Category Archives: Hounslow

Episode Six gigs 1964-1969

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

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

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

Adopting the name Episode Six in the summer of 1964, the line-up featured in an article published in the Harrow Weekly Post from 22 July, page 15 was as follows:

Andy Ross – lead vocals

Sheila Carter-Dimmock – organ/vocals (b. 18 March 1947, Hatch End, Middlesex)

Graham Carter-Dimmock – rhythm guitar/vocals (b. 27 April 1944, Hatch End, Middlesex)

Tony Lander – lead guitar (b. 10 August 1947, Cambridge)

Roger Glover – bass (b. 30 November 1945, Brecon, Wales)

Harvey Shields – drums (b. 6 September 1946, Twickenham, Middlesex)

1964:

24 July 1964 – Public Hall, Witham, Essex with The Rubies (Essex Chronicle)

 

7 November 1964 – Westcliff Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Essex County Standard)

14 November 1964 – Glendale Hall, N15, London (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

1965:

When Andy Ross left, Ian Gillan (b. 19 August 1945, Hounslow, Middlesex) joined from Wainwright’s Gentlemen after performing his final gig with them on 26 April 1965 at the Seagull Hotel, Southall, London

8 October 1965 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

2 January 1966 – Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

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

6 January 1966 – Coventry Locarno, Coventry, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

7 January 1966 – USAF High Wycombe, High Wycombe, Bucks (Brian Long research)

8 January 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

11 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

13 January 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

14 January 1966 – Black Cat, Woolwich, London (Brian Long research)

15 January 1966 – Ikelstone Palais, Ikelstone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

16 January 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

18 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

22 January 1966 – Westcliffe Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Brian Long research)

24 January 1966 – Dunstable Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

25 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

27 January 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

28 January 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

The Hounslow Post on 28 January 1966, page 8 has an article and picture on the band

29 January 1966 – Borough Polytechnic, London (Brian Long research)

30 January 1966 – Welcome Inn, Eltham, London (Brian Long research)

 

1 February 1966 – ‘Ready Steady Radio’, Lyceum, Strand, London (Brian Long research)

4 February 1966 – USAF Welford, Welford, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

5 February 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

6 February 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

7 February 1966 – Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London (Brian Long research)

8 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

10 February 1966 – Canon’s Club (unknown location) (Brian Long research)

11 February 1966 – Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

12 February 1966 – Acton works social, Acton, London (Brian Long research)

13 February 1966 – Big L Discotheque, Charing Cross Road, London (Brian Long research)

14 February 1966 – Peterborough Nurses’ Home, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

15 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

16 February 1966 – Silver Blades Ice Rink, Streatham, London (Brian Long research)

18 February 1966 – RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

19 February 1966 – Woodford Memorial Hall, Woodford, London (Brian Long research)

20 February 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

21 February 1966 – Kettering Workingmen’s Club, Kettering, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

22 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

24 February 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

26 February 1966 – Ikelstone Palais, Ikelstone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

27 February 1966 – Welcome Inn, Eltam, London (Brian Long research)

28 February 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (Brian Long research)

 

1 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

2 March 1966 – New Victoria Cinema (audition) (Brian Long research)

3 March 1966 – Cromwellian Club, South Kensingston, London (Brian Long research)

5 March 1966 – Harrow County School, Harrow, London (Brian Long research)

8 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

9 March 1966 – USAF Chicksands, Chicksands, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

10 March 1966 – Cromwellian Club, South Kensington, London (Brian Long research)

11 March 1966 – Copdock House Hotel (possibly Ipswich), Suffolk (Brian Long research)

12 March 1966 – London School of Economics, Aldywch, London (Brian Long research)

15 March 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Brian Long research)

17 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

19 March 1966 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

22 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

24 March 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Melody Maker)

25 March 1966 – Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

26 March 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (Melody Maker)

27 March 1966 – Windy City Club, Oxford, Oxfordshire (Melody Maker)

29 March 1966 – Overseas Club, Earl’s Court, London (Melody Maker)

 

1 April 1966 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

2 April 1966 – Peterborough Nurses’ Home, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

3 April 1966 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset (Melody Maker)

5 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

8 April 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

12 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

16 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

18 April 1966 – Dunstable Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

19 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

20 April 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

21 April 1966 – Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London (Brian Long research)

22 April 1966 – USAF Welford, Welford, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

23 April 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

26 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

27 April 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

28 April 1966 – RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

29 April 1966 – Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (Brian Long research)

The Middlesex Chronicle (Hounslow Edition) on 29 April 1966, page 3 has an article on band

30 April 1966 – Ilkestone Palais, Ilkestone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

 

3 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

7 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

10 May 1966 – Ready Steady Radio (Tiles, Oxford Street, London) (Broadcast 22 May) (Brian Long research)

12 May 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

13 May 1966 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with The Tea Set and Children of The Damned (Brian Long research/East Kent Times)

17 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

19 May 1966 – Reading University, Reading, Berkshire (Brian Long research)

20 May 1966 – Ready Steady Go (TV) (Brian Long research)

21 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

21 May 1966 – RAF Wittering, Wittering, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

23 May 1966 – BBC audition, Piccadilly, London (Brian Long research)

24 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

26 May 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

27 May 1966 – Co-Op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Brian Long research)

28 May 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

 

1 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

3 June 1966 – Roya Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

4 June 1966 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

7 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

9 June 1966 – RAF Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

10 June 1966 – Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex (Brian Long research)

16 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

17 June 1966 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with Sands and Steve & The Corvettes (Brian Long research/East Kent Times)

18 June 1966 – Lloyds Bank, Beckenham, London (Brian Long research)

19 June 1966 – Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown, Kent (Brian Long research)

21 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

23 June 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

25 June 1966 – Battersea Park, Battersea, London (Brian Long research)

26 June 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

28 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

 

1 July 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

2 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

7 July 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Fag Paper Nose and Chin Band (Roger Bistow research)

8 July 1966 – Alton, Hampshire (Brian Long research)

9 July 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

14-15 July 1966 – Leys Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Brian Long research)

16 July 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London with The Legend (Melody Maker)

29 July 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

30 July 1966 – Grand Hotel, Brighton, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

 

1 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

3 August 1966 – Recording session for Pye (Brian Long research)

4 August 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

5 August 1966 – Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (Brian Long research)

6 August 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

8 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

12 August 1966 – Coronation Hall, Ramsgate, Kent (Brian Long research)

13 August 1966 – Coventry Air Pageant, Coventry, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

15 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

18 August 1966 – Wakefield Locarno, Wakefield, West Yorkshire (Brian Long research)

25 August 1966 – Kew Boathouse, Kew, London (Brian Long research)

27 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Soul Agents (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) (According to Brian Long, show broadcast 5 September)

29 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

30 August 1966 – Ready Steady Radio at Tiles, Oxford Street (Brian Long research)

31 August 1966 – Pickwick Club, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

 

3 September 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

9 September 1966 – Princess Club, Chorlton, Greater Manchester (Brian Long)

9 September 1966 – Domino Club, Openshaw, Greater Manchester (Brian Long)

15 September 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long)

16 September 1966 – Co-op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Brian Long)

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

23 September 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

25 September 1966 – Brands Hatch, Kingsdown, Kent (Brian Long research)

27 September 1966 – Finsbury Park Astoria, Finsbury Park, London  with Dusty Springfield & The Echoes, Boz and His People, The Settlers, The Alan Price Set, The Mindbenders and Dave Berry (Brian Long research) This is the start of The Dusty Springfield tour

28 September 1966 – Bournemouth Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset (Brian Long research)

29 September 1966 – Cheltenham Odeon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Brian Long research)

30 September 1966 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

 

1 October 1966 – Cardiff Capitol, Cardiff, Wales (Brian Long research)

2 October 1966 – Colston Hall, Bristol (Brian Long research)

3 October 1966 – Manchester Odeon, Manchester (Brian Long research)

4 October 1966 – Newcastle Odeon, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Brian Long research)

5 October 1966 – Liverpool Odeon, Liverpool (Brian Long research)

6 October 1966 – Hanley Gaumont, Hanley, Staffordshire (Brian Long research)

7 October 1966 – Sheffield Gaumount, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Brian Long research)

8 October 1966 – Leicester gig (Brian Long research)

9 October 1966 – Woburn Abbey gig, Buckinghamshire (Brian Long research)

11 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

15 October 1966 – Harrow County School, Harrow, London (Brian Long research)

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

20 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

21 October 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

25 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 October 1966 – Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London (Brian Long research)

29 October 1966 – University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent (Brian Long research)

 

1 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

4 November 1966 – Beckenham Ballroom, Beckenham, London (Brian Long research)

5 November 1966 – Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, London (Brian Long research)

11 November 1966 – Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London (Brian Long research)

12 November 1966 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Brian Long research)

15 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 November 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

21 November 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

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

23 November 1966 – ‘Swingalong’ recording at BBC (Brian Long research)

25 November 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

25 November 1966 – Solvatorian College, Harrow Weald, London (Brian Long research)

The Hounslow Post from 25 November 1966, page 6 has an article and picture on the band

26 November 1966 – Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (most likely Royal Lido Ballroom) (Brian Long research)

28 November 1966 – ‘Monday Monday’ at the BBC (Brian Long research)

 

1-31 December 1966 – Casino du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon (Brian Long research)

1967:

11 February 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Freddie Mack & The Mack Sound (Melody Maker)

19 February 1967 – Harvest Moon Club, Guidford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

22 February 1967 – Kingsway Theatre, Hadleigh, Essex with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Cat Stevens, The Style and The Machine

 

February-May 1967 – Casino du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon (according to John Kerrison, they did a three-month stint at the club)

 

3 March 1967 – Exeter University, Exeter, Devon (Fabulous 208) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

4 March 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Fabulous 208) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

17 March 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Bobby Johnson & The Atoms (Melody Maker) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

 

13 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Jon (Melody Maker) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

15 April 1967 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Dilemma (West Surrey Advertiser)

 

6 May 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

23 May 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Paul Kaye (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

18 June 1967 – Brands Hatch Radio London Motor Racing and Pop Festival, Brands Hatch, Kent with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch and Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser)

 

1 July 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

8 July 1967 – Ashton Palais, Ashton-under-Lyme, Greater Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

12 July 1967 – Victoria Rooms, Bristol with Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas (Fabulous 208)

15 July 1967 – Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, London (Fabulous 208)

16 July 1967 – Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London (Fabulous 208)

Episode Six before John Kerrison joined. Fabulous 208, August 1967

Around this time, John Kerrison took over drums

21 July 1967 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Hayes Gazette/Hillingdon and Uxbridge Weekly Post)

 

12 August 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

1 September 1967 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Hayes Gazette/Hillingdon and Uxbridge Weekly Post)

2 September 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire with Kanda Grays and Arthur’s Ltd (Warrington Guardian)

9 September 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

7 October 1967 – Luton Boys Club, Luton, Bedfordshire with Friday’s Mind (Evening Post: Hemel Hempstead)

21 October 1967 – City University, London with The Action (Melody Maker)

28 October 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

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

12 November 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

According to Melody Maker, the band embarked on 16-day trip to Germany on 13 November 1967 via Luxembourg

1968:

22 January 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

27 January 1968 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with Tramline and Magnus Opus (Southend Standard)

 

30 March 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Great Xpectations (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

11 April 1968 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

13 April 1968 – The Cobweb, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Embers (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

6 May 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

10 June 1968 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with The Move and Circus (Surrey Advertiser)

 

12 July 1968 – Kew Boat House, Kew, London (Thames Valley Times)

27 July 1968 – The Barn Ballroom, Little Bardfield Hall, Little Bardfield, Essex (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

Fabulous 208 from 17 August 1968 announces Mick Underwood as John Kerrison’s replacement

19 October 1968 – University College, Gower Street, W1, London with Proteus (Melody Maker)

 

15 November 1968 – Brunel University, Acton, London with Timebox (Melody Maker)

 

14 December 1968 – Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock, Devon with Blitz (Western Evening Herald)

31 December 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Lloyd (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1969:

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

 

26 April 1969 – Kingston College of Technology, Kingston upon Thames, London with Orange Rainbow (Melody Maker)

In mid-June Ian Gillian and Roger Glover left to join Deep Purple

21 June 1969 – The Cobweb, St Leonards, East Sussex with Tanglewood (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

27 June 1969 – Pop Supershow, RAE Assembly Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire with Aynsley Dunbar’s Retaliation, Locomotive and Ten Percent Butter (Aldershot News)

 

19 December 1969 – Edgbarrow Youth Club, Crowthorne, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

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Miston-Tuac

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.

John Salisbury, Andy Allsup, Stuart Mead, Bobby Gee and Peter Buckner

MISTON-TUAC:

I have the following list of musicians who were members but have no further information about the band’s history and would welcome readers’ insights.

Barry Allmark – lead vocals

Andy Allsup – lead/rhythm guitar

Joe Miller – rhythm/lead guitar

Phil Wallington – bass

John Roberts – drums (real name: John Salisbury)

 

Peter Buckner – bass

Stuart Mead – lead/rhythm guitar

Bobby Gee – lead vocals

 

Andrew Perry – drums

The band’s manager Roy Harris, who had left a message on the Ealing Club entry, and has since been in touch, said that they were a Hounslow band, which was confirmed by Peter Buckner, who added that they may have rehearsed in the Lord Palmerston.

According to the message that drummer John Salisbury left on the Ealing Club entry, the band’s original lead singer Bobby Gee died in France in a road accident. Former Downliner’s Sect member Barry Allmark came in as his replacement. However, Roy Harris says that it was the other way round; Bobby Gee replaced Barry Allmark.

Peter Buckner confirms that the line-up he worked with was Bobby Gee, Andy Allsup, Stuart Mead and John Salisbury.

At some point, John Salisbury (who worked under the name John Roberts) left and Andrew Perry joined on drums.

According to Roy Harris, another group billed as Mistral-Tuac appeared on the scene but bore no relation to this band. However, I’ve listed any gigs I have found by this band below.

Selected gigs:

13 June 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Alex Harvey Soul Band (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

Advert: Kingston and Malden Borough New

23 June 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with The Faires (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

Advert: Kingston and Malden Borough News

4 July 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Blues By Six (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

14 July 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Alex Harvey Soul Band (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

Advert: Kingston and Malden Borough News. Supporting Alexis Korner on 25 July 1964

25 August 1964 – Nurses Club, Jolly Gardeners, Isleworth, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

30 October 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Berries (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

30 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) May have played other Fridays around this time

 

5 December 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Penny Blacks (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

2 January 1965 – Egham Hythe Social Centre, Egham, Surrey (Staines and Egham News) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

16 January 1965 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Brokers (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

12 February 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

6 March 1965 – Graven Hill Theatre, Bicester, Oxfordshire with The Primitives (Oxford Mail) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

20 March 1965 – Carfax Ballroom, Oxford with The Trolls (Oxford Mail) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

29 October 1965 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Quantum (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

10 July 1966 – Byron, Greenford, Middlesex with Group One (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

Thanks to Peter Buckner for the photo

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Kalvin Starr Movement

This Hounslow, Middlesex-based group was featured in the Hounslow, Brentford & Chiswick Post in the early months of 1968.

The line up was:

Kalvin Starr (real name: Ken Nichols) – vocals, guitar
Eddy Davis – organ
Ray Wilson – tenor sax
Derek Johnson – trumpet
Alan Blackman – bass
Mick Nichols – drums

I would be interested to hear from anyone that can add any more to the band’s history.

The Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex

The Pitmen
The Pitmen

Opened on 2 June 1964, the Attic Club in Hounslow, Middlesex was an important music venue in West London.Attic Club Listings 1963

I have started to compile a list of artists that played at the venue and would welcome any additions as well as any memories of the club in the comments below.

5 June 1964 – Rey Anton & The Peppermint Men
13 June 1964 – Alex Harvey Soul Band and Miston-Tuac
20 June 1964 – The Cheynes, The Kingbees and The Roosters
23 June 1964 – The Fairies and Miston-Tuac
25 June 1964 – The Yardbirds and The Snowballs
4 July 1964 – Blues by Six and Miston-Tuac
7 July 1964 – Charlie & Inez Foxx and Spencer Davis Group
10 July 1964 – Erky Grant & The Tonettes, The Tempests and The Second Thoughts
14 July 1964 – Alex Harvey Soul Band and Miston-Tuac
24 July 1964 – The Animals and Steve Marriott’s Moments
19 August 1964 – The Pitmen
21 August 1964 – Manfred Mann and Gene & The Cossacks
1 September 1964 – The Soul Agents
12 September 1964 – Spencer Davis Group and The Pitmen
19 September 1964 – The Soul Agents
10 October 1964 – The Soul Agents
7 November 1964 – The Soul Agents

The above gigs were sourced from the Kingston & Malden Borough News. Clipping and photos courtesy of Gray Newell.

The Pitmen

The Dae-b-Four


The Dae-b-Four, early 1965, from left to right: Iain Pitwell, Rex Brayley, Bobby Dean, Brian Brayley and Roger Sidey
Iain Pitwell – lead vocals
Rex Brayley – lead guitar
Brian Brayley – rhythm guitar
Roger Sidey – bass
Bob Carpenter – drums
Bob Dean – drums
Malcolm Randall – drums
John Kerrison – drums
Kenny Slade – drums/vocals
 

Brothers Rex and Brian Brayley had first come to prominence with Tony Liddle & the Lads, a Hounslow band formed in 1962. The band also comprised singer Tony Liddle, bass player Roger Sidey and drummer Yan Kuttlevasher.

In mid-1964, Bob Carpenter replaced Kuttlevasher on drums but was succeeded by Bobby Dean from rival Hounslow band, The Stringbeats soon after. Dean introduced his friend, singer Iain Pitwell and the band became The Dae-b-Four.

However, Dean left in August 1965 to work with another local group, The Valkeries. Malcolm Randall from Rey Anton & The Peppermint Men took his place briefly. The line-up remained steady until November 1965 when John Kerrison came in on drums after playing in Germany with The Horizons. Kerrison had previously been a member of Frankie Reid & The Casuals and The Rocking Eccentrics.

Malcolm Randall later reunited with Pitwell in The All Night Workers in October 1967 after working as a freelance drummer and The Missing Links in the interim.

The new line up lasted until about August 1966 when Kerrison departed and subsequently joined Mick Liddell & Gli Atomi in Rome, Italy. The band recorded the track “La Mia Inghilterra”, after which Kerrison returned to the UK. By February 1967, Kerrison had linked up with Johnny Kidd’s former band, The Pirates. He then played with Episode Six and The Beachcombers.

The Dae-b-Four carried on with Sheffield drummer/singer Kenny Slade, who had previously worked with Dave Berry and his band, The Cruisers. Not long after, Iain Pitwell left and briefly left the music scene before reuniting with Malcolm Randall in The All Night Workers in October 1967.

When the band split in November 1966, Slade would briefly work with Bobby Hebb (alongside Nick Simper and Mick Stewart from The Pirates) before years later joining Joe Cocker’s Grease Band. In March 1967, Rex Brayley struck gold with The Love Affair.

Notable gigs:

30 March 1965 – Elms Club, South Harrow, Middlesex with Distortion
20 April 1965 – Elms Club, South Harrow, Middlesex with Bluesology (featuring future Elton John on piano)
24 August 1965 – Jolly Gardeners, Isleworth, Middlesex

Many thanks to Rex Brayley for the photos and input. Thanks also to Iain Pitwell, John Kerrison and Malcolm Randall.

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The Dae-b-Four, live, early 1966.
From left to right: Rex Brayley, Iain Pitwell and Brian Brayley

Kenny Slade lineup, 196?. From left to right: Rex Brayley, Roger Sidey, Kenny Slade and Brian Brayley
Newspaper clipping, 1 October 1965

 

Gig, 25 September 1965