Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene
1959


8758350 1959 January 2nd Alex Welsh and his Dixielanders play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Hi Fi's play at the RAFA Club Cosham.
January 3rd Saturday, The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
Two Bands at the South Parade Pier, Mick Mitchell and his Music and the Sid Heaton Band.
January 7th The Vieux Carre Jazz band play at the Cobden Arms.
January 9th Mick Glover and his Rock'n'rollers play at Caesars Club North End.
Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
January 10th Saturday, The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
January 12th The Hi Fi's play at the Savoy Ballroom.
January 14th British Railways Staff Dance at the South Parade Pier with Doris Westaways Broadway Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music.
The Alpha Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
January 15th The Hi Fiís play at Ricky's Club.
January 16th Ray Ellington and his Quartet play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Mike Glover and his Rockets plus Colin Hart and his Rock Group play at Caesars club.
Tony Porter and his Rock Group play at 'The Bop Club' at Hillside Youth Club.
January 17th Saturday, The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and St Paul Hall Cosham.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
January 19th Don Rendell plays at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
January 20th The Ken Bishop Quintet and the Chic Cheeseman Trio are joined by Bill le Sage at the Chichester Jazz Club.
At the Assembly Hall Fareham, The Tia Juana Jazz band play.
January 21st The Crescent City Jazz band play at the Cobden Arms.
January 23rd Eric Delaney and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
January 24th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
January 25th The Hi Fi's plat at Ricky's Club.
28-1-59x January 26th The Austin Treend Quartet play at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
The Southern Jazz Quintet play modern jazz at the 'Jazz Club of Horndean' at the Ship and Bell Inn.
January 30th Cyril Stapleton and his 19 piece Show Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
A jazz festival at the Petersfield Jazz Club includes The Crescent City Jazzband, Vieux Carre Jazzband and the Meon Valley Jazzmen.
February 2nd The Southern Jazz Quintet play at the Ship and Bell Inn Horndean.
February 4th The Ken Bishop Quintet play at the Boars Head, Boarhunt every Wednesday.
The Vieux Carre Jazzband play at the Cobden Arms.
February 6th Wee Willie Harris, The Tony Crombie Rockets and the Batchelors appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 7th Saturday, The Kings Theatre closes down.
February 9th Bill Le sage, Kenny Harrison and Denny Nash play at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
The Hi Fi's play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 10th Ronnie Ross and the Ken Bishop Quintet and the Chic Cheeseman Trio play at the Chichester Jazz Club.
At the Oddfellows Hall, Kingston Ballroom, Rory Blackwell's Rock and Jive show with Vince Eager, Barry Barron's Live Five, The Nevitt Brothers and the Hi Fi's appear.
Vic Abbott and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 11th The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
February 12th The Sunshine Jazzmen play at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
February 13th Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 14th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
Bill Burkett and his Band play at Lee Tower.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
February 16th Grand re-opening of the Theatre Royal with Jack Hulbert in 'Housemaster'.
February 17th The Wellington Hall re-opens after short indisposition of Mrs. R Mathews.
The 17th anniversary of the Portsmouth Music club coincided with it's 425th meeting, when they met at the Lecture hall of the central Library to hear a piano recital.
February 18th The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
February 19th The British Railway Staff dance at the South Parade Pier with music from the De Reske Old Time Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music.
Vic Abbott and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 20th Andre Rico and his Cha Cha Chaleros16 piece Orchestra appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
Billy Duncan on his Organ begins a residency at the Seahorse Bars at Clarence Pier in the Neptune Bar.
February 21st Saturday, The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and St Paul Hall, Cosham.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
February 23rd Vic Abbott and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 25th Ronnie Ross and the Ken Bishop Quintet play at the Boar's Head, Boarhunt.
The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
February 26th Vic Abbott and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 27th Ted Heath and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
At Ricky's Club, a display of health by Bob Wolgar's Gymasium.
February 28th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
March 2nd The Bostons Old Time Orchestra play on South Parade Pier.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom with the Benny Freedman Orchestra.
March 3rd The Ken Bishop Quintet and the Chic Cheeseman Trio are joined by Kenny Baker at the Chichester Jazz Club.
Miss Florence Greaves is elected Vice President of the Portsmouth Music Society at their AGM in the Portsmouth Central Library.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 4th The Alpha Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
March 5th At the Assembly Hall Fareham, The Tia Juana Jazz band play.
Record entries in the Portsmouth Music festival which opens on March 30th, but the guitar class flops.
March 6th Humphrey Lyttleton and his band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 7th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
March 9th Frankie Howerd appears at the Theatre Royal.
Portsmouth City Fire Brigade Band play at Bridgemary Church Hall.
March 10th Rob Cooper, Moose Hall organiser, has three jazz bands playing at the Talbot Hotel, Goldsmith Avenue.
March 11th Humphrey Lyttleton has agreed to become President of the Fratton Jazz Club, run by Robin Cooper.
The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
March 13th Ray Ellington and his Quartet play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 14th Saturday, Bill Burkett and his Band play at Lee Tower.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
March 16th At the Theatre Royal, Colin Hicks, Tommy Steele's brother, and Jill Gascoine star in the Musical "Expresso Bongo".
March 17th Three jazz bands playing at the Talbot Hotel, Goldsmith Avenue.
March 18th Drayton Methodist Church perform the St Matthew Passion with soloists Brice, Mayes, Brown, Wassell and Hutchings.
Bill Le Sage plays at the Boar's Head, Boarhunt with the Ken Bishop Quintet.
The Crescent City Jazzband play for the Cobden Arms.
March 19th British Railways Staff Dance at South Parade Pier with the Southern Counties Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music.
March 20th Mick Mulligan and his Jazz Band with George Melly play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Club opens at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Rock'n'pop at the Swing G Club, the Pure drop, in Middle Street.
March 21st Saturday, Mozart Recital by Dawn Holder and John Durrant at John Pounds Church, Old Portsmouth.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
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March 23rd Tubby Hayes joins the Austin Treend Quartet at the Sunshine inn, Farlington.
March 24th Mr.W J Arnold Vice Chairman of the Deverall Hall at Purbrook says that 'rock' is keeping to hall out of the red as they are renting it to a North End Youth Club for weekly rock sessions.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 25th The Vieux Carre Jazz band play at the Cobden Arms.
March 26th Phil Fernando and his Rock in Rhythm Group play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 27th Good Friday? Donald Thorne plays the Wonder Organ on South Parade Pier.
March 28th Saturday, Non-stop dancing to Bern Harris and his Band and Bert Sharpe and his Band at the Connaught Drill Hall Gosport.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
March 30th Mike Glover and his Group play at the Savoy Ballroom.

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The Guildhall opens.

April 3rd Sid Phillips and his Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Zodiacs play at the Swing G Club at the Pure Drop Middle Street.
Dancing to the Vulcans at the Africano Coffee Club 234 Fratton Road.
April 4th Saturday, The Arthur Ward Quintet plays on South Parade Pier with Mick Mitchell and his Music.
April 5th The Southern Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist American pianist, Abbey Simon play for the final Municipal Concert of the season at the Kings Theatre.
April 6th Dancing to Barry Barron's Live Five at the Africano Coffee Club 234 Fratton Road.
'The Casual' Vocal Group appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 7th Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 8th The Vieux Carre Jazz band play at the Cobden Arms.
April 10th Joe Loss and his Orchestra, plus Rose Brennan, Larry Gretton and Ross McManus, play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Roy Cummings Band play at the Trinity Church Hall, Fareham.
The Sandy Turner Jazz Band play at the Gosport Trades Club.
The Rebels play at the Swing G Club, Pure Drop, Middle Street.
April 13th The Tony Allen group play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 14th Tubby Hayes and the Ken Bishop Quintet and the Chic Cheeseman Trio play at the Chichester Jazz Club.
April 15th Ronnie Scottís Traditional Jazzmen and the Celestial City Blue Blowers play at the Cobden Arms.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 16th the Portsmouth Music Festival is hailed as the best ever since it's start in 1923
April 17th Andre Rico and his Cha Cha Charleros play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Zodiacs play at the Swing G Club, Pure Drop Middle Street.
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April 18th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Broadway Orchestra play at the Rock Gardens Pavilion.
Non-stop dancing to Bern Harris and his Band and Bert Sharpe and his Band at the Connaught Drill Hall Gosport.
April 20th The Casuals Vocal Group and the Hi Fi's "who are being auditioned by a London agent" appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 21st Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 22nd The Alpha Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
April 23rd British Railways Staff Dance with Doris Westaways Old Time Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music play at the South Parade Pier.
April 24th Eric Winstone and his Showband play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Tia Juana Jazzband from Southampton play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
The Zodiacs play at the Swing G Club, Pure Drop Middle Street.
April 25th Saturday, The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
April 27th Ronnie Ross and the Austin Treend Quartet play at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 28th Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 29th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Cobden Arms Arundel Street.
April 30th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at "The Delta, RAFA Club, Gosport."
May 1st Cyril Stapleton and his 19 piece Showband play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
The Zodiacs play at the Swing G Club, Pure Drop Middle Street.
May 2nd Saturday, The WEA Concert at John Pounds Church is the 25th in the series featuring Ernest Barr violin, John Long cello, John Durrant piano and also Dawn Holder piano.
May 6th The Malatinga Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
May 8th Ted Heath and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
May 9th Saturday, The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and Paul Church Hall, Cosham.
The Empire Theatre is being demolished.
May 11th the Tony Allen Group play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 13th The Malatinga Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
May 15th Kenny Ball and his Jazz band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.

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Billy Cotton plays for a week

May 16th Saturday, Mick Mitchell and his Music will returning to the Sunshine Holiday Camp, Hayling for the summer season.
May 16th Mike Glover's Group play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
May 17th Bob Miller and his Millermen play on South Parade Pier.
May 18th The Portsmouth Players appear in "Waltztime" on South Parade Pier.
May 19th Betty Smith and her Quintet start a residency in the South Parade Pier minor hall.
May 20th The Alpha Jazzmen play at the Cobden Arms.
May 22nd Nat Gonella plays at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 23rd Saturday, Mike Glover's Group play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
May 24th The Milton Glee Club are guest artistes in the Palm Court on South Parade Pier.
May 25th The Kings Theatre, under new manager Mr. Cyril Collins, re-opens with a play, "The French Mistress".
Kathy Stobart plays at the Sunshine Inn Farlington.
Cyril Fletcher begins a summer season on South Parade Pier.
May 27th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Cobden Arms.
May 29th Vic Lewis and his 14 piece Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
May 30th Saturday, Drayrton Methodist Choral Society perform "Merrie England" at the Drayton Methodist Church hall.
The Portsmouth Philharmonic Society give a Handel-Purcell Commemoration Concert, orchestra leader Ernest Barr, at Portsmouth Cathedral.
Mike Glover's Group play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
June 1st Bill le Sage plays at the White Hart Kingston Cross, The new venue for the Sunshine Inn jazz club.
June 3rd The Southdowne Musical Comedy Society perform The Vagabond King at the Assembly Hall, Fareham for 4 nights.
The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Cobden Arms.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 4th The Casuals appear at the Savoy Ballroom for the Portsmouth Group Sports and Social Club.
June 5th The Wee Willie Harris Package Show with the Rocking "Rockets", and the Bachelors appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Tia Juana Jazzband from Southampton play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
June 8th Guildhall is re-opened by the Queen after the rebuild with a sell-out Inaugural concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Sir Arthur Bliss and George Thalben-Ball at the organ.
Comedian Derek Roy takes over from Cyril Fletcher at the South Parade Pier. In part of his act he dresses up as a Rock'n'roll singer 'Twit Conway'.
The Musical "Gigi" is performed at the Theatre Royal.
The Royal Ballet dance at the Kings Theatre.
The Portsmouth Music Club have a concert in the Lecture Hall of the Central Library by the Portsmouth Teachers String Orchestra conducted by Reginald Wassell.
June 9th Chris Barber and his Band with Ottilie Patterson, play at a sell-out Guildhall.
June 10th The BBC Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Cobden Arms.
June 11th Vic Oliver conducts the British Concert Orchestra at the Guildhall.
The Ken Bishop Quintet play at the Downbeat Jazz Club at Bury House Gosport.
At the Guildhall, a concert by the Portsmouth Schools Festival Choir of 400 with Reginald Wassell, Portsmouth Technical High School music master, at the piano. The Milton Glee Club sing two songs with Reginald Wassell at the organ.
June 12th George Melachrino and his Full Concert Orchestra play at the Guildhall to a full house.
Mick Mulligan and his Jazz band with George Melly, play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Zodiacs play at St Mary's Institute.
June 13th Saturday, The Portsmouth Choral Union perform, Handel's "Messiah" at the Guildhall.
June 15th "Bless the Bride" is performed at the Kings Theatre.
June 17th The Portsmouth Glee Club perform "Merrie England" at the Guildhall.
June 19th The Ray Ellington Quartet with Valerie Masters play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Mike Glover's Group play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
June 20th Saturday, Last 'Evening News' before 'Print Strike'
June 21st The Ken Grinyer Sextet play every Sunday at the Boar's Head Boarhunt.
June 22nd The Beverley Sisters and Arthur Haynes appear on South Parade Pier.
Trumpeter Bert Courtley plays at the White Hart Kingston Cross.
The London Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.

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August 25th at the Savoy Ballroom.

June 23rd American Bingo every Tuesday at Ricky's Club.
June 28th Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band play at the Guildhall.
June 29th Billy Cotton and his Band play on South Parade Pier for a week.
July 6th Arthur Askey appears on South Parade Pier.
July 13th Ted Ray appears for a week on South Parade Pier.
June 15th One of the Empire Theatre demolition workers falls and is taken to the Royal Hospital.
July 20th Bob Monkhouse and Yana appear for a week on South Parade Pier.
August 3rd Lita Roza and Reg Varney appear at the Kings Theatre.
August 5th Frankie Vaughn Edna Savage and trumpeter Murray Campbell, appear at the Guildhall.
August 6th The Evening News re-appears after the print strike.
August 7th Bob Miller and his Millerman play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Music from Jacques Vallez and his Orchestra play on South Parade Pier deck.
August 10th Bill le Sage joins the Bill Cole Trio at the White Hart Kingston Cross.
August 14th Vic Lewis and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Trinity Church Hall, Fareham.
August 15th Saturday, Mike Glover's Group play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
August 17th Trumpeter Ricky Price appears at the Railway Hotel Fratton.
August 21st Ted Heath and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Caesars Club re-opens with music from The Strollers.
August 24th At the Oddfellows Kingston Ballroom, Geoff and Ricky Brooks and the Dominos, The Tony Porter Rock Group and The Strollers play for dancing.
August 25th The 1959 Festival of Dance Music is at the Savoy Ballroom with 12 un-named bands and a guest appearance of Lita Roza with the Tommy Allen Trio.
August 26th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
August 27th At the Assembly Hall, Flying Angel, Fareham, The Hi Fi Rhythm Group with Barry James and Martine, and the Tony Porter Rock Group provide music for dancing.
August 28th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Assembly Hall Fareham.
Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 29th Saturday, "Those Casuals" appear at Kimbells Ballroom.
August 30th Chris Barber's Jazzband with Ottille Patterson play on South Parade Pier.
August 31st Dickie Valentine and Joe Mr Piano Henderson appear for the week on South Parade Pier.
Tenor player Jimmy Skidmore plays at the Railway Hotel, Fratton.
September 2nd The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
September 4th Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 5th Saturday, "The Stars" rock group play at Caesars Club, North End.
September 6th Farewell concert by Jaques Vallez and his Orchestra on South Parade Pier.
September 7th Jimmy Young, Jon Pertwee and Rawicz and Landauer appear for a week on South Parade Pier.
Billy Fury and Dickie Pride appear in person at the Oddfellows Kingston Ballroom.
September 8th The Broadway Orchestra play at the Guildhall for the Southsea Old Time Dance Club.
September 9th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
September 11th The Ray Ellington Quartet play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Solent City Jazzmen and the Celestial City Blue Blowers play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
September 12th Saturday, Mick Glover and his 'Fabulous Rockets' play at the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road.
September 14th The Portsmouth Players perform "The Girl Friend" on South Parade Pier all week.
The Purbrook, Waterlooville and District Chrysanthemum Society's summer show is held at the Deverell Hall Purbrook as their usual venue, the Waterloo Hall Waterlooville is to demolished to make way for shops.
September 12th The Broadway Orchestra play on the deck of the South Parade Pier.
The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and Paul Church Hall Cosham.

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The Troxy Cinema, Fratton Road, now a shoe store.

September 15th Bert Courtley with the Ken Bishop Quintet and the Chic Cheeseman Trio at the Chichester Jazz Club.
September 18th Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents plus Le Vieux Carre Jazz band play at the Assembly Hall Fareham.
Mick Mulligan and his Band, with George Melly, play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Crescent City Jazz Band play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
September 19th Saturday, Cyril Parker and his Band play on the South Parade Pier deck.
Final appearance of Betty Smith at the South Parade Pier.
The Theatre Royal closes, again.
September 21st The Portsmouth Players perform "Brigadoon" at the Kings Theatre.
At the Guildhall, The Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet and Buck Clayton's All-Stars appear.
Gala re-opening of the Kings Theatre.
September 22nd Dancing to the Kimbells Dance Orchestra at Kimbells.
September 23rd Wednesday concerts begin at the Guildhall organized by the Portsmouth Libraries and Museums Committee.
Sid Dean and his Orchestra take up residency at the South Parade Pier.
Stanley Mathews and his Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
Dancing to the Kimbells Dance Orchestra at the Savoy.
September 25th Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Micky Ashman and his Jazz Band play at the Assembly Hall Fareham.
October 2nd Eric Winstone and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Ronnie Scott and his New Orleans Jazzmen play at the Assembly Hall Fareham.
October 3rd Saturday, Grand re-opening of the Africano Club 234 Fratton Road, under new management with music from the 'Downbeats'. A John Pounds Chamber Concert in the church hall with Dawn Holder piano, John Watkins violin and John Durrant paino. Bingo, this and every Saturday at Hillside Youth Club. The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and Paul Church Hall Cosham. Waterlooville pianist David Palmer plays one of his own compositions on Southern TV's 'Home Grown'. Henry Hall's Guest Night at the Portsmouth Guildhall.
The Southern Counties Orchestra play at the Masonic Hall Cosham.
October 5th At the Oddfellows, appearance of Terry Dene, Vince Eager with the Beat Boys, plus Portsmouth's own The Hi Fi's with Martine Roche, Barrie James and Geoff and Ricky Brooks.
Tubby Hayes, Joe English and 'Art' Ward play at the Railway Hotel, Fratton.
October 7th The Gosport Music Festival is taking place.
October 9th Humphrey Lytttleton and his Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Gerry Brown's Jazzmen play at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Milton girl Wendy Hawkins sings on 'Home Grown'.
October 10th Saturday, The Max Jaffa Trio, including Jack Byfield piano and Reginald Kilbey cello, play at the Guildhall with the Milton Glee Club.
Larry Parnes presents The Marty Wilde Show is at the Troxy Cinema live on stage.
Gracie Fields appears at the Guildhall.
The Teddy Forehead Trio play at the Africano Club.
Regular performers at John Pounds Church Hall Concerts, local pianists Dawn Holder and John Durrant are married.
October 11th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
October 12th The Rollings Ramblers play at Caesar's Club.
October 13th Joe Harriot with the Joe Bishop Quintet plus Chic Cheeseman Trio play at the Bull's Head Fishbourne.
The Ernest Wyatt Long Play Record Club, Major Wyatt, presents a programme of stereo records at the Guildhall with guest speaker and leading orchestra conductor Stanley Black.
October 14th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
A ruling has been made that no bop or jive is to be played on the Guildhall organ. "Nutcraker or Hallelujah but not Tutti Frutti" says Councillor Asquith Leeson.
October 15th British Railways Staff Dance at South Parade Pier with Doris Westaway's Olde Time Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music.
October 16th Andre Rico and his Cha Cha Caleros play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Bob Miller and the Millermen play at the Savoy Ballroom.
October 17th Saturday, Handel's "Solomon" is performed by the Drayton Choral Society with soloists Joan Reynolds and Phillip Todd at the Drayton Methodist Church. Reginald Wassell was due to appear but because of illness he was substituted by Ronald Balmer.
The Eric Bernard Orchestra play at the Assembly Hall, Fareham.
The Teddy Forehead Trio play at the Africano Club.
Mike Glover's Rockets play at Caesars Club.
The El Fabulas Club Clarence Road Southsea is under new manage ment and will have the Bill Cole Trio playing every Wednesday and Thursday, and the Arthur Ward trio playing Friday and Saturday each week.
Dancing at the Savoy Ballroom to Benny Freedmanís augmented 12 piece Dance band.
October 18th Kid Ory and his New Orleans Jazz Band play at the Guildhall.
October 19th Dankworth's trombonist Laurie Monk plays at the Railway Hotel Fratton.
A return visit by public demand of Gracie Fields to the Guildhall together with Rawicz and Landauer.
The Rolling Ramblers play at Caesars Club.
October 20th Cliff Richard plays two performances at the Guildhall.
October 22nd Vic Oliver with the British Concert Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
October 23rd Eric Delaney and his New Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
October 24th Saturday, The Portsmouth Choral Union, conductor Bertram Bradshaw, perform
Verdi's Requiem and Handel's Sixth Chandos Anthem at the Guildhall.
October 25th The Concert Orchestra of the Royal Marines play at the Guildhall.
October 26th Vic Ash plays at the Railway Hotel Fratton.
Nat Gonella and the Summa Cum Laude Orchestra play at the Summa Cum Laude Club at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Tony Porter and his Group play at Hillside Youth Club.
October 27th Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
October 28th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
Wendy Hawkins ties for third place in the all winners final of 'Home Grown.'
October 29th The Portsmouth Teachers String Orchestra, conductor Reginald Wassell give a concert at St Simons Church Southsea.
October 30th The Garry Hayman trio play at the Africano club.
Ted Heath and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Diz Disley plays at the Crescent City Jazz Club at the Star In Lake Road.
October 31st Saturday, Newlyweds Dawn Holder and John Durrant play Mendelsshon's "A midsummer nights dream" as a duet in concert at John Pounds Church.
November 2nd The Red Cressdee Quintet play at the Railway Hotel.
Cyril Brown's String Quartet with Ted Piggott play at the Summa Cum Laude Club at the Star Inn Lake Road.
November 3rd The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
November 4th "The Starlight Room" opens at the Conservative Hall, Hampshire Street.
The Teddy Forehead Trio play at the Africano Club 'each night'.
November 6th Ray Ellington and his Quartet play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 7th Saturday, The Portsmouth Philharmonic Society perform at the Guildhall.
Kitty and Karl, plus the Southern Counties Orchestra play at the Masonic Hall Cosham.
November 9th Eddie Thompson plays at the Railway Hotel.
Cyril Brown and Red Cressdee play at the Summa Cum Launde Club at the Star Inn Lake Road.
November 10th Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 12th The Jimmy James Band play at the Civil Service Club, The Crossways Gosport.
November 13th Andre Rico and his 15 piece Orchestra plus the Cha Cha Chaleros play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Geevers Apex Jazzmen play at the Crescent City Jazz Club at the Star Inn Lake Road.
November 14th Saturday, Semprini with George Melachrino and his Orchestra appear at the Guildhall.
The Garry Hayman trio play at the Africano club.
Mike Glover and his Rockets play at Caesars Club.
November 15th The Showbiz XI, with Tommy Steele and Ronnie Carroll, and Millicent Martin to kick off, play at the Clarence Ground against the All Star managers.
November 16th The Four Freemen appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
Nat Gonella and the Summa Cum Laude Orchestra play at the Summa Cum Laude Club at the Star Inn Lake Road.
Billy Duncan plays nightly on the new super electronic organ at the Seahorse Bars Clarence Pier.
November 18th Jive to Tommy Moss's Ramblers play at the Festival Bar, advertised but is later Cancelled!.
The Southdowne Musical Comedy Society perform "Princess Charming" for four nights at the Assembly Hall Fareham.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 19th At the Richmond Hotel, Lake Road, Sid Harris "The Guv" plays the magnificent new Compton organ every night from tonight.
Ad in the Evening News, Club Bands Agency First class bands available, Portsmouth Premiere Agency, 1 Lichfield Road Copnor tele 23590.
November 20th Tony Crombie and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 21st Saturday, The Irvin Millen Orchestra play at the Twyford Avenue Community Centre.
The Broadway Trio play at St Peter and Paul Church Hall Cosham.
The Teddy Forehead Trio play at the Africano Club.
November 23rd Tommy Moss's Ramblers play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Canadian tenor sax player Art Ellefson plays at the Railway Hotel.
November 24th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
November 25th Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilee Patterson, appear at the Guildhall.
Plans are approved for £200,000 to be spent on new buildings with a 60 foot tower, at Clarence Pier.
Ad in the Evening News,. Bern Harris Group asking for work, 25 Carisbrooke Road Gosport.
November 26th The Christmas lights of North End are switched on by singer Malcolm Vaughn.
British Railways Staff Dance at the South Parade Pier with the Southern Counties Orchestra and Mick Mitchell and his Music.
November 27th Mick Mulligan and his Band with George Melly, play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 28th Saturday, Violinist Ernest Barr and pianist John Durrant perform at the John Pounds Church Concert.
The Garry Hayman trio play at the Africano club.
The Guildhall is "Going Gay" with a Christmas tree in the square.
November 29th The Ace Trio play at the Conservative Hall Hampshire Street.
November 30th Sadler's Wells Opera company perform The Merry Widow at the Kings Theatre.
Red Cressdee tenor, and Denny Putman trumpet, play at the Railway Hotel.
December 2nd The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 4th Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 5th Saturday, The Harry Watts Trio play at the Africano Club.
December 6th The Modern Jazz Quartet, featuring John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath and Connie Kay play at the Guildhall with guests Ronnie Ross and Joe Harriott.
December 7th Resident at the Star Inn Lake Road, Cy Brown Jazz Band, recent sessions included Diz Disley, Red Cressdee, and Denny Putman.
December 9th The Vieux Carre Jazz Band play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
December 11th Johnny Dankworth and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Roy Cummings and his Band play at the RNA Club Gosport.
The Garry Hayman trio play at the Africano club.
December 12th Saturday, The Milton Glee Club and the band of the Welsh Guards perform at the Guildhall with soprano Wendy Hawkins.
December 16th Emile Ford and his Checkmates play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 17th Harry Stares and his Music play at the Co-op Hall Albert Road.
December 18th The Portsmouth Players perform "Christmas Pie" at the Wesley Central Hall, Fratton Road.
Humphrey Lyttleton and his band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
The Bostons play at all Saints Church Hall.
December 19th Saturday, Portsmouth Choral Union, conductor Bertram Bradshaw, perform carols and Christmas music at the Guildhall.
December 21st Bill Le Sage plays at the Railway Hotel with the Bill Cole Trio Art Ward and Joe English, and Wally Waldron on tenor sax.
Geoff and Ricky Brooks and the Dominoes play at the Oddfellows Hall Kingston Road.
December 23rd The Vieux Carre Jazz Band plus Spasm Group, play at the Pedrian Jazz Club at the Cobden Arms.
December 24th Cinderella with John Hansen and Grazina Frame, is the panto at the Kings Theatre.
The Garry Hayman trio play at the Africano club.
December 26th Saturday, Tommy the Toreador with Tommy Steele is shown at the Savoy Cinema and the Essoldo Cosham and Southsea.
December 27th Vic Oliver conducts the British Concert Orchestra at the Guildhall.
December 30th Vic Abbott and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 31st Mick Mitchell and his Orchestra play at the Guildhall for the Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Syd Dean and his Orchestra and "The Clubmen" with Ron Reagan and Toni Lee play on South Parade Pier.
Tony Porter and his group play at Hillside Youth Club.


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Portsmouth rock & roll group The Live Five during their brief appearance in Val Guestís film Expresso Bongo (1959)

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From the Portsmouth Evening NEWS 5th September 1959

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In the small ads Social Functions, The Wellington Hall Dance classes were run by Stan and Rosalind Matthews,
Who were the Kimbells Dance Orchestra? Caesar's Club later know as Parlour/Soul Parlour/Gatsbys and so on


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