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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