Felders Orioles’ gigs 1965-1967

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.

Barry Hubband – organ/lead vocals

Paul Hodson – guitar

Mick O’Brien – bass

Rod Mealeston – baritone sax

Pete Newman – tenor sax

John Halsey – drums

1965:

30 March 1965 – Herts & Essex Beat Contest Grand Finals, Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Concords, Gene & The Cossacks, The Guyatones, The Hideaways and Kit & The Saracens (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

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

 

8 May 1965 – Royal Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Shevelles (Maidstone Gazette)

14 May 1965 – Marconi Basildon Locarno, Basildon, Essex with The Soul Agents and The Animals (Poster)

15 May 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Merseybeats (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

9 October 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Dave Curtiss & The Tremors (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

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

23 October 1965 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Washington DCs featuring Johnny Cannon (Maidstone Gazette)

 

20 November 1965 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1966:

6 March 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

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

27 March 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

 

23 April 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Ultimate (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

9 June 1966 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

10 June 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Hedgehoppers Anonymous (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

25 June 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

20 August 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with Yes ‘N’ No (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

21 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Warriors (Melody Maker)

 

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

24 September 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

22 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho with Zoot Money & His Big Roll Band (Melody Maker)

29 October 1966 – Arnold and Carlton College, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

30 October 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

26 November 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Good Time Band and The Ensemble (Melody Maker)

 

3 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with Bobby Hebb (Nottingham Evening Post)

1967:

20 January 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

20 January 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sonny Childe & The TNT (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 January 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Switch (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

25 February 1967 – Rub-a-Dub, Reading, Berkshire (Bracknell News)

4 March 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with The Fenmen (Melody Maker)

16 March 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Majority (Melody Maker)

18 March 1967 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

26 March 1967 – Cavalier, Golders Green, London (Melody Maker)

David Brooks from Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede joins for a short while around late April on sax

21 April 1967 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

22 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London and The Main Line (Melody Maker)

27 April 1967 – Klooks Kleek, Hampstead, London (Melody Maker)

 

6 May 1967 – Bluesville ’67 Club, St Thomas Hall, Brentwood, Essex (Southend Standard)

27 May 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames (Melody Maker)

4 June 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Staines & Egham News/Woking Herald)

9 June 1967 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

11 June 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

20 June 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel)

24 June 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with The Chiffons, Rhythm and Blues Inc and Duke Lee Sound (Melody Maker)

John Halsey joined Timebox around August 1967 and Paul Hodson joined Lulu’s backing band

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