After splitting up Tom Robinson Band in the end of 1979 Tom formed a new band
Sector 27 with Joe Burt. The line was: Tom Robinson (vocals, guitar), Joe Burt (bass), Stevie B.
(guitar), Derek Quinton (drums). The first gig was as soon 11 January 1980 in Liverpool.
When Tom Robinson signed to EMI it was a five records deal. Under that deal Sector 27 recorded it's first LP to EMI, but EMI didn't like the material. In June 1980 EMI said that Tom is now free from the contract, give him the master and said he can do whatever he want with it. It didn't take long to find a new label. Small label Panic Record releases a single (Not Ready) from that EMI material.
Maybe expectations after TRB where too high, music a little bit different and no hits with four single, so Tom quit the band in October 1981 and started a solo career.
Not Ready / Can't Keep Away (Panic Records) 7/80
Invitation: What Have we Got to Lose? / Duncannon (Panic Records) 10/80
** LP ** Sector 27 (Panic Records) 11/80
Total Recall / Stornaway (Fontana) 1/81
Martin's Gone / Christopher Calling 5/81
** CD ** Sector 27 Complete (compilation; Fontana 532642-2) -96
Most important tracks on compilations:
Delta 5 links:
Sector 27 - Sector 27 complete CD inc. sound clips
Sector 27 - Village Voice article
Created by JJu: August 11, 1999
What Have Tom Got to Lose?Last Updated: August 11, 1999