The Silver Beetles had performed regularly on Thursday nights at the Neston Institute since 2 June 1960. This was their sixth and final show at the venue.
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The Silver Beetles had been performing regularly at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey, since 4 June 1960. This time, however, they were joined onstage by a special guest: Johnny Gentle, with whom they had toured Scotland in May.
This was The Silver Beetles’ penultimate show at the Neston Institute, and their last in the month of June 1960. They performed six times in total at the venue, the final time being on 7 July 1960.
This was The Silver Beetles’ fourth consecutive Saturday night show at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey, a venue run by local promoter Les Dodd.
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.
18 June 1960 was Paul McCartney‘s 18th birthday. Instead of celebrating with a night off, he and The Silver Beetles gave one of their usual Saturday night concerts at the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey.
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.
This was The Silver Beetles’ third concert at the Grosvenor Ballroom within a week, and one that didn’t pass without incident.
The Silver Beetles’ second of six Thursday night shows at this venue in the Merseyside town of Neston.
Two days after their debut at the Grosvenor Ballroom, The Silver Beetles returned for a Whitsun bank holiday Monday special concert.
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.
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.
The Silver Beetles performed around a dozen times at manager Allan Williams‘s cafe in Liverpool’s city centre.
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.
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.
The fifth date of The Silver Beetles’ tour of Scotland with Liverpudlian singer Johnny Gentle.
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.
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.
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.