At the end of 1969
Tours in the clubs of London under various names: Hocus Pocus and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, they took the name UFO in Tottenham Court Road club where Pink Floyd often played. Phil, Pete and Mick worked in parallel, and Andy (who had just replaced Colin Turner in the group) was student.
Contract with Beacon Records
19. Jun. 70
Release of first UFO Record Shake It About/Evil on Beacon UK BEA 161
Release of second 7″ from UFO. Come Away Melinda/Unidentifed Flying Object on Beacon UK BEA 165
30. Sep. 70
First BBC Radio Recording – 3 Tracks (Loving Cup, Follow You Home, Melinda).
Third UFO 7″ Disc released. Boogie For George/Treacle People. Beacon UK BEA 172
Release Date First UFO Longplayer titled UFO 1
17. Oct. 70
BBC Disco 2 – Mike Harding presents the rock musicians La, Jimmy Campbell and Rare Birds and UFO, First ever television broadcast of UFO for the BBC on a programme called Disco 2.
22. Feb. 71
London, UK, Marquee Club, Audience Recorded Bootleg UFO at the Marquee Club 1971. First ever Ufo Bootleg (3 Tracks)
08. May 71
Audience Bootleg Recording at the Fördehochhaus in Kiel, Germany. First ever recorded full Ufo Concert
18. Sep. 71
Japan Tour 1971 with 3 Concerts, Open Air 25.9.71, Live Album Recording
01. Oct. 71
Release of Prince Kajuku 7″ Disc in UK. Prince Kajuku/The Coming Of Prince Kajuku. Beacon UK BEA 181
30. Dec. 71
German Beat Club, UFO is playing Boogie for George (Live). Maybe the last performance with Mick Bolton
Mick Bolton leaves UFO
Lights out recorded at AIR Studios, London, UK, 8 Tracks, Length 34:41, Label Chrysalis, Producer Ron Nevison
Start of the Lights out Tour 1977 in Sweden. Concert Poster still shows Danny Peyronel.
Release of the 45″ Single ‘Alone again or’ b/w ‘Electric Phase’ . Ufo never played ‘Alone again or’ live.
UK Release of Lights out Album
Studio 4, Maida Vale, Radio Broadcast: Too Hot to Handle – Try Me – Lights Out. Released on Live at the BBC. Broadcast 22-06-1977 (John Peel Sessions)
The Roundhouse Concert was Filmed and recorded. Offical released 2011 (Bootleg Box Set)
Schenker quits UFO shortly after UK 77 Lights out Tour
Ufo rented Paul Chapman from Lone Star on a temporary basis
Chapman rejoins Lone Star and play at the Reading Festival. Backstage he met Michael Schenker and talked to him that he should continue the successfull US Tour supportimg Rush. Michael Schenker join Ufo again. Also Pete Way was seen backstage at Reading.
Second leg of the US Tour 77 – Ufo supporting Rush together with Max Webster