Nuclear Netclub Updates


30.12.23
  • Added a link to the obituary of Esa Kotilainen in Helsingin Sanomat.
23.12.23
  • Included Helsinki 02.03.88 (Betonimylläri) & Lahti 28.02.96 (Pekka Tegelman & HBA), as well as February-March 1996 HBA tour cities Seinäjoki, Hämeenlinna, Oulu, Raahe, and Jyväskylä, in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Hanko 28.07.78 (Stage All Stars) in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
17.12.23
  • Included Kouvola 22.02.69, 31.01.70 & 20.08.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs. Thanks to Seppo Jarva.
  • Added Jan Arne Handorff's review of Valon vuoksi (Jukka Gustavson, 1979) from Nye Takter 1/1980. Thanks to Hans Beck.
  • Added a link to Jukka Mikkola's article about Esa Kotilainen at YLE website.
  • Added a link to Tuomas Karemo's article about Pedro Hietanen and Esa Kotilainen at YLE website.
  • Added a link to Mark Mallon's interview with Esa Kotilainen in Särö 23-24 (2014).
07.12.23
16.11.23
  • Included Teuva 20.10.72 & 27.10.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
11.11.23
03.11.23
  • Included Saltvik 30.01.66 (Pems) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
27.10.23
  • Included Maalahti & Kruunupyy 13.09.69 & Pietarsaari 06.02.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 16.10.81 (Pembroke-Orma duo) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
20.10.23
  • Included Helsinki 20.08.78 (Madame George) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
19.10.23
  • Included Helsinki 17.10.23 in the list of Wigwam Revisited gigs.
  • Included Kokkola 13.10.23 & Helsinki 17.10.23 (Vesa Aaltonen Prog Band) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
13.10.23
  • Nuclear Netclub 25 years! (Or, to be exact, 25 years, 1 month, 15 days already.)
  • Included Porvoo 13.05.06, 10.11.06, 08.08.08, 28.11.09 & Helsinki 09.01.10 (British Standard), Porvoo 01.02.09 (Björkenheim-Gustavson Quartet), 09.10.09 ("Abbey Road Live In Concert") & 09.12.09 (Uffe Krokfors Band plays Procol Harum), Vaasa 11.10.23 & Oulu 12.10.23 (Vesa Aaltonen Prog Band) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
08.10.23
  • Included Turku 15.01.74 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
01.10.23
  • Included Kokkola 06.01.68 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
30.09.23
  • Included Karjaa 04.06.69, 28.11.70, 06.03.71, 10.03.72 & Lohja 19.05.73 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Tammisaari 11.06.67 & 23.08.67, Hanko 11.06.67, Kokkola 25.11.67 & Karjaa 26.12.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
  • Included Perniö 28.05.66 & Karjaa 19.06.66 (Pems) & Perniö 25.08.66 (Millie-show) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included 'Make My Day' (Orrenmaa Band, 2009) in the list of records with involvement by Pekka Pohjola.
  • Included Helsinki 06.09.07, 07.09.07 & 04.09.09 (SF-Blues), 16.10.07 ("Kuskia ei jätetä"), and 26.10.07 (Erja Lyytinen), in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
29.09.23
  • Included Helsinki 25.01.06 & 26.01.06 (UMO) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
19.09.23
  • Included Helsinki 11.10.79 (Ricky & The Ducks) & 23.11.79 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 20.12.79 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Tampere 16.09.23 (Street Level) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
09.09.23
  • Included Helsinki 26.09.79 (Halonen Recording Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
04.09.23
  • Added a photo of another Wigwam badge from c. 1975. Thanks to Ian Rogers.
  • Included Porvoo 06.10.06 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs, and a review by Pentti Ronkanen.
  • Included Savonlinna 25.08.23 (SF-Blues) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
31.08.23
  • Included Vantaa 29.04.79 (Sahti) & Pyhtää 26.08.23 (SF-Blues) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 02.03.79 (Kassu Halonen Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 30.05.79 (Stoned) in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
14.08.23
  • Included Helsinki 17.11.78 (Sahti) & 20.11.78 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
11.08.23
  • Included Helsinki 17.08.78 (Mike Westhues etc.) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 14.08.78 (Björninen, Gustavson, Suvanto, Helin) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
08.08.23
  • Included Helsinki 28.01.78 (Kosmopojat) & 27.02.78 (Alone Together Orchestra) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Hämeenlinna 11.06.78 (Veltto & Rekku + bändi) in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
  • Included '1973 (Jazz Liisa 02)' (Taivaantemppeli, 2016) in the list of records with involvement by Pekka Rechardt. Thanks to EsaJii.
28.07.23
  • Added a scan of Tarleena Sammalkorpi's review of Must Be The Devil / Greasy Kids' Stuff (Wigwam, 1969) from Teinilehti 10/1969. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Vantaa 16.09.77 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 28.11.77 (Nova) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs. Ad from Helsingin Sanomat.
  • Included Helsinki 14.07.77 (Kosmopojat) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 06.10.77 (Oiling Boiling) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
26.07.23
  • Included Helsinki 19.07.23 (Street Level) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
30.06.23
  • Included Helsinki 22.06.77 (Shitless) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
28.06.23
  • Included Helsinki 13.10.76 (Home Free) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 01.12.76 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
14.06.23
  • Included Helsinki 06.02.76 (Home Free), 26.02.76, 26.03.76 & 24.06.76 (Made In Sweden) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
11.06.23
  • Included Tuusula 09.06.23 in the list of Wigwam Revisited gigs.
  • Included London 27.09.75 (Jukka Tolonen Band) & Helsinki 13.10.75 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
31.05.23
  • Included Porvoo 27.05.23 (British Standard) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 28.07.75, 21.08.75 (N-Club), 04.09.75 & 22.09.75 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
25.05.23
  • Included Helsinki 29.05.75 (Jukka Tolonen Band) & 09.06.75 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
23.05.23
  • Included Helsinki 14.09.74, Turku 06.11.74 & Helsinki 16.11.74 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 08.08.74 (The Boys), 16.08.74, 18.10.74, 22.10.74, 16.11.74, 17.11.74 & Kouvola 23.11.74 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 16.11.74 & 17.11.74 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
19.05.23
  • Included Vihti 16.03.74 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 15.10.73, 22.11.73 & 14.01.74 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 22.11.73 in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
18.05.23
11.05.23
  • Included Espoo 25.12.72 & Helsinki 30.12.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 09.10.72 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 09.10.72 & 18.12.72 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
10.05.23
  • Included Helsinki 11.07.72 & 30.07.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
05.05.23
27.04.23
  • Included Helsinki 15.10.71 & Espoo 25.12.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
26.04.23
  • Included Helsinki 03.09.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 13.07.71 & 24.08.71 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 20.07.71 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
24.04.23
23.04.23
  • Included Lohja 15.04.23 in the list of Wigwam Revisited gigs.
20.04.23
  • Included Helsinki 24.10.70, 27.10.70, 06.12.70, Espoo 08.12.70 & Helsinki 13.02.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
15.04.23
  • Included Helsinki 17.07.70, 25.09.70 & 26.09.70 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 11.08.70 in the gig lists of Jukka Gustavson and Pekka Pohjola (also included Turku 23.08.70, Hasse Walli Eternal). The ad from Helsingin Sanomat.
  • Removed pre-2021 entries from this page.
13.04.23
  • Included Helsinki 27.02.70 (The Boys) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
11.04.23
  • Included Vaasa 17.12.89 (Sakari Kuosmanen Band), Helsinki 01.10.98 (Remu Aaltonen, Andy McCoy, Pekka Pohjola) & Vaasa 05.02.99 (Tuppu Orrenmaa Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
06.04.23
  • Included Espoo 01.04.23 in the list of Wigwam Revisited gigs and two photos by Markku Heinonen.
  • Included Vaasa 11.06.80, 03.10.82 & 25.11.84 (Pekka Pohjola Group) as well as four July 1980 venues in continental Europe (Pori Big Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
29.03.23
  • Included Vaasa 18.01.74 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
24.03.23
  • Included Vaasa 19.01.73 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
23.03.23
  • Included Kokkola 30.05.66 (The Pems) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Kruunupyy 22.07.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
22.03.23
  • Included Vaasa 05.01.68 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
10.03.23
  • Included Vaasa 03.06.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
09.03.23
  • Included Espoo 13.07.69 & Helsinki 17.12.69 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
08.03.23
  • Included Pietarsaari 19.06.82 (Kassu Halonen Band) & Seinäjoki 04.06.83 (Pekka Pohjola Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
05.03.23
  • Included Pietarsaari 10.03.79 (The Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Pietarsaari 29.09.79 (Sahti) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
28.02.23
  • Included Pietarsaari 05.11.65 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
09.02.23
  • Added an advert, from Glåmdalen 15.08.75, for Wigwam's gig in Skarnes, Norway. Thanks to Petri Lahti.
  • Included Helsinki 04.02.23 in the gig lists of Wigwam Revisited and Jukka Gustavson. Thanks to John for the Wigwam Revisited set list.
03.02.23
  • Added to the polls section a scan of NME Vinyl Finals '78, with Wigwam's 'Dark Album' mentioned. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Added a scan of a reader's letter from the NME 29.01.1979 with a passing mention of Wigwam. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Included Hämeenlinna 11.06.78 (Sahti) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs. Advert from Hilse 3/1978. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Included Tampere 20.01.23 in the list of Wigwam Revisited gigs.
16.01.23
  • Included Kauhava 05.01.71 & 30.03.73, Alavus 03.04.71, 08.01.72, 29.04.72, 06.03.73 & 28.07.73, Lapua 28.08.71, and Kurikka 17.12.71, in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Seinäjoki 18.10.81 (Jimbo), 29.11.81 (Hasse Walli All Stars) & 17.02.90 (Pembroke & Heinäsirkka) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Seinäjoki 13.11.78 (Sahti) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Seinäjoki 12.03.79 (The Group) & 13.10.84 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Seinäjoki 17.12.83 (Ryhmäteatteri esittää) in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
  • Dates above collected from the Botnia Beat website.
  • Included 'Suomalaiset sähkökitaristit' (Pekka Laine & Tommi E. Virtanen, 2022) in the bibliographies of Wigwam and Blues Section. Rekku Rechardt and Hasse Walli among the guitarists interviewed in the book.
07.01.23
02.01.23
  • Added scans from the New Musical Express 05.08.78 & 02.09.78 with Wigwam mentioned in the readers' letters section. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Added scans of adverts for the Wigwam gigs in Helsinki 19.06.70 & Loviisa 19.06.70. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Inki tinki minki (YLE TV1 17.11.79) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's appearances on television.
  • Included Eero Koivistoinen's autobiography 'Lennosta kii!' (Teos, 2022) in the Blues Section bibliography.
22.12.22
  • Included Helsinki 08.07.78 (Georg Wadenius band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
05.12.22
  • Included Helsinki 15.01.78 (Alone Together Orchestra) & 06.12.79 (Sahti) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs. Porvoo 03.12.22 (Street Level) was cancelled.
  • Included Helsinki 04.01.70 & Turku 10.08.74 (The Boys), and Helsinki 22.08.74 (Jukka Hauru -kvintetti), in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
02.12.22
29.11.22
  • Added the review by Ben Watson (The Wire 1/2003) of Pekka Pohjola albums Pihkasilmä Kaarnakorva, Harakka Bialoipokku, and Keesojen lehto. Also added the few lines about Wigwam in Daniel Spicer's review of 'Pop Liisa' and 'Jazz Liisa' albums in The Wire 6/2016. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • There was a review by Arttu Seppänen of Fairyport '51th Anniversary Edition' in yesterday's Keskisuomalainen and Savon Sanomat (for subscribers).
23.11.22
  • Included Helsinki 19.01.68, Helsingin mlk 10.02.68, Espoo 24.02.68, Mäntsälä 02.03.68, Helsinki 09.03.68 (Natsa), 17.03.68, 23.04.68 & 25.09.68 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
21.11.22
  • Included Espoo 01.07.67, Tampere 28.08.67, Helsinki 11.11.67 & Tampere 28.11.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
20.11.22
  • Included Tammisaari 02.08.67, Karkkila 05.08.67, Helsingin mlk 11.08.67, Helsinki 18.08.67, 15.09.67 & 16.09.67, Helsingin mlk 23.09.67, Helsinki 29.09.67, in the list of Blues Section gigs.
19.11.22
  • Added a link to Antti Marttinen's review of 'Just My Situation: muistelmat' (Jim Pembroke & Rick Chafen, 2022) in Soundi 9/2022. There was a review (for subscribers) by Kari Salminen, too, in Turun Sanomat 15.11.22.
  • Included Helsinki 07.01.74 in the list of Wigwam gigs. Advert from Helsingin Sanomat. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Espoo 15.09.65 (Beatmakers), Helsinki 16.10.65 ("SM-kitara -66") & 08.01.66, and Espoo 14.08.66 (Pems), in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
10.11.22
  • Added adverts for Wigwam gigs in Helsinki 29.11.69 (HS 29.11.69) and Lappajärvi 14.07.72. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Espoo 08.11.22 (Juvenalia Big Rock Band) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
04.11.22
  • Included Lapua 06.02.71, and added an advert (HS 19.06.69) for Halikko 20.06.69, in the list of Wigwam gigs. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Added adverts, from Helsingin Sanomat 31.07.68, for Blues Section's gigs in Espoo 31.07.68 and Lahti 01.08.68. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
21.10.22
  • Reviews of the book 'Just my situation: muistelmat' (Jim Pembroke & Rick Chafen, 2022): Kai Hirvasnoro (KU 09.10.22; also Kirjoja hyllystäni 02.10.22), Nikki Jääsalmi (Kaaoszine 10.10.22), Esa Järvi (BLOGI2EsaJii 12.10.22), Ismo Koro (Imperiumi 14.10.22), Ilkka Mattila (Helsingin Sanomat 18.10.22, for subscribers).
  • Added to the Hard N'Horny cover gallery photocopies of four sleeves - #1, #2, #3, #4 - that, back in 1988, were preserved in the YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) record library. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Helsinki 20.10.22 (Street Level) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
06.10.22
  • Included Jyväskylä 10.07.22 & Hämeenlinna 30.09.22 (Street Level) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Added an advert, from Helsingin Sanomat 15.06.68, for Blues Section's Espoo gig of the same day. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
04.10.22
  • Included the newly released book 'Just my situation: muistelmat' (Jim Pembroke & Rick Chafen, 2022) in the bibliography. There was a review by Juha Mäkinen in Savon Sanomat 29.09.22.
27.09.22
  • Added the track list of the newly released double CD deluxe edition of Fairyport (Wigwam, 1971). Soon to be released as a four-LP vinyl set, too.
  • Added an advert, from Helsingin Sanomat 26.04.68, for Blues Section's gig in Messuhalli, Helsinki, 30.04.68. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
21.09.22
  • Included Espoo 03.02.68 in the list of Blues Section gigs. Ad from Helsingin Sanomat. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
14.09.22
  • Added a link to Arto Pajukallio's review (Helsingin Sanomat 14.09.22, for subscribers) of Wigwam's recently released live albums.
10.09.22
  • Included Turku 14.04.94 (Pekka Pohjola Group) & 15.04.97 (Tuppu Orrenmaa Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
30.08.22
  • Full set list added for Wigwam Experience's gig in Helsinki 25.08.22. Thanks to Markku Heinonen.
28.08.22
  • Included Turku 05.02.93 (Jim & Rekku) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Turku 14.02.93 & 15.02.93 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
27.08.22
24.08.22
  • Included Turku 09.07.83 (Pekka Pohjola Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Added adverts for Jim Pembroke's gig in Luumäki 20.08.66 (from Helsingin Sanomat 17.08.66), and Wigwam's gig in Helsinki 30.04.69. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
22.08.22
  • Included 'Albert Einstein' (Prodgy X Alchemist, 2013) in the list of records with cover versions of Wigwam songs. Never Turn You In from Lucky Golden Stripes And Starpose (Wigwam, 1976) is sampled on the track 'Bible Paper'. Thanks to Hans Beck. (There also a sample on the track that sounds almost like Pekka Pohjola's 'Kädet suoristavat veden (Hands Straighten The Water)', sped up, but in fact is a Ruphus song.)
  • Added a poster of the Bob Dylan Tribute Tour '77, featuring Jukka Gustavson and Ronnie Österberg. Thanks to Mertsi Toivonen.
  • Included Turku 12.03.81 (Jimbo) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
10.08.22
  • Included Kokkola 16.06.82 (Kassu Halonen) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
08.08.22
04.08.22
  • Added a scan of a Wigwam record ad from New Musical Express 03.04.76, and of Miles' review of Gong and Wigwam's concert at Hammersmith Odeon, London, from New Musical Express 10.04.76. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
19.06.22
  • Included Tampere 17.06.22 & 18.06.22 in the list of Wigwam Experience gigs.
  • Included Riihimäki 24.04.80 (Sahti), Sipoo 25.09.84 (Jukka & Leena Gustavson) & Helsinki 04.06.22 (Vesa Aaltonen Prog Band) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs. Thanks to Juha Nousiainen for the Helsinki set list (and Tampere, too, see above).
16.06.22
  • Included Porvoo 24.02.80 (Sahti) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
15.06.22
  • Included Porvoo 21.05.84 (Jim Pembroke & Kojo) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
12.06.22
  • Added a scan of Bob Edmands's review of 'Tram Driver / Nuclear Nightclub' (Wigwam, 1975) from New Musical Express 06.12.75. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Included Tampere 06.05.22 in the list of Wigwam Experience gigs.
09.06.22
  • Included Porvoo 03.04.75 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
  • Included Porvoo 22.01.78 (Alone Together Orchestra) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Added a scan of a reader's letter from New Musical Express 08.11.75 with a mention of Pekka Pohjola. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Included 'Tie päättyy meren rannalle' (Suonna Kononen, 2022) in the list of Wigwam in fiction.
04.06.22
  • Included Porvoo 26.03.66, Mäntsälä 18.05.66 & Porvoon mlk 09.07.66 (Pems) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Porvoon mlk 01.07.67 & 26.08.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
03.06.22
  • Included Karjaa 16.02.00 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
30.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 18.09.65 (Beatmakers / Jormas-club), Kirkkonummi 21.05.66, 09.07.66 & Parainen 10.08.66 (Pems), and Espoo 21.08.66 (Vanguards?), in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
26.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 25.05.22 in the list of Wigwam Experience gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 14.06.05, 03.08.05 (Tolonen/Pembroke Cover Project) & 27.08.05, 07.09.05 (Stadin Juhlaorkesteri) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 22.04.05 (GRIGUSKIT) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included 'Jazzradio Live!' (YLE Radio 1, 30.05.05) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's radio appearances.
25.05.22
  • Added an advert of B The Magpie (Pekka Pohjola, 1975) from New Music Express 13.09.75. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
23.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 19.05.22 & Imatra 20.05.22 in the list of Wigwam Experience gigs. Thanks to Markku Heinonen for the Helsinki set list.
  • Included Helsinki 23.05.04 & 22.09.04 (Stadin Juhlaorkesteri), and 23.09.04 (UMO), in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included 'Jazzradio live!' (YLE Radio 1, 03.01.05) in the list of Jukka Gustavson's radio appearances.
  • Included 'Kamariorkesteri Avanti! konsertoi' (YLE Radio 1, 11.02.04) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's radio appearances.
16.05.22
  • Added a pair of cuttings from New Musical Express: Wigwam Q & A from NME 21.06.75, and Wigwam entry from NME Book of Modern Music, a supplement to NME 07.10.78. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Included Kouvola 17.10.86 (Pekka Pohjola Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs. Thanks to Joonas Koto.
12.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 15.03.03 (Balls & Jim Pembroke) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 08.03.03, Espoo & Helsinki 23.03.03 in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 30.12.03 & 31.12.03 (XL) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
08.05.22
  • Included Vantaa 06.01.00 (Tungbärare) & Helsinki 25.08.00 (Things You Can't Work Out) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 23.02.00 (Svengi-jengi) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
07.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 27.09.89, Vantaa 15.02.90 (Sakari Kuosmanen Band), Helsinki 06.02.91, 12.02.91 (Otto Donner Band) & 08.09.91 (Pekka Pohjola Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
06.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 23.11.89 (Jim Pembroke, Heinäsirkka & Kimmo Pohjonen), 22.02.90, 12.07.90 (Jim Pembroke & Heinäsirkka) & 16.09.90 (Royal Philharmonics) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
05.05.22
  • There was an interview with former Wigwam drummer Jari "Kepa" Kettunen, 60 years, in Helsingin Sanomat 01.05.22.
  • Included Helsinki 19.02.87 (Pekka Pohjola) & 04.12.87 (UMO) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
03.05.22
  • Included Helsinki 23.02.85 (Kojo & Jim Pembroke), 06.10.85 (Kolumbus-gaala) & 02.10.86 (Astral Brothers) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 23.01.86 & 24.01.86 (UMO) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
28.04.22
10.04.22
  • Included Helsinki 27.05.75 & 27.07.75 (Jukka Tolonen Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs. Advert from Helsingin Sanomat.
09.04.22
05.04.22
  • Added a scan of Wigwam Lookin' Back, Ian MacDonald's article in New Musical Express 10.08.74. Thanks to Antti Koivumäki.
  • Added two scans from Stump 4/1966, Uutta räminää, presenting Mats Huldén's early band The System, and Rattlerit, presenting Måns Groundstroem's early band Rattle Sound Five. Also, added an advert of Jim Pembroke's first single from Suosikki 1/1966. Thanks to Osku Asikainen.
  • Added a link to Vesa Sirén's interview with Pekka Pohjola in Finnish Music Quarterly 3/1994. Thanks to Hans Beck.
31.03.22
  • Included Turku 17.01.73, Vimpeli 27.07.73 & Seinäjoki 28.07.73 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
28.03.22
  • Included Helsinki 30.01.72, 02.02.72, 13.02.72 & 20.02.72 (Svenska Teatern, Pang-Pang) in the list of Wigwam gigs.
13.03.22
  • Included Maarianhamina 03.10.70, Pori 31.01.71 & Espoo 23.07.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
11.03.22
  • Included Helsinki 14.02.69 in the list of Blues Section(!) gigs. The cutting from Hufvudstadsbladet 13.02.69.
  • Included Sipoo 29.08.70 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
08.03.22
  • Included Helsinki 04.02.68 & 13.02.68, Kirkkonummi 15.06.68 & 24.08.68, and Helsinki 23.09.68, in the list of Blues Section gigs.
  • Included 'Klubb 68' (YLE TV2 12.05.68) in the list of Blues Section's television appearances.
04.03.22
  • Included 'Betonimylläri' (YLE TV2 22.03.92) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's television appearances.
  • Included 'Popafton' (YLE TV2 17.12.67) in the list of Blues Section's television appearances. Also added more info about 'Fråck' (YLE TV2 28.05.84).
25.02.22
  • Included Kirkkonummi 19.08.67 in the list of Blues Section gigs.
23.02.22
20.02.22
  • Included Helsinki 06.06.90 (Guitar Giants), and Espoo 25.04.92 & Helsinki 25.07.93 (Pekka Pohjola Group), in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
12.02.22
  • Included Searock (YLE TV1 28.09.85) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's television appearances.
  • Included Helsinki 21.04.88 (Betonimylläri), Porvoo 03.07.88 (Pekka Pohjola Group), and Helsinki 15.01.88 & 10.02.89 (UMO), in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
04.02.22
  • Included Helsinki 16.08.85 (Pekka Pohjola Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs. (Most likely, Helsinki 06.08.83 didn't take place.)
01.02.22
  • Included Helsinki 06.07.80 & 16.10.80 (Pori Big Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
29.01.22
  • Included Helsinki 08.04.80 ("Super jamit"), Helsinki 04.11.88, Vantaa 05.04.89, Helsinki 17.04.89 & 17.05.89 (Väreilyä), Helsinki 21.01.94 & 22.01.94 (Vaihto - ja), Helsinki 20.10.97 (Siltaihmisiä), Helsinki 05.03.98 & 11.03.98 (Zekosto), Järvenpää 15.08.98, Helsinki 11.11.98 (Tapaus Ellipsi), and Helsinki 08.05.99 (Gustavson, Krokfors), in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs. Ad from Helsingin Sanomat.
  • Included Seinäjoki 12.11.83 (Surfin' Pumpkins) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
21.01.22
  • Included Turku 28.06.97 (Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
05.01.22
  • Added 'Nahkasukan ja kauniin Veran mailta' page 1 > page 2 (Seura 18/1970), a set of fashion photos featuring Jim Pembroke. Thanks to Kari Väkeväinen.
  • Included Helsinki 18.03.74, Oulu 21.06.74, and Rovaniemi 22.06.74, in the list of Wigwam gigs. The latter two dates were advertised in Ilta-Sanomat 20.06.74 but did they really take place?
04.01.22
03.01.22
  • Included Salo 02.12.65 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs. Thanks to Mertsi Toivonen.
23.12.21
  • Included Espoo 14.12.71 & Helsinki 09.10.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
17.12.21
  • Included Helsinki 17.10.69 & 14.02.70 (ESO) in the list of Wigwam gigs.
16.12.21
  • Included Espoo 09.12.21, Helsinki 10.12.21 & 11.12.21 in the list of Wigwam Experience gigs. Tampere gigs 03.12.21 & 04.12.21 were postponed to 17.06.22 & 18.06.22.
06.12.21
  • Included in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs: Helsinki 21.08.83 (Surfing Pumpkins), 19.03.84, 02.06.84, Tammisaari 11.08.84 (Jim & Kojo), Helsinki 12.06.85, Tammisaari 12.07.85, Hanko 13.07.85, Turku 15.07.85, 16.07.85, Naantali 17.07.85, Nauvo 20.07.85, Helsinki 04.11.85, 06.11.85 (Jim & Kojo), 31.08.86 (Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen), Vantaa 22.03.88, 23.03.88 & Helsinki 24.10.89 (Heinäsirkka & Jim Pembroke Duo).
  • Included Germany, Austria and the Netherlands dates 19.03.-08.04.82, Helsinki 01.11.82, and Poland dates 15.-19.01.84, in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Added a link to Pekka Laine's review of Unisali (Esa Kotilainen, 2021) in Soundi 10/2021. There was a long interview with Kotilainen in Soundi 9/2021, see an excerpt.
  • Added a link to Juha Seitz's review of Natural High (Jukka Gustavson & Street Level, 2021) in Soundi 8/2021.
05.12.21
  • Included Helsinki 15.02.82, 22.02.82 & 23.03.82 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs. Ad from Helsingin Sanomat.
04.12.21
  • Included 'Kolmas Helsingin laulufestivaali' (YLE TV1, 13.12.80) in the list of Jim Pembroke's television appearances.
  • Included Helsinki 23.04.81 (Jimbo), 12.02.82 & 20.02.82 (Houserockers) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
03.12.21
  • Included Helsinki 11.04.80 in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
01.12.21
  • Included ISBN of the Wigwam audiobook, released in November 2021.
21.11.21
20.11.21
  • Included Loviisa 08.08.21, Pori 14.11.21 & Helsinki 19.11.21 (Street Level) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
16.11.21
  • Included 'Wishful Thinker / Captain Supernatural (live)', the new vinyl release from Lipposen levy ja kasetti, in the list of Wigwam singles.
15.10.21
  • Added a poster for Jim Pembroke & The Pems' gig in Pori 26.02.66. Thanks to Jyrki Laiho.
  • Included 'Diggin' For Gold Vol 12' (2021), featuring Jim Pembroke & The Pems' 'I Don't Mind, I Got Mine', in the list of albums by various artists with tracks by Jim Pembroke. Thanks to Jari Lilja.
  • Added a link to Antti-Jussi Taskinen's bachelor thesis Pohjolasta päin, the aim of which is to analyse the musical phenomena in compositions of Pekka Pohjola.
08.10.21
22.09.21
  • Added pages for Natural High (Jukka Gustavson & Street Level, 2021) & Unisali (Esa Kotilainen, 2021).
  • Included ISBN of the Wigwam book's EPUB version, released in December 2020.
16.09.21
  • It is impossible to keep up with all the Wigwam and related re-releases but I tried and added a number of recent and not so recent entries from Svart Records, Lipposen levy ja kasetti, Rockadillo, and Rolling Records, around the discographies.
12.09.21
  • Added a poster and a photo (Wigwam on upper right corner) from a concert headlined by Slade in the Helsinki Ice Hall 06.11.72. Thanks, Mikael & Ian.
10.09.21
04.09.21
  • Filed guestbook messages 2015-2021 (entries from January 2020 and after May 2021 may be missing). The Dutch 123guestbook.com, which Nuclear Netclub had used since 9 May 2015, went out of business in early August, without prior notice. If you have suggestions of workable guestbook solutions, please let me know.
18.07.21
  • Added a page for Wigwam and related artists on the Finnish Charts. I'm going to remove references to chart positions from the pages of individual albums and singles, since many of them have been based on insufficient and, sometimes, misinterpreted or erroneous sources. Up until the 1990s, there were several competing record charts in Finland.
16.07.21
  • Included Helsinki 28.03.83, 11.04.83, Espoo 15.04.83 & Helsinki 28.06.83 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included the film 'Jokamies' (YLE TV1, 05.11.83), with music by Pekka Pohjola, in the list of television programmes.
30.06.21
  • Included Helsinki 23.01.81 (Tolonen, Pohjola & Esko Linnavalli trio), Köyliö 16.08.81, and Helsinki 15.04.82 & 03.05.82 (Pekka Pohjola Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
22.05.21
  • Included Helsinki 21.08.75 (Unisono), 09.07.78 (Wadenius, Pohjola, Aaltonen), 31.07.78 (Jukka Tolonen Band), 14.11.78 (UMO) & Jyväskylä 03.07.79 (Jyväskylän Big Band) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
  • Included Valokeilassa Mike Oldfield (YLE TV2, 01.03.80) in the list of Pekka Pohjola's television appearances. Apparently, contains material that was later released on Oldfield's 'Exposed' live concert video.
21.05.21
  • Included Helsinki 28.11.74 (Eddie Boyd etc.) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
20.05.21
  • Included Helsinki 12.03.70 (Supersession) & Helsinki 25.08.74 in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs. Adverts from Helsingin Sanomat.
  • Included in the list of interviews: 'Ikimuistoiset sessiot: Måns Groundstroem' by Misha Koivunen (Riffi 2/2021).
17.05.21
  • Included Helsinki 05.11.83-13.10.84 (Eriääri) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
15.05.21
  • Added links to cover versions in Finnish by Antti Mäkelä of three Jim Pembroke-penned songs: Moi, moi vaan (Hey, Hey, Hey), Soita mulle lankalinjaan (Call Me On Your Telephone), Taas piru pääsi sekoittaa (Must Be The Devil).
  • Included Helsinki 22.07.78 & 23.07.78 (Alone Together Band) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 23.07.78 & 25.07.78 (The Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs.
29.04.21
  • Included Plektrum (YLE Swedish programme, 23.04.78) in the list of Jukka Gustavson's radio appearances.
  • Included in the Valon vuoksi (Jukka Gustavson, 1979) page information about the 'Valonvuoksi' mini ballet, see the bottom of the page.
18.04.21
  • Included 'Merikanto ja muita suomalaisia erikoisuuksia' (YLE Rinnakkaisohjelma, 01.11.76) in the list of Jukka Gustavson's radio appearances.
17.04.21
  • Included Kajaani 15.11.75, Turku 02.01.76 & 03.01.76, Ilmajoki 05.06.76, Jyväskylä 06.06.76 & Kuopio 08.06.76 (Yksin yhdessä) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs.
15.04.21
  • Included in the bibliography 'Pave Maijanen: elämän nälkä' (Tammi, 2021), Tommi Saarela's biography of Maijanen which contains lengthy passages about Wigwam.
  • Included Helsinki 04.10.75-12.05.76 (Yksin yhdessä dance work) in the list of Jukka Gustavson gigs. Advert from Helsingin Sanomat.
12.04.21
  • Included 'Ihan hyvä musiikkiohjelma' (MTV TV1, 18.08.79), with a still of Jim Pembroke, in the list of Pedro Hietanen's television appearances. Thanks to Sami Hantula.
  • Included Helsinki 19.03.82, 26.03.82, 02.04.82, 03.04.82 (Houserockers), 14.04.82 (Bluesshakers), 14.06.82 (jam session), 04.07.82 (Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen), 10.07.82, 11.07.82, 01.08.82 (Hotel Olympia house band), 18.08.82, 22.10.82, 17.05.83, 21.05.83 (various), 29.08.83 & 29.10.83 (Surfing Pumpkins) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
  • Included Helsinki 19.03.82 (Mara Halme Band) in the list of Pekka Rechardt gigs.
05.04.21
  • Included 'Eero Koivistoinen - muusikko' (MTV TV1, 26.02.70), with a screenshot, in the list of Wigwam's television appearances. Also, included 'Tämä tähtäimessä' (MTV TV1, 28.07.67) & 'Desibeli-Appelsiini' (MTV TV1, 23.08.83-24.01.84) in the television appearances of Ronnie Österberg and Esa Kotilainen, respectively. Thanks to Sami Hantula.
  • Included Helsinki 27.04.81 (Hasse Walli etc.), 12.06.81, 02.07.81 (Jimbo), 13.07.81 & 20.07.81 (Hasse Walli All Stars) in the list of Jim Pembroke gigs.
29.03.21
  • Included Helsinki 25.06.80 (Pekka Rechardt Ensemble) in the list of Pekka Rechardt's gigs. Advert from Helsingin Sanomat. There was an interview with Rechardt in the newspaper Uusi Suomi 20.06.80.
  • Included 'Iltatähti' (YLE TV2, 13.04.74) in the list of Jim Pembroke's television appearances.
  • Included Lappeenranta 11.01.79 (Jim & Kojo), Helsinki 12.11.80 & Helsinki 21.01.81 (Jim & Jukka Orma) in the list of Jim Pembroke's gigs.
25.03.21
17.03.21
  • Included Utajärvi 12.08.72 in the list of Wigwam gigs, with recollections by Jukka Antila. The advert is from Kaleva.
11.03.21
  • Included Kuopio 05.06.72, Ilmajoki 07.07.72, Helsinki 04.11.72, 13.08.73 & 15.11.73 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
09.03.21
04.03.21
  • Added a link to Kulosaarelainen 1/2021 which contains an article by Mikko Myllykoski, titled 'Rock'n'Kulosaari - epätodennäköinen treenikämppä', about a house where Wigwam had their rehearsal space at one point in the 1970s.
26.02.21
  • Included Helsinki 30.08.71 & 01.09.71 in the list of Wigwam gigs.
25.02.21
05.01.21
  • Included in the bibliography Stephen Howe's article Afterword: Imperialists, Colonisers, Settlers, and Revolutionaries, published in 'Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), where he briefly discusses Jim Pembroke and his possible connections to Ireland.
  • Added a free translation of Tore Neset's review of Rumours On The Rebound (Wigwam, 1979), originally published in the Norwegian music paper Puls 2/1980.
  • Included Helsinki 12.02.79 (The Group) in the list of Pekka Pohjola gigs & 'The Group -yhtye ja Sibelius-Akatemian Sinfoniaorkesteri A konsertoivat' (YLE, Rinnakkaisohjelma 27.03.79) in the list of his radio appearances.