Concerts & Package Tours : 1956  (July - September)

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January - March 1956 April - June 1956 October - December 1956 Charts & Memorabilia

Sumner Season 1956

Blackpool (North Pier)

Frankie Vaughan
The Southlanders
Wendy Brandon
The John Tiller Girls
Syd & Max Harrison
The Dehl Trio
Ted Lune
Tony Edwards
Valery Joy
Valerie Gray & Arthur Downes
Sydney Walmsley
Larry Macklin
Stanley Willis-Croft (Producer)

"On With The Show"

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1956

Great Yarmouth (Windmill Theatre)


Eddie Calvert
Gerry Brereton
Don Lang
The Botandos
Sylvia Drew & The Girls
The Graham Brothers
Margo Harris
Hans Bela & Mary
The Gainsborough Girls
The Londonairs

"In The Groove"

"The biggest mirth & music show of the year"

Designed & produced by Bryan Blackburn for
Eddie Calvert Productions Ltd

Full copy of programme

Gerry Grereton - Graham Brothers - Don Lang
Three Botandos - Eddie Calvert - Hans Bela & Mary
Margo Harris - The Londonairs - Sylvis Drew

August 5th 1956

Sheffield (Empire) - week

Ronnie Carroll  
August 12th 1956

London (Stoll Theatre, Kingsway)

Mel Torme
Ted Heath & His Music
Vic Lewis & His Orchestra

Promoter - New Musical Express

August 26th 1956

London (Stoll Theatre, Kingsway)

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen
Al Fairweather Quartet
Dill Jones Trio

Promoter - Jazzshows

Full copy of programme

August 27th 1956

Manchester - (Hippodrome)

The Hilltoppers

September 3rd 1956

Bradford (Alhambra)

Johnny Stewart
Maxine Daniels
Don Fox
Dolores Ventura
Bobby Limb
Ron Scott

A TV and Disc Jamboree

Maxine Daniels & Dolores Ventura

Johnny Stewart recorded for HMV in 1958. Maxine Daniels was a jazz and cabaret singer who recorded for Oriole. Don Foz made several singles for Decca including a version of Be My Girl. Dolores Ventura was recording for Parlophone in 1956. Bobby Limb is probably an Australian who later had his own tv show in Australia.

September 1956

10 - Portsmouth (Royal)
17 - Nottingham
24 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)

October 1956

01 - London (Finsbury Park Empire)
08 - Edinburgh (Empire)
15 - Sheffield (Empire)
22 - Hanley (Theatre Royal)
29 - Sunderland (Empire)

November 1956

05 - Leeds (Empire)
12 - Brighton (Hippodrome)
26 - Newcastle (Empire)

December 1956

10 - Liverpool (Empire)

Tony Crombie & His Rockets
Don Fox (Dynamic vocalist)
Maxine Daniels (Coloured singing star of TV & Oriole records)
Billie Wyner (Personality plus a piano)
Johnny Dallas (Modern comedian)
Ross & Howitt (Two in mime) - Birmingham
The Dancing McKennas - Hanley
Nick & Pat Lundon - Birmingham
Andy Stewart

Various variety acts also appeared

"Rock 'n' Roll"

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Tony Crombie (drums) - Clyde Ray (vocals)
Red Mitchell (piano) - Rex Morris (tenor sax)
Jimmie Currie (guitar) - Ashley Kozack (bass)

Portsmouth - "The Stage" Review

Full copy of Hanley programme

Full copy of Birmingham programme

Full copy of Liverpool programme

October 21st 1956

Blackburn (King George's Hall)

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Sid Phillips & His Band


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