Concerts & Package Tours : 1961  (July - August)

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Summer Season 1961

Blackpool (North Pier Pavilion)

Sunday Shows

Matt Monro
Bert Weedon (Britain's number one guitarist)
Gaunt Brothers (Television's topical twosome)
Lyn Cornell (Decca's personality songstress)
Paul Burnett & His Orchestra
Brian Matthew (compere)

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Blackpool (Opera House)

1st July 1961 to 26th August 1961

Shirley Bassey

see below for full details


The Big Show of 1961

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Blackpool (Opera House)

28th August to - - -


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Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Ivor Emmanuel
Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry)
Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey
The Lucky Latinos
Clark Brothers
Tommy Fields
George Mitchell Singers
Malcolm Goddard Dancers
Tyldesley Girls' Choir

"The Big Show of 1961"

Promoters - George & Alfred Black

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Blackpool (Palace Theatre)

Frankie Vaughan
Hetty King (Guest star)
Ted Lune (Here he is - our own)
Arthur Worsley with Charlie Brown (It's in the bag)
Billy Ternent & His Orchestra
Maxine Coates (New glamorous songstress)
The Bell-Tones (Musical harmony)
Neil & Pat Delrina (Premier dance stylists)
The Kims (A continental novelty)

"The Frankie Vaughan Show"

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Blackpool (Winter Gardens)

June 24th to October 7th 1961

 

Lonnie Donegan
Miki & Griff
Suzie Miller
The Dallas Boys
Gil & Freddie Levedo
The John Tiller Girls
Norman Vaughan

"Putting On The Donegan"

Promoters - George & Alfred Black

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

see August for Harold Fielding Sunday Shows

Ken Dodd
Alma Cogan
Rawicz & Landauer

Promoter - Harold Fielding

"The Big Show Of 1961"

Summer Season 1961

Bournemouth (Pier Theatre)

Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson
The Raindrops
Joe Church
Billy Burden

Promoter - Harold Fielding

"Sing It With Joe"
A Gay Summer Musical

Summer Season 1961

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

see August for Harold Fielding Sunday Shows

Dickie Henderson
Beverley Sisters
The Three Monarchs

Promoter - Harold Fielding

"The Holiday Show"

Summer Season 1961

Brighton (Hippodrome)

Russ Conway
Brook Brothers
Alfred Marks
Janie Marden
Freddie Mills
Page & Bray
Al Redding
Pat Coombs
Two Heinkes

"The Summer Show of 1961"

Promoter - Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Great Yarmouth (Britannia Theatre)

Sunday shows commencing 5th July1961



 

Billy Fury
Joe Brown
Terry Dene
Tommy Bruce
Nelson Keene
Georgie Fame
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
Terry Hale
Dickie Loader

Promoter - Larry Parnes


Billy Fury - The Sunday Special

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Great Yarmouth (Royal Aquarium)

Emile Ford & The Checkmates
The Fordettes
Jimmy Lloyd
Medlock, Marlowe & Susan
Harry Bailey
Those Colleens
Joe Baker & Jack Douglas
The Dancing Starlets

"Startime"

Promoters - Tom Arnold & Bernard Delfont

Full copy of programme

Summer Season 1961

Great Yarmouth (Windmill Theatre)

opened June 26th for 14 weeks


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Tommy Steele
Frankie Howerd (The crazy man himself)
Barry Macdonald (Singing star of TV and radio)
Elizabeth & Collins (Knife throwing with a difference)
Jumpin' Jax (Trampoline antics)
The Dillionaires
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers (New sensational beat group)

Full copy of programme

July 1961

01 - Taunton (Gaumont)
02 - Torquay (Princess)
08 - Stoke (King's Hall)
09 - Morecambe (Winter Gardens)

 

The Shadows

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Peter Elliot
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
Red Price Combo
The Dale Sisters

MORECAMBE
Patti Brook (Britain's "Best chick")
Miki & Griff (Pye recording stars)
David Macbeth (Britain's young singing star)
Gordon Glenn (Ace accordionists)
Norman Vaughan (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of Morecambe programme

July 1961

03 - Southampton (Gaumont) - week
10 - Brighton  (Essoldo) - week
16 - Blackpool (Queens)
17 - Llandudno (Odeon) - week
23 - Scarborough (Futurist)
24 - Cleethorpes (ABC) - week
30 - Great Yarmouth
31 - Southend (Odeon) - week

August 1961

07 - Folkestone (Odeon) - week
14 - Margate - 2 weeks


 

Adam Faith
Jimmy James
The Honeys
Ballet Montmartre
Mack & Kirk
Larry Grayson (He's Priceless)
Lester Sharpe & Iris (It's Magic)
Marie de Vere Dancers
Red Price & His Orchestra

The above is the lineup at Southampton.
Karl Denver appeared in Blackpool on the 16th

Summer variety tour + Sunday concerts

Full copy of Southampton programme
Full copy of Folkestone programme
Full copy of Cleethorpes programme

July 1961

06 - Glasgow (Kelvin Arena)
15 - Prestatyn (Royal Lido)
22 - Buxton (Pavillion)

August 1961

12 - Barnolsdwick (Majestic)

Billy Fury

Ballroom tour

July 1961

09 - Great Yarmouth (Wellington Pier)
14 - Southsea (Savoy)
16 - Margate (Winter Gardens)
23 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
24 - Slough (Adelphi) - see below
26 - Norwich
27 - Newcastle
28 - Brighton (Aquarium)
30 - Bournemouth (see below)

Temperance Seven

Full copy of souvenir programme

see also October 1961

 

July 9th 1961

Blackpool (Queens)

Gene Vincent
The Brook Bros
Peter Elliott

Promoter - Arthur Howes

July 10th 1961

Bristol (Hippodrome) - week



Ticket - Bristol

Gene Vincent
Sounds Incorporated (Parlophone recording stars)
Elain Mansfield (Star of the Eric Delaney Band)
Cherry Wainer with Don Storer (South Africa's queen of the keyboard)
Garth Meade (South Africa's king of comedy)
Kenny Baker (Europe's top trumpeter)
Three Sonnets (Decca recording stars)
Alex Don & Mark Nichols (The impressionists)

Full copy of programme


 


Gene Vincent

July 1961

13 - Bedford (Granada)
14 - Maidstone (Granada) 
15 - Tooting (Granada) 
16 - Walthamstow (Granada) 

 

The Shadows
Helen Shapiro
Danny Williams
Patti Brooks
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
Dale Sisters
Tommy Sanderson & The Sandmen
George Martin (compere)


The Shadows

Full copy of Tooting programme

July 1961

22 - Hayes (Savoy)
29 - Clackton  (Essoldo)
30 - Worthing (Plaza)

The Shadows  
July 22nd 1961

Peterborough (Corn Exchange)

Laurie London
Tommy Sanderson & The Sandmen
 
July 24th 1961

Slough (Adelphi)

Helen Shapiro
Joe Brown
Bert Weedon
Temperance Seven
 
July 28th 1961

Bradford (Textile Ballroom)

Vince Eager

JITV Maintenance Company Dance

July 30th 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

The Temperance Seven
The Raindrops
Audrey Jeans
Don Lang
Ronnie Munro

Promoter - Harold Fielding

Full copy of programme

August 1961

01 - Watford
02 - Chelsea
03 - Hornsey
04 - Grimsby
05 - Hull
06 - Hasting (White Rock Pavilion)
08 - Wembley
09 - Oxford
11 - Crofton Park
12 - Norwich

Temperance Seven  
August 6th 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

Edmund Hockridge
The King Brothers
Kenny Baker
 
August 6th 1961

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Adam Faith
Red Price & His Group
The Brook Brothers
Maureen Evans
Mike Preston
Wilf Todd & His Trio

 

Full copy of programme
 

August 1961

07 - Chester (Royalty) - week
14 - Manchester (Palace) - week

Eden Kane

Southlanders (Chester)
Maureen Evan - The Viscounts (Manchester)

 
August 12th 1961

Liverpool (Aintree Institute)

every Saturday

The Beatles

Paul, John, George & Pete

August 13th 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

The Kaye Sisters
Ronnie Hilton
The Raindrops
 
 
August 13th 1961

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Cliff Richard  
August 13th 1961

Manchester (Palace) - 2 weeks

Karl Denver  
August 13th 1961
September 3rd 1961

Blackpool (Opera House)

Tommy Steele
Mike McKenzie (Recording pianist)
Harriott & Evans (Europe's greatest coloured entertainers)
Kenny Baker (Europe's top trumpet star)
The Springfields (Dynamic new vocal group)
Tony & Pauline Derrick (Melody for two)
The Concert Orchestra - Erik Ogden

Full copy of programme

August 20th 1961

Blackpool (Opera House)

Joe "Mr Piano" Henderson
Eddie Calvert
The Wiseguys
Ronnie Hilton
Valerie Masters

August 20th 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

Semprini
Kenny Baker
Harriott & Evans
 
August 20th 1961

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Tommy Steele
The Brooks Brothers
 
August 20th 1961

Torquay (Princess Theatre)



 

Adam Faith
Sheila Southern (Britain's Miss TV)
The Two Tones (from the famous Vernon Girls)
Red Price Combo (Masters of swing)
Danny Davis (Teenage singing personailty)
Cyril Raymond & the Theatre Orchestra
Billy Burden (compere)

Promoter - Bernard Delfont (Arthur Howes)


Full copy of programme

August 21st 1961

Chester (Royalty)

Helen Shapiro  
August 21st 1961

London (Prince of Wales) - Seven weeks

Sammy Davis Jr
Bob Melvin
Hal Loman Dancers

Clessa Wade
Gina Lemyou
Ellyn Brown
Nita Silber
James Brown
Peppi Borza
David Toguri
Alex Plasschaert

Promoters - Bernard Delfont & Will Mastin Trio

Full copy of programme

August 27th 1961

Blackpool (Opera House)

Alma Cogan
Rawicz & Landauer
Margo Henderson
Springfields
Kenny Baker

August 27th 1961

Bournemouth (Pavilion)

Edmund Hockridge
Eddie Calvert
 
 
August 27th 1961

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Mark Wynter
John Leyton
Eden Kane
Mike Preston
Red Price

"The Show of 1961"

August 27th 1961

Morecambe (Winter Gardens)

The Shadows  
August 27th 1961

Unknown venue (as above)

The John Barry Seven
The Brook Brothers
Danny Williams

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