I’d seen Girlschool a few weeks earlier supporting Uriah Heep at Newcastle City Hall and had really liked them so when I found out that they were appearing at Sunderland Poly as headliners I thought I’d go along.
I took my camera but there was so little light that I struggled to get any pictures. I’d developed the film myself but there were none that seemed worth printing so I didn’t bother – it was only many years later that I found the negatives and by now I had the technology to scan them in and manipulate them and I managed to be able to get three images off the film!
Ironically a week later we went to the usual Friday night heavy rock session at the Mayfair in Sunderland and found that they were playing there again that night so I got to see them three times in a month! I still have their debut album in my collection!
Parting Shots were the support act at the Poly gig