The Sports

The Sports

Melbourne based Pop/Rock band from 1976 - 1981.



The Sports has 10 known members

Name Instruments Period
Robert Glover Bass 1976 - 1981
Andrew Pendlebury Andrew Pendlebury Guitar, Vocals 1976 - 1981
Stephen Cummings Stephen Cummings Vocals 1976 - 1981
Paul Hitchins Drums 1976 - 1980
Jimmy Niven Keyboards, Vocals 1976 - 1980
Ed Bates Guitar 1976 - 1978
Martin Armiger Martin Armiger Guitar, Vocals 1978 - 1981
Imants "Freddie" Strauks Imants "Freddie" Strauks Drums 1980 - 1981
Red Symons Red Symons Keyboards 1980 - 1980
Iain McLennan Iain McLennan Drums 1980 - 1980

The Sports discography - 24 recordings

Cover Title Type Release Year First Charted High Pos.
"Fair Game" by The Sports "Fair Game"
EP 1977
Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?) by The Sports Boys! (What Did The Detective Say?)
Single 1978 10/04/78 55
Reckless by The Sports Reckless
Album 1978 22/05/78 43
When You Walk In The Room by The Sports When You Walk In The Room
Single 1978 17/07/78 42
Who Listens To The Radio B/W So Obvious by The Sports Who Listens To The Radio B/W So Obvious
Single 1978 06/11/78 35
Don't Throw Stones B/W Terror Hits by The Sports Don't Throw Stones B/W Terror Hits
Single 1979 19/02/79 26
Don't Throw Stones by The Sports Don't Throw Stones
Album 1979 19/02/79 9
Suspicious Minds B/W Bruises
Single 1979 21/05/79 74
Reckless B/W Mailed It To Your Sister by The Sports Reckless B/W Mailed It To Your Sister
Single 1979
O.K, U.K! by The Sports O.K, U.K!
EP (Super Giant 45) 1979 40
Strangers On A Train by The Sports Strangers On A Train
Single 1980 11/02/80 22
Suddenly by The Sports Suddenly
Album 1980 17/03/80 13
Poor Mouth B/W Heart Of Darkness by The Sports Poor Mouth B/W Heart Of Darkness
Single 1980
'Stop The Baby Talking!' B/W Big City Lights by The Sports 'Stop The Baby Talking!' B/W Big City Lights
Single 1980
Perhaps
Single 1980
How Come? B/W Drug Sluts by The Sports How Come? B/W Drug Sluts
Single 1981 20/04/81 21
Sondra by The Sports Sondra
Album 1981 25/05/81 20
The Sports Play Dylan (And Donovan)  by The Sports The Sports Play Dylan (And Donovan)
Mini LP 1981 23/11/81 70
Sunshine Superman B/W Cargo Cult by The Sports Sunshine Superman B/W Cargo Cult
Single 1981 30/11/81 72
Black Stockings (For Chelsea) B/W Last House On The Left by The Sports Black Stockings (For Chelsea) B/W Last House On The Left
Single 1981
When We Go Out Tonight B/W Some Brass Thing by The Sports When We Go Out Tonight B/W Some Brass Thing
Single 1981
Missin' Your Kissin' by The Sports Missin' Your Kissin'
Album 1987
This Is Really Something by The Sports This Is Really Something
Album 1997
The Definitive Collection by The Sports The Definitive Collection
Album 2004

17 Known Gigs for The Sports

Date Venue City
Thursday 9th March 1978 Martini's Carlton, VIC
Bombay Rock, Brunswick. VIC Friday 18th August 1978 Bombay Rock Brunswick, VIC
Saturday 9th September 1978 Capitol Theatre Sydney, NSW
Tiger Lounge aka The Tiger Room, Richmond. VIC Saturday 16th September 1978 Tiger Lounge aka The Tiger Room Richmond, VIC
Sydney Opera House, Sydney. NSW Sunday 29th October 1978 Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW
Fairfield Showground, Fairfield. NSW Sunday 26th August 1979 Fairfield Showground Fairfield, NSW
Bombay Rock, Brunswick. VIC Friday 28th December 1979 Bombay Rock Brunswick, VIC
Bondi Lifesaver, Bondi Junction. NSW Friday 25th April 1980 Bondi Lifesaver Bondi Junction, NSW
Macy's - Her Majesty's Hotel, South Yarra. VIC Tuesday 15th July 1980 Macy's - Her Majesty's Hotel South Yarra, VIC
Saturday 19th July 1980 Sandown Park Hotel Noble Park, VIC
Sundowner Hotel, Punchbowl. NSW Monday 21st July 1980 Sundowner Hotel Punchbowl, NSW
Family Inn, Rydalmere. NSW Tuesday 22nd July 1980 Family Inn Rydalmere, NSW
Wednesday 23rd July 1980 Ambassador Newcastle, NSW
Cloudland Dance Hall, Bowen Hills. QLD Friday 25th July 1980 Cloudland Dance Hall Bowen Hills, QLD
The Playroom, Tallebudgera. QLD Saturday 26th July 1980 The Playroom Tallebudgera, QLD
The Playroom, Tallebudgera. QLD Sunday 27th July 1980 The Playroom Tallebudgera, QLD
Sgt Pepper's Rock Café, Kings Cross. NSW Wednesday 25th March 1981 Sgt Pepper's Rock Café Kings Cross, NSW