Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

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Photo may be subject to copyright. The Pretty Things, spring 1965

Formed in September 1963, The Pretty Things’ original line up comprised:

 Phil May (lead vocals)

 

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Dick Taylor (lead guitar)

Brian Pendelton (rhythm guitar)

John Stax (bass/harmonica)

Pete Kitley (drums)

Around November 1963, Viv Andrews (aka Viv Broughton), who’d been working with David Bowie in The Hooker Brothers replaced Kitley.

1964

3 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Mike Cotton Band (Rieks Korke’s research)

7 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Acker Bilk, Kenny Walsh & Walsh Band (Rieks Korke’s research)

9 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Mike Cotton Band (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Douggie Richford’s London Jazzmen (Rieks Korke’s research)

16 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Bob Wallis’ Storeyville Jazzmen (Rieks Korke’s research)

21 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Monty Sunshine’s Jazz Band (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and Jimmy Powell & The Dimensions (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Manfred Mann, Alexis Korner, Jimmy Powell, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Zoot Money, Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men, The Animals, The Yardbirds and others (Rieks Korke’s research) Cyril Davies benefit concert

30 January 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions and The Wes Minster 5 (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

4 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Graham Bond’s R&B Quartet and The Art Wood Combo (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Alex Harvey’s Soul Band and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London Graham Bond’s R&B Quartet and The Art Wood Combo (Rieks Korke’s research)

13 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions and The Wes Minster 5 (Rieks Korke’s research)

18 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and The Wes Minster 5 (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Rieks Korke’s research)

21 February 1964 – Ricky Tick, Star & Garter, Windsor, Berkshire (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

25 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and The Art Wood Combo (Rieks Korke’s research)

27 February 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Record Mirror)

28 February 1964 – Ricky Tick, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford, Surrey (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

 

3 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Rieks Korke’s research)

5 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Alex Harvey Soul Band and The Wes Minster Five (Rieks Korke’s research)

12 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Graham Bond’s R&B Quartet and Gene Latter & The Cousins (Record Mirror)

17 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London (Record Mirror)

31 March 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Animals and John Lee & The Groundhogs (Record Mirror)

 

7 April 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Falling Leaves (Record Mirror)

13 April 1964 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Express)

14 April 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Mark Leeman Five and The Tridents (Record Mirror)

15 April 1964 – Market Hall, St Albans, Herts (Record Mirror)

17 April 1964 – Ricky Tick, Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

19 April 1964 – Phoenix Blues Club, Staines, Middlesex (Record Mirror)

Record Mirror’s 18 April issue, page 8 has a picture of the Viv Andrews’ line up

21 April 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Art Wood Combo and The Impacts (Record Mirror)

24 April 1964 – Ricky Ticky, Star & Garter, Windsor, Berkshire (Record Mirror)

25 April 1964 – Gig in Ruislip, Middlesex (Record Mirror)

26 April 1964 – Phoenix Blues Club, Staines, Middlesex (Record Mirror)

Record Mirror reported that The Pretty Things played at the 100 Club every Tuesday from 28 April to 16 June

Towards the end of April 1964, Viv Prince took over from Viv Andrews on drums

28 April 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Art Wood Combo and The Muleskinners (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 April 1964 – Market Hall, St Albans, Herts (Record Mirror)

30 April 1964 – ABC Croydon, Croydon, Surrey with Billy Fury, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, The John Barry 7 and The Zephyrs (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

 

1 May 1964 – Gig in Crawley, West Sussex (possibly Starlight Ballroom) (Record Mirror)

Record Mirror reported in its 2 May issue that Viv Prince was on drums but the picture shows Viv Andrews

2 May 1964 – Ricky Tick, Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berks (Record Mirror/Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

3 May 1964 – Gig in Chertsey, Surrey (most likely the Cricketer’s Hotel) (Record Mirror)

4 May 1964 – Northampton R&B Club, Embassy Ballroom, Northampton (Record Mirror)

5 May 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 May 1964 – Orford Cellar, Norwich, Norfolk (Record Mirror)

7 May 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Record Mirror)

8 May 1964 – Golders Green Refectory, Golders Green, north London (Rieks Korke’s research)

9 May 1964 – Stamford Hall, Altrincham, Greater Manchester (Record Mirror)

10 May 1964 – Phoenix Blues Club, Staines, Middlesex (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 May 1964 – Gig in Slough, Berkshire (Record Mirror)

12 May 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Harps (Rieks Korke’s research)

13 May 1964 – Market Hall, St Albans, Herts (Record Mirror)

14 May 1964 – British Legion Hall, South Harrow, Middlesex (Record Mirror/Rieks Korke’s research)

16 May 1964 – Rendevous, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

16 May 1964 – Embes Ballroom, Harlow, Herts (Rieks Korke’s research)

17 May 1964 – Orford Cellar, Norwich, Norfolk (Record Mirror)

18 May 1964 – Ricky Tick, St John’s Hall, Reading, Berkshire (Record Mirror/Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

19 May 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Harps (Record Mirror)

20 May 1964 – Cellar Club, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey (Record Mirror)

21 May 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Record Mirror)

22 May 1964 – Ricky Tick, Plaza Ballroom, Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey (Aldershot News)

22 May 1964 – Ricky Tick, Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

23 May 1964 – Bure Club, Mudeford, Dorset (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

25 May 1964 – Northampton R&B Club, Embassy Ballroom, Northampton (Record Mirror)

26 May 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Harps (Rieks Korke’s research)

27 May 1964 – Dancing Slipper, Nottingham (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 May 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

29 May 1964 – Mercers Arms, Coventry (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

31 May 1964 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Record Mirror)

1 June 1964 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Express)

2 June 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Art Wood Combo (Rieks Korke’s research)

4 June 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

5 June 1964 – Ricky Ticky, High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press/Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

6 June 1964 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with Johnny & The Starliners (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

9 June 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Art Wood Combo (Rieks Korke’s research)

10 June 1964 – Market Hall, St Albans, Herts (Record Mirror)

11 June 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

14 June 1964 – Ricky Tick, Clewer Mead, Windsor, Berkshire (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

16 June 1964 – Attic Club, 1a High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex with Them (aka Themselves) (Dave Gale research/Kingston & Malden Borough News)

18 June 1964 – Blue Opera Club, Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton and Leytonstone Guardian)

Record Mirror reported that The Pretty Things were on a Manchester area tour from 21-27 June 1964

30 June 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

1 July 1964 – Le Disque A Go Go, Bournemouth, Dorset (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

3 July 1964 – Hoveton, Wroxham, Norfolk with Rod Harvey & The Drifting Strangers (Eastern Evening News)

5 July 1964 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Record Mirror)

7 July 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Farinas (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 July 1964 – Berkeley Grill Crawdaddy Club, Coventry with The Sorrows (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

17 July 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with The Missing Links (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

21 July 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Farinas (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 July 1964 – McIlroy’s Ballroom, Swindon, Wiltshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 July 1964 – Caribbean Club, Radcaster, Leeds, West Yorkshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 July 1964 – Majestic, Crewe, Cheshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

26 July 1964 – Belle Vue, Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

27 July 1964 – Gig in Edinburgh, Scotland (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 July 1964 – Public Hall, Wallington, Surrey (Rieks Korke’s research)

30 July 1964 – Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent with Rockin Henri & The Hayseeds (East Kent Times & Mail)

31 July 1964 – Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire with Reg Bassett & His Orchestra and Singers (Crewe Chronicle)

31 July 1964 – Royal Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

1 August 1964 – Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

2 August 1964 – Gig in Ryde, Isle of Wight (probably Disco Blue) (Rieks Korke’s research)

3 August 1964 – Public Hall, Heacham, Norfolk (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 August 1964 – El Toro, Swiss Cottage, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

7 August 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Johnny Kaye & The Kossacks and Brent Peters & The Chessmen (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

8 August 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with The Federals (Essex County Standard)

9 August 1964 – Gig in Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 August 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

12 August 1964 – Town Hall, Torquay, Devon with The Bluesounds and Mel Fear & The Fantastic Phantoms (Torbay Express and South Devon Echo)

13 August 1964 – Gig in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 August 1964 – Gig in Bradford, West Yorkshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 August 1964 – Wilton Hall, Bletchley, Oxfordshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

16 August 1964 – Gig in Bromley, Kent (probably Bromley Court Hotel) (Rieks Korke’s research) Viv Andrews returned for a one-off gig covering for Viv Prince at this venue but it may not have been on this date

18 August 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 August 1964 – Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Newcastle Evening Chronicle) First visit to Newcastle

21 August 1964 – Town Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

22 August 1964 – Town Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 August 1964 – Orford Jazz Cellar, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, Norfolk with The Bluebottles (with Mike Patto) (Eastern Evening News)

26 August 1964 – Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 August 1964 – Winter Gardens, Morecambe, Lancashire (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 August 1964 – Marcam Hall, March, Cambridgeshire with The Blobs (Cambridgeshire Times)

30 August 1964 – The Scene, Florida Room, Brighton, West Sussex with The Beat Merchants (Evening Argus)

 

1 September 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

7 September 1964 – Mojo Club, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

8 September 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 September 1964 – Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, Cornwall (Cornish Guardian)

12 September 1964 – New Cornish Riveria Lido, St Austell, Cornwall (Cornish Guardian)

18 September 1964 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, Surrey with Mike Rabin & The Demons and The UKs (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

27 September 1964 – Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 September 1964 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

 

5 October 1964 – Silver Blades, Streatham, southwest London with The Bo Street Runners (Record Mirror)

6 October 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Blues by Six (Record Mirror)

13 October 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

27 October 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Blues by Six (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 October 1964 – Majestic Ballroom, Luton, Bedfordshire with Bracer Ball (Luton News)

30 October 1964 – Co-op Hall, Peckham, south London (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

3 November 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brian Knight’s Blues by Six (Record Mirror)

6 November 1964 – Regal, Edmonton, Middlesex with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Tottenham Weekly Herald) Chuck Berry replaced P J Proby who cancelled according to Rieks Korke

7 November 1964 – Granada, Slough, Berkshire with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

8 November 1964 – Hippodrome, Birmingham Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

10 November 1964 – Odeon, Leicester with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 November 1964 – Rialto York, North Yorkshire with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

12 November 1964 – Odeon Bolton, Bolton, Greater Manchester with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

13 November 1964 – Odeon Newcaste, Newcastle upon Tyne with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 November 1964 – Palace, Manchester with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

16 November 1964 – Granada, Rugby, Warwickshire with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

17 November 1964 – Gaumont, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

18 November 1964 – Odeon, Liverpool with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 November 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Hell-Raisers (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 November 1964 – Gaumont, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 November 1964 – Glad Rag Ball, Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley, west London with The Animals, The Migil Five, Julie Rogers, Gene Vincent, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Lorne Lesley, The Hustlers and others (Rieks Korke’s research)

22 November 1964 – Winter Gardens, Morecambe, Lancashire with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 November 1964 – Brixton Granada, Brixton, south London with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knights, Tea Time 4, Don Spencer, The Leroys, Kim Weston and Earl Van Dyke Quartet (South East London Mercury)

24 November 1964 – Gauount, Bournmouth, Dorset with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 November 1964 – Gaumont State, Kilburn, north London with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

27 November 1964 – Odeon, Romford, Essex with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 November 1964 – Odeon, Lewisham, southeast London with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 November 1964 – Hippodrome, Brighton, West Sussex with Chuck Berry, The Barron Knight’s featuring Duke D’Mond, Kim Weston with The Earl Van Dyke Quartet, Teatime Four and The Leroys (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

1 December 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brothers Grimm (Rieks Korke’s research)

10 December 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Westsiders (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 December 1964 – The Tower Ballroom, New Brighton with The Others (Liverpool Echo)

15 December 1964 – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne with The Rockin’ Berries, Julie Rodgers and The Poets (Newcastle Evening Echo)

19 December 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Westsiders (Record Mirror)

22 December 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Blues by Knight (Record Mirror)

29 December 1964 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Blues by Knight (Record Mirror)

31 December 1964 – Northwich Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire (Record Mirror)

Photo may be subject to copyright. The Pretty Things, spring 1965

1965

5 January 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brothers Grimm (Record Mirror)

12 January 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Brothers Grimm (Record Mirror)

19 January 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with The Crescents (Record Mirror)

27 January 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

29 January 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with Mike Fayne & The Fontains (https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

 

2 February 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, London with The Loose Ends (Melody Maker)

3 February 1965 – Majestic Hull, Hull (Record Mirror)

5 February 1965 – Bolton Boneyard, Bolton, Greater Manchester (Record Mirror)

6 February 1965 – Manchester New Century Hall, Manchester and Manchester University, Manchester (Record Mirror)

7 February 1965 – Wembley Starlite, Wembley, west London (Record Mirror)

8 February 1965 – Newcastle Majestic, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Record Mirror)

22 February 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Berkshire with The Troggs (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

22 February 1965 – Ricky Tick, Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berks (Buck Free Press/Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

1 March 1965 – Galaxy Club, Community Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Troggs (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

2 March 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

6 March 1965 – Florida Rooms, Brighton, West Sussex with The Who, The-Bones and Johnny B Great (Evening Argus)

6 March 1965 – Mersey View Ballroom, Frodsham, Cheshire with The Spidermen, The Squad and Rita (Cheshire Observer)

19 March 1965 – Big Beat Nite Out, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Surrey with The Kinks, The Animals, The Caravelles, Dodie West and Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs (Chris Broom book: Rockin’ and Around Croydon)

21 March 1965 – Empire Pool, Wembley, west London with Dave Berry & The Cruisers, The Searchers, Kenny Lynch, Elkie Brooks, The Four Pennies, Long John Baldry & The Hoochie Coochie Men, Them, Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Tommy Quickly, The Fourmost, Lulu & The Luvvers, The Merseybeats, PJ Proby, The Zombies and Kenny Ball (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

2 April 1965 – Heaven & Hell, Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

3 April 1965 – Corn Exchnage, Cambridge (Rieks Korke’s research)

4 April 1965 – Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent (Melody Maker)

7 April 1965 – Gig in Rochdale, Greater Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

8 April 1965 – Gig in Stockport, Greater Manchester(probably the Tabernacle) (Rieks Korke’s research)

10 April 1965 – Gig in Wigan, Greater Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 April 1965 – New Theatre, Oxford with Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, The Artwoods, The Ivy League, Elkie Brooks, Syd & George, The Chapters and The Guards (Oxford Mail) This looks like a tour so the other artists may also have been on the rest of the tour with The Pretty Things and Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

17 April 1965 – Spalding Ballroom, Spalding, Lincolnshire with Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (Rieks Korke’s research)

18 April 1965 – De Montfort, Leicester with Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 April 1965 – Gig in Scarborough, North Yorkshire with Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 April 1965 – Gig in Gloucester, Gloucestershire with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

25 April 1965 – ABC Northampton, Northampton with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

27 April 1965 – ABC Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

28 April 1965 – Savoy, Exeter, Devon with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

29 April 1965 – ABC Southampton, Southampton Hampshire with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

30 April 1965 – ABC Croydon, Croydon, south London with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

 

1 May 1965 – ABC Dover, Dover, Kent with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, John Barry Seven, The Kestrels and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research/The Stage)

2 May 1965 – ABC Harrow, Harrow, west London with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

4 May 1965 – ABC Hull, Hull with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

5 May 1965 – Gig in Stockton, Teesside with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 May 1965 – ABC Carlisle, Carlisle, Cumbria with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

8 May 1965 – Theatre Royal, Norwich, Norfolk with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

9 May 1965 – Colston Hall, Bristol with Billy Fury & The Gamblers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Zephyrs (Rieks Korke’s research)

13 May 1965 – Marquee, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 May 1965 – Top Ten Club, Town Hall, Liskeard, Cornwall with The Blue Beats and People (Cornish Guardian)

15 May 1965 – Top Ten Club, New Cornish Riveria Lido, St Austell, Cornwall with The Blue Beats and People (Cornish Guardian)

18 May 1965 – Majestic, Newport, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 May 1965 – Gig in Porthcawl, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 May 1965 – City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Donovan (Rieks Korke’s research) Donovan’s drummer was Skip Alan who would replace Viv Prince in November. The 23 May date suggests there were other artists on the tour.

21 May 1965 – Central Pier, Morecambe, Lancashire with Donovan (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 May 1965 – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Dorset with Donovan, The New Faces, Unit 4 Plus 2, John L Watson & The Hummelflugs and Chris Carlson (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

23 May 1965 – Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire with Donovan (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 May 1965 – Spa Hall, Warrington, Cheshire with Donovan (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 May 1965 – Stamford Hall, Altrincham, Greater Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

29 May 1965 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

 

3 June 1965 – Gig in Munich, West Germany (Rieks Korke’s research)

4 June 1965 – Gig in Munich, West Germany (Rieks Korke’s research)

5 June 1965 – Gig in Hamburg, West Germany (possibly Star Club) (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 June 1965 – Gig in Hamburg, West Germany (possibly Star Club) (Rieks Korke’s research)

7 June 1965 – Gig in Hamburg, West Germany (possibly Star Club) (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 June 1965 – Ricky Tick, Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Blues Syndicate (Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

12 June 1965 – Hill Liola, Stamford, Lincolnshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

18 June 1965 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, southwest London (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 June 1965 – New Restaurant, Aere Harwell, Oxfordshire with Candy ‘N’ Cookies, Ricky & The Gamblers and The Outcrowd (Oxford Mail) Rieks Korke has the band performing at Harwell Atomic Energy Establishment on this date

4 July 1965 – Margate Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent with The Nashville Teens and support (East Kent Times & Mail) Rieks Korke also has Screaming Jay Hawkins and The Clayton Squares

23 July 1965 – 32 Club, Harlesden, north London (Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette)

24 July 1965 – Witham Public Hall, Witham, Essex with Cops ‘N’ Robbers and The Senates (Essex County Standard)

28 July 1965 – Pool Ballroom, Rhos-on-Sea, Wales with The Motown Sect and The Panzies (North Wales Weekly News)

 

1 August 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with The In Crowd (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

2 August 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with support (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

3 August 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

7 August 1965 – Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, Dorset with Neil Anderson (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

The Daily Mirror’s 16 August edition noted that The Pretty Things flew off for their New Zealand tour on Sunday, 15 August after a farewell gig in London (the Ad-Lib Club)

19-30 August 1965 – New Zealand tour with Sandie Shaw, Eden Kane, Tommy Adderley, The Chicks and The Mike Perjanik Showband (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1965-2/)

31 August-1 September 1965 – Top 20 Club, Auckland, New Zealand with Larry’s Rebels and The Dark Ages (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1965-2/)

 

10 September 1965 – Lucky Stars Club, Staines, Middlesex (Staines and Egham News)

11 September 1965 – Bure Club, Mudeford, Dorset with Clive Shane & The Avengers (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

There’s an article on Viv Prince with a pic in Staines and Egham News 17/9/65, page 13

19 September 1965 – Southall Community Centre, Southall, west London (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

22 September 1965 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

 

9 October 1965 – KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1965-2/)

21 October 1965 – Empire Social Club, Neath, Wales (Port Talbot Guardian) This was cancelled when two members fell ill

 

1 November 1965 – Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

6 November 1965 – Florida Room, Brighton, West Sussex (Rieks Korke’s research)

7 November 1965 – Oasis, Manchester (Rieks Korke’s research)

Skip Alan subbed for Viv Prince on a Scottish tour in November so this seems the most likely date when he took over

8 November 1965 – Town Hall, Iveraray, Scotland (Rieks Korke’s research)

9 November 1965 – Bobby Jones, Ayr, Scotland (Rieks Korke’s research)

10 November 1965 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland (Rieks Korke’s research)

12 November 1965 – Town Hall, Falkirk, Scotland (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 November 1965 – Civic Hall, Wormley, Surrey (Rieks Korke’s research)

22 November 1965 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

New Musical Express’ 26 November issue reported that Viv Prince had told the music paper that he’d been asked to leave the group. The Pretty Things were on a Scottish tour with a deputy drummer (Skip Alan)

27 November 1965 – Coronation Hall, Ramsgate, Kent (Rieks Korke’s research) East Kent Times & Mail reports that this was rescheduled

New Musical Express’ 3 December issue reported that Viv Prince had agreed to leave. Skip Alan (ex-Them) who had subbed on the recent Scottish tour, was now a permanent member and on tour with the band in Scandinavia.

At some point, Billy Harrison, formerly of Them, covered for Dick Taylor when The Pretty Things played in Norway, which may have been this same tour.

December 1965 – British Legion Hall, Coleford, Somerset (Somerset Guardian)

11 December 1965 – Coronation Ballroom, Ramsgate, Kent with The System (East Kent Times & Mail)

17 December 1965 – Farnborough Technical College, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Carnaby and The Generation (Aldershot News)

21 December 1965 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, London with The Artwoods (Melody Maker)

31 December 1965 – Matrix Hall, Coventry with The Fairies and The Playboys (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

1966

21 January 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, southwest London (Balham & Tooting News and Mercury)

22 January 1966 – Esquire Club, Sheffield, South Yorkshire with Micky Finn’s and Motown Sect (The Star)

25 January 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

28 January 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

29 January 1966 – Locomotive de Pigalle, Paris, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

 

12-13 February 1966 – Dutch dates (for more information, visit Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

18-19 February 1966 – Danish dates (for more information, visit Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/) The Pretty Things played with The Red Squares and Them (the McAuley brothers’ rival version) on 19 February, so it’s possible that this was when Billy Harrison subbed for Dick Taylor

21 February 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, southwest London (Melody Maker)

23 February 1966 – Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, southeast London (Melody Maker)

4 March 1966 – Ricky Tick, Plaza Ballroom, Newbury, Berkshire (Andover Advertiser/Ricky Tick website: https://www.rickytick.com/)

4 March 1966 – Carfax Ballroom, Oxford (North Berks Herald)

6 March 1966 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with The Condors (Aldershot News)

9 March 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with The John Lofty Sounds (Yarmouth Mercury)

27 March 1966 – Raven Hall, Corby Hotel, Corby, Northamptonshire with The Veldens (Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph)

 

8 April 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, southwest London (Balham & Tooting News and Mercury)

12 April 1966 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London with Jo Jo Gunne (Melody Maker)

21 April 1966 – Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear with The Junco Partners, The Jazz Board and Hilton K’s (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

 

6 May 1966 – Chislehurst Caves, Chislehurst, southeast London (Melody Maker)

7 May 1966 – St George’s Ballroom, Hinckley, Leicestershire (Nuneaton Evening Tribune)

14 May 1966 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Prowlers (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

1 June 1966 – Target’s Paul Row, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

8 June 1966 – Stevenage Mecca, Locarno, Stevenage, Hertfordshire (http://www.coda-uk.co.uk/60’s_music_scene.htm)

18 June 1966 – New Cornish Riveria Lido, St Austell, Cornwall with The Missfits and Don Carroll Big Blues Band (Cornish Guardian)

30 June 1966 – Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire with The Image (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

 

6 July 1966 – Top Rank Hanley Suite, Hanley, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel)

8 July 1966 – Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall (Rieks Korke’s research)

9 July 1966 – Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, Cornwall with Little John & The Giants and Rikki and The Layabouts (West Briton & The Royal Cornwall Gazette)

10 July 1966 – Khyber Club, Taunton, Somerset with The Germs (Somerset County Gazette)

13 July 1966 – Town Hall, Stourbridge, West Midlands (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 July 1966 – Kimbells, Southsea, Hampshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 July 1966 – Town Hall, Welshpool, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

16 July 1966 – Haggers Cinema, Pembroke, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 July 1966 – 100 Club, Oxford Street, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

20 July 1966 – Hedeland Pavilion, Bude, Cornwall (Rieks Korke’s research)

21 July 1966 – Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, Devon (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 July 1966 – Town Hall, Torquay, Devon with The Dicers and The Buccaneers (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

25 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

26 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

27 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

28 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

29 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

30 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

31 July 1966 – Club Valbonne, Cannes, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

 

2 August 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Belfast Telegraph) The Pretty Things’ first appearance in Belfast

6-7 August 1966 – Danish dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

13 August 1966 – Corby Civic Centre, Corby, Northamptonshire with The Cyclones (Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph)

18 August 1966 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Nite People (East Kent Times & Mail)

19 August 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, southwest London (Streatham News)

28 August 1966 – Starlite, Greenford, west London with Sands (Melody Maker)

 

17 September 1966 – St George’s Ballroom, Hinckley, Leicestershire with The Nemkons (Nuneaton Evening Tribune)

23 September 1966 – Flamenco, Folkestone, Kent (Folkestone & Hythe Gazette)

24 September 1966 – Alhambra, Paris, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

 

4 October 1966 – BCSU Fresher’s Ball, Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset with The Spectres and Syd Fay (Poster)

7 October 1966 – New Addington Hotel, New Addington, south London with Odds-On (Coulson & Purley Advertiser)

8 October 1966 – Dutch dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

 

6 November 1966 – Oasis, Manchester (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

11 November 1966 – Bishop, Stoke, Staffordshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

12 November 1966 – Gig in Halifax, West Yorkshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

13 November 1966 – Gig in Southsea, Hampshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 November 1966 – Chinese R&B Jazz Club, Bristol Corn Exchange, Bristol (Bristol Evening Post)

16 November 1966 – Gig in Stroud, Gloucestershire (Rieks Korke’s research)

18 November 1966 – Floral Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland with Express (Belfast Telegraph)

19 November 1966 – Gig in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (Rieks Korke’s research)

24 November 1966 – Gig in Hull (Rieks Korke’s research)

28 November 1966 – Gig in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (Rieks Korke’s research)

At some point in December Brian Pendelton dropped out but wasn’t replaced.

4 December 1966 – Roskilde Fjordvilla, Denmark with The Javelins and The Rocking Ghosts (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1966-2/)

23 December 1966 – Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, west London (Balham & Tooting News and Mercury)

26 December 1966 – The Upper Cut, Forest Gate, east London with The Mack Sound (Melody Maker)

29 December 1966-2 January 1967 – The band undertakes gigs in Ireland (Disc & Music Echo)

1967

4 January 1967 – Benefit gig at Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, west London with David Garrick (Disc & Music Echo)

5 January 1967 – The band flies to West Germany (Disc & Music Echo)

14 January 1967 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (Steve Chapples research: www.lankybeat.com)

22 January 1967 – Danish dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

26 January 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, central London with The Lonely Ones (Melody Maker)

 

4-5 February 1967 – French dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

14 February 1967 – Speakeasy, Mayfair, central London with Valentine’s Day Massacre (Fabulous 208/Mick Capewell’s Marmalade Skies)

25 February 1967 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with The Fancy Bred (Surrey Advertiser)

25 February 1967 – Weekend Club, Paris, France with The Moody Blues, Ronnie Bird and Vigon (Website: http://www.webwriter.f2s.com/moody/tourbooks/1967tour.htm)

 

2 March 1967 – Club Radio Caroline, France (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

4 March 1967 – Law Faculty of Assas, Paris, France with The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

26-27 March 1967 – Dutch dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

At some point in March, John Stax also departed. He was replaced by two members from The Fenmen before Easter.

15 April 1967 – Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London with The All Night Workers (Melody Maker)

29 April 1967 – 14-Hour Technicolor Dream Festival, Alexandra Palace, north London with Pink Floyd, Sam Gopal, Soft Machine and others (Melody Maker)

Melody Maker’s 29 April issue reported that Jon Povey and Alan “Wally” Waller from The Fenmen had joined The Pretty Things. Waller says his first gig was at the Casino des Sables D’Olonne on the Atlantic Coast in France around Easter (late March).

19 May 1967 – Oriel Ball, Oxford with The Mickey Finn, Nightgales, The Artwoods and The Burlington Sound (Cherwell)

 

10 June 1967 – Dartmouth Guildhall, Dartmouth, Devon with support (Torbay Express and South Devon Echo)

16 June 1967 – Diss Corn Hall, Diss, Norfolk with Ian and Danny Eves and The Reformation (North Norfolk News)

24 June 1967 – Supreme Eastern Esplanade, Ramsgate, Kent with Len Marshall Show (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

22 July 1967 – Alexandria Palace, north London with The Move and others (Rieks Korke’s research)

26 July 1967 – Regal Ballroom, Minehead, Somerset with The Phaze (Somerset County Gazette)

 

19 August 1967 – Flamingo, Redruth, Cornwall with Acoustics (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

 

6 October 1967 – Regal, Ardglass, Northern Ireland with The Kings (Belfast Evening Telegraph)

6 October 1967 – Starlite, Belfast, Northern Ireland with The Agents (Belfast Evening Telegraph)

13 October 1967 – King’s Hall, Stoke, Staffordshire (Evening Sentinel)

30 October 1967 – Neue Welt, West Berlin, West Germany (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

 

9 November 1967 – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Cornwall (West Briton & Royal Cornish Gazette)

11 November 1967 – Stadthalle, Wuppertal, West Germany (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/tag/1967/page/3/)

24 November 1967 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with The Eyes of Blue and T-Rex (Melody Maker)

Clockwise from top left: Jon Povey, Dick Taylor, Wally Waller, Skip Alan and Phil May

1 December 1967 – Queen’s Rink Ballroom, Hartlepool, County Durham with The Tony King Sound (Hartlepool Mail)

16 December 1967 – Assembly Rooms, Framlingham, Suffolk with The Wildoats (Fabulous 208/Ipswich Star)

20 December 1967 – Stockton Tech College, Stockton-on-Tees (Fabulous 208)

22 December 1967 – Purple Fez, Devonport, Devon (Fabulous 208)

23 December 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

1968

9 February 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with Winston G and Crystal Ship (Melody Maker)

17 February 1968 – Ewell Tech, Ewell, Surrey with Dantalion’s Chariot (Melody Maker)

18 February 1968 – Danish dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

13 March 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with The Action, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes and The Track (Melody Maker)

24 March 1968 – New Regis Club, Bognor Regis, West Sussex with The Machine (Brighton Evening Argus)

 

11-13 April 1968 – Piper Club, Rome, Italy (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/This may have been Twink’s debut shows with the band

Melody Maker‘s 13 April issue reported that Twink had taken over from Skip Alan on drums.

27 April 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with Coconut Mushroom (Melody Maker)

 

11 May 1968 – Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire (Derby Evening Telegraph)

 

21 June 1968 – The First Holiness Kitschgarden for the Liberation of Love & Peace in Colors, Houtrusthallen, La Hague, the Netherlands (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

22 June 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with July and Juniors Eyes (Melody Maker)

 

6 July 1968 – St Thomas Hall, Brentwood, Essex with Pinkerton’s Colours (Essex Chronicle)

28 July 1968 – The Cockpit, Hyde Park, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

1 August 1968 – Tetbury Show Carnival Week, Marquee, Recreation Ground, Tetbury, Gloucestershire with Johnny Carr & The Cadillacs (Stroud News)

2 August 1968 – Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Dorset with Bruce Channel and Dr Marigold’s Prescription (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

3 August 1968 – Torquay Town Hall, Torquay, Devon (Western Evening Mail)

23 August 1968 – Jazz Bilzen festival, Bilzen, Belgium with The Action, Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Move and Simon Dupree Big Sound (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

24 August 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Terry Reid (Melody Maker)

 

7-8 September 1968 – Dutch dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

11 September 1968 – Ancien Stand, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland with The Warren Davis Monday Band and The Shakins (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

18 September 1968 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London (Rieks Korke’s research)

19 September 1968 – Cellar Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

 

8 October 1968 – Kew Boat House, Kew, west London (Time Out)

18 October 1968 – Mistrale Club, Beckenham Junction, London with T-Rex and Julian Hirsch (Coulson & Purley Advertiser/Poster)

26-27 October 1968 – Danish dates (Defecting Grey website: http://sfsorrow.fr/index.php/1968-2/)

 

8 November 1968 – Kew Boat House, Kew, west London (Richmond & Twickenham Times)

15 November 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 November 1968 – Fishmonger’s Arms, Wood Green, London with Downliners Sect (Melody Maker)

29 November 1968 – Mothers, Erdington, West Midlands (Rieks Korke’s research)

30 November 1968 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London with The End (Melody Maker)

 

5 December 1968 – Somerset College of Art, Arts Ball, Country Ballroom, Taunton, Someset with Savoy Brown and Copper-Pot Band (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

12 December 1968 – Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Waltham Forest Tech College and School of Art with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Melody Maker)

15 December 1968 – City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear with Pink Floyd, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Deviants and Gordon Smith (Newcastle Evening Chronicle)

19 December 1968 – College of Technology, Maidstone, Kent (Rieks Korke’s research)

22 December 1968 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London (Melody Maker)

27 December 1968 – Mistrale Club, Beckenham Junction, south London (Rieks Korke’s research)

1969

25 January 1969 – Polytechnic, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

25 January 1969 – Middle Earth, Covent Garden, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

3 February 1969 – Bay Hotel, Sunderland (www.45worlds.com/live)

8 February 1969 – Ewell Tech, Ewell, Surrey (Rieks Korke’s research)

14 February 1969 – Inner Circle, central London (Rieks Korke’s research)

23 February 1969 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London (Melody Maker)

24 February 1969 – Dome, Brighton, West Sussex (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

2 March 1969 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London (Melody Maker)

4 March 1969 – Poole College, Poole, Dorset with Elmer Gantry (website: https://bournemouthbeatboom.wordpress.com/)

6 March 1969 – Lanchester College, Coventry (Rieks Korke’s research)

15 March 1969 – Chelsea College of Science and Technology, southwest London with Barclay James Harvest and Steamhammer (Melody Maker)

16 March 1969 – Blaises, Imperial Hotel, Queen’s Gate, Kensington, west London (Time Out)

3 April 1969 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London with Deviants (Melody Maker)

26 April 1969 – Kee Club, Bridgend, Wales (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

9 May 1969 – Parliament Hill Fields, north London (Rieks Korke’s research)

11 May 1969 – Country Club, Belsize Park, north London (Time Out)

23 May 1969 – Fishmongers Arms, Wood Green, north London (Time Out)

 

13 June 1969 – North west Poly, Prince of Wales Road, northwest London (Time Out)

 

22 August 1969 – Burton Constable Hall, Hull (Rieks Korke’s research)

30 August 1969 – Isle of Wight Pop Festival, Ryde, Isle of Wight with many others (Rieks Korke’s research)

 

3 October 1969 – Acton Town Hall, Acton, west London (Time Out)

4 October 1969 – Regional College, Barking, east London (Rieks Korke’s research)

Many thanks to Mike Stax for passing on Rieks Korke’s incomplete gig list, which he shared with Stax in the early 2000s. I tried to email Rieks to get in touch regarding using dates missing from my list but his email no longer worked. I’ve credited Rieks for gigs above but would welcome contact with him.

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