Nashville Teens’ gigs 1962-1970

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 NASHVILLE TEENS:

Ray Philips – lead vocals (b. 16 January 1939, Tiger Bay, Cardiff)

Art Sharp – lead vocals (b. 26 May 1941, Woking, Surrey)

John Hawken – keyboards (b. 9 May 1940, Bournemouth, Dorset)

Mick Dunford – lead guitar (b. 8 July 1944, Addlestone, Surrey)

Pete Shannon (Harris) – bass (b. Peter Shannon Harris, 23 August 1941, Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Dave Maine – drums

1962:

Sometime in 1962, Roger Groom (b. Woking, Surrey) replaced Dave Maine.

14 July 1962 – Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

21 July 1962 – Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

28 July 1962 – Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

 

22 September 1962 – Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

1963:

The Surrey Comet has a great story on the band going professional in its 6 July 1963 issue, page 10

Terry Crowe joined as a third vocalist in 1963 for the band’s trip to Hamburg.

Also, this year Peter Jones temporarily replaced Roger Groom who left to join The End before Barry Jenkins (b. 22 December 1944, Leicester, Leicestershire) joined full-time on drums. Terry Crowe and Mick Dunford also departed and John Allen (b. 23 April 1945, St Albans, Hertfordshire) took over guitar.

 1964:

15 January 1964 – Golders Green Refectory, Golders Green, London

 

16 February 1964 – Co-Op, Addlestone, Surrey

 

15 March 1964 – Co-Op, Addlestone, Surrey

 

11 July 1964 – Hi Fi Hop, Walton Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

18 July 1964 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with Buddy Britten & The Regents

24 July 1964 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Venders

 

1 August 1964 – Club Noreik, Tottenham, London with The Wild Ones

 

18 September 1964 – Granada, Walthamstow, London with Billy J Kramer, The Ronettes, The Yardbirds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, The Dakotas and Tim Connor

26 September 1964 – Astoria, Finsbury Park, London with Manfred Mann, Bill Haley & His Comets, The Rockin’ Berries, The Untamed Four and The Bobby Patrick Big Six

 

20 October 1964 – Royal Edmonton, Edmonton, Middlesex with The Animals, Carl Perkins, The Quotations, Tommy Tucker, Elkie Brooks and Ray Cameron

 

4 November 1964 – Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Animals, Carl Perkins, Elkie Brooks, Tommy Tucker, The Quotations and Ray Cameron

 

11 December 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Sonics and The Hustlers

1965:

23 January 1965 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire

 

1 February 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Saphenas

13 February 1965 – Redhill Market Hall, Redhill, Surrey

16 February 1965 – Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks

 

27 March 1965 – The Gaiety, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with Fernando’s Hideaways and The Pythons

 

15 April 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Fenmen and The Nightshades

 

12 May 1965 – Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks

30 May 1965 – Riverside Club, Cricketers Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey

 

4 June 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Lonely Ones

5 June 1965 – Cavern, London

 

10 August 1965 – Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks

14 August 1965 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with Fernando & The Hideaways and The Trends

18 August 1965 – Farnborough Town Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire

21 August 1965 – Malborough Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire

 

4 September 1965 – Royal Hotel Lowestoft, Lowestoft, Norfolk with The Leader

6 September 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire

9 September 1965 – Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire with The Bunch

18 September 1965 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Lincolnshire with The Objects and The Montanas

24 September 1965 – Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks

 

10 October 1965 – Plaza, Newbury, Berkshire with The Just Men

 

26 November 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with two supporting groups

 

2 December 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex

18 December 1965 – Ready Steady Go, Aylesbury, Bucks

1966:

1 January 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Lincolnshire with Jeff Curtis & The Flames and The Game

21 January 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks

 

10 February 1966 – Poor Man’s Ball, Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire with The Mouldy Ways and Clayton Squares

27 February 1966 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex

Barry Jenkins joined The Animals after John Steele played his final gig on 5 March. Former member Roger Groom from The End replaced him

11 March 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex with The Orioles

25 March 1966 – Ross Group Sports Club, Gaitey Ballroom, Grimsby, Lincolnshire with The Fourmost and The She Trinity

 

1 April 1966 – Farnborough Technical College Students’ Union, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Clayton Squares and Cops ‘N’ Robbers

24 April 1966 – Catacombe, Eastbourne, East Sussex

27 April 1966 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich, Norfolk with Five X 5

29 April 1966 – Stratford Town Hall, Stratford, London

 

27 May 1966 – Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex with The Avengers

 

2 July 1966 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent

6 July 1966 – Headland Pavilion, Bude, Cornwall

8 July 1966 – Liskeard Public Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall with Package Deal and Jaguars

16 July 1966 – Butterley Grange, Swanage, Dorset

22 July 1966 – Corn Exchange, Diss, Norfolk with En-Devers

23 July 1966 – King’s Hall, Aberystwyth, Wales

24 July 1966 – Cavendish Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

24 July 1966 – Weatheralls, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

 

22 August 1966 – Bath Pavilion, Bath, Somerset

28 August 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex

 

16 September 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Stacey’s Circle

19 September 1966 – Black Cat, Woolwich, London

23 September 1966 –Axminster Guidhall, Axminster, Devon with The Legends

28 September 1966 – Church Hall, Stroud, Gloucestershire

29 September 1966 – Rugby Club, Garndiffaith, Pontypool, Wales

30 September 1966 – RAF Station, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

 

1 October 1966 – Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands

2 October 1966 – Khyber Club, Taunton, Somerset with The Germs

6 October 1966 – Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire with The Meddy Evils

15 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Hollies, The Small Faces, Paul & Barry Ryan, Peter Jay & The New Jaywalkers and Robb Storme & The Whispers

16 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Romford, Essex

18 October 1966 – Odeon Theatre, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

19 October 1966 – Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales

20 October 1966 – Gaumont Cinema, Taunton, Somerset

21 October 1966 – Gaumont Cinema, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

22 October 1966 – ABC Theatre, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

23 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

24 October 1966 – Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk

26 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Northampton, Northamptonshire

27 October 1966 – Regal Cinema, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

28 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

29 October 1966 – ABC Cinema, Chester, Cheshire

30 October 1966 – Gaumont Theatre, Coventry, West Midlands

 

1 November 1966 – Gaumont Theatre, Worcester, Worcestershire

2 November 1966 – ABC Cinema, Wigan, Lancashire

3 November 1966 – Odeon Theatre, Manchester, Greater Manchester

4 November 1966 – Odeon Theatre, Leeds, West Yorkshire

5 November 1966 – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

6 November 1966 – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

10 November 1966 – Pier, Worthing, West Sussex

10 November 1966 – Quay Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

11 November 1966 – De Montfort, Leicester, Leicestershire

12 November 1966 – College of Technology, Luton, Bedfordshire

13 November 1966 – Wheatsheaf Club, Brandon, Suffolk

19 November 1966 – Faculty of Technology Union, Manchester, Greater Manchester with The Things

26 November 1966 – London College of Printing, Elephant and Castle, London

 

3 December 1966 – Club Nevada, Redhill Market Hall, Redhill Surrey

17 December 1966 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex with The Fingers and Sounds Around

18-24 December 1966 – New 77 Club and Cabaret Club, Burnley, Lancashire

30 December 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London

1967:

7 January 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent with The Mixed Feelings

8 January 1967 – Old Crown & Cushion, Perry Barr, West Midlands

28 January 1967 – Walton Hop, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

 

6 February 1967 – Kingfisher Country Club, Kingswinford, West Midlands with The ‘N’ Betweens

18 February 1967 – Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales with The Raynes

26 February 1967 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Koobas and Force Five

 

18 March 1967 – Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire with Big Change and The Voice

25 March 1967 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester

 

9 May 1967 – South Pier, Lowestoft, Suffolk with Ray King Soul Band

28 May 1967 – Kisstadion, Budapest, Hungary

 

9 June 1967 – Tiles, London with The Downliners Sect

 

1 July 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Washington DC’s

15 July 1967 – Rave Nite, Irchester near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with The Symbols

Neil Korner from The New Vaudeville Band took over from Pete Shannon around September 1967

9 September 1967 – Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington with The Sons of Witch and The Exodus

 

16 October 1967 – Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset

21 October 1967 – KSL Club, Brackley Town Hall, Brackley, Northamptonshire

 

11 November 1967 – Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset with The Lotion

21 November 1967 – Queens Rink Ballroom, Hartlepool, County Durham with The Gasboard and Tony King Sound

23 November 1967 – Cleveland Technical College Students’ Union, Astoria Ballroom, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire with The St Louis Union and The Crescendos

30 November 1967 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands with Amen Corner

 

December 1967 – Osprey Club, Portland, Dorset with Bill Collins & His Orchestra (Christmas show)

1968:

3 February 1968 – Clockwork Orange, Chester, Cheshire with Bujjies

 

8 March 1968 – Punchbowl, Lapworth, West Midlands

18-21 March 1968 – Hatchetts Playground, London

22 March 1968 – St Albans City Hall, St Albans, Herts with The Cortinas

30 March 1968 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with support

 

22 April 1968 – Raven, Strechford, West Midlands

26 April 1968 – Belfry, Wishaw, West Midlands with Youngblood, Lionel Rubins and Don McLean

 

4 May 1968 – Walsall Town Hall, Walsall, West Midlands with Traction

Fabulous 208 says that in late May 1968 road manager Dick Philips took over from Neil Korner on bass but this seems unlikely unless it was temporary as Korner left later in the year

15 June 1968 – Winsford Civic Hall, Winsford, Cheshire

28 June 1968 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with support

 

10 August 1968 – Barn Ballroom, Little Bardfield Hall, Little Bardfield, Essex

 

4 October 1968 – John Dalton College, Manchester, Greater Manchester with The Stroll Band and The Kondours

5 October 1968 – Solihull Civic Hall, Solihull, West Midlands

24 October 1968 – Tall Trees Club, Newquay, Cornwall

25 October 1968 – Van Dike, Plymouth, Devon with Inner Circle

26 October 1968 – University College, London with Grapefruit and Mustang Proteus

 

15 November 1968 – Nottingham University, Nottingham with Marmalade and The Cortinas

26 November 1968 – University College, London, Gower Street, W1 with Grapefruit, Mustang and Proteus

John Hawken left around November initially to start a band with Chris Dreja and B J Cole. He subsequently formed Renaissance. Roger Groom also departed and was replaced briefly by Chris West

 

13 December 1968 – Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex with Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Krisis

Neil Korner, Chris West and John Allen all left around this time

Roger Deane (bass) and Len Tuckey (lead guitar) from The Chasers joined with James Smith (drums), who’d previously worked with Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement among others

 1969:

20 February 1969 – Imperial College, Charity Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London with The Spencer Davis Group, The Move, Status Quo and East of Eden (Melody Maker)

James Smith left in late February/early March to join House of Orange, who backed The Fantastics. His replacement was Lenny Butcher, another ex-Chaser

 

23 November 1969 – London Palladium, London with Gene Vincent and Wild Angels

1970:

27 July 1970 – Telegraph, Brixton, London

 

5 September 1970 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London

Gig sources include:

Aldershot News, Andover Advertiser, Banbury Guardian, Birmingham Evening Mail, Bucks Free Press (High Wycombe), Cornish Gazette, Cornish Guardian, Crawley Advertiser, Crewe Chronicle, Eastern Evening News, East Kent Times & Mail, Express and Echo (Exeter), Fabulous 208 Magazine, Folkestone & Hythe Gazette, Hayes Gazette, Hull Daily Mail, Lincolnshire Standard, Manchester Evening News and Chronicle, Melody Maker, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Newham, Barking and Stratford Express, Northwich Chronicle, Somerset County Gazette, Southend Standard, Surrey Comet, Time out, Tottenham Weekly Herald, Western Evening Herald, West Briton & Royal Cornwall Gazette, Woking Herald, Wood Green and Southgate Weekly Herald. Also Roger Bistow’s research on Dizzy Tiger Music website and the California Ballroom website.

One thought on “Nashville Teens’ gigs 1962-1970”

  1. In May 64 The Teens were backing Carl Perkins on the Chuck Berry UK tour – including 29th May at Southend Odeon – 2 performances 6.30 & 8.45.
    Also on the bill were Swinging Blue Jeans, Animals, Kingsize Taylor and the Other Two

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