Maxine Brown & The Q-Set’s gigs

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.

THE Q-SET:

 Arthur Pereira – guitar

Tony O’Malley – Hammond organ

Chester Simon – bass

George Lee – tenor sax

Lloyd Smith – tenor sax

Herschell Holder – trumpet

Byron Ly-fook – drums

 1967:

14 January 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

20 January 1967 – Newbury Plaza, Newbury, Berkshire (Newbury Weekly News)

22 January 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

31 January 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Knack and Malcolm Margaron (Melody Maker)

Maxine Brown – lead vocals joins for UK tour

5 February 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

10 February 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

11 February 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede (Melody Maker)

12 February 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

18 February 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Wishful Thinking (East Kent Times & Mail)

18 February 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

25 February 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London with The Links Band (Melody Maker)

The following month, The Q-Set linked up with singer Ronnie Jones who split with The Blue Jays. However, they returned to working with Maxine Brown for a second UK tour in September-October 1967

22 September 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as The Q-Set Band

23 September 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker) No mention of Q-Set but most likely

25 September 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

26 September 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Melody Maker)

30 September 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Maxine Brown Show

30 September 1967 – The Polytechnic, Great Titchfield Street, London W1 (Melody Maker)

 

7 October 1967 – Nite Owl, Leicester with Family (Melody Maker) Billed as Maxine Brown Show

8 October 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

Thanks to Tony O’Malley for band line-up details

Ronnie Jones & The Blue Jays’ 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.

RONNIE JONES & THE BLUE JAYS:

 Ronnie Jones – lead vocals

Tony Allen – sax/lead vocals (left in 1965)

Roger Dean – guitar (ex-John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers)

Tony Bell – bass (replaced by Pat Donaldson)

Jack Maverick – organ

Jack Massarik – alto sax

Clive Thacker – drums (ex-Five Embers)

1965:

18 April 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

 

20 June 1965 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

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

26 June 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

4 July 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

9 July 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

17 July 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with Gary L Thompson & The Sidewinders (NME)

30 July 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

8 August 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

14 August 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

15 August 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey The Condors (Aldershot News)

27 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London (NME)

28 August 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

30 August 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

31 August 1965 – Flamingo, Soho, London with The Loose Ends (Melody Maker)

 

12 September 1965 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

17 September 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham, London with Duke Lee (Melody Maker)

 

1 October 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Alan Price Set, The Graham Bond Organisation and The Crawdaddies (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

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

11 November 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

13 November 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham, London with Duke Lee and The Movement (Melody Maker)

14 November 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with The Condors (Aldershot News)

21 November 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Flowerpot Men (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

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

 

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

16 December 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Steampacket and Tony Knight’s Chessmen (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

1966:

11 January 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

21 January 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

6 February 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

Sometime during this period, they became resident band at Papagayo in St-Tropez, France

In August 1966, Thacker joined Brian Auger & The Trinity

1 October 1966 – Harpenden Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire with The Anzacs (Luton News)

2 October 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

8 October 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with Robert Parker and Wynder K Frog (Nottingham Evening Post)

14 October 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Ronnie Jones & His Band

19 October 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Deakin Lewis Band (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

22 October 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Survivors (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

5 November 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with support (Southend Standard)

6 November 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with The Coasters (Nottingham Evening Post)

21 November 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

26 November 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Original Coasters, The Motivation and Heart & Soul (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

2 December 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

7 December 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

7 December 1966 – Ritz Ballroom, King’s Heath, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

10 December 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker)

11 December 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Mail)

16 December 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

17 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

24 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1967:

Sometime in early 1967 PP Arnold joined the band

14 January 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

 

3 February 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Fleur De Lys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

17 February 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton with All Night Workers (Melody Maker)

 

4 March 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Heretics (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

12 March 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

16 March 1967 – Kilburn Polytechnic, Kilburn, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and The Syn (Melody Maker) Most likely the final gig that Ronnie Jones did with Blue Jays before linking up with The Q-Set

The rhythm section from The Blue Jays became PP Arnold’s backing band (Four of a Kind) and supported her on a Roy Orbison tour with The Small Faces, first gig on 25 March 1967

Ronnie Jones & The Night-Timers’ gigs

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.

RONNIE JONES & THE NIGHT-TIMERS:

Ronnie Jones – lead vocals

Joe Moretti – guitar (replaced by John McLaughlin)

Mick Eve – tenor saxophone

Dave Morse – Hammond organ (replaced by John Baldwin)

Eddie Thornton – trumpet

Dave Price – bass

Bill Stevens – drums

Selected gigs:

1 December 1964 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

3 January 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post/Greenford Weekly Post)

4 January 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

12 January 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

18 February 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

21 February 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post/Greenford Weekly Post)

28 February 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Phantoms (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

5 March 1965 – Radio Caroline Sounds of ’65, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Moody Blues, The Yardbirds and The Mark Leeman Five (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

11 March 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

The Night-Timers linked up next with Herbie Goins. Ronnie Jones started working with The Blue Jays

The Rick ‘N’ Beckers

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.

RICK ‘N’ BECKERS:

I have the following list of musicians who were members but have no further information about the band’s history and would welcome readers’ insights.

Rupert Carlton

Alfonso Cahar

Eugent Stirling

Ernie Wright

Abe Strean

Clive Williamson

Reg Isidore

Selected gigs:

19 April 1965 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with The Shades of Blue, The Blue Berries and The Trends (Essex County Standard)

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

3 September 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

10 September 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

17 September 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

13 October 1965 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with Herbie Goins & The Night Timers (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

Opening for Ben E King, 30 October 1965

3 November 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

10 November 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

11 December 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

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

15 December 1965 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Vagabonds (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

11-18 December 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

25 December 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

13 May 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Ray Anton & The Pro-Form (Melody Maker)

 

19 June 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Soul System (Melody Maker)

25 June 1966 – Jazz Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (NME)

 

4 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Carl Douglas Set (Melody Maker)

7 August 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

11 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Guests (Melody Maker)

13 August 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Dave Antony’s Moods (Melody Maker)

13 August 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

18 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Zuider Lee (Melody Maker)

25 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Eyes (Melody Maker)

 

5 September 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

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

12 September 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

16 September 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Otis Redding (Melody Maker)

19 September 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker) Paper says they played every Monday

Tofts, Folkestone, 24 September 1966

1 October 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker)

3 October 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

14 October 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Ike & Tina Turner Show and The Ike-Ettes (Melody Maker)

17 October 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

31 October 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

 

7 November 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

12 November 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London with The Youth (Melody Maker)

 

13 December 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Rick ‘N’ Beckers Show

 

10 February 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Amboy Dukes (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 February 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 February 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 March 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Jimmy Cliff & The Sound System (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 March 1967 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

8 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with Eyes of Blue (Melody Maker)

15 April 1967 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Gas Board (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

29 April 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Crew (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

1 May 1967 – Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

13 May 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Lonely Ones and The Unsuited Medium (Melody Maker)

20 May 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker)

 

2 June 1967 – ‘New’ Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

3 June 1967 – Supreme Eastern Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent with Spectra Quinn Team and Len Marshall Show (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

8 July 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with New York Public Library and Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions (Melody Maker)

15 July 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

 

12 August 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Essex Five and The Crawdads (Melody Maker)

 

5 September 1967 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset with The Action (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

24 September 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent (Maidstone Gazette)

27 September 1967 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

 

4 October 1967 – Steering Wheel, Dorchester, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

 

11 November 1967 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with Alex Wilson Set (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

24 December 1967 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with Bob Mather & The Trend and The Marvelettes (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

30 December 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Associates and The T-Pots (Maidstone Gazette)

 

10 February 1968 – 007 Sun Valley Club, Dalston Lane, E8 (Melody Maker)

10 February 1968 – Pink Flamingo, Soho with The Traction and Toni Rocket Soul Show with Cleo (Melody Maker)

18 February 1968 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with The Reaction (Maidstone Gazette)

24 February 1968 – Weymouth Pavilion Ballroom, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

 

23 October 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

 

7 November 1968 – Penny Farthing, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

26 December 1968 – Walton Hop, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (Woking Herald)

The Macabre

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.

THE MACABRE:

Thanks to Peter Vernon-Kell and Chris Downing, I have been able to piece a bit of information together on this West London band, who apparently opened for The Who regularly on Friday nights at the Goldhawk Social Club. Incidentally, Vernon-Kell was an old friend of The Who’s, having been a brief member of its predecessor, The Detours. Ed Hamilton had previously worked with The Crescents with Harvey Hinsley. I would welcome any reader insights.

Peter Vernon-Kell – guitar/vocals

Ed Hamilton – guitar/vocals

 

Chris Downing – guitar/vocals

Carl Broadbent – drums

Downing recalls that he worked with the band for six to eight months (more likely to have been a year). Ed Hamilton, who Downing replaced and who succeeded him around July 1965 when the guitarist moved on, had left The Macabre around July 1964 to later work with Mike Berry & The Outlaws.

Downing remembers that The Macabre featured several bass players during his time with the group.

He also recalls that The Macabre opened for The Who and The Spencer Davis Group in Watford. On a separate occasion, they also played with The Rockin’ Berries in Watford.

Other dates that he recalls are a gig with The Who at Woolwich Town Hall (more likely to have been Greenwich Town Hall on 24 June 1965), several shows with Tony Rivers & The Castaways and a show with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers in Forest Gate.

The band played regularly at the Goldhawk Social Club, which apparently only hosted bands on Fridays and Saturdays. Downing says that they supported The Groundhogs there, including one show where Jimmy Reed guested with The Groundhogs.

The guitarist also remembers The Macabre shared a billing with The Who (actually it was as The High Numbers) on the evening when Roger Daltry’s father-in-law turned up and fight broke up between them (Ed – this was Railway Hotel in Harrow on 11 August 1964).

When the band broke up, Peter Vernon-Kell became a member of the group that became The Hamilton Movement.

Gigs:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

19 October 1964 – Glenlyn Club, Forest Hill, London (Melody Maker)

Thanks to Andy Neill for some of the information

The Penetrators from Crown Point, NY

Penetrators Ferus 45 I'll Make You MineThe Penetrators came from Crown Point, NY, on the west shore of Lake Champlain above Ticonderoga.

Members included Dan Rabideau and Larry Rabideau, Kim Joiner and Joe Dugan on bass. John Hoffman seems to have been a later member of the group.

In March of 1968 they made their first record, the cool garage original “I’ll Make You Mine” by Dan Rabideau and Kim Joiner, backed with a good instrumental, “Splitter Splatter” by Dan Rabideau and Larry Rabideau.

The 45 came out on Ferus Records FR 4958. Ferus had an address of 64-12 60th Pl., Brooklyn 27, New York. Tommy Wilde produced the single, I’m not sure how the band came to find Ferus.

Danny and the Penetrators Ticonderoga Sentinel 1971
1971 Battle of the Bands
This is a styrene 45 with the Columbia custom pressing code ZTSP 124958/9. Both songs published by Ferus Music BMI.

As Danny and the Country Penetrators they put out a single that I haven’t heard, “She’s My Mother-In-Law” / “I’ll Be Waiting” on Delta Records in June of 1968.

The band was well known locally as as Danny and the Penetrators. They appeared on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour and continued with local bookings into the 1970s.

From a 1971 news item, it appears the Rabideau’s mother Doris managed the band.

Info on the band from a Port Henry forum. Thank you to Anthony M. for the original 45.

I’ll be selling records including some local singles (but not this one!) at the Albany Record Riot this Saturday, October 28, 2017. Click for more info.

Anyone have a photo of the group?

Penetrators Ferus 45 Splitter Splatter

The Fetish Crowd

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.

THE FETISH CROWD:

Ian Le Geyt – lead guitar/vocals

John Hughes – rhythm guitar/vocals

Colin ? – bass/vocals

Tony Richard – drums/vocals

Thanks to Tony Richard, I have the following information about the band but would welcome further insights.

The Fetish Crowd were formed in St Helier, Jersey and were resident band at the Springfield Ballroom. During the summer of 1964, the musicians supported The Rolling Stones, Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Gerry & The Pacemakers and The Hollies at the venue.

They soon headed for London and worked at the Crawdaddy in Richmond, the Ricky Tick and the Ad Lib Club in Leicester Square. Richard says that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were in the audience but did not say which venue(s).

The quartet did some recordings at Abbey Road and then opened for The Nashville Teens and The Small Faces on a showcase gig (possibly in Bournemouth, Dorset), which was promoted by Don Arden. Richard says that Arden signed both The Fetish Crowd and The Small Faces but soon forgot about his group.

Richard also remembers the band played at the Ram Jam in Brixton and the Scots of St James in Mayfair. One notable gig was opening for The Graham Bond Organisation at the Fishmongers Arms on Turnpike Lane in North London. He also says that the band shared a double bill with The Who at the Ealing Club on 26 April but didn’t specify which year.

Richard later formed a band called The Diversions, which later recorded “Fatty Boom Boom” after being introduced to the song by Pete Townsend following a trip to Jamaica. Richard subsequently went into record producing.

1965:

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

26 March 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex with The Who (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

7 May 1965 – Staines Town Hall, Staines, Middlesex (Staines and Egham News)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

25 June 1965 – 32 Club, Harlesden, Middlesex with Tom Jones & The Squires and The Stratones (NME)

 

11 July 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with The Boston Dexters (NME)

 

6 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with Tony Knight’s Chessmen (NME)

 

6 November 1965 – Orchid Room, Oxford, Oxfordshire with The Tonebeats (Oxford Mail) Says Decca Artist and from Channel Islands

17 November 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham with The Links and Duke Lee (Melody Maker)

Ray King Soul Band’s gigs 1966-1969

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:

21 January 1966 – Westend Club, Coalville, Leicester with Zombies (Leicester Mercury) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

 

13 August 1966 – Cad-Lac Club, Brighton, West Sussex (Evening Argus)

 

3 September 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Zuider Lee and The Move (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

22 October 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Graham Bell & The Trend and Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede (Melody Maker) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

29 October 1966 – Blue Moon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Echo)

 

5 November 1966 – Midnight City, Digbeth, West Midlands with Lee Dorsey and Listen (Birmingham Evening Mail)

12 November 1966 – Marquee Club, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

10 December 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

23 December 1966 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

30 December 1966 – Boulevard, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire with Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band (Yorkshire Evening Post)

30 December 1966 – Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, West Yorkshire with Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band (Yorkshire Evening Post)

31 December 1966 – Boulevard, Tadcaster, West Yorkshire with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers (Yorkshire Evening Post)

31 December 1966 – Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, West Yorkshire with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers and Wynder K Frog (Yorkshire Evening Post)

1967:

11 February 1967 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire with The Koobas (Lancashire Evening Post)

 

23 March 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The ‘N’ Betweens (Melody Maker)

 

1 April 1967 – Tudor Club, Craven Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

3 April 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

 

7 April 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

9 April 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

10 April 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

14 April 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

16 April 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

1 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

5 May 1967 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Troggs and Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions (Nottingham Evening Post)

9 May 1967 – Nautilus, South Pier, Lowestoft, Suffolk with The Nashville Teens (Eastern Evening News)

12 May 1967 – Benn Memorial Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire with The 3am (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

15 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

16 May 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

22 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

23 May 1967 – The Walgrave, Coventry, West Midlands with The Inside Outs (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

25 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

29 May 1967 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

4 June 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, West Sussex with The Gods (Crawley Advertiser)

6 June 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

8 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

9 June 1967 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

9 June 1967 – Matrix Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

13 June 1967 – Casablanca Club, Sportsman’s Arms, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

15 June 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

20 June 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire with The Freelancers (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

23 June 1967 – The New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

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

27 June 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands with John L Watson’s The Web (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

 

1 July 1967 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands with Inside Outs (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

2 July 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Montegans (Express & Star)

15 July 1967 – Clouds, Derby (Derby Evening Telegraph)

16 July 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

22 July 1967 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with Alex Wilson Sect (North Norfolk News)

24 July 1967 – Regent Club, Langley Green, West Midlands with Zero 5 (Express & Star)

31 July-1 August 1967 – Samantha’s, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

11 August 1967 gig with The Moody Blues and The Swinging Blue Jeans

17 August 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams’ research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

25 August 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

26 August 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

14 September 1967 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull, Humberside with The Original Drifterss and The Honey Band (Hull Daily Mail)

21 September 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Marmalade (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

22 September 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands with Sylv & The Invaders (Redditch Indicator)

24 September 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Express & Star)

25 September 1967 – Mercers Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph) Billed as Ray King Soul Pact

27 September 1967 – Samantha’s, Bournemouth, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

6 October 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

20 October 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside with Colin Chamley New Sound (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

31 October 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

 

17 November 1967 – KSL Club, Brackley Town Hall, Brackley, Northamptonshire (Banbury Guardian)

25 November 1967 – Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire with Motovation (Northwich Chronicle)

29 November 1967 – Bal Tabarin, Bromley, Kent with Eddie Floyd and Sounds Incorporated (Maidstone Gazette)

 

11 December 1967 – Dudley Town Hall, Dudley, West Midlands with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Chicken Shack and Transodisque (Express & Star)

16 December 1967 – “Big C”, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

1968:

1 January 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Good Egg (Express & Star)

12 January 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

13 January 1968 – Impsella Club, Chateau Impney, Droitwich, Worcestershire with Neat Change (Redditch Indicator)

15 January 1968 – Broadway Club, Dudley Zoo, West Midlands with The Magic Roundabout (Express & Star)

20 January 1968 – Sperry Canteen, Sperry, Berkshire with The Haze (Bracknell News)

 

3 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Express & Star)

15 March 1968 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1 (Melody Maker)

21 March 1968 – Station Hotel, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

22 March 1968 – Whitely Abbey School, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

23 March 1968 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Melody Maker)

24 March 1968 – Carlton Ballroom, Warrington, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

 

25 March 1968 – Recording with CBS (Melody Maker)

 

26 March 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Melody Maker)

29 March 1968 – College of Education, Edgbaston, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

30 March 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

31 March 1968 – Bolero, Wednesbury, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

 

1-3 April 1968 – Filming Commercials (Melody Maker)

 

4 April 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Melody Maker)

5 April 1968 – Bamboo Club, Bristol (Melody Maker)

6 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

7 April 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

9 April 1968 – Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth, Dorset (Melody Maker)

10 April 1968 – Mackadown, Kitts Green, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

11 April 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

13 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 April 1968 – Spinning Disc, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Melody Maker)

15 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

16 April 1968 – Douglas House, Lancaster Gate, London (Melody Maker)

19 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

20 April 1968 – Carlton Ballroom, Warrington, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

21 April 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

 

22 April 1968 – Recording with CBS (Melody Maker)

 

23 April 1968 – The Revolution, London (Melody Maker)

29 April 1968 – The Raven, Stechford, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

2 May 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies website)

3 May 1968 – Drill Hall, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire (Melody Maker)

4 May 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

4 May 1968 – Carlton, Erdington, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

6 May 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

4 May 1968 – Mothers, Birmingham with Obstweedle and Youngblood (Melody Maker)

5 May 1968 – Douglas House, Lancaster Gate, London (Melody Maker)

 

7 May 1968 – BBC Saturday Club (Melody Maker)

 

8 May 1968 – Blaises, London (Melody Maker)

10 May 1968 – Paris University, Paris, France (Melody Maker)

11 May 1968 – Private Party, Paris, France (Melody Maker)

12 May 1968 – Gigs in Paris and Lille, France (Melody Maker)

14-17 May 1968 – Montpellier, France (Melody Maker)

21 May-11 June 1968 – Voom Voom, St-Tropez, France (Melody Maker)

 

17 June 1968 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies website)

18 June 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

19 June 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

26 June 1968 – Club Cedar, Birmingham with Chuck Berry (Express & Star)

27 June 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

28-29 June 1968 – Princess Club, Chorlton and Domino Club, Openshaw, Greater Manchester (Melody Maker)

30 June 1968 – Riverboat Club, Nottingham (Melody Maker)

 

2 July 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

3 July 1968 – Blaises, London (Melody Maker)

4 July 1968 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

5 July 1968 – Douglas House (Lancaster Gate), London (Melody Maker)

6 July 1968 – Peterborough Technical College, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Melody Maker)

7 July 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

8 July 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

9 July 1968 – Pantiles, Bagshot, Surrey (Melody Maker)

10 July 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Fabulous 208)

11 July 1968 – The Swan, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

12 July 1968 – The Walsgrave, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

13 July 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 July 1968 – Private Party, Ruislip, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

15-27 July 1968 – The Playboy Club, London (Melody Maker)

28 July 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

29 July 1968 – Samantha’s, London (Melody Maker)

31 July-25 August 1968 – French tour (Melody Maker)

 

13 September 1968 – Rednal, Cofton Country Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

14 September 1968 – Rainbow Suite, Birmingham, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

15 September 1968 – Mercer’s Arms, Coventry, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

16 September 1968 – Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire (Melody Maker)

17 September 1968 – David Symonds BBC show

20 September 1968 – Live at Playboy Club LP release date

 

19-20 November 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

26 November 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly London (Melody Maker/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

 

5 December 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

6 December 1968 – Bull’s Head, Yardley, West Midlands (Melody Maker)

7 December 1968 – Station Inn (Birmingham?), West Midlands (Melody Maker)

8 December 1968 – Bolero Club, Wednesbury, Staffordshire (Melody Maker)

 

9 December 1968 – Recording BBC Saturday Club (Melody Maker)

 

10-11 December 1968 – Sibylla’s, Swallow Street, London (Melody Maker)

19 December 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

20 December 1969 – Cloud Nine, Grand Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (website: www.peterboroughimages.co.uk/music)

1969:

16 January 1969 – BBC Radio 1 O’Clock (Melody Maker)

 

17 January 1969 – Chester College, Crewe, Cheshire (Melody Maker)

18 January 1969 – Market Hall, Haversfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Melody Maker)

 

19 January 1969 – Recording new single (Melody Maker)

 

20 January 1969 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Melody Maker)

21 January 1969 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (Melody Maker)

 

25 March 1969 – Blaises, London (Hounslow Post)

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