Week of 16-21 February 1983 - Joplin's Wine Bar, Low Pavement, Chesterfield (live)


  • Date: 16-21 February 1983
  • Venue: Joplin's Wine Bar
  • Location: Chesterfield

Pulp appeared as part of an attempt to break the world record for longest non-stop cabaret in order to raise money for the arts in Chesterfield. The resulant event lasted 165 hours.

Peter Boam: "The gig in Chesterfield for the non-stop cabaret was arranged by me. It was at Joplin’s Cellar Bar, Low Pavement. Oh yes – we got the Guinness Record – Seven Days Non-Stop Cabaret including music, poetry, theatre, Pulp and a shepherd with sheep. In order to keep things going between acts I played piano wearing my grandmother’s cardigan, ridiculous trousers (blue) and an ostrich feather in my granny’s red silk hat."

The event was covered on the ITV regional news show Calendar - see the following three items that appear in ITN's archive:

1 2 3

However, it's not clear whether these short clips contain any Pulp content amongst the hundreds of acts that played.

The 1983 and 1984 editions of the Guinness Book of Records don't appear to contain any mention of this event, suggesting that Peter Boam was mistaken in saying they got the Guinness Record.

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