3rd March, the final night of the Shapiro tour at Gaumont Cinema,
Hanley -it's now the Regent Theatre.
Brian Epstein bought them & Gerry & The Pacemakers,The Big Three & Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas here on 7th March. 80 turned up at the Elizabethan Ballroom, Nottingham (top floor of th Co-Op building) billed as the NEMS Mersey Beat Showcase (no.1)
One gig here at the Royal Hall, Harrogate on 9th March.
The start of their 2nd Nationwide tor, Tommy Roe & Chris Montez topping the bill, kicking off on 9th March at the Granada, East Ham
12th March they returned to Granada, Bedford, which, as I said above, is questionable of it's whereabouts. (No Lennon - sick with cold)
13th March they returned to The Rialto, York.(No Lennon again)
Lennon returned for this one at Colston Hall, Bristol on 15th March
16th March, City Hall, Sheffield
17th March, Embassy, Peterborough
14th March Gaumont, Wolverhampton (no Lennon again), closed in 1973
& demolished 1974. As I understand, Wilkinsons stands there now.
Regal, Gloucester, 18th March
20th March ABC, Romford, now demolished for flats.
19th March, Regal, Cambridge
21st March, ABC, W Croydon
22nd March, Gaumont, Doncaster
23rd March City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne., they played 4 times here, right up until 4th Dec 1965.
24th March Empire, Liverpool
26th March Granada, Mansfield
27th March, ABC, Northampton
28th March ABC Exeter, demolished 1987 29th March Odeon, Lewisham, demolished 1993
30th March Guildhall, Portsmouth
31st March. The final night of the Roe/Montez tour - I've played here !
4th April, they appeared at Roxburg Hall, Stowe School.
5th April saw them at Leyton Swimming Baths, which is now demolished and is Tesco's.
6th April, Pavillion Gardens Ballroom, Buxton
7th April, Savoy Ballroom, Southsea
9th April, Gaumont Ballroom, Kilburn
Co-Op Hall, Middleton, 11th April
15th April, Riverside Dance Club, Tenbury Wells
18th April saw them perform at the Royal Albert Hall, in 2 sections, the Swinging Sound 63, along with Del Shannon, Springfields, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Kenny Lynch, Vernon Girls, Lance Percival & George Melly. They returned 15th Sept.
20th April, 1 gig here at the Merseyview, Frodsham.
21st April, Empire Pool, Wembley. in the NME Awards Concert, headed by Cliff & The Shadows.They played 4 songs, and afterwards they went on to the Pigalle Club, Piccadilly, which has since moved and re opened after it's closure in the 70's.