Concerts & Package Tours : 1963  (September - October)

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September 1st 1963

Blackpool (Opera House)

Russ Conway

"Sunday Night at the Blackpool Opera House"

Promoter - Harold Fielding

 
September 1st 1963

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Shirley Bassey  
September 1963

04 - Worcester (Gaumont)
05 - Taunton (Gaumont)
06 - Luton (Odeon)
07 - Croydon (Fairfield Hall)


 

The Beatles
The Fourmost (4th, 5th, 6th)
Patrick Dane's Quiet Five (7th)
Rockin' Henri & The Hayseeds
Mike Berry & The Innocents
Ian Crawford & The Boomerangs
Ted King (compere)

Promoter - John Smith


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September 7th 1963

Victoria Hall, Keighley

Freddie & The Dreamers

September 8th 1963

Blackpool (ABC)

The Beatles
Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas
The Countrymen
Jack Douglas
Lee Leslie
Terry Young
Sons Of The Piltdown Men

September 8th 1963

Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)

Shirley Bassey  
September 9th 1963

London (Talk Of The Town) - eight weeks

Shirley Bassey  
September 12th 1963

Mecca, Bradford

Searchers

September 1963

13 - Cambridge (ABC)
14 - Bedford (Granada)
15 - Colchester (Odeon)
16 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
17 - Cleethorpes (ABC)
18 - Carlisle (ABC)
19 - Chesterfield (ABC)
20 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
21 - Worcester (Gaumont)
22 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
24 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
25 - Gloucester (ABC)
26 - Shrewsbury (Granada)
27 - Wakefield (ABC)
28 - Mansfield (Granada)
29 - Peterborough (Embassy)

October 1963

01 - Dartford (Granada)
02 - York (Rialto)
04 - Blackpool (Winter Gardens)
05 - Taunton (Gaumont)
06 - Liverpool (Empire)

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Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
Tommy Roe
The Fourmost
Tommy Quickly
Heinz & The Saints
The Dennisons
Johnny Sandon & The Remo Four
Chris Carlsen (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes


September 1963

14 - Walthamstow (Granada)
15 - Hanley (Gaumont)
16 - Southampton (Gaumont)
17 - Tooting (Granada)
18 - York (Rialto)
19 - Nottingham (Odeon)
20 - Glasgow (Odeon)
21 - Sheffield (City Hall)
22 - Liverpool (Empire)
23 - Manchester (Odeon)
25 - Harrow (Granada)
26 - East Ham (Granada)
27 - Kingston (Granada)
28 - Slough (Adelphi)
29 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
30 - Birmingham (Odeon)

October 1963

01 - Rochester (Gaumont)
02 - Bedford (Granada)
03 - Leeds (Odeon)
04 - Scarborough (Futurist)
05 - Newcastle (City Hall)
06 - Blackburn (King George's Hall)

Roy Orbison
Searchers
Freddie & The Dreamers
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
Bob Luman
Cherry Roland
Gary & Lee
Sons Of The Piltdown Men
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter : Peter Walsh



 

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September 26th 1963

Bradford (Mojo Club)

  Opening night at the Market Tavern
September 1963

29 - London (New Victoria)

October 1963

01 - Streatham (Odeon)
02 - Edmonton (Regal)
03 - Southend (Odeon)
04 - Guildford (Odeon)
05 - Watford (Gaumont)
06 - Cardiff (Capitol)
08 - Cheltenham (Odeon)
09 - Worcester (Gaumont)
10 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
11 - Derby (Gaumont)
12 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
13 - Liverpool (Odeon)
16 - Manchester (Odeon)
17 - Glasgow (Odeon)
18 - Newcastle (Odeon)
19 - Bradford (Gaumont)
20 - Hanley (Gaumont)
22 - Sheffield (Gaumont)
23 - Nottingham (Odeon)
24 - Birmingham (Odeon)
25 - Taunton (Gaumont)
26 - Bournemouth (Gaumont)
27 - Salisbury (Gaumont)
28 - East Ham (Granada)
29 - Southampton (Gaumont)
30 - St. Albans (Odeon)
31 - Lewisham (Odeon)

November 1963

01 - Rochester (Odeon)
02 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
03 - Hammersmith (Odeon)


 

Everly Brothers
Bo Diddley
Little Richard (joined the tour at Watford)
Rolling Stones
Julie Grant
Mickie Most
The Flintstones
Bob Bain (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden



 





 



Full copy of Bo Diddley programme

Full copy of Bo Diddley & Little Richard programme

 

 

October 1963

04 - Lewisham (Odeon)
05 - Southampton (Gaumont)
06 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
07 - Walthamstow (Granada)
08 - Huddersfield (Apollo)
09 - Manchester (Apollo)
11 - Belfast (Adelphi)
12 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
13 - Coventry (Theater)
15 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
16 - York (Rialto)
17 - Bolton (Odeon)
18 - Leeds (Odeon)
19 - Sheffield (City Hall)
20 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
21 - Slough (Adelphi)
23 - Harrow (Granada)
24 - Kingston (Granada)
25 - Woolwich (Granada)
26 - Colchester (Odeon)
27 - Luton (ABC)
29 - Maidstone (Granada)
30 - Croydon (ABC)
31 - Cambridge (ABC)

November 1963

01 - Lincoln (Empire)
02 - Sunderland (Empire)
03 - Liverpool (Empire)
 

 

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Gerry & The Pacemakers
Del Shannon
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
The Bachelors
Duffy Power
Cilla Black
Bryan Burdon
Blue Diamonds

Promoter : Arthur Howes



 





October 1963

04 - Croydon (ABC)
05 - Brighton (Essoldo)
06 - Plymouth (ABC)
07 - Exeter (ABC)
08 - Southampton (ABC)
09 - Hastings (ABC)
10 - Dover (ABC)
11 - Bexley-Heath (ABC)
12 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
13 - Cambridge (Regal)
14 - Northamton (ABC)
15 - Chesterfield (ABC)
16 - Lincoln (ABC)
17 - Cleethorpes (ABC)
18 - Hull (ABC)
19 - Scarborough (Futurist)
20 - Stockton (Globe)
26 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
27 - Carlisle (ABC)
28 - Huddersfield (ABC)
29 - Ardwick (ABC)
30 - Gloucester (ABC)
31 - Romford (ABC)

November 1963

01 - Kingston (ABC)
02 - Walthamstow (Granada)
03 - Coventry (Theatre)
04 - Wolverhampton (Rank)
05 - Wolverhampton (Rank)
06 - Southend (Rank)
07 - Tooting (Granada)
08 - Cardiff (Rank)
09 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
10 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
15 - Shrewsbury (Granada)
16 - Blackpool (Opera House)
17 - Liverpool (Empire)
18 - Bradford (Gaumont)
19 - Sunderland (Rank)
20 - York (Rialto)
21 - Sheffield (Odeon)
22 - Derby (Rank)
23 - Hanley (Rank)
24 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
25 - Worcester (Rank)
26 - Cheltenham (Rank)
27 - Taunton (Rank)
28 - St. Albans (Rank)
29 - Guildford (Rank)
30 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)

December 1963

01 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
07 - Norwich (Theatre Royal)
08 - Rochester (Odeon)
09 - Colchester (Odeon)
10 - Harrow (Granada)
11 - Bedford (Granada)
12 - Mansfield (Granada)
13 - Sutton (Granada)
14 - Slough (Adelphi)
15 - Woolwich (Granada)
16 - Edmonton (Granada)

Billy Fury
Joe Brown
Karl Denver Trio
The Tornados
Marty Wilde
Daryl Quist
Dickie Pride
The Ramblers
Larry Burns (compere)

Freddie & The Dreamers replaced Joe Brown at some of the October
and December concerts (see NME announcement)

Promoter : Larry Parnes

 


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Full copy of Freddie & The Dreamers programme
 

 

October 1963

07 - Reading (Olympia)
08 - Trowbridge (Gaumont)
09 - Luton (Odeon)
10 - Romford (Odeon)
11 - Croydon (Fairfield Halls)
12 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)
13 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
14 - Newport (Majestic)
15 - Kilburn (Gaumont State)
16 - Farnborough (Town Hall)
17 - Salisbury (City Hall)
18 - East Grinstead (Whitehall)
19 - Handsworth (Plaza)
20 - Southsea (Savoy)
21 - Bath (Pavilion)
22 - Middlesbrough (Astoria)

Some of the later dates were part of a ballroom tour without the other acts


 

 

Tommy Roe
Freddie & The Dreamers
The Searchers
Ian Crawford & The Boomerangs
Rob Charles Combo
Patrick Dane & The Quiet Five (Croydon, Cardiff, Bournemouth only)
Ted King (compere)

Promoter : John Smith


 

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October 9th 1963

Bradford (Majestic Ballroom)

The Hollies
Shane Fenton & The Fentones
Frank Kelly & The Hunters
The Marauders

October 15th 1963

Hull (City Hall)

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Heinz
Rolling Stones
 

October 16th 1963

Bradford (St George's Hall)

John Leyton
Heinz
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
The Saints
Sammy King & The Voltaires
Mike Sagar & The Tornados
Plus Four
Garth Cawood (compere)

 

October 1963

19 - Grantham (Granada)
20 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
21 - Mansfield (Granada)
22 - Kettering (Granada)
23 - Bedford (Granada)
24 - AylesburyV
25 - Greenford (Granada)
27 - Dartford (Granada)
28 - Edmonton (Granada)
29 - Rugby (Granada)
30 - Haslemere (Rex)
31 - Scunthorpe (Baths)

November 1963

01 - Leyton (Baths)
02 - Malvern (Winter Gardens)
03 - Manchester (Top Ten)

Dee Dee Sharp
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Heinz
Other acts varied but included
Joe Brown
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Vince Eager
Big Three (all except 27,28,29)
Caravelles (20, 27,28,29)
Lee Curtis & The All Stars (27,28,29)

Promoter : George Cooper

 

October 1963

19 - Finsbury Park (Astoria)
20 - Hammersmith (Odeon)
21 - Luton (Odeon)
22 - Cardiff (Capitol)
23 - Liverpool (Odeon)
24 - Manchester (Odeon)
25 - Leeds (Odeon)
26 - Lewisham (Odeon)
27 - Nottingham (Odeon)
28 - Birmingham (Odeon)






Full copy of programme

Brook Benton
Dion
Trini Lopez
Timi Yuro
Lesley Gore
Ken Thorne Orchestra
Jerry Stevens (compere)

"The Greatest Record Show of 1963"

Promoter : Vic Lewis



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