Concerts & Package Tours : 1963  (March - April)

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March 1963

08 - Bristol
09 - Bournemouth
10 - Southend (Odeon)
15 - Hanley
16 - Mancheste
17 - Coventry
22 - Cardiff
23 - Portsmouth
24 - Worcester
30 - Sheffield (City Hall)
31 - Newcastle (City Hall)

April 1963

06 - Blackpool
07 - Liverpool
12 - London (Palladium)
13 - Croydon
14 - Leicester
19 - Birmingham
20 - Gaumont (Bradford)
21 - Stockton
24 - Cardiff (Capitol) ?

Shirley Bassey
Matt Monro
Woolf Phillips & His Orchestra

Promoter : William Victor Productions


T&A Advert

Full copy of Programme (Flickr)
 

March 8th 1963

Harrogate (Royal Hall)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

The Beatles
Barry Corbett & The Mustangs
The Chinchillas & The Apaches
Ricky Fenton

March 1963

08 - East Ham (Granada)
10 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
12 - Bedford (Granada)
13 - York (Rialto)
14 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
15 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
16 - Sheffield (City Hall)
17 - Peterborough (Embassy)
18 - Gloucester (ABC)
19 - Cambridge (ABC)
20 - Romford (Ritz)
21 - Croydon (ABC)
22 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
23 - Newcastle (City Hall)
24 - Liverpool (Empire)
26 - Mansfield )Granada)
27 - Northampton (ABC)
28 - Exeter (ABC)
29 - Lewisham (Odeon)
30 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
31 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)

Chris Montez
Tommy Roe
Beatles
Viscounts
Terry Young Six
Debbie Lee
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes





Full copy of programme (Flickr)





 

March 1963

10 - Coventry (Theatre)
17 - Kingston (ABC)
23 - Brighton (Hippodrome)
24 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
30 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)
31 - Bristol (Colston Hall)

April 1963

02 - Manchester (Ardwick Apollo)
03 - Huddersfield (ABC)
04 - Stockton (Globe)
05 - Sheffield (City Hall)
06 - Bradford (Gaumont)

 

Frank Ifield
Maureen Evans or The Dallas Boys
The Lana Sisters
Arthur Worsley (with Charlie Brown)
George Meaton (some dates)
Tommy Wallis & Beryl
The Johnny Hawkins Four
Ted Rogers (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes

Full copy of Maureen Evans programme (Flickr)

Full copy of Dallas Boys programme (Flickr)

March 1963

11 - Cardiff (Capitol)
12 - Worcester (Gaumont)
13 - Brighton (Hippodrome)
14 - Harlow (Granada)
15 - Woolwich (Granada)
16 - Walthamstow (Granada)
17 - Newcastle (City Hall)
18 - Sheffield (City Hall)
19 - Liverpool (Odeon)
20 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
21 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
22 - Kingston (Granada)
23 - Slough (Adelphi)
24 - Coventry (Theatre)
25 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
26 - Belfast (Kings Hall)
29 - Manchester (Odeon)
30 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
31 - Tooting (Granada)

Brenda Lee
Mike Berry & The Outlaws or Bert Weedon
Tony Sheridan
The Bachelors
Steve Perry
Sounds Incorporated
Bob Bain (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden


 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Full copy of Bert Weedon programme (Flickr)


Brenda Lee (front cover)

Brenda Lee (Granada front cover)

March 14th 1963

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Reflecting radio's most popular Programmes

Saturday Club
Easy Beat
Parade Of The Pops
Go Man Go

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Helen Shapiro
Danny Williams
Craig Douglas
Mark Wynter
Clinton Ford
Vince Hill
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
The Brook Brothers
Acker Bilk & His Pramount Jazz Band
Maureen Evans
Russ Sainty
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
The Karl Denver Trio
Bob Miller & The Millermen
David Ede & The Rabin Band
Brian Matthew (compere)
Denny Piercy (compere)

"Top Of The Pops"

March 1963

16 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
17 - Derby (Gaumont)
18 - Maidstone (Granada)
20 - Aylesbury (Granada)
21 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
22 - Plymouth (ABC)


 

Helen Shapiro
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Danny Williams
The Kestrels
The Red Price Band
The Honeys
Dave Allen (compere)


Full copy of Granada programme (Flickr)

Full copy of non-Granada programme (Flickr)

 

March 24th 1963

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Brook Brothers
Alma Cogan
Carol Deene
Adam Faith & The Roulettes
Julie Grant
Des Lane
Mike Sarne
Helen Shapiro
Marty Wilde
Danny Williams
Mark Wynter
David Jacobs (Compere)

Producer - Johnnie Stewart
Musical Directors - Ron Goodwin, Tony Osborne, Norrie Paramor, Bob Sharples

"Record Star Show"

Daily Express & The Stars Organisation For Spastics


 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

March 1963

24 - Southport (Odeon)
29 - Nottingham (Albert Hall)
30 - Sunderland (Odeon)
31 - Blackburn (King George's Hall)

John Leyton
Gene Vincent
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Patti Brook
Johnny Temple
Sammy King & The Voltairs
Ray Peters (compere)

Promoter : Bernard Hinchcliffe

 

 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

March 26th 1963

26 - Scarborough (Futurist)
27 - York (Mecca Casino)

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers
Eden Kane
Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Susan Maughan
The Tornados
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers
Jess Conrad
The Chessmen
"The Stage" - 10th January 1963

"The Stage" - 31st January 1963

March 22nd 1963

Beatles

Please Please Me

Parlophone PMC 1202 & PCS 3042

I Saw Her Standing There
Misery
Anna (Arthur Alexander)
Chains (Cookies)
Boys (Shirelles)
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me

Love Me Do
PS I Love You
Baby It's You (Shirelles)
Do You Want To Know A Secret
A Taste Of Honey (Various Artists)
There's A Place
Twist & Shout (Isley Brothers)

Highest Position : 1

Weeks in chart : 70

April 1st 1963

Newcastle (Empire)

Joe Brown  
April 1963

01 - Liverpool (Empire) - week
08 - London (Palladium) - five weeks

May 1963

14 - Leeds (Odeon)
15 - Glasgow (Odeon)
17 - Brighton (Hippodrome) - two nights
19 - London (Talk Of The Town)

Full copy of Palladium programme (Flickr)

Sammy Davis Jr
Pat Henry (Humorist from the USA)
Augie & Margo (Modern dance stylists)
Five Dallas Boys (Britain's Top Vocal Group
London Palladium Orchestra - Billy Ternent

Promoters - Leslie A. MacDonnell & Bernard Delfont

April 1963

07 - Leeds (Odeon)
13 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
14 - Blackpool (Queen's)

Adam Faith

 

April 1963

08 - West Bromwich (Atlas)
09 - Southall (Bottwell House)
10 - Farnborough (Town Hall)
11 - Birmingham & Oldhill (Plaza)
12 - Nelson (Imperial)
13 - Chelmsford (Corn Exchange)
15 - Oxford (Town Hall)

Chris Montez
The Eagles
 
April 12th 1963

Leeds (Queens Hall)

"All Night Ball"

Joe Brown & His Bruvvers
Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Clinton Ford
Terry Lightfoot & His Jazzmen
Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents
Voltairs with Sammy King ("North's Top Group" finalists)

Buffet bar - Bacon & egg breakfasts

Promoter - Bernard Hinchcliffe

April 1963

13 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
15- London (Festival Hall)
16 - Birmingham (City Hall)
18 - London (Hilton Hotel) - gala opening
21- Hammersmith (Odeon)

 

 

Kingston Trio
Temperance Seven (Manchester)
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen (Other dates)

Promoters - Harold Davison & Norman Granz


 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 1963

07 - Worcester (Gaumont)
08 - Woolwich (Granada)
09 - Grantham (Granada)
10 - York (Rialto)
13 - Newcastle (City Hall)
15 - Scarborough (Futurist)
16 - Cambridge (ABC)
17 - Lincoln (ABC)
18 - Hull (ABC)
19 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
20 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
21 - Liverpool (Empire)
23 - Dover (Gaumont)
24 - Exeter (Gaumont)
25 - East Ham (Granada)
26 - Northampton (ABC)
27 - Sheffield (City Hall)


 

Paul & Paula
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Jimmy Justice
Terry Young
Patti Brook
The Terry Young Six
Joe Black (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes


Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 1963

18 - London (Royal Albert Hall)
19 - Taunton (???)
20 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
21 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
22 - Norwich (Theatre Royal)
23 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
24 - York (Rialto)
25 - Manchester (Odeon)
26 - Newcastle (Odeon)
27 - Bradford (Gaumont)
28 - Liverpool (Empire)
29 - Stoke (Essoldo)
30 - Hammersmith (Odeon)

May 1963

02 - Wolverhampton (Civic Hall)
03 - Kingston (Granada)
04 - Tooting (Granada)
05 - Walthamstow (Granada)
07 - Bedford (Granada)
08 - Woolwich (Granada)
09 - Brighton (Essoldo)
10 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
11 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)
12 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
13 - East Grinstead (Whitehall)
15 - Kilburn (Gaumont State)

see separate entry for 15th May 1963
 

Del Shannon
Johnny Tillotson
The Springfields
Kenny Lynch
Peppi
The Eagles
Jerry Stevens (compere)

Promoter - Tito Burns

Full copy of Granada programme (Flickr)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 1963

20 - Bradford (Gaumont)
21 - Stockton (Globe)

 

 

Shirley Bassey
Matt Monro
Woolf Phillips & His Concert Orchestra

Promoter - William Victor Productions

Bradford was a charity concert organised by Bradford Lions

April 21st 1963

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

NME Poll Winners Concert


April 1963

21 - Dartford (Granada)
22 - Shrewsbury (Granada)
23 - Kettering (Granada)
24 - Maidstone (Granada)
25 - East Ham (Granada)
26 - Harrow (Granada)
27 - Slough (Granada)

Joe Brown
Marty Wilde
Rolf Harris
Duffy Power
 
April 1963

20 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
22- Croydon (ABC)
23 - Derby (Gaumont)
24 - St. Albans (Gaumont)
25 - Bournemouth (Gaumont)
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May 1963

04 - Worcester (Gaumont)
05 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)

Billy Fury
The Tornados
Mike Preston
Dickie Pride
Mike & Tony Nevitt
The Echoes
Larry Burns (compere)

"An Evening With Billy Fury"

Promoter - Larry Parnes


Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 25th 1963

Croydon (Fairfield Hall)

The Beatles
Gerry & The Pacemakers
The Big Three
Billy Kramer (sic) & The Dakotas
Vic Sutcliffe (compere)

"Mersey Beat Show Case"

Promoter - John Smith

This was booked in January before "Please Please Me" was released
The other artists weren't well known either. The promoter was concerned that the line up of virtual unknowns wouldn't fill the theatre so John Leyton was added to top the bill

Leyton was ill on the day of the concert and could not appear - When notices were posted outside to this effect the crowd cheered

Photos etc from the concert

April 1963

28 - Brighton (Essoldo)
29 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
30 - Rochester (Gaumont)

May 1963

01 - Southend (Odeon)
02 - Tunbridge Wells (Essoldo)
03 - Romford (Odeon)
04 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
05 - Watford (Gaumont)
06 - Cheltenham (Odeon)
07 - Cardiff (Capitol)
08 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
09 - Wakefield (Regal)
10 - Manchester (Odeon)
11 - Blackpool (Opera House)
12 - Liverpool (Empire)
13 - Bradford (Gaumont)
14 - Derby (Gaumont)
15 - Greenford (Granada)
16 - Norwich (Theatre Royal)
17 - Edmonton (Granada)
18 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Concert dates supplied by Len Ford of the Hi-Fi's

Nationwide tour

The tour also played "Sunday Specials"

see below

John Leyton
Mike Sarne (28th April - 8th May)
The Four Seasons (9th May - 15th May)
Mike Berry
The Innocents (see below)
Billie Davis
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
Duffy Power
Billy Doyle
Don Spencer
Bick Ford
The X-L Five
The Hi-Fi's (see below)

"All Stars '63"

The Four Seasons were backed by The Innocents who were augmented by the Hi-Fi's pianist (information supplied by Roger Brown)

The Innocents : Roger Brown, David Brown, Don Groom & Colin Giffin

The Innocents Press Release

The Hi-Fi's were not credited but backed  Billy Boyle, Grazina Frame. Duffy Power, Bick Ford and Don Spencer.

The Hi-Fi's : Brian Bennett - Malcolm (Mel) Wright - Len Ford - Tony Sharron (aka Busson)

The above information was supplied by Len Ford of The Hi-Fi's

The Hi-Fi's

Promoter - Robert Stigwood

Full copy of programme (Flickr)


 

John Leyton
Mike Sarne
Mike Berry
Billie Davis
Grazina
The Innocents
Don Spencer
Billy Boyle (compere)

Promoter - Robert Stigwood

 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

 

April 28th 1963

Blackpool (Opera House)

Sammy Davis Jnr
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Kathy Kirby
Hedley Ward Trio
London Palladium Orchestra - Billy Ternent

C.A.D.S. Charity Show

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 29th 1963

Bradford (Alhambra)

Russ Conway
Mike and Bernie Winters
Peter Crawford Trio

 

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