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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2 thoughts on “The Troggs’ gigs 1964-1969”

  1. Hi. Can you tell me if you are aware of a support band called The Unknowns, who supported you at the Bridlington Spa in 1967?
    Many thanks Vicky

  2. Few more to add to the list:

    20 July 1966 – Top Rank Ballroom, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Fabulous 208)
    21 July 1966 – Top of The World Ballroom, Stafford, Staffordshire (Fabulous 208)
    22 July 1966 – Training College, Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Fabulous 208)
    27 July 1966 – Rank Ballroom, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear (Fabulous 208)
    28 July 1966 – Locarno, Burnley, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)
    31 July 1966 – Princes Theatre, Torquay, Devon (Fabulous 208)

    2 August 1966 – Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire (Fabulous 208)
    4 August 1966 – Astoria, Oldham, Greater Manchester (Fabulous 208)
    5 August 1966 – Oasis, Manchester (Fabulous 208)
    6 August 1966 – Royal Lido, Prestatyn, Wales (Fabulous 208)
    8 August 1966 – Locarno, Blackburn, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)
    18 August 1966 – Locarno, Coventry, West Midlands (Fabulous 208)
    21 August 1966 – Top Rank Ballroom, Preston, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)
    25 August 1966 – Palais, Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester (Fabulous 208)
    28 August 1966 – Winter Gardens, Morecambe, Lancashire with The Walker Brothers (Fabulous 208)

    1 September 1966 – Ely Club, Cambridgeshire (Fabulous 208)
    3 September 1966 – Floral Hall, Southport, Lancashire (Fabulous 208)
    5 September 1966 – Pavilion, Bath (Fabulous 208)
    6 September 1966 – Civic Hall, Camberley, Surrey (Fabulous 208)
    10 September 1966 – Carlyon Bay Lido, St Austell, Cornwall (Fabulous 208)
    12 September 1966 – Silver Blades, Streatham, London (Fabulous 208)
    16 September 1966 – Town Hall, Stirling, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    16 September 1966 – Town Hall, Larbert, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    17 September 1966 – City Hall, Perth, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    18 September 1966 – Palais, Dundee, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    21 September 1966 – Locarno Ballroom, Montrose, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    22 September 1966 – Locarno, Glasgow, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    23 September 1966 – Raith Ballroom, Kirkcaldy, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    23 September 1966 – Community Centre, Whitburn, Scotland (Fabulous 208)
    24 September 1966 – Olympia Ballroom, East Kilbride, Scotland (Fabulous 208)

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