Posts Tagged: johnny gentle

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: 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: 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 »