Concerts & Package Tours : 1963  (November - December)

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November 1963

01 - Handsworth (Plaza)
02 - Prestatyn (Royal Lido)
03 - Southsea (Savoy)
04 - Reading (New Majestic)
05 - Kilburn (Gaumont State)
06 - Farnborough (Town Hall)
07 - Lowestoft (Royal Hotel)
08 - East Grinstead (Whitehall)
09 - Nelson (Imperial)
11 - Bridgwater (Town Hall)
12 - Cardiff (?)
13 - Hitchin (Hermitage)
15 - Dunstable (California)
16 - Boston (Gliderdome)
17 - Manchester (Princess)

Johnny Burnette
The Rebounds


1934 - 1964


Second and last UK tour
He died the following year

November 1963

01 - Cheltenham (Odeon)
02 - Sheffield (City Hall)
03 - Leeds (Odeon)
05 - Slough (Adelphi)
06 - Northampton (ABC)
07 - Dublin (Adelphi)
08 - Belfast (Ritz)
09 - East Ham (Granada)
10 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
13 - Plymouth (ABC)
14 - Exeter (ABC)
15 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
16 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
17 - Coventry (Theatre)
19 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
20 - Manchester (ABC)
21 - Carlisle (ABC)
22 - Stockton (Globe)
23 - Newcastle (City Hall)
24 - Hull (ABC)
26 - Cambridge (Regal)
27 - York (Rialto)
28 - Lincoln (ABC)
29 - Huddersfield (ABC)
30 - Sunderland (Empire)

December 1963

01 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
03 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
07 - Liverpool (Odeon)
08 - Lewisham (Odeon)
09 - Southend (Odeon)
10 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
11 - Scarborough (Futurist)
12 - Nottingham (Odeon)
13 - Southampton (Gaumont)

The Beatles
The Brook Brothers
The Kestrels
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
The Vernons Girls
Rhythm & Blues Quartet
Frank Berry (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes & Brian Epstein



Full copy of programme


Poster - Leeds


November 6th 1963

Leeds (Queens Hall)

Rolling Stones  
November 1963

07 - Dundee (Caird)
08 - Stirling
09 - Paisley (Town Hall)
10 - Ayr (Greens)

They were due to play in Glasgow on the 8th but it was cancelled due to riots at a previous Beatles Concert

 

Gerry & The Pacemakers
Cilla Black
Kathy Kirby
Tommy Quickly
Malcolm Clarke & The Cresters
Tommy Dene & The Tremors
Mark Peters & The Silhouettes

Full copy of programme

November 1963

08 - Halifax (Odeon)
09 - Bolton (Odeon)
10 - Liverpool (Empire)
11 - Cannock (Danilo)
12 - Tunbridge Wells (Essoldo)
13 - Brighton  (Essoldo)
14 - Kettering (Granada)
16 - Sheffield (City Hall)
17 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)


 

Freddie & The Dreamers
Dusty Springfield
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
The Searchers
Dave Berry & The Cruisers
Susan Singer
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoters - Kennedy Street Enterprises and Tito Burns

Full copy of programme

November 1963

09 - Edmonton (Regal)
10 - Woolwich (Granada)
11 - Harrow (Granada)
13 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)
14 - Kingston (Granada) - Gene Vincent
15 - Stockton (ABC)
16 - Brixton (Astoria)
17 - Southend (Odeon)

Little Richard injured his ankle and went home before the Kingston show.
Gene Vincent replaced him at Kingston (see below)
Jimmy Justice replaced him at Stockton and Southend


Little Richard
The Shirelles
Mickie Most
Flintstones
Roof-Raisers
The H-Fi's
Ray Cameron (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden


Full copy of programme

November 1963

10 - Peterborough (Embassy)
11 - Cambridge (ABC)
13 - York (Rialto)
15 - Croydon (ABC)
16 - Southampton (Gaumont)
19 - Nottingham (Odeon)
20 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
21 - Scarborough (Futurist)
22 - Sheffield (City Hall)
23 - Slough (Adelphi)
24 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
26 - Romford (Ritz)
27 - Kingston (ABC)
29 - Belfast (ABC)
30 - Blackpool (Opera House)

December 1963

01 - Liverpool (Empire)
04 - Exeter (ABC)
05 - Plymouth (ABC)
06 - Luton (ABC)
07 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
08 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
09 - Manchester (Plaza)
10 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
11 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
12 - Manchester (Apollo)
13 - Stockton (ABC)
14 - Leeds (Odeon)
15 - Hull (ABC)


 

Bobby Rydell
Helen Shapiro
Guest spot (see below)
The Spotnicks
The Chants
The Harlems
The Trebletones

Promoter : Arthur Howes

Guest spot - one of the following

Searchers
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
Heinz & The Saints
Fourmost
Hollies
The Dakotas
The Bachelors


 

Full copy of programme
 

November 1963

11 - Cannock (Danilo)
16 - City Hall (Sheffield)

Nationwide Tour

Freddie & The Dreamers
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
The Searchers
Tommy Roe
Dave Berry & The Cruisers
Susan Singer
Tony Marsh (compere)

November 11th 1963

Sunderland (Empire)

Lonnie Donegan
Miki & Griff
 
November 13th 1963

City Hall, Sheffield

Rolling Stones  
November 14th 1963

Kingston (Granada)

see above for the earlier part of the tour


 

Duane Eddy
Gene Vincent
The Shirelles
Carter Lewis & The Southerners
The Roofraisers
The Flintstones
Mickie Most
Ray Cameron (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden
 

Full copy of programme

November 1963

15 - Luton (Odeon)
16 - Streatham (Odeon)
17 - Romford (Odeon)
19 - Chelmsford (Odeon)
20 - Watford (Gaumont)
21 - Folkestone (Odeon)
22 - Southampton (Gaumont)
23 - Walthamstow (Granada)
24 - Nottingham (Theatre Royal)
26 - Halifax (Odeon)
27 - Stockton (Odeon)
28 - Southport (Odeon)
29 - Newcastle (Odeon)
30 - Sheffield (City Hall)

December 1963

01 - Brighton (Hippodrome)
03 - Greenford (Granada)
04 - Maidstone (Granada)
05 - Kettering (Granada)
06 - Kingston (Granada)
07 - Bolton (Odeon)
08 - Cardiff (Capitol)


Billy J. Kramer
The Dakotas
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
The Caravelles (except when replaced by Cilla Black)
Cilla Black (23, 3,4,5,6)
The Fourmost
Houston Wells
Tommy Quickly
The Marauders
Ted King (compere)

"The Billy J. Kramer Pop Parade"

Promoter - Brian Epstein (NEMS Enterprises)


Full copy of programme

November 1963

20 - Sheffield (City Hall)
21 - Croydon (Fairfield Hall)
22 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
23 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
24 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
25 - Luton (Odeon)
26 - Liverpool (Odeon)
27 - Leeds (Odeon)
28 - Manchester (Odeon)
29 - Birmingham (Odeon)
30 - Glasgow (Odeon)

 

Gary "US" Bonds was added to the tour because of poor ticket sales

 


 

Duane Eddy
The Shirelles
Gene Vincent
Gary 'US' Bonds (Leicester onwards)
Carter-Lewis & The Southerners
Mickie Most
Flintstones
Roof-Raisers
Ray Cameron (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden

A continuation of the earlier tour
 

November 21st 1963

Paisley (Town Hall)

The Searchers
Tony Holland & The Packabeats
The Fortunes
Johnny Hudson & The Teenbeat Showband
The Cliftones

November 22nd 1963

Beatles

With The Beatles

Parlophone : PMC 1206 & PCS3045

It Won't Be Long
All I've Got To Do
All My Loving
Don't Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You (From The Music Man)
Please Mister Postman (Marvelettes)

Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
Hold Me Tight
You Really Got A Hold On Me (MIracles)
I Wanna Be Your Man
Devil In Her Heart (Donays)
Not A Second Time
Money (Barratt Strong)

 

November 29th 1963

London (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Adam Faith
Larry Adler
Annie Ross
Jackie Trent
Midnight matinee to raise funds for the Africa Bureau
December 4th 1963

Bradford (Majestic Ballroom)

Freddie & The Dreamers  
December 4th 1963

Doncaster (The Baths)

Rolling Stones  
December 1963

06 - Romford (Odeon)
07 - Croydon (Fairfield Halls)
08 - Reading (Olympia Ballroom)
08 - Watford (Gaumont)
 

Gerry & The Pacemakers
Original Checkmates
Rolling Stones
Searchers (Watford only)
Overlanders
Pete McClaine & The Clan
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers (some dates)
Tony Brandon (compere)

Promoter - John Smith

December 9th 1963

Oxford (New Theatre) - week

Adam Faith
The Roulettes (Parlophone recording group)
Jackie Trent (Television and Pye recording star)
Jimmy James assisted by Hutton Conyers & Dick Carlton
Paul Andrews (Creating an impression)
Dave Reid (New style comedian)
McAndrews & Mills (Television dance stylists)

 

Full copy of programme

December 11th 1963 

Bradford (Kings & Queens Hall)

Rolling Stones
Mike Sagar & The Tornados
Art Tilburn All Stars

"The Bradford Arts Ball"

December 11th 1963

Scarborough (Futurist)

The Beatles

December 20th 1963 NME Poll winners

Full size copy of results

December 1963

21 - Gaumont (Bradford)
22 - Liverpool (Empire)



The Beatles (25)
Rolf Harris (15)
Cilla Black (9)
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas (22)
The Fourmost (14)
Tommy Quickly (8)
The Barron Knights (6 & 6)

Figures in brackets are the duration of each act (at the Astoria)

Ticket : 8/6 and 15/-
Two performances

Set List

Roll Over Beethoven
All My Loving
This Boy
I Wanna Be Your Man
She Loves You
'Till There Was You
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Money
Twist & Shout

 

First of two northern previews of the Christmas Show that was on at the Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London - see below

 

 

December 22nd 1963

TV

"Thank Your Lucky Stars" ticket

Alpha Television Studios
Aston, Birmingham

December 1963

Finsbury Park Astoria

24th December 1963 to 11th January 1964

 

The Beatles
Rolf Harris
Cilla Black
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas (22)
The Fourmost
Tommy Quickly
The Barron Knights

"The Beatles Christmas Show"

Promoter - Brian Epstein


Full copy of programme

December 1963

23 - Stockton (Globe)

January 1964

06 - Hull (ABC)

Lonnie Donegan
Clark Brothers
The Kestrels
Patti Brook
Norman Collier
Eight Party Belles
Denny Wright
Peter Huggett
Pete Appleby
Frank Berry

"Lonnie's Christmas Party"

 

December 1963

Pantomime Season

Birmingham (Hippodrome)

Frankie Vaughan
The Three Monarchs
Betty Fox Babes
Bill Shepherd Singers
The Hippodrome Dancers
George Moon
Dorothy Dampier
Stanley Platts
Pamela Charles
Herbert Hare
Ken Jonnart

"Puss In Boots"

Promoters - Tom Arnold, Bernard Delfont & Emile Littler

Full copy of programme
 

December 1963

Pantomime Season

Shrewsbury (Granada)

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers
Maureen Evans
George Bolton
Lettie Laughton

"Aladdin"

Promoters - Joe Collins & George Cooper Organisation

Full copy of programme

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Concerts & Package Tours : 1963  (November - December)

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