The 1970's

We are still collecting information on this decade. We will try and get as full a record as possible. If you know of any events or have any photos you would be willing to share please get in touch. We would love to have as much history about the venue as possible on these pages.

1970

1971


May: The Radio 1 Club was a way for the BBC to link the listeners at home and the D.J.'s and stars. 
In May 1971 the R1 Club made it to The Civic, with guest DJ Noel Edmonds! A packed out Hall danced and sang their way through the day.



1972

1973



1974

December 11th: The Marian Segal Band (formerly the modern folk rock band Jade) performed at The Civic. They were supported by a young musician called Labi Siffre.
He would go on to write and record "It Must be Love", (covered by Madness), have three Top 40 records - and then record one of the most recognisable songs of the 90's "Something inside so Strong" in 1990.  
1975

January: The Monday Night Group Pantomime performs for the first time at The Civic. 
 
Productions:
Monday Night Group: Dick Whittington


1976

Productions:
Monday Night Group: Aladdin
1977

Productions:
Monday Night Group: Jack and The Beanstalk


1978

April 10th: Kidderminster Operatic Society perform the Midlands premiere of Pip, based on Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

June 23rd: A support band for The Clash, The Prefects performed at The Civic. 
They once got paid in beer for supporting The Clash. They also supported The Buzzcocks and The Damned.
"A strange band who would sing songs that lasted seven seconds and featured kazoo solos; they released no records whilst they were together but did so a year after they split up". quote from Punk77.co.uk
Comedian Frank Skinner failed an audition to join them and John Peel considered them a favourite.

24th November: John Bonham, of Led Zeppelin, played at The Civic with local group GB Band

Productions:
Monday Night Group: Mother Goose

1979

Productions:
Monday Night Group: Queen of Hearts