Concerts & Package Tours : 1961  (January to February)

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January 1st 1961

Halifax (Victoria Hall)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows  
January 10th 1961

London (May Fair Hotel)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

January 1961

14 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
15 - Exeter (Savoy)
16 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
17 - Cambridge (Regal)
18 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
22 - Liverpool (Empire)
23 - Huddersfield (Ritz)
24 - Lincoln (Savoy)
25 - Stockton (Globe)

Shirley Bassey
Ken Mackintosh Orchestra

Promoter - Arthur Howes

First concert tour

 

January 15th 1961

London (Royal Albert Hall)

In aid of the late Jack Conway's dependents

"Cliff's Guest Show"

Bert Weedon
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
Cherry Wainer
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Dave Read
Dave Sampson & The Hunters
Dean Rogers & The Hi-Fi
Don Storer
Jackie Rae
Janette Scott
The Kaye Sister
Malcolm Vaughan & Kenneth Earlr
Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor
Tony Marsh
The Vernon Girls

Promoters - Tito Burns & Arthur Howes

January 16th 1961

Southampton (Gaumont)

Charlie Drake
The Springfields
Doreen Hume
Sheila Holt & Tom Gillis
Mario Calpe
Michael Henry
Daisy May & Saveen
Albert & Les Ward

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

January 29th 1961

Bradford (Gaumont Ballroom)

Sunday Dance Club

Jess Conrad personal appearance

January 1961

29 - Coventry (Theatre)

February 1961

19 - Bexhill (De La Warr Pavilion)

Adam Faith
John Barry Seven
The Honeys
Gerry Dorsey
Johnny Le Roy

Sunday concerts

January 1961

30 - Gloucester (Regal)
31 - Southall (Dominion)

February 1961

01 - Northampton (Savoy)
02 - Chesterfield (Regal)
03 - Wigan (Ritz)
04 - Cleethorpes (Ritz)

The Shadows
The Dallas Boys
Patti Brook & The Diamonds
Frank Ifield
The Brooks Brothers
The Trebletones
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme

February 2nd 1961

Bradford (Majestic Ballroom)

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

February 4th 1961

Manchester (Free Trade Hall)

see below for further tour dates

Frankie Vaughan
Basil Tait at the piano
Billy Ternent & His Full Orchestra
with Margaret Rose
The Lune (The fugitive from Hut 29)

Paul Cave Enterprises announce for
The Three Coins Coffee-Dance Club

A Robert Holland - Ford Management concert

February 5th 1961

Bradford (Gaumont Ballroom)

Gene Vincent
The Echoes
Chris Wayne

February 1961

05 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
06 - Worcester (Gaumont)
07 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
08 - Bournemouth (Gaumont)
13 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)

see 4th February for Manchester concert

Frankie Vaughan

Promoter - Arthur Kimbrell

February 7th 1961

Keighley (Essoldo)

Emile Ford & The Checkmates
Dean Rogers & The HiFi's
Patti Brook
Bobby Deacon
The Fordettes
Alan Field (compere)
 
February 1961

11 - London (Gaumont, Hammersmith)
12 - London (Trocadero, Elephant & Castle)
14 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
15 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
17 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
18 - Barking (Odeon)
19 - London (Astoria, Finsbury Park)
25 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
26 - Liverpool (Empire)

The Four Freshmen
June Christy
Bob Miller & The Millermen

Promoter - William Victor Productions Ltd

Full copy of programme

February 1961

12 - East Ham (Granada)
13 - Maidstone (Granada)
14 - Aylesbury (Granada)
15 - Bedford (Granada)
16 - Kettering (Granada)
17 - Grantham (Granada)
18 - Mansfield (Granada)

26 - Plymouth (Odeon) - see below
27 - Kingston (Granada)
28 - Dartford (Granada)

March 1961

01 - Greenford (Granada)
02 - Woolwich (Granada)
03 - Sutton (Granada)
05 - Rugby (Granada)
06 - West Bromwich (Adelphi)

 





 

Gene Vincent (From USA - the world's greatest rock star)
Terry Dene (TV, radio, film, recording star)
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates ("Shaking all over")
Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys
Michael Cox (Hit recorder of "Angela Jones")
Screaming Lord Sutch (New "non recording" star)
Chris Wayne & The Echoes (From Saturday Club)
Mike & Bernie Winters (comperes)

The following also appeared on the tour (above is the Sutton line-up)

Jess Conrad
Mark Wynter
The Four Jays
The Flee-Reckers

"1961 All Stars"

Promoter : Don Arden

Full copy of Sutton programme

Full copy of Mark Wynter programme




NME - 23rd December 1960

February13th 1961

13 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
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16 - Southampton (Gaumont)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Promoter - Arthur Kimbrell

February 1961

16 - Romford (Odeon)
17 - Colchester (Regal)
19 - Hull (Cecil)
21 - Aberdeen (Capitol)
22 - Dundee (Gaumont)
23 - Glasgow (Odeon)
25 - Guildford (Odeon)
26 - Coventry (Theatre)

March 1961

03 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
04 - Taunton (Gaumont)
05 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
09 - Southampton (Gaumont)
10 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
11 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
12 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
20 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
27 - Manchester (Hippodrome)

April 1961

03 - Hanley (Theatre Royal)
10 - Newcastle (Empire)
17 - Cardiff (New Theatre)

May 1961

01 - Bristol (Hippodrome)
08 - Brighton (Hippodrome)

 

Billy Fury (Britain's greatest teenage idol)
Mark Wynter (Decca artiste voted 1961's top new star)
Tommy Bruce (Columbia's #1 hit recorder)
Joe Brown (The loveable cockney character)
Nelson Keene (HMV's hit parade recorder)
Duffy Power (Fontana's dynamic singing personality)
The Four Kestrels (Britain's foremost vocal group)
Johnny Gentle (Philips young singer-composer)
Georgie Fame (Singing pianist sensation)
The Valentine Girls (Singing and Dancing)
New Orleans Rockers (Directed by Syd Dale)

Promoter - Larry Parnes

"Jack Good's Rock 'n' Trad Spectacular - 2nd Edition"


 

Full copy of Birmingham programme

Full copy of Manchester Programme

Full copy of programme

 

February 1961

19 - Chelmsford (Odeon)
22 - Lowestoft (Theatre Royal)
23 - Tonbridge Wells (Assembly Rooms)
24 - Worthing (Pier Pavilion)
25 - Trowbridge (Gaumont)
26 - Odeon (Plymouth)

Ricky Valance
Matt Monro
Bert Weedon or Johnny Angel (22nd)
Dickie Pride 0r Johhny Angel (23rd)
Linda Doll
Peter Chester Group
Bruno Martino Group
Gene Vincent (26th)
Chris Wayne & The Echoes (26th)
Julie Rayne (19th & 26th)
Sammy Samwell (compere)

"Stars from Saturday Club"


 

Full copy of programme

Full copy of Gene Vincent programme (26th)

February 1961

05 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
06 - Derby (Gaumont)
07 - Stockton (Globe)
08 - Glasgow (Green's Playhouse)
09 - Edinburgh (Usher Hall)
10 - Newcastle (City Hall)
11 - Sheffield (City Hall)
12 - Liverpool (Empire)
13 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
14 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
15 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
16 - Southampton (Gaumont)
17 - Southend (Odeon)
18 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
19 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
20 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
21 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
22 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
23 - Chester (Gaumont)
24 - York (Rialto)
25 - Bradford (Gaumont)
26 - Worcester (Gaumont)

Cliff Richard
The Shadows
The Brook Brothers
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
The Hunters
Dave Sampson
Norman Vaughan (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes

Cliff Richard was about to release Theme For A Dream as his next single.

Shadows were in the charts with FBI

Full copy of programme
 


February 1961

05 - York (Rialto)
06 - Scunthorpe  (Essoldo)
07 - Keighley  (Essoldo)
08 - Bury (Theatre Royal)
09 - Durham  (Essoldo)
10 - Hartlepool (Empire)
11 - Barrow (Coliseum)
12 - Rotherham  (Essoldo)
 

Not 100% certain that the programme matches the listing

Emile Ford
Jimmy Loyd
Patti Brook & The Diamonds
Bobby Deacon
The Fordettes
The Checkmates
Alan Field (compere)

Full copy of programme

February 1961

24 - Worthing (Pier Pavilion)
25 - Trowbridge (Gaumont)
26 - Plymouth (Odeon)

The Allisons  
February 1961

28 - Norwich (Royal)

March 1961

01 - Banbury (Essoldo)
02 - Dover (ABC)
03 - Brighton  (Essoldo)
04 - Tunbridge Wells (Opera House)

The Shadows
Dallas Boys
Dean Rogers
Frank Ifield
Red Price
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

see below for possible programmes

1961

Dates and venue unknown


 

 

The Shadows
Patti Brook
Danny Williams
Don Dwight
Dean Rogers
The Sonettes
The Paul Russell Four

Full copy of programme

 


 

1961

Dates and venue unknown

 

The Shadows
Danny Williams
Frank Ifield
Patti Brooks
Dave Davini Four
Ray Cameron (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme

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