Live 1984


Royal Court Theatre Liverpool – 10th January 1984

My City Was Gone | Message of Love | The Adultress | Time the Avenger | Stop Your Sobbing | I Go to Sleep | Thin Line Between Love and Hate | Private Life | I Hurt You | Back on the Chain Gang | Mystery Achievement | Middle of the Road | The Wait | Up the Neck | Precious | 2000 Miles | Brass in Pocket | Money (That’s What I Want)

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard


Seattle Center Arena, Seattle WA – 22nd February 1984

The Wait | Message of Love | The Adultress | Time the Avenger | Show Me |Thin Line Between Love and Hate | My City Was Gone | Private Life | Waste Not, Want Not | Stop Your Sobbing | Back on the Chain Gang | Watching the Clothes | Mystery Achievement | Middle of the Road | Up the Neck | Precious | Brass in Pocket | Money (That’s What I Want) | Thumbelina | Tattooed Love Boys

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard


Universal Amphitheatre, LA – 7th March 1984

The Wait | Message Of Love | The Adultress | Time The Avenger | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Kid | I Go To Sleep | Thin Line Between Love And Hate | Waste Not Want Not | Thumbelina | Back On The Chain Gang | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road | Stop Your Sobbing | Talk Of The Town | Brass In Pocket | Up The Neck / Locomotion | Precious

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Sunrise Musical Theater, Ft. Lauderdale – 28th March 1984

The Wait | Message of Love | The Adultress | Time the Avenger | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk of The Town | Private Life | Thin Line Between Love and Hate | Thumbelina | Back On The Chain Gang | Pack It Up | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Mystery Achievement | Middle of the Road | Up The Neck | Precious | Roomful Of Mirrors

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

The Fox Theatre, Detroit –  8th April 1984


The Wait | The Adultress | Time the Avenger | My City Was Gone | Talk of the Town | Thin Line Between Love and Hate | Thumbelina | Back on the Chain Gang | Mystery Achievement | Middle of the Road | Up the Neck | Precious |Brass in Pocket | Tattooed Love Boys

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Watch this show as well.

Tower Theater – Upper Darby, PA – 18th April 1984

The Wait | Message Of Love
The Adultress | Time The Avenger | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk Of The Town | Private Life | Thin Line Between Love And Hate | Thumbelina | Back On The Chain Gang | Pack It Up | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road | Up The Neck | Precious | Room Full Of Mirrors | Brass In Pocket | Tattooed Love Boys

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Radio City Music City Hall, NY – 1st May 1984


The Wait | Message Of Love | The Adultress | Time The Avenger | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk Of The Town | Birds of Paradise | Thin Line Between Love and Hate | Thumbelina | Back On The Chain Gang | Pack It Up | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road | Up The Neck | Precious

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

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Palais d’hiver Lyon – 8th June 1984


The Wait | Message Of Love | The Adultress | Time The Avenger | Thumbelina | Show Me | Thin Line Between Love & Hate | My City Was Gone | Kid | Back On The Chain Gang | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Mystery Achievement | Up The Neck | Middle Of The Road | Precious | Brass In Pocket | Roomful Of Mirrors

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Strange gig, they seem to have some kind of echo machine on Chrissie mike, Precious goes funk in the middle of it and Martin goes mad on the drums, you have to listen to this gig to understand it.
Oh and Chrissie speaks french.

Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 1st August 1984

Time the Avenger | Message of Love | The Adultress | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk of the Town | I Go To Sleep | Thin Line Between Love & Hate | Stop Your Sobbing | Back On The Chain Gang | Bad Boys Get Spanked | The Wait | Mystery Achievement | Up The Neck | Middle of the Road | Thumbelina | Room Full of Mirrors | Brass In Pocket | 2000 Miles | Precious

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Touring with Simple Minds, Chrissie introduces Show Me as a love
song for all the unborn babies including mine. Later on in the
show she apologises for not being able to rush back on stage due
to her being old and pregnant, you got to love her.

Jones Beach Marine Theatre, New York – 4th August 1984

Time The Avenger | Message Of Love | The Adultress | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk Of The Town | I Go To Sleep | Thin Line Between Love And Hate | Stop Your Sobbing | Back On The Chain Gang | Bad Boys Get Spanked | The Wait | Mystery Achievement

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

Nice recording, the recorder cut out the audience after each track
was finished so a little bit unusual, but as with all Pretenders shows
well worth a listen.

Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan – 13th September 1984

Time The Avenger | Message Of Love | My City Was Gone | Show Me | Talk Of The Town | I Go To Sleep | Thin Line Between Love And Hate | Back On The Chain Gang | Bad Boys Get Spanked | The Wait | Stop Your Sobbing | Up The Neck | Middle Of The Road | 2000 Miles | Brass In Pocket | Room Full Of Mirrors

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Rupert Black – Keyboard

 

This page is a tribute to Rupert Black keyboardist for The Pretenders, Talk Talk and Pretenders by The Talk Of The Town. I had the privilege of meeting him and he was such a gentleman and the stories he had to tell. 

Miss you Rupert.

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