Posts Tagged: 1960

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.

Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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.

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: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey

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.

Live: The Institute, Neston, Wirral

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.

Live: Jacaranda Coffee Bar, Liverpool

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.

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.