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Tamworth Bands History : 1964

July to September
03/07/64
Polesworth Carnival Queen Crowning Ceremony
Twisting to The Olympics (Decca recording Artistes)
Polesworth Memorial Hall
Admission: 4/-

The Crickets - 10/07/64 - Assembly Rooms10/07/64
The Crickets
The Phantoms

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

11/07/64
Polesworth Carnival Night Dance
The Defenders
Polesworth Memorial Hall

11/07/64
Red Rockers
Elford Village Hall
Admission: 5/- 8.15pm-11.45pm

12/07/64 - Tamworth Herald – Record & Film Review
Lee Stirling is to appear in the British heats of the Eurovision Song Contest.

17/07/64
The Diplomats, Ranne Starr and the Aliens, R&B Incorporated
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

17/07/64
Red Rockers
Elford Village Hall
Admission: 5/- 8.30pm-1.00am

18/07/64
Miss Danny and the Crystelles plus support
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

25/07/64
Miss Jean Morton and the Tingha and Tucker T.V. Show
Drayton Manor Park

31/07/64
Holiday Dances
The McKinleys, The Diamonds, The Diplomats, The Everglades
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

03/08/64
Holiday Rave
Danny B and the Firebirds (from their tour of Germany)
The Phantoms
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/- 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

07/08/64 - Tamworth Herald
"Tamworth Site for Racecourse 'Not Ideal'"
"A possible Tamworth area site for a new £2 million super racecourse was described as "possibly not ideal"."

07/08/64
Rock, Twist and Rave Dance
Gerry Levene and the Avengers
Ranne Starr and the Aliens

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

08/08/64
Ronnie and the Little People
Keith and the Premiers

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

14/08/64 - Tamworth Herald – Record & Film Review
"Peter and Gordon – warning – if their next two records flop – they'll quit!!"

14/08/64
Rock, Rave and Twitch
Mark Stuart, The Crestas, The Phantoms
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am

15/08/64
The Everglades
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

16/08/64
The Sundowners
Warton Working Mens Club

21/08/64 - Tamworth Herald – Record & Film Review
"Four with a future come to Tamworth – like the Beatles and Stones?"
"Few could predict the success of the top two groups…but Vince Baker has a programme for September, including four groups he thinks will be big name sin the future…The Wolves, The Honeycombs, The Zombies and John Jones and the Playboys."

21/08/64
The Diplomats, The Emperors, The Concords
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am

22/08/64
Gerry Levene and the Avengers
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

28/08/64
The Wolves with Johnny and the Alpines
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am

28/08/64
Palace – A Hard Day's Night – The Beatles on for 5 days

Brian Tracey Theatrical Agency28/08/64
Advert – Brian Tracey Theatrical Agency

29/08/64
The Cyclones
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

Record & Film Review replaced by Pop Bar04/09/64 Tamworth Herald – Pop Bar
Record & Film Review replaced by Pop Bar
"The Honeycombs to play Tamworth, September 14th, currently top of the charts with "Have I the Right?". The Zombies at No. 4 with "She's Not There" are to visit on September 21st."

05/09/64
"The Fifth Beatle" Jimmy Nichol and the ShubDubs
with Johnny and the Alpines

Atherstone Memorial Hall
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-11.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments
NB: Reg Calvert, promoter of acts at the Atherstone Memorial Hall moved on to work with Lord Sutch on the pirate radio station 'Radio Sutch' in June of this year. Now in September, Vince Baker Entertainments can be seen to be promoting events at that venue. Soon Vince would have large 'joint' adverts in the Tamworth Herald, promoting events at both venues.

06/09/64
The Electric Combo
Warton Working Mens Club

05/09/64
The Spirits, The Dominators, The Four XXXX
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

11/09/64
Palace – West Side Story

11/09/64 – Big advert for the Assembly Rooms and Atherstone Memorial Hall - Vince Baker Entertainments

11/09/64
The Martelles
R&B Incorporated, The Conquerors

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

12/09/64
The Phantoms
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

12/09/64
Rock, Dance, Twist, Dance, Jive
Carl and the Teddy Bears
The Blue Tones

Atherstone Memorial Hall
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

12/09/64
The Aces
Warton Working Mens Club

14/09/64
The Honeycombs
Jeff Silvas and the Four Stooges

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

The Vipers Rhythm Group with vocalist Dave Cotton16/09/64
Children's Night at the Miners Welfare Club, Polesworth
"Children's Own Rock and Roll Group"
The Vipers Rhythm Group with vocalist Dave Cotton

18/09/64
The Wanderers
Wilnecote St. John Ambulance Brigade Dance
Wilnecote Parish Hall
Admission: 4/- 8.00pm-12 midnight

18/09/64
Johnny and the Alpines with Memphis Five
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-1.00am

18/09/64
The Wanderers
Wilnecote Parish Hall
Admission: 4/-

19/09/64
Derek and The Boys
Warton Working Mens Club

19/09/64
The Diplomats
Assembly Rooms

19/09/64
Saturday Star-Spot
The Overlanders (from ITVs "Thanks Your Lucky Stars")
R&B Incorporated
Atherstone Memorial Hall
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

21/09/64
The Blue Hawaiians
Top Ten Variety Club, Polesworth
Chetwynd Arms, Polesworth
Admission: 4/- 8.00pm-10.30pm

The Zombies - 21/09/64 - Assembly Rooms21/09/64
The Zombies ("She's Not There")
The Stringbeats
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

25/09/64 Tamworth Herald – Pop Bar
"Out today – Carle Wayne and the Vikings – "What's the Matter Baby?""

25/09/64
The Naturals ("I should have known better")
The Nightriders (Colombia recording artistes)
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am

26/09/64
The Sundowners
Warton Working Mens Club

The Zombies with the Memphis Five - 26/09/64 - Atherstone Memorial Hall26/09/64
Tamworth Young farmers
Ted Gibbs and His Band
Polesworth Memorial Hall 8.30pm-11.45pm

26/09/64
Carl and the Teddy Bears
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30am

26/09/64
The Zombies with the Memphis Five
Atherstone Memorial Hall
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-11.30pm

26/09/64
The Mayfair Quartet and Ricky Topaz and the Diamonds
Polesworth Memorial Hall
Admission: 6/- 8.00pm-1.00am


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