If you’ve stumbled upon Ready Steady Gone via Google and you’ve got as far as this page, there’s a strong probability that you’ve got more than just a passing interest in the north east music life of the sixties. If…

After moving away from the North East in 1973 I gradually lost contact with the people I played alongside in bands in the late sixties and early seventies. Now, thanks to Ready Steady Gone, a lot of my old friends…

Many people have tried to piece together the events in Jimi Hendrix’s life on 17th September and the early hours of 18th September 1970, the period leading up to the discovery of his body in a London hotel room. Officially,…

There’s lots of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll in the autobiography of Geoff Docherty about his life as a promoter in the late sixties and seventies. And quite a bit of violence chucked in too. When I visited the…

I don’t get back to the North East very often but when I got an invite to the launch party for North East Beat I just had to go. North East Beat is a new exhibition at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum…

The following list of Newcastle City Hall concert dates was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and various band gig diaries. 1971 Date Performer(s): – Thu 14/01/71 Iron Butterfly, Yes, Dada Fri 15/01/71 Chicken Shack,…

The following list of Newcastle City Hall concert dates was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and various band gig diaries. 1968 Date Performer(s): – Tue 16/01/68 Northern Sinfonia – George Malcolm, Joseph Morovitz, Layton…

The following list of Newcastle City Hall concert dates was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and various band gig diaries. 1965 Date Performer(s): – Fri 15/01/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra Sat 30/01/65 Halle Orchestra Thu…

The following gig list was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Geoff Docherty’s book (A Promoter’s Tale) and various band gig diaries. 1965 March 1965 Date Bands: – Wed 03/03/65 Lectrons Colts ________________________________________________________________ April 1965…

The following gig list was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Geoff Docherty’s book (A Promoter’s Tale) and various band gig diaries. 1969 January 1969 Date Bands: – Fri 10/01/69 Paul Williams Set Sect Cliff…