Gigs 1962

A selective, but fairly exhaustive list of who played where and when in Bournemouth and the surrounding area in 1962

The list is prefixed with a brief summary of some of the artists who made an impression in the UK music charts that year

In 1962 the big British stars were Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Billy Fury, Helen Shapiro, Frank Ifield (he was actually an Australian yodeller), Adam Faith, Joe Brown and The Tornados. Lonnie Donegan, a throwback to skiffle, was still scoring hits, albeit of the novelty variety and trad jazz was well represented by Kenny Ball and Aker Bilk who scored a huge hit with the instrumental “Stranger on the Shore”. Otherwise the top twenty was dominated by Americans artists such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Chris Montez, Chubby Checker who gave us “The Twist” and a bland bunch of lightweight vocalists including Del Shannon, Bobby Vee, Bobby Darin, Pat Boone and Karl Denver.

January

Wednesday 10th January: Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band  Downstairs Club

Wednesday 10th January: Kapota All Stars  Cellar Club, Poole

Friday 12th January: Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Wednesday 24th January: Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Downstairs Club

Friday 26th January: Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Friday 26th January: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 27th January: Frankie Vaughan + Billy Ternent and His Orchestra Winter Gardens

February

Friday 2nd February: Johnny and The Giants Downstairs Club

Friday 2nd February: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 3rd February: The Kordet Combo The Ritz

Saturday 3rd February: The Ragtimers Beacon Royal Hotel

Saturday 3rd February: The Sands Picardy Jazz Club, Picardy Hotel

Saturday 3rd February: Dave and The Nightriders Cellar Club, Poole

Saturday 3rd February: Ronnie Bond and The Bostons Downstairs Club

Sunday 4th February: Atomic Sands Cellar Club, Poole

Tuesday 6th February: Kapota All Stars Cellar Club, Poole

Wednesday 7th February: Cliff Richard and The Shadows + Dallas Boys + Patti Brooks + The Trebletones + The Two Tones + Compere Tony Marsh Gaumont Theatre

Saturday 10th February: Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Downstairs Club

Saturday 10th February: The Kordet Combo The Ritz

Sunday 11th February: Jackie Lynton + Bob Zavier and The Jury Downstairs Club

Tuesday 13th February: Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers Cellar Club, Poole

Wednesday 14th February: Gerry Brown Jazz Men Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 16th February: The Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Saturday 17th February: The Sands Piccardy Jazz Club, Picardy Hotel

Sunday 18th February: The Ravens Cellar Club, Poole

Sunday 18th February: Paul Raven Downstairs Club

Friday 23rd February: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks Bure Club, Mudeford

Friday 23rd February: Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Downstairs Club

Saturday 24th February: Danny Davis Downstairs Club

Saturday 24th February: Russ Thomas and The Strangers East Howe Youth Club

Sunday 25th February: Bobby Vee + Tony Orlando + Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry + The Springfields + Suzy Cope + Jimmy Crawford + The Ravens + Compere Billy Burdon Winter Gardens

Monday 26th February: Dave and The Nightriders Cellar Club, Poole 

Tuesday 27th February: Billy Fury and The Blue Flames + John Leyton + Eden Kane + Joe Brown and The Bruvvers + The Viscounts Gaumont Theatre

March

Friday 2nd March: The Kapota All Stars Cellar Club, Poole 

Saturday 3rd March: Nick Troy and The Trojans Downstairs Club

Sunday 4th March: Atomic Sands Cellar Club, Poole 

Sunday 4th March: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks + Little Johnny Downstairs Club

Wednesday 7th March: Avon Cities Jazz Band Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 9th March: The Sands Beacon Royal Hotel

Friday 9th March: Dave Dee and The Bostons Downstairs Club

Saturday 10th March: Helen Shapiro + The Four Jay + The Brook Bothers + Red Price and His Band + The Dale Sisters + Colin Day + Compere Dave Allen Winter Gardens

Saturday 10th March: Barry and The Tempests St. Andrews Hall

Saturday 10th March: The Ravens Downstairs Club

Sunday 11th March: The Santones Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Tuesday 20th March: Barrie James and The Strangers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 24th March: Peter Dowdall and His Music The Ritz

Tuesday 27th March: Gary and Lee and The Paramounts ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

April

Tuesday 3rd April: Tony Angelo and The Bandits ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 4th April: The Bourbon Street Six + Bobby Sox Bure Club, Mudeford

Wednesday 4th April: The Crescent City Stompers Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 6th April: The Rick Shaw Trio Ossemsley Manor, Bashley

Friday 6th April: The Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Saturday 7th April: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 11th April: Gerry Brown Jazz Men Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 13th April: Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers + Mick Steele’s New Orleans Jazzmen + Rick Shaw Quartet Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 14th April: Tony Alton and His Music The Ritz

Tuesday 17th April: Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 18th April: Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen + Gerry Brown Jazz Men + Diz Disley Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 20th April: The Santones Santa Fe Club, Crown Hotel, Poole

Tuesday 24th April: Gary & Lee and The Paramounts + Johnny Rocco ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 25th April: Mick Steele’s New Orleans Jazzmen Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 27th April: The Alan Kay Quintet + The Andy Somers Quartet Blue Note Club, Tralee Hotel

Saturday 28th April: Mike Allard and The Tremors Bransgore Village Hall

Saturday 28th April: Dave Greenway Quartet Picardy Jazz Club, Picardy Hotel

Saturday 28th April: Gary “US” Bonds + Johnny Burnette + The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers + The Four Kestrels + Rolly Daniels + Gene McDaniels + The Condors + Danny Rivers + Mark Wynter Winter Gardens

May

Tuesday 1st May: Monty Sunshine Jazz Band + Beryl Bryden Pavilion Ballroom

Tuesday 1st May: Shane Fenton and The Fentones + Brian Fisher and The Melody Makers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 2nd May: The Downtown Syncopators Jazz Club, YMCA

Tuesday 8th May: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 9th May: Crescent City Stompers Jazz Club. YMCA

Thursday 10th May: Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers Jazz Club, YMCA

Friday 11th May: The Tony Alton and His Music Picardy Jazz Club, Picardy Hotel

Saturday 12th May: Atomic Sands Legion Hall, Highcliffe

Tuesday 15th May: Bry Martin and The Marauders + Danny Davis ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms 

Tuesday 15th May: Mike Cotton’s Jazzmen Pavilion Ballroom

Wednesday 16th May: The Vulcans Shaftesbury Hall, Poole

Saturday 19th May: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Catholic Hall, Iford

Tuesday 22nd May: Mike Sagar and The Crestas ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms 

Wednesday 23rd May: The Lansdowne Jumpmen Jazz Club, YMCA

Tuesday 29th May: Erkey Grant and The Tonettes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

June

Sunday 3rd June: The Sands Scala Club, Picardy Hotel

Tuesday 5th June: Mike Berry and The Outlaws ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms 

Thursday 7th June: Dave Wood Quartet Richmond Room, Norfolk Hotel

Thursday 7th June: Tony Daly Trio Rendezvous Room, Highcliff Hotel

Friday 8th June: The Santones Santa Fe Club, Crown Hotel, Poole

Tuesday 12th June: Tony Angelo and The Bandits ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms 

Wednesday 13th June: Barry Carter Combo Santa Fe Club, Crown Hotel, Poole

Saturday 16th June: The Quintones + The Jazztet Lansdown Club

Sunday 17th June: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club

Tuesday 19th June: Duke D’Mond and The Baron Knights ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 19th June: Dick Charlesworth and His City Gents Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 23rd June: The Vulcans Lansdown Club

Friday 29th June: Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 30th June: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Ferndown Village Hall

Saturday 30th June: Ray Paul and The G Men Broadstone Memorial Hall 

Saturday 30th June: The Strangers Lansdown Club

July

Sunday 1st July: Michael Toone and His Dance Orchestra Scala Club, Picardy Hotel

Sunday 1st July: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club

Friday 6th July: Gary Kane and The Tornadoes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 6th July: Mike Allard and The Tremors Lansdown Club

Saturday 7th July: The Four Specs Lansdown Club

Monday 9th July: Mal Ryder and The Spirits ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 10th July: The G Men Beacon Royal Hotel

Wednesday 11th July: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Wednesday 11th July: Dave and The Nightriders Lansdown Club

Thursday 12th August: The Sands Combo + Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers + Chris & Charlie Jazz & Twist Boat, Bournemouth Pier

Friday 13th July: Frank Kelly and The Hunters ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 14th July: The Vulcans Lansdown Club

Saturday 14th July: Big Ben and The Chimes Cellar Club, Poole

Sunday 15th July: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club

Sunday 15th July: The Vulcans with Pam Dawson Cellar Club, Poole

Wednesday 18th July: Dave and The Nightriders Lansdown Club

Wednesday 18th July: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 20th July: Carl Fenton and The Mysteries ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 20th July: Mike Allard and The Tremors Lansdown Club

Monday 23rd July: Duke D’Mond and The Baron Knights ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 25th July: The Jazz Cavaliers Jazz Club, YMCA

Wednesday 25th July: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 27th July: The Kingpins ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 28th July: The Vulcans Lansdown Club

Saturday 28th July: The G Men Ferndown Village Hall

Sunday 29th July: The Don Fay Four Lansdown Club

Monday 30th July: Erkey Grant and The Tonnettes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

August

Wednesday 1st August: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Thursday 2nd August: G Men Cellar Club, Poole

Friday 3rd August: Tony Holland and The Pack-A-Beats ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 3rd August: The Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note, Burlington Hotel

Friday 3rd August: Clive Shane and The Avengers Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 4th August: The G Men Lansdown Club

Sunday 5th August: The Sands Combo + Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers Jazz & Twist Boat, Bournemouth Pier

Sunday 5th August: Dave and The Nightriders Cellar Club, Poole

Sunday 5th August: Pete Cordez and The G Men Bure Club, Mudeford

Monday 6th August: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Monday 6th August: Mike, Johnny and The Shades Cellar Club, Poole

Monday 6th August: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club

Wednesday 8th August: Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band Burlington Hotel

Wednesday 8th August: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Thursday 9th August: Kapota Big K Band Cellar Club, Poole

Friday 10th August: Mike Sagar and The Crestas ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 10th August: Mike Allard and The Tremors Lansdown Club

Saturday 11th August: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Iford Moose Hall 

Saturday 11th August: The Sands Combo + Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers Twist & Jazzboat, Bournemouth Pier

Saturday 11th August: The Big K All Stars Burlington Hotel

Monday 13th August: Brian Howard and The Silhouettes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 15th August: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 17th August: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 18th August: Dave Dee and The Bostons ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Sunday 19th August: The Tremors Lansdown Club

Monday 20th August: Cherry and The Offbeats Bure Club, Mudeford

Wednesday 22nd August: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 24th August: Pattie Knight and The Strangers with Gary, Lee and Barrie James ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Monday 27th August: Duke D’Mond and The Baron Knights ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

September

Saturday 1st September: Johnny Valons and The Vee Jays ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 1st September: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club

Sunday 2nd September: Sands Combo + Pedro Harris and The Pine City Stompers Jazz & Twist Boat, Bournemouth Pier

Sunday 2nd September: G Men Lansdown Club

Monday 3rd September: The Rockets Woodman Hotel, Branksome

Wednesday 5th September: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks Burlington Hotel

Wednesday 5th September: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 7th September: Duke D’Mond and The Baron Knights ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Monday 10th September: Carl Danger and The Bandits ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Monday 10th September: Frank Kelly and The Hunters Woodlands Hall, Parkstone

Wednesday 12th September: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 14th September: Mike Sagar and the Crestas ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Monday 17th September: Danny Storm + Glen Dale and The Strollers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 19th September: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Friday 21st September: Jackie Lynton and The Jury ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 21st September: Mike Allard and The Tremors Lansdown Club

Friday 21st September: Pedro Harris and The Southern City Jazz Band Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 22nd September: The Big Beat Combo Burlington Hotel

Monday 24th September: Danny Davis + Carl Danger and The Bandits Empire Hall, Hamworthy

Tuesday 25th September: Ricky Bowden and The Escorts ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 25th September: Alan Elsdon’s Jazz Band The Ritz

Wednesday 26th September: Del Shannon + Dion + Joe Brown and The Bruvvers + Buzz Clifford + The Allisons + Peppi + The New York Twisters + Wallace and Duval + Suzy Cope Winter Gardens

Wednesday 26th September: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones Jump Band ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 29th September: Johnny Vance, Tony Wyle and The Classics ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 29th September: Tony, Howard and The Dictators West Moors Memorial Hall

Saturday 29th September: Mike Allard and The Tremors Kinson Community Centre

Sunday 30th September: Shane Fenton and The Fentones + Johnny Rush and The Raiders Bure Club, Mudeford

October

Monday 1st October: Tony Rivers and The Castaways Empire Hall, Hamworthy

Monday 1st October: The Sands Combo + The Rockravers + The Ralftones + Don Neilson ‘Big Beat Spectacular’ Pavilion Ballroom

Tuesday 2nd October: Billy Fury + Marty Wilde + Karl Denver Trio + Joe Brown and The Bruvvers + Mike Sarne + Jimmy Justice + Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers + Mark Wynter + Compere Al Paige Winter Gardens

Saturday 6th October: Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + Nick Troy and The Trojans with Bonny Noel and the Twistettes ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 6th October: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Ferndown Village Hall

Sunday 7th October: Nick Troy and The Trojans with Bonny Noel and The Twistettes Bure Club, Mudeford

Monday 8th October: Joe E. Martin and The Crescendoes + The Ralftones + The Rockravers ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Monday 8th October: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks Empire Hall, Hamworthy

Tuesday 9th October: The Sands Combo ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Thursday 11th October: Nero and The Gladiators + Brian Poole and The Tremeloes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 13th October: The Shadows + Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglas + The Dale Sisters + The Trebletones + The Belltones + Compere Dave Allen Winter Gardens

Monday 15th October: The Sands Combo + The Ralftones + The Rockravers Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Tuesday 16th October: The Dowlands and The Soundtracks ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Thursday 18th October: Johnny Kidd and The Pirates + Erkey Grant and The Tonettes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 19th October: Dave Dee and The Bostons Empire Hall, Hamworthy

Friday 19th October: Grant Tracey and The Sunsets + Micky Ashman and His Ragtime Jazz Band Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 20th October Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + Johnny Keeping and The Lonely Ones ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 23rd October: Tony Bolton and The Federals ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Wednesday 24th October: The Vulcans Burlington Hotel

Thursday 25th October: The Flee-Rekkers + The Jaybirds ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 26th October: Johnny Keeping and The Lonely Ones Empire Hall, Hamworthy

Friday 26th October: Big Ben and The Chimes Burlington Hotel

Saturday 27th October: The Everly Brothers + Frank Ifield + Ketty Lester + Dean Rogers + Terry Young Five + Vernon Girls + Compere Norman Collier Winter Gardens

Saturday 27th October: Clive Shane, Ricky Lewis and The Avengers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

 Monday 29th October: Billy Storm and The Fleetwoods Woodland Hall, Parkstone

Wednesday 31st October: Johnny Ghost and The Phantom Four Kinson Community Centre

November

Thursday 1st November: Bobby Vee + The Crickets + Ronnie Carroll Winter Gardens

Thursday 1st November: B. Bumble and The Stingers + Mike Allard and The Shades Royal Ballrooms

Friday 2nd November: Jimmy Mac and His Beatfinders + Johnny Lee-Dalton and The Cyclones Christchurch Town Hall 

Tuesday 6th November: The Sands Combo + The Ralftones + Don Neilson + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Wednesday 7th November: The Statesmen White Hart, Christchurch

Thursday 8th November: Nero and The Gladiators Christchurch Town Hall

Thursday 8th November: Barrie James, Gary & Lee and The Strangers + Ricky and The Hylights Royal Ballrooms

Friday 9th November: Nero and The Gladiators Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 10th November: Bobby Vee + The Crickets + Ronnie Carroll + Russ Sainty and The Nu-Notes + Frank Kelly and The Hunters + Johnny De Little + Compere Frank Berry Winter Gardens

Sunday 11th November: Brian Fisher and The Raiders Bure Club, Mudeford

Wednesday 14th November: Jenny and Her Group Lansdown Club

Thursday 15th November: The Statesmen White Hart, Christchurch

Thursday 15th November: The Brook Brothers + Semi-Tones + Danny Storm and The Strollers ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 16th November: Bob and The K.D.C. Lansdown Club           

 Friday 16th November: Big Ben and The Chimes Burlington Hotel    

Saturday 17th November: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Ferndown Village Hall

Saturday 17th November: The Sands Combo Lansdown Club           

Saturday 17th November:  Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + Ricky Lewis and The Avengers ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms        

Sunday 18th November: Gene Anthony + Johnny Keeping + Lon Leyones Bure Club, Mudeford

Tuesday 20th November: Tony, Howard and The Dictators + The Sands Combo + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Wednesday 21st November: Bunny Noel and The Rivals Bure Club, Mudeford

Thursday 22nd November: The Terry Young Six + The Dynamos ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 23rd November: Brian Fisher and The Raiders Bure Club, Mudeford

Friday 23rd November: Lance Fortune + Rockin’ Henry + Dave Lee and The Stagger Lees + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Sunday 25th November: Johnny Carr and The Cadillacs Bure Club, Mudeford

Tuesday 27th November: The Sands Combo + Jimmy Pennell and The Penmen + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Thursday 29th November: Joe Brown and The Bruvvers + Erkey Grant and The Tonettes ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms 

December

Saturday 1st December: Helen Shapiro + Eden Kane + Vernon Girls + The Kestrels + Red Price and His Orchestra + Rhet Stoller and The Dynamics + Arthur Worsley with Charlie Brown + Bobby Dennis + Compere Billy Burden Winter Gardens

Saturday 1st December: The Tallmen Burlington Hotel

Saturday 1st December: Nightflyers Lansdown Club

Saturday 1st December: Jan Ralfini and His Orchestra + Jimmy Pennell and The Penmen + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 1st December: Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + Tony Wyvell and The Classics ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 4th December: Screaming Lord Sutch and The Savages + Nick Troy and The Trojans Royal Ballrooms

Tuesday 4th December: The Sands Combo + The G Men + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells + Don Neilson ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Wednesday 5th December: Bill Le Sage + Alan Kay Quintet Blue Note Club, Royal Exeter Hotel

Thursday 6th December: The Nightflyers Lansdown Club

Friday 7th December: Cliff Richard and The Shadows + Jackie Trent + The Breakaways + Alan Randall + The Trebletones + Compere Alan Field Gaumont Theatre

Friday 7th December: Mike, Johnny and The Shades Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 8th December: Tommy Bruce and The Tomcats Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 8th December: Tony, Howard and The Dictators Lansdown Club

Saturday 8th December: Mike Allard and The Tremors Kinson Community Centre

Saturday 8th December: The Tallmen Burlington Hotel

Thursday 13th December Group 5 Lansdown Club

Friday 14th December: The Phantoms Wimborne Liberal Hall

Saturday 15th December: Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + The Hilites ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Sunday 16th December: Linda Laine and The Sinners Bure Club, Mudeford

Sunday 16th December: Johnny Shane and The Stormers with Big Bill Damon Lansdown Club

Monday 17th December: Kenny Hollywood + Kevin Scott and The Kingsmen Woodlands Hall, Parkstone

Tuesday 18th December: Duke D’Mond and The Baron Knights + The Graduates + Tex Roberg ‘Teenbeat’ Royal Ballrooms

Friday 21st December: The Tallmen Cellar Club, Poole

Friday 21st December: Terry Young Six Bure Club, Mudeford

Saturday 22nd December: Big Ben and The Chimes Cellar Club, Poole

Saturday 22nd December: Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + Nick Troy and The Trojans ‘Beat Room’ Royal Ballrooms

Saturday 22nd December: Jan Ralfini and His Orchestra + Don Neilson + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells + Jimmy Pennel and The Jumpmen ‘Big Beat Night’ Pavilion Ballroom

Saturday 22nd December to 5th January: Adam Faith and The Roulettes ‘Aladdin Pantomime’ Pavilion Theatre

Sunday 23rd December: Colin Bruce and The Detours Bure Club, Mudeford

Monday 24th December: The Vulcans ‘Christmas EveCellar Club, Poole

Monday 24th December: Jan Ralfini and His Orchestra + The Sands Combo + Jimmy Pennell and The Penmen + Tony Blackburn and His Swinging Bells ‘Christmas Eve‘  Pavilion Ballroom

Monday 24th December: Hadyn Powell Orchestra ‘Ballroom’ + The Midnighters ‘Beat Room’ Christmas EveRoyal Ballrooms

Wednesday 26th December: Johnny Keeping and The Lonely Ones + Tony Anthony ‘Boxing Day’ Bure Club, Mudeford

Wednesday 26th December: The Tallmen ‘Boxing Day’ Cellar Club, Poole

Monday 31st December: The G Men ‘New Year’s Eve’ Picardy Hotel

Monday 31st December: The Tallmen + Pedro Harris and The Southern City Jazzmen ‘New Year’s Eve’ Burlington Hotel

Monday 31st December: Mick, Tony and The Tycoons ‘New Year’s Eve’ Lansdown Club