Ray King Soul Band’s gigs 1966-1969

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

1966:

21 January 1966 – Westend Club, Coalville, Leicester with Zombies (Leicester Mercury) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

 

13 August 1966 – Cad-Lac Club, Brighton, West Sussex (Evening Argus)

 

3 September 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Zuider Lee and The Move (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

22 October 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Graham Bell & The Trend and Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede (Melody Maker) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

29 October 1966 – Blue Moon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Echo)

 

5 November 1966 – Midnight City, Digbeth, West Midlands with Lee Dorsey and Listen (Birmingham Evening Mail)

12 November 1966 – Marquee Club, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

10 December 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

23 December 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

30 December 1966 – Boulevard, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire with Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band (Yorkshire Evening Post)

30 December 1966 – Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, West Yorkshire with Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band (Yorkshire Evening Post)

31 December 1966 – Boulevard, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers (Yorkshire Evening Post)

31 December 1966 – Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, West Yorkshire with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers and Wynder K Frog (Yorkshire Evening Post)

1967:

11 February 1967 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire with The Koobas (Lancashire Evening Post)

 

23 March 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The ‘N’ Betweens (Melody Maker)

 

1 April 1967 – Tudor Club, Craven Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

3 April 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

 

7 April 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

9 April 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

10 April 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

14 April 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

16 April 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

1 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

5 May 1967 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Troggs and Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions (Nottingham Evening Post)

9 May 1967 – Nautilus, South Pier, Lowestoft, Suffolk with The Nashville Teens (Eastern Evening News)

12 May 1967 – Benn Memorial Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire with The 3am (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

15 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

16 May 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

22 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

23 May 1967 – The Walgrave, Coventry, West Midlands with The Inside Outs (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

25 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

29 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

4 June 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, West Sussex with The Gods (Crawley Advertiser)

6 June 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

8 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

9 June 1967 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

9 June 1967 – Matrix Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

13 June 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

15 June 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

20 June 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire with The Freelancers (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

23 June 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

25 June 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

27 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands with John L Watson’s The Web (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

1 July 1967 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands with Inside Outs (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

2 July 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Montegans (Express & Star)

15 July 1967 – Clouds, Derby (Derby Evening Telegraph)

16 July 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

22 July 1967 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with Alex Wilson Sect (North Norfolk News)

24 July 1967 – Regent Club, Langley Green, West Midlands with Zero 5 (Express & Star)

31 July-1 August 1967 – Samantha’s, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

 

17 August 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

25 August 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

26 August 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

14 September 1967 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull, Humberside with The Original Drifterss and The Honey Band (Hull Daily Mail)

21 September 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Marmalade (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

22 September 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands with Sylv & The Invaders (Redditch Indicator)

24 September 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

25 September 1967 – Mercers Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

27 September 1967 – Samantha’s, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

 

6 October 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

20 October 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside with Colin Chamley New Sound (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

31 October 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

 

17 November 1967 – KSL Club, Brackley Town Hall, Brackley, Northamptonshire (Banbury Guardian)

25 November 1967 – Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire with Motovation (Northwich Chronicle)

29 November 1967 – Bal Tabarin, Bromley, Kent with Eddie Floyd and Sounds Incorporated (Maidstone Gazette)

 

11 December 1967 – Dudley Town Hall, Dudley, West Midlands with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Transodisque (Express & Star)

16 December 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

1968:

1 January 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Good Egg (Expres & Star)

12 January 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

13 January 1968 – Impsella Club, Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Worcestershire with Neat Change (Redditch Indicator)

15 January 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Magic Roundabout (Express & Star)

20 January 1968 – Sperry Canteen, Sperry, Berkshire with The Haze (Bracknell News)

 

3 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Express & Star)

15 March 1968 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1 (Melody Maker)

21 March 1968 – Station Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

22 March 1968 – Whitely Abbey School, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

23 March 1968 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Melody Maker)

24 March 1968 – Carlton Ballroom, Warrington, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

 

25 March 1968 – Recording with CBS (Melody Maker)

 

26 March 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Melody Maker)

29 March 1968 – College of Education, Edgbaston, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

30 March 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

31 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

 

1-3 April 1968 – Filming Commercials (Melody Maker)

 

4 April 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Melody Maker)

5 April 1968 – Bamboo Club, Bristol (Melody Maker)

6 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

7 April 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

9 April 1968 – Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth, Dorset (Melody Maker)

10 April 1968 – Mackadown, Kitts Green, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

11 April 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

13 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 April 1968 – Spinning Disc, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Melody Maker)

15 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

16 April 1968 – Douglas House, Lancaster Gate, London (Melody Maker)

19 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

20 April 1968 – Carlton Ballroom, Warrington, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

21 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

 

22 April 1968 – Recording with CBS (Melody Maker)

 

23 April 1968 – The Revolution, London (Melody Maker)

29 April 1968 – The Raven, Stechford, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

2 May 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies website)

3 May 1968 – Drill Hall, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire (Melody Maker)

4 May 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

4 May 1968 – Carlton, Erdington, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

6 May 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

4 May 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham with Obstweedle and Youngblood (Melody Maker)

5 May 1968 – Douglas House, Lancaster Gate, London (Melody Maker)

 

7 May 1968 – BBC Saturday Club (Melody Maker)

 

8 May 1968 – Blaises, London (Melody Maker)

10 May 1968 – Paris University, Paris, France (Melody Maker)

11 May 1968 – Private Party, Paris, France (Melody Maker)

12 May 1968 – Gigs in Paris and Lille, France (Melody Maker)

14-17 May 1968 – Montpellier, France (Melody Maker)

21 May-11 June 1968 – Voom Voom, St-Tropez, France (Melody Maker)

 

17 June 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies website)

18 June 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

19 June 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

26 June 1968 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Chuck Berry (Express & Star)

27 June 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

28-29 June 1968 – Princess Club, Chorlton and Domino Club, Openshaw, Greater Manchester (Melody Maker)

30 June 1968 – Riverboat Club, Nottingham (Melody Maker)

 

2 July 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

3 July 1968 – Blaises, London (Melody Maker)

4 July 1968 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

5 July 1968 – Douglas House (Lancaster Gate), London (Melody Maker)

6 July 1968 – Peterborough Technical College, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Melody Maker)

7 July 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

8 July 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

9 July 1968 – Pantiles, Bagshot, Surrey (Melody Maker)

10 July 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

11 July 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

12 July 1968 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

13 July 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 July 1968 – Private Party, Ruislip, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

15-27 July 1968 – The Playboy Club, London (Melody Maker)

28 July 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

29 July 1968 – Samantha’s, London (Melody Maker)

31 July-25 August 1968 – French tour (Melody Maker)

 

13 September 1968 – Rednal, Cofton Country Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 September 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

15 September 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

16 September 1968 – Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire (Melody Maker)

17 September 1968 – David Symonds BBC show

20 September 1968 – Live at Playboy Club LP release date

 

19-20 November 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

26 November 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

 

5 December 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

6 December 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

7 December 1968 – Station Inn (Birmingham?), West Midlands (Melody Maker)

8 December 1968 – Bolero Club, Wednesbury, Staffordshire (Melody Maker)

 

9 December 1968 – Recording BBC Saturday Club (Melody Maker)

 

10-11 December 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Melody Maker)

19 December 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

20 December 1969 – Cloud Nine, Grand Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (website: www.peterboroughimages.co.uk/music)

1969:

16 January 1969 – BBC Radio 1 O’Clock (Melody Maker)

 

17 January 1969 – Chester College, Crewe, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

18 January 1969 – Market Hall, Haversfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Melody Maker)

 

19 January 1969 – Recording new single (Melody Maker)

 

20 January 1969 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

21 January 1969 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Melody Maker)

 

25 March 1969 – Blaises, London (Hounslow Post)

The Fenmen’s gigs 1964-1967

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

THE FENMEN:

Alan Judge – lead guitar/vocals

Wally Allen – rhythm guitar/vocals

Eric Wilmer – bass

Jon Povey – drums

1964:

15 August 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Johnny Milton & The Condors and The Apollos (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

12 December 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Storms (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

24 December 1964 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/) First time in Nottingham

1965:

9 January 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Takers and The Witnesses (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

4 February 1965 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

12 March 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

17 March 1965 – Peartree Club Dance, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Welwyn Times)

 

15 April 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Nashville Teens and The Nightshades (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

26 June 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Justin Tyme, The Artwoods, The Sorrows and The Dyaks (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

30 July 1965 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire with The Rumours (Andover Advertiser)

 

20 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London (NME)

 

12 November 1965 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks with Justice League (Bucks Free Press)

20 November 1965 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

21 November 1965 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

4 December 1965 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

11 December 1965 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Wreckers (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

31 December 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, The Nitepeople and Mike Sherdian’s Lot (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

1966:

22 January 1966 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with Rod and Carolyn & The Tremors (Essex County Standard)

29 January 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Vandels Blues (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

13 February 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

 

12 March 1966 – 21 Club, Rotherham, South Yorkshire (The Star)

18 March 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Davey Sands & The Essex and The Fuzz Bangs (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 March 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Little Mick’s Modes (The Star)

 

23 April 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex and The Web with Sandy Crawford (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

7 May 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Checkmates and Two of Each (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

21 May 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Anteaks (Maidstone Gazette)

28 May 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

4 June 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Breed (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

18 June 1966 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Triads (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

3 July 1966 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News)

15 July 1966 – Grimsby Mecca, Grimsby, Humberside with The Troggs (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

27 August 1966 – New Cornish Rivera Lido, St Austell, Cornwall with Acoustics (Cornish Guardian)

 

3 September 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Challengers (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

9 September 1966 – Beat Festival, Scunthorpe United Football Ground, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Ram Jam Band, The Creation, The Mindbenders and The Troggs (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

16 September 1966 – Grimsby Mecca, Grimsby, Humberside with Neil Christian & The Crusaders (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

1 October 1966 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Fabulous 208)

15 October 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom Grimsby, Humberside with The Boz and The School (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

5 November 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Wreckers (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

12 November 1966 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with Reaction (Cornish Guardian)

 

1 December 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Graham Bond Organisation (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

22 December 1966 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Sounds Incorporated, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and The Skyliners (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

1967:

10 January 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

15 January 1967 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

22 January 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

 

4 March 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Felder’s Orioles (Melody Maker)

Jon Povey and Wally Waller left about this time to join The Pretty Things – Waller remembers that his debut gig was around Easter (late March) in Les Sables-d’Olonne in France

Initially, Jon Povey was replaced by drummer Tony Newman from Sounds Incorporated before Tony Glyde from The Loose Ends took over on drums. Glyde left around late July and subsequently joined Simon K & The Meantimers. The group was expanded for a while and I would welcome any reader insights

9 April 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star) Billed as Bag O’ Nails

16 April 1967 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post) Billed as Bag of Nails (eight-piece with members of The Fenmen)

6 May 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Fraction (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130) Billed as New Fenmen

29 May 1967 – Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire with Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours and Sack O’ Woe (Hull Daily Mail)

 

17 June 1967 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

 

23 July 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

In late July/early August Del Coverley from Carl Douglas & The Big Stampeded took over on drums and Andy Clark from The Big Wheel came in on keyboards/lead vocals. The musicians briefly gigged as Kindness

4 August 1967 – Clouds, Derby (Derby Evening Telegraph) Billed as Kindness

12 August 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield (The Star) Billed as Kindness

27 August 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Paul Ryan & The Scorpions (Northwich Chronicle) Billed as Kindness

 

9 September 1967 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with Provokers (Cornish Guardian)

15 September 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News) Billed as Kindness

24 September 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette) Billed as Kindness

 

16 December 1967 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with Rupert Bear (Northwich Chronicle/Crewe Chronicle) According to Wrexham Leader, support was The Idols

Cliff Bennett’s bands’ gigs 1961-1969

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS:

1961:

19 August 1961 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

1962:

23 June 1962 – Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, the Forebury, Sawbridgeworth, Herts with The Delphins (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

15 September 1962 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

 

28 December 1962 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Ray Dell & The Rocking Deacons (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

1963:

16 March 1963 – Long’s Ballroom, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Crestas (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

17 May 1963 – St Peter’s Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Surrey Comet)

 

4 June 1963 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

12 July 1963 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Roy Star & The Cherokees (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

2 August 1963 – St Peter’s Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey with The Impalas (Surrey Comet)

 

22 November 1963 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Ray Dell & The Rocking Deacons and The Valiants (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

1964:

7 January 1964 – Upper Clatford Village Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

24 April 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Hustlers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

18 September 1964 – Granada, Walthamstow, London with Billy J Kramer, The Ronettes, The Yardbirds, The Nashville Teens, The Dakotas and Tim Connor (Leyton & Leytonstone Guardian)

 

21 October 1964 – New Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with Pamela Blue and Ray Russell Combo (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

26 October 1964 – 76 Club, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire (website: http://www.76club.org.uk/gigs.html)

27 October 1964 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

4 December 1964 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Rolling Stones, The Worryin’ Kind, Twinkle, The Quiet Five and Sack O’ Woes (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

1965:

31 January 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post/Greenford Weekly Post)

 

19 February 1965 – Granada, East Ham with Roy Orbison, The Rockin’ Berries, Marianne Faithful, Three Quarters and Frank Berry & The Untamed (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian)

 

4 April 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

26 April 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex with The Impacts (Dorothy Bullock list) This might be another year

 

1 May 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Vandels Blues (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

2 May 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, Middlesex with Mike Dee & The Prophets (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

15 May 1965 – Graven Hill Theatre, Bicester, Oxfordshire with The Apollos (Oxford Mail)

21 May 1965 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

30 May 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

16 June 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News)

 

4 August 1965 – Top Hat, Littlehampton, West Sussex (Littlehampton Post)

8 August 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Ronnie Jones & The Blue Jays (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

30 August 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Mark Leeman Five and Heinz & The Wild Boys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

 

3 September 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire with St Louis Checks (Dave Allen research)

12 September 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with The Condors (Aldershot News)

19 September 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post/Greenford Weekly Post)

 

16 October 1965 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Tom Jones & The Squires, The Gaylords and The Planets (Lincolnshire Standard)

17 October 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

20 October 1965 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

23 October 1965 – Victoria Cross Gallery, Wantage, Oxfordshire with The Voyds (Oxford Mail)

 

4 December 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with support (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

19 December 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with The In Crowd (Nottingham Evening Post)

1966:

2 January 1966 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

12 January 1966 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

21 January 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Triads and The Walker Show Band (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

23 January 1966 – Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire with Tandi & The Overtones (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

5 February 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Donne Boys (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

27 March 1966 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

24 April 1966 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Alan Bown Set (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

30 April 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

1 May 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Newbury, Berkshire (Andover Advertiser)

2 May 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

4 May 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with The John Lofty Sounds (Yarmouth Mercury)

25 May 1966 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

4 June 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with The Amboy Dukes (Melody Maker)

 

1 July 1966 – Grimsby Mecca, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

17 August 1966 – Orchid Ballroom, Purley, Surrey (Coulson & Purley Advertiser)

 

9 September 1966 – Beat Festival, Scunthorpe United Football Ground, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, The Troggs, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Ram Jam Band, The Creation, The Mindbenders and The Fenmen (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

11 September 1966 – Black Prince, Bexley, Kent (Fabulous 208)

13 September 1966 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

13 September 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

16 September 1966 – Midnight City, Birmingham with The Moody Blues (Birmingham Evening Mail)

17 September 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Sounds (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

23 September 1966 – Cardiff Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales with The Moody Blues, The Scaffold, The Fourmost and others (Melody Maker)

27 September 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

2 October 1966 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

10 October 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

11 October 1966 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

13 October 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

21 October 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Easy Come Easy Go (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

25 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Episode Six (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

4 November 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

5 November 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with Farinas (Nottingham Evening Post)

5 November 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Mail)

15 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Episode Six (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

1 December 1966 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

3 December 1966 – Faculty of Technology Union, Manchester with The Senators (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

8 December 1966 – Locarno, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

10 December 1966 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

16 December 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

17 December 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Mail)

22 December 1966 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Fenmen, Sounds Incorporated and The Skyliners (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

28 December 1966 – Top Rank Suite, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Evening Echo)

1967:

7 January 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Beat Syndicate (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

7 January 1967 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London with Herbie Goins & The Night Timers, The Creation, The Artwoods and St Louis Union (Melody Maker)

21 January 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent with Mixed Feelings (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

 

2 February 1967 – St Giles Youth Club, Willenhall Baths Assembly Hall, Willenhall, West Midlands with The ‘N’ Betweens, The Ensemble and Scarab (Express and Star)

26 February 1967 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News)

 

5 March 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

18 March 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Epics (East Kent Times & Mail)

27 March 1967 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Other Five and The Triple Vintage (West Briton & Royal Cornwall Gazette)

31 March 1967 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Aldershot News)

 

1 April 1967 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with Daddy Linburg with The Fingers and The Committee (Southend Standard)

2 April 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

14 April 1967 – Brighton Arts Festival, Brighton, West Sussex with Paul Jones, The Move, Geno Washington, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Mike Stuart Span and others (Melody Maker)

20 April 1967 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham with The Alan Price Set (Nottingham Evening Post)

30 April 1967 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Mooche (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

13 May 1967 – New Cornish, Riviera Lido, St Austell, Cornwall with Cousin Jacks (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

16 May 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

27 May 1967 – Hertford Balls, Oxford with Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Action and Hamilton & The Movement (Cherwell)

29 May 1967 – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire with The Shades (Crewe Chronicle)

 

8 June 1967 – Waggon and Horses, Wall Heath, West Midlands (Express & Star)

25 June 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

1 July 1967 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with Monopoly (Crewe Chronicle)

3 July 1967 – Park Hall Hotel, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Uglys and Choice (Express & Star)

8 July 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

21 July 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Courtells (Melody Maker)

22 July 1967 – Victoria Cross Gallery, Wantage, Oxfordshire with Steam Machine (Oxford Mail/Wiltshire Gazette/Newbury Weekly News)

 

5 August 1967 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

23 August 1967 – Regal Ballroom, Minehead, Somerset with The West Coast Sound (Somerset County Gazette)

26 August 1967 – Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset with Jangless Gallery (Somerset County Gazette)

28 August 1967 – Pynkney Hall Blues Festival, Fakenham, Norfolk with The Move, Alan Bown, Family and The Workshop (Melody Maker)

 

10 September 1967 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Pleasure Machine (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

17 September 1967 – Hotel Leofric, Coventry, West Midlands with Taylor Upton Big Jump Band (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

24 September 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

30 September 1967 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

8-14 October 1967 – Towers Theatre Club, Warrington, Cheshire with others (St Helens Newspaper)

8-14 October 1967 – Garrick, Leigh, Greater Manchester with others (St Helens Newspaper)

29 October 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

1 November 1967 – Warmingham Grange Country Club, Warmingham, Cheshire (Crewe Chronicle)

3 November 1967 – Hairy Bob’s Cavern, Scarborough (Scarborough Evening News)

7 November 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

11 November 1967 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

12 November 1967 – Newbury Plaza, Newbury, Berkshire (NewburyWeekly News)

12 November 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

17 November 1967 – G-Ranch Discotheque, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

18 November 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

19 November 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, West Sussex with All Night Workers (Crawley Advertiser)

24 November 1967 – Queens Rink Ballroom, Hartlepool, County Durham with The Tony King Sound (Hartlepool Mail)

 

4 December 1967 – Park Hall Hotel, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

5 December 1967 – Samantha’s, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Echo) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band/debut in Bournemouth

17 December 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire, Nantwich, Cheshire with Jaytree Organisation (Crewe Chronicle)

25 December 1967 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

1968:

22 January 1968 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Soul Seekers (Express & Star) Billed as Cliff Bennet & His Band

 

4 February 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster) Billed as Cliff Bennett Show

10 February 1968 ­– Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

17 February 1968 – Walsall Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands (Express & Star) Billed as Cliff Bennett Band

25 February 1968 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Candy Choir (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book) Billed as Cliff Bennett Band

 

14 March 1968 – Zodiac Club, Eden Park Hotel, Beckenham, Kent (Melody Maker)

16 March 1968 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Melody Maker) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

29 March 1968 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

31 March 1968 – Crown and Cushion, Perry Barr, West Midlands with Traction (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

 

12 April 1968 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with Adges Convention (Crewe Chronicle) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

14 April 1968 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

15 April 1968 – Park Hall Hotel, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Montanas (Express & Star)

19 April 1968 – Punchbowl, Lapworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

19 May 1968 – Warmingham Country Club, Warmingham, Cheshire (according to Crewe Chronicle, this is the first gig by The Rebel Rousers after their split with Cliff Bennett). I would welcome any insights from readers

CLIFF BENNETT BAND:

8 June 1968 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with supporting groups (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

21 June 1968 – Kursaal Ballroom, Southend, Essex with Georgie Fame’s Band (Southend Standard)

 

27 July 1968 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

22 August 1968 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Sweetshop and The Fire Brigade (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

 

22 September 1968 – Kew Boathouse, Kew, Surrey (Thames Valley Times) Billed as Cliff Bennett & His Band

26 September 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

24 October 1968 – Bag O’Nails, Kingley Street, Soho, London with Circus (Fabulous 208)

1969:

13 February 1969 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

The Gass’ gigs 1966-1968

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

THE GASS:

1966:

21 January 1966 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

29 January 1966 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Herts with Flamingo’s Rock House Band and The Scots of St James (Luton News)

 

14 February 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham with The Dawnbreakers (Down at the Boat book)

25 February 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

27 February 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

 

5 March 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/) Billed as Gas

6 March 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

10 March 1966 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

12 March 1966 – Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

18 March 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire with Mark Barry (Aldershot News)

 

7 April 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Martha & The Vandellas (Melody Maker)

 

22 May 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

 

3 June 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

13 June 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News) Says straight from the Flamingo, Soho

20 June 1966 – Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

 

2 July 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News) Says straight from the Flamingo, Soho

15 July 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks with J J Jackson (Bucks Free Press)

31 July 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

 

6-7 August 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band (Melody Maker)

7 August 1966 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

21 August 1966 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

22 August 1966 – Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts (see website above)

27 August 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail)

29 August 1966 – Harpenden Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire (Poster)

 

3 September 1966 – Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage, Herts with The Minor Portions (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

13 September 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

19 September 1966 – Rainbow Rooms, Nottingham with Jimmy Payne Sound (Nottingham Evening Post)

26 September 1966 – Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts (see website above)

 

10 October 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

14 October 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and The Shotgun Express (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website/Maidstone Gazette)

21 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho (Melody Maker)

29 October 1966 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

 

19 November 1966 – Smethwick Baths, Smethwick, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

6 December 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

21 December 1966 – Adam & Eve, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Evening Echo)

23 December 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Mantimes (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

23 December 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1 (Melody Maker)

24 December 1966 – New Spot, Gosport, Hampshire with Mark Leeman Five (Portsmouth News) Billed as featuring Roscoe

26 December 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

31 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1967:

29 January 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Laymen (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

 

17 February 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with support (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

2 March 1967 – Tiger’s Head, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

19 March 1967 – New Locarno Ballroom, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

There’s a great article and pic in Record Mirror, 15 April 1967, page 10

4 April 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

22 April 1967 – Matlock Bath Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire with John Smith Affair (Nottingham Evening Post)

29 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with The Shevelles (Melody Maker)

 

5 May 1967 – St Birinus Youth Club, St Birinus School, Didcot, Berkshire (North Berks Herald)

27 May 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with support (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 May 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker) Billed as Gass Band

 

2 June 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside with Family (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

18 June 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

22 June 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

30 June 1967 – Lanchester College, Coventry, West Midlands with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and From The Sun (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

1 July 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Voyd (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

2 July 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

16 July 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

3 August 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

11 August 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Craig King Midnight Train (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 August 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The T-Pots (Maidstone Gazette)

13 August 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

21 August 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

27 August 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

8 September 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

9 September 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

 

14 October 1967 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

20 October 1967 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser) They appear to have replaced The House of Orange

22 October 1967 – Khyber Club, Taunton, Somerset with The System (Somerset County Gazette)

23 October 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

 

2 November 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

10 November 1967 – Il Rondo, Leicester (Leicester Mercury)

11 November 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

 

10 December 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

21 December 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

24 December 1967 – Rendevous Club, Margate, Kent with The Candy Choir (East Kent Times & Mail)

1968:

6 January 1968 – Brave New World, Eastney, Hampshire (website: http://michaelcooper.org.uk/C/birdcage.htm)

 

4 February 1968 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with Garefield Tate (Maidstone Gazette)

22 February 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

9 March 1968 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1 (Melody Maker)

16 March 1968 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

11 April 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London with Carl Douglas (& The Big Stampede) (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

13 June 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

18 July 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

7 September 1968 – Corn Exchange, Melton Mowbray, Lincolnshire with The Ides of March (Grantham Journal)

15 September 1968 – Riverside Club, Cricketers, Chertsey, Surrey (Woking Herald)

 

21 November 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

Ferris Wheel’s gigs 1967-1969

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

FERRIS WHEEL:

Diane Ferraz – lead vocals

Michael Liston (aka Snow) – keyboards/guitar/lead vocals

Keith Field – guitar

Dave Sweetnam-Ford – saxophone/lead vocals

George Sweetnam-Ford – keyboards

Barry Reeves – drums

1967:

According to Michael Snow’s website and blog, the band’s debut took place at the Bag O’Nails club in August 1967 so ones before billed as The Checkmates

20 May 1967 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker) billed as formerly Diane Ferraz and The Checkmates

 

3 June 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Symbols and The All Night Workers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/) Billed as Diane Ferraz with The Checkmates

18 June 1967– Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, The Nite People and Neil Diamond (North Norfolk News)

 

2 July 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with The Original Checkmates and The Raynes (Crewe Chronicle) Billed as featuring Diane Ferraz

 

4 August 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

5 August 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Electric Circus and Chunks Jump Band (Melody Maker) Billed as with Diane Ferraz

22 August 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

26 August 1967 – Clouds, Derby (Derby Evening Telegraph)

 

2 September 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

8 September 1967 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

9 September 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with James and Bobby Purify and Big Maybelle and The Senate (Lincolnshire Standard)

16 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Mike Stuart Span and The Workshop (Melody Maker)

 

13 October 1967 – Oak Leaf Hotel, South Bank, Middlesbrough with Mike Stevens & The Shevelles (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

25 October 1967 – Adam & Eve, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Echo) Billed as with Diane Ferraz

27 October 1967 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press) Billed as with Diane Ferraz

28 October 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Original Drifters, The Soul Survivors and The Purple Barrier (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

2 November 1967 – Clouds, Derby, Derbyshire (Derby Evening Telegraph)

7 November 1967 – Blaises, London (Melody Maker)

11 November 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Dyaks (East Kent Times & Mail)

17 November 1967 – Il Rondo, Leicester (Leicester Mercury)

24 November 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

25 November 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Traffic and Six Across (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

8 December 1967 – Burton Constable Hall, Hull, Humberside with The Amboy Dukes, Joe E Young & The Toniks, Roger Bloom’s Hammer, Gospel Garden and The Mandrakes (Scarborough Evening News)

9 December 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

19 December 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

23 December 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Six Across and The Rubber Band (Lincolnshire Standard)

1968:

9 January 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

11 January 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

12 January 1968 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

19 January 1968 – Big C Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hamphshire (Aldershot News) Billed as Diane Ferraz and The Ferris Wheel

 

2 February 1968 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle) Billed as featuring Diane Ferraz

8 February 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

3 March 1968 – Pantiles, Bagshot, Surrey (Melody Maker)

4 March 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday) Billed as with Diane Ferraz

10 March 1968 – Cat-Balou Club, Grantham, Lincolnshire (Melody Maker/Grantham Journal)

11 March 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Bakersville Blues Band (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

14 March 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

18 April 1968 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Camberley News & Bagshot Observer)

25 April 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

25 May 1968 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Barrier (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

30 May 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

1 June 1968 – Brave New World, Eastney, Hampshire (website: http://michaelcooper.org.uk/C/birdcage.htm) Billed as Diane Ferraz and The Ferrez Wheel

According to Michael Snow’s book Mersey Me! A Liverpool Lad on the Loose in the Swingin’ ‘60s, Diane Ferraz left on the eve of a month’s residency at the Voom Voom club in St-Tropez that summer (most likely June-July). She was exhausted from European tours. They undertook the French dates without a female singer and briefly added singer Marsha Hunt on their return to London

25 July 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

3 October 1968 – Bag O’Nails, Kingley Street, Soho, London (Fabulous 208)

5 October 1968 – Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales with Technicolour Dream (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

Singer Linda Lewis joins from White Rabbit around mid-October 1968. Around the same time Barry Reeves was replaced by Dennis Elliott on drums

10 October 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

14 October 1968 – Sibyllas, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

 

16 November 1968 – College Hall, Farnborough Technical College Students’ Union, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Gods (Aldershot News)

23 November 1968 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Sons and Lovers (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

5 December 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

1969:

2 January 1969 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

In early 1969, Keith Field left and was succeeded by Terry Edmunds

8 February 1969 – The Barn Ballroom, Little Bardfield Hall, Little Bardfield, Essex (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

20 February 1969 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

21 February 1969 – Bay Hotel, Sunderland (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

 

10 May 1969 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with Kiss (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

15 June 1969 – Blaises, London (gig poster on website: http://www.donpowellofficial.com/)

According to Michael Snow’s blog (https://michaelsnowpresents.wordpress.com), they went to Geneva to play at the Black Bird club in December 1969 and, judging by newspaper clippings, were still playing there in the first week of January 1970, due to popular demand.

Animals’ gigs 1963-1966

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

THE ANIMALS:

1963:

21 December 1963 – Star Hotel, Croydon, Surrey (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

1964:

5 February 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

8 February 1964 – Ricky Tick, Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire (Bucks Free Press)

12 February 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

19 February 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

23 February 1964 – Olympia Ballroom, Reading, Berkshire with Manfred Mann (Bucks Free Press)

26 February 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

 

4 March 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

11 March 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

18 March 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

30 March 1964 – Night Scene Club, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

8 April 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

30 April 1964 – (Jazz) Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Kim Chester’s research)

 

2 May 1964 – Continental Dancing Club, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

9 May 1964 – Astoria, Finsbury Park, London with Chuck Berry, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

21 May 1964 – ABC Croydon, Croydon, Surrey with Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

30 May 1964 – Continental Dancing Club, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

 

6 June 1964 – Club Noreik, Tottenham, London with John Lee Hooker (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

 

3 July 1964 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London with Demons and Trojans (Streatham News)

24 July 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Steve Marriott’s Moments (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

 

5 August 1964 – Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey with The Plebs (Harrow Weekly Post/David Else research)

12 August 1964 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

15 August 1964 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

22 August 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Downsiders and Johnny Kaye & The Kossacks (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

20 October 1964 – Royal Edmonton, Edmonton, Middlesex with Carl Perkins, The Nashville Teens, The Quotations, Tommy Tucker, Elkie Brooks and Ray Cameron (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

 

4 November 1964 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Nashville Teens, Carl Perkins, Elkie Brooks, Tommy Tucker, The Quotations and Ray Cameron (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

21 November 1964 – Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Dawn & The Dee-Jays (Lincolnshire Standard)

1965:

16 January 1965 – Royal Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk with The Deacons (Eastern Evening News)

 

6 March 1965 – Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, Somerset with Ken Birch Band (Weston Mercury)

19 March 1965 – Big Beat Nite Out, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Kinks, The Pretty Things, The Caravelles, Dodie West and Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

21 March 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

25 March 1965 – Locarno, Swindon, Wiltshire with The Sole Savages (website: http://www.swindonmusicscene.co.uk/swindon_music_scene_gigs_of_note.html)

10 April 1965 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Cascades and The Amazons (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

27 April 1965 – St Joseph’s Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Troggs (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

10 May 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Walthamstow Guardian)

14 May 1965 – Marconi Basildon Locarno, Basildon, Essex with The Soul Agents and The Felders Orioles (Poster)

 

29 June 1965 – St Joseph’s Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

5 July 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 July 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Apex Group and The Yensons Trolls (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

18 July 1965 – Palace Theatre, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex with The Lively Set and The Flowerpots (Essex Chronicle)

20 July 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

21 July 1965 – Orchid Ballroom, Purley, Surrey (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

 

30 August 1965 – Town Hall, Clacton, Essex (Essex County Standard)

 

22 October 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

31 October 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

7 November 1965 – Odeon Colchester with The Small Faces, Tommy Quickly, The Soul Mates, The Rustics and Beryl Marsden and The Crewcats (Essex Chronicle)

24 November 1965 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Herts (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

27 November 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Dave and The Strollers (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

30 November 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

1966:

13 February 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

17 February 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker) Opening night

 

6 March 1966 – University of Aston Rag Ball, Bingley Hall, Aston, West Midlands with Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy Fury & The Gamblers and Craig (Birmingham Evening Mail) Possibly Barry Jenkins’ debut

 

The Ugly Z on Rondo

Ugly Z Rondo 45 Down To My Very Last Tear

The Ugly Z are a mystery band to me. There are plenty of names on the labels, but it may be that none of them belong to the band’s members.

“Down to My Very Last Tear” has a cool twelve-string guitar opening and a good band performance full of harmony singing. It was credited to the Ugly Z and Steve Fazio Jr.

Chris Crocket wrote “Kathy’s Back” which is similar to the flip in sound and almost as catchy.

Rick Lawrence, Stuart Richard produced the record, with Richard also arranging both sides.

It was released on Rondo 9158 in June, 1965, as shown from the Alco delta numbers: ∆57098 / ∆57098-X. Rondo had its address at 15101 Magnolia Blvd in Sherman Oaks, CA, and also published the songs through Rondo BMI.

Steve Fazio would show up about a year later as a talent scout for Valiant Records and producer Al Kavelin. Steve Fazio, Jr. also wrote “All Because Of You” recorded by Guiseppi Apollo with the Revels & the Mapes Sisters on Impact 12-IMX, published by Anthony Music.

Info on Steve Fazio’s connection with the West Coast Branch from the West Coast Fog site.

Ugly Z Rondo 45 Kathy's Back

Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers’ gigs 1965-1969

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

HERBIE GOINS & THE NIGHT-TIMERS:

 Herbie Goins – lead vocals

John McLaughlin – lead guitar

Mick Eve – tenor saxophone

Harry Beckett – trumpet

Nigel Stanger – Hammond organ/saxophone

Dave Price – bass

Bill Stevens – drums

1965:

23 March 1965 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book) This might have been before the link-up with The Night-Timers who were working with Ronnie Jones

 

25 April 1965 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band (Melody Maker)

 

8 May 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/) Says straight from the Flamingo, Soho, London

16 May 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

29 May 1965 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

 

7 June 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian) Billed as The Night-timers

11 June 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with support (NME) Billed as The Night-timers with Herbie Goins

13 June 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Kim & The Kinetics (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

20 June 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News)

27 June 1965 – Galaxy Club, Woburn Park Hotel, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

 

4 July 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

10 July 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with Gary L Thompson & The Sidewinders (NME)

23 July 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

 

6 August 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

7 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with Group Survival (NME) Billed as The Night-timers with Herbie Goins

28 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London (NME) Billed as The Night-timers with Herbie Goins

Sometime in late August/early September 1965, Nigel Stanger returned to Newcastle upon Tyne and worked with Alan Price. Former member Dave Morse returned on Hammond organ

12 September 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

17 September 1965 – Archer Hall, Billericay, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

24 September 1965 – Orford Cellar, Norwich (Eastern Evening News)

 

8 October 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

13 October 1965 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Rick ‘N’ Beckers (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

16 October 1965 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with Loomers Ltd (Essex Chronicle)

24 October 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

3 November 1965 – Farnbrough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

12 November 1965 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

13 November 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

14 November 1965 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Worrying Kind (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

 

5 December 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News)

9 December 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

11 December 1965 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

5 January 1966 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

20 January 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

30 January 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

 

5 February 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

19 February 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds and The Blueberries (The Star)

Dave Morse departed on the eve of a Swiss tour and former member Nigel Stanger recommended his friend Mike Carr

March 1966 – Hazyland Club, Hazy Osterveld, Zurich, Switzerland (one month) (Mike Carr recollections)

 

4 April 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Birmingham Evening Mail)

10 April 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth West Midlands with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Birmingham Evening Mail)

15 April 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

16 April 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnbrough, Hampshire with Screaming J Hawkins (Aldershot News)

18 April 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey with support (Aldershot News)

30 April 1966 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Score (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

 

2 May 1966 – Esquire, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

4 May 1966 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Score (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

8 May 1966 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

15 May 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Seventh Sun (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

27 May 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnbrough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

Around May John McLaughlin left and first Mick Barker and then John Smith came in on guitar (Ed: would welcome any insights from readers)

10 June 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnbrough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

15 June 1966 – Orford Cellar, Norwich (Eastern Evening News)

19 June 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

24 June 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with support (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

29 June 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with Nocturnal (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

 

2 July 1966 – Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (Welwyn Times)

July 1966 – Papagayos, St-Tropez, France with Steampacket (Mike Carr recollections)

 

7 September 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Charge (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

9 September 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

10 September 1966 – Tofts, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

11 September 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with The Jimmy Brown Sound (Nottingham Evening Post)

19 September 1966 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Evening Post)

25 September 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

30 September 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Washington DCs (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

Sometime in early October, Speedy Acquaye joined on congas from Georgie Fame’s Blue Flames, having appeared on the sessions for “Number One in Your Heart” earlier in the year

1 October 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with Broodly-Hoo (Nottingham Evening Post)

8 October 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

15 October 1966 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

23 October 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

27 October 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

31 October 1966 – The Village, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

Sometime in late October Mike Carr departed. His replacement was Jamaican musician Junior Kerr, who may have joined as late as December.

Kerr came in via backing singers and dancers Cassie and Candy (aka The Satin Dolls) who were part of the Ready Steady Go dancing troupe. They joined around November (Ed: would welcome any reader insights)

2 November 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Coloured Raisins (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

5 November 1966 – The Union, Manchester University with Cock-A-Hoops and All Soul Band (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

13 November 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with Sonny Childe & The TNT (Nottingham Evening Post)

14 November 1966 – Stafford College of Art, Stafford, Staffordshire with Powerhouse (Express & Star)

18 November 1966 – South Bank Jazz Club, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

2 December 1966 – Dancing Slipper Ballroom, West Bridgeford, Nottingham with The Tribe (Nottingham Evening Post)

4 December 1966 – Douglas House, London with Freddie Mack & The Mack Sound (Melody Maker)

4 December 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

14 December 1966 – Stourbridge Town Hall, Stourbridge, West Midlands with The Satin Dolls (Poster)

18 December 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

23 December 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Satin Dolls and The Situation (Melody Maker)

30 December 1966 – Chislehurst Caves, Chislehurst, Kent (Melody Maker)

1967:

1 January 1967 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with The Satin Dolls (Nottingham Evening Post)

5 January 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands with The Silverstone Set (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

6 January 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Wynder K Frog (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

7 January 1967 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, The Creation, The Artwoods and St Louis Union (Melody Maker)

11 January 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with John Bryan Fraternity (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

13 January 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Satin Dolls and The All Night Workers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

21 January 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Satin Dolls, Timebox with Richard Henry, Triads and Ferryboys (Lincolnshire Standard)

26 January 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy Cliff & The Shakedown Sound (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

February 1967 – Stage Club, Oxford (Cherwell)

6 February 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

9 February 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Satin Dolls and The In Crowd (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 February 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

16 February 1967 – Cadenas Club, Stoke Hotel, Guildford with The Jeremiah Thing (David Else)

21 February 1967 – Pavilion, Bournemouth Colleges Student’s Union, Landsdowne, Dorset with The Palmer James Group (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

23 February 1967– Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The In Crowd (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

4 March 1967 – Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales with The Raynes (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

25 March 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Legay (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

9 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

14 April 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

18 April 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset with The Bossmen (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

23 April 1967 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

26 April 1967 – Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent (Melody Maker)

29 April 1967 – Nite Owl, Leicester (Melody Maker)

Sometime around this period, Linda Lewis also sang with the group briefly having worked with The Q-Set in late 1966. She didn’t stay long and cut a solo single for Polydor that summer. She would reunite though with Kerr soon after

6 May 1967 ­– Shoreline Club, Bognor Regis, West Sussex with The In Crowd (Dave Allen research)

27 May 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

29 May 1967 – Supreme Eastern Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent with The Satin Dolls and Len Marshall Sound (Melody Maker/East Kent Times & Mail)

 

2 June 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Satin Dolls (Melody Maker)

 

1 July 1967 – Supreme Eastern Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

8 July 1967 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

10 July 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

29 July 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Fraternity and The Army (Melody Maker)

I would welcome any further insights from readers but I believe that in late July/early August, the group headed to Italy for a short tour. John Smith and Bill Stephens left on the eve of the tour and former Pack/Flowers of Wisdom members Andy Rickell and Terry Stannard joined. Stannard had recently worked with Freddie Mack.

The tour was a disaster and all of the equipment was stolen. Most of the group returned home and Junior Kerr, Andy Rickell and Terry Stannard formed White Rabbit with former member Linda Lewis

A new formation was formed on Goins’ return:

Herbie Goins – lead vocals

John Smith – guitar (may have returned or another guitarist?)

Mick Eve – tenor saxophone

Harry Beckett – trumpet

Speedy Acquaye – congas

John Carroll – Hammond organ

Dave Price – bass

Ian Hague – drums (ex-Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds/The Nice)

+ Satin Dolls backing singers/dancers Cassie and Candy

 

19 August 1967 – Wellington Club, Dereham, Norfolk with The Midnight Times (North Norfolk News)

20 August 1967 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with Satin Dolls (Nottingham Evening Post)

25 August 1967 – Steering Wheel, Dorchester, Dorset with The Cellar Rats (Dorset Evening Echo)

27 August 1967 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Bluecaps (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

30 August 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

 

6 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

11 September 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

13 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

20 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

27 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

30 September 1967 – Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset with The Safety Catch (Somerset County Gazette)

 

3 October 1967 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset with Granny’s Intentions and The Palmer James Group (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

20 October 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

21 October 1967 – Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire (Crewe Chronicle)

29 October 1967 – South Bank Jazz Club, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

2 December 1967 – Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch and The Echoes (Bucks Free Press)

9 December 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Ferris Wheel (Melody Maker)

14 December 1967 – Student’s Union, University of East Anglia, Norwich with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds and The Reasons (Eastern Evening News)

25 December 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Guest with The Tonicks, Ronnie Jones, Owen Grey and The Youth

1968:

Sometime in early 1968, Alan Roskams joined on guitar from The Gass

8 March 1968 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

18 March 1968 – Park Hall Hotel, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Time and Mr Showbiz (Express & Star)

30 March 1968 – Ewell College, Ewell, Surrey (Melody Maker)

John Carroll left about this time to join The Flowerpot Men’s backing band. Former member Junior Kerr briefly returned as footage from French TV show Bouton Rouge dated 4 April suggests

Eddie Thornton, who’d worked with Georgie Fame, also joined in time for the French tour on trumpet, took over from Harry Beckett

21 April 1968 – Le Metro, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail)

26 April 1968 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker)

27 April 1968 – Ettington Park Hotel, Alderminster, near Stratford, Warwickshire (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

4 May 1968 – Wolverhampton College of Technology, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Soul Seekers (Express & Star)

19 May 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

Junior Kerr left again to form Junior’s Conquest. Not sure if he was replaced on Hammond organ

16 June 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent with The Satin Dolls (Poster)

Around September 1968, Dave Price and Alan Roskams left. Would welcome insights from readers but I think a new formation featured the following:

Herbie Goins – lead vocals

Kelvin Bullen – lead guitar (ex-Joe E Young & The Tonicks)

Hugh Bullen – bass (ex-Joe E Young & The Tonicks)

Mick Eve – tenor saxophone

Eddie Thornton – trumpet

Speedy Acquaye – congas

Ian Hague – drums

+ Satin Dolls backing singers/dancers Cassie and Candy

 

7 October 1968 – Quaintways, Chester, Cheshire with Perfumed Garden, The Hands and Wall City Jazzmen (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

 

10 December 1968 – King’s College, Strand, London with The Nice and The Circus (Melody Maker)

1969:

Sometime in early 1969, Ian Hague left to join J J Jackson’s backing band

21 February 1969 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

 

1 March 1969 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

 

13 April 1969 – Blaises, London (Hounslow Post)

 

2 May 1969 – Lyceum Ballroom, Strand, London with Alan Bown, Spooky Tooth, Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum and Portrait (Melody Maker)

24 May 1969 – Farnborough Technical College Students’ Union, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

Soon after the above gig, the band landed a part-time residency in Rome, Italy

I would welcome any insights from readers on what happened next with the band’s formation

I’d like to thank David Else for generously sharing his own history on the band and helping to cross check timelines and facts. Also, thanks to Mick Eve for his insights.

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