The Tickets  
Canning Town, London
 

 

 
 KEN SCOTT - GUITAR & VOCALS JOHN McGEADY - BASS
ANDY SCOTT - DRUMS

 

Another talented band that fell by the wayside, in some ways too pop for punk or maybe too punk for pop? The Tickets turned up on many a support slot, usually with the UK Subs, throughout 1978. Many would first hear them on the "Farewell To The Roxy" LP with the classic "Get Yourself Killed" recorded at one of their many dates at the Roxy Club. The line up fluctuated throughout this time, finally settling down to the three piece we know and loved in the summer of 1978.

Championed by Gary Bushell in "Sounds", who published an interview with the band in the "Sounds" 19th of August, 1978 edition, The Tickets did finally get around to issuing a single in 1979; "I'll Be Your Pin Up" / "Guess I'll Have To Sit Alone" 7" (Bridgehouse Records; BHS 3) but split up soon after.

John went on to work with at Bridge House venue and label, Andy with the Cockney Rejects, whilst Ken formed one of the most underrated bands of the 80's,Wasted Youth, who sang tales from the dark side of the street that would have made Lou Reed proud.

 

Their songs included

Get Yourself Killed

Boring People On The Train

I Want You To Know

Getting Too Old

Please Don't Tease

Guess I'll Have To Sit Alone

I'll Be Your Pin Up

True Love

Young Girls

Dreaming

Tonight You're Mine

I Wanna Be Your Dog

let's dance

glad all over

 

KnownGigs

07.09.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (AUDITION NIGHT With THE MEAT & THE CYCLES)

24.09.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (supporting SHAM 69)

15.10.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (supporting BAZOOMIS)

18.10.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON (supporting SKREWDRIVER)

29.10.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With THE TOES & THE SATAN RATS)

18.11.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With THE WASPS & THE SHOPLIFTERS)

19.11.77; CHISLEHURST CAVES, KENT (supporting THE SLITS)

28.11.77; VORTEX, SOHO, LONDON (supporting THE UNWANTED)

01.12.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With DIRTY DOGS, RAPED & BAZOOKA JOE)

25.12.77; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With PEROXIDE ROMANCE, PLASTIX, RAPED, OPEN SORE, BLITZ, THE TICKETS, THE GOATS, WRIST ACTION, UK SUBS, THE JETS, THE STREETS)

31.12.77-02.01.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 ("FAREWELL TO THE ROXY" LP recordings)

06.01.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (With THE BEARS & YOUTHANSIA)

08.03.78; ROYAL HOTEL, LUTON

19.03.78; KATIES, NOTTINGHAM

25.04.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (supporting THE MONOS)

29.05.78; UPSTAIRS AT RONNIES, SOHO, LONDON

08.06.78; NORTH EAST LONDON POLYTECHNIC (supporting UK SUBS)

14.06.78; SATELLITE CITY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ("Farewell To The Roxy" tour)

15.06.78; SATELLITE CITY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ("Farewell To The Roxy" tour)

16.06.78; CLOUDS, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ("Farewell To The Roxy" tour)

18.06.78; CLOUDS, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND ("Farewell To The Roxy" tour)

15.07.78; LONGHOUSE YOUTH CLUB, DAGENHAM (+ PURPLE HEARTS + CLIQUE)

29.07.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (supporting WHITE CATS)

09.08.78; FORRESTERS ARMS, TOOTING, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

12.08.78; TOWN HALL, EAST HAM, LONDON (R.A.R gig with MISTY + MENACE)

10.09.78; CITY TAVERN, CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

22.09.78; ARTS CENTRE, BATTERSEA, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

27.09.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (supporting SHAM 69...secret gig)

28.09.78; PARK TAVERN, STREATHAM, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

29.09.78; MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, ISLINGTON, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

30.09.78; TIDAL BASIN, CANNING TOWN, LONDON

??.10.78; GREENGATE POLYTECHNIC (gig cancelled after fighting during support acts set)

17.10.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

29.10.78; ABERMARLE CLUB, ROMFORD, ESSEX (supporting MENACE)

10.11.78; ARTS CENTRE, BATTERSEA, LONDON (supporting UK SUBS)

14.11.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (Supporting UK SUBS & SECURITY RISK)

17.11.78; MARQUEE CLUB, SOHO, LONDON (supporting ZAINE GRIFF)

12.12.78; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (+ CORVETTES + SECURITY RISK)

13.12.78; THE BRECKNOCK, CAMDEN, LONDON

14.02.79; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (+ PURPLE HEARTS)

12.03.79; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (supporting SCHOOL BULLIES aka THE DAMNED)

23.02.79; MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL COLLEGE, LONDON (+ PURPLE HEARTS)

19.03.79; MUSIC MACHINE, CAMDEN, LONDON (supporting WARM JETS + DOGWATCH)

18.04.79; BRIDGE HOUSE, CANNING TOWN, LONDON (With DARREN'S DEAD FLOWERS)

 

The above Gig advert for 'The Tickets' & 'The Purple Hearts' at the "Middlesex Hospital College", London that took place on Friday 23rd February 1979 appeared in the 'Melody Maker' on 24th Feb 1979.

 

Above is an original gig advert from 'Melody Maker' that appeared on 14th April 1979 when 'The Tickets' & 'Darren's Dead Flowers' (Pre 'Wasted Youth') played the 'Bridge House', Canning Town on Wednesday 18th April 1979.

 

The above Gig advert from Tuesday 14th November 1978 for 'The Tickets', 'The UK Subs' & 'Security Risk' for the "Bridge House", London appeared in the 'NME" on 11th November 1978.

 

Thanks to Joe Public & Terry Murphy for all the above info.

 

 

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