Concerts & Package Tours : 1959  (July - August)

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1959

Date & venue unknown


 

The Mudlarks
Johnny Duncan & His Bluegrass Boys
Mike Preston
Betty Smith & Her Quintet
The Alberts

Promoter : John Smith

Full copy of programme 

Summer Season 1959

Llandudno (Grand Theatre)

From 22nd June 1959

 

Russ Conway
Terry Scott
The Peter Crawford trio (Men of music)
The Copa Cousins (The new dynamic harmony team)
Jessie Carron (Lithe - lissom - lovely)
Ronnie Winters (Columbia's newest recording star)
Tonia & Rafael (Sensational Spanish dancers)

Promoter - John Creese-Parsons

Full copy of programme

"The Stage" review

Summer Season 1959

Blackpool (Palace)

16th July 1959 - 15th August 1959

Afternoon concerts

Marty Wilde & The Wildcats
Billy Fury
Dickie Pride
Mike Preston
Tony Sheridan Trio
Sally Kelly
Cuddly Duddly
Cherry Wainer
Red Price
The Beat Boys

"The 2.30 Special"

Promoter - Harold Fielding

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1959

Blackpool (Hippodrome)

Actual date unknown

Alfie Bass
Rosemary Squires
Bill Fraser
Albert & Les Ward
Michael Medwin
Saveen with Daisy May
Ossie Noble
Norman Rossington
Frediani
Ted Lune

"The Army Game"

Producer - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1959

Blackpool (North Pier Pavilion)

Charlie Drake
Edmund Hockridge
Three Monarchs
The Mudlarks
Doreen Hume
Sheila Holt & Tom Gillis
Evers & Toni

"Show Time"

Musical Director - Paul Burnet
Producer - Ernest Maxin
Promoter - Bernard Delfont

 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Summer Season 1959

Great Yarmouth (Royal Aquarium)

Opened 19th June 1959

Show extended to 12th September 1959

Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
Des O'Connor (Comedy in the modern manner)
Miki & Griff (Those vocalists extraordinary)
Lorrae Desmond (Vivacious singing personality)
Trio Rayros (Fast and Furious)
The Maria De Vere Dancers

"The Lonnie Donegan Show"

Promoter - Tom Arnold

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

 

David Nixon
The King Brothers
Joan Regan
The Kendor Brothers
Billy Dainty
Molly & Nancy Munks
Ron Parry
Mario Calpe

"The Big Show of 1959"

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

July 2nd 1959

Odeon (Leeds)

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Wee Willie Harris
Peter Elliott
The Bachelors
The Rockets
Alan Field (compere)

"The Cliff Richard Show"

Promoter - Arthur Howes

See May/June 1959 for full tour itinerary

Full copy of programme

 

July 11th 1959

Manchester (Free Trade Hall)

Cliff Richard  
July 12th 1959

Southend (Odeon)

 

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Wee Willie Harris
Peter Elliott
The Bachelors
The Rockets
Jackie Day
Alan Field (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Larger version of poster

 

July 26th 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

Kaye Sister

Sunday concert

 
July 26th 1959

Portsmouth (Troxy)

Malcolm Vaughan
Kenneth Earle
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

July 26th 1959

Rhyl (Queens Theatre)

Marty Wilde & His Group
Jim Getty (Jim and his one man band)
Jack & Eddie Swan (Vocal act at the piano)
Len Martell (Elegance in musical magic)
John & Betty Royle (Vocal team presentation)
Alec Pleon (compere)
Sydney Custard (BBC organist)

Full copy of programme

August 1959

02 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
04 - Portsmouth (Guildhall) - 2 nights

Frankie Vaughan
Frank Weir & His Orchestra
Edna Savage (Portsmouth)
Murray Campbell (Portsmouth)
Tony Fayne (Portsmouth)

Promoter - Arthur Kimbrell

Full copy of Portsmouth programme

August 3rd 1959

Bradford (Alhambra) - week

Russ Hamilton
Pan Yue Jen
Taylor Maids
Jeffrey Lenner

August 1959

09 - Ryde, IoW (Commodore)
23 - Clacton (Essoldo)
30 - Brighton (Essoldo)

Craig Douglas  
August 9th 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

The Mudlarks

Sunday concert

 
August 16th 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

Russ Conway

Sunday concert

 
August 17th 1959

Bradford (Alhambra) - week

Jackie Dennis

Jackie Dennis
Bobby Thompson
Joan Hinde
Margaret West
Larry Grayson
Lester Sharpe & Iris
McAndrews and Mills
Eve Valere

Jackie Dennis was discovered in Edinburgh by Mike & Bernie Winters. He appeared on the 6.5 Special and the previous year he had two hit records - La Dee Dah (4) and a cover of Purple People Eater (29)


Bobby Thompson - Geordie comedian
(1910-1987)

 


Eve Valere?

August 1959

21 - Brigg (Corn Exchange)

various other venues

September 1959

Wisbech (Corn Exchange)

Chas. McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
Vince Taylor
Leroy Powell & The Beatniks
The New Skyliners Band

August 23rd 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

Dickie Valentine

Sunday concert

 
August 1959

23 - Southend (Odeon)
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28 - Cardiff (Gaumont)

September 1959

06 - Barking (Odeon)
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20 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
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26 - Worcester (Gaumont)
27 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)

October 1959

01 - Sheffield (Gaumont) or
01 - Bournemouth (Gaumont)
03 - Chester (Gaumont)
04 - Trowbridge (Odeon) or
04 - Cheltenham (Odeon) 
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08 - Manchester (Odeon)
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11 - Doncaster (Gaumont)

November 1959

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December 1959

14 - Finsbury Park (Empire)


 

Billy Fury
Terry Dene
Dickie Pride
Johnny Gentle
Duffy Power
Vince Eager
Gerry Dorsey
Sally Kelly
Gerry Myers (compere)

see below for the Marty Wilde/Big Beat Show

"The Big Beat Show"

Promoter - Larry Parnes

Full copy of programme

Full copy of Finsbury Park Empire programme [Flickr]




 

August 1959

27 - Newcastle (City Hall)
28 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
29 - Sheffield (City Hall)
30 - Bristol (Colston Hall)

Frankie Vaughan
Tony Fayne
Clive Alan & Bobby Joy
Lorne Lesley
David Fontaine
Frank Weir Orchestra

Promoter - Arthur Kimbrell

August 30th 1959

Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier Pavilion)

Sunday concert

see above for "The Big Beat Show"

 

Marty Wilde & His New Wildcats
The Viscounts (Britain's newest vocal group)
Sally Kelly (Miss Rock 'n' Roll)
Vince Eager (Resident star of "Drumbeat")
Johnny Gentle (Philips young singer-composer)
Dickie Pride (The sheik of shake from "Oh Boy")
Julian (The new member of the team)
Gary Mills (Top Rank recording artist)
Duffy Power (The new teenage singing star)
Tony Sheridan & The Beat Boys

"The Marty Wilde Show"
"The Big Beat Show"

Promoter - Larry Parnes

Full copy of programme

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