Concerts & Package Tours : 1965  (March - April)

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March 1965

02 - Romford (ABC)
04 - Dublin (Adelphi)
05 - Belfast
07 - Blackpool
09 - Chesterfield
10 - Chester
11 - Wigan
12 - Hardwick
13 - Wakefield
14 - Cleethorpes
17 - Lincoln
18 - Cambridge (Regal)
19 - Bexleyheath
20 - Ipswich
21 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)

?? - Bristol (Colston Hall)

Billy Fury
The Gamblers
The John Barry Seven & Orchestra
The Kestrels
Bobby Pattinson

"The All-Round Family Show"

Promoter - Larry Parnes

Full copy of programme


 

March 2nd 1965

Hanley (Victoria Hall)

P.J. Proby
The P.J. Proby Orchestra
The Fourmost
Sandra Barry
Syd & Eddie
The Four Macs
The Chapters
The Art Woods
Brian Freeman

"The PJ Show"

Promoters - Joe Collins & Mervyn Conn

Full copy of programme

March 3rd 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

Screaming Jay Hawkins

Wrote and recorded "I Put A Spell On You" in 1956. He died 12th February 2000 aged 70.

March 1965

05 - Edmonton (Regal)
06 - Liverpool (Empire)
07 - Manchester (Palace)
08 - Scarborough (Futurist)
09 - Sunderland (Odeon)
10 - Huddersfield (ABC)
11 - Sheffield (City Hall)
12 - Leicester (Trocadero)
13 - Rugby (Granada)
14 - Rochester (Odeon)
15 - Guildford (Odeon)
16 - Greenford (Granada)
17 - Southend (Odeon)
18 - Romford (ABC)

The Rolling Stones
The Hollies
Dave Berry & The Cruisers
Goldie & The Gingerbreads
The Checkmates
The Konrads
Johnny Ball (compere


 

Full copy of programme

March 6th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

The Beat Merchants

Formed in Horsham, Sussex in 1962. Toured in 1964 with Gene Vincent and Lulu

March 6th 1965

Leeds (University)

The Moody Blues Student Union members only - found this out when we got to the door!
March 7th 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

Alexis Korner & The Blues Breakers

March 8th 1965

Bradford (Majestic Ballroom)

Lulu & The Luvvers

March 1965

08 - Sheffield (City Hall)
14 - Newcastle (City Hall)
19 - Croydon (Fairfield Hall)
22 - Birmingham (Town Hall



 

The Kinks (not Sheffield)
Manfred Mann (Sheffield only)
The Animals
The Pretty Things
Screaming Lord Sutch
Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs
Dodie West

Promoter : Kenneth Johnson (Promotions) Ltd


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March 10th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

Mojos

March 12th 1965

Bradford (Witchbarn Club)

Opened at 8 Manor Street

Obviously encountered early problems because the following month "After considering the damage inflicted to the property over the last weekend the management must impose a ban on all rockers or jean clad youths whatsoever



 

March 17th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

Applejacks

Were the first band to appear at the Top 20 when it opened in May 1964

March 19th 1965

Sheffield (City Hall)

Gerry & The Pacemakers  
March 1965

20 - London (Finsbury Park Astoria)
21 - London (Hammersmith Odeon)
23 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
24 - Cardiff (Capitol)
25 - Birmingham (Odeon)
26 - London (Kingston ABC)
27 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
28 - Leicester (Odeon)
30 - Manchester (Odeon)
31 - Leeds (Odeon)

April 1965

01 - Glasgow (Odeon)
02 - Stockton (ABC)
03 - Newcastle (City Hall)
04 - Liverpool (Empire)
06 - Luton (ABC)
07 - Chester (ABC)
08 - Sheffield (City Hall)
09 - Wgan  (ABC)
10 - Wolverhampton (ABC)
11 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
12 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)

 



 

The Supremes
The Earl Van Dyke Six
Stevie Wonder
Martha & The Vandellas
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Tony Marsh (compere)

"The Tamla Motown Show"

Promoters : Harold Davison & Arthur Howe

Full copy of programme

March 21st 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

Victor Brox Blues Train
 

March 21st 1965

Golders Green (Hippodrome)

The Moody Blues
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
Twinkle & The Gonks
Peter Quinton
The Sorrows
The Four Macs
The Art Woods
Syd & Eddie (comperes)

March 21st 1965

London (Empire Pool, Wembley)

10th Record Star Show

presented by The Daily Express

In aid of the Stars Organisation For Spastics

Artists Appearing

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
Elkie Brooks & The Master Sounds
The Fourmost
Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men
Lonnie Donegan
Lulu & The Lovers
The Merseybeats
P.J. Proby Showtime
The Pretty Things
Sandie Shaw & The Paramounts
The Searchers
The Seekers
Them
Tom Jones & The Squires
Tommy Quickly
The Zombies

David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, Pete Murray, Don Moss (comperes)

Selected pages from the programme

March 24th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages

March 1965

25 - Stockton (Odeon)
26 - Newcastle (City Hall)
27 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
28 - Liverpool (Empire)

April 1965

01 - Worcester (Gaumont)
02 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
03 - Bradford (Gaumont)
04 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
07 - Colchester (Odeon)
08 - Salisbury (Odeon)
09 - Taunton (Odeon)
10 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)

Searchers
Dusty Springfield
Bobby Vee
Zombies
Tony Jackson & The Vibrations
Heinz & The Wild Boys
Echoes
George Meaton (compere)

Promoter - Tito Burns

Full copy of programme

March 27th 1965

Bradford (Witchbarn Club)

Downliners Sect
David John & The Mood

They recorded for Columbia and their cover of "Little Egypt" appears on a number of compilation albums.


The advert is presumably a typo

Based in Preston. Shared the same management company as the Rolling Stones. Made three singles, the last two were produced by Joe Meek

March 28th 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

Screaming Jay Hawkins

Had appeared earlier in the month at the Top 20 Club in Idle

April 2nd 1965

TV

Ready Steady Go

Becomes a live show

April 7th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

The Big 3

Originally a Brian Epstein managed group who recorded "Some Other Guy" for Decca in 1963. They split with Epstein in July 1963 and two of the original members left in November 1963.

The bass player Johnny Gustafson later played with the Merseybeats and in the seventies with Roxy Music

April 1965

07 - Huddersfield (ABC)

May 1965

10 - Liverpool (Odeon) - 6 nights

 

This programme has a slightly different line up

The singer with the Mike Leander band is of course
the infamous Gary Glitter

 

The Bachelors
Susan Maughan (Liverpool)
Mike Preston
Freddy Davies
The Mission Belles
Ronnie Jones
Morton Fraser's Harmonica Gang
Mike Leander Showband featuring Paul Raven
Ronnie Jones (Liverpool)
Elaine & Derek
Hall Roach (compere)



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April 11th 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

Alex Harvey's Soul Band

April 11th 1965

London (Empire Pool,Wembley)

NME Poll Winners Concert

Beatles
Rolling Stones
 

 

April 18th 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

John Lee's Groundhogs

April 24th 1965

Bradford (Witchbarn)

Alexis Korner
David John & The Mood

April 1965

24 - Gloucester
25 - Northampton
27 - Plymouth
28 - Exeter (ABC)
29 - Southampton
30 - Croydon (ABC)

May 1965

01 - Dover
02 - Harrow
04 - Hull (ABC)
05 - Stockton
06 - Edinburgh
07 - Carlisle
09 - Bristol (Colston Hall)


 

Billy Fury
Pretty Things
Dave Berry & The Cruisers
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
The Zephyrs
The Gamblers
The Kestrels
John Barry 7
Bobby Pattinson (compere)

Promoter : Larry Parnes

 

Full copy of programme

April 28th 1965

Bradford (Top 20 Club, Idle)

The Undertakers

Liverpool band who played at the Star Club, Hamburg and the Cavern. Made three Tony Hatch produced singles for Pye

April 30th 1965

Bradford (Textile Hall, Westgate)

Heinz & The Wild Boys

Opening night

April 1965

30 - Sheffield (City Hall)

May 1965

01 - Liverpool (Empire)
02 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
05 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
06 - Newcastle (City Hall)
07 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
09 - London (Royal Albert Hall) - 2 nights

Bob Dylan (acoustic)

April 1965

30 - Slough (Adelphi)

May 1965

01 - Walthamstow (Granada)
02 - Lewisham (Odeon)
04 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
05 - Aldershot (ABC)
06 - Kingston (Granada)
07 - East Ham (Granada)
08 - Hanley (Gaumont)
09 - Coventry (Theatre)
11 - Swindon (Odeon)
12 - Southend (Odeon)
13 - Bedford (Granada)
15 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
16 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
18 - Taunton (Gaumont)
19 - Cardiff (Capitol)
20 - Wolverhampton (Gaumont)
21 - Bolton (Odeon)
22 - Leeds (Odeon)
23 - Derby (Gaumont

This tour was initially headlined by the Kinks and the Yardbirds. The Kinks left the tour after Dave Davies and the drummer Mick Avory had a fight onstage at the Capitol Cinema, Cardiff. Davies needed hospital treatment.They were replaced by the Walker Brothers for the final four dates. The Yardbirds left the tour to fulfil prior bookings in Scotland

The Kinks
The Yardbirds

Walker Brothers
The Hollies

Goldie & The Gingerbreads
Jeff & Jon
Riot Squad
Val McKenna
Bob Bain (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes


 


 

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May 2nd 1965

Ilkley (Troutbeck)

Hogsnort Rupert & His Good Good Band

Great name and great band. Windsor based.

Not to be confused with the New Zealand band

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