap.

 

Aretha Franklin 2015

Blondie (and Debbie Harry*) 1989*, 1990*, 1991*, 1993*, 1998, 1999, 2000*, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

Cure 1997, 2016

Divine 1987

Eurythmics (and Annie Lennox*) 1988, 1989, 1999, 1992*, 2007*, 2018*, 2019*

Father John Misty 2019

Gary Glitter 1991 (yes, I know…)

Human League 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008

Iggy Pop 1987, 1991, 1996, 2019

Johnny Marr 2015, 2017

Kraftwerk 2004, 2013, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158717546390299&set=a.10155387108946677&type=3&theater

Lady Gaga 2009 2010

Madonna 1990 1993 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 2008 2012 2016 (yes, I still know…)

Nina Simone 1998, 1999

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) 2010, 2019

Pet Shop Boys 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Queen 1986

Roxy Music 2001, 2005

Spafford 2019

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158387727260299&set=a.10157974127660299&type=3&theater

Thomas Dolby 2013

U2 1992

Visage 2002, 2005

Whitney Houston 1988

Xxaj Tnemesab (work it out) 2005, 2019

Yazoo 2008

Ziggy Marley 2019

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