Concerts & Package Tours : 1961  (March - April)

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March 1961

03 - Stockton (Globe)
04 - Walthamstow (Granada)
05 - Liverpool (Empire)


Granada Programme

Bobby Rydell
Jess Conrad
Brook Brothers
The Four Jays
The Hunters
The Three Belles
Red Price Combo
Jack Good (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes


 

Full copy of Walthamstow programme

Full copy of Liverpool programme


Bobby Rydell - Jess Conrad
Liverpool programme

March 5th 1961

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

"The NME 1960-61 Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert"

Full copy of programme

Artists appearing :-

Adam Faith
Alma Cogan
Bert Weedon
Billy Fury
Bob Miller & The Millermen
Cliff Richard
Connie Francis
Emile Ford & The Checkmates
Jerry Lordan
The John Barry Seven
The King Brothers
Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
Mark Wynter
The Mudlarks
Russ Conway
The Shadows
Ted Heath & His Music
David Jacobs (compere)

March 12th 1961

Bradford (Gaumont Ballroom)

Dickie Pride

March 1961

13 - Glasgow (Empire) - week
27 - Newcastle (Empire) - week

Emile Ford & The Checkmates  
March 12th 1961

Bristol (Colston Hall)

Could be part of a tour


Adam Faith (Programme cover version 1)



 

Adam Faith
The John Barry Seven
Gerry Dorsey
Johnny Le Roy
The Honeys
Chris Carlsen (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes


Adam Faith (Programme cover version 2)

Full copy of programme



Different version of programme

March 1961

18 - Gloucester (ABC)
19 - Peterborough (ABC)
20 - Maidstone (Granada)
21 - East Ham (Granada)
22 - Chesterfield (Regal)
23 - Hull (Regal/ABC)
24 - Cambridge (Regal)
25 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
27 - Watford (Gaumont)
28 - Bedford (Granada)
29 - Southall (Dominion)

Adam Faith
John Barry Seven
Gerry Dorsey (New-style comedian)
The Honeys (Television's glamorous trio)
Johnny Leroy (New recording star)
Chris Carlsen (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of Granada programme

March 1961

18 - Plymouth (Odeon)
19 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
20 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
21 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
22 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
23 - Sunderland (Odeon)
24 - Derby (Gaumont)
25 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens Pavilion)
26 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)

Frankie Vaughan
Billy Ternent Band
Harry Worth
Tony Fayne
The Tracy Sisters

Promoter - Arthur Kimbrell

March 23rd 1961

Bradford (Majestic Ballroom)

Nero & The Gladiators
Danny Rivers

March 26th 1961

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

Presented by the Daily Express
in association with
The Stars Organisation For Spastics

"Record Star Show"

Musical Directors -

Ron Goodwin
Norrie Paramor
Bob Sharples
Cyril Stapleton
Woolf Phillips

The Allisons
The John Barry Seven
Mr. Acker Bilk & His Band
Eve Boswell
Tommy Bruce
Alma Cogan
Russ Conway
Adam Faith
The King Brothers
Gary Miller
Matt Monro
The Mudlarks
Joan Regan
Ricky Valance
Bert Weedon
David Jacobs (compere)

Part copy of programme

April 1st 1961

TV


 

"Thank Your Lucky Stars" - ITV

Original presenter of the show was Pete Murray. Brian Matthews is the presenter most associated with the programme. Had first network broadcast of both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The record review spot introduced Janice "Oi'll Give It Foive" Nicholls

Last show 25th June 1966

 

Full listing of all shows
Janice Nicholls website
Sixties City

April 1961

02 - Blackpool (Queens)
09 - Derby (Gaumont)

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

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme

April 2nd 1961

London (Wembley Pool)

Daily Express - S.O.S Charity Show

"Stars Organisation For Spastics"

"The Stage" review

Artists appearing in alphabetical order

Acker Bilk
Adam Faith
Allisons
Alma Cogan
Bert Weedon
Cyril Stapleton Orchestra
David Jacobs (compere)
Eve Boswell
Gary Miller
George Chisholm & The Jazzers
Joan Reagan
John Barry Seven
King Brothers
Matt Monro
Mudlarks
Ricky Valance
Russ Conway
Tommy Bruce

 

April  2nd 1961

Bradford (Gaumont)

Ricky Valance (may not have appeared - see above)
Screaming Lord Sutch

April 1961

02 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
04 - Taunton (Gaumont)
05 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
06 - Worcester (Gaumont)
07 - Romford (Odeon)
08 - Southampton (Gaumont)
09 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
11 - Sheffield (City Hall)
12 - Hanley (Gaumont)
13 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
14 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
19 - Birmingham (City Hall)
20 - Derby (Gaumont)
21 - Manchester (Odeon)
22 - Newcastle (Odeon)

 

The Allisons
Mike Preston
Ronnie Carroll
Rhet Stoller & The Strangers
The Krew Kats
The Hunters
Michael Hill
Dave Sampson
Dave Reid (compere)

Promoter - Joe Collins

 

Full version of programme

April 1961

03 - Stockton (Globe) - week
10 - Bedford (Granada) - week


 

Full copy of Bedford programme

Full copy of Stockton programme

Tommy Steele
The Five Dallas Boys
Baker & Douglas (TV's craziest comedy team)
Les Brazilianos (Carnival in Mexico)
Joe Church (Compere)
The Five Dallas Boys

April 3rd 1961

Belfast (Empire)

Laurie London (Parlophone recorsing star)
Billy Raymond (Star of "Spot The Tune"
Joan Hinde (Britain's ace trumpeter)
The Croft Twins (Harmony with glamour)
Eddie Davis & Charlie Grey (Just crazy)
Alex Don & Nichol (Scotland's sons of fun)
The Duke Sisters (Stepping out)

Full copy of programme
 

April 8th 1961

London (Royal Albert Hall)


 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Lonnie Donegan
The Rabin Band directed by David Ede with Barbara Kay, Colin Day & Ray Pilgrim
Terry Lightfoot & His New Orleans Jazzmen
The Eric Delaney Band
Lyn Cornell
Frank Ifield
Dick Jordan
Don Lang
Lorie Mann
Valerie Masters
Julie Rayne
Brian Matthew (compere)

"BBC Beat Shows 1961"

Full copy of programme

 

April 1961

09 - Liverpool (Empire)
10 - Manchester (Apollo)
11 - ABC (Hull)
12 - Newcastle (City Hall)
13 - Nottingham (Odeon)
14 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
15 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
16 - Plymouth (Odeon)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
The Brook Brothers or The Nevitt Brothers
Patti Brooks
The Wiseguys
The Maybells (some dates)
The Sonnnettes
Norman Vaughan

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of programme

April 1961

09 - Colchester (Regal)
10 - Dover (ABC)
11 - Northampton (Regal)
12 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
14 - Wigan (Ritz)
15 - York (Rialto)
16 - Southampton (Gaumont)
17 - Gloucester (ABC)
19 - Lincoln (Savoy)
20 - Chesterfield (Regal)
21 - Huddersfield (Ritz)
22 - Cleethorpes (ABC)
23 - Peterborough (Embassy)

Jess Conrad
Matt Monro or The Mudlarks
Lyn Cornell
Group One
The Red Price Combo
Dean Rogers
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of Mudlarks programme
Full copy of Matt Monro programme

April 1961

22 - Guildford (Odeon)
23 - Slough (Granada)

The Shadows
Frank Ifield
Patti Brooks
The Wiseguys

Promoter - Arthur Howes

April 22nd 1961

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Adam Faith
Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band

plus stars from "Parade Of The Pops". "Easy Beat" and "Jazz Club"

"The Second BBC Beat Show of 1961"

April 26th 1961

Bedford (Granada)

Matt Monro
The Mudlarks
Frankie Howerd

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April 1961

29 - Watford (Gaumont)
30 - Salisbury (Gaumont) 

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Patti Brook
Red Price Combo
The Nevitt Brothers
 

April 1961

30 - Bradford (Gaumont Ballroom)

May 1961

01 - Hull (Majestic)
02 - Blyth (Roxy)
03 - Loughborough (Essoldo)
04 - Darlington (Majestic)
05 - Harrogate (Royal Hall)
06 - Stoke (King's Hall)
07 - Guildford (Plaza)
08 - Belfast (Opera House) - 6 nights
15 - Reading (New Majestic)
16 - Kilburn (Gaumont State)
17 - Ilkeston (Cooperative Hall)
18 - Chester (Majestic)
19 - Yeadon (Town Hall)
20 - Ebbw Vale (?)

Gene Vincent
Sounds Incorporated

Promoter : Don Arden

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