David Essex & The Mood Indigo

The Mood Indigo in mid-1966. Left to right: Rick Parker, original sax player, Pete Steed, Dave Dyer and original drummer Mick. Photo: Del Paramor

Keyboard player Pete Steed formed the original Mood Indigo in early 1966 before singer David Essex became involved. The original formation comprised:

Pete Steed – organ/vocals

Dave Dyer – lead guitar

Rick Parker – bass

Mick ? – drums

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A sax player whose name no one can recall

On 11 September 1966, tenor sax player Del Paramor rehearsed with The Mood Indigo before playing his debut gig three days later, succeeding the sax player who’d left. Paramor had previously worked in a group with future Procol Harum keyboard player Matthew Fisher.

14 September 1966 – USAF base, Broughton, Northamptonshire

16 September 1966 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

17 September 1966 – Memorial Hall, Newmarket, Suffolk

22 September 1966 – Conservative Club, Bedford, Bedfordshire

23 September 1966 – Letchworth Youth Club, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

The Mood Indigo pictured without David Essex in Cambridge, spring 1967. Photo: Del Paramor

1 October 1966 – DeHavilland Social Club, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

3 October 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London

7 October 1966 – Purple Door, Luton, Bedfordshire

8 October 1966 – Maidenhead, Berkshire (possibly Dolphin Hotel)

On the morning of 8 October, the musicians auditioned at the Marquee in Greek Street in London and met David Essex. The singer and his manager Derek Bowman were keen to link up with The Mood Indigo so that Essex could gain some “road” experience with a touring group

12 October 1966 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

14 October 1966 – Stanford-le-Hope, Essex (unknown venue)

15 October 1966 – Folkestone, Kent (possibly Tofts)

16 October 1966 – Olympia Ballroom, Cromer, Norfolk

On 18 October, Mood Indigo had its first rehearsal with David Essex and baritone sax player Paddy Corea from his early Sixties group, The China Plates in Stevenage

22 October 1966 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

26 October 1966 – Mecca Ballroom, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with The Searchers

27 October 1966 – Mecca Ballroom, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with The Ted Heath Band

 

4 November 1966 – Garden of Eden Club, Bridge Hotel, Wheatley, Oxfordshire

5 November 1966 – Irchester, near Rushden, Northamptonshire (unknown venue)

12 November 1966 – Leicester University, Leicester

12 November 1966 – Latin Quarter, Leicester

16 November 1966 – Mecca Ballroom, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with Lee Dorsey

18 November 1966 – Drill Hall, Newmarket, Suffolk

19 November 1966 – Wittering near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (unknown venue)

21 November 1966 – Goldsmith College, New Cross, London

24 November 1966 – Charity show at Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

25 November 1966 – Caesars Palace, Luton, Bedfordshire

26 November 1966 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

29 November 1966 – Letchworth College of Technology, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

 

1 December 1966 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band

2 December 1966 – Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London

3 December 1966 – Owl Club, Wanstead, Essex

9 December 1966 – El Grotto, Ilford, London

10 December 1966 – Youth Club, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

16 December 1966 – The Cricketers, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Following this gig, Mick, the drummer was sacked after crashing the van and replaced by a drummer called Keith

18 December 1966 – El Grotto, Ilford, London

22 December 1966 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

24 December 1966 – Mecca Ballroom, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

31 December 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with The Mooche

Near the Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, spring 1967. Left to right: second drummer Keith, Paddy Corea, Del Paramor, Pete Steed and Rick Parker. Photo: Del Paramor

1967

1 January 1967 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (“Radio Caroline Night Out”)

6 January 1967 – Brackley Town Hall, Brackley, Northamptonshire

7 January 1967 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London

8 January 1967 – Maids Head, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

9 January 1967 – Drill Hall, Newmarket, Suffolk

13 January 1967 – Purple Door, Luton, Bedfordshire

14 January 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk

20 January 1967 – USAF base, Mildenhall, Suffolk

21 January 1967 – Owl Club, Wanstead, London

22 January 1967 – Hyams Sports and Social Club, Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

23 January 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London

27 January 1967 – Harvest Moon, Guildford, Surrey with Jon and Great Expectations (West Surrey Advertiser) Paramor says this was cancelled

28 January 1967 – 007 Club, Keys Hall, Brentwood, Essex with The Wishbones

30 January 1967 – Working Men’s Club, Kettering, Northamptonshire

On 3 February, Del Paramor remembers David Essex’s father hired a new Ford van for the group to travel in

3 February 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London

4 February 1967 – Starlite, Greenford, London

8 February 1967 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London

10 February 1967 – Caesar’s Palace, Luton, Bedfordshire

11 February 1967 – Cliff Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex

12 February 1967 – Tiffany’s, Shaftsbury Avenue, London

14 February 1967 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset with Dave Berry

15 February 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge with The Jimi Hendrix Experience

17 February 1967 – Walton-on-Naze, near Clacton, Essex (unknown venue)

18 February 1967 – Legion Hall, Amersham, Bucks

19 February 1967 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London

23 February 1967 – Weir Hotel, Raleigh, Essex

24 February 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Jo Jo Gunne

25 February 1967 – El Grotto, Ilford, London

26 February 1967 – Olympia Ballroom, Cromer, Norfolk

1 March 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

3 March 1967 – RAF Marham, near Swaffham, Norfolk

4 March 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Who

5 March 1967 – Maids Head, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

6 March 1967 – Drill Hall, Newmarket, Suffolk

7 March 1967 – RAF Wyton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

12 March 1967 – Brandon, near Mildenhall, Suffolk (unknown venue)

17 March 1967 – Sawston College, near Cambridge

18 March 1967 – Assembly Rooms, Framlingham, Suffolk

19 March 1967 – Tavern Club/Sunshine Floor, East Dereham, Norfolk

25 March 1967 – Thing Club, Oldham, Lancashire

25 March 1967 – Majestic Club, Oldham, Lancashire (“guested”)

27 March 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

31 March 1967 – Disk-a-Takis Club, Manchester

 

1 April 1967 – Maple Ballroom, Northampton

5 April 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge

6 April 1967 – Samantha’s, New Burlington Street, W1, London

8 April 1967 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London

9 April 1967 – Working Men’s Club, Kettering, Northamptonshire

13 April 1967 – RAF Henlow, Hertfordshire

15 April 1967 – Town Hall, Heacham, Norfolk

16 April 1967 – Co-op Hall, Warrington, Cheshire

17 April 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

22 April 1967 – Abertillery Jazz Club, Wales

25 April 1967 – Darrell’s Club, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester

26 April 1967 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear

27 April 1967 – Mecca/Locarno, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

28 April 1967 – Cambridge City Football Club, Cambridge with The Spencer Davis Group, The Yardbirds, Family and The Breed

29 April 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire

3 May 1967 – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge with The Barron Knights

5 May 1967 – USAF base, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

6 May 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The All Night Walkers and Zany Woodruffe Operation

6 May 1967 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London

10 May 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire

12 May 1967 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London

13 May 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Troggs

14 May 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Troggs (final gig)

David Essex splits from The Mood Indigo after the Dreamland gigs and goes solo. Del Paramor briefly works with singer Vince Edwards before joining The Warren Davis Monday Band in July. The Mood Indigo reform later in the year

Although the gig advertised Mood Indigo, Del Paramor says it was his next band with Vince Edwards who honoured the booking

Huge thanks to Del Paramor for the gigs listings from September 1966-May 1967. Thanks to Del for the use of photos as well.

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Mood Indigo, spring 1967, left to right: Rick Parker, Paddy Corea, Pete Steed, Keith (drummer) and Del Paramor. Photo: Del Paramor

The Soul Trinity

This little known Reading, Berkshire band featured siblings, Kelvin and Hugh Bullen, who later joined Joe E Young & The Tonicks.

I would welcome any additional information about the band’s personnel and its history in the comments section below. Also, any photos.

23 September 1966 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

 

25 October 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

29 October 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Escorts and Tina and Helen (Melody Maker)

 

2 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

5 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Derek Savage Foundation and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

8 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

12 November 1966 – Hounslow Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

19 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Derek Savage Foundation and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

22 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

25 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Winston G Set and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

29 November 1966 – Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

 

16 December 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

1967

7 January 1967 – El Partido, Lewisham, London (South East London Mercury)

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

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

28 January 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

28 January 1967 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

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

 

12 February 1967 – Riverside Club, Cricketers Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey (Woking Herald)

16 February 1967 – Guildhall, Southampton, Hampshire with Pink Floyd (Melody Maker)

24 February 1967 – Roaring 20s, Caranby Street, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

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

2 April 1967 – Riverside Club, Cricketers Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey (Woking Herald)

8 April 1967 – Ricky Tick, Thames Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire (Berkshire)

9 April 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

18 April 1967 – Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (Melody Maker)

29 April 1967 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

30 April 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

30 April 1967 – Ricky Tick, Newbury Plaza, Newbury, Berkshire (Newbury Weekly News)

5 May 1967 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

6 May 1967 – Ricky Tick, Thames Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire (Melody Maker)

12 May 1967 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Small Faces (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) Small Faces may not have performed

14 May 1967 – Co-op Hall, Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Contract/Woking Herald)

 

17 June 1967 – St Thomas’ Hall, Brentwood, Essex (Melody Maker)

6 July 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Melody Maker)

16 July 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

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

28 July 1967 – Bluesville ’67, Manor House, London (Melody Maker)

29 July 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Lincolnshire with The Spellbinders, The Clockwork Orange and The Barry Lee Show (Melody Maker)

30 July 1967 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester (Fabulous 208)

6 August 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

20 August 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

31 August 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Melody Maker)

 

2 September 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Melody Maker)

17 September 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

 

15 October 1967 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

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The Stairway to the Stars on Brite-Star

Stairway To The Stars Brite-Star 45 Dry Run

The Stairway to the Stars came from the Pittsburgh area, but cut this 45 for the Brite-Star label out of Newberry, Ohio, near Cleveland. Newberry is only a couple hours from Pittsburgh, but the labels indicate a Nashville base.

One side has a moody, echoing vocal, “Cry”, written by Tom Sellosi and Dave Benard. The intensity grows for the short recitation at the end.

On the flip is “Dry Run” a great instrumental featuring a lot of tremolo on the guitar, a strong three note riff that sounds like a keyboard more than guitar, and a long and dissonant middle section for the lead break. Phil Dirt pointed out the similarity of the opening melody to the Vistas “No Return” on Tuff, but the Stairway to the Stars really expand on that theme in the rest of the song.

John Barbero produced the 45. The Rite account number is 728 and the release numbers are 17909 (“Dry Run”) / 17910 (“Cry”), released in September or October 1966.

The Library of Congress has a registration for “Cry” from September 12, 1966, to David Benard and Thomas Sollosi. The “Dry Run” label lists T.R. Sollosi, but this song wasn’t registered.

Teen Beat Mayhem indicates this came with a picture sleeve, which I’ve never seen. Anyone have a scan of it?!

On 45 cat, DeadWax suggest the band could have been from Monongahela, outside of Pittsburgh.

Info on Brite-Star came from the 45rpm Records site.

Stairway To The Stars Brite-Star 45 Cry

Scots of St James

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.

SCOTS OF ST JAMES:

Jimmy Oakley – lead vocals

Hughie Nicholson – lead guitar

Owen “Onnie” McIntyre – lead guitar

Graham Maitland – keyboards

Diego Danalaise – bass

Alan Kelly – drums

Hailing from Glasgow, The Scots of St James began life as The In Crowd but changed name after moving down to London

29 January 1966 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Hertfordshire with Flamingo’s Rock House Band and The Gass (Luton News)

 

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

9 September 1966 – Club West Indies, Stonebridge Park, London (Melody Maker)

10 September 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The A-Jaes and The Kirkbys (Melody Maker)

24 September 1966 – Club West Indies, Stonebridge Park, London (Melody Maker)

 

14 October 1966 – Location, Woolwich Arsenal Station, Woolwich, London with Lee Dorsey (Melody Maker)

23 October 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, London with Champion Jack Dupree and Five Proud Walkers (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

25 October 1966 – Toft’s, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

28 October 1966 – Location, Woolwich Arsenal Station with The Artwoods (Melody Maker)

In December, the band issued its debut single, a version of Ben E King’s “Gypsy” c/w “Tic Toc”, for Strike Records

Shortly after its release, lead guitarist Norrie MacLean from The Poets took over from Hughie Nicholson and bass player Alan Gorrie replaced Diego Danalaise. They also added second drummer Stewart Francis

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

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

4 February 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Tiles Big Band and Inspiration (Melody Maker)

11 March 1967 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with Lee Dorsey and The Montanas (Nottingham Evening Post)

11 March 1967 – Starlight Room, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Lee Dorsey, The Bystanders and The Equals (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

8 April 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Scenery and Makin’ Sounds (Melody Maker)

8 April 1967 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Freddie Fingers Lee and The Upper Hand (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

2 May 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel)

13 May 1967 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, London (Melody Maker)

19 May 1967 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

The band recorded its second 45, “Timothy” c/w “Eiderdown Clown”, for the Spot label, which was released in September 1967

5 August 1967 – Glastonbury Town Hall, Glastonbury, Somerset with Derek and Pete (Somerset County Gazette)

11 August 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Stafforshire with The Gods (Evening Sentinel)

 

1 September 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire with Jo Jo Cooke (Evening Sentinel)

There is a good short article and pic in Record Mirror, 16 September 1967, page 10, which shows the following line-up:

Jimmy Oakley – lead vocals

Owen “Onnie” McIntyre – lead guitar

Graham Maitland – keyboards

Alan Gorrie – bass

Stewart Francis – drums

19 September 1967 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with Deep Purple (Eastern Evening News)

 

7 October 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel)

4 November 1967 – The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire with Cats Pyjamas (Evening Sentinel)

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

 

20 January 1968 – Big C Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

During 1968, the band evolved into Hopscotch

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The Warren Davis Monday Band

The original Warren Davis Monday Band from late 1966. Photo: Bruce Usherwood

Formed from the ashes of Croydon R&B outfit, Warren Davis & The Boardwalkers, who’d recorded two tracks on a private pressing demo single – “A Miracle” and “Any Man’s Girl” (two versions), the original Warren Davis Monday Band came together in late 1966.

Warren Davis – (aka Max Spinks) – lead vocals

Rob Walker – lead guitar/vocals

Andy Wilson – Hammond organ (joined a bit later)

Bruce Usherwood – bass/vocals (ex-The Deltones)

Paul Houlton – tenor saxophone

Martin Grice – tenor saxophone

Peter Mole – drums

The original band in Croydon, 1966, before Andy Wilson joined. Clockwise from top left: Bruce Usherwood, Paul Houlton, Rob Walker, Peter Mole, Warren Davis (aka Max Spinks) and Martin Grice. Photo: Bruce Usherwood

This formation cuts the band’s debut single – Bill Wyman and Peter Gosling’s “Wait For Me” c/w Warren Davis’ “I Don’t Wanna Hurt You” (Columbia BD 8190). Usherwood knew Wyman and Gosling, who was working with Moons Train.

22 January 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

29 January 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

5 February 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

10 February 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Rockin’ Berries

12 February 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

5 March 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

11 March 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

12 March 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

19 March 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

26 March 1967 –  Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

1 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Dave Berries & The Cruisers

2 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

8  April 1967 – Booker T & The MGs rave about them in Melody Maker

9 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

15 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

16 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

17 April 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Herd

27 April 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

28 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Jeff Beck Group

29-30 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

4 May 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

6-7 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

13 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Terry Reid with Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers

14 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

16 May 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

21 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

Around late May 1967, they were joined briefly by Welshman, guitarist Dave Edmunds, who took over from Rob Walker. Edmunds who would soon move on to join the band that became Love Sculpture later became a successful solo artist.

25 May 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

27 May 1967 – Roaring 20s, Carnaby Street, Soho, London

28 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Sookie Dolls

4 June 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

Further changes took place this month when Andy Wilson and Paul Houlton also departed.

L-R: Bruce Usherwood, Mick Patel, David Foster, Del Paramor, Martin Grice, Peter Mole and Warren Davis (aka Max Spinks). Photo: Bruce Usherwood

A new line-up comprised:

Warren Davis – lead vocals

David Foster – keyboards (came over from Vancouver with The Canadian Strangers)

Mick Patel – lead guitar/saxophone/vocals (ex-Loose Ends)

Martin Grice – tenor saxophone

Bruce Usherwood – bass/vocals

Peter Mole – drums

10 June 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Manfred Mann, Edwin Starr, The Darlings and Ray Bones

11 June 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

12 June 1967 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey with Edwin Starr

18 June 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

25 June 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

2 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Moons Train and The Trap

8 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with The Small Faces

9 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

While the band was rehearsing at Billy Walker’s Upper Cut, they auditioned tenor saxophone Derek “Del” Paramor, who joined from Vince Edwards’ group. Until May 1967, he’d worked with David Essex & The Mood Indigo.

15 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Wynder K Frog (Paramor’s debut)

16 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

22 July 1967 – Central R&B Club, Gillingham, Kent

23 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

23 July 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London (late nighter)

29 July 1967 – Leeds International Club, Leeds, West Yorkshire

30 July 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London

2 August 1967 – The current formation cuts two tracks at Regent Sound studios with Jeff Collins producing. The recordings are featured on their second single – a cover of the Raleigh/Linden co-write (and recorded by Lou Rawls) “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing” c/w Warren Davis and David Foster’s “Without Fear” (Columbia BD 8270).

4 August 1967 – Roaring ‘20s, Carnaby Street, Soho, London

6 August 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Eric Burdon & The Animals

6 August 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

Soon after, the band headed to Naples, Italy to play at the NATO base from 9-16 August. The trip was a disaster as the club on the base didn’t know anything about the booking and the group only played a few times so they could afford to return to London.

19 August 1967 – Roaring ‘20s, Carnaby Street, Soho, London

26 August 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk

28 August 1967 – Roaring ‘20s, Carnaby Street, Soho, London

28 August 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, London

Left to right: Martin Grice, Del Paramor, Warren Davis, Peter Mole, David Foster, Bruce Usherwood and Mick Patel. Photo: Bruce Usherwood

Following the double-nighter in Soho, David Foster, Mick Patel and Bruce Usherwood all departed. Usherwood subsequently joined Patrick Dane & The Front Line Band. Foster returned to Canada where he became a successful solo artist and producer.

The band regrouped, adding two former members of The Overlanders, lead guitarist Paul Brett and bass player Paul Petts. They also brought in keyboard player Keith Beck (real name: Burberry).

Clockwise top left: Keith Beck, Del Paramor, Paul Brett (hat), Peter Mole, Martin Grice, Warren Davis and Paul Petts. Photo: Paul Brett

The line-up now comprised:

Warren Davis – lead vocals

Paul Brett – lead guitar/vocals

Keith Beck – Hammond organ

Martin Grice – tenor saxophone

Del Paramor – tenor saxophone

Paul Petts – bass

Peter Mole – drums

8 September 1967 – Harrow Inn, Woolwich, London

9 September 1967 – Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, London

17 September 1967 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street Soho, London

22 September 1967 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, London

22 September 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London with Lloyd Alexander’s Blues Band

23 September 1967 – Luton Boys Club, Luton, Bedfordshire

29 September 1967 – Elm Hotel, Leigh on Sea, Essex

30 September 1967 – Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset

 

1 October 1967 – Lyme Regis, Dorset (possibly Marine Theatre)

4 October 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London

6 October 1967 – Caeser’s Palace, Bedford, Bedfordshire

7 October 1967 – Croydon Tech, Croydon, London

10 October 1967 – Staircase, Soho, London (opening night of club with Cat Stevens as guest of honour, who wasn’t performing)

13 October 1967 – Beachcomber (Dunstable, Bedfordshire?)

14 October 1967 – Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales

16 October 1967 – Birdcage, Harlow, Essex

20 October 1967 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London

21 October 1967 – Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, London

21 October 1967 – Roaring ‘20s, Carnaby Street, Soho, London

28 October 1967 – Assembly Rooms, Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, Oxfordshire

31 October 1967 – Beachcomber, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

4 November 1967 – On this day, the Daily Sketch “Monkees” article appeared, only to be denied later in Variety

The band in late 1967. Photo: Paul Brett

4 November 1967 – Reading University, Reading, Berkshire

8 November 1967 – The band records Paul Petts’ “What’s It Like Down There?” at Tony Pike Music Ltd studios in Putney.

9 November 1967 – The musicians record Paul Brett and Paul Petts’ “Queen Victoria” at Tony Pike Music Ltd studios in Putney. Both tracks are shelved.

10 November 1967 – Staircase, Soho, London

11 November 1967 – Corby (possibly Civic Centre), Northamptonshire

14 November 1967 – Dollar Disco, Slough, Berkshire

16 November 1967 – Marquee, Wardour Street, London (with either The Syn or Love Affair)

17 November 1967 – Queen’s Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

18 November 1967 – St Paul’s College, Shaftesbury Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

22 November 1967 – Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland

23 November 1967 – String of Pearls, Bradford, West Yorkshire

25 November 1967 – Castle Ballroom, Ryde, Isle of Wight

28 November 1967 – Racing Drivers Ball, Savoy Hotel, Strand, London

1 December 1967 – North West Polytechnic, Royal Hotel, Woburn Place, London with Denny Laine’s Electric String Band and Fleetwood Mac

2 December 1967 – Witham (possibly Public Hall), Essex

3-4 December 1967 – String of Pearls, Bradford, West Yorkshire

5 December 1967 – Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

8 December 1967 – Shooters Hill Grammar School, Shooters Hill, SE10, near Greenwich, London

9 December 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London

10 December 1967 – RAF Witton, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

15 December 1967 – Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall

16 December 1967 – Blue Lagoon, Newquay, Cornwall with The Future Impression (billed as Dave Warren Monday Band)

18-20 December 1967 – Horseshoe Club, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

22 December 1967 – Jason’s Club, Barnstaple, Devon

23 December 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with Friction

24 December 1967 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent

29 December 1967 – Pantiles, Bagshot, Surrey

30 December 1967 – Luton Boys Club, Luton, Bedfordshire

31 December 1967 – Blaises, SW7, London

Paul Brett left early in the new year. He joined Tintern Abbey and later led his own group, Paul Brett’s Sage. Tony Ollard joined after working with The Creation (he’d replaced Eddie Phillips).

The new line up now comprised:

Warren Davis – lead vocals

Tony Ollard – lead guitar

Keith Beck – Hammond organ

Martin Grice – tenor saxophone

Del Paramor – tenor saxophone

Paul Petts – bass

Peter Mole – drums

4 January 1968 – Warwick Hall, Kimpton Road, SE5, London

5 January 1968 – Il Grotto, Ilford, London

6 January 1968 – Shades, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

6 January 1968 – String of Beads, Bradford, West Yorkshire

7-8 January 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London

9 January 1968 – Carousel Club, Farnborough, Hampshire

9 January 1968 – Sybillas, Swallow Street, London

11 January 1968 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

13 January 1968 – College of Technology, Brighton, West Sussex

16 January 1968 – The new line up returns to Tony Pike’s Putney studio and record another Paul Petts song, “Thinkin’ About Tomorrow” and Warren Davis’ “Frances”. Both tracks are shelved.

17 January 1968 – Church Hall, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

18 January 1968 – Yeovil, Somerset (unknown venue)

19 January 1968 – Bristol, Avon (gig was cancelled)

20 January 1968 – YMCA, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

25 January 1968 – Audition for BBC, London

27 January 1968 – Swindon, Wiltshire (unknown venue)

30 January 1968 – The Blue, Rotherhithe Baths, London

Clockwise from top left: Peter Mole, Martin Grice, Warren Davis, Paul Brett, Del Paramor, Paul Petts and Keith Beck. Photo: Paul Brett

1 February 1968 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

3 February 1968 – RAF Waddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

4-5 February 1968 – Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands

10 February 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with The Block

13-28 February 1968 – Hotel Pino, Turin, Italy

1-17 March 1968 – Blow Up Club, Munich, West Germany

With the German dates completed, Martin Grice and Keith Beck returned to Turin and joined The Patrick Sansom Set.

Back in the UK in March 1968, the remaining members rehearsed new baritone sax player Roger Davis and debuted at Klooks Kleek in West Hampstead on 21 March 1968.

18 March 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (billed as Warren Davis The Monday Band) This gig was billed but did not happen

However, there was a split in the band’s ranks at this point with Warren Davis, Del Paramor and Roger Davis linking up with the group Still Life to form a new version of The Warren Davis Monday Band. Tony Ollard, Paul Petts and Pete Mole split to work on other projects.

Davis, Paramor and Davis had seen Still Life at the Marquee on 25 March 1968 and were impressed.

The new formation comprised:

Warren Davis – lead vocals

Stuart Cowell – guitar/lead vocals

Tom Tierney – guitar

Con Byrne – bass

Ron Reynolds – Hammond organ

Del Paramor – tenor saxophone

Roger Davis – baritone saxophone

Jim Toomey – drums

The new line-up recorded the track “No 9 Putney Bus” for what they hoped would be a TV series.

30 March 1968 – Cheltenham (Blue Moon?), Gloucestershire

31 March 1968 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

3 April 1968 – Blaises, SW7, London

5 April 1968 – Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon

6 April 1968 – Tardebigge, Redditch, Worcestershire (venue unknown)

19 April 1968 – Il Grotto, Ilford, London

20 April 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex

24 April 1968 – Blaises, SW7, London

26 April-2 May 1968 – Rose Club, Hannover, West Germany

4 May 1968 – Tofts, Folkestone, Kent

7 May 1968 – Concorde, Southampton, Hampshire (Del Paramor and Roger Davis told they were sacked)

9 May 1968 – Quay Club, Exeter, Devon

10 May 1968 – Torquay, Devon (unknown venue)

11 May 1968 – Cirencester, Gloucestershire (unknown venue)

14 May 1968 – Sybillas, Swallow Street, London

15 May 1968 – Hampstead Country Club, London

Del Paramor and Roger Davis left after this gig. Paramor joined Mr Mo’s Messengers, who morphed into Sonority, where he worked with Peter Mole.

20 May 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Fish-Hook (billed as Warren Davis Band)

21 May 1968 – New Pink Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London

23 May 1968 – Whisky A Go Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

28 May 1968 – New Pink Flamingo, Wardour Street, Soho, London

29 May 1968 – Hampstead Country Club, London

3 June 1968 – Whisky A Go, Wardour Street, Soho, London

Guitarist Tom Tierney left around now

15 June 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex

By mid-July 1968 the band’s line-up comprised:

Warren Davis – lead vocals

Stuart Cowell – lead guitar/vocals

Ron Reynolds – Hammond organ

Con Byrne – bass

Jim Toomey – drums

The musicians, however, went their separate ways by early August. Cowell and Toomey would form a new band with Jerome Arnold from Paul Butterfield’s Blues Band and later put together Titus Groan.

Huge thanks to Del Paramor for the gigs listings from July 1967-May 1968. Thanks to Del, Bruce Usherwood, Paul Brett and Stuart Cowell for details. Melody Maker also provided gigs for the Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London. I will be writing a more detailed article on the band and would welcome hearing from other former members.

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The Attack 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.

THE ATTACK:

Singer Richard Shirman and bass player Gerry Henderson were working in Earl’s Court-based group, The Soul System with guitarist Bob Taylor.

Guitarist David O’List who was working with The Richard Henry Sensation met Henderson at work in Earl’s Court and was invited to a Soul System rehearsal around November 1966.

After joining The Soul System, O’List changed the name to The Attack, composed some new songs, changed the band’s set list and landed the group a record and agency contract. Taylor left soon after to join The Downliners Sect.

16 December 1966 – Hammersmith College, Hammersmith (Melody Maker)

The remaining trio recruited two musicians who had advertised in Melody Maker. Drummer Alan Whitehead had started out with Bexley, Kent group, The Loose Ends but left in September 1966 to work briefly with Cops ‘n’ Robbers.

Hammond organist Bob Hodges was with Walthamstow-based soul band, The New Jump Band and played his final gig with them on 16 December 1966.

Left to right: Richard Shirman, Bob Hodges, David O’List (front), Gerry Henderson and Alan Whitehead

Richard Shirman – lead vocals

David O’List – lead guitar

Bob Hodges – Hammond organ

Gerry Henderson – bass

Alan Whitehead – drums

In late December, The Attack recorded their debut single “Try It” c/w “We Don’t Know”, which was released on 27 January 1967. Whitehead, who had appeared in early promotional photos, had already secured a job with Marmalade and departed before any gigs were played.

Richard Shirman, Bob Hodges, Alan Whitehead, Gerry Henderson and David O’List

The Attack recruited a couple of drummers to fulfill live dates, starting with former Mark Leeman Five member Brian Davidson, who would reunite with David O’List a few months later in The Nice but briefly worked with Don Shinn’s band, Shinn in early 1967 first.

7 January 1967 – Club Carnaby, Loughbourgh, Leicestershire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

14 January 1967 – Victoria Ballroom, Chesterfield, Derbyshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

15 January 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

16 January 1967 – Hearbeat Club, Silver Blades Ice Rink, Birmingham, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

21 January 1967 – Alexandra Hotel, Lancaster, Lancashire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

22 January 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Burnley, Lancashire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

28 January 1967 – Pink Elephant Club, Aspull, Wigan, Greater Manchester (Bob Hodges’ diary)

28 January 1967 – Room at the Top, Wigan, Greater Manchester (all nighter) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

29 January 1967 – Casino Club, Wigan, Greater Manchester (Bob Hodges’ diary)

The original band pictured for Decca’s publicity with Alan Whitehead far left

3 February 1967 – PA at Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London (for Radio London) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

4 February 1967 – PA at Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (for Radio London) (Bob Hodges’ diary)

Around this time, Peter “Barney” Barnfield joined as full-time drummer. The new line-up was responsible for the band’s second single, “Hi Ho Silver Lining” c/w “Anymore Than I Do”, issued on 3 March 1967.  

10 February 1967 – Alexandra Hotel, Lancaster, Lancashire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

11 February 1967 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

12 February 1967 – Peppermint Lounge, Liverpool (Bob Hodges’ diary)

13 February 1967 – Civic Call, Carnforth, Lancashire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

14 February 1967 – Majestic Ballroom, Darlington, County Durham (Bob Hodges’ diary)

16 February 1967 – Top Rank Suite, Hanley, Staffordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

18 February 1967 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

18 February 1967 – Plaza Ballroom, Oldhill, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

19 February 1967 – George and Dragon, Tonbridge, Kent (Bob Hodges’ diary)

21 February 1967 – Lotus Ballroom, Forest Gate, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

25 February 1967 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire (Lancashire Evening Post/Bob Hodges’ diary)

The second line-up with Peter “Barney” Barnfield (centre)

3 March 1967 – Carlton Ballroom, Erdington, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

3 March 1967 – Elbow Room, Aston, West Midlands (Bob Hodges’ diary)

4 March 1967 – Neeld Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

10 March 1967 – Iron Curtain Club, St Mary’s Cray, near Orpington, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

16 March 1967 – Ritz Ballroom, Skewen, Wales (Bob Hodges’ diary)

17 March 1967 – St. Benedict’s, Sketty, Swansea, Wales (Bob Hodges’ diary)

18 March 1967 – Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Dorset (Bob Hodges’ diary)

The band after Barney Barnfield joined

Richard Shirman left after the Lyme Regis gig on 18 March and the remaining quartet carried on until the 22 April gig in the West Midlands. In the meantime, Shirman put together a new Attack line-up behind the scenes.

Bob Hodges remembers the current version took on a singer with a name like G D’Amati, who fronted the band on the next three shows

25 March 1967 – Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

31 March 1967 – Locarno Ballroom, Sale, Greater Manchester (Bob Hodges’ diary)

 

8 April 1967 – East Ham Technical College, East Ham, London (Bob Hodges’ diary)

Bob Hodges remembers that for the final three dates, the lead singer was Pete Hodges (no relation), a singer from Birmingham who had previously worked with Jimmy Cliff & The New Generation among others

15 April 1967 – Nottingham College of Further Education, Clifton, Notts (Bob Hodges’ diary)

20 April 1967 – James Finnegan Hall, Redcar, North Yorkshire (Bob Hodges’ diary)

22 April 1967 – Club Ponderosa, Bearley Holiday Centre, Snitterfield, West Midlands (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

After this final gig, the musicians were told that Richard Shirman had formed a new band under the name The Attack and that their services were no longer needed. David O’List soon joined The Nice, who became P P Arnold’s backing band after she left The Blue Jays. Bob Hodges joined Tuesday’s Children later in the year

The Attack, left to right: Chris Allen, Richard Shirman, Kenny Harold, Geoff Richardson and George Watt. Photo from Phil Smee

In April, Shirman launched a new version of The Attack as follows:

Richard Shirman – lead vocals

Geoff Richardson – lead guitar

George Watt – Hammond organ

Kenny Harold – bass

Chris Allen – drums

This formation was responsible for the band’s third single, “Created By Clive” c/w “Colour of my Mind”.

6 May 1967 – Hull College of Commerce Students’ Union, Hull, Humberside (Hull Daily Mail)

2 June 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London with The Trailblazers (South East London Mercury)

3 June 1967 – Floral Hall, Gorleston, Norfolk (Yarmouth Mercury)

17 June 1967 – Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales with The Raynes (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

Within days of the band’s third single being released on 23 June 1967, second lead guitarist John DuCann joined. George Watt and Kenny Harold left that summer. Geoff Richardson left soon after and later moved to the USA to play with The British Walkers while Chris Allen also departed.

By August, the group’s line-up comprised:

Richard Shirman – lead vocals

John DuCann – lead guitar

Jim Avery – bass

Plug Davies – drums

16 September 1967 – Waggon & Horses, Wall Heath, West Midlands (Express & Star)

This formation recorded The Attack’s fourth single, which was released on 12 January 1968.

Around this time, Plug Davies introduced his friend from Wales, Keith Hodge, who in turn recommended Roger Deane on bass.

Richard Shirman – lead vocals

John DuCann – lead guitar

Roger Deane – bass

Keith Hodge – drums

21 February 1968 – Speakeasy, W1, London (Fabulous 208/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

27 February 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Move (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

11 March 1968 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Nice (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

14 March 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London with Family, Picadilly Line, Doc K’s Blues Band and Pete Brown’s Poetry (Melody Maker)

Melody Maker notes that The Attack played dates in Helsinki, Finland on 17-18 July 1968

Huge thanks to Bob Hodges for the use of his gig list and photos. Thanks also to David O’List for early insights. Thanks to Mike at Ugly Things and Phil Smee (for the photo of the third line-up by the River Thames).

Copyright © Nick Warburton.  All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced or transmitted in any from or by any means, without prior permission from the author.

 

Episode Six gigs 1964-1969

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.

Adopting the name Episode Six in the summer of 1964, the line-up featured in an article published in the Harrow Weekly Post from 22 July, page 15 was as follows:

Andy Ross – lead vocals

Sheila Carter-Dimmock – organ/vocals (b. 18 March 1947, Hatch End, Middlesex)

Graham Carter-Dimmock – rhythm guitar/vocals (b. 27 April 1944, Hatch End, Middlesex)

Tony Lander – lead guitar (b. 10 August 1947, Cambridge)

Roger Glover – bass (b. 30 November 1945, Brecon, Wales)

Harvey Shields – drums (b. 6 September 1946, Twickenham, Middlesex)

1964:

24 July 1964 – Public Hall, Witham, Essex with The Rubies (Essex Chronicle)

 

7 November 1964 – Westcliff Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Essex County Standard)

14 November 1964 – Glendale Hall, N15, London (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

1965:

When Andy Ross left, Ian Gillan (b. 19 August 1945, Hounslow, Middlesex) joined from Wainwright’s Gentlemen after performing his final gig with them on 26 April 1965 at the Seagull Hotel, Southall, London

8 October 1965 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

2 January 1966 – Oldfield Hotel, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

3 January 1966 – The Bluesday Club, Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

6 January 1966 – Coventry Locarno, Coventry, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

7 January 1966 – USAF High Wycombe, High Wycombe, Bucks (Brian Long research)

8 January 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

11 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

13 January 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

14 January 1966 – Black Cat, Woolwich, London (Brian Long research)

15 January 1966 – Ikelstone Palais, Ikelstone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

16 January 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

18 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

22 January 1966 – Westcliffe Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Brian Long research)

24 January 1966 – Dunstable Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

25 January 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

27 January 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

28 January 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

The Hounslow Post on 28 January 1966, page 8 has an article and picture on the band

29 January 1966 – Borough Polytechnic, London (Brian Long research)

30 January 1966 – Welcome Inn, Eltham, London (Brian Long research)

 

1 February 1966 – ‘Ready Steady Radio’, Lyceum, Strand, London (Brian Long research)

4 February 1966 – USAF Welford, Welford, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

5 February 1966 – Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London (South East London Mercury)

6 February 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

7 February 1966 – Hammersmith Palais, Hammersmith, London (Brian Long research)

8 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

10 February 1966 – Canon’s Club (unknown location) (Brian Long research)

11 February 1966 – Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

12 February 1966 – Acton works social, Acton, London (Brian Long research)

13 February 1966 – Big L Discotheque, Charing Cross Road, London (Brian Long research)

14 February 1966 – Peterborough Nurses’ Home, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

15 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

16 February 1966 – Silver Blades Ice Rink, Streatham, London (Brian Long research)

18 February 1966 – RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

19 February 1966 – Woodford Memorial Hall, Woodford, London (Brian Long research)

20 February 1966 – Royal Oak, Dagenham, London (Brian Long research)

21 February 1966 – Kettering Workingmen’s Club, Kettering, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

22 February 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

24 February 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

26 February 1966 – Ikelstone Palais, Ikelstone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

27 February 1966 – Welcome Inn, Eltam, London (Brian Long research)

28 February 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford (Brian Long research)

 

1 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

2 March 1966 – New Victoria Cinema (audition) (Brian Long research)

3 March 1966 – Cromwellian Club, South Kensingston, London (Brian Long research)

5 March 1966 – Harrow County School, Harrow, London (Brian Long research)

8 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

9 March 1966 – USAF Chicksands, Chicksands, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

10 March 1966 – Cromwellian Club, South Kensington, London (Brian Long research)

11 March 1966 – Copdock House Hotel (possibly Ipswich), Suffolk (Brian Long research)

12 March 1966 – London School of Economics, Aldywch, London (Brian Long research)

15 March 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Brian Long research)

17 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

19 March 1966 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

22 March 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

24 March 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Melody Maker)

25 March 1966 – Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

26 March 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (Melody Maker)

27 March 1966 – Windy City Club, Oxford, Oxfordshire (Melody Maker)

29 March 1966 – Overseas Club, Earl’s Court, London (Melody Maker)

 

1 April 1966 – Scotch of St James, Mayfair, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

2 April 1966 – Peterborough Nurses’ Home, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

3 April 1966 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset (Melody Maker)

5 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

8 April 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

12 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

16 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

18 April 1966 – Dunstable Civic Hall, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Brian Long research)

19 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

20 April 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

21 April 1966 – Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London (Brian Long research)

22 April 1966 – USAF Welford, Welford, Northamptonshire (Brian Long research)

23 April 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

26 April 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

27 April 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

28 April 1966 – RAF Abingdon, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

29 April 1966 – Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (Brian Long research)

The Middlesex Chronicle (Hounslow Edition) on 29 April 1966, page 3 has an article on band

30 April 1966 – Ilkestone Palais, Ilkestone, Derbyshire (Brian Long research)

 

3 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

7 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

10 May 1966 – Ready Steady Radio (Tiles, Oxford Street, London) (Broadcast 22 May) (Brian Long research)

12 May 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

13 May 1966 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with The Tea Set and Children of The Damned (Brian Long research/East Kent Times)

17 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

19 May 1966 – Reading University, Reading, Berkshire (Brian Long research)

20 May 1966 – Ready Steady Go (TV) (Brian Long research)

21 May 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

21 May 1966 – RAF Wittering, Wittering, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

23 May 1966 – BBC audition, Piccadilly, London (Brian Long research)

24 May 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

26 May 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Brian Long research)

27 May 1966 – Co-Op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Brian Long research)

28 May 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

 

1 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

3 June 1966 – Roya Forest Hotel, Chingford, London (Brian Long research)

4 June 1966 – Winter Gardens, Banbury, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

7 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

9 June 1966 – RAF Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire (Brian Long research)

10 June 1966 – Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex (Brian Long research)

16 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

17 June 1966 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with Sands and Steve & The Corvettes (Brian Long research/East Kent Times)

18 June 1966 – Lloyds Bank, Beckenham, London (Brian Long research)

19 June 1966 – Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown, Kent (Brian Long research)

21 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

23 June 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

25 June 1966 – Battersea Park, Battersea, London (Brian Long research)

26 June 1966 – USAF Alconbury, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire (Brian Long research)

28 June 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

 

1 July 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

2 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Brian Long research)

7 July 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Fag Paper Nose and Chin Band (Roger Bistow research)

8 July 1966 – Alton, Hampshire (Brian Long research)

9 July 1966 – Recording session (Brian Long research)

14-15 July 1966 – Leys Hotel, Clacton, Essex (Brian Long research)

16 July 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London with The Legend (Melody Maker)

29 July 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

30 July 1966 – Grand Hotel, Brighton, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

 

1 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

3 August 1966 – Recording session for Pye (Brian Long research)

4 August 1966 – Nottingham Palais, Nottingham (Brian Long research)

5 August 1966 – Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (Brian Long research)

6 August 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

8 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

12 August 1966 – Coronation Hall, Ramsgate, Kent (Brian Long research)

13 August 1966 – Coventry Air Pageant, Coventry, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

15 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

18 August 1966 – Wakefield Locarno, Wakefield, West Yorkshire (Brian Long research)

25 August 1966 – Kew Boathouse, Kew, London (Brian Long research)

27 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Soul Agents (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) (According to Brian Long, show broadcast 5 September)

29 August 1966 – Overseas Visitors Club, Earls Court, London (Brian Long research)

30 August 1966 – Ready Steady Radio at Tiles, Oxford Street (Brian Long research)

31 August 1966 – Pickwick Club, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

 

3 September 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, London (Brian Long research)

9 September 1966 – Princess Club, Chorlton, Greater Manchester (Brian Long)

9 September 1966 – Domino Club, Openshaw, Greater Manchester (Brian Long)

15 September 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long)

16 September 1966 – Co-op Hall, Gravesend, Kent (Brian Long)

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

23 September 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

25 September 1966 – Brands Hatch, Kingsdown, Kent (Brian Long research)

27 September 1966 – Finsbury Park Astoria, Finsbury Park, London  with Dusty Springfield & The Echoes, Boz and His People, The Settlers, The Alan Price Set, The Mindbenders and Dave Berry (Brian Long research) This is the start of The Dusty Springfield tour

28 September 1966 – Bournemouth Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset (Brian Long research)

29 September 1966 – Cheltenham Odeon, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Brian Long research)

30 September 1966 – Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, West Midlands (Brian Long research)

 

1 October 1966 – Cardiff Capitol, Cardiff, Wales (Brian Long research)

2 October 1966 – Colston Hall, Bristol (Brian Long research)

3 October 1966 – Manchester Odeon, Manchester (Brian Long research)

4 October 1966 – Newcastle Odeon, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Brian Long research)

5 October 1966 – Liverpool Odeon, Liverpool (Brian Long research)

6 October 1966 – Hanley Gaumont, Hanley, Staffordshire (Brian Long research)

7 October 1966 – Sheffield Gaumount, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Brian Long research)

8 October 1966 – Leicester gig (Brian Long research)

9 October 1966 – Woburn Abbey gig, Buckinghamshire (Brian Long research)

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

15 October 1966 – Harrow County School, Harrow, London (Brian Long research)

18 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Action (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (audition) (Brian Long research)

21 October 1966 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

25 October 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

28 October 1966 – Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London (Brian Long research)

29 October 1966 – University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent (Brian Long research)

 

1 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Spencer Davis Group (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

4 November 1966 – Beckenham Ballroom, Beckenham, London (Brian Long research)

5 November 1966 – Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, London (Brian Long research)

11 November 1966 – Witchdoctor Club, Catford, London (Brian Long research)

12 November 1966 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Brian Long research)

15 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

17 November 1966 – RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex (Brian Long research)

21 November 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

22 November 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Action (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

23 November 1966 – ‘Swingalong’ recording at BBC (Brian Long research)

25 November 1966 – Recording session at Pye (Brian Long research)

25 November 1966 – Solvatorian College, Harrow Weald, London (Brian Long research)

The Hounslow Post from 25 November 1966, page 6 has an article and picture on the band

26 November 1966 – Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (most likely Royal Lido Ballroom) (Brian Long research)

28 November 1966 – ‘Monday Monday’ at the BBC (Brian Long research)

 

1-31 December 1966 – Casino du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon (Brian Long research)

1967:

11 February 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Freddie Mack & The Mack Sound (Melody Maker)

19 February 1967 – Harvest Moon Club, Guidford, Surrey (Surrey Advertiser)

22 February 1967 – Kingsway Theatre, Hadleigh, Essex with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Cat Stevens, The Style and The Machine

 

February-May 1967 – Casino du Liban, Beirut, Lebanon (according to John Kerrison, they did a three-month stint at the club)

 

3 March 1967 – Exeter University, Exeter, Devon (Fabulous 208) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

4 March 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Fabulous 208) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

17 March 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Bobby Johnson & The Atoms (Melody Maker) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

 

13 April 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London with Jon (Melody Maker) Could this have happened if they were in Beirut?

15 April 1967 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Dilemma (West Surrey Advertiser)

 

6 May 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

23 May 1967 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Paul Kaye (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

18 June 1967 – Brands Hatch Radio London Motor Racing and Pop Festival, Brands Hatch, Kent with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch and Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (Sutton & Cheam Advertiser)

 

1 July 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

8 July 1967 – Ashton Palais, Ashton-under-Lyme, Greater Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

12 July 1967 – Victoria Rooms, Bristol with Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas (Fabulous 208)

15 July 1967 – Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, London (Fabulous 208)

16 July 1967 – Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London (Fabulous 208)

Episode Six before John Kerrison joined. Fabulous 208, August 1967

Around this time, John Kerrison took over drums

21 July 1967 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Hayes Gazette/Hillingdon and Uxbridge Weekly Post)

 

12 August 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

1 September 1967 – Clay Pigeon, Eastcote, London (Hayes Gazette/Hillingdon and Uxbridge Weekly Post)

2 September 1967 – Lion Hotel, Warrington, Cheshire with Kanda Grays and Arthur’s Ltd (Warrington Guardian)

9 September 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

7 October 1967 – Luton Boys Club, Luton, Bedfordshire with Friday’s Mind (Evening Post: Hemel Hempstead)

21 October 1967 – City University, London with The Action (Melody Maker)

28 October 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

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

12 November 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

According to Melody Maker, the band embarked on 16-day trip to Germany on 13 November 1967 via Luxembourg

1968:

22 January 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

27 January 1968 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with Tramline and Magnus Opus (Southend Standard)

 

30 March 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Great Xpectations (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

11 April 1968 – Beaconsfield Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

13 April 1968 – The Cobweb, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Embers (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

6 May 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

10 June 1968 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with The Move and Circus (Surrey Advertiser)

 

12 July 1968 – Kew Boat House, Kew, London (Thames Valley Times)

27 July 1968 – The Barn Ballroom, Little Bardfield Hall, Little Bardfield, Essex (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

Fabulous 208 from 17 August 1968 announces Mick Underwood as John Kerrison’s replacement

19 October 1968 – University College, Gower Street, W1, London with Proteus (Melody Maker)

 

15 November 1968 – Brunel University, Acton, London with Timebox (Melody Maker)

 

14 December 1968 – Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock, Devon with Blitz (Western Evening Herald)

31 December 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Lloyd (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1969:

1 March 1969 – Bay Hotel, Sunderland (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

 

26 April 1969 – Kingston College of Technology, Kingston upon Thames, London with Orange Rainbow (Melody Maker)

In mid-June Ian Gillian and Roger Glover left to join Deep Purple

21 June 1969 – The Cobweb, St Leonards, East Sussex with Tanglewood (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

27 June 1969 – Pop Supershow, RAE Assembly Hall, Farnborough, Hampshire with Aynsley Dunbar’s Retaliation, Locomotive and Ten Percent Butter (Aldershot News)

 

19 December 1969 – Edgbarrow Youth Club, Crowthorne, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

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The Troggs’ gigs 1964-1969

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.

The Troggs, 1967. Fabulous 208

Reg Presley – lead vocals

Chris Britton – guitar

Pete Staples – bass

Ronnie Bond – drums

1964:

There is a great article on the early Troggs in the Andover Advertiser, 29 May 1964, page 7

2 June 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

9 June 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

16 June 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser) This may not have happened

20 June 1964 – Guildhall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

23 June 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser) Mentions band’s apology for previous week in advert

30 June 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

3 July 1964 – Guildhall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

7 July 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Classics (who did not appear) (Andover Advertiser)

10 July 1964 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

14 July 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

22 July 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Shamrocks (Andover Advertiser)

28 July 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Classics (Andover Advertiser)

31 July 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

1 August 1964 – Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Mike Patto & The Bluebottles (Hampshire and Berkshire Gazette)

7 August 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

14 August 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

16 August 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with The Daises (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

21 August 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

22 August 1964 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

29 August 1964 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

25 September 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

3 October 1964 – Tasker’s Sports & Social Club (Andover Advertiser)

13 October 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

17 October 1964 – Ticky Rick and Rang-a-Tang Club, Carnival Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Men Friday (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

21 October 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

30 October 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Shamrocks (Andover Advertiser)

 

6 November 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Shamrocks (Andover Advertiser)

18 November 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Shamrocks (Andover Advertiser)

28 November 1964 – Andover & District Young Farmers’ Club, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

1 December 1964 – Copper Kettle, Andover, Hampshire with The Shamrocks (Andover Advertiser)

11 December 1964 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

24 December 1964 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

28 December 1964 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Sonny Boy Williamson and The Muleskinners (Hampshire and Berkshire Gazette)

1965:

13 February 1965 – P.A.C Hall, Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

27 February 1965 – Moore Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

1 March 1965 – Carnival Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Pretty Things (Hampshire and Berkshire Gazette)

13 March 1965 – Secondary Modern, Stockbridge, Hampshire with Les Spanner’s Band (Andover Advertiser)

14 March 1965 – Plaza Ballroom, Newbury, Berkshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

10 April 1965 – Moore Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

27 April 1965 – St Jo’s Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Animals (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

20 May 1965 – Victoria Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

3 June 1965 – Victoria Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

11 September 1965 – P.A.C Hall, Laverstoke, Whitchurch, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

16 September 1965 – Ticky Rick and Rang-a-Tang Club, Carnival Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Ale Harvey’s Soul Band (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

15 October 1965 – Kiviss Country Club, Newlands Holiday Camp, Canvey Island (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

16 October 1965 – Kursaal Estuary Rooms, Kursaal, Essex with Flowerpots (Southend Standard & Essex Weekly Advertiser)

23 October 1965 – Moore Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

26 December 1965 – Moore Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

1966:

20 January 1966 – Gun Inn, Pittsea, Essex (Southend Standard) Advert says they play every Thursday

 

26 February 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

 

26 March 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

26 March 1966 – Moore Hall, Andover, Hampshire (Andover Advertiser)

 

30 April 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex (Southend Standard)

 

6 May 1966 – Jazz Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, London (NME)

8 May 1966 – Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset (Dorset Evening Echo)

27 May 1966 – Cliff’s Pavilion, Southend, Essex with Force 5 and Chequers Incorporated (Southend Standard)

29 May 1966 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with The Bumble Bees (Aldershot News)

 

4 June 1966 – Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire with Saracens (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

5 June 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

 

8 July 1966 – Jazz Cellar, Kingston upon Thames, London with Wild Uncertainty (NME/Fabulous 208))

13 July 1966 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (website: http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

15 July 1966 – Grimsby Mecca, Grimsby, Humberside with The Fenmen (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

23 July 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Quiets (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

26 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Clayton Squares (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

30 July 1966 – Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Diane Ferraz and Nicky Scott, Simon’s Triangles, Listen, Jerry Day Sect and Ferryboys (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

3 August 1966 – Orchid Ballroom, Purley, London (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

7 August 1966 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

13 August 1966 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

20 August 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Knight’s Errants (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

26 August 1966 – Southend Odeon, Southend, Essex with The Walker Brothers, The Creation, The Slade Brothers (from Canada), The Peddlers, The Quotations, The Centremen and Alan Field (Southend Standard)

 

2 September 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with Savoy Brown Blues Band (Melody Maker)

8 September 1966 – Locarno Ballroom, Bristol (Evening Post)

9 September 1966 – Beat Festival, Scunthorpe United Football Ground, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, The Ram Jam Band, The Creation, The Mindbenders and The Fenmen (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

18 November 1966 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

1967:

10 February 1967 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London (Streatham News)

18 February 1967 – Birmingham Odeon with Normie Rowe & The Playboys, Sounds Incorporated, David Garrick & The Vision and The Loot (Birmingham Evening Mail)

20 February 1967 – Gloucester ABC, Gloucestershire with Gene Pitney, Sounds Incorporated, David Garrick, The Vision and Bryan Burdon (Wiltshire Standard)

 

7 March 1967 – Adelphi, Slough, Berkshire with Gene Pitney, Sounds Incorporated, David Garrick, Normie Rowe, The Loot, The Vision and Bryan Burdon (Bracknell News)

25 March 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Penny Blacks, The Army and The Zam Band (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

31 March 1967 – Manor Place, Baths, Woolwich, London with Bobby King & The Sabres and Dave Cash (South East London Mercury)

 

24 April 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

27 April 1967 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull, Humberside with The Mandrakes, The Syndicate Five and The Tennesions (Hull Daily Mail)

29 April 1967 – Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire (Hull Daily Mail)

 

5 May 1967 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions and Ray King Soul Band

6 May 1967 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Express & Star)

13 May 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with Mood Indigo (East Kent Times & Mail)

27 May 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London (Melody Maker)

 

16 July 1967 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

9 September 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Magic Lanterns and The Associates (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

18-22 October 1967 – Swedish tour (Melody Maker)

28 October 1967 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

 

11 November 1967 – Flowerpot Club, Digbeth, West Midlands with support (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

25 November 1967 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

1968:

27 January 1968 – Civic Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire with The Jaytree Organisation (Crewe Chronicle)

 

9 March 1968 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

 

21 May 1968 – Kingfisher Country Club, Kingswinford, West Midlands (Express & Star)

 

5 July 1968 – Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex with Unit 4 Plus 2 (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

9 September 1968 – Sloopy’s Club, Aurora Hotel, Gillingham, Kent (Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham Evening Post)

1969:

1 March 1969 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex with The Doughnut Ring (Southend Standard)

3 March 1969 – Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, Wales with Systems Five (website: www.45worlds.com/live)

Tony Murray from Plastic Penny took over bass in late 1969

24 December 1969 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

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