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October 1993

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2nd October 1993
Blur begin autumn UK tour.  See the full dates here

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4th October 1993
Blur release ‘Sunday Sunday’

 James release ‘Laid’

Teenage Fanclub are back with new album ‘Thirteen’

Thirteen Thirteen

8th October 1993
Sidi Bou Said supported by Drugstore at London’s Imperial College

9th October 1993
Radio 1 announce changes to their line-up, the first reshuffle of new boss Mathew Bannister’s regime. Steve Lamacq & Jo Whiley take over the Evening Session from 6.30-9pm and Mark Radcliffe gets the 10pm slot.

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11th October 1993
Blur issue their infamous ‘Star Shaped’ video

16th October 1993
The hot ticket gig of the night in London sees The Revs and Passion Fruit & Holy Bread support headliners Elastica.

21st October 1993
Salad begin a series of dates to promoting their second single ‘Diminished Clothes’

27th October 1993
Oasis play Keele University, starting a run of four dates supporting BMX Bandits

29th October 1993
Sleeper play north London venue The Water Rats as a warm up for the release of their debut single.

30th October 1993
According to one of their fan sites Supergrass play the King & Queen in Wheatley.


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    Comment number 1.

    The energy was building on the Sugary Tea Tour - britpop certainly hadn't started though as I remember being hassled by the girlfriend of a music journalist for being fascist as I was wearing cherry dockers , Levi jeans and a white Fred Perry at the a London Forum gig.
    Also popped up to Leicester after work on a Sunday for the gig and saw Damon in the window who kindly put me on the guest list.
    By Brighton where I saw My Life Story for the first time. I was no longer a 'racist' as I was wearing a dog tooth buttoned down shirt with tie with. Burgundy suit and suddenly a 'face' . The tide was turning....

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    Comment number 2.

    You could be my elder brother :-) Such an exciting time to be a Blur (and music generally) fan. Though the Tent at Reading is probably my best Blur memory.

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    Comment number 3.

    I'm probably old enough Joe!! The Tent at Reading was certainly the night you could feel something was about to happen - Parklife was one of the encore tracks followed by the glorious For Tomorrow and then a high energy pogo to Advertt. You're right certainly one of their best gigs


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