During June and July 1960, The Silver Beetles had regular engagements at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey on Saturday nights, and at the Neston Institute on Thursdays. The events were promoted by Paramount Enterprises, run by Les Dodd.
This was The Silver Beetles’ third consecutive Thursday night show at the Neston Institute, a venue run by promoter Les Dodd.
The group played at the Institute six times in all, ending on 7 July 1960.
Although he had walked out of the group before their 11 June concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Wallasey, drummer Tommy Moore performed one final time on this date at Allan Williams‘ Jacaranda Coffee Bar. Read more »
This was The Silver Beetles’ third concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom within a week, and one that didn’t pass without incident. Read more »
The Silver Beetles’ second of six Thursday night shows at this venue in the Merseyside town of Neston. Read more »
Two days after their debut at the Grosvenor Ballroom, The Silver Beetles returned for a Whitsun bank holiday Monday special concert. Read more »
The Silver Beetles played six consecutive Thursday night shows from this date at The Institute, a venue based on Hinderton Road in the town of Neston, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside. Read more »
The Silver Beetles’ final tour date with Johnny Gentle. The following day they arrived back in Liverpool, poorer than when they’d left, but with some valuable experience of playing live on tour. Read more »
The Silver Beetles’ penultimate show as the backing band for Scouse singer Johnny Gentle was at the Regal Ballroom, situated on Leopold Street in Nairn. Read more »
The fifth date of The Silver Beetles’ tour of Scotland with Liverpudlian singer Johnny Gentle. Read more »
The Silver Beetles had another day off from the Scotland tour with Johnny Gentle on 24 May 1960, which gave drummer Tommy Moore a chance to recover from his road accident the previous day. But they continued the next day with a performance in Keith, Banffshire. Read more »
The Silver Beetles had a day off on 22 May from their Scottish tour with Johnny Gentle, but continued the following day with a performance in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Read more »
The day after their Scottish debut, the Silver Beetles travelled 150 miles north to Inverness to continue their seven-date tour with Liverpudlian singer Johnny Gentle. Read more »
The Silver Beetles’ seven-date tour of Scotland, backing singer Johnny Gentle, began on this day with a performance at the Town Hall in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Read more »
This was The Silver Beetles’ only known performance at the Iron Door Club on Temple Street, Liverpool. It was a lunchtime show featuring The Silver Beetles and Cass and the Cassanovas. Read more »
For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly. Read more »
London-based music promoter Larry Parnes travelled to Liverpool to audition groups to back Billy Fury on a tour of northern England and Scotland.
The audition took place at the Blue Angel, a club run by The Silver Beetles’ new manager Allan Williams. The venue was previously known as the Wyvern Social Club, and was located at 106-108 Seel Street, Liverpool. Read more »