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Diary (1980)


Rehearsals


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Rehearsals for the next album started at Robert Smith's parents house. Instrumental versions of A Forest, Seventeen Seconds, Play For Today, M, In Your House, Another Journey By Train and At Night were recorded.

Note: Ten Imaginary Years biography states another date: 3 January 1980

More Rehearsals


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Next week, they continued with songs like Secrets, The Final Sound, Untitled (later entitled A Reflection). Both rehearsal sessions were recorded on a two-track reel to reel.

Recording Session


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From 13th to 20th January 1980, The Cure recorded all 11 tracks at Morgan Studios with the producer Mike Hedges.

Mixing New Album


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From 4th to 10th February 1980, new material was mixed at Morgan Studios.

Boys Don't Cry


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In February 1980, compilation album Boys Don't Cry (put together by Chris Parry) has been released in America.

Another Peel Session


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On 3 March 1980, the band recorded another John Peel Session at Maida Vale Studios in London.

Three Night at Marquee


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The Cure played first three shows of this year at Marquee club in London.

Last Time in Crawley


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On 18 March 1980, The Cure played The Lakeside in Crawley for free to save this venue. Porl Thompson and Frank Bell joined the band on stage for an encore - I'm A Cult Hero and I Dig You.

The Cult Heroes


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On 23 March 1980, The Cult Heroes (supporting The Passion) played their first and last show ever at Marquee Club in London.

A Forest


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On 28 March 1980, The Cure released a new single A Forest, taken from the forthcoming album Seventeen Seconds.

Seventeen Seconds


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On 18 April 1980, The Cure released their second album entitled Seventeen Seconds.

Top of the Pops


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On 23 April 1980, The Cure did a playback performance of A Forest on Top of the Pops, filmed at BBC Television Centre in London.

Line-up Change


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After the tour in Australia, Matthieu Hartley has left the band.

Follies


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On 7 October 1980, The Cure did a live TV performance at RTBF studios in Brussels.

Times Square


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The Cure's song Grinding Halt appeared in the American film Times Square and was included on the soundtrack, which was released on 8 October 1980 on the RSO label and distributed by Polydor in the United Kingdom.

Japanese version was released later on 28 October 1980.