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The Paramounts’ gigs 1964-1966

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.

Fabulous 208, July 1965, clockwise from top left: Brooker, Derrick, Wilson and Trower

Formed in 1959, The Paramounts’ line-up comprised the following by late 1963:

Gary Brooker – keyboards/lead vocals

Robin Trower – lead guitar

Graham ‘Diz’ Derrick – bass

Barry J Wilson – drums

1964:

19 January 1964 – Olympia Ballroom, Reading, Berkshire (Bucks Free Press)

22 January 1964 – Cromer Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk with Denny Raven & The Sabres (North Norfolk News)

 

21 February 1964 – Palace Dance Hall, Pier Hill, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

29 March 1964 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with Danie Boone & The Emeralds (Aldershot News)

30 March 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Puppets and Margo & The Marvelletes (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

4 April 1964 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Johnny & The Starliners (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

15 May 1964 – Ricky-Tick, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford, Surrey (Aldershot News)

18 May 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with The Contrasts and The Deepbeats (Essex County Standard)

 

5 June 1964 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London with Demons and Chantons (Streatham News)

 

10 July 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with Kerry Rapid & The Seltones (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

24 July 1964 – Locarno Ballroom, Basildon, Essex with Manfred Mann and The Monotones (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

4 September 1964 – Greenwich Town Hall, Greenwich, London with The Renegades (South East London Mercury)

10 September 1964 – Modern Jazz Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

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

Around this time B J Wilson left to join Jimmy Powell’s Five Dimensions and Phil Wainman joined beating Mick Underwood to the job. Wainman had recently returned from Sweden where he’d played with British band, The Hi-Grades

7 November 1964 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with Bobby Leroy & The Freeman (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

17 December 1964 – Modern Jazz Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

1965:

2 January 1965 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with The King Bees (Surrey Advertiser)

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

14 January 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

31 January 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with Daniel & The Emeralds (Aldershot News)

According to Ron Wood’s book ‘How Can I Be? A Rock & Roll Diary’, Phil Wainman deputised for Pete McDaniels in The Birds for a gig at London Polytechnic on 6 February 1965

11 February 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

7 March 1965 – Walthamstow Guardian, Walthamstow with Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw, The Barron Knights, The Roulettes, Patrick Kerr and Freddie Earle (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian)

Around this time B J Wilson returned to the band. Wainman later became a noted producer but spent the mid-late 1960s backing Jimmy Cliff with The New Generation, playing with Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement and then working with The Quotations, supporting Jack Hammer

17 April 1965 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with The Searchers (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

19 April 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

21 April 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

22 April 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

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

10 May 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex with Poison Ivy (Dorothy Bullock list) This could be another year

14 May 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

20 May 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

21 May 1965 – Tarpots Public House, Benfleet, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

28 May 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex with Ray Martin Group (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

2 June 1965 – TA Centre, Andover, Hampshire with The Men Friday (Andover Advertiser)

 

16 July 1965 – Tarpots Public House, Benfleet, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

23 July 1965 – Tarpots Public House, Benfleet, Essex (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

18 August 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

28 August 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Cortinas (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

4 September 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

9 September 1965 – Orchid Ballroom, Purley, London (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon) They backed Sandie Shaw

24 September 1965 – Locarno Ballroom, Basildon, Essex with The Transalantics and The Pentads (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

27 November 1965 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Sandie Shaw, The Quiet Five and The Basic Five (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

24 December 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

31 December 1965 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex with The Orioles (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

1966:

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

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

 

1 February 1966 – Ready Steady Go Club, Aylesbury, Bucks (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

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

 

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

23 April 1966 – Farnborough Technical College Students’ Union, Farnborough, Hampshire with Tony Rivers & The Castaways (Aldershot News)

29 April 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

In late June/early July Robin Trower left to form his own group, The Jam and Martin Shaw joined on guitar from Jimmy Powell’s group

14 July 1966 – Bamboo Club, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

16 July 1966 – Bamboo Club, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

The Paramounts split soon after and B J Wilson joined George Bean & The Runners before joining Freddie Mack and The Mack Sound later that year. He then worked with Sands before he reunited with Brooker and Trower in Procol Harum in June 1967

The Creation 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.

Fabulous 208, June 1966. Left to right: Jones, Phillips, Pickett and Garner

Originally The Mark Four, they changed name to The Creation in May 1966 with the following line-up:

Kenny Pickett – lead vocals

Eddie Phillips – lead guitar

Bob Garner – bass/vocals

Jack Jones – drums

1966:

20 May 1966 – Links R&B Club, Maxwell Park Youth Centre, Borehamwood, Herts with The Clayton Squares (Simon Gee research)

1 July 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (Fabulous 208)

12 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Action (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 July 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Roosters (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

30 July 1966 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Meantimers (Maidstone Gazette)

 

15 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Gibson Sound (Melody Maker)

17 August 1966 – Top Rank, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Evening Echo)

20 August 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Endevers Ltd (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

24 August 1966 – Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, London (Melody Maker)

26 August 1966 – Southend Odeon, Southend, Essex with The Troggs, The Walker Brothers, The Slade Brothers (from Canada), The Peddlers, The Quotations, The Centremen and Alan Field (Southend Standard)

 

4 September 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

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 Troggs, The Mindbenders and The Fenmen (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

11 September 1966 – Khyber Club, Taunton, Somerset with The Avalons (Somerset County Gazette)

17 September 1966 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Reaction (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

23 September 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

26 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with A Wild Uncertainty (Melody Maker)

28 October 1966 – Harvest Moon, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

9 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

16 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

20 November 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

23 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

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

27 November 1966 – Belle Vue, New Elizabethan, Greater Manchester with The Cymerons (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

30 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Thoughts (Melody Maker)

 

7 December 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

Late 1966, left to right: Pickett, Garner, Jones and Phillips. Fabulous 208 Magazine

1967:

1 January 1967 – Top Rank, Astoria Ballroom, Oldham, Greater Manchester (Oldham Evening Chronicle)

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

28 January 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Emotions (East Kent Times & Mail)

Around this time Kenny Pickett left. Bob Garner moved to lead vocals and Kim Gardner from The Birds joined on bass

3 March 1967 – 7 Club, Shrewsbury, Shropshire with Six Across (Shropshire Star)

11 March 1967 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with The Daddy Linburg and The Fingers (Southend Standard)

27 March 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

 

14 April 1967 – Starlite, Greenford, London with The Syn (Melody Maker)

21 April 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

5 May 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Studio Six (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 June 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Tykes (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

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

 

2 July 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

7 July 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Third Eye (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 July 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Avalons (Maidstone Gazette)

15 July 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London with The Poor Boys (South East London Mercury)

 

4 August 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Evan Smash (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 September 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Shevelles (Melody Maker)

Eddie Phillips left in early November 1967 to work with PP Arnold & The TNT and Tony Ollard played some European dates with the group but The Creation folded around February 1968 when Bob Garner left

1968:

Due to popular demand, Jack Jones formed a new version of The Creation bringing back original singer Kenny Pickett, bass player Kim Gardner and completing the band with another former Birds member, guitarist Ron Wood, who’d been working with The Jeff Beck Group

6 April 1968 – Flamingo, Redruth, Cornwall with Cousin Jacks (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

The Creation split in June 1968

Group Survival

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.

 

An obscure British ‘60s band, who may well have hailed from the Surrey area, judging by the gigs below. I’d be interested to hear from anyone who can add more information about the group’s members and history in the comments below

1965:

17 June 1965 – Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

13 July 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

21 July 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with The Classmates (NME)

 

7 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with The Nightimers with Herbie Goins (NME)

8 August 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

27 August 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey with The Primevals (Surrey Advertiser)

 

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

11 September 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

2 October 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

17 October 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

23 October 1965 – Unknown venue, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

30 October 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

20 November 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

1 December 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham with Duke Lee (Melody Maker)

17 December 1965 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Style (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

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

16 January 1966 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey with Four After One (Surrey Advertiser)

22 January 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Links (Aldershot News)

 

1 February 1966 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

5 February 1966 – Jazz Cellar, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey (NME)

14 February 1966 – The Bluesday Club, Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

19 February 1966 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey with Four After One (Surrey Advertiser)

5 March 1966 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Chris Lamb & The Universal Show Band (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

1 April 1966 – Harvest Moon Club, Guildford, Surrey with The Overriders (Surrey Advertiser)

Sands 1966-1967

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.

Sands, 1966

Paul Stewart – lead vocals

Pete Hammerton – lead guitar

Bob Freeman (aka Rob Tolchard) – rhythm guitar

Ian McIntock – bass

Ray Cook – drums

 

Sands were formed from the remnants of Hampton, Middlesex R&B outfit, The Others around June/July 1965.

They first worked as The Emotions and then The Army before adopting Sands, named after a coffee bar in New Bond Street, around March 1966. Apart from Cook, who had worked in The Tridents with Jeff Beck, the rest had played in The Others.

8 April 1966 – Marquee, London with Gary Farr & The T-Bones (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) 

15 April 1966 – Links R&B Club, Maxwell Park Youth Centre, Borehamwood, Herts with Alan Price Set (Simon Gee research)

22 April 1966 – Marquee, London with Bluesology (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

6 May 1966 – Marquee, London with The Emeralds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 May 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

23 May 1966 – Marquee, London with Steampacket (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 May 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

Around early June 1966, the group headed to Hamburg to play the Top Ten Club with Irish showband The Woodpeckers but it was not a positive experience and they cut the residency short after briefly rehearsing with Scottish singer Barry St John.

17 June 1966 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with Episode Six and Steve & The Corvettes (East Kent Times)

20 June 1966 – Marquee, London with The Shotgun Express (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

25 June 1966 – Club de Danse, Colchester, Essex (Evening Star, Ipswich)

28 June 1966 – Marquee, London with The Small Faces (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

1 July 1966 – Cellar Club, Latin Quarter, Leicester with Legay (Leicester debut) (Leicester Mercury)

2 July 1966 – Farnborough Technical College, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Graham Bond Organisation (Aldershot News)

7 July 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

4 August 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 August 1966 – Co-op, Rainbow Suite, Birmingham with The Outer Limits (Birmingham Evening Mail)

18 August 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 August 1966 – Burlesque, Leicester with Roaring ‘60s (Leicester Mercury)

Around this time, Sands played the Hi-Fi club in Toulon in the South of France. They also embarked on a short Belgium tour in the second half of the year.

17 September 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

1 October 1966 – Marquee, London with The Herd (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 October 1966 – Marquee, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 October 1966 – Marquee, London with Gary Farr & The T-Bones (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

2 November 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

4 November 1966 – Marquee, London with Duffy Power’s Nucleus (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

5 November 1966 – Shoreline, Bognor Regis, West Sussex with Duffy Power (Melody Maker)

19 November 1966 – Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth, Dorset with Chapter IV (Dorset Evening Echo)

20 November 1966 – Pavilion Ballroom, Southampton (Dorset Evening Echo)

21 November 1966 – Discotheque Club, Salisbury (Dorset Evening Echo)

25 November 1966 – Marquee, London with The Summer Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

2 December 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London with The All Night Workers (Melody Maker)

6 December 1966 – Concorde, Southampton, Hampshire (Southern Echo)

9 December 1966 – Marquee, London with The Iveys (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 December 1966 – Marquee, London with The Ultimate (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

7-8 January 1967 – Old Barn Club, Penzance, Cornwall (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

13 January 1967 – Marquee, London with Roscoe Brown Combo (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 January 1967 – Marquee, London with Mark Barry (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 January 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire with Beachwoods and Principles (Warrington Guardian)

29 January 1967 – Carlton Club, Warrington, Cheshire (Warrington Guardian)

 

5 February 1967 – Saville Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, London with Cream and Edwin Starr (Melody Maker)

17 February 1967 – Marquee, London with The Condors (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

During late February Ray Cook left to work with Jeff Beck who he’d played with in The Tridents and B J Wilson joined (possibly from Freddie Mack’s Mack Sound). Cook worked with Jeff Beck in the first week of March but left on 6 March

22 April 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire with Klue and Georgie Germs (Warrington Guardian)

23 April 1967 – Carlton Club, Warrington, Cheshire (Warrington Guardian)

10 May 1967 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

12 May 1967 – Steering Wheel, Dorchester, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

13-14 May 1967 – Old Barn Club, Penzance, Cornwall (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

28 May 1967 – Heaven Club, Angel Hotel, Godalming, Surrey with The Other Two Thousand (Surrey Advertiser)

 

2 June 1967 – Marquee, London with The Wages of Sin (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 June 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire with Beachwoods and Georgie Germs (Warrington Guardian)

18 June 1967 – Carlton Club, Warrington, Cheshire (Warrington Guardian)

Around this time B J Wilson joined Procol Harum. Bob Freeman (aka Rob Tolchard) took over the drum stool

Sands, four-piece, late 1967

29 July 1967 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

August 1967 – Three weeks at the Papagayo Club, Font Romeu, France (most likely starting second week of the month)

 

16 September 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington with The Fix and The Seftons (Warrington Guardian)

Shortly after this gig, Paul Stewart and Pete Hammerton left and Rob Tolchard and Ian McIntock recorded as Sun Dragon.

Thanks to Mike Stax for his excellent interview with Rob Tolchard in Ugly Things #36 for some of the information. Thanks also to Rob for providing me with additional information.

Mike Berry & The Innocents

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.

Mike Berry – lead vocals

Billy Kuy – lead guitar

Colin Giffin – rhythm guitar

Dave Brown – bass

Don Groom – drums

1963:

16 June 1963 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Uxbridge Post)

7 September 1963 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Beatles and Pat Dane & The Quiet Five (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

 

22 November 1963 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with The Strangers (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

14 December 1963 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with Steve Crane & The Champions (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

1964:

18 January 1964 – Colchester Odeon, Colchester, Essex with The Rolling Stones, John Leyton, Mike Sarne, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Don Spencer, Billy Boyle, Billie Davis & The Leroys and Jet Harris (Essex Chronicle)

 

8 February 1964 – Granada, Edmonton, Middlesex with The Rolling Stones, John Leyton, Jet Harris, Mike Sarne, Billie Davis & The Leroys and Don Spencer (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

 

14 March 1964 – Palace Dance Hall, Pier Hill, Southend, Essex with The Confederates (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

21 March 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Johnny Carr & The Cadillacs (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

28 March 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders, Rel Jason & The Blue Stars and Johnny Kaye & The Cossacks (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

17 April 1964 – Continental Dancing Club, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

 

10 May 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with Johnny Anger & His Wild Ones (Aldershot News)

16 May 1964 – Regal, Edmonton, Middlesex with The Rolling Stones, Peter & Gordon, Heinz, Jet Harris and Billie Davis & The Leroys (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

23 May 1964 – Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Walthamstow, London with two supporting groups (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

 

8 September 1964 – Colchester Odeon, Colchester, Essex with The Rolling Stones, The Mojos, Simon Scott & The Le Roys and Inez and Charlie Foxx (Essex Chronicle/Essex County Standard)

 

3 October 1964 – Royal Edmonton, Edmonton, Middlesex with The Rolling Stones, The Mojos, Simon Scott & The Leroys and Inez and Charlie Foxx (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

10 October 1964 – Southend Odeon, Southend, Essex with The Rolling Stones, The Mojos, Charlie & Inez Foxx and Simon Scott & The Leroys (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

24 October 1964 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Blobs (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1965:

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

Giffin and Brown left in October 1965 and formed The End

I found the following dates which were possibly with a new version

1966:

5 March 1966 – Town Hall, Louth, Lincolnshire with The Moonspinners (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

4 June 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Style (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

Dave Curtiss & The Tremors

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.

DAVE CURTISS & THE TREMORS:

According to the Kentish Mercury, Dave Curtiss & The Tremors were formed in April 1962

1963:

4 May 1963 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

10 December 1963 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

24 December 1963 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Russ Sainty & The Nu Notes and Danny & The Torinos (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

1964:

7 January 1964 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

17 January 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with Daniel Boone & The Emeralds (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

1 March 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Condors (Aldershot News)

30 March 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with Shane Fenton & The Fentons and The Druids (Essex Chronicle/Essex County Standard)

 

18 April 1964 – Colchester Odeon, Colchester, Essex with Adam Faith & The Roulettes, The Searchers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Eden Kane, The Undertakers and Lorraine Gray (Essex Chronicle/Essex County Standard)

 

30 May 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Plus Four featuring Erkey Grant and Ian Taylor & The Condors (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

14 June 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Rock-A-Fellows (Aldershot News)

 

2 August 1964 – Cromer Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk with Garry Freeman & Th Contours (North Norfolk News)

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

22 August 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with The Fairies (formerly The Deepbeats) (Essex County Standard)

 

23 October 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with John Barry Seven and The Firing Squad (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

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

 

7 November 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Tony & The Strangers (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

6 December 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Alleykats (Aldershot News)

1965:

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

 

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

19 March 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Ivy League and The Plainsmen (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

24 April 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Sundowners (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

29 May 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Merseybeats and Bumps in the Night (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

25 September 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Cortinas (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1966:

7 January 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Bretheren (Maidstone Gazette)

28 January 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex with The Orioles (Southend Standard)

 

 

Ivan Sinclair & The System Soul Band

The band in its early days

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.

IVAN SINCLAIR & THE SYSTEM SOUL BAND:

Ivan Sinclair – lead vocals

Mike Piggott – lead guitar/violin

Bob Holt – bass (replaced by Kevin McCarthy)

Jim Hawkins – keyboards

Bill ? – saxophone

Chas Cheetham – saxophone

Mike ‘Shippy’ Shopland – drums

 

The band go ‘psychedelic’ in late 1967. With a photographer making up the numbers in the band’s line-up

18 March 1967 – New Dungeon Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post) Billed As System Soul Band

10 June 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk with Pink Floyd (Mike Piggott memories)

13 June 1967 – Norwich Industrial Club, Norwich, Norfolk with The Gods (Eastern Evening News)

14 July 1967 – Norwich Industrial Club, Norwich, Norfolk (Eastern Evening News)

3 September 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Redditch Indicator)

10 September 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Ghost Riders (Express & Star)

30 September 1967 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with New Generation (Eastern Evening News) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Soul Band

18 October 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

29 October 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Band

 

11 November 1967 – Northampton Hall, Northampton (Mike Piggott memories)

25 November 1967 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands with The Calgary Stampede (Express & Star)

9 December 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London with Calgary Stampede and The Scorpions (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System

22 December 1967 – Locarno, Basildon, Essex with The Moody Blues and Marmalade (Southend Standard) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Soul Band

30 December 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London with Dr Marigold’s Perscription and Alan Clark Show with Cleo (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The Soul System

Thanks to Mike Piggott for photos and gig lists

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy

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.

ROBERT PLANT & THE BAND OF JOY:

Robert Plant – lead vocals

Chris Brown – keyboards/vocals

Vernon Pereira – lead guitar/vocals

Lyndon Laney – bass

Pete Robinson – drums

14 April 1967 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

15 April 1967 – Elbow Room, Aston, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

21 April 1967 – Morgue, Bearwood, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Not in Barber’s book

24 April 1967 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

26 April 1967 – Casa Fiesta Disco, Crown, Stourport, Worcestershire (John Combe book) Not in Barber’s book

 

3 May 1967 – Cedar Club, Birmingham with Denny Laine’s Electric String Band (Birmingham Evening Mail) Not in Barber’s book

6 May 1967 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

10 May 1967 – Cedar Club, Birmingham with Denny Laine’s Electric String Band (Birmingham Evening Mail)

15 May 1967 – Cedar Club, Birmingham, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

19 May 1967 – Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Worcestershire (John Combe book)

19 May 1967 – Frank Freeman’s, Kidderminster, Worcestershire with Jimmy Cliff & The Shakedown Sound (John Combe book) Not in Barber’s book

19 May 1967 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Express & Star) Not in Barber’s book

22 May 1967 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Omen (Express & Star)

27 May 1967 – Hen and Chickens, Langley, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

31 May 1967 – Bilston Town Hall, Bilston, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

 

10 June 1967 – Bilston Town Hall, Bilston, West Midlands with Shooting Stars (Express & Star)

25 June 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Track (Express & Star) Not in Barber’s book

 

3 July 1967 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

4 July 1967 – Malvern Hippie Festival, Malvern, Worcestershire (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

16 July 1967 – Le Metro, Birmingham, West Midlands (Express & Star)

22 July 1967 – Malvern Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire with Derek Bruce & His Show Band (Worcester Evening News) Not in Barber’s book

23 July 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Shooting Stars (Express & Star)

29 July 1967 – Black Horse, Northfield, Birmingham (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

30 July 1967 – Gig in Coventry (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy) Final gig by the first version according to Barber.

Pereira, Brown and Robinson formed a rival, second version while Plant put together another line-up together with members from Wolverhampton band, Paper. On 1 October, Pereira’s version had to change name to The Good Egg (Harry Barber)

Robert Plant – lead vocals

John Elston – lead guitar

Dave Evans – rhythm guitar

Pete Bowen – bass

Steve Taylor – drums

6 August 1967 – Tudor Club, Craven Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

12 August 1967 – Clouds, Derby, Derbyshire (Derby Evening Telegraph) Not in Barber’s book

25 August 1967 – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Montanas, The Staffords and Maddening Crowd (Express & Star)

28 August 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands with Pesky G and Group Therapy (Redditch Indicator) Not in Barber’s book

 

1 September 1967 – Cofton Country Club, Cofton, West Midlands with Virus (Birmingham Evening Mail/Redditch Indicator)

2 September 1967 – Penthouse, Birmingham with Delroy Good-Good Band (Birmingham Evening Mail) Not in Barber’s book

Record Mirror from 2 September 1967, page 10 has a picture and story on the band

4 September 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band (Express & Star)

21 September 1967 – Ringway Club, Birmingham (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

The Birmingham Evening Mail from 18 October 1967, page 3 has a story on Robert Plant

14 October 1967 – Penthouse Club, Birmingham with Ray King Soul Band and Haig and Al Capone (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

19 October 1967 – Penthouse Club, Birmingham with Haig and Al Capone (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

22 October 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands with Candy Stripes (Redditch Indicator) Barber says the group then embarked on a Scottish tour

In early November 1967, Fabulous 208 says Robert Plant offered his group’s services free of charge to the Chinese Charge D’Affairs

Robert Plant – lead vocals

Kevyn Gammond – lead guitar/vocals

Paul Lockey – bass/vocals

Chris Brown – keyboards

Paul Brittle – drums (soon replaced by John Bonham ex-Way of Life)

4 November 1967 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Atlantic Rollers (Cornish Guardian) Not in Barber’s book

8 November 1967 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/) Billed as Robert Plant & The Explosion. Not in Barber’s book

15 November 1967 – Blue Horizon, Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

16 November 1967 – Penny Farthing, Hanley, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel) Not in Barber’s book

16 November 1967 – Crystal Ballroom, Stoke, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel) Not in Barber’s book

19 November 1967 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Cresters (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book) Not in Barber’s book

20 November 1967 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Good Egg (Express & Star) Not in Barber’s book

23 November 1967 – Plaza Handworth, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

23 November 1967 – Penthouse Club, Birmingham with Felice Taylor and The League of Gentlemen (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

24 November1967 – BSA Ballroom, Small Health, Birmingham (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

 

3 December 1967 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

6 December 1967 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo) Not in Barber’s book

8 December 1967 – Steering Wheel, Dorchester, Dorset with The Question Marks (Dorset Evening Echo) Not in Barber’s book

12 December 1967 – Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth, Dorset (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

19 December 1967 – Sibyllas, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208) Not in Barber’s book

24 December 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands with Nu-2-U (Redditch Indicator) Barber’s book says this was 23 December

26 December 1967 – Frank Freeman’s, Kidderminster, Worcestershire (John Combe book) Not in Barber’s book

1968:

5-6 January 1968 – Purple Fez Club, Plymouth, Devon (Fabulous 208) Not in Barber’s book

7 January 1968 – Warmingham Country Club, Warmingham, Cheshire (Fabulous 208) Not in Barber’s book

20 January 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

26 January 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

27 January 1968 – Majestic, Wellington, Somerset (Fabulous 208) Not in Barber’s book

29 January 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with Jo Jo Cooke & The Racket (Express & Star) Not in Barber’s book

 

2 February 1968 – Westfield Tech College, West Ham, London (Fabulous 208)

3 February 1968 – Paddington Tech College, Paddington, London (Fabulous 208)

8 February 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Edwin Starr (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) Barber’s book says they played Speakeasy on this day but unlikely

11 February 1968 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

17 February 1968 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

19 February 1968 – Speakeasy, W1, London (Fabulous 208/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies) Barber’s book says they played Marquee this day but unlikely

23 February 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Tim Rose and Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 February 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with Jo Jo Cooke & The Racket (Express & Star) Barber’s book says this was on 23 February

 

8 March 1968 – Westfield College, Hampstead, London with Tim Rose and Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Melody Maker)

8 March 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

10 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

30 March 1968 – Ewell College, Ewell, Surrey with Herbie Goins & The Nightimers (Melody Maker) Not in Barber’s book

5 April 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Express & Star) Not in Barber’s book

12 April 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands with Erskene T Sound Specials (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

12 April 1968 – Back Room Shanty, Erdington, West Midlands (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

19 April 1968 – Impsella Club, Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Worcestershire (Birmingham Evening Mail) Not in Barber’s book

 

17 May 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Express & Star)

25 May 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Raid (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday) Not in Barber’s book

28 May 1968 – RAF Sleaford, Lincolnshire (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

29 May 1968 – Acorn Hotel, Erdington, West Midlands with Maddening Crowd (Birmingham Evening Mail) Not in Barber’s book

30 May 1968 – Quay Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Harry Barber’s book, The Band of Joy)

Robert Plant – lead vocals

John Hill – lead guitar

Mick Strode – bass/vocals

John Bonham – drums

According to Harry Barber’s book, this line-up did a last Scottish tour around early June and then Bonham left to join Tim Rose. A final line-up came together and may be responsible for the gig below (or it could be Plant and Bonham’s version)

Micky Cox – lead guitar/vocals

Paul Lockey – bass/vocals

Chris Brown – keyboards/vocals

Pete Robinson – drums

26 June 1968 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)