Posts Categorized: Live

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

Two days after performing at The Institute in Neston, Wirral, The Silver Beetles performed at another of promoter Les Dodd’s venues, the Grosvenor Ballroom in the Liscard area of Wallasey, Cheshire.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.

Live: Rescue Hall, Peterhead, Scotland

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.

Live: Regal Ballroom, Nairn, Scotland

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.

Live: St Thomas’ Hall, Keith, Scotland

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.

Live: Dalrymple Hall, Fraserburgh, Scotland

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.

Live: Town Hall, Alloa, Scotland

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.

Live: Iron Door Club, Liverpool

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.

Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool

For one night only, the group performed as The Silver Beats, for their first proper show for Liverpool promoter Brian Kelly.

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… Read more »

Live: Fox And Hounds, Caversham

The second and final appearance by The Nerk Twins, alter egos of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, playing at the pub run by McCartney’s cousin Bett Robbins.

Live: Fox And Hounds, Caversham

This date saw the first of two dates by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performing as the Nerk Twins at the Fox and Hounds pub in Caversham, Berkshire.

Live: Hippodrome, Manchester

Although they hadn’t won the regional final of Carroll Levis’ TV Star Search in Liverpool in October, Johnny and the Moondogs nonetheless qualified for the final round.

Live: TV Star Search audition

Although the Quarrymen had entered the competition two years previously without success, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison returned to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre for another preliminary audition for the ABC TV’s talent show TV Star Search.

Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool

The Quarrymen’s Saturday night residency at Mona Best’s Casbah Coffee Club came to an end on this evening. In time-honoured musical tradition, it was because of an argument about money.