Timeline

1978 & 1979

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

November-December 1978

Arabicus formed.

Line-up:

Rehearsals only.

January-March 1979

Ian Dalton leaves. David Lockwood joins on bass.

Rehearsals only.

March-November 1979

Band name changed to Arabicus Pulp.

Mark Swift joins on coal scuttle / drums.

The following super 8 films were made:

December 1979

Band name shortened to Pulp.

Philip Thompson replaces David Lockwood on bass.

Rehearsals only.

1980

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

Pulp's first public live performance:

August 1980
Jimmy Sellars replaces Mark Swift on drums.

October 1980
Jamie Pinchbeck replaces Philip Thompson on bass.

Line-up now:

1981

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

23 April
Wayne Furniss replaces Jimmy Sellars on drums.

7 August 1981
Ken Patten Demo recorded (Ken Patten Studio, Handsworth, Sheffield).

October
Jarvis gives John Peel a copy of the Ken Patten demo at a Radio One Roadshow at Sheffield Polytechnic. An invitation to record a session soon follows.

7 November
Pulp's first Peel Session is recorded (BBC Maida Vale Studios, London). It was broadcast on 18 November.

1982

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

February
The first Pulp song is released: What Do You Say? from the Ken Patten Demo appears on the Your Secret's Safe With Us compilation LP.

10 February
David Hinkler joins the band on guitar, keyboards and trombone.

18 April
The Rotherham Demo is recorded at Kaley Studios.

July
The band takes a new direction: Peter Dalton and Jamie Pinchbeck leave, and Simon Hinkler joins on bass, keyboards and guitar.

August
Peter Boam joins: initially playing drums and later guitar and keyboards.

The line-up is now:

November
Wayne Furniss leaves.

22 August
The Spice Demo is recorded at Input Studio, Sheffield.

27 November to 10 December
Recording sessions for the It mini-LP take place at Victoria Studios, Sheffield.

1983

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

January
Michael Paramore and Tim Allcard (drums) join the band.

April
Magnus Doyle joins on drums. Michael Paramore leaves. Saskia Cocker regularly does backing vocals.

15 January 1983
A further recording session for the It mini-LP takes place at Southern Studios, London.

4 & 5 June 1983
The Everybody's Problem single is recorded at Southern Studios, London (details).

18 April 1983
The mini-LP It is released.

2 May 1983
First single, My Lighthouse, is released.

19 September
Everybody's Problem (single) released.

September
Russell Senior joins on guitar. Simon Hinkler leaves, soon followed by Peter Boam and David Hinkler. The band's sound and attitude changes radically.

Line-up:

For a while the band is put to one side, and instead the focus is on performing Russell Senior's Dadaist play The Fruits of Passion under the name The Wicker Players.

December
Peter Mansell joins on bass.

1984

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

January
Bad Maureen Demo recorded at Vibrasound Studio, Sheffield.

April
Tim Allcard leaves, and Candida Doyle joins, playing keyboards and doing backing vocals.

8 May
Sudan Gerri demo recorded at the Wicker Karate Rooms, Sheffield.

11 November
Ping Pong Jerry Demo recorded at Castle Table Tennis Rooms, Sheffield.

June
Two demo tracks are released on the Company Classics 3 compilation cassette.

Pulp are interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield's R.O.T.T. show. Sudan Gerri demo tracks are played.

1985

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

10 July
Pulp sign their first contract with Fire Records.

November
Jarvis falls out of a window breaking his wrist and ankle as well as fracturing his pelvis. He spends six weeks in hospital.

June
Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) EP recorded at Input Studio, Sheffield (details).

18 November
Little Girl (With Blue Eyes) and Other Pieces EP released.

The Outrage Tour with Dig Vis Drill and Mr. Morality begins:

1986

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

22 and 23 February
Recording session for the Dog Are Everywhere EP at Input Studio, Sheffield.

21 to 27 June
Pulp's second album Freaks is recorded at Input Studio, Sheffield (details).

30 June
The Dogs Are Everywhere EP is released.

The following dates featured Jarvis in a wheelchair:

November 1986
Magnus Doyle leaves, soon followed by Peter Mansell and Candida Doyle. Steven Havenhand takes over on bass, Nick Banks on drums, and Captain Sleep on keyboards. This marks a change of musical direction, based around an East European disco folk influenced sound.

1987

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

January
Candida Doyle rejoins replacing Captain Sleep.

Line-up:

July
Recording session at FON Studio, Sheffield.

December
Another recording session at FON Studio, Sheffield.

5 January
They Suffocate at Night (single) is released.

30 March
Master of the Universe (single) is released.

11 May
Second album, Freaks, is released.

May
Jarvis and Russell are interviewed on BBC Radio Sheffield. Tracks from Freaks are played.

1988

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

January
Antony Genn replaces Steven Havenhand on bass.

September
Jarvis moves to London to study film at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The band is put on hold.

Death Comes to Town is announced as the next single on the FON record label. In the end, it fails to materialise.

November
Steve Mackey replaces Antony Genn on bass.


(The Star, Sheffield, 16th July 1988)

1989

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

17 July
Demo recorded at Priory Studio, Sheffield.

August
Separations is recorded at FON Studio, Sheffield.

1990

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

The band reluctantly re-sign to Fire Records.

1991

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

December
Mark Webber starts regularly joining Pulp onstage to play Stylophone on O.U..

May 1991
Recording session for the Countdown single at FON Studio, Sheffield.

18 March
My Legendary Girlfriend (single) is released.

22 August
Countdown (single) is released.

July
Pulp's first TV appearance. Six songs from the concert at the Leadmill on the 16th March are broadcast on the New Sessions (ITV).

12 August
Stage One (ITV): concert footage broadcast.

11 September
First national radio appearance. A live session on Hit the North (BBC Radio 5).

October
Most of Pulp's set at Festival Les Inrockuptibles (La Cigale, Paris) is broadcast on French national radio.

1992

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

O.U. tour:

Babies tour:

30 May
Session recorded for Mark Goodier's Evening Session (BBC Radio 1)

October
The Babies promo video is played on The Chart Show (ITV)

17 November
Pulp's first Black Session: a 10-song live session on French national radio.

1993

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

Razzmatazz tour:

Lipgloss tour:

19 January
A TV concert recorded at the Astoria Theatre in London. Broadcast on The Beat in February.

7 February
Pulp record their second Peel session: eleven years after the first one.

17 February
Hit the North session recorded (BBC Radio 5).

2 April
Irish TV appearance on JMTV Rocks the Garden (RTE1).

5 April
Live set broadcast from the Leadmill in Sheffield (Sound City '93, BBC Radio One)

23 April
The Warehouse (ITV)

12 August
No Stilletos (BBC2)

20 August
News At Night (MTV)

16 November
Live session on the Mark Radcliffe Show (BBC Radio 1).

17 November
A cameo appearance on Sean's Show (a comedy series) (Channel 4)

19 November
The Word (Channel 4)

1994

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

His 'n' Hers UK Tour:

His 'n' Hers French Tour:

North American tour:

French tour:

March
Concert filmed at the Astoria Theatre broadcast on The Beat (ITV).

15 March
A second Black Session recorded for French radio (France Inter).

22 March
An acoustic session for the Pete Aherne Show (BBC GLR).

22 March
A performance for MTV's Most Wanted.

4 April
Concert broadcast on BBC Radio 1 from the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow for the annual Sound City event.

16 May
French acoustic radio session for Le Top 50 (Europe 1).

24 May
Naked City (ITV).

27 May
Butt Naked (Channel 4).

2 June
First Top of the Pops appearance with Babies.

2 June
Le Circle De Minuit (TF2, France).

4 June
Le Plein De Super (Canal+, France).

26 June
4 Goes to Glastonbury: 2 songs broadcast (Channel 4).

9 July
Most of Pulp's set at the previous month's Glastonbury Festival is broadcast on the John Peel Show (BBC Radio 1).

7 August
TV in the Park (ITV).

13 September
Mercury Music Prize Awards (BBC Radio 1 and BBC2). Pulp narrowly lose out to M People.

19 September
First US radio appearance. A session for WRAS in Atlanta.

October to December
Five songs from the Reading Festival are broadcast on The Beat (ITV).

5 October
A concert from Birmingham's Aston Villa Leisure Centre is broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

12 October
Another French radio session played (Le Top Live, Europe 1).

22 October
Third Peel Session recorded.

26 December
Babies from The Prince's Trust Gala Concert is broadcast (BBC1).

1995

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

Different Class UK tour:

Different Class European tour:

UK Christmas mini-tour:

1996

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

Japanese tour:

Scandinavian tour:

UK arena tour:

North American tour:

European tour:

1997

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

1998

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

This Is Hardcore USA / Canada tour:

This Is Hardcore European Festival Tour:

Japanese tour:

Australia and New Zealand tour:

UK Arena Tour:

1999

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

2000

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

2001

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

We Love Life UK tour:

2002

Events

Studio sessions

Releases

Live dates

Radio and television

June
It is announced that the band will leave Island Records following the release of a 'Best Of' compilation at the end of the year.

December
The band goes on an extended hiatus. The future of Pulp is uncertain.

January or February
B-sides for the Bad Cover Version single recorded.

September
Hits compilation bonus track recorded.

15 April
Bad Cover Version (single).

18 November
Hits (singles compilation).

9 December
Hits (DVD).

UK Forest Tour:

14 April
T4 (Channel 4)

26 April
Bad Cover Version played on Top of the Pops (BBC1)

14 July
Pulp at the Eden Project: 10 songs broadcast (BBC Choice)

27 August
Two songs broadcast from the Scott Piering tribute concert - 4 Scott (Channel 4)

28 August
Six songs from Pulp's Reading Festival appearance are played on the John Peel Show (BBC Radio 1). Later four songs are also broadcast on ITV.

17 December
Most of the set from Pulp's final concert at the Auto Festival in Rotherham is broadcast on the Dream Ticket (BBC 6 Music).

31 December
Final TV appearance on Jools Holland's New Year Hootenanny 2002 (BBC2)

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