1977-08-04

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The Police travel from Paris to Mont-de-Marsan
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Date: 1977-08-04
Location: Paris, France -> Mont-de-Marsan, France
Attendees: The Police, The Maniacs, The Boys, The Sean Tyler Gang, journalists

In the morning The Police and other lesser known bands and journalists travelled from Paris to Mont-de-Marsan, France (a 14 hour drive, as a journalist described).


Alan Lee Shaw of The Maniacs remembered this on Unplugged2, a French online punk fanzine (used with the author's permission):

"I think the Clash, the Damned and The Jam went by aeroplane to the festival. Anyway, the Maniacs went on a hired coach from London. On the coach with us were also The Police, The Boys and The Sean Tyla Gang and the journalists Allan Jones (Melody Maker) and Giovanni Dadomo (Sounds) plus Sounds photographer Ian Dickson (also the new manager of the Maniacs) We stopped over in Paris for the night in some cheap Hostel and then next morning we drove down to the south of France to Mont de Marsan. It was a long and very hot journey which I remember well, a lot of our entourage were taking speed (amphetamine sulphate, the fashionable drug, at the time) so as you may guess we were all pretty wired, hot and hyped up."

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sources: Stewart Copeland's diary; Alan Lee Shaw; Melody Maker - August 13, 1977; Punk Sur La Ville! Le Premier Festival Punk De L'Histoire


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