Back on this day 25 years ago............SATURDAY MARCH 12th 1977
The Clash, the newly stitched up Generation X and the first ever all girl punk band The Slits, play the Colliseum, Harlesden London tonight. The Clash part company with original drummer Tory Crimes (AKA Terry Chimes) after tonights show. He wasn't happy with the bands direction and has only been sitting in till they find a replacement.
The Slits in tantrum mode -'Erica Echenberg' (Don't Care collection)
The Slits making their world debut tonight formed in January 1977 and consisted of 4 very loud and uncompromising teenage girls one of whom (Arri Up the singer) is only 14! They "splattered onto the scene like a bursting boil!" said one critic. They live up to that description and after only 3 gigs are thrown in at the deep end as bottom of the bill support on the Clash's forthcoming 'White Riot' Tour.
Rock Scene March 1977 - (?)
The Buzzcocks
play The Vault in Brighton tonight.
Johnny Thunders on the right track - ?
Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers sign a one off record contract with the suitably named Track Records. However nothing materialises till May.

play Berkshire College, Reading tonight.

play  C.F.Mott College, LiverpooL tonight.

Shakin Streets & The Zips play the Roxy tonight.

The Prefects make their world debut at a drunken party in Woodstock Road Birmingham tonight. "We got pisssed, trashed our equipment and the party ended with 5 police cars on the doorstep!" - Alan Apperley (The Prefects)

Yeah them again! They seem to have gotten into more trouble in the early hours of this morning. The incident occurred at the Speakeasy Club in London which was frequented by old music biz types. BBC TV presenter of the Rock programme Old Grey Whistle Test, swispering Bob Harris (Hippy) was at the club with a band called Bandit. Also in the club were various Sex Pistols and friends. A certain John Wardle (later to become Jah Wobble of PIL infamy) who was also in the company of the Sex Pistols asked Bob Harris why he doesn't have the Sex Pistols on his show? He supposedly replied "We don't want the Sex Pistols on the programme, does that answer your question?" Some insults started flying  between the bands and one of Bandit pushed Sid who apparently retaliated and called Bob Harris's mate George Nicholson an old cunt. The resulting scuffle left Mr Nicholson requiring stitches to a cut on his head and Mr Harris gettiing death threats. Within the next few days this would bring more headlines.