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Quatermass  — timeline 
1969 - 1971
Sep 1969 Quatermass formed
6 Dec 1969 Marquee Club, London
1970 Abbey Road Studios, London

Recording sessions for the eponymous Quatermass LP
22 Jan 1970 Van Dike, Plymouth
21 May 1970 Marquee Club, London
May 1970 Quatermass LP released
June(?) 1970 Stuttgart?, West Germany: Recording for 'P4' West German TV documentary

- Up On The Ground
- Laughing Tackle
June 1970 TV Show, Stockholm, Sweden

- Black Sheep Of The Family
- interview transcript
- One Blind Mice
14 Jul 1970 BBC Radio One 'Mike Harding Show' session
(broadcast on 11 Aug 1970 and *22 Sep 1970)

- Up On The Ground
- Gemini
- One Blind Mice *
28 Jul 1970 BBC Radio One 'Top Gear' session:
(first broadcast 1 Aug 1970)
- One Blind Mice
- Laughing Tackle
- Make Up Your Mind
8 Aug 1970 10th National Jazz & Blues Festival, Plumpton Racecourse, Sussex
29 Aug 1970 Guildhall, Plymouth, with Duster Bennett and Steamhammer
14 Nov 1970 Exeter University, supporting Ginger Baker's Airforce and Gentle Giant
Nov/Dec 1970 Six week tour of USA

As well as the gigs listed below, the band also supported Earth, Wind & Fire and Billy Preston
Nov 1970 Chicago, IL (first gig of the tour)
25-26 Nov 1970
(or 26-27)
Eastown Theater, Detroit, MI, supporting Black Sabbath and Savoy Brown
4-5 Dec 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, supporting The Kinks and Love
17-20 Dec 1970 Fillmore East, New York City, supporting Butterfield Blues Band and Buddy Miles
24 Dec 1970 Los Angeles, CA
29 Jan 1971 Technical College, Southampton
30 Jan 1971 According to that day's issue of Melody Maker, the band were due to score the music for a new movie called 'Friday's Child' to be released on 1 November. The group were set to be seen in the movie during sequences shot in a 'beat club'.
Jan/Feb 1971 A.I.R. Studios, London:

Sessions for the unfinished 2nd LP, produced by Chris Thomas.
The One Blind Mice/Punting single was presumably recorded at this time.
The sessions were apparently abandoned when Pete Robinson became ill.
15 Feb 1971 BBC Radio One 'Mike Harding Show' session
(first broadcast 23 Feb 1971)

- One Blind Mice
- Monster In Paradise
- Laughing Tackle
4 Mar 1971 Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, West Germany

- Monster In Paradise Part 1/Up On The Ground/Monster In Paradise Part 2
- One Blind Mice
- Make Up Your Mind
- Laughing Tackle
Quatermass ticket
14 March 1971 Mannheim, West Germany

- Monster In Paradise Part 1/Up On The Ground/Monster In Paradise Part 2
- Make Up Your Mind
- Gemini
- others??
19 March 1971 Heidelberg University, with Uriah Heep ticket image thanks to Bernhard Laboranowitsch in Germany ♠
April 1971 Quatermass break up


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