It’s New Year’s Eve and this is big anniversary for fans of Goth music. On this date in 1978, at a small club in Wellingsborough, England, a new group played their first gig. Up until this time, they had used names like The Craze and the Submerged Tenth. But on New Year’s Eve 1978, they had a new look, a new sound and a new name: Bauhaus 1919.
Within a couple of months, the “1919” was dropped and Bauhaus was on their way to becoming the one of the most important and influential groups in an area of alternative music that would eventually be called “Goth.”