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

 

3 thoughts on “Animals’ gigs 1963-1966”

  1. Friday March 4th 1966
    The Rag Ball
    Granby Halls Leicester

    Barry Jenkins was on drums for this gig

    Manfred Mann headline the night.

    i was there 🙂

  2. some early dates for the Animals –
    15.12.63 – Ricky Tick Club, Olympia Ballroom. Reading
    26.12.63 – Club A Gogo, Newcastle with Sonny Boy Williamson (recorded live)
    30.12.63 – Club A Gogo, Newcastle with Sonny Boy Williamson (recorded live)
    10.01.64 – Ricky Tick Club, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford
    12.01.64 – Ricky Tick Club, Olympia Ballroom. Reading
    08.03.64 – Ricky Tick Club, Olympia Ballroom. Reading
    07.01.65 – Ricky Tick Club, Olympia Ballroom. Reading

  3. Also Southall Community Centre 64? paid 3 shillings entrance, half empty, remember being mesmerised by Eric who was sweating like mad and kept grabbing a towel off this pile of towels next to him,,great times, cheers,Pete Clephane,,,ps also great nights at the Ricky Tick/Attic/Zambezi Hounslow, same club,,,Jimi,Cream,Gino (regular),Georgie F,,Yardbirds,,Zoot Money, etc,,run to the Tankerville pub half time for light and bitter,,.Cellar Club Kingston,,,Jeff Beck at TA Centre Kingston,,,

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