January: James sign to Fontana Records
April: How Was It For You? single released
May: How Was It For You? is denied a Top of the Pops appearance due to the video featuring Tim immersed in water
June: Gold Mother LP released
June: James tour the UK on their World Cup tour taking days off when England have matches. At the end of the tour, they play a triumphant show at Glastonbury.
June: Come Home single released
August: James play two sold out nights at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom
August: James support David Bowie and The Cure at outdoor shows at Manchester Maine Road and Crystal Palace
December: Lose Control single released
December: James sell out a mini tour taking in Newcastle, Glasgow and Brixton, completed with two triumphant nights at Manchester’s 10,000 capacity G-Mex. The second night is filmed for later release on the Come Home live video.
December: A proposed mini-tour of the Soviet Union is cancelled at the last moment.