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…

The following gig list was compiled from a variety of sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and the Courier (the weekly newspaper of Newcastle University) plus various band gig diaries. 1965 January 1965 Date Main act Other act(s)…

The following gig list was compiled from a variety of sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and the Courier (the weekly newspaper of Newcastle University) plus various band gig diaries. 1962 July 1962 Date Main act Other act(s)…

In 1965, the UK charts were dominated by British bands and artists. A few years earlier it was mostly US singles that charted in the UK. In the spring, an all-star Tamla Motown package tour played half empty theatres but…