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Tamworth Bands History : 1963

January to March
04/01/63 - Tamworth Herald
Mikado Café Owner, James Cheneler applied for a juke box licence for 24 hours a day 7 days week. It was the only café open all night on the main road between Nottingham and Worcester.

The Fabulous Sidewinders
Saturday Night Dances at Drayton Manor Park, Ballroom

Saturdays 19/26 January and 02/09/16 February
Peter Justice and his band
Drayton Manor Park, Ballroom

Sundays from 13/01/63
Ronnie Cox and his band
Drayton Manor Park, Ballroom

El Riot and the Rebels Link to an external website. with Le Christian and the Sinners
Assembly Rooms

Rocking Renowns and The Rebels with guest singer John Wooley
Mancetter Memorial Hall

Rock and Twistacular
Gerry Levene and the Avengers with The Emperors

Assembly Rooms

Rocking Renowns
Assembly Rooms

The M.I.5 with Grant Millard
Assembly Rooms

01/02/63 - Stars of TV, Radio and the Stage – The Beatles at the Assembly Rooms01/02/63
Stars of TV, Radio and the Stage – The Beatles
With Gerry Levene and the Avengers and The Rebels

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6

The Sapphires
Assembly Rooms

09/02/63 and 11/02/63
Johnny Fox and the Sapphires
Assembly Rooms

Friday February 1st 1963
Record Spin
The first Tamworth Herald Music page – Record Spin
"Beatles Here to make it a hat-trick?"

Best selling records in Tamworth this week:

1. Diamonds (Jet Harris and Tony Meehan)
2. Little Town Flirt (Del Shannon)
3. Bachelor Boy (Cliff Richard)

Record shops: Crowhurst, Greens and Weavers

Be the man of the moment in a style-setter from Bradleys.08/02/63 – Taworth Herald page 4
Review of The Beatles gig
"Keep an Eye on What's On"
Hundreds of fans were turned away, the doors closed at 9.30pm. The Beatles promised to return.

15/02/63 – Tamworth Herald - Record and Film Review
Tony McDonald 87, Dormer Avenue, Bolehall wrote to the Herald congratulating Vince Baker bringing The Beatles to the town. He did not mind paying 6/6 admission. His friends agreed: Philip Allsop, Kettlebrook, Tony Hanson, Fazeley, James Bristoll, Leyfields, Robert Hudson, Two Gates and Nigel Pearn, Two Gates.

This was in response to a complaint on the front page of the Herald. Read on...

Gerry Harvey and the Rocking Sundowners
Assembly Rooms

Rocking Renowns and Johnny Fox and the Hunters Link to an external website.
Assembly Rooms

Rocking Spectacular
Lee Christian and The Sinners with The Emperors

Assembly Rooms

Gerry Levene and the Avengers
Assembly Rooms

El Riot and the Rebels with Gerry Harvey and the Sundowners
Assembly Rooms

The Stormbreakers
Assembly Rooms

Saturday Beat Night
Pat Wayne and the Deltas Link to an external website. with Roger James and the Sapphires

New Memorial Hall, Atherstone

Jimmy Powell and the Piledrivers (Decca recording artists – "Remember Them")
The Rocking Rebels
Assembly Rooms

The Emperors, The Mysterians, The Trojans
Assembly Rooms

Big Beat Star Spectacular
Danny Storm, Robby Hood and the Merrymen, Clifton All Stars Rock Band

New Memorial Hall, Atherstone

Patti Brook backed by Jet Harris's group The Jet Blacks with The Wanderers
Assembly Rooms

Grant Harvey and the Rocking Sundowners
Assembly Rooms

Big Beat Every Saturday
Polly Perkins
(Decca recording artist)
Atherstone Memorial Hall

Palace Cinema – Summer Holiday with Cliff Richard

Big Beat
Miss Jane
(Oriole recording artist) with The Lawmen and The Avengers
Atherstone Memorial Hall

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