01/01/1979

Sent off Demo tapes to Record Companies - No response. Demos were recorded at Magee University on a two track machine. Songs:Jenny, Two Timed, Hey Joanna and My New Girl.

05/01/1979

They played the Orchard Gallery with Derry's favourite Mod band, the Sect.

05/01/1979
They played the Orchard Gallery with Derry's favourite Mod band, the Sect.
12/01/1979
Played with The Undertones at Shantallow Community Centre, Derry.Fighting broke out.

05/03/1979

(approx.) The Moondogs play in England for the first time . London, Action Space in "A Sense of Ireland" festival. The band went to see Slade play later that night.

01/04/1979

(approx.) The Moondogs play a free outdoor show in Richmond Street, Derry . It was the only time the band performed "I'm into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits.

09/05/1979

The Moondogs headline a New wave/rock show in the Rialto Derry.

01/06/1979

Played in Dublin - 4 times in 3 days! At the Crofton Hotel,Mc Gonagles, somewhere near St.Stephen's Green and The Baggot Inn.

28/06/1979

Moondogs play the New Drop Inn, Buncrana - We made more money on the hiring of the Ulsterbus than we got for playing!

13/07/1979


The Moondogs headlined the Come and Feel The Noise music festival, supported by Idol Threats, Corner Boys and Dick Tracy and the Green Disaster.

14/07/1979

The Moondogs(sporting Modish garb for the craic) supported The Undertones who headlined the close of the Come and Feel The Noise festival. A brilliant raw and ecstatic crowd that felt the happiness of pure live teenage music that rocked Derry like never before. Gerry got a "Schoolgirl Crush" on the love of his life tonight! - later to be his wife - Rosemarie.

01/08/1979

The Moondogs played with The Beat, Blades , Atrix and others in Galway, a Benefit Gig for Cambodia.

08/10/1979

Orchard Gallery Showing of "Shell Shock Rock" - punk film, plus The Moondogs live.

01/11/1979

First Single released on Good Vibes label - Ya Don't Do Ya / She's 19 - Recorded in Belfast some time before. Thanks to Terry Hooley.

06/11/1979

Write up in Belfast Telegraph by Lynn Riddel.

13/11/1979

Write up in Belfast Telegraph by Lynn Riddel.

13/11/1979

First T.V. appearance recorded in the El Greco Night-club, Derry for the" Roadshow Disco". The band played Two-Timed live and the show contained a 3 minute bio on the group. We were paid 10 each - not bad eh?

20/11/1979

Write up in Belfast Telegraph by Lynn Riddel.

12/12/1979

The Undertones and The Moondogs play the Rialto in Derry . Austin is on the piss and turns up a little late , Billy Doherty sits in on the drums for the first few songs.

30/12/1979

The Undertones supported the Moondogs at Kelly's night-club Portrush.The Moondogs received 1000 for this. The money was used to support the band during the Undertones Humming tour the following May. Many thanks to the Tones again.