Concerts & Package Tours : 1959  (May - June)

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May 3rd 1959

London (Odeon, Tottenham Court Road)

see below for other dates in May

Cliff Richard
The Drifters
Cherry Wainer
Dallas Boys
The 16 Vernon Girls
Cuddly Dudley
Neville Taylor & The Cutters
The Playboys
Tony Hall and Tony Marsh (comperes)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full tour commenced April 21st 1959

May 7th 1959

Kingston (Granada)

Lonnie Donegan  
May 1959

11 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
18 - Liverpool (Empire)
25 - Glasgow (Empire)

June 1959

01 - Manchester (Hippodrome)
08 - Newcastle (Empire)

All were 6 nights at the venue

 

Full copy of Birmingham programme (Flickr)

Full copy of Glasgow programme (Flickr)


 

Paul Anka

Birmingham

Smoothey & Layton (Laughing at life)
Jean & Peter Barbour (Hitting the high spots)
Joan Rhodes (The mighty mannequin)
Les Brazilianos (Carnival in Mexico)
Jackie Ross (Comedy expressionist)
Kay & Kimberley (Canadian dancing team)

Glasgow

Smoothey & Layton (Laughing at life)
Johnny Laycock & Bee (Crazy music with a sting)
Gaby Grossetto (Continental juggler)
McAndrew & Mills (Artistry in rhythm)
The Two Matanzas (Comedy acrobatic vendetta)
Rondart & Jean (World's only dart blowers)
Granville Taylor & Valerie (Cocktail bar magic)

Promoter : Tito Burns


 

May 1959

03 - Exeter
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06 - Dover
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08 - Dartford
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10 - Liverpool
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17 - Guildford
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19 - Maidstone
20 - Bedford
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24 - Southampton
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26 - Chesterfield
27 - Wigan
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31 - Worcester (Gaumont)

Full copy of programme [Flickr]

 

Marty Wilde
Billy Fury
Wee Willie Harris
The Rockets
The Bachelors
Joanne Scoon

Other artists who appear include Cherry Wainer and Jackie Day

May 1959

04 - Finsbury Park (Empire) - week
11 - Hanley (Theatre Royal) - week
18 - Brighton (Hippodrome) - week
25 - Manchester (Hippodrome) - week

June 1959

01 - Edinburgh (Empire) - week
08 - Glasgow (Empire) - week
 

Bill Kenny - "Mr Inkspot"
Maurice Rocco (The stand-up piano man)
Alan Clive (TV's tall host of fun)
Griff Kendall & His Assistant George
Averil Jean & Aurel Verne (Song & dance stylists)
Gaby Grossetto (Continental juggler)
Richman & Jackson (Bright & breezy)
 

May 1959

04 - Liverpool - week
11 - London (Metropolitan) - week

Russ Conway
Peter Crawford Trio
 
May 1959

06 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
07 - Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall)
08 - Preston (Public Hall)
10 - Derby (Gaumont)
12 - Kingston (Granada)
13 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
14 - Shrewsbury (Granada)
15 - Huddersfield (Ritz)
16 - York (Rialto)
17 - Peterborough (Embassy)
18 - Finsbury Park (Empire) - week
24 - Barking (Odeon)
26 - Hanley (Victoria Hall)
27 - King George's Hall (Blackburn)
28 - Reading (Palace)
29 - Chelmsford (Odeon)
30 - Woolwich (Granada)

Cliff Richard

Finsbury Park Variety Show

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Five Dallas Boys
Billy Dainty
Kay & Kimberley
Two Rexanos
Lester Sharpe & Iris
Ron Scott


Ticket - Blackburn

 

see also 21st April 1959

 

May 1959

10 - Harrow
14 - Kettering
15 - Grantham
16 - Mansfield
18 - Aylesbury

Michael Holliday
Joan Regan

May 18th 1959

Coventry (Theatre) - week

Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Des O'Connor (New style comedy)
Lorrae Desmond (Vivacious singing personaily)
Miki & Griff (Vocalists extraordinary)
Allan Kemble & Christine (Riding high)
Marie de Vere Dancers
Coventry Theatre Orchestra - W.E. Pethers

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

May 25th 1959

Newcastle (Empire) - week

Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group
Lorrae Desmond
Mili & Griff
Allan Kemble & Christine (Riding high)
Des O'Connor (New style comedy)
The Marie de Vere Dancers
Empire Theatre Orchestra

Full copy of programme (Flickr)
 

May 31st 1959

Birmingham (Hippodrome)

Billy Fury
Johnny Gentle
Vince Eager
Dickie Pride
Sally Kelly
The Viscounts
Duffy Power

"The Big Beat Show"

Full copy of programme

June 1st 1959

TV

"Juke Box Jury" 


David Jacobs - compere 

 

Original theme tune was "Juke Box Fury" by Ozzie Warlock & The Wizards. This was replaced by the more familiar "Hit & Miss" by John Barry 

June 1st 1959

Bristol (Hippodrome) - week

Lonnie Donegan  
June 1st 1959

Glasgow (Metropole)

Chas. McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas
Joe Petersen
Brenda Brooks
Jimmy Neil
Billy Denison & Diane
Metropole Skiffle Contest
Hal & Winnie Mack
Peter Merrill
Dudley Dale

June 1959

05 - Dudley (Hippodrome)
12 -Walthamstow (Granada)
14 - Reading (Palace)
17 - Salisbury (Odeon)
26 - Chelmsford (Odeon)
28 - Leeds (Empire)

 

Marty Wilde

June 8th 1959

Newcastle (Palace) week

Terry Dene & His Dene Aces
Johnny Le Roy (Singing sensation from Trinidad)
Eddie King & Jo Day (Tele-wise & sound foolish)
The Skating Meteors (Thrills on wheels)
The Vernon Sisters (Dancing around)
Leslie Bryant (compere)
 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

June 8th 1959

Southampton (Gaumont) - week

Lonnie Donegan with his Skiffle Group
Lorrae Desmond (Vivacious singing personailty)
Des O'Connor (New style comedy)
Miki & Grif (Vocalists extraordinary)
Trio Rayros (Comedy acrobats)
The Marie DeVere Dancers

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

June 15th 1959

Leeds (Empire) - week

Jackie Dennis (Top Rank's recording star)
Desmond Lane (The penny whistle man)
Two Monros (Happy feet)
Bill Giles (The rural rustic)
Peter Raynor (the novelty box)
Georgette (Glamour on the silver thread)
Walker's Canine Review
Larry Grayson (He's priceless)

June 1959

16 - Dover (Granada)
17 - Bedford (Granada)
18 - Trowbridge (Gaumont)
19 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
20 - Dudley (Hippodrome)
21 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
24 - Wimbledon (Gaumont)
25 - Elephant & Castle (Trocadero)
26 - Edmonton (Regal)
27 - Stepney (Troxy)
28 - Exeter (Savoy)
30 - Luton (Cresta)

July 1959

01 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
02 - Leeds (Odeon) - see separate entry
03 - Nottingham (Odeon)
05 - Dudley (Hippodrome)
07 - Middlesbrough (Town Hall)
08 - Harrogate (Royal Hall)
09 - Blackpool (Odeon)
10 - Southport (Gaumont)
11 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
12 - Southend (Odeon)


Cliff Richard & The Drifters

June 16th to 21st 1959

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Cherry Wainer
Neville Taylor

June 24th to 27th 1959

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Wee Willie Harris

June 30th to July 12th

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Wee Willie Harris
Peter Elliott

June 21st 1959

Liverpool (Empire)

 

Marty Wilde & His Wildcats
Billy Fury (Decca's youngest hit parade recorder)
Vince Eager (Resident star of "Drumbeat")
Dickie Pride (The sheik of shake from "Oh Boy")
Duffy Power (Sensational new teenage singer)
Johnny Gentle (Philip's recording artiste)
The Viscounts (Britain's newest vocal grpup)
Sally Kelly (the only rock 'n' roll girl)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

June 23rd 1959

Manchester

Cliff Richard
Marty Wilde

"Royal Variety Show"

 

July 1959

05 - Hanley (Theatre Royal)
10 - Brighton (Dome)
11 - Walthamstow (Granada)
12 - Ryde (Commodore)

Marty Wilde  

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