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Tootho & the Ring of Confidence
-Chronology-

(1974-1976: Melbourne)
Tootho & the Ring of Confidence 1976
 Rowland S. Howard, Gina Riley and Simon McLean @ the Greville street gig in 1976. Photo credit: Peter Milne.

Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of (studio) recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the Australian band Tootho & the Ring of Confidence.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-
1974-1976
The year in which Tootho & the Ring of Confidence is established. Rowland attends Swinburne Community School.

1974. Rowland, aged 15, attends Swinburne Community School in Hawthorn (Melbourne) together with amongst others Bruce Milne [later Pulp magazine, Au-Go-Go records, Fast Forward tape magazine], Bronwyn Adams [later Crime and the City Solution], Clint Small [later Little Murders], Graham Pitt [later Champagne Edge] and Simon McLean.


Line-up #1a (Melbourne July-1974 - Mid 1975):
Simon McLean (vocals)/ Graham Pitt (bass guitar)/ Clint Small (guitar) and drummer.

1974-1975
Lots of rehearsals and maybe concerts at school(s), no recordings. Songs alledgedly titled "Let's Brush Again" (a.k.a "Let's Twist Again"), "Born To Brush" and other heavy dental music!


Line-up #1b (Melbourne Mid-1975):
Simon McLean (vocals)/ Graham Pitt (bass guitar)/ Clint Small (guitar)/ Rowland S. Howard (rhythm guitar and sax) and Paul Kelly (drums).

Hanging Rock 1976

1976
AU Newham/Hesket,Hanging Rock
(formally known as Mount Diogenes)

Photo: Credit Peter Milne.

Note: During a school (?) outing. Rowland with Simon McLean.


Greville street 1976

1976
AU Melbourne-Prahran,Parc in Greville Street

Photo: Credit Bruce Milne. Another photo credit Peter Milne.

Note: Their only(?) public gig. With Gina Riley, later to become a famous TV/film actress.



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