* 7th July, the 1st of 5 appearances at ABC Theatre, Blackpool, pictured then circa 1900 &
later and now, it closed as a theatre in 1998. The compere was Jack
Douglas - fooway ! The pic on the far right is from G Maps and
shows how it is now - hotel is intended - I'll check next time I go
To Scotland, 5th Oct Concert Hall, Glasgow which has now been
demolished without trace. Both photos above
kindly sent to me from John Tennant - thanx John
6th October the Carlton Theatre, Kirkaldy destroyed by fire in 1972
7th Oct Caird Hall, Dundee
11th Oct Trentham Gardens, nr Stoke
Not a gig, but their 1st appearance at the London Palladium, 13th Oct, on Val Parnell's Night, compered by Bruce Forsythe & supported by Brook Benton and Des O'Connor.
1st Nov Odeon, Cheltenham
4th Nov, the Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London. In front of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret & Lord Snowden, they performed From me to you, She luvs you, Til there was you & Twist & Shout, before which Lennon came out with his 'Rattle your jewelry' remark. Other acts were Steptoe & Son, Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Drake, Flanders & Swann, Buddy Greco, Dickie Henderson, Joe Loss, Susan Maughan, Nadia Nerina, Los Paraguyas, Harry Secombe, Tommy Steele, Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Pinky & Perky and others.
7th Nov, just 1 gig at Adelphi Cinema, Dublin, closed in 1995, the front remain, as part of a Department store. Took the right photo when we visited Dublin on my 49th birthday.
8th Nov Ritz Cinema, Belfast
, then and now,
11th Nov ABC, Plymouth, now & then
16th Nov Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, GONE NOW.
20th Nov ABC, Manchester ,now, I am told, is the Apollo, courtesy of Mr. George Nixon
22nd Nov Globe Theatre. Stockton-on-Tees
24th Nov ABC. Hull, GONE NOW.
28th Nov ABC Cinema, Lincoln, courtesy of flickr.com
the Waterside Center
2nd Dec Grosvenor House Hotel Ballroom - Eppy's favourite London hotel
11th Dec Futurist Theatre, Scarborough -
24th - 31st Dec & 1st - 11th Jan 1964 Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, the Beatles Christmas Show.
Wimbledon Palais 14th Dec, a gig for the southern branch of the fan club, now Furnitureland.