Concerts & Package Tours : 1960  (January to February)

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January 3rd 1960

Newcastle (City Hall)

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Cherry Wainer

January 1960

06 - Maidstone (Granada)
07 - Harrow (Granada)
08 - Dartford (Granada)
09 - Rugby (Granada)
10 - Walthamstow (Granada)
11 - Kingston (Granada)
12 - Aylesbury (Granada)
13 - Bedford (Granada)
14 - Kettering (Granada)
15 - Grantham (Granada)
16 - Mansfield (Granada)
17 - Slough (Adelphi)


Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent
Wee Willie Harris
Lance Fortune
Al Saxon
Keith Kelly
The Bachelors
Tony Crombie & The Rockets
Don Arden (compere)

"Be-Bop-A-Lula" Tour

Promoter - Larry Parnes


Al Saxon
 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)


Programme cover\

Wee Willie Harris

January 1960

10 - Edmonton (Regal)
17 - Derby (?)
24 - Cheltenham (?)
31 - Lewisham (Gaumont)

Sunday concerts


Adam Faith

The Five Dallas Boys
 

Craig Douglas
Adam Faith
The Five Dallas Boys
Chris Williams & His Monsters
The John Barry Seven
Dickie Richards (compere)

Promoter : John Smith


Craig Douglas

The John Barry Seven


Craig Douglas



NME Advert

Full version of programme (Flickr)

January 1960

10 - East Ham (Granada)
24 - Greenford (Granada)

Marty Wilde

Sunday concerts

 
January 11th 1960

Hull (ABC Regal) - week

Cliff Richard

"Babes In The Wood"

Pantomime

January 1960

13 - Sheffield (City Hall)
14 - Newcastle (City Hall)
15 - Glasgow (Odeon)
16 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
18 - Birmingham (Odeon)
19 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)
20 - Cardiff (Odeon)
22 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
23 - Hammersmith (Gaumont)
24 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)


Carl Barriteau

 

The Platters
Cuddly Duddly
Carl Barriteau & His Band

Promoter : Harold Davison & Arthur Howes



Cuddly Duddly

NME Advert


The Platters

The Platters

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

January 17th 1960

TV

Cliff Richard & The Shadows
The Platters

"Sunday Night At The London Palladium"

January 1960

23 - Birmingham (Town Hall)
24 - Newcastle (City Hall)
30 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)

Emile Ford

January 1960 

24 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
28 - Coventry (Gaumont)
29 - Worcester (Gaumont)
30 - Bradford (Gaumont)
31 - Southampton (Guildhall)

February 1960

01 - Glasgow (Empire) - 6 nights
07 - Sheffield (Gaumont)
13 - Woolwich (Granada)
14 - Taunton (Gaumont)
18 - Leicester (De Montfort Hall)
20 - Dundee (Caird Hall)
24 - Stockton (Globe)
26 - Cardiff (Gaumont)
29 - Leeds (Empire) - 6 nights

March 1960

07 - Birmingham (Hippodrome) - 6 nights
14 - Liverpool (Empire) - 6 nights
21 - Newcastle (Empire) - 6 nights
28 - Manchester (Hippodrome) - 6 nights

April 1960

04 - Finsbury Park (Empire) - 6 nights
11 - Bristol (Hippodrome) - 6 nights


Poster - Bradford

Ticket - Leicester


Poster - Cardiff

Poster - Birmingham

Viscounts were Don Paul, Gordon Mills and Ronnie Wells. They were all previously with Morton Fraser's Harmonica gang. Had two top 30 singles - Shortnin' Bread and Who Put The Bomp. Gordon Mills wrote Shaking All Over
Gordon Mills website

Melody Maker - 6th February 1960

Eddie Cochran
Gene Vincent
Vince Eager
Viscounts
Tony Sheridan
The Wildcats
The Beat Boys

The support acts varied throughout the tour including

Billy Fury
Joe Brown
Peter Wynne
Dean Webb
Sally Kelly
Georgie Fame
Johnny Gentle

Birmingham Hippodrome

Gene Vincent (Rock 'n' Roll idol of millions)
Eddie Cochran (First time in Britain)
Billy Fury (Britain's newest teenage idol)
Georgie Fame (New singing pianist)
Joe Brown (From TV's "Boy Meets Girl")
Tony Sheridan Trio (From TV's "Oh Boy")
Billy Raymond (Compere & star of HMV records))

Promoter: Larry Parnes

Edward Raymond Cochran, born 3rd October 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota - died 17th April 1960, Chippenham, England

Remember Eddie Cochran

Vincent Eugene Craddock, born 11th February 1935 in Munden Point, Virginia - died 12th October 1971, Newhall, California

Official website for Gene Vincent

Wildcats were Big Jim Sullivan (g), Tony Belcher (g), Brian Locking (b), Brian Bennett (d)

Vince Eager - member of the Larry Parnes "stable". Regular performer on Six-Five Special, Drumbeat and Oh Boy. Recorded for Parlophone and Top Rank.

Official website for Vince Eager

Lance Fortune was another member of the Parnes "stable".

Sally Kelly was the only female member of the Parnes "stable". She released two singles on Decca.


 

Full copy of Birmingham Hippodrome programme (Flickr)
 


Birmingham Hippodrome

Programme - Birmingham

Poster - Glasgow

 BADGERED ROCK STAR QUITS THE STAGE
More than 2000 teenagers at a rock'n'roll concert at the Gaumont, Bradford on Saturday night were astonished when the American star of the show, Gene Vincent, stopped in the middle of a song and walked off stage. His accompanying group faltered to a ragged halt, and harassed compere Billy Raymond hurried from the wings to the microphone to lead a finale in which all members of the company, including a solemn-faced Vincent, took part.
In his dressing room later, the 25-year-old singer from Norfolk, Virginia, explained his startling exit. "Four guys at the back had been heckling throughout the act. I didn't particularly mind during my fast numbers, but when they tried to ruin Over The Rainbow I could just not take it any more. It is one of the best things that I do and it has been going down well all over the country. I will never play at this place again"
(Yorkshire Post)      He was back the following year!

Gene was good, a mean leather clad rock'n'roller. But he was too old for sixteen-year-olds to identify with as a contemporary. Eddie, though, was one of us. He sang about things we could relate to . . . He was so cool on that cold Bradford day
(Mike Priestley - T&A journalist - Eddie Cochran Connection issue 7)

Gene was going down a bomb until at the end of his act. He told the audience that "I'm going to show you that rock'n'rollers can sing, because the critics say that we can't" Then he started singing Over The Rainbow. Quite a few people were upset and started shouting at him to play rock'n'roll. Then they started to shout for Eddie Cochran to come back and then Gene just walked off in disgust
(Terry McGill - Eddie Cochran Connection issue 7)

January 30th 1960

London (Royal Albert Hall)




Adam Faith

Craig Douglas - Sylvia Sands

Betty Smith - Miki & Griff

Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen
The John Barry Seven
Adam Faith
Al Saxon
Craig Douglas
Cuddly Duddly
Betty Smith
The Five Dallas Boys
The Lana Sisters
Miki & Griff
Diz Disley
Clinton Ford
George Chisholm
Bert Weedon
Dill Jones
Eric Silk
Ike Isaacs
Sylvia Sands
Ken Jones
Brian Matthew (compere)

"Saturday Club - Jazz & Rock"

Producer - BBC Light Programme


Al Saxon - The Five Dallas Boys

The Lana Sisters - Cuddly Duddly


Clinton Ford - Bert Weedon


Mr Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band

Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen

The John Barry Seven

Dill Jones - George Chisholm

Diz Disley - Ike Isaacs - Eric Silk
 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

February 1960

06 - Sheffield City Hall
07 - York (Rialto)
08 - Worksop (Regal)
09 - Doncaster (Gaumont)
11 - Halifax (Odeon)
12 - Leeds (Odeon)
13 - Bradford (St George's Hall)
14 - Hull (Cecil)
15 - Harrogate (Royal)
16 - Scunthorpe (Pavilion)
17 - Burnley (Palace)
18 - Newcastle (City Hall)
19 - Manchester (Free Trade Hall)
20 - Nottingham (Albert Hall)
21 - Kingston (Granada)
22 - Maidstone (Granada)
23 - Dartford (Granada)
24 - Bedford (Granada)
25 - Aylesbury (Granada)
26 - Kettering (Granada)
27 - Rugby (Granada)
28 - Harrow  (Granada)


Advert - Hull Daily Mail

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

 

Adam Faith
Emile Ford
John Barry Seven
The Avons
Mike Preston
Little Tony (some dates)
The Checkmates




Advert - Telegraph & Argus

NME Announcement


Advert - Telegraph & Argus

February 1960

21 - Kingston (Granada)
22 - Maidstone (Granada)
23 - Dartford (Granada)
24 - Bedford (Granada)
25 - Aylesbury (Granada)
26 - Kettering (Granada)
27 - Rugby (Granada)
28 - Harrow  (Granada)

Presumably a continuation of the above tour

Adam Faith
John Barry Seven (Columbia recording stars)
Little Tony (Decca recording artiste)
The Liddell Triplets (Glamorous & tuneful trio)
Julie Rayne (HMV recording star)
Mike Martin (Your comedy compere)


Little Tony


Adam Faith

The Liddell Triplets became The Honeys

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

February 21st 1960

Empire Pool, Wembley

 


NME 18th December 1959

NME - 12th February 1960

 Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Alma Cogan
Bert Weedon
Billy Fury
Bon Miller & The Millermen
Cliff Richard
Craig Douglas
The Dallas Boys
Eddie Cochran
Emile Ford & The Checkmates
Gene Vincent
John Barry Seven
Lonnie Donegan & his Skiffle Group
Marty Wilde
The Mudlarks
Pete Murray (compere)
Russ Conway
Ted Heath & his Music
 

NME - The 1959-60 Annual Poll Winners' All-Star Concert

1960?

Dates and venues unknown

Reference is made to the "Fabulous Shirley Bassey " LP

Although this charted in 1961 it was released in 1959




Shirley Western

Shirley Bassey
Ken Mackintosh & His Orchestra
Kenny Bardell (vocalist)
Shirley Western (vocalist)

Promoter - Charles H. Lockier


Shirley Bassey

Kenny Bardell
 


Shirley Bassey

Ken Mackintosh
 

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

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