THE HUMAN LEAGUE - TIMELINE

                   
1955                  
02/05 Jo Callis is born
     
02/10 Philip Oakey is born
1956    
19/05 Martyn Ware is born
     
30/06 Philip Adrian Wright is born
     
11/11 Ian Craig Marsh is born
1957    
24/12 Ian Burden is born
1963    
26/03 Susanne Sulley is born
     
18/09 Joanne Catherall is born
1965    
11/11 Russell Dennett is born
1977    
??/06 The Human League is formed by Ware, Marsh and Oakey*
1978    
??/01 The band is signed by Bob Last to Fast Product Records
     
12/06 First live show (Sheffield Psalter Lane Art Collage) *
     
??/06 Philip Adrian Wright joins the band
     
30/06 Being Boiled is released as a single by Fast Product Records
     
08/08 Performs 4 songs at BBCís famous John Peel Sessions
     
??/12 Supports Siouxie And The Banshees on their UK tour
1979    
??/05 The band is signed to Virgin Records
     
??/05 Performs in Europe for the first time as they support Iggy Pop on his european tour
     
01/06 The Dignity Of Labour is released as a single by Fast Product Records/Virgin Records
     
11/07 I Donít Depend On You is released as a single by Virgin Records under the alias ďThe MenĒ
     
05/10 The Reproduction album is released by Virgin Records
     
15/10 Empire State Human is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
19/11 Kick off the 13-date UK Reproduction tour in Huddersfield
1980    
16/04 The Holiday í80 e.p. is released by Virgin Records
     
??/04 The band appears on the UK Singles Charts for the first time as the Holiday '80 e.p. enters at number 80
     
08/05

 

The band make their debut on Top Of The Pops performing Rock 'N' Roll

     
08/05 Kick off the 19-date UK/European Travelogue tour in Portsmouth
     
15/05 The Travelogue album is released by Virgin Records
     
22/05

The band appears on the UK Album Charts for the first time as the Travelogue album enters at

number 16

     
14/06 Empire State Human is re-released as a double 7" single with Toyota City/Life Kills by Virgin Records
     
??/09 Being Boiled is re-released as a single in a re-recorded version by Virgin Records
     
??/10 Ian Craig Marsh leaves the band
     
??/10 Martyn Ware leaves the band
     
??/11 Ian Burden joins the band
     
??/11 Susanne Sulley joins the band
     
??/11 Joanne Catherall joins the band
1981    
17/02 Boys And Girls is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
17/04 The Sound Of The Crowd is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
??/05 Jo Callis joins the band
     
30/07 Love Action (I Believe In Love) is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
02/10 Open Your Heart is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
16/10 The Dare album is released by Virgin Records
     
??/10 Mike Doulgas joins the band temporary for live work on the Dare tour of UK, Europe, Asia and America

 
     
31/10 Dare top the UK album Charts
     
20/11 Donít You Want Me is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
20/11 Kick off the 20-date UK Dare Tour in Glasgow
     
12/12 Donít You Want Me top the UK Single Charts (for 5 weeks)
1982    
09/01 Dare re-enters the number 1 spot on the UK album charts
     
09/01 Being Boiled is re-released by Virgin Records and this time charts at no 6
     
??/02 Wins "British Breakthrough Act" category at the Brit Awards, while Martin Rushent wins "Best Producer"
     
??/02 Kicks off the European Dare Tour
     
??/05 The band performs in America & Australia for the first time as they kick off the US/Australian Dare Tour
     
22/06 Love And Dancing is released by Virgin Records
     
03/07 Donít You Want Me top the US Billboard Single Charts (for 3 weeks)
     
??/?? The biography "The Story Of A Band Called The Human League" is published by Proteus Limited
     
??/?? The biography "Perfect Pop - The Human League" is published by W.H. Allen & Co
     
11/11 Mirror Man is released as a single by Virgin Records
1983    
??/?? Mirror Man is released as one of the worlds first video-singles by Virgin Records
23/02 The band is nominated for a Grammy Award as "Best New Artist", but Men At Work beat them
     
15/04 (Keep Feeling) Fascination is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
??/05 The Fascination! e.p. is released in Canada/America by Polygram Records
     
??/?? Jim Russell joins the band for studio work (and later live work and song writing)
     
??/?? Dro Records releases the Nick Fury single Amor Secreto in Spain, which features Oakey, Burden and Callis, while Oakey also produces the track
1984    
24/04 The Lebanon is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
12/05 The Hysteria album is released by Virgin Records
     
18/06 Life On Your Own is released as a single by Virign Records
     
??/?? Jo Callis leaves the band
     
10/09 Virgin Records releases Oakey's collaboration with Mororder with the single Together In Electric Dreams
     
05/11 Louise is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
??/11 Stephen Fellowes joins the band temporary for live work at the Ethiopia Benefit gig in Sheffield and as songwriter for the Crash and Secrets albums

 

     
??/11 Andy Peake joins the band temporary for live work at the Ethiopia Benefit gig in Sheffield
     
??/12 The band play a one-off benefit gig for Ehtiopia in Sheffield
1986    
??/?? Philip Adrian Wright leaves the band
     
11/08 Human is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
13/09 The Crash album is released by Virgin Records
     
??/?? Neil Sutton joins the band for the forthcoming Crash Tour (and later for studio work and song writing)
     
??/?? Russel Dennett joins the band for the forthcoming Crash Tour (and later for studio work and song writing)
     
??/?? David Beevers joins the band as engineer/programmer for live and studio
     
??/?? Meyrick joins the band temporary for live work on the Crash Tour
     
18/11 Kick off the 21-date UK Crash Tour in Sheffield (rehearsel gig)
     
21/11 I Need Your Loving is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
22/11 Human top the US Billboard Single Charts
1987    
??/05 Kick off the America/Asian Crash Tour
     
??/?? Jim Russell leaves the band
1988    
08/10 Love Is All That Matters is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
31/10 The Greatest Hits album is released by Virgin Records
     
31/10 The Greatest Hits video is released by Virgin Records
1989    
15/01 The Travelogue album is re-released on cd with 7 bonus tracks by Virgin Records
     
10/04 The Reproduction album is re-released on cd with 8 bonus tracks by Virgin Records
1990    
11/08 Heart Like A Wheel is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
??/09 The Romantic? album is released by Virgin Records
     
??/10 Soundtrack To A Generation is released as a single by Virgin Records
1992    
17/06 Channel 4 (UK) broadcasts comedy pilot "The Weekenders" with Phil Oakey acting as a Speciality Meat Seller and Russell Dennett as Electric Russell
1993    
23/04 The YMO vs The Human League e.p is released by Alfa Records
1994    
??/?? The band is signed to East West Records
     
28/12 Tell Me When is released as a single by East West Records
1995    
23/01 The Octopus album is released by East West Records
     
25/02 The Octopus album is released on cd in Japan with 1 bonus track by WEA Records
     
06/03 One Man In My Heart is released as a single by East West Records
     
??/06 Filling Up With Heaven is released as a single by East West Records
     
??/?? Fergus Geronde joins the band temporary for live work on the Greatest Hits Tour

 
     
??/?? Phil Edwards joins the band temporary for live work on the Greatest Hits Tour
     
13/10 Donít You Want Me is re-released as a single in a remixed version by Virgin Records
     
23/10 The Greatest Hits album is re-released with new tracklist and artwork by Virgin Records
     
27/10 Kick off the 32-date UK Greatest Hits Tour in Keele
     
??/11 The Greatest Hits video is re-released with new tracklist and artwork by Virgin Records
1996    
05/01 Stay With Me Tonight is released as a single by Virgin Records
     
??/?? Russell Dennett leaves the band
     
??/11 Soundtrack To A Generation compilation album is released in Europe by Disky Records
1997    
16/09 The Dare album is re-released on cd in America with 2 bonus tracks by Caroline Records
     
22/11

Oakey, Ware and Marsh shares a stage for the first time since 1980, as Human League and Heaven 17

headlines the G.A.Y. Dance Festival at Astoria in London.

1998    
??/01 The Best Of album is released in Europe by Disky Records
     
??/?? Steve Williams joins the band temporary for live work on the Big Rewind Tour of America and the UK
 
     
??/?? Adam Everard joins the band temporary for live work on the Big Rewind Tour of America and the UK
     
??/?? Lyndon Connors joins the band temporary for live work on the Big Rewind Tour of America and the UK
     
??/07 The Very Best Of album is released in America by Ark 21 Records
     
23/07 Kick off the 19-date US Big Rewind Tour in Atlanta, supported by Culture Club & Howard Jones
     
02/12 Kck off the 15-date UK Big Rewind Tour in Belfast, supported by Culture Club & ABC
1999    
31/03 ITV (UK) broadcasts the tv film "Hunting Venus" with the band doing a cameo as themselves
     
17/05 It's announced on www.rollingstone.com that The Human League will headline a two month tour of America with General Public and English Beat as support. The 38-date tour will kick off in Seattle on 7th July and end in Salt Lake City on 29th August. 2 month later it's announced that the tour wouldn't happen, as the promotor couldn't get the finances to match up.
     
2000    
??/?? The band is signed to Papillion Records
     
2001    
??/?? Nic Burke joins the band for live work
     
30/07 All I Ever Wanted is released as a single by Papillion Records
     
06/08 The Secrets album is released by Papillion Records
     
??/?? Steve Vintner joins the band temporary for live work on the Secrets Tour
     
25/11 Kick off the 15-date Secrets Tour in Basingstoke
2002    
15/01 The Secrets album is released on cd in Japan with 3 bonus tracks by Substance Records
     
??/07 Made In Sheffield (Feat Human League) documentary video is released by Slawjack Films Production
     
??/09 Dance Like A Star is released as a 12" single by Black Melody Records
     
11/11 The Golden Hour Of The Future album is released by Black Melody Records
     
??/12 Youíll Be Sorry is released as a Canadian promo single by L Music Records
     
12/12 Kick off the 9-date UK Here And Now X-Mas Party Tour in Newcastle, supported by Kim Wilde, Five Star, Altered Images, Dollar, The Belle Stars & Visage
2003    
01/08 Kick off the 18-date US Tour in Washington
     
15/09 The Very Best Of album is released by Virgin Records
     
06/11 Kick off the 5-date Australian Here And Now Tour in Perth, supported by Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Go West, Mondo Rock & 1927
     
07/11 The Very Best Of dvd is released by Virgin Records
     
01/12 Kick off the 15-date UK The Very Best Of Tour in Nottingham
     
??/12 Love Me Madly? is released as a single in the Benelux by Nukovo Records
2004    
28/05 Performs in South America for the first time as they play Santiago Festival, followed by Buenos Aires
     
06/08 Performs in South Africa for the first time as they play in Cape Town, followed by Johannesburg
     
04/10  Wins "Innovation In Sound" category at the Q Awards
     
15/11 The "Live At The Dome" dvd is released by Snapper Music
     
24/11 Kick off the 15-date UK Winter Tour in Irvine
2005    
18/07 The "Live At The Dome" album is released by Snapper Music
     
06/09 The Hysteria album is re-released on cd in America with 5 bonus tracks by Caroline Records
     
04/10 The Crash album is re-released on cd in America with 3 bonus tracks by Caroline Records
     
07/11 The Original Remixes & Rareties album is released by Virgin Records
     
16/11 Performs in the Middle East for the first time as they play Bahrain, followed by Dubai
     
01/12 Kick off the 16-date UK Synth City Tour in St Albans
2006    
13/03 Kick off the 6-date Ireland Tour in Dublin
     
16/09

Kick off the 10-date US Tour in Portland
     
27/11

Kick off the 20-date UK & Benelux 2006 Tour in Margate
2007    
19/11

Martin Rushent starts up his old label Genetic again and celebrates it by releasing The Things That Dreams Are Made Of with a wide spread of new remixes on 7" and 12"
     
25/11

Kick off the 20-date UK & EU Dare 2007 Tour in St Albans
2008    
01/08 Kick off the 17-date US Regeneration Tour in Phoenix supported by ABC, Belinda Carlisle, A Flock Of Seagulls and Naked Eyes.
     
08/09 The Golden Hour Of The Future album is re-released in remastered form digitally by Black Melody Records. 14 days later it's also re-released on CD.
     
10/11 The Fascination! EP is re-released digitally with 1 bonus track by Caroline Records
     
30/11 Kick off the 11-date UK Steel City Tour in Glasgow
2009    
23/03 Pet Shop Boys releases the limited 2CD album Yes Etc on Parlaphone, as Oakey is guest vocalist on the track This Used To Be The Future
     
28/03 Kick off the 6-date tour of Australia in Sydney
     
08/06 Little Boots releases the album Hands on 679 Recordings, as Oakey is guest vocalist on the track Symmetry
     
11/12 The band is signed to Wall Of Sound Records.
     
2010   The band is signed to Wall Of Sound Records.
22/11 Night People is released as a single by Wall Of Sound Records
     
29/11 Kick off the 16-date Night People Tour of the UK.
     
06/12 Night People Remixes Digital EP is released by Wall Of Sound Records
     
    *picture from www.blindyouth.co.uk