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Patrick Samson Set

Born in Beirut in Lebanon as Sulaimi Khoury, Patrick Samson and his brothers Sandy, who became his manager and MD, and guitarist Soussou Samson moved to France in 1961.

In the early 1960s, they formed Patrick Samson & Les Pheniciens and recorded a few singles. The group probably included French drummer Christian Vander towards the end of their career in late 1965.

In late 1966, the musicians moved to Turin, Italy and formed The Patrick Samson with Vander and four Englishmen. One of these was baritone sax player Roger Warwick, who was hired by Sandy Samson after he spotted him working with Freddie Mack & The Mack Sound. Before that, Warwick had briefly worked with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, according to David Else.

Thanks to Nigel Pegrum, it seems likely that two of the other English musicians were a bass player called David and tenor sax player Derek Whitehall.

During 1967, Christian Vander departed and later formed Magma. Another Englishman, Nigel Pegrum, who’d been an early member of The Small Faces and then worked with Lee Grant & The Capitols joined. The group also added a Tunisian trumpet player.

It is this line-up that is probably pictured on the cover of the group’s live LP Sono Nero (see above). I would welcome any help identifying the musicians in the photo. The band also recorded a few singles.

In spring 1968, the group added two more Englishmen, Hammond organist Keith Burberry and tenor sax player Martin Grice, who were playing with The Warren Davis Monday Band (see entry on this site).

Later that year, Pegrum left to return to England and joined Spice but left before they found fame as Uriah Heap. He subsequently played with Steeleye Span before emigrating to Australia.

Italian drummer Christians Euros took his place, who was joined by fellow Italians, sax player Claudio Pascoli; bass player Guido Guglielminetti; and guitarist Umberto Tozzi.

This is a very brief sketch of the band’s history and I would welcome any additions/corrections

 

 

 

The Five Proud Walkers

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 FIVE PROUD WALKERS

Terry Elliott – lead vocals

Colin Forster – lead guitar

Jimmy Horrocks – organ/flute

John Treasis – bass

Richard Hudson – drums (ex-The Gonks)

 1964

29 September 1964 – Cavern, Westcliff, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

1965

29 May 1965 – St Peter’s Youth Club, Staines, Middlesex (Staines and Egham News) Billed as The Proud Walkers

 

6 June 1965 – Top Rank Dance Club, Odeon Theatre, Wood Green, London (Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald)

 

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

31 July 1965 – Cricket Club, Ashford, Middlesex (Staines and Egham News) Billed as The Proud Walkers

 

8 August 1965 – St Joseph’s Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Byrds, Blues Syndicate, and The Bunch (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette) Billed as The Proud Walkers

 

18 September 1965 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Sorrows (East Kent Times)

 

11 December 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, London with The Artwoods (Melody Maker)

1966

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

22 January 1966 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with the Webb and The Y V L’s and The Partisans (Aldershot News) Billed as The Proud Walkers

 

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

12 March 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire with Jimmy Brown Sound (Aldershot News)

 

7 May 1966 – RAE Assembly Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (Aldershot News)

 

5 June 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with Deakin Lewis Band (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/) Backed Champion Jack Dupree

 

17 July 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with The Vibro (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/) Backed Champion Jack Dupree

30 July 1966 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire (Brackley Advertiser)

 

14 August 1966 – Bluesette Club, Leatherhead, Surrey (Crawley Advertiser)

17 August 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with VIPs (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/)

 

16 September 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

 

15 October 1966 – Location, Woolwich Arsenal Station, Woolwich, London (Melody Maker)

23 October 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with Scots of St James (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/) Backed Champion Jack Dupree

28 October 1966 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

30 October 1966 – The Hive Club, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

9 November 1966 – Le Metro, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail) (Express & Star says 10 November)

20 November 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with The Tea Set (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/)

 

3 December 1966 – Flamingo, Soho (Melody Maker)

10 December 1966 – New Spot, Gosport, Hampshire (Portsmouth News)

31 December 1966 – Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, Surrey with Whisky Ring (Surrey Advertiser)

1967

 Around January 1967, Dave Terry, who’d previously played with The Impacts, took over from Terry Elliott

1 March 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with The Pink Floyd (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/)

3 March 1967 – Bluesette Club, Bridge Street, Leatherhead, Surrey (Caterham Weekly Press)

5 March 1967 – The Bridge, Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

11 March 1967 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire with The Front Page (Banbury Guardian)

12 March 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with Doctor K’s Blues Band (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/) Backed Champion Jack Dupree

 

23 April 1967 – The Bridge, Wooden Bridge Hotel, Guildford, Surrey with Over 2,000 (Surrey Advertiser)

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

Around this time John Treais left and John Ford took over on bass

8 May 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Neat Change (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 May 1967 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Dave Martin Group (Surrey Advertiser)

24 June 1967 – South Bank Jazz Club, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

In early July, the group changed name to Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera. The following month, Jimmy Horrocks left and joined Bluesology

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The Mark Four 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.

1965 gig in East Anglia

THE MARK FOUR

Formed as Kenny Lee & The Mark Four in late 1962

 Kenny Lee (aka Kenny Pickett) – lead vocals

Norman Mitham – lead guitar

Mick Thompson – rhythm guitar

John Dalton – bass

Jack Jones – drums

Everyone except Kenny Lee had previously been members of Danny King & The Blue Jacks, who changed name to Jimmy Virgo and The Blue Jacks in 1961

1963

In January 1963, Eddie Phillips from Bobby Lee & The Travellers took over from Norman Mitham on lead guitar

16 February 1963 – Long’s Ballroom, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Peter Barlow & The Swallows (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

30 March 1963 – Long’s Ballroom, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Bobby Angelo and The Tuxedoes (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

4 May 1963 – Long’s Ballroom, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Cherry Roland and The Solitaires (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

7 September 1963 – Long’s Ballroom, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Brian Poole & The Tremeloes (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1964

11 January 1964 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

Around this time, they became The Mark Four and Kenny Lee reverted to his real name Kenny Pickett

3 April 1964 – The Phurlow Arms, Norwood, London (John Warburg research)

4 April 1964 – The Athenian, Muswell Hill, London (John Warburg research)

5 April 1964 – The Inferno Club, Welling, Kent (John Warburg research)

6 April 1964 – St Peter’s in The Field, Bocking, Braintree, Essex (John Warburg research)

8 April 1964 – The Robin Hood, Dagenham, Essex (John Warburg research)

9 April 1964 – Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent with Manfred Mann (East Kent Times & Mail)

9 April 1964 – The Public Hall, Epping, Essex (John Warburg research)

10 April 1964 – St. Hellier Arms, Carshalton, Surrey (John Warburg research)

11 April 1964 – Sims Motors, Finchley, London (John Warburg research)

12 April 1964 – The Angel Tavern, 181 Fore Street, Upper Edmonton, London (John Warburg research)

14 April 1964 – The Tigers Head, Catford, London (John Warburg research)

15 April 1964 – The Falcon Inn, Eltham, London (John Warburg research)

16 April 1964 – The Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts (John Warburg research)

17 April 1964 – The Assembly Rooms, Rotherhithe, London (John Warburg research)

18 April 1964 – The Cheshunt Boys and Athletic Club, Cheshunt, Herts (John Warburg research)

19 April 1964 – The Cambridge, Edmonton, London (John Warburg research)

20 April 1964 – The Falcon Inn, Eltham, London (John Warburg research)

21 April 1964 – The White Hart, London (John Warburg research)

22 April 1964 – The Robin Hood, Dagenham, Essex (John Warburg research)

23 April 1964 – The Chaz-Don, Dalston, London (John Warburg research)

24 April 1964 – The Tiger’s Head, Catford, London (John Warburg research)

25 April 1964 – St. Paul’s, Winchmore Hill, London (John Warburg research)

27 April 1964 – St. Hellier Arms, Carshalton, Surrey (John Warburg research)

29 April 1964 – The Blyth Hotel, Sevenoaks, Kent (John Warburg research)

30 April 1964 – The Inferno Club, Welling, Kent (John Warburg research)

 

25 June 1964 – The Big Beat Dance, The Worsley Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts with Unit Four Plus Two (John Warburg’s research)

 

3 July 1964 – Wood Green Beat Club, Wood Green Assembly Rooms, Wood Green, London (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

11 July 1964 – The Cheshunt Boys and Athletic Club, Cheshunt, Herts with The Talismen (John Warburg research)

 

20 August 1964 – Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent with Sounds Incorporated (East Kent Times & Mail)

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

 

11-12 September 1964 – Streatham Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Streatham News)

26 September 1964 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

 

9 October 1964 – The Pill Social Centre, Pill Road, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales with Little Eva, Danny Storm and the Strollers (John Warburg research)

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

10 October 1964 – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorset (Bridport News)

14 October 1964 – The Wolsey, Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts with The RMO (John Warburg research)

 

8 November 1964 – Rendevous Club, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

13 December 1964 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Herts (Hertfordshire Express)

26 December 1964 – Streatham Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Streatham News)

31 December 1964 – Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent with Guy Darrell & The Midniters (East Kent Times & Mail)

1965

2 January 1965 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with The Downlands and The Soundtracks (Eastern Evening News)

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

 

28 February 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

2 March 1965 – Witch Doctor Club, The Dolphins, Marine Court, St. Leonards On Sea, Hastings, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

7 March 1965 – Rendevous Club, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

21 March 1965 – Cromer Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk with Barry Lee & The Planets (North Norfolk News)

 

3 April 1965 – The Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire with The King Bees (John Warburg research)

15 April 1965 – Acre Hall, Northwood, London with The Delmar Trio (Harrow Weekly Post)

 

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

15 May 1965 – The Cheshunt Boys and Athletic Club, Cheshunt, Herts with The Talismen (John Warburg research)

17 May 1965 – Ritz, Potter’s Bar with Them, The Zephyrs and Screaming Lord Sutch (Enfield Gazette & Observer)

21 May 1965 – The Waltham Abbey Town Hall, Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire with The Sneakers (John Warburg research)

 

4 June 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Beds with The Herd and Keith Conway & The Aristokats (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

20 June 1965 – Rendevous Club, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

26 June 1965 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with The Moggies (Surrey Advertiser)

29 June 1965 – Burton’s Ballroom, Uxbridge, London with The Who (John Warburg’s research)

 

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

9 July 1965 – The Avenue R&B Club, Green Pond Road, East London 17 with support (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian)

 

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

19 August 1965 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Plus Four (East Kent Times)

29 August 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

9 September 1965 – The Gun Tavern, Croydon, Surrey (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

11 September 1965 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with a supporting group (Essex Chronicle)

12 September 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (website https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

19 September 1965 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times)

25 September 1965 – Savoy Rooms, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

25 October 1965 – Woodhall Community Centre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Welwyn Times)

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

31 October 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

Mick Thompson and John Dalton left at this point with Dalton later joining The Kinks, Bass player/singer Tony Cooke from The LeRoys joined and they worked as a quartet

10 November 1965 – The Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts with The Concords (John Warburg research)

27 November 1965 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with The High Numbers (Essex Chronicle)

28 November 1965 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times)

 

5 December 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London with New Ed Williams Sound System (Wood Green and Southgate Herald/Tottenham Weekly Herald)

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

24 December 1965 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with Eric Delaney Big Band (East Kent Times)

31 December 1965 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Sons of Fred and The Defenders (Maidstone Gazette)

1966

1 January 1966 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with Davey Sands & The Essex and Curtis & Co (Essex County Standard)

5 January 1966 – The Witchdoctor Club, The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex with The Poor Boys (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

7 January 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with Malcolm & The Jetblacks (Eastern Evening News)

8 January 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

14 January 1966 – Orford Cellar, Norwich with Lucas & The Emperors (Eastern Evening News)

15 January 1966 – The Witchdoctor Club, The Dolphin, St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex (John Warburg research)

27 January 1966 – Harvest Moon, Guildford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

 

4 February 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks with Proof (Bucks Free Press)

4 February 1966 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with Bobby Gibson and The 004s (Eastern Evening News)

11 February 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Beds with Mike Dean & The Kinsmen and The Associates (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 February 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury) Billed as Mark VI

19 February 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Blues Syndicate (Maidstone Gazette)

 

25 March 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

30 March 1966 – Eel Pie Hotel, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex (website: http://www.eelpiemuseum.co.uk/rollcall/rollcall/)

 

8 April 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with Unit 4 (Eastern Evening News)

9 April 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex with Clockwork Oranges (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

23 April 1966 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Moody Blues (East Kent Times)

24 April 1966 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times)

30 April 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

7 May 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent (Chatham Observer/Maidstone Gazette)

13 May 1966 – The Club Continental, Eastbourne, East Sussex (John Warburg research)

14 May 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

The group’s manager Tony Stratton-Smith wanted to bring in Rob Garner on bass from Liverpool band The Kinsleys. Shortly afterwards, they became The Creation

29 May 1966 – Starlight, Crawley, West Sussex with The Shindigs (Caterham Weekly Press) Billed as The Mark Four but the group was already operating as The Creation

Thanks to John Warburg for supplying some information

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Mud

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.

Left to right: Rob Davis, Pete Gray, Les Gray and Ray Stiles. Photo copyright: Sport & General Press Agency. From Rockin’ and around Croydon

THE MUD

Les Gray – lead vocals

Rob Davis – lead guitar

Ray Stiles – bass

Pete Gray – drums

 1966

Early gig from August 1966 (North Norfolk News)

30 September 1966 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Dark Ages (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

7 October 1966 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex with Five By Five (Southend Standard)

 

12 November 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks with The Next Move (Bucks Free Press)

1967

24-25 February 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser)

 

9 March 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Richard Kent Style (Melody Maker)

 

6 May 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Echo)

13 May 1967 – The Union, Manchester with Tony Rivers & The Castaways (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

26 May 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London with The Next Collection (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser/Croydon Advertiser)

 

7 June 1967 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

16 June 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Sonny Childe & The TNT (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

25 August 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

31 August 1967 – Town Hall, Mitcham, London (Fabulous 208)

 

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

There is a great article and picture in the Sutton & Cheam Advertiser, 19 October 1967, page 8

There is another great article and picture in Record Mirror, 21 October 1967, page 10

28 October 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Streatham News)

 

4 November 1967 – Scotch of St James, 13 Masons Yard, SW1, London (promotional card on Patto Fan website)

17-18 November 1967 – Scotch of St James, 13 Masons Yard, SW1, London (promotional card on Patto Fan website)

13 December 1967 – Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire with The Tremeloes (West Herts & Watford Observer)

30 December 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Neat Change (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

1968

4 January 1968 – Bracknell Boys Club, Bracknell, Berkshire (Bracknell News)

29 January 1968 – Wycombe CLP Club, Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

10 February 1968 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks with Joker’s Wild (Bucks Free Press)

 

25-26 March 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

30 March 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Gods (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

20 May 1968 – Wycombe CLP Club, Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

29 May 1968 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

 

8 June 1968 – ‘G’ Ranch Discotheque, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

12 June 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

1 July 1968 – Wycombe CLP Club, Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

28 August 1968 – The Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

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

 

16 September 1968 – Aurora Hotel, Gillingham, Kent (Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham Evening Post)

1969

1-4 January 1969 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

1970

27 April-2 May 1970 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

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The Duprays on Prism Records

The Duprays came from Washington Court House, Ohio, which lies about 40 miles southwest of Columbus and a little further from Dayton.

Duprays Prism 45 You Make MeMembers were:

Bruce Daulton – lead vocals
Ray Joslin – guitar
Mike Burnette – guitar
Dennis Minshall – keyboards
Don Miller – bass
Carl Mullen – drums

Guitarist Ray Joslin wrote the excellent top side, “You Make Me”, which starts with what is supposed to be his girl’s wailing, with some unusual echoed drumming. The wailing continues through the guitar break and short recitation.

The band shares composition credit on the bizarre B-side, “The Frog (Froggy)”.

Released on Prism Records PR-1929, the RCA custom pressing code SK4M-1497/8 dates it to late 1965.

B-W Music, Inc and WWMG Pub. published “You Make Me”, while WelDee Music and WWMG Pub. published “The Frog (Froggy)”, though I couldn’t find Library of Congress registrations for either song.

Unlike many Ohio bands of the era, the Duprays did not seem to get any local press coverage, perhaps because they were young teenagers.

Does anyone have a photo of the group?

More info is at Buckeye Beat.

Duprays Prism 45 The Frog

The Redcaps

The Redcaps, November 1964. Left to right (back): Graham Smith, Rick Wright and Mick Stewart. Left to right (front): Tony Dougherty and Eddie Thorpe

A London band formed sometime in 1964, the group’s line up in November comprised:

Tony Dougherty – lead vocals (from South Harrow)

Mick Stewart – lead guitar (from Hanwell)

Graham Smith – rhythm guitar (from Ealing)

Rick Wright – bass (from Dulwich)

Eddie Thorpe – drums (from Watford)

Mick Stewart is the best known member. He went on to play with Mike Dee & The Prophets, Simon Scott, The All Nite Workers, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement, James Royal, Sweet and Mojo Hannah among others before moving to the United States.

We would be interested to hear from anyone who can add further information.

November 1964 gig

 

February 1964 gig from East Kent Times
East Kent Times advert, gig, 24 April 1964

The Move gigs 1966-1970

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 Move, late 1966. Left to right: Carl Wayne, Ace Kefford, Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton and Roy Wood. From Fabulous 208 Magazine

THE MOVE:

 Carl Wayne – lead vocals

Roy Wood – guitar/vocals

Trevor Burton – guitar/vocals

Ace Kefford – bass/vocals

Bev Bevan – drums

 

1966

22 January 1966 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands with The Hellions (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

1 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

1 February 1966 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

3 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Little Stevie Wonder (replaced P J Proby), The Sidewinders, The Sombreros and The Matadors (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

3 February 1966 – Elbow Room, Aston, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

5 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Doris Troy and Fantastic Bluesology Incorporated (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

10 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

10 February 1966 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

12 February 1966 – Marquee Club and Whisky A Go Go, Navigation Street, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail)

13 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Jeremy & The Heartbeats (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

15 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Inez and Charlie Foxx and Jeremy & The Heartbeats (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

16 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

19 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Monopoly (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

20-21 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Doris Troy and Bluesology Incorporated (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

22 February 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Deke Arlon (Birmingham Evening Mail) Backed Deke Arlon for a week and billed as The Move featuring Carl Wayne

24 February 1966 – Hereford Lounge, Yardley, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

 

5 March 1966 – Marquee Club, Birmingham with The Shakedown Sound (Birmingham Evening Mail)

5 March 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

7 March 1966 – The Belfry, Wishaw, West Midlands with John Bull Breed and The Sombreros (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as featuring Carl Wayne

16 March 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

24 March 1966 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

26 March 1966 – Le Metro Club, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail)

29 March 1966 – Carlton Club, Erdington, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

1 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Gary Farr & The T-Bones (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) London debut

2 April 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands with William’s Conquers (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

5 April 1966 – Chalet Country Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

7 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Mark Leeman Five (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

9 April 1966 – Le Metro Club, Birmingham (Birmingham Evening Mail)

18 April 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Cleo Laine and Danny King (Birmingham Evening Mail)

19 April 1966 – Tito’s Club, Handsworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

20 April 1966 – Lyndon, Sheldon, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

23 April 1966 – Ritz Ballroom, King’s Heath, West Midlands with The Steampacket Show (Birmingham Evening Mail)

26-27 April 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with D D Warwick (Birmingham Evening Mail) DD Warwick may have been replaced by Dakota Station and The Johnny Patrick Trio

28 April 1966 – Hereford Lounge, Yardley, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

1 May 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands with The Craig (Birmingham Evening Mail)

1 May 1966 – Ritz Ballroom, King’s Heath, West Midlands with The Craig (Birmingham Evening Mail)

2-3 May 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Julie Grant, Danny King and Deep Feeling (Birmingham Evening Mail)

6 May 1966 – West End Club, Coalville, Leicestershire with Listen (Leicester Mercury) Billed as Carl Wayne & The Move

13 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 June 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Triad (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

23 June 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Rift (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 July 1966 – Tavern Club, East Dereham, Norfolk (Fabulous 208)

6 July 1966 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with The Stringbeats and The Nightriders (Birmingham Evening Mail)

7 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 July 1966 – Coronation Inn, Ramsgate, Kent (Fabulous 208)

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

10 July 1966 – Dereham Tavern, Dereham, Norfolk with Ian & Danny Eves with Sounds Reformed (Eastern Evening News)

12 July 1966 – Adam & Eve, Southampton, Hampshire (Fabulous 208)

13 July 1966 – Disco Blue Club, Ryde, Isle of Wight (Fabulous 208)

14 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Bluesology (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 July 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

17 July 1966 – The Downs, Hassocks, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

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

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

26 July 1966 – Chalet Country Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

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

2 August 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Dave Allen research)

4 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

11 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Bluesology (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 August 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

14 August 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Wembley, London (Fabulous 208)

18 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 August 1966 – Co-op, Rainbow Suite, Birmingham with Bent Society (Birmingham Evening Mail)

25 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 September 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Zuider Lee and Ray King Soul Band (Lincolnshire Standard)

4 September 1966 – Downs Hotel, Hassocks, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

8 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with MI5 (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

9 September 1966 – Rialto Ballroom, Derby (Fabulous 208)

10 September 1966 – Burlesque, Leicester (Fabulous 208)

11 September 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

15 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Bo Street Runners (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 September 1966 – Jigsaw, Manchester (Manchester Evening Mail)

17 September 1966 – Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent (Melody Maker)

19 September 1966 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

22 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Julian Covey & The Machine (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

24 September 1966 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Epics (East Kent Times)

25 September 1966 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Fabulous 208)

29 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Syn (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

6 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Embers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

13 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sands (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

15 October 1966 – Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

20 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Bluesology (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

21 October 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire with The Action (Dave Allen research)

21 October 1966 – The Marquee Show, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, London with The Spencer Davis Group, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Wynder K Frog, The Herd and The VIPs (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

22 October 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with support (Southend Standard)

23 October 1966 – Technical College, Brighton, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

27 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Good-Goods (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

29 October 1966 – College of Technology, Brighton, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

 

4 November 1966 – Walsall Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands with New Vaudeville Band, The Staffords and The Ambassadors (Express & Star)

5 November 1966 – Hull University, Hull (Fabulous 208)

6 November 1966 – Jigsaw, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

9 November 1966 – Orford Cellar, Norwich (Eastern Evening News)

17 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Dave Antony’s Moods (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

19 November 1966 – Technical College, Harlow, Essex (Fabulous 208)

19 November 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Ben E King (The Star) Fabulous 208 says 20 November

24 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Roscoe Brown Combo (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

25 November 1966 – The Thing, Oldham, Lancashire (Oldham Evening Chronicle)

26 November 1966 – Durham University, Durham (Fabulous 208)

27 November 1966 – Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire (Fabulous 208)

29 November 1966 – Town Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (Fabulous 208)

 

3 December 1966 – Smethwick Baths, Smethwick, West Midlands with Heat Wave (Birmingham Evening Mail)

4 December 1966 – Belle Vue, New Elizabethan, Manchester with The Klyx (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

11 December 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

15 December 1966 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey (Fabulous 208)

15 December 1966 – Speakeasy, W1, London (Fabulous 208/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies website) Opening night

20 December 1966 – Civic Hall, Grays, Essex (Fabulous 208)

22 December 1966 – Top Rank Suite, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Fabulous 208)

23 December 1966 – Il Rondo, Leicester, Leicestershire (Fabulous 208)

26 December 1966 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

28 December 1966 – Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (Fabulous 208)

29 December 1966 – Locarno, Streatham, London (Fabulous 208)

30 December 1966 – Carousel Club, Farnborough, Hampshire (Fabulous 208)

31 December 1966 – Trade Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire (Fabulous 208)

31 December 1966 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (Fabulous 208)

1967

1 January 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate with The Mack Sound (Melody Maker)

6 January 1967 – Civic and Wulfrun Halls, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The ‘N’ Betweens, The Soul Seekers, Parchment People and Prim ‘N’ Proper (Express & Star)

7 January 1967 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with The Fingers and The Tender Trap (Southend Standard)

7 January 1967 – Club Nevada, Market Hall, Redhill, Surrey (Caterham Weekly Press)

8 January 1967 – Starlite, Greenford, London (Melody Maker)

10 January 1967 – Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire (Fabulous 208)

13 January 1967 – Corn Exchange, Leicester, Leicestershire (Fabulous 208)

14 January 1967 – Worcester College of Further Education, Worcester, Worcestershire (Fabulous 208)

15 January 1967 – Black Cat, Gravesend, Kent (Fabulous 208)

18 January 1967 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

20 January 1967 – Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

21-22 January 1967 – Maryland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

23 January 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Fabulous 208)

25 January 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge with The Breed (Cambridge News)

26 January 1967 – Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire with Soul Foundation (Hold Tight book)

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

2 February 1967 – Worthing Pavilion, Worthing, West Sussex (Record Mirror)

3 February 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Gods (Melody Maker)

4 February 1967 – Watford Trade Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire (Record Mirror)

5 February 1967 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Record Mirror)

5 February 1967 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary’s Cray, London (Fabulous 208)

6 February 1967 – Bath Pavilion, Bath (Record Mirror)

9 February 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Record Mirror)

10 February 1967 – Top Spot, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire (Record Mirror)

11 February 1967 – Manchester University, Manchester (Record Mirror)

12 February 1967 – 2X2 Club, Halifax, West Yorkshire (Record Mirror)

12 February 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with The Amboy Dukes (The Star)

13 February 1967 – Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Record Mirror)

14 February 1967 – Lotus Ballroom, Forest Gate, London (Record Mirror)

15 February 1967 – Town Hall, Battersea, London (Fabulous 208)

16 February 1967 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull with The Mandrakes, The Dawn Breakers and Birds Groove (Hull Daily Mail)

17 February 1967 – Nottingham University, Nottingham (Fabulous 208)

19 February 1967 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey (Aldershot News) The club reopened on 12 February

23 February 1967 – Co-op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Fabulous 208)

24 February 1967 – Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands (Fabulous 208)

25 February 1967 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)

26 February 1967 – The Thing, Oldham, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)

2 March 1967 – Locarno, Derby, Derbyshire (Fabulous 208)

3 March 1967 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Fabulous 208)

4 March 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Tracy’s Circles (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

5 March 1967 – Saville Theatre, London (withdrew) (Record Mirror)

9 March 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

10 March 1967 – Queen’s College, Oxford (Fabulous 208)

11 March 1967 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)

13 March 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

17 March 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Tiles Big Band and the Knack (Melody Maker) Club’s first birthday party

18 March 1967 – Town Hall, Ealing, London (Fabulous 208)

20 March 1967 – Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Fabulous 208)

22 March 1967 – Locarno, Stevenage, Herts (Fabulous 208)

23 March 1967 – Crystal Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Fabulous 208)

24 March 1967 – Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland with The Merseybeats (Fabulous 208)

26 March 1967 – Oasis, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

26 March 1967 – Drokiweeny, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

27 March 1967 – Public Hall, Heacham, Norfolk (Fabulous 208)

30 March 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Streatham, London (Fabulous 208)

 

1 April 1967 – Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire (Fabulous 208)

6 April 1967 – King’s Hall, Belle Vue, Greater Manchester with The Tremeloes, Sounds Incorporated, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and The Mirage (Fabulous 208)

8 April 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone with The Couriers (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

8 April 1967 – Video-London, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express and Star) This might just be autograph signing

9 April 1967 – Cadillac Club, Brighton, West Sussex (Melody Maker)

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

15 April 1967 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire with The Academy (Dave Allen research)

21 April 1967 – Top Rank Suite, Swansea, Wales (Fabulous 208)

24 April 1967 – Belfry, Wishaw, West Midlands with Monopoly and Orange Pips (Birmingham Evening Mail)

27 April 1967 – Locarno, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Fabulous 208)

29 April 1967 – Wellington Club, Dereham, Norfolk with Rubber Band and Deep Purple (Eastern Evening News/North Norfolk News) Band opens the club

 

3 May 1967 – Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, London (Melody Maker)

6 May 1967 – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire with The Denims (Crewe Chronicle)

8 May 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser/Croydon Advertiser)

11 May 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Fabulous 208)

12 May 1967 – Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham with Gopler and Mark Raymond Sound (Gloucestershire Echo)

13 May 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Winds of Change and The Associates (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 May 1967 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with The Flashbaks (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

31 May 1967 – Top Rank Suite, Swansea, Wales (Fabulous 208)

 

1 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

3 June 1967 – Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset (Fabulous 208)

7 June 1967 – Silver Blades, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

10 June 1967 – Corn Exchange, Kelso, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

11 June 1967 – Top Ten Club, Dundee, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

11 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Montrose, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

12 June 1967 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

13 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

14 June 1967 – Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

15 June 1967 – Caledonian Hotel, Inverness, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

16 June 1967 – Beachcomber Club, Irvine, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

17 June 1967 – Tofts, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

17 June 1967 – Pier, Colwyn Bay, Wales (Fabulous 208) Seems unlikely with gig above

18 June 1967 – Sunday Club, Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

19 June 1967 – Trinity and St John’s Oxford with Manfred Mann, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, John Barnett & His Band and West Indian Steel Band (Cherwell)

24 June 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with Just Too Much (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

11 July 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Winston’s Fumbs (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 July 1967 – Densbury College, Birmingham (Fabulous 208)

15 July 1967 – Shoreline Club, Bognor Regis, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

21 July 1967 – Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn, Norfolk (Fabulous 208)

22 July 1967 – Cadillac Club, Brighton, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

24 July 1967 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with The Cortinas (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

28 July 1967 – New Century Hall, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

28 July 1967 – UFO, Tottenham Court Road, London (Fabulous 208)

2 August 1967 – Flamingo, Redruth, Cornwall with The Onyx (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

8 August 1967 – Lotus Ballroom, Forest Gate, London (Newham & Stratford Express)

21 August 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

26 August 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Hand and The Extreme (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

28 August 1967 – Pynkney Hall Blues Festival, Fakenham, Norfolk with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Alan Bown, Family and The Workshop

4 September 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

13 September 1967 – Locarno, Stevenage, Herts (Fabulous 208)

16 September 1967 – Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire with Tall Storey and Colours Purple (Hull Daily Mail)

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

30 September 1967 – Plaza Ballroom, Bearwood, West Midlands (Express & Star)

 

1 October 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, West Sussex with Jo Jo Gunne (Crawley Advertiser)

5 October 1967 – Bradford College of Further Education, Bradford, West Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

7 October 1967 – St George’s Ballroom, Hinckley, Leicestershire (Fabulous 208)

7 October 1967 – Plaza Ballroom, Bearwood, West Midlands (Express & Star)

9 October 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Out of The Blue (Express & Star)

11 October 1967 – Sheffield University, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

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

13 October 1967 – Lewes Town Hall, Lewes, West Sussex (Sussex Express and County Herald)

14 October 1967 – Nottingham University, Nottingham (Fabulous 208)

15 October 1967 – Drokiweeny, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

15 October 1967 – Mr Smith’s, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

17 October 1967 – Starlite Casino, Southport, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)

21 October 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Trax and Soul Security Corporation (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

24 October 1967 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

27 October 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, West Midlands (Express & Star)

 

1 November 1967 – Tinned Chicken Club, York, North Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

15 November 1967 – Bluesville, Ipswich, Suffolk (Fabulous 208)

17 November 1967 – City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

18 November 1967 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool (Fabulous 208)

19 November 1967 – Coventry Theatre, Coventry, West Midlands (Fabulous 208)

23 November 1967 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Fabulous 208)

23 November 1967 – Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales (Fabulous 208)

24 November 1967 – Colston Hall, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

25 November 1967 – Opera House, Blackpool, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)

26 November 1967 – Palais Theatre, Manchester (Fabulous 208)

 

1 December 1967 – Central Hall, Chatham, Kent (Fabulous 208)

2 December 1967 – Dome Theatre, Brighton, West Sussex (Fabulous 208)

3 December 1967 – Theatre Royal, Nottingham (Fabulous 208)

4 December 1967 – City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Fabulous 208)

5 December 1967 – Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

6 December 1967 – Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

7 December 1967 – Caledonian Hotel, Inverness, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

8 December 1967 – Regal Ballroom, Bennyrigg, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

9 December 1967 – Community Centre, Auchinleck, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

21 December 1967 – Palais, Nottingham (Fabulous 208)

22 December 1967 – Olympia, Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

23 December 1967 – Axminster Guildhall, Axminster, Devon (Lyme Regis News)

23 December 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London (Fabulous 208)

26 December 1967 – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire with The B-Jays and Frankie & The Countdowns (Crewe Chronicle)

28 December 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Fabulous 208)

1968

20 January 1968 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (Fabulous 208)

26 January 1968 – Coleville Grand Ballroom, Leicester (Fabulous 208)

27 January 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Shades of Black (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

3 February 1968 – Plaza Ballroom, Bearwood, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

8 February 1968 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, Wales with St Valentine’s Massacre and Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band (Ron Goodway)

17 February 1968 – Kent University, Canterbury, Kent (Fabulous 208)

27 February 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Attack (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

5 March 1968 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

23 March 1968 – Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, West Midlands (Express & Star)

 

1 April 1968 – Belfry, Wishaw, West Midlands with The Idle Race and The Exchequers (Birmingham Evening Mail)

8 April 1968 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Coulson & Purley Advertiser)

12 April 1968 – Carlton Club, Warrington, Cheshire with Bits (Warrington Guardian)

Ace Kefford left around this time and Trevor Burton moved to bass

4 May 1968 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: website: www.lankybeat.com)

4 May 1968 – City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Fabulous 208)

17 May 1968 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with The Magic Box (Crewe Chronicle)

25 May 1968 – Kursaal Ballroom, Southend, Essex with Crocheted Doughnut Ring (Southend Standard)

 

10 June 1968 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Episode Six and Circus (Surrey Advertiser)

14 June 1968 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with supporting groups (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

13 August 1968 – Torquay Town Hall, Torquay, Devon (Western Evening Herald)

 

2 September 1968 – Bluesology Festival, Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Worcestershire with  Fleetwood Mac, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, The Freddy Mack Show and Family (John Combe book)

21 September 1968 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Yes and Forever Changes (Lincolnshire Standard)

21 September 1968 – New Centre Hall, Manchester with The Impact (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

25 September 1968 – Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock, Devon (Western Evening Mail)

28 September 1968 – Links International Club, Maxwell Park Youth Centre, Borehamwood, Herts with Chain Gang (Simon Gee research) Melody Maker says support is Strawberry Jam

 

11 October 1968 – Kew Boat House, Kew, London (Richmond & Twickenham Times)

11 October 1968 – Coronation Hall, Kingston upon Thames, London (Kingston and Malden Borough News)

26 October 1968 – Plymouth Guildhall, Plymouth, Devon with Frozen Tear (Western Evening Mail)

 

1 November 1968 – King’s College, Strand, London with Lemon Tree and Heart ‘N’ Souls (Melody Maker)

8 November 1968 – Rag Charities Ball, Hotel Metropole, Brighton, West Sussex with Spooky Tooth, Wynder K Frog, Honeybus and Chicken Shack

9 November 1968 – Marine Ballroom, Lyme Regis, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

 

6 December 1968 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

1969

10 January 1969 – Sharberry Hall, Ilminster, Somerset (Fabulous 208)

25 January 1969 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich, Norfolk (Fabulous 208)

26 January 1969 – Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London (Fabulous 208)

 

3 February 1969 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

20 February 1969 – Imperial College, Charity Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London with The Spencer Davis Group, Status Quo, East of Eden and The Nashville Teens (Melody Maker)

26 February 1969 – Fiesta Club, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham (Fabulous 208)

28 February 1969 – Woolwich Polytechnic, Woolwich, London (Fabulous 208)

 

1 March 1969 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (Fabulous 208)

Trevor Burton left around this time and Rick Price joined

19 March 1969 – Lyceum, London (Fabulous 208)

20 March 1969 – Town Hall, Reading, Berkshire (Fabulous 208)

22 March 1969 – Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)

23 March 1969 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Ruby James & The Sound Seekers (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

24 May 1969 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with Eyes of Blond and Uncle Rufls Band (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

24 August 1969 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

6 September 1969 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Applejacks (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

20 December 1969 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with two supporting groups (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

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The Incrowd “Set Me Free” on Prism

Incrowd Prism 45 Set Me Free

The Incrowd came from Hillsboro, Ohio, close to 60 miles east of Cincinnati. Members were:

Larry Zuggs – vocals
Randy Applegate – guitar
Paul “Bud” Long – guitar
Charles Murphy – organ
Mike Waddell – bass
Jay Cooper – drums

Circa 1965 they traveled to Dayton’s Mega-City Studio to record their only single, featuring an overwrought soul ballad “Keep It” on the A-side. Most listeners now prefer the frantic and distorted “Set Me Free” on the flip. Both songs were supposedly written at the recording session!

Instead of release on Mega-City’s in-house Pixie label, or on the standard Prism label, they were given the plain b&w Prism package plan for their pressing of 500 copies. Other bands on this 3000 custom series included the Senators and the Warbucks.

Anyone have a photo of the band?

Info from Buckeye Beat.

Incrowd Prism 45 Keep It