Concerts & Package Tours : 1959  (March - April)

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March 1959

01 - Reading (Palace)

?? - Southend

15 - Bradford (Gaumont)

28 - Newcastle (City Hall) 


NME - 27th February 1959

Michael Holliday
Sheila Buxton
Desmond Lane
Fraser-Hayes Four
Dorothy Reid
Harry Hayward Orchestra

Had two number 1 singles - The Story Of My Life (January 1958) and Starry Eyed (January 1960). He died 29th October 1963

Michael Holliday

March 9th 1959

London (Palace Theatre) - 2 weeks

Johnnie Ray  
March 16th 1959

Dover (Granada Theatre) - week

The Mudlarks
Jim Dale
The Rexanos
Smoothey & Layton
Al Fuller & Jeanette
Jackie German
Lorrae Desmond


The Mudlarks - Front cover
 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

March 19th 1959


01 - Doncaster
08 - Southampton (Gaumont)
12 - Harrow (Granada)
13 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
14 - Rugby (Granada)
15 - Guildford (Odeon)
17 - Manchester (Belle Vue)
18 - Blackburn (Assembly Hall)
19 - Bradford (St George's Hall)
20 - Newcastle (City Hall)
21 - Mansfield (Granada)
22 - Liverpool (Empire)
26 - Walthamstow (Granada)
29 - Plymouth (Odeon)

 

 

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Four Jones Boys
Daley & Wayne
Betty Smith Quintet
Chas McDevitt & The Freight Train Boys
Jimmy Tarbuck (compere)

YELLS OF ECSTASY SOUNDED LIKE TORTURED CANARIES

Like a thousand tortured canaries screaming for freedom from the cage the yells went up at St George's Hall last night. But this, they told me, wasn't agony: it was ecstasy. Or was it?

For me and perhaps for two or three more in this audience aged mainly between 14 and 18 it was agonising - and perplexing and a little frightening

Peter Holdsworth - Telegraph & Argus


Date on advert appears to be incorrect

In July 1959 the Drifters became The Shadows to avoid confusion with the American vocal group.

March 21st 1959

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Festival of Dance Music

"Down Beat"

Cy Laurie Jazz Band
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Bob Miller & His Millermen
Oscar Rabin Band
Fraser Hayes Four
Jazz Couriers
The Bobcats
Sheila Buxton
Cuddly Duddly
Johnnie Gray
Don Lang
Al Saxon
Joan Small
June Marlow

March 1959

22 - Deby (Majestic Chaadesden)
23 - Royal Hall (Harrogate)
24 - Sheffield (City Hall)
25 - Doncaster (Windsor)
26 - Leeds (Shaftesbury)
27 - Dewsbury (Pioneer)
28 - Bradford (St George's Hall)
29 - Hull (Cecil)

Marty Wilde
Russ Conway
Cuddly Dudley
Johnson Sisters
Colin & Christine Campbell
Bobby Dennis (compere)

Marty Wilde was a resident on Oh Boy. At the time of the concert his single Donna was in the top 10
www.martywilde.com

Russ Conway was currently at number 1 with Side Saddle. He died from cancer in 2000
Russ Conway

"Cuddly" Dudley was also a regular performer on Oh Boy. More information




 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)


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Poster - Chaddesden

March 30th 1959

London (Palladium) - Season

Frankie Vaughan
Roy Castle (Versatile comedian and impressionist)
The Kaye Sisters (Carol, Shan & Sheila in harmony)
Pinky & Perky (Televisions famous puppets)
Charle Manna (Jokester from the USA)
The King Brothers (Swinging the "Pops")
The Spencers (Continental acrobats)
Joe Church (He figures it out)
The Peiro Brothers (The slickest of jugglers)

"Val Parnell's Startime"



Roya Castle - Frankie Vaughan Charles Manna
The Peiro Brothers - The Kaye Sisters
The King Brothers - Joe Church - Pinky & Perky

 


Frankie Vaughan - Val Parnell's Startime

Pinky & Perky

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 4th 1959

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Festival of Dance Music

"Pop Beat"

 

Don Lang's Frantic Five
Hedley Ward Trio
Big Ben Banjo Band
Ken Mackintosh
Terry Lightfoot
Alama Cogan
Ronnie Carroll
Russ Conway
Eric Delaney
Craig Douglas
Marty Wilde
Glen Mason
Gary Miller
Jackie Rae
Joan Regan
Joan Small
Malcolm Vuaghan

April 1959

05 - Romford (Odeon)
12 - Worksop (Regal)
13 - Wombwell (Plaza)
14 - Scunthorpe (Pavilion)
15 - Nottingham (Cavendish)
16 - Newark (Palace)
17 - Burnley (Palace)
18 - York (Rialto)
19 - Pontefract (Crescent)
26 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
27 - Ipswich
28 - Newcastle

Marty Wilde
Malcolm Vaughan
Kenneth Earle
Cuddly Dudley

The above may not have been the line-up for some dates

April 6th 1959

London (Palace Theatre) - 2 weeks

Alan King (The famous American comedian)
The Mudlarks (New star singing group)
Three Brittons (Australian juggling uni-cyclists)
Cherry Wainer with Don Storer (At the Hammond Organ)
Audrey Jeans (HMV comedy personality)
Neil & Pat Delrina (Dance stylists)
Martin Granger's Puppets (A circus on strings)
Ravic & Babs (Thrills on wheels)
The John Tiller Girls
Harold Collins & The Orchestra


The Mudlarks


Alan King (USA comedian)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

April 11th 1959

London (Royal Albert Hall)

Festival of Dance Music

"Big Beat"

 

Ted Heath & His Music
Johnny Duncan & The Blue Grass Boys
Alex Welsh & His Band with Beryl Bryden
Johhny Wilshire & The Trebletones
Diz Disley's String Quintet
Jim Dale
Ken Jones
The Squadcats
Alberto Velez

 

Early 1959

Unknown venues


Wee Willie Harris

The Bachelors - Tony Marsh - The Rockets

 

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
Wee Willie Harris
Jackie Day
The Bachelors (not the Irish group)
The Rockets
Daly & Wayne
Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter - Arthur Howes


Cliff Richard
Full copy of programme (Flickr)


Cliff Richard

Running Order
 

April 4th 1959

TV

"Drumbeat" - BBC

Launched the career of Adam Faith

 


Adam Faith - Billy Fury - The King Pins

Last show 29th August 1959

Website giving details of all performances

Wikipedia page

April 1959

05 - Rochester (Gaumont)
12 - Colchester (Ritz)
19 - Carlton (Norwich)
21 - Lincoln (Savoy)
22 - Sheffield (City Hall)
25 - York (Rialto)
26 - Lewisham (Gaumont)
27 - Chiswick (Empire) - week

Cliff Richard

Chiswick Empire Variety Show

Cliff Richard & The Drifters
The Five Dallas Boys
Des O'Connor
Ray Alan & Steve
Jean & Peter Barbour
Tommy Wallis & Beryl
Kay & Kimberley




 

April 6th 1959

Bradford (Alhambra)

Expresso Bongo

Colin Hicks as Bongo Herbert

 

April 1959

12- Worksop (Regal)
13 - Wombwell (Plaza)
14 - Scunthorpe (Pavilion)
15 - Nottingham (Cavendish)
16 - Newark (Palace)
17 - Burbley (Palace)
18 - Rialto (York)
19 - Pontefract (Crescent)

 

Marty Wilde
Cuddley Dudley
Malcolm Vaughan
Kenneth Earle
The Carson Twins
Colin & Christine Campbell

April 28th 1959

26 - Chaddesden (Majestic Theatre)
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28 - Dewsbury (Pioneer Cinema)
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Glasgow?
Bradford?

 

 

 

 

Dickie Valentine
Terry Dene
The Fraser Hayes Four (Musically yours)
Billie Anthony with Colin Keyes (Columbia's brightest singing star)
The Kingpins (Three boys with a beat)
Glyn Evans (Accordian wizardry)
Frank Berry (compere)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Terry Dene in Chaddesden

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