Author Archives: Joe

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.

Live: Blue Angel, Liverpool – audition for Larry Parnes

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 »