Concerts & Package Tours : 1960  (March - April)

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March 1st 1960

Bradford (St George's Hall)

Paul Robeson  
March 4th 1960

Dudley (Hippodrome)

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Bert Weedon
Tommy Bruce
Vince Eager
Rolly Daniels
Nelson Keene |& The Echoes

March 1960

02 - Tunbridge Wells (Essoldo)
03 - Loughborough (Essoldo)
04 - Scunthorpe (Essoldo)
05 - Norwich (Theatre Royal)
06 - St. Albans (Odeon)
08 - Canterbury (Odeon)
09 - Southend (Odeon)
10 - Guildford (Odeon)
11 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
12 - Trowbridge (Gaumont)
13 - Exeter (Savoy)
~~
22 - Banbury (Essoldo)
23 - Quinton  (Essoldo)
24 - Cannock (Danilo)
25 - Barrow (Colisseum)
26 - Stoke  (Essoldo)
27 - Stoke  (Essoldo)

April 1960

07 - Taunton (Odeon)
09 - Worcester (Gaumont)
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21 - Chester (Gaumont)
22 - Halifax (Odeon)
23 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
24 - Colchester (Regal)
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27 - Lincoln (Savoy)
28 - Cambridge (Regal)
29 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
30 - Plymouth (Odeon)

May 1960

04 - Dundee (Gaumont)

see also October 15th 1960

Craig Douglas
The Avons
The Mudlarks
Roy Young
Bill Forbes
The Trebletones
Alan Freeman (compere)

Promoter - Bunny Lewis

Full copy of programme

March 5th 1960

News

Sgt Elvis Presley discharged from the USA Army  
March 1960

06 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
13 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
20 - Chester (Gaumont)
27 - Derby (Gaumont)

 


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Russ Conway
Bert Weedon
Eddie Falcon
The Debbie Sisters
Rosa Goldi
The Key Sisters & Kenny
Peter Crawford Trio
Terry Scott (compere)

Full copy of programme

March 1960

18 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
19 - Edmonton (Regal)
20 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
21 - Glasgow (Empire) - week
27 - Newcastle (City Hall)
28 - Liverpool (Empire) - week

April 1960

03 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
04 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
06 - Leeds (Odeon)
07 - Sheffield (Gaumont)
08 - Manchester (Odeon)
09 - Elephant & Castle (Trocadero)
10 - Guildford (Odeon)

Bobby Darin did not at appear at Guildford

Bobby Darin
Duane Eddy & The Rebels
Clyde McPhatter
Emile Ford & The Checkmates
Bob Miller & The Millermen
Alan Field (compere)

Promoters : Leslie Grade & Arthur Howes


 

Full copy of programme

March 1960

20 - Bradford (Gaumont)
21 - Pontefract
22 - Scunthorpe
23 - Newark
24 - Harrogate
25 - Burnley
26 - Dewsbury
27 - Worksop


 

Lance Fortune
Wee Willie Harris
Five Dallas Boys
Al Saxon
Edna Savage
The Fleerakkers

 

March 27th 1960

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

Stars Organisation For Spastics - Daily Express

 

Full copy of programme


 

Appearing (alphabetical order)

Winifred Atwell
Shirley Bassey
John Barry Seven
Alma Cogan
Lonnie Donegan
Robert Earl
Adam Faith
Dave Lee
Dennis Lotis
Vera Lynn
Joan Regan
Cliff Richard
Dickie Valentine

"Record Star Show"

March 28th 1960

Bristol (Hippodrome) - week

 

Adam Faith
John Barry Seven
Little Tony (From "Boy Meets Girl")
Larry Grayson (He's priceless)
Don Arrol (Dial "M" for madness)
The Honeys (Television's new vocal trio)
Joan & Paul Sharratt (Little people come to life)

 

Full copy of programme

Date & venue unknown Adam Faith

What appears to be an unofficial "programme"

Full copy of programme - for what it's worth

March 1960

28 - Maidstone (Granada)
29 - Aylesbury (Granada) 
30 - Bedford (Granada)
31 - Kingston (Granada) 

April 1960

01 - Harrow (Granada)

The King Brothers
Ronnie Hilton
 


 

April 1960

03 - London (New Victoria)
04 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
05 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
07 - Edinburgh (Usher Hall)
08 - Glasgow (Odeon)
09 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
10 - Hull (ABC Regal)
11 - Stockton (Globe)
12 - Derby (Gaumont)
13 - Edmonton (Regal)
15 - London (New Victoria)
16 - Sheffield (City Hall)
17 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
18 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
19 - Leeds (Odeon)
20 - York (Rialto)
21 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
22 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
23 - Newcastle (City Hall)
24 - Liverpool (Empire)
25 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
26 - Birmingham (Odeon)

Everly Brothers
The Crickets (backing the Everly Brothers)
Five Dallas Boys
Cherry Wainer & Don Storer
Lance Fortune
Danny Hunter
Flee-Rekkers
Freddy Lloyd Five
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes


 

Full copy of programme

April 1960

03 - Slough (Adelphi)
04 - East Ham (Granada)
05 - Burnt Oak (Savoy)
06 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
07 - Norwich (Theatre Royal)
08 - Grantham (Granada)
09 - Woolwich (Granada)
10 - Tooting (Granada)
11 - Greenford (Granada)
13 - Sutton (Granada)
14 - Portsmouth (Essoldo)
18 - Finsbury Park (Empire) - week
24 - Stoke (Essoldo)
25 - Manchester (Hippodrome) - week

May 1960

02 - Glasgow (Empire) - week
16 - Liverpool (Empire) - week
23 - Shrewsbury (Granada) -week

June 1960

06 - Newcastle (Empire) - week

 

 

Adam Faith
John Barry Seven

FINSBURY PARK
The Honeys
Joan & Paul Sharratt
Johnny Worth
Larry Grayson
Don Arrol


Shrewsbury Programme

April 4th 1960

Bristol (Hippodrome)

Michael Holliday

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

April 1960

04 - Glasgow (Empire)
11 - Coventry (Theatre)
18 - Sheffield (Lyceum)

Full copy of Coventry programme

Full copy of Sheffield programme

 

 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
The Four Jones Boys
Jimmy Lloyd (Philip's recording star)
Pierre Bel (Lightning Juggler)

GLASGOW
Anton & Janetta
Alan Randall
Barbour & Billie
George Meaton

COVENTRY
Audrey & Roger Mistin (Whirlwind xylophonists)
Anton & Janetta (Romance in dance)
Alan Field (Comedy impressionist)

SHEFFIELD
Al Fuller & Janette (On a dancing date)
Griff Kendall (Modern ventriloquist)
Alan Field (Comedy impressionist)

 

April 1960

10 - Southend (Odeon)
11 - Liverpool (Empire) - week
15 - Slough (Adelphi)
18 - Leeds (Empire) - week
25 - London (Finsbury Park Empire) - week

May 1960

01 - Chelmsford (Odeon)
02 - Brighton (Essoldo)
03 - Tunbridge Wells (Essoldo)
04 - Sutton (Granada)
05 - Scunthorpe (Pavilion)
06 - Barrow (Coliseum)
07 - Burnley (Palace)
08 - York (Rialto)

Conway Twitty appeared at York

see also May 9th - Manchester

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Johnny Preston
Wee Willie Harris
Tony Crombie with his Rockets
Chris Wayne
The Echoes (Britain's new star group)
The Four Jays (Four crazy boys with a beat)
Don Arden (compere)

Southend - "The Stage" Review
Full copy of Liverpool programme
Full copy of Finsbury Park programme
 



April 1960

10 - Guildford (Odeon)
11 - London (Finsbury Park Empire) - week
17 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
18 - Liverpool (Empire) - week
24 - East Ham (Granada)

Duane Eddy
Kathy Kirby (TV's new singing star)
The Four Playboys (Four boys with a beat)
Frank Ifield (Australia's personality singer)
Des O'Connor (compere)

FINSBURY PARK
Taylor Maids (Sophistication with a difference)
Alan Randall (Modern man of music)

LIVERPOOL
Tommy Wallis (Musical novelty)
Flack & Lamarr (Turn on the taps)

Promoters - Leslie Grade & Arthur Howes


Full copy of Liverpool programme

Full copy of Finsbury Park programme

April 12th 1960

London (Royal Albert Hall)


 

Adam Faith
Craig Douglas
The Lana Sisters
Duffy Power
Dickie Pride
The John Barry Seven
Bert Weedon
Johnny Wiltshire & The Trebletones
Rabin Rock Unit
David Ede
Lorie Mann
Colin Day
Ray Pilgrim
Brian Matthew (compere)

BBC Light Programme presents - Big Beat


Full copy of programme

April 17th 1960

Eddie Cochran

On their way to the airport by taxi after their final date of the tour at Bristol Hippodrome on the 16th April

Recorded January 8th 1960 - his last recording session. Released after his death in the UK and reached number 1

 

April 17th 1960

Blackpool (Opera House)

 


 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson (Famous recording pianist)
Barbara Law (Lovely new singing personality)
Kenny Baker (Europe's top trumpet star)
Erik Ogden & The Concert Orchestra


Full copy of programme

April 18th 1960

London (Finsbury Park Empire)

Adam Faith

April 19th 1960

Folkestone (Leas Cliff Hall)

Marty Wilde & His Wildcats
Betty Smith
Tracey Sisters
Ron Rowlands (compere)

Setlist

Stuck On You
Sea Of Love
Bad Boy
Donna
Lonely Boy Blue
It's Been Nice
Just A Little Too Much
My Babe

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April 1960

24 - Worcester (Gaumont)
25 - Dover (Granada)
27 - Portsmouth (Tivoli)
28 - Norwich (Royal)
29 - Bradford (Gaumont)
30 - Cannock (Danilo)

May 1960

01 - Derby (Gaumont)
02 - Carlisle (Lonsdale)
04 - Newcastle (City Hall)
05 - Hull (Cecil Theatre)
06 - Manchester (Odeon)
07 - Stoke (Essoldo)
08 - Liverpool (Empire)
09 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
10 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
11 - Exeter (Savoy)
12 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
13 - Cambridge (Regal)
14 - Clacton (Essoldo)
15 - Ipswich (Gaumont)

 

 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Jerry Lordan
Peter Elliott or Chas McDevitt Group
The Four Jones Boys
Kathy Kirby
Billy Woods Five
Norman Vaughan (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes



Full copy of Peter Elliott programme

Full copy of Chas McDevitt programme


 

April 1960

17 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
18 - Manchester (Hippodrome)
24 - Southend (Odeon)
25 - Shrewsbury (Granada) - week

May 1960

02 - London (Finsbury Park Empire) - week
~~
08 - Plymouth (Odeon)
~~
22 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)

There is at least one other Granada concert


 

Emile Ford & The Checkmates
Jimmy Lloyd (Philips recording star)
Frank Ifield (Australia's Lucky Devil)
Freddie Lloyd Five (appeared at Salisbury)
Alan Randall (Britain's hottest vibe player)
Kathy Kirby (appeared at Salisbury)
Paul Beattie & The Beats
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

 

Full copy of the Granada programme

Full copy of the Odeon/Gaumont programme

April 1960

18 - Exeter (Savoy)
25 - Brighton (Hippodrome)

 

Full copy of Brighton programme

Anthony Newley
Anne Aubrey (Glamorous star of screen & stage)
Mike & Bernie Winters (TV's popular comedy stars)
Murray Campbell (With his trumpet)
Duo Russmar (Beauty in balance)
Francois & Zandra (Unusual dancers)
The Lindy Sisters (Two in harmony)
Kay & Kimberley (Aristocrats of dance)

Don Lang & His Frantic Five (may have appeared in Exeter)

April 18th 1960

Coventry (Theatre) - six weeks

Shirley Bassey
Ken Dodd
Three Monarchs
The Raindrops
Freddie Sales
Les Mathurins
Les Frank Medini
Six Debonnaires

April 23rd 1960

TV

"Wham" - Jack Good

Compere - Keith Fordyce

Last show 18th June 1960

Regulars were Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Jess Conrad and the Vernon Girls

April 1960

25 - Kingston (Granada)
26 - Harrow (Granada)
27 - Aylesbury (Granada)
28 - Maidstone (Granada)
29 - Dartford (Granada)
30 - Slough (Adelphi)

May 1960

01 - Reading (Granada)
04 - Bedford (Granada)
05 - Kettering (Granada)
06 - Grantham (Granada)
07 - Mansfield (Granada)
 

Lonnie Donegan
Miki & Griff
Joan Small (Glamorous record star)
Jon Pertwee (Comedy star of stage, tv and radio)
The Red Peppers

Full copy of programme

April 1960

30 - Hanley (Gaumont)

May 1960

01 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
05 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
06 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
07 - Guildford (Odeon)
08 - Hull (ABC Regal)
12 - Halifax (Odeon)
13 - Chester (Gaumont)
14 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
15 - Romford (Hippodrome)
16 - Brighton (Hippodrome) - week

June 1960

06 - Glasgow (Empire) - week
13 - Nottingham (Theatre Royal) - week


 

 

 

Gene Vincent
Jerry Keller

BRIGHTON
Peter Wynne
Sally Kelly
Nero & His Gladiators
Lance Fortune
Georgie Fame
Colin Green & The Beat Boys
Billy Raymond (compere)

ARTISTS APPEARING AT OTHER SHOWS INCLUDED
The Viscounts
Vince Taylor
Davy Jones
 

"A Fast Moving Anglo-American Beat Show"

Promoter - Larry Parnes

 



 




This tour was the continuation of the Vincent/Cochran tour after the sad death of Eddie Cochran


Full copy of Brighton programme

Gene Vincent
Jerry Keller
Peter Wynne
The Viscounts
Nero & His Gladiators
Julian
Lance Fortune
Georgie Fame
Colin Green & The Beat Boys
Billy Raymond (compere)

Promoter - Larry Parnes

This from an early date on the tour

The owner of the programme has deleted Davy Jones and replaced him with Jerry Keller. Julian has also been added

Full copy of programme


Gene Vincent

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