The James Royal Set’s gigs 1966-1968

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

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

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

1966:

5 February 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Devil’s Coachmen (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

9 April 1966 – Norwich venue, Norwich with The Amboy Dukes (Eastern Evening News)

11 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 April 1966 – Harpenden Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire with Johnny Haven & The Just Five (Luton News)

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

 

5 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Alan Price Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 July 1966 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire with The Rumours (Andover Advertiser)

16 July 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Quiet Five and Dave & The Strollers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

23 July 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Paul & Barry Ryan, The Action, Rob Storme & The Whispers and The Ferry Boys (Lincolnshire Standard)

29 July 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

8 August 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

10 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

15 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Soul Agents (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 September 1966 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

9 September 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Fadin’ Colours (Melody Maker)

10 September 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

19 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Alan Bown Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 October 1966 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

7 October 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Manchester’s Playboys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

21 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

22 October 1966 – Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage with Associates (Welwyn Times)

 

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

11 November 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Trendsetters Limited (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 November 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Rockin Berries, The Bo Street Runners and The Charades (Lincolnshire Standard)

19 November 1966 – Shoreline, Bognor Regis, West Sussex and The Ultimate (Melody Maker)

 

10 December 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Brox & The Blues Train and The Tender Trap (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 December 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

1967:

27 January 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Army (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

8 February 1967 – Kingsway Theatre, Hadleigh, Essex with Spencer Davis Group, Sounds Incorporated, The Fourmost and The Human Instinct (Essex Chronicle/Southend Standard)

 

21 April 1967 – Tiger’s Head, Catford, Kent (South East London Mercury)

 

4 May 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Shell (Melody Maker)

 

23 July 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

 

31 August 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

1968:

1-6 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

8-13 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

According to Melody Maker, as soon as the Hatchetts gigs were done, James Royal flew to Italy on 16 April for TV shows

Mick Stewart joined on guitar around this time from Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement

13 May 1968 – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham with Johnny Cash, June Carter and Carl Perkins & Tennessee 3 (Birmingham Evening Mail)

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