Concerts & Package Tours : 1957  (May - June)

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May 1957

06 - Liverpool (Empire)
13 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
20 - London (Dominion)
27 - Glasgow (Empire)

Freddie Bell continued with a set of one nighters in June

See Below


 

Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
Freddie Bell & The Bellboys
Billy Stutt or Mike & Bernie Winters
Paul & Peta Page (The puppeteers)
The Trio Raisner (Sensational French harmonica group)
Reg Thompson (Unknown to millions)
The Volants or The Dancing McKennas

Promoter - Harold Davison

Full copy of the Liverpool programme

May 1957

13 - Cardiff (New Theatre)
20 - Bristol (Hippodrome)

Shirley Bassey
Mitchell Torok
Wyn Calvin
Joe Black
Jack Beckitt
Three Paulos
Ron & Rita
Two Elites

May 1957

13 - London Palladium - Two weeks

19 - Coventry
28 - Sheffield (City Hall)
29 - Glasgow (St. Andrew's Hall)
30 - Manchester (Kings Hall, Belle Vue)
31 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)

June 1957

01 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
 

 


 

Frankie Laine
Raf & Julian Jover (Acrobatic nonsense)
Leo de Lyon (America's Zany Musician)
Rudy Cardenas (The master juggler)
Joan Turner (Girl with a thousand voices)
"Gilbert" (Like father like son)
Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang (Haywire harmony)
Mandos Sisters (Aerialists)
The George Carden Dancers
Cyril Ornadel & The London Palladium Orchestra

Full copy of Palladium programme

"The Stage" review

May 13th 1957

Liverpool (Empire)

Frankie Vaughan  
May 13th 1957

Glasgow (Empire)

Lonnie Donegan  
May 14th 1957

London (Royal Albert Hall)

BBC Light Programme presents
"The Third Annual Festival of Dance Music"

BBC Show Band directed by Cyril Stapleton
The Eric Delaney Band
  with Marion Williams & Cab Kaye
The Ray Ellington Quartet
  with Marion Ryan
Chris Barber & His Band
  with Ottilie Patterson
The Bob Cort Skiffle Group
Kenny Baker
Lita Roza
Michael Holliday
Suzi Miller
Johnny Gray
David Jacobs (compere)

Full copy of programme

May 20th 1957

Worcester (Gaumont )

Jimmy Young (The top voice of the top twenty)
Derek Roy (TV's dynamic comedy star)
The Cooper Twins (Double action)
Elizabeth & Collins (Knife throwing with a difference)
Tony & Pauline Derrick (Melody for two)
Renee Strange (And her puppets)
Wyn Calvin (The character with the laughs)
Sunny Rogers (In western pastimes)
Overture - Gaumont Variety Orchestra (Al Fried)

 

Full copy of programme

May 1957

13 - Glasgow (Empire)
20 - Edinburgh (Empire)
27 - Liverpool (Empire)

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Don Smoothey & Tom Layton
Des O'Connor
Marie de Vere Dancers

GLASGOW
Mundy & Earle
Kazan & Katz
Brazilianos
Evers & Toni

EDINBURGH
Curzon Trio
Mundy & Earle
Peter Quinton

LIVERPOOL
The Three Brittons
Shipway Twins
Peter Quinton

May 27th 1957

Shrewsbury (Granada)

Frankie Vaughan with Raymond Long at the piano
The King Brothers (Teenage vocal & musical team)
Gladys Morgan (Populat Welsh comedy star)
Murray Campbell (and his trumpet)
Francois & Zandra (Unusual dancers)
Arthur Worsley & Charlie Brown ("It's in the bag")
The Sensational Skylons (Aerialists)
Ron Scott (A song, a joke & a chorus)
Keefe Brothers & Annette (Novel balancers)

Full copy of programme

May 29th 1957

Birmingham (Hippodrome)

Shirley Bassey
Edmund Hockridge (Singing star of "The Pyjama Game" etc)
Jimmy Gay (Comedy in the "gay" manner)
Allen & The Albee Sisters (Juggling novelty)
Max Geldray (Harmonica virtuoso)
Richman & Hackson (The lively pair)
Averil & Aurel (Dance team)

Full copy of programme

June 1st 1957

Radio

Saturday Skiffle Club

Originally scheduled for eight programmes. "Skiffle" was dropped from the name on the 4th October 1958

Programme was introduced by Brian Matthew who still has a Saturday morning show on Radio 2

Article by Spencer Leigh

 

The programme that it replaced was a traditional organ recital

June 1st 1957

Gravesend to Calais - The Royal Daffodil

Terry Dene & The Dene Aces
Rory Blackwell & The Blackjacks
Steve Murray (Wee Willie Harris)
Leon Bell & The Bellcats
City Ramblers Skiffle Group
Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group
Colin Hicks

"2I's Rock Across The Channel"

Promoter - Paul Lincoln

The Royal Daffodil - article

June 1957

02 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
03 - Dudley (Hippodrome)
04 - Newcastle (City Hall)
05 - Sheffield (City Hall)
06 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)

Freddie Bell & The Bellboys
Charles McDevitt Skiffle Group
Terry Lightfoot & His Jazzmen
Yolanda

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme

June 3rd 1957

Bristol (Hippodrome)

Tommy Steele & The Steelmen
Mike & Bernie Winters (From TV's Six Five Special)
Paul & Peta Page (The puppeteers)
Billie Wyner (Personality plus a piano)
Camillaeri (Mr personality of the accordion)
Andre & Val Shelley (Music in swingtime)
Reg Thompson (Unknown to millions)
Los Brazilianos (Novelty & originality)
The Hippodrome Orchestra (Sydney Phasey)

Full copy of programme

June 3rd 1957

03 - Brighton (Hippodrome)
10 - Southseas (Kings Theatre)

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Miki & Griff
Curzon Trio
Peter Quinton
Smoothey & Layton
Marie De Vere Girls
Des O'Connor

Full copy of Southsea programme

June 9th 1957

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
The Avon Cities Jazz Band
The Bob Cort Skiffle Group
Cy Laurie Jazz Band
The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

"Skiffle Sensation 1957"
 

June 10th 1957

Bury St, Edmunds

The 2.19 Skiffle Group
Station Skiffle Group
Delta Skiffle Group

First National Skiffle Concert

The winners recorded an LP - Esquire 20-089

Both sides of the LP cover

 

June 24th 1957

London (Hippodrome) - Four weeks

 

Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group
Alma Cogan
Des O'Connor (New style funster)
Evers & Toni (Continental contortionists)
Canfield Smith with the almost human "Snodgrass"
Estelle Sloan (American dancing star)
Vic Hyde (Musical funster from the USA)
George Holmes (Novelty and rhythm)
Allan Kemble & Christine (Ridin' High)
The Hippodrome Orchestra

Full copy of programme

"The Stage" Review

 

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