The Clash played their first gig at The Black Swan pub in Sheffield on 4 July 1976 along with The Buzzcocks supporting The Sex Pistols. The band played a four song set that night, which included Protex Blue – later to feature on their debut album The Clash (released on 8 April 1977). The line-up for the Black Swan gig was Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonen, Keith Levene and Terry Chimes.
The Black Swan (‘Mucky Duck’) on Snig Hill played host to numerous perfomers over the years including, amongst others, Joe Cocker, AC/DC and Genesis.
In its more recent incarnation as The Boardwalk, it continued as music venue until it closed in November 2010.
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