Category Archives: Kingston Upon Thames

Coronation Hall, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

Besides the town’s Cellar Club, another a noted live venue that put on gigs into the late 1960s was Coronation Hall. Quite a few notable acts played there and I’ve started a list. I would be grateful for any additions:

18 January 1964 – Gene Vincent
3 February 1964 – The Yardbirds
11 February 1964 – The Yardbirds
3 March 1964 – The Yardbirds

31 October 1964 – Cosmic Sounds (featuring Linda Crane) and Tempests
12 December 1964 – Lulu and Cosmic Sounds
24 December 1964 – Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions and MI4

1 December 1967 – P P Arnold and The Kool

11 October 1968 – The Move

Gigs from Kingston and Malden Borough News, Surrey Comet

The (Jazz) Cellar, Kingston Upon Thames

The (Jazz) Cellar in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey was an important music venue in Southwest London from 1962-1966. Many notable local bands played there in their formative years, most notably The Yardbirds and The Nashville Teens. The Animals also played there regularly in the early months of 1964 after moving down to London from the Northeast.

I have started to compile a gig list and would welcome any additions in the comments below:

1962
14 July – The Nashville Teens
21 July – The Nashville Teens
28 July – The Nashville Teens
6 September – Mike Berry & The Outlaws
1 November – Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages

1963
20 February – The Stormsville Shakers
8 March – The Stormsville Shakers
21 March – The Stormsville Shakers
12 April – The Stormsville Shakers
2 May – Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
3 May – Neil Landon & The Burnettes
2 July – The Stormsville Shakers
17 July – The Roosters (with Eric Clapton)
24 July – The Roosters (with Eric Clapton)
8 August – The Hi-Fi and Tony Kaye
10 August – The Stormsville Shakers
13 August – Colin Shane & The Shannons
29 August – The Stormsville Shakers
12 September – The Rolling Stones
12 October – The Stormville Shakers
21 December – Steve Marriott & The Moonlights
28 December – The Stormsville Shakers

1964
5 January – Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages
11 January – The Stormsville Shakers
28 January – Neil Landon & The Burnettes
11 February – The Stormsville Shakers
16 February – Gene Vincent
13 March – Steve Marriott & The Wandering Ones
27 March – The Stormsville Shakers with Jerry Lee Lewis
17 April – The Stormsville Shakers
20 April – The Yardbirds
22 April – The Tridents
8 May – Steve Marriott & The Frantic Ones
11 May – The Yardbirds (not confirmed)
16 May – The Stormsville Shakers
25 May – The Yardbirds and The Grebbels
27 May – The Tridents
8 June – The Yardbirds
22 June – The Yardbirds
27 June – The Stormsville Shakers
29 June – The Yardbirds and The Grebbels
20 July – The Yardbirds
5 September – The Plebs
7 September – The Mojos
14 September – The Roosters
18 September – Linda Crane & The Cosmic Sounds
26 September – The Roosters
7 October – The Roosters
16 October – The Roosters
28 October – Unit 5 (Teddington, Middlesex band)
31 October – The Roosters
4 November – The Roosters and XL5
7 November – Cosmic Sounds
13 November – The Impacts
16 November – Jimmy Reed, The Plebs and John Lee Groundhogs
18 November – Carl Perkins and Cosmic Sounds
20 November – Themselves
27 November – Unit 5
12 December – The Roosters
18 December – The Roosters
26 December – The Roosters

1965
3 June – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
3 July – The Stormsville Shakers
7 August – The Small Faces
15 August – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
10 September – The Moody Blues
11 September – The Valkeries (and others)
2 October – The Valkeries (and others)
15 October – Steampacket
19 November – Phil Wainman Sound
24 November – The Small Faces

1966
8 January – The Anteeks
16 February – The Small Faces
18 February – The Loving Kind
25 February – Jimmy Winston’s Reflections
4 March – Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours
29 April – The Protest
30 April – The Silence
6 May – The Troggs
4 June – John Brown’s Bodies and Jesse Hector
11 June – Jo Jo Gunne
8 July – The Troggs and Wild Uncertainty (debut)
16 July – The Wild Uncertainty
22 July – The Wild Uncertainty
6 August – Jo Jo Gunne (took part in London Palladium competition around now)
12 August – Jo Jo Gunne
13 August – The Missing Links
19 August – Cream

Sources: New Musical Express (advertised on page 11 in 1966)
Surrey Comet (1962-1965)

Thanks also to Andy Neill and Mick Capewell for help with gigs