1967 became known as the ‘Summer of Love’. Not so much because that year saw a revolutionary new movement, but because that was when the media came to identify and focus on the hippy phenomenon, the underground alternative youth culture that had been happening in America and Europe for several years. The smart ‘mod’ style had given way to the flower power look – kaftans, beads, floral and paisley designs, flared jeans or trousers, long flowing skirts and dresses.

Soul music was still popular with acts such as Otis Redding and Sam & Dave making their UK stage debuts in the UK. The Beatles ‘Sgt’ Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was released to much critical acclaim.

Popular venues in the north east were the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle and the recently opened Cellar Club at South Shields.

January

North east gigs

09/1/67    Paul Jones appears at The New Cellar, South Shields
15/1/67    Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Kirklevington Country Club
20/1/67   Cream appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
28/1/67   Zoot Money appears at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
29/1/67   Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band appear at Kirklevington Country Club

My Gigs (with Jazzboard)

Sun 01/01/1967 St Bede’s Dance, Newcastle
Fri 06/01/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 07/01/1967 West End Club, Newcastle
Fri 13/01/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 20/01/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 27/01/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields

Happening Elsewhere

On 15th January The Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.They change the lyrics of ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’ to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together

Leicester group The Farinas change their name to Family and move to London. They quickly become favourites at UFO and other underground venues.

Eric Burdon & The Animals appear on the German TV programme ‘Beat Club’ along with The Who.

Eric Burdon and the New Animals

Eric Burdon and the New Animals

The Beatles make a promotional video for their forthcoming single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever” at Knole Park, Sevenoaks.

In the charts

1      Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones
10    Night Of Fear – The Move
20    Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats

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February

North east gigs

1/2/67      Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at New Cellar Club, South Shields
2/2/67      Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Imperial Hotel, Darlington
2/2/67      Alexis Korner appears at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
4/2/67      Root & Jenny Jackson appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
6/2/67      Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers appear at New Cellar Club, South Shields
16/2/67    Maxine Browns appear at Kirklevington Country Club
16/2/67    Alan Bown Set appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
17/2/67    Alan Bown appears at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
20/2/67    Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band appear at New Cellar Club, South Shields
23/2/67    Family appear at Kirklevington Country Club
25/2/67    T D Bachus & The PowerHouse appear at Sunderland Polytech
25/2/67    Pink Floyd appear at Kirklevington Country Club

My Gigs (with Jazzboard)

Sat 04/02/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 11/02/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 17/02/1967 Redcar Jazz Club Alan Bown
Sat 18/02/1967 Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 25/02/1967 Sunderland Technical College T D Bachus and the Powerhouse
Sun 26/02/1967 St Bede’s Dance, Newcastle

Happening Elsewhere

3 February – in Holloway, London UK record producer Joe Meek murders his landlady and then commits suicide by shooting himself

Mick Jagger and Keith Richard are arrested on drugs charges after a police raid on Richard’s home, Redlands.

Aretha Franklin records ‘Respect’ at Atlantic Records studio in New York.

Pink Floyd record their debut single “Arnold Layne” at Abbey Road Studios.

On 24th February the Bee Gees sign a management contract with Robert Stigwood.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

In the charts

1      I’m A Believer – The Monkees
10    Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix Experience
20    I Feel Fine – Cream

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March

North east gigs

3/3/67      Long John Baldry & Bluesology appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
4/3/67      Alex Harvey Soul Band appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
10/3/67    Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
11/3/67    Root & Jenny Jackson appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
16/3/67    Jimmy James & The Vagabonds appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
19/3/67    Roy Orbison, Small Faces and Paul & Barry Ryan appear at Newcastle City Hall

Jimmy James and the Vagabonds appeared at Newcastle's Club aGogo in March

Jimmy James and the Vagabonds appeared at Newcastle’s Club aGogo in March

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Thu 30/03/1967 Synthonia Youth Club
Fri 31/03/1967 Winnybank Youth Club

Happening Elsewhere

On 3rd March Eric Burdon and the Animals refuse to perform at a show in Ottawa, Canada unless they are paid in advance. The 3,000 strong audience riot, causing $5000 dollars damage to the auditorium.

Vocalist and keyboard player, Steve Winwood quits The Spencer Davis Group and forms a new group, Traffic, with Jim Capaldi (drums/vocals), Chris Wood (woodwind) and Dave Mason (guitar).

Pink Floyd sign to EMI who purchase the rights to the group’s already recorded debut single. They begin recording their first album at Abbey Road where they meet the Beatles. Syd Barrett is impressed because Paul
McCartney is very encouraging and supportive about the Floyd’s music.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear on BBC TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ and perform their single ‘Purple Haze’.

The Who perform their first concert in the United States in New York.

On 27th March John Lennon and Paul McCartney are awarded the Ivor Novello awards for ‘Michelle’ which was the most performed song in Britain during 1966.

On 31st March Jimi Hendrix sets fire to his guitar on stage for the first time at The Astoria, London. He is on tour with The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck. Hendrix is taken to hospital suffering from burns on his hands. The guitar burning would be repeated many times on stage at future performances.

In the charts

1967 chart
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April

North east gigs

12/4/67    Manfred Mann, Gas Board and Junco Partners appear at Mayfair, Newcastle
21/4/67    Jimi Hendrix Experience, Walker Brothers, Englebert Humperdinck and Cat Stevens appear at Newcastle City Hall
21/4/67    Mary Wells appears at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
23/4/67    The Settlers appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
26/4/67    The Tremeloes appear at Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
30/4/67    Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Thu 06/04/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 07/04/1967 Spinning Disc, Leeds
Fri 14/04/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 15/04/1967 Winnybank Youth Club
Fri 21/04/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 22/04/1967 Sunderland Technical College
Sun 23/04/1967 St Patricks, Thornaby
Fri 28/04/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 29/04/1967 Durham College
Sun 30/04/1967 The Rink, Sunderland The Trend

Happening Elsewhere

On 8th April the United Kingdom win the 8th Eurovision Song Contest at Vienna, Austria with ‘Puppet On A String’ sung by Sandie Shaw.

Former member of The Paramounts Gary Brooker and his lyricist partner Keith Reid advertise in the Melody Maker for musicians to play their new songs. They form Procol Harum (after initially calling themselves The Pinewoods).

Procol Harum

Procol Harum

Carlisle band, The VIPs change their name to ‘Art’.

In the charts

1      Something Stupid – Nancy & Frank Sinatra
10    It’s All Over – Cliff Richard
20    Touch Me, Touch Me – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich

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May

North east gigs

5/5/67      Long John Baldry appears at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
7/5/67      Wynder K Frog appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
10/5/67    Family appears at El Cubana, Sunderland
14/5/67    Alan Price Set appears at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
19/5/67    Pink Floyd appears at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
29/5/67    Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band appeared at La Dolce Vita, Newcastle

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Sat 06/05/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sun 07/05/1967 St Bede’s, Newcastle
Sat 13/05/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sun 14/05/1967 Redcar Jazz Club Alan Price
Thu 18/05/1967 Bursgreen Staff Dance, Newbottle
Fri 19/05/1967 Archibald Hall, Wooler
Sat 20/05/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sun 21/05/1967 Winnybank Youth Club
Wed 24/05/1967 The Londonderry, Sunderland
Fri 26/05/1967 Locarno, Sunderland Sect, Funny Farm, Junkie Crop
Sat 27/05/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields

Happening Elsewhere

Brain Jones was arrested for drug possession on 10th May, shortly after the ‘Redlands’ incident at Keith Richards’ Sussex home involving both Richards and Mick Jagger. Authorities find marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine in his flat. He confesses to marijuana use but claims he does not use hard drugs. Reacting as fans did at the arrests of Jones’s band mates, protesters appear outside court demanding that Jones be freed. He is not kept in jail but is fined, given probation and ordered to see a counsellor.

Brian Jones, guitarist with The Rolling Stones leaving Court after his drugs bust

Brian Jones, guitarist with The Rolling Stones leaving Court after his drugs bust

The new Beatles album, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is premiered at a party held by manager Brian Epstein. Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda for the second time at this party, having been introduced four days previously at the Bag O’Nails club.

Paul McCartney reveals that all four members of The Beatles have taken LSD.

Pink Floyd stage their first ever rock concert with quadraphonic sound at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

In the charts

1      Puppet On A String – Sandie Shaw
10    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You – The Monkees
20    Happy Together – Turtles

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June

North east gigs

4/6/67      Family appear at Peterlee Jazz Club (Argus Butterfly)
11/6/67    Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
25/6/67    Zoot Money & The Big Roll Band appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
29/6/67    The Herd (with Peter Frampton) appear at Oak Tree, Eston, Middlesbough
30/6/67    Ten Years After appear at Quay Club, Newcastle

Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band appeared at Redcar Jazz Club in  June

Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band appeared at Redcar Jazz Club in June

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Thu 01/06/1967 Eston Crawdaddies, Denmen
Fri 02/06/1967 Hadrian School, Wallsend
Sat 03/06/1967 Quay Club, Newcastle
Sun 04/06/1967 Perterlee Jazz Club Family
Fri 09/06/1967 Locarno, Sunderland Facts of Life, Mr Poobah’s Chicago Line
Fri 16/06/1967 Northern Counties Schools Dance
Sat 17/06/1967 Middlesbrough Bowling Alley
Tue 20/06/1967 Darlington
Sat 24/06/1967 Barbeque, Seaham
Thu 29/06/1967 Oak Tree, Eston The Herd

Happening Elsewhere

On 1st June The Beatles release the ‘Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ LP in mono and stereo versions.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richard are convicted of drug offences and are sentenced to jail for three months and one year respectively. They are released pending appeal after one night in prison.
Paul McCartney reveals in Life Magazine that he has taken LSD, the final Beatle to do so.

The Beatles play their new single “All You Need Is Love” on the first worldwide live satellite TV broadcast “Our World”.

It is announced that a full-length cartoon film inspired by The Beatles song “Yellow Submarine” is to be made, featuring exclusive songs by The Beatles themselves.

Mick Taylor quits his Hatfield based blues band The Gods and replaces Peter Green as guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

On 28th June The Monkees fly into London to start their UK tour.

In the charts

1      A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
10    The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix Experience
20    New York Mining Disaster 1941 – Bee Gees

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July

North east gigs

1/7/67      Family appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
2/7/67      Simon Dupree And The Big Sound appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
12/7/67    Family appear at New Cellar Club, South Shields
16/7/67    Pink Floyd appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
17/7/67    Family appear at Quay Club, Newcastle
18/7/67    Alan Bown Set appear at Locarno Sunderland
19/7/67    Traffic appear at Mayfair, Newcastle
20/7/67    Alan Bown Set appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
21/7/67    Alan Bown Set appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)

The Alan Bown Set do a mini tour of the north east in July

The Alan Bown Set do a mini tour of the north east in July

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Sat 01/07/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 07/07/1967 Locarno, Sunderland
Sat 08/07/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Thu 13/07/1967 Longbenton
Fri 14/07/1967 Southmoor Tech Dance
Sat 15/07/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 21/07/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 22/07/1967 Bishop Aukland Town Hall
Fri 28/07/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 29/07/1967 Red Row
Sun 30/07/1967 Middlesbrough Bowling Alley

Happening Elsewhere

On 3rd July The Beatles host a party at the Speakeasy Club, London for The Monkees on completions of their tour dates in London.

Keith Richard’s conviction for drug offences is quashed after some evidence used against him is ruled as inadmissible. Mick Jagger’s sentence is reduced to a conditional discharge.

Art (Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, Mike Kellie & Luther Grosvenor), formerly known as The VIPs (from Carlisle), release their first single.

Zoot Money disbands his R&B/jazz oriented Big Roll Band and forms psychadelic group ‘Dantalian’s Chariot’.

In the charts

1      A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
10    San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
20    You Only Live Twice/Jackson – Nancy Sinatra

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August

North east gigs

20/8/67    Cream appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)

My gigs (with Jazzboard)

Fri 04/08/1967 Bay Hotel John Lewis Blues Band
Sat 05/08/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Fri 11/08/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 12/08/1967 Purple Onion, Whitburn
Fri 18/08/1967 Locarno, Sunderland John Lewis Blues Band, Just Bent, Trend

Happening Elsewhere

On 27th August The Beatles manager Brian Epstein is found dead at his London flat. The Beatles are informed while they are in Bangor, North Wales, attending a course run by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In an attempt to wipe out off-shore pirate radio stations competing for listeners with BBC radio, the British government passes the Marine Offences Act . The act wipes out all of the stations by midnight on 14th August 1967 with only Radio Caroline surviving. DJs from the ‘Pirate’ radio station – Radio London (The Big ‘L’) arrive back in London following the enforced closure of the station by the new Marine Offences Act. It’s revealed that at least twenty of the pirate DJs will be joining the BBC’s new Radio 1 station.

Radio Caroline

Radio Caroline

Syd Barrett collapses from exhaustion, causing a string of scheduled Pink Floyd gigs to be cancelled.

The Who appear on the US TV comedy show “The Smothers Brothers”. Their act climaxes with an explosion that wrecks Keith Moon’s drum kit. Pete Townsend suffers singed hair and damaged ears while Moon himself sustains a cut leg. The blast causes fellow guest Bette Davis to faint.

Giles, Giles and Fripp form in Bournemouth. They move to London the following month.

In the charts

1      San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
10    Even The Bad Times Are Good – The Tremeloes
20    Pleasant Valley Sunday – The Monkees

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September

North east gigs

24/9/67 to 30/9/67    Eric Burdon and the Animals appear at Fiesta, Stockton

Happening Elsewhere

On 7th September Eric Burdon marries Angie King.

The Beatles film their “Magical Mystery Tour” in Kent, London and the West Country of England. The film is unscripted. Various ‘ordinary’ people travelled on a coach and have unspecified “magical” adventures. The film includes six new Beatles songs.

The Rolling Stones sack Andrew Loog Oldham as their manager/producer.

Radio 1, the BBC’s new pop music station begins broadcasts. The first record played is ‘Flowers In The Rain’ by The Move. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson sues The Move after he is featured on a suggestive postcard used to promote their latest single “Flowers In The Rain”. Song composer Roy Wood loses all of his royalties after the group lose the case. The postcard had been a stunt dreamed up by their manager Tony Secunda without the group’s knowledge.

The Move

The Move

Marc Bolan forms acoustic duo Tyrannosaurus Rex with percussionist Steve Took.

In the charts

1      The Last Waltz – Engelbert Humperdinck
10    Heroes And Villains – Beach Boys
20    Death Of A Clown – Dave Davies

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October

North east gigs

1/10/67      The Gods appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
1/10/67      Georgie Fame appears at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
7/10/67      Young Rascals appear at Newcastle City Hall
8/10/67      Denny Lane’s Electric Strings appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
12/10/67    Simon Dupree appears at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
15/10/67    Georgie Fame appears at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
20/10/67    Kinks appear at Club Fiesta, Stockton
20/10/67    Cream appear at Club A’Gogo, Newcastle
22/10/67    Sounds Incorporated appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
25/10/67    Alan Bown! appear at Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle
27/10/67    Small Faces appear at Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
28/10/67    Pink Floyd appear at Dunelm House, Durham
29/10/67    Jeff Beck appear at Kirklevington Country Club
30/10/67    The Who, Traffic and The Herd appear at Newcastle City Hall

My gigs (with The James South Syndicate)

Wed 04/10/1967 Cellar, Ashington
Sun 15/10/1967 Redcar Jazz Club
Sun 22/10/1967 Peterlee Jazz Club
Mon 23/10/1967 Love In, Haymarket, Newcastle
Tue 24/10/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sat 28/10/1967 Snowdon & Bailes Dance, Seaham
Sun 29/10/1967 Peterlee Jazz Club

Happening Elsewhere

Brian Jones is sentenced to nine months imprisonment for possession of cannabis. The sentence is suspended in December following an appeal.

Art (previously the VIPs from Carlisle) change their name once again, this time to Spooky Tooth, when American organist/vocalist Gary Wright (ex-The New York Times) is added to the group.

Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth

In the charts

1      Massachusetts – The Bee Gees
10    Itchycoo Park – Small Faces
20    I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones

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November

North east gigs

2/11/67      The Alan Bown appear at Club A’Gogo Newcastle
3/11/67      The Alan Bown appear at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
4/11/67      Tom Jones appears at ABC, Stockton
9/11/67      The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown appear at Club A’Gogo Newcastle
11/11/67    Family appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
16/11/67    Tom Jones appears at Newcastle City Hall
16/11/67    Jeff Beck Group appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
23/11/67    Cream appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
26/11/67    P.P.Arnold appears at Redcar Jazz Club (Coatham Hotel)
28/11/67    Alan Price Set, Jimmy Powell & The Dimension at the Mayfair, Newcastle

My gigs (with The James South Set)

Fri 03/11/1967 Quay Club, Newcastle
Sat 04/11/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Mon 06/11/1967 Bay Hotel, Sunderland
Fri 10/11/1967 Factory Staff Dance, Peterlee
Sun 12/11/1967 Peterlee Jazz Club
Mon 13/11/1967 Spennymoor Town Hall
Thu 16/11/1967 Framwellgate Moor Youth Club
Sat 18/11/1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields
Sun 19/11/1967 Redcar Jazz Club
Fri 24/11/1967 Bay Hotel, Sunderland
Mon 27/11/1967 Spennymoor Town Hall
Wed 29/11/1967 Tates Staff dance

Happening Elsewhere

The BBC refuses to screen The Beatle’s promo film for their “Hello Goodbye” single as it contravenes Musicians Union rules over miming.

Pink Floyd embark on a disastrous American trip. Syd Barrett is in very poor shape which, combined with the late arrival of work permits, causes the cancellation of several concerts. The group make two TV appearances -“The Pat Boone Show” on the 5th November on which Barrett remains motionless throughout the entire proceedings, and “American Bandstand” on the 6th where Syd glares blankly into the camera during mimed performances of “See Emily Play” and “Apples and Oranges”.

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees has a lucky escape when the train on which he is travelling crashes at Hither Green in South East London. Forty-nine people are killed but Gibb emerges from an overturned carriage suffering shock. A fortnight later the group play a special show in aid of the disaster fund followed by a concert at the Saville Theatre, supported by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Flowerpot Men.

Traffic Jam (formerly The Spectres) change their name again, this time to The Status Quo, following the addition of rhythm guitarist Rick Parfitt. They are signed to the Pye label.

In the charts

1      Baby, Now That I’ve Found You – Foundations
10    There Is A Mountain – Donovan
20    When Will The Good Apples Fall – The Seekers

The Foundations top the charts

The Foundations top the charts

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December

North east gigs

1/12/67      T D Bachus & The Powerhouse appear at Durham Town Hall
4/12/67      Eric Burdon & the Animals appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
4/12/67      Jimi Hendrix,The Move, Pink Floyd and Amen Corner appear at Newcastle City Hall
7/12/67      Jimmy James & The Vagabonds appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle
15/12/67    Alexis Korner appears at Lamp Glass Cellar, Ashington
17/12/67    Eric Burdon & The Animals appear at Kirklevington Country Club
22/12/67    Long John Baldry appears at Kirklevington Country Club
26/12/67    The Alan Bown appear at Club a’Gogo, Newcastle

My gigs (with James South)

Fri 01/12/1967 Durham Town Hall T D Bachus
Sat 02/12/1967 Cellar, Ashington
Fri 15/12/1967 Heddon on the Wall
Fri 22/12/1967 Stanley Youth Club
Sat 23/12/1967 Ashington Welfare
Tue 26/12/1967 Houghton Rugby Club
Sat 30/12/1967 Guisborough Youth Club

Happening Elsewhere

The Beatles open the Apple Boutique in London. Party guests include Eric Clapton and film director Richard Lester.

The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” is screened by BBC1 on Boxing Day. The film confuses many; the situation exacerbated by the fact that the colour film is broadcast in black and white. The film is savaged by critics, some suggesting that the group are in terminal decline.

The Who release their third studio album ‘The Who Sell Out’. It is a concept album formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements.

The Beatles

The Beatles

In the charts

1      Hello Goodbye – Beatles
10    World – The Bee Gees
20    Zabadak – Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich

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The main sources for the material on the Years pages are as follows: –

  • ‘A Promoter’s Tale – Rock At The Sharp End’ by Geoff Docherty: Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-9434-X
  • ‘The Sixties Sounds That Made The North East Swing” by Mel Kirtley: Wearside Books ISBN 0-9525380-3-2
  • “Ballroom Blitz” web site (not currently available)
  • Various web sites containing historic gig listings for individual touring bands of the late sixties and early seventies
    1. Kirs

      January 29, 2017 •

      Loved reading this, I was born way to late.

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