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Events of 1983 | Shows of 1983 | Songs of 1983

  • The Johns perform their second and third shows, accompanied by a home-made rhythm track tape, under the name They Might Be Giants. The former show, occurring during a snowstorm, is only attended by 23 friends, but is still largely a success.
"John and I did our first show as TMBG in January of 1983." - John Flansburgh
  • The first TMBG demo tape is released, as can be heard in Podcast 32A.
  • Late in the year, Flansburgh's apartment is broken into and Linnell breaks his wrist in a bike accident. As an attempt to maintain their visibility while unable to perform live, the band sets up Dial-A-Song.