GIG DIARY

This excellent document, provided by Brian Stevenson, gives an interesting insight into the Manchester beat era - not only of the local band scene but also the tremendous opportunities for club goers to see live bands at that time.

I have chosen not to cut out the non-Manchester gigs, as I feel that they are of equal importance - perhaps reflecting the change in music tastes/opportunities over such a short period of time.

Also check out Alan Fildes's Oasis gig guide for 1965

Enjoy!

DATE

GROUP

VENUE

COMMENTS

06.07.1965

EARL PRESTONS REALMS

CAVERN (LIVERPOOL)

 

17.08.1965

THE MEASLES

OASIS

 

22.08.1965

THE MEASLES

   “   “

 
 

UNIT 4 +2

   

24.08.1965

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   “   “

FIVE PIECE GROUP

 

FITZ + STARTZ

   

29.08.1965

THE PEDDLERS

   “   “

 
 

BERN ELIOTS KLAN

   

31.08.1965

THE STYLOS

   “   “

 
 

THE BRIDGEBEATS

   

07.09.1965

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

   “   “

 
 

THE HICKORY STIX

   

12.09.1965

THE WHO

   “   “

 
 

STAGE 4

   
 

OUR GENERATION

   

14.09.1965

THE CYMERONS

   “   “

 
 

THE STRANGEWAYS

   

18.09.1965

LITTLE FRANKIE

   “   “

 
 

THE COUNTRY GENTS

   
 

THE COUNTRY BEATS

   
 

THE MISSING LINKS

   

21.09.1965

THE MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS

   “   “

 
 

THE CONSPIRATORS

   

24.09.1965

KRIS RYAN & THE QUESTIONS

   “   “

 
 

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   

28.09.1965

THE MEASLES

   “   “

 
 

THE INSECTS

   

03.10.1965

BO DIDDLEY

   “   “

 
 

THE IN-CROWD

   

08.10.1965

THE MERSEYBEATS

   “   “

 
 

ST.LOUIS UNION

   

17.10.1965

SCREAMING LORD SUTCH & THE SAVAGES

   “   “

 
 

TOMS RIGG

   

24.10.1965

THE YARDBIRDS

   “   “

 
 

THE FENMEN

   

26.10.1965

THE STYLOS

   “   “

 
 

CHRISTINE & THE NORTHMEN

   

06.11.1965

THE CYMERONS

   “   “

 
 

(CATHY McGOWAN)

   

09.11.1965

THE FAIRIES

   “   “

 

13.11.1965

THE MINDBENDERS

   “   “

1st without W.Fontana

 

KRIS RYAN & THE QUESTIONS

   

21.11.1965

THE NASHVILLE TEENS

   “   “

 
 

THE SORROWS

   

23.11.1965

IVANS MEADS

   “   “

 
 

THE MEASLES

   

18.12.1965

DAVE DEE, DOZY, (BEAKY), MICK & TICH

   “   “

BEAKY SICK

 

THE YING TONGS

   

24.12.1965

THE MEASLES

   “   “

 
 

THE STYLOS

   
 

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   

04.01.1966

THE DETROITS

   “   “

 

08.01.1966

PATTI LABELLE & THE BLUEBELLES

   “   “

 
 

THE CHECKPOINTS

   
 

BLUESOLOGY

   

11.01.1966

THE MEASLES

   “   “

 

18.01.1966

THE STYLOS

   “   “

 

25.01.1966

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

   “   “

 
 

THE SINS OF THE FAMILY

   

29.01.1966

THE BIRDS

   “   “

 
 

PLAIN & FANCY

   

01.02.1966

THE STYLOS

   “   “

 
 

THE MOONRAKERS

   

06.02.1966

THE ROULETTES

   “   “

 
 

THE TENNESSEANS

   

08.02.1966

THE FENMEN

   “   “

 

12.02.1966

THE MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS

   “   “

 
 

DORIS TROY

   
 

BLUESOLOGY

   

13.02.1966

THE MINDBENDERS

   “  “

 
 

THE FAIRIES

   

15.02.1966

KRIS RYAN & THE QUESTIONS

   “   “

SEEN X 3

18.02.1966

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   “   “

 
 

TOMS RIGG

   

22.02.1966

IVANS MEADS

OASIS

 
 

THE CRYIN’ SHAMES

   

26.02.1966

PINKERTONS ASSORTED COLOURS

   “   “

 
 

THE FACTOTUMS

   

27.02.1966

THE ROCKIN’ BERRIES

   “   “

 

01.03.1966

THE TOGGERY FIVE

   “   “

 

04.03.1966

PADDY, KLAUS & GIBSON

   “   “

 
 

THE CYMERONS

   

06.03.1966

THE KOOBAS

   “   “

 
 

THE STYLOS

   

13.03.1966

WAYNE FONTANA & THE OPPOSITION

   “   “

 
 

GIN HOUSE

   

15.03.1966

THE ALAN BOWN SET

   “   “

 

19.03.1966

GOLDIE (EX GINGERBREADS)

   “   “

 
 

DAVE ANTHONYS MOODS

   
 

LEE WADE & THE WILD ONES

   
 

PHILS SWAGGERS

   

20.03.1966

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

   “   “

 
 

THE IN-CROWD

   
 

THE SOUL SET

   

22.03.1966

THE CHASERS

   “   “

 
 

THE RAGING STORMS

   

26.03.1966

CRISPIAN ST. PETERS

   “   “

 
 

THE PUPPETS

   
 

THE MIKE KURTIS SET

   

27.03.1966

WILSON PICKETT

   “   “

 
 

THE STATESIDERS

   
 

JOHNNY PETERS & THE J.P.’s

   

29.03.1966

THE STYLOS

   “   “

 

01.04.1966

THE PRETTY THINGS

  “   “

 
 

THE ROGUES

   

02.04.1966

SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS

  “   “

 
 

THE COUNTRY GENTS

   
 

FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTERS

   
 

HERBIE GOINS & THE NIGHTIMERS

   

03.04.1966

THE FOURMOST

  “   “

 
 

WYMPLE WINCH (JUST FOUR MEN)

 

CHANGED NAME

05.04.1966

IVANS MEADS

  “   “

 

08.04.1966

THE BIRDS

  “   “

 
 

CAROL KEYES & THE BIG SOUND

   

09.04.1966

THE PRETTY THINGS

  “   “

 
 

THE IN-CROWD

   
 

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   

10.04.1966

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

  “   “

 
 

THE MOTOWN SECT

   

11.04.1966

THE MEASLES

  “   “

 
 

THE STYLE

   
 

ALAN EVANS BLUES BAND

   
 

THE HEARTBEATS

   

12.04.1966

THE MEASLES

  “   “

 

16.04.1966

TOM THUMB & THE FOUR FINGERS

  “   “

 
 

SONNY CHILDE

   
 

DICKY PRIDE

   
 

THE SIDEWINDERS

   
 

(UGLI RAY TERRET)

   

17.04.1966

LEE DORSEY

  “   “

 
 

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

   
 

THE CYMERONS

   

19.04.1966

THE YING TONGS

  “   “

 

23.04.1966

THE CRYIN’ SHAMES

  “   “

 
 

THE CHILDREN

   
 

THE TRESPASSERS

   

24.04.1966

THE VIBRATIONS

  “   “

 
 

THE DELTONES

   
 

------ BROWN BLUES BAND

   

26.04.1966

FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTERS

  “   “

 
 

THE SHEFFIELDS

 

THE MONSTERS

29.04.1966

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

  “   “

 
 

THE IN-CROWD

   

01.05.1966

THE MOODY BLUES

  “   “

 
 

THE LITTLE PEOPLE

   

03.05.1966

THE JIMMY BROWN SOUND

  “   “

 
 

THE MAYBELLENES

   

07.05.1966

THE CYMERONS

  “   “

 
 

THE COUNTRY GENTS

 

SEEN X 3

08.05.1966

PATTI LABELLE & HER BELLES

OASIS

 
 

BLUESOLOGY

 

SEEN X 3

 

THE POLECATZ

   

10.05.1966

THE MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS

   “   “

 

14.05.1966

PAUL & BARRY RYAN

  “   “

 
 

ROBB STORME & THE WHISPERS

   
 

THE HEARTBEATS

   

15.05.1966

THE DRIFTERS

  “   “

 
 

THE TRENSETTERS

   

17.05.1966

THE CYMERONS

  “   “

 

21.05.1966

THE BIRDS

  “   “

SEEN X 3

 

THE STYLOS

 

SEEN X 8

22.05.1966

THE MINDBENDERS

  “   “

 
 

THE IN-CROWD

 

SEEN X 5

24.05.1966

THE POWERHOUSE SIX

  “   “

 

28.05.1966

THE MERSEYS

  “   “

 
 

THE CRESTERS

   

29.05.1966

GENEVIEVE

  “   “

 
 

THE PIRATES

   
 

THE DELTONES

   

31.05.1966

THE JOHN EVAN BAND

  “   “

 
 

THE LUVVERS

   

04.06.1966

THE FACTOTUMS

  “   “

 
 

THE STUART CHARLES STRING BAND

   
 

FRANKENSTEIN & THE MONSTERS

   

05.06.1966

THE FORTUNES

  “   “

 
 

OLIVERS TWISTS

   

07.06.1966

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

  “   “

 

12.06.1966

SCREAMING LORD SUTCH & THE SAVAGES

  “   “

 

14.06.1966

WISHFUL THINKING (THE EMERALDS)

  “   “

CHANGED NAME

17.06.1966

PINKERTONS ASSORTED COLOURS

  “   “

 

26.06.1966

ROY ‘C’

  “   “

 
 

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN

   
 

CHICAGO LINE

   

28.06.1966

THE CYMERONS

  “   “

 

05.07.1966

IVANS MEADS

  “   “

SEEN X 4

09.07.1966

THE FOURMOST

  “   “

 
 

THE CYMERONS

   

10.07.1966

PAUL & BARRY RYAN

  “   “

 
 

ROBB STORME & THE WHISPERS

   
 

THE PURITANS (HEARTBEATS)

 

CHANGED NAME X 3

12.07.1966

FRANKENSTEINS  MONSTERS

  “   “

 

16.07.1966

THE ORLONS

  “   “

 
 

THE DAVE DEVANI FOUR

   
 

THE CALIFORNIANS

   

19.07.1966

LISTEN

  “   “

 

22.07.1966

THE KOOBAS

  “   “

 
 

THE SOUL SECT

   

26.07.1966

THE MEASLES

  “   “

 

02.08.1966

NEIL LANDON & THE BURNETTES

  “   “

 

09.07.1966

THE MONTANAS

  “   “

 

12.08.1966

FRANKENSTEINS MONSTERS

  “   “

 
 

MUMMYS DARLINGS

   

14.08.1966

DAVE BERRY & THE CRUISERS

   “   “

 

20.08.1966

THE CYMERONS

JUNGFRAU

 

27.08.1966

THE CHASERS

  “   “    “

 

03.09.1966

THE MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS

OASIS

 
 

THE WHEELS

   
 

FRANKENSTEINS MONSTERS

 

SEEN X 6

 

THE DOLLY DANCERS

   

04.09.1966

THE MINDBENDERS

  “   “

SEEN X 4

 

THE MISSING LINKS

   

06.09.1966

THE CYMERONS

  “   “

SEEN X 9

09.09.1966

THE FACTOTUMS

  “   “

 
 

THE TATTERS

   

27.09.1966

THE SHAMROCKS

  “   “

 

30.09.1966

THE SILVERSTONE SET

TOP OF THE TOWN

 

04.10.1966

THE MANCHESTER PLAYBOYS

OASIS

SEEN X 5

07.10.1966

THE RICHARD KENT STYLE

TOP OF THE TOWN

 

08.10.1966

THE MEASLES

OASIS

SEEN X 10

 

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

   

09.10.1966

THE MANCHESTER IMPACT

TOP OF THE TOWN

 

11.10.1966

THE WARRIORS

OASIS

 

13.10.1966

THE WALKER BROTHERS

ODEON

 
 

THE TROGGS

   
 

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH

 

SEEN X 6

 

THE MONTANAS

   
 

THE QUOTATIONS

   

15.10.1966

THE IKE & TINA TURNER REVUE

OASIS

 
 

THE FACTOTUMS

   

16.10.1966

THE MAGIC LANTERNS

JUNGFRAU

 

18.10.1966

THE ROCKIN’ VICARS

OASIS

SEEN X 9

20.10.1966

THE CREATION

JIGSAW

 

22.10.1966

THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP

TWISTED WHEEL

 

25.10.1966

THE RICHARD KENT STYLE

JIGSAW

 

06.11.1966

THE VICTOR BROX BLUES TRAIN

TWISTED WHEEL

 

08.11.1966

THE LONELY ONES

OASIS

 

11.11.1966

THE BEACH BOYS

ODEON

 
 

SOUNDS INCORPORATED

   
 

THE GOLDEN BRASS

   
 

LULU

   
 

DAVID & JONATHAN

   

12.11.1966

THE COASTERS

OASIS

 
 

THE MOTIVATION

   
 

HARI KARI

   

28.11.1966

THE TONY MERRICK SCENE

DISKOTAKIS

 

02.12.1966

THE YOUNG RASCALS

OASIS

 
 

THE STYLE

   

20.12.1966

THE FACTOTUMS

  “   “

 

23.12.1966

CHRIS FARLOWE & THE THUNDERBIRDS

TWISTED WHEEL

 

01.01.1967

TIFFANY & THE DODGES

TOP OF THE TOWN

 

04.01.1967

MOMMIES DARLINGS

MAJESTIC

 

21.01.1967

INEZ & CHARLIE FOXX

NEW CENTURY HALL

 
 

MUD MULLIGAN & THE BIG BOSS BAND

   
 

MAKIN’ SOUND

   

28.01.1967

CRISPIAN ST. PETERS

    “            “             “     

 
 

THE CANDY CHOIR

   
 

THE RAGING STORMS

   

01.04.1967

THE DRIFTERS

    “             “            “

 
 

THE CANADIANS

   
 

THE MIKE CURTIS SET

   

11.11.1967

BERT JANSCH

FREE TRADE HALL

 
 

JOHN RENBOURN

   
 

AL STEWART

   
 

THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND

   
 

DORIS HENDERSON

   

25.11.1967

ST LOUIS UNION

NEW CENTURY HALL

 
 

THE PIPSWAYS

   

13.01.1968

THE PLATTERS

NEW CENTURY HALL

 
 

THE TREND

   
 

THE FACTOTUMS

 

SEEN X 5

01.03.1968

SIMON & GARFUNKEL

ODEON

 

01.04.1968

ESTHER & ABI OFARIM

FREE TRADE HALL

 

10.04.1968

GENE PITNEY

ODEON

 
 

DON PARTRIDGE

   
 

SIMON DUPREE & THE BIG SOUND

   
 

LUCAS & THE MIKE COTTON SOUND

   
 

STATUS QUO

   
 

AMEN CORNER

   

26.04.1968

THE SPINNERS

FREE TRADE HALL

 

24.05.1968

TOM RUSH

  “         “          “

 
 

DIZ DIZLEY

   
 

THE YOUNG TRADITION

   

04.10.1968

THE SPINNERS

  “         “          “

 

5.10.1968

SCOTT WALKER

ODEON

 
 

THE PAPER DOLLS

   
 

GUN

   
 

THE LOVE AFFAIR

   
 

THE SEARCHERS

   
 

TERRY REID

   

18.10.1968

THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND

FREE TRADE HALL

 

25.10.1968

THE DUBLINERS

  “         “          “

 

05.11.1968

JULIE FELIX

  “         “          “

 
 

AL STEWART

   
 

THE PENNINE FOLK

   
 

THE ORANGE BLOSSM SOUND

   

Memories

I'm sure the at the Free Trade Hall in May 1968 also had on the bill the American Blues Band Koerner, Ray and Glover. But you know what they say, if you remember the sixties you weren't really there!!

Michael Adamson
29/7/10





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