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17th January   “The Warner Bothers Music Show” with The Doobie Brothers, Montrose Doobie Bros/Montrose  ticket 1975
18th January   “The Warner Bothers Music Show” with The Doobie Brothers, Tower Of Power, Bonaroo
19th January   “The Warner Bothers Music Show”
Afternoon show - The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat
Evening show - The Doobie Brothers, Graham Central Station
  Little Feat upstage everyone with rave reviews Doobie Bros Ower of Power ticket
Doobie Bros/Little Feat ticket
10th February   The Bothy Band Bothy Band ticket
15th February  

Dr. Feelgood, Chillie Willie & The Red Hot Peppers, Kokomo

The Naughty Rhythms Tour

Kokomo press advert
    Naughty Rhthms Tour advert
16th February   Baker-Gurvitz Army
17th February   Soft Machine, Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House Press Advert Soft Machine ticket
21st February   Black Oak Arkansas, Sassafrass Press Advert
26th February   Chuck Berry,Maxin, DJ Bob Stewart Chuck Berry programme Chuck Berry ticket
28th February   The Edgar Broughton Band, Dave Ellis Edgar Broughton Band programme Press Advert
        Edgar Broughton advert
1st March   Return to Forever, Zzebra Return to Forever ticket
8th March  

Suzi Quatro, Cozy Powell's Hammer, The Arrows

Featuring acts on RAK Records

RAK Rocks ticket
      RAK Rocks pictures RAK Rocks advert
9th March   Caravan, Renaissance Caravan ticket
15th March   Andy Fraser Group, Mike Heron's Reputation AndyFraserGroupPoster
16th March   Procol Harum, Richard & Linda Thompson, Sassafras, Frankie Miller, Kevin Coyne, John Martyn and Hatfield & The North Press Advert
    This turns out to be the Closing Show as the theatre runs into money trouble again. Biffo were faced with a bill for £180,000 to keep the building in a preserved state. Biffo claimed that they had spent £60,000 on repairs to the building.
    Chrysalis releases an album commemorated the passing of The Rainbow Theatre as a rock venue, and included a live rendition of "Saviour", by Kevin Coyne (with Archie Leggatt and Andy Summers), and a longer, but still annoyingly truncated live edit of "Halfway Between Heaven and Earth", than that included on Hatfield and the North's posthumous LP, "Afters". The back sleeve of "Afters" includes a small note from a Japanese fan about the Rainbow gig, claiming that their performance had, "...made my heart a prisoner."  
    Video link to 'Hatfield & The North's performanceVideo link to Kevin Coyne performing "Strange Locomotion" at this concert   Last Show Live ticket
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