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The 4XXXXs

The 4XXXXs
The 4XXXXs
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Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald

Name Change: The Power and the Glory

Formed: 1964 Split: 1967

Line-up
Tony Cole (rhythm guitar) - Leyfields
Ian Parson (drums) - Gillway
Terry Young (lead guitar) - Two Gates
Chris Pallett (bass guitar) - Dosthill
"Kip" Wood (vocals) - Offa Street, The Leys

Gigs

1964
05/09/64

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

05/12/64
The River Boys, The James Boys, Four XXXX
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm

1965
a06/02/65
Old Comrades Association Dance
4XXXXs, The Gingermen
The Drill Hall, 8.00pm-11.30pm
Admission: 5/-

07/03/65
The Four XXXXs
Shuttington and Alvecote Social Club, 8.00pm-11.30pm

29/05/65
The Spirits, Four XXXXs
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-1.30am
Admission: 5/6

26/06/65
Tomorrow is Carnival Day
Four XXXXs Rhythm Group
Main Arena Stage at 6.30pm

05/08/65
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Mens Club

13/08/65
Tamworth Sports and Charitable Promotions
The Four XXXXs
The Zeros (popular local talent winners from Derbyshire)
The Sombreros (Birmingham)

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6

28/08/65
The Four XXXXs (Tamworth own beat group), The Neutrals (Birmingham), The Contours
Admission: 5/6

10/09/65
College Lane Schools Youth Club
Rock and Twist to the Tamworth Beatles – The Four XXXXs

14/10/65
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Mens Club

29/10/65
Four XXXXs
Wigginton Hotel FC

06/11/65
Regimental Association Staffs Regiment Grand Dance
Lloyd Samson, The Four XXXXs
Admission: 6/6

25/11/65
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Mens Club

27/11/65
The Four XXXXs, The Hollis Brown Group
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-11.30pm
Admission: 5/6

05/12/65
The Four XXXXs
Dosthill Cosmopolitan Club

11/12/65
The Inn-Sect, The Four XXXXs
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-11.30pm
Admission: 5/6

Christmas Eve and Boxing Night
Assembly Rooms
Xmas Eve – 8.00pm-11.30pm - Admission: 5/6
Boxing Night – 8.00pm-1.00am – Admission: 6/6

Alan Dene and the Denims
The King-size Kings
The Betsy Beats
The Zulus
The Shades
The Four XXXXs (5)

1966
15/01/66
The Four XXXX's, The X-Cels
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-11.30pm
(North Staffs Old Comrades Association)

20/01/66
The Four XXXX's
Kettlebrook Working Men's Club

19/02/66
The Four XXXX’s
Elford Village Hall, 8.30pm-11.30pm
Admission: 5/-

25/02/66
The Four XXXXs
Stechford YWCA

12/03/66
The Four XXXXs
Dosthill Cosmopolitan Club

01/05/66
The Four XXXXs
Warton Working Men's Club

06/05/66
Carnival Queen Semi-Final Selection Dance
The Avengers, This Generation, Four XXXXs
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 6/-

23/06/66
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Men's Club

26/06/66
The Four XXXXs
Warton Working Men's Club

19/08/66
The Four XXXXs
Polesworth Working Men's Club, 8..00pm-10.45pm
Admission: 2/-

21/10/66
The Four XXXXs(5)
Polesworth Working Men's Club, 8.00pm-10:45pm
Admission: 2/-

23/10/66
Big Beat Night
The Trendmen, The Four XXXX's
Atherstone Memorial Hall
Admission: 6/-

05/11/66
Mile Oak Rovers FC Grand Bonfire Night Dance
The Easy Beats and The Four XXXX's
Mile Oak Hotel Ballroom, 8.00pm-12 midnight
Admission: 5/-

18/11/66
The Four XXXXs
Polesworth Working Men's Club, 8.00pm-10.45pm
Admission: 2/-

23/12/66
Tamworth College of FE Annual Ball
The Four XXXXs

1967
As from January 12th Thursday nights will feature teenage dances. Wilnecote Community Centre - First group: Four XXXXs06/01/67
As from January 12th Thursday nights will feature teenage dances
Wilnecote Community Centre
Admission: 2/-
First group: The Four XXXXs

13/01/67
The Four XXXXs
Polesworth Working Men's Club, 8.00pm-10.45pm
Admission: 2/-

The Four XXXXs and The Convention20/01/67
Beat Dance
The Four XXXXs and The Convention
Polesworth Memorial Hall, 8.00pm-11.30pm
Admission: 5/-

24/02/67
William Tolson Ltd Social Club Dance
Bob Mason's Orchestra and The Four XXXXs
Drayton Manor Missanda Suite, 8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 6/6

09/03/67
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Men's Club

10/03/67
Lloyd Jackson and His Band and The Four XXXXs
Tamworth Football Club Grand Dance
Drayton Manor Park Tower Suite, 8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 7/-

14/04/67
The Four XXXXs
Polesworth Working Men's Club, 8.00pm-10.45pm
Admission: 2/-

15/06/67
The Four XXXXs
Kettlebrook Working Men's Club

Tamworth Herald Feature
Tamworth Herald - 03/06/66
Local Beat Group Win Audition Prize
The 4XXXX'sThe 4XXXX's, Tamworth's popular beat group was successful on Saturday in winning the all-Midland beat contest held at Wellington.

The contest was judged by the recording manager of Galaxy Enterprises Ltd, who handle the the "Small Faces" and the "Nashville Teens." First prize was £10 and an audition with a top recording company.

Among the fourteen groups taking part were the "Peasant Sect" who recently won an audition on Saturday Club and "The Vigilantes" winners of the Joseph Sankey Beat Contest and present holders of the Fred Hibbard Beat Trophy.

Members of the local group are Tony Cole (rhythm guitar), from Leyfields; Ian Parson (drummer), Gillway; Terry Young (lead guitar), Two Gates; Chris Pallett (bass guitar), Dosthill; and "Kip" Wood (singer) from Offa Street,The Leys.

The Gallery

The 4XXXXs

Members of The 4XXXXs are: Tony Cole (rhythm guitar), from Leyfields; "Kip" Wood (singer) from Offa Street,The Leys; Ian Parson (drummer), Gillway; Terry Young (lead guitar), Two Gates; Chris Palette (bass guitar), Dosthill.

The 4XXXXs

Tamworth Herald Feature - 03/06/66

The 4XXXXs

18/03/66
Tamworth Herald - Four XXXXs fan club

The 4XXXXs

18/02/66
Tamworth Herald - Now On Sale "Take It All" by The Four XXXXs
From J. Weavers, Bolebridge Street

The 4XXXXs

More than 300 students and guests attended the Annual Ball at Tamworth College of Further Education on Friday evening, together with members of the college staff and governors, including chairman Mr W E Brown, the mayor and mayoress of Tamworth (Councillor and Mrs T Willcox) and councillors Mr and Mrs A Heathcote also attended. Music for dancing was provided by Frank Carter's Orchestra and the "4XXXXs,) who were photographed with some of the guests.

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