Mark Leeman Five gigs 1963-1966

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 and, where possible, I have added the sources used, whether they are newspapers or websites.  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 MARK LEEMAN FIVE:

1963:

25 October 1963 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Big Three, The Undertakers and Jackie Frisco (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

28 December 1963 – Pontiac Club, Zeeta House, Putney, London, SW15 with Manfred Mann (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

1964:

14 January 1964 – St Mary’s Hall, Putney, London, SW15 with Manfred Mann (Blues-rock Explosion book, edited by Summer McStravick and John Roos)

20 March 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, The Redcaps and Troy Dante & The Infernos (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

13 April 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

25 April 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

9 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

16 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

23 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

30 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

1 June 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Bluebirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

6 June 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

8 June 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 June 1964 – Continental Dancing Club, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

13 June 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

15 June 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 June 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

22 June 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 June 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

29 June 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

30 June 1964 – Nurses Club, Jolly Gardeners, Isleworth, Middlesex with Frankie Reid & The Casuals (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

4 July 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

6 July 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

11 July 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

18 July 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

1 August 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

3 August 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 August 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

15 August 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

22 August 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

29 August 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

 

5 September 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

12 September 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

19 September 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

26 September 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Likely but not confirmed

 

3 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

17 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

24 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

31 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

2 November 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

7 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

9 November 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

16 November 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

5 December 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

7 December 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 December 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

14 December 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 Decembr 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

21 December 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 December 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex with The Hobos (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

28 December 1964 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

1965:

4 January 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

10 January 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

11 January 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 January 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

18 January 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 January 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

25 January 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

1 February 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

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

22 February 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

 

1 March 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

5 March 1965 – Radio Caroline Sounds of ’65, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Moody Blues, The Yardbirds and Ronnie Jones & The Night Timers (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

6 March 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

8 March 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

15 March 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

21 March 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

22 March 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 March 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

29 March 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

30 March 1965 – Nurses Club, Jolly Gardeners, Isleworth, Middlesex with The Tribe (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

3 April 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

10 April 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

14 April 1965 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

19 April 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 April 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

26 April 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

1 May 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

3 May 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

11 May 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

18 May 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

25 May 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Who (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

8 June 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

15 June 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 June 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London, SW15 (NME)

27 June 1965 – Rainbow Theatre, Blackpool, Lancashire (Blues-rock Explosion book, edited by Summer McStravick and John Roos)

According to the Blues-rock Explosion book, edited by Summer McStravick and John Roos, The Mark Leeman Five were scheduled to undertake a series of 13 Sunday concerts with Manfred Mann at the Rainbow Theatre in Blackpool, Lancashire. The first date on 27 June went well but that evening Mark Leeman took a lift with one of singer Julie Grant’s friends to Blackburn and was killed in a car crash.

29 June 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) Unlikely this happened

According to the Blues-rock Explosion book, Roger Peacock, Leeman’s replacement, debuted on 2 July 1965

6 July 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 July 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Who (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 July 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Tony Rivers & The Castaways and The Denisons (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

20 July 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 July 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

3 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

6 August 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

10 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Sugar Pie Desanto and The Shevelles (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Lulu & The Luvvers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

27 August 1965 – Witham Public Hall, Witham, Essex with The Fairies (Essex Chronicle)

30 August 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and Heinz & The Wild Boys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

31 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Moody Blues (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 September 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

7 September 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 September 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

18 September 1965 – Ticky Rick and Rang-A-Tang Club, Carnival Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

25 September 1965 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with The Movements (Essex Chronicle)

27 September 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

12 October 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Yardbirds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 October 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

19 October 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 October 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 November 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Who (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 November 1965 – Dancing Slipper, West Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire (Nottingham Evening Post)

9 November 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 November 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

9 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Alan Price Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Action (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

21 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Who (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 December 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

28 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Manfred Mann (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

31 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Gary Farr & The T-Bones (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

1966:

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

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

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

25 January 1966 – Ready Steady Go Club, Aylesbury, Bucks (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

11 February 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire with support (Aldershot News)

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

20 February 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

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

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

 

10 March 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Summer Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

13 March 1966 – Dereham Tavern, Dereham, Norfolk with Sullivan James Band (Eastern Evening News)

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

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

27 March 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with RBQ (Essex Chronicle)

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

 

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

11 April 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Sounds Incorporated and Brian Something & The Whats Its (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

14 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Objects (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

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

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

 

5 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Emeralds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 May 1966 – Orford Cellar, Norwich (Eastern Evening News)

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

30 May 1966 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Graham Bond Organisation, The Alan Bown Set and Dave Antony’s Moods (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

3 June 1966 – Parkside Hall, Ampthill, Bedfordshire with The Triads (Luton News)

 

3 July 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with Saints and Sinners (http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

4 July 1966 – Catacombe, Eastbourne, East Sussex (Evening Argus)

According to the Blues-rock Explosion book, edited by Summer McStravick and John Roos, Roger Peacock left in early-mid July after the failure of “Follow Me”. His replacement was Pete Hodges

16 July 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham with Monopoly (Birmingham Evening Mail)

29 July 1966 – Flamenco, Folkestone, Kent (Blues-rock Explosion book, edited by Summer McStravick and John Roos)

According to the above book, this was the final gig but I found the following:

 

24 December 1966 – New Spot, Gosport, Hampshire with The Gass featuring Roscoe (Portsmouth News)

 

One thought on “Mark Leeman Five gigs 1963-1966”

  1. That December 66 date is interesting, because Alan Roskams joined the Gass when he left ML5 (suuposedly July 66). Perhaps Roskams was the Roscoe referred to because I have no record of The Gass ever having a member called Roscoe !

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