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Guildhall Milestones

1954

March 11th Portsmouth newly re-built Guildhall is to have an £8,000 Electric Organ.
September 15th A Compton pipe organ costing £15,750 is to be installed in the re-built Portsmouth Guildhall.

1958

April 25th The new four manual organ at the Guildhall will cost upward of £15,000.

1959

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.
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.
June 11th 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.
June 13th Saturday, The Portsmouth Choral Union perform, Handel's "Messiah" at the Guildhall.
June 17th The Portsmouth Glee Club perform "Merrie England" at the Guildhall.
June 22nd The London Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
June 28th Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band play at the Guildhall.
August 5th Frankie Vaughn Edna Savage and trumpeter Murray Campbell, appear at the Guildhall.
September 8th The Broadway Orchestra play at the Guildhall for the Southsea Old Time Dance Club.
September 21st At the Guildhall, The Dave Brubeck Quartet with Paul Desmond, The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet and Buck Clayton's All-Stars appear.
September 22nd Newport Jazz Festival Touring Version inc Dave Brubeck Paul Desmond Joe.
September 23rd Wednesday concerts begin at the Guildhall organized by the Portsmouth Libraries and Museums Committee.
Stanley Mathews and his Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
October 3rd Saturday, Henry Hall's Guest Night at the Portsmouth Guildhall.
October 10th Saturday, The Max Jaffa Trio, including Jack Byfield piano and Reginald Kilbey cello, play at the Guildhall with the Milton Glee Club.
October 10th Saturday, The Max Jaffa Trio, including Jack Byfield piano and Reginald Kilbey cello, play at the Guildhall with the Milton Glee Club.
Gracie Fields appears at the Guildhall.
October 11th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
October 13th 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 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.
Gracie Fields appears at the Guildhall.
October 18th Kid Ory and his New Orleans Jazz Band play at the Guildhall.
October 19th A return visit by public demand of Gracie Fields to the Guildhall together with Rawicz and Landauer.
October 20th Cliff Richard plays two performances at the Guildhall.
October 22nd Vic Oliver with the British Concert Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
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 28th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
November 7th Saturday, The Portsmouth Philharmonic Society perform at the Guildhall.
November 14th Saturday, Semprini with George Melachrino and his Orchestra appear at the Guildhall.
November 25th Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilee Patterson, appear at the Guildhall.
December 2nd The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
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 12th Saturday, The Milton Glee Club and the band of the Welsh Guards perform at the Guildhall with soprano Wendy Hawkins.
December 19th Saturday, Portsmouth Choral Union, conductor Bertram Bradshaw, perform carols and Christmas music at the Guildhall.
December 27th Vic Oliver conducts the British Concert Orchestra at the Guildhall.
December 31st Mick Mitchell and his Orchestra play at the Guildhall for the Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce.

1960

19th January The Platters visited the Guildhall on 19 January and nine days later Sarah Vaughan with the Dankworth Orchestra again, although Count Basie cancelled his show.
28th January Sarah Vaughan with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra appeared at the Guildhall
17th February June Christie, The Four Freshmen, Bob Miller and the Millermen.
17th March Ella Fitzgerald appeared at the Guildhall, “Two terrific ovations from packed houses”
18th March Ivy Benson Orchestra plus Old Time Dancing at the Guildhall
?? March The Everly Brothers, the Dallas Boys, the Flee-Rakkers & others appeared at the Guildhall
3rd April Paul Robeson appeared at the Guildhall
17th April Count Basie & Joe Williams (cancelled?) at the Guildhall
23rd April There was a “Top Twenty Hit Parade” show at the Guildhall featuring British stars Craig Douglas, the Avons and Alan Freeman but an all-American show with Conway Twitty, Johnny Preston and Freddy Cannon was poorly received at the Guildhall.
24th April Chris Barber band with Ottillie Patterson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe appeared at the Guildhall.
27th April Jerry Lordan, Kathy Kirby, Norman Vaughan (?)appeared at the Guildhall
The Guildhall had Mantovani at the Guildhall
April The Guildhall hosted the Lord Mayor’s Ball for the first time since the war – an event of “elegance and colour."
17th May Conway Twitty, Johnny Preston & Freddy Cannon appeared at the Guildhall “audiences poor”
May Adam Faith, John Barry Seven, Honeys Tour (Portsmouth?) appeared at the Guildhall
shads 21st September funny woman Anna Russell.
25th September Miles Davis Quintet (Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb) with Sonny Stitt and the Jazz Five appeared at the Guildhall.
2nd October Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
10th October Jimmy Jones, Mark Wynter, Kenny Lynch and the Brook Brothers appeared at the Guildhall ?? October ‘Trad’ – Kenny Ball? Attendance for Ball & Davis appeared at the Guildhall“poor attendence”, and city “may lose jazz concerts”.
2nd November Carmen McRae Ronnie Scott's Quintet with Jimmy Deuchar, Tubby Hayes Quartet with Vic Ash, Harry Klein Jazz Five, The Jazz Couriers.
5th November Victoria De Los Angeles.
8th November Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
20th November The Shadows and Frank Ifield plus headlined the Guildhall without their usual singer but supported by Ricky Valence and Johnny Kidd & the Pirates appeared at the Guildhall.
1st December Jazz at the Philharmonic, Dizzy Gillespie, J J Johnson, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge Don Byas, Candido, Benny Carter, Jo Jones. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Nat Adderley, Victor Feldman, Louis Hayes, Sam Jones.
4th December Ricky Valence, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Danny Storm & the Strollers appeared at the Guildhall
??? Jazz at the Philharmonic? (is it Ella?) appeared at the Guildhall

1961

11th January Emile Ford & the Checkmates, Shirley Bassey and Acker Bilk all headlined at the Guildhall.
29th January Acker Bilk at the Guildhall.
11th February The Four Freshmen, Buddy Greco, June Christie, Ted Heath and his Orchestra.
20th February The Shadows came back to the Guildhall, this time with Cliff and support including Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas and the Hunters compere Norman Vaughan.
February Mantovani’s Musical Treat appeared at the Guildhall
14th March Chris Barber Jazz Band appeared at the Guildhall
23rd March Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson Trio.
15th April Summer Eurovision runners-up the Allisons headlined a Guildhall show with Ronnie Carroll, Mike Preston and the Hunters.
10th June The Shadows were again at the Guildhall with Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas, Dave Allen compere.
12th October Adam Faith and the John Barry Seven appeared at the Guildhall
November 12th Shirley Bassey.
November Russ Conway at the Guildhall.
November 21st Billy Fury, Eden Kane and Karl Denver appeared at the Guildhall
Towards Christmas, the Guildhall offered the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Max Jaffa Trio appeared at the Guildhall
December Kenny Ball appeared at the Guildhall
December Various: BSO, Max Jaffa Trio, Carols & Christmas Music Carol Concerts and Mitch Mitchell appeared at the Guildhall

1962

13th January Helen Shapiro, the Brook Brothers, Dave Allen compere appeared at the Guildhall.
18th January The Temperance Seven appeared at the Guildhall.
28th January Frankie Vaughan appeared at the Guildhall.
11th February Acker Bilk appeared at the Guildhall.
13th February Bobby Vee, Clarence Frogman Henry, the Springfields appeared at the Guildhall.
3rd March Cliff Richard and the Shadows as the Guildhall’s appeared at the Guildhall. Box Office sets a record, selling 2,500 tickets in one day.
5th April Count Basie and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross appeared at the Guildhall.
14th April Brenda Lee, Gene Vincent, Nero & Gladiators, Sounds Incorporated, appeared at the Guildhall. and Rory Blackwell & the Blackjacks. A group of “visitors” heckled Vincent before being ejected.
jerrylee1 23rd April Easter Monday - Johnny Burnette, Gary ‘US’ Bonds, Gene McDaniels and Mark Wynter appeared at the Guildhall.
3rd May Louis Armstrong who played many favourites including “The Saints”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Mack the Knife”, and “Georgia” appeared at the Guildhall. The Evening News correspondent ‘MRH’ suggested it was only the second time (after Sir Thomas Beecham) that he had heard genuinely “thunderous applause” in Portsmouth but confessed himself a “square” and concluded “I’m pleased I went but still prefer Brahms and Beethoven”.
5th May Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Vince Eagar, the Viscounts and the Bachelors appeared at the Guildhall. Summer Nothing?
15th September Chubby Checker, Brook Brothers, Kestrels, Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas appeared at the Guildhall.
17th September Dion and Del Shannon plus Joe Brown, the Allisons, Buzz Clifford, Peppi & the New York Twisters appeared at the Guildhall.
10th October George Shearing, Joe Williams, Junior Mance Trio appeared at the Guildhall. (Sarah Vaughan Show cancelled)
14th October Billy Fury plus Marty Wilde, Mike Sarne, Jimmy Justice, Mark Wynter, Joe Brown, Karl Denver and Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers. appeared at the Guildhall.
31st October Phil Everly appeared at the Guildhall after Don returned to the USA unwell, plus Frank Ifield and Ketty Lester.
6th November Bobby Vee and the (new) Crickets with Frank Kelly & the Hunters appeared at the Guildhall.
22th November Adam Faith & Gene Vincent appeared at the Guildhall.
29th November Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared at the Guildhall.
9th December Helen Shapiro, Eden Kane and the Vernons Girls appeared at the Guildhall.
16th December Chris Barber with Louis Jordan appeared at the Guildhall.
31st December New Year’s Eve Party at the Guildhall.

1963

24 January Johnny & the Hurricanes, Brian Hyland, Little Eva, Brenda Lee compere Jimmy Saville? appeared at the Guildhall (Tickets, 8/6d, 7/6d etc)
18th February Bryan Hyland, Little Eva, Brook Brothers, Johnny Temple, R&B Quartet appeared at the Guildhall
24th February Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band appeared at the Guildhall
2nd March Cliff Richard & Shadows, Vernons Girls, appeared at the Guildhall “heavy demand” for tickets
?? “Juke Box Doubles” impressions of Elvis, Billy Fury, Gene V etc appeared at the Guildhall
12th March “Thank Your Lucky Stars” with Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, appeared at the Guildhall
Tornadoes, Jess Conrad, Rolf Harris, Shane Fenton, Peter Jay & Jaywalkers appeared at the Guildhall
14th March Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson appeared at the Guildhall
23rd March Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro and Woolf Phillips Orchestra
12-4-65 25th March Brenda Lee, Mike Berry & the Bachelors appeared at the Guildhall
30th March Chris Montez, Tommy Roe, the Beatles and the Viscountsappeared at the Guildhall
2nd April Billy Fury, the Tornadoes, the Echoes, Mike Preston appeared at the Guildhall
13th April the Max Bygraves Show, Bert Weedon, Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor appeared at the Guildhall
24th April Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer appeared at the Guildhall “disappointing … the surroundings were wrong” and the attendance poor
4th May Jet Harris & Tony Meehan with John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Mike Berry and Billie Davis appeared at the Guildhall
10th May Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson, the Springfields, Jimmy Rogers appeared at the Guildhall
9th June Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger, appeared at the Guildhall
17th July Rolling Stones, Elkie Brooks, Steam Packet, Walker Brothers, Tommy Quickly.
24th September Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, the Fourmost, Dennisons and Tommy Quickly, Heinz & The Saints, The Dennisons, Johnny Sandon & The Remo Four, Chris Carlsen (compere), Promoted by Arthur Roy Howes, appeared at the Guildhall
3rd October The Vienna Boys Choir appeared at the Guildhall
15th October Gerry & the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, Del Shannon, the Tony Meehan Group, the Bachelors, Duffy Power, the Blue Diamonds appeared at the Guildhall.
12th November The Beatles’ appearance at the Guildhall cancelled (Paul McCartney unwell)
20th November Billy Fury, Joe Brown, the Tornadoes, and Marty Wilde appeared at the Guildhall
24th November Gene Pitney appeared at the Guildhall
3rd December Beatles (arrived late, car broke down) appeared at the Guildhall

1964

16th January The Evening News reports a “dismal future for jazz at the Guildhall” – new tours not booked for Portsmouth.
3rd February The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra Junior appeared at the Guildhall.
16th February John Leyton and Mike Sarne the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, Jet Harris and the Rolling Stones, 8/6d, 6/6d etc. appeared at the Guildhall.
??March Radio Luxembourg Show at the Guildhall featured Dave Dee, the Dowlands and TV pop pundit Janice (“Oi’ll Give it Foive”) Nicholls. appeared at the Guildhall.
1st March Joe Brown and Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, the Crystals and Manfred Mann appeared at the Guildhall.
Spring - Mantovani “Friday Night is Music Night”, appeared at the Guildhall.
9th April Ella Fitzgerald & Oscar Peterson appeared at the Guildhall. Second house sells out but first house cancelled with only 200 sold.
11th April Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Daley & Wayne, Bob Miller & his Miller Men appeared at the Guildhall, 12/6d – 6/6d
22nd April The Lord Mayor’s Ball with Sherlock & the Saints appeared at the Guildhall.
30th April American Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Cousin Joe Pleasants, Rev. Gary Davis, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee appeared at the Guildhall, reported “heavy demand” for tickets
3rd May Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro and John Barry appeared at the Guildhall.
31st May Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas, Sounds Incorporated, Tommy Quickly, the Dennisons and the Remo Four appeared at the Guildhall.
5th June Small Concert Hall in ther Guildhall, Oxfam Charity Event - Kid Thomas Valentine and Emmanuel Paul, veteran American jazzmen with a combined age of 128 years backed by Kid Martyn’s Ragtime Band and local trumpeter Cuff Billett in what the Jazzmen (the Evening News) called “a joyous concert". 16th June The Dave Clark Five, the Applejacks, Millie and the Dennisons appeared at the Guildhall.
7th July Woody Herman’s Orchestra appeared at the Guildhall.
21st July The Ray Charles Orchestra and Raelets appeared at the Guildhall.
17-7-65 Summer Gracie Fields appeared at the Guildhall. Her performance was well received but a number of correspondents complained that the National Anthem was not played at the end of the evening.
3rd October Manfred Mann, the Rockin’ Berries, the Nashville Teens, the Untamed Four plus Bill Haley & his Comets appeared at the Guildhall.
1st November the Searchers, Dionne Warwick, the Isley Brothers and the Zombies appeared at the Guildhall.
8th November Carl Perkins, the Animals, Tommy Tucker, Elkie Brooks and the Nashville Teens appeared at the Guildhall.
15th November Honeycombs, Millie, Lulu, Gene Vincent, the Beat Merchants appeared at the Guildhall.
17th November Dusty Springfield, Brian Poole & the Tremeloes, Herman’s Hermits and Dave Berry appeared at the Guildhall.

1965

6th March, Adam Faith topped the bill with Sandie Shaw, the Barron Knights and the Paramounts appeared at the Guildhall.
Guildhall cancelled appearance of PJ Proby, after he split his trousers at a gig elsewhere.
4th April Gerry & the Pacemakers appeared at the Guildhall.
12th April Motown show with Supremes, Martha & Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, the Miracles, Earl Van Dyke Six and guests Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames – poor attendance especially for first half
The re-arranged Manfred Mann tour arrived at the Guildhall on 17th April with Dave Berry and the Ivy League but the Manfreds, now mixing Dylan’s songs, blues and pop, were reportedly disappointed with their local reception.
21st April Promised the Kinks, Animals and Manfred Mann but that tour was cancelled.
April, The Kinks eventually arrived at the Guildhall along with the Yardbirds, followed three weeks later by Donovan and the Pretty Things.
May – Donovan, Pretty Things appeared at the Guildhall.
Julie Felix and the Spinners at the Guildhall in May appeared at the Guildhall.
30th May Shirley Bassey & the Ted Heath Orchestra appeared at the Guildhall.
Appearance of Julie Felix and the Settlers at the Guildhall was less well attended it was an “artistic triumph”.
June 12th, Interesting American bill at the Guildhall with the gospel/ragtime/blues of Reverend Gary Davis, Native American singer Buffy Sainte Marie (“the Universal Soldier”) and folk-blues veteran Josh White, one of the first singers to have recorded “House of the Rising Sun”.
June, Guildhall had the BBC Concert Orchestra in a Light Programme radio broadcast of Friday Night is Seaside Night.
July 17th The Rolling Stones returned to the city, headlining a tour with the Walker Brothers, the Steam Packet, Elkie Brooks and Tommy Quickly at the Guildhall.
In mid-August 1965, the Byrds, despite topping the British charts, managed to sell only 250 tickets for a Guildhall concert.
November, Despite concerns about Guildhall audiences, Gene Pitney, Lulu & the Luvvers, Peter & Gordon and the Rockin’ Berries sold out their Guildhall date in November and in the following month at the same venue, Manfred Mann revealed their new sound augmented by saxophone and trumpet.
Manfred Mann revealed their new sound augmented by saxophone and trumpet. It was not an entirely happy event with serious disagreements with the management and the group added their complaints about the house PA system to previous comments. Paul Jones described the sound as ‘a load of rubbish” and Spinner revealed that Gene Pitney and the Yardbirds felt much the same.

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1966

Walker Brothers tour at the Guildhall in mid-February, which included Crispian St Peters.
Woody Herman at the Guildhall.
In early April, the Small Faces and the Kinks were at the Guildhall.
Young fans caused “pandemonium” at the Roy Orison/Walker Brothers’/Lulu Guildhall concert on April 29th.
May 3rd, with American pop success Lou Christie.
Mantovani and his Orchestra opened May at the Guildhall.
Guildhall offered very few pop or jazz shows through the summer.
There was more optimism as he announced a series of jazz bookings at the Guildhall for the autumn (Wingy Manone, Ed Hall, Bud Freemen) but these too would struggle to attract audiences even though they had reverted to one house at 7.30 pm.
August 29th, Roy Orbison, Walker Bros, Troggs at the Guildhall.
Modern jazz fans enjoyed a September 18th Guildhall appearance by the Modern Jazz Quartet.
One problem at the Guildhall was the number of long-term non-musical bookings, which inhibited quick decisions when gigs were offered.
There was an unusual bill there in late November with Tom Jones, Eddie Calvert, Laurie London and Chapter Five.
The Guildhall offered just three Carol Concerts through December.

1967

There was no pop in January at the Guildhall,
5th February Duke Ellington brought his Orchestra to the Guildhall for the last time on Sunday 5 February.
Varied nights at the Guildhall with “Jazz from the Swinging Era”, the Swingle Singers and a package with Gene Pitney, the Troggs, David Garrick, the Loot and Sounds Incorporated.
April 5th Buddy Rich would be next in early April, then Mantovani.
April, Nina Simone, black comedian Dick Gregory and the Peddlars at the Guildhall.
Buddy Rich gave a “primitive, exciting, barnstorming” performance at the Guildhall.
In mid-summer, the Guildhall offered the Jacques Loussier Trio, Julie Felix and Acker Bilk but no rock or pop Adge Cutler & the Wurzels were booked for August at the Guildhall.
21st November The Scheme(Portsmouth band)
Guildhall on 22nd November featured Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Pink Floyd, the Nice, the Move and Eire Apparent.
Hendrix played for about 40 minutes and the others for less time in order to present two shows on the evening.
December, Guildhall hosted a student dance with Arthur Brown.

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1968

The Guildhall offered folk fans the Dubliners on January 27th, then Jon Isherwood, Pat Nelson, Diz Dizley and the Strawberry Hill Boys (subsequently the Strawbs)
Maynard Ferguson’s Big Band came from the USA to the Guildhall.
Zoot Money played the Guildhall on April 17th so did the Bee Gees with Grapefruit and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
It was a strong period for pop at the Guildhall including Gene Pitney with Don Partridge, Status Quo and Simon Dupree & the Big Sound and at the end of April, Duane Eddy and the Chantelles.
30th April, The main local gig of the year was the Lord Mayor’s Charity Dance at the Guildhall featuring Machine, Harlem Speakeasy, Blackout, Lace, Coconut Mushroom, lightshow Light Emporium and dancers Crimson Ballet. 8pm – 1am, tickets 5/6d (27.5p). The Guildhall was mainstream with the Four Freshmen and Scaffold followed by Englebert Humperdinck and one-man-band Don Partridge.
Early May, Johnny Cash with June Carter, the Statler Brothers and Carl Perkins. Mid-May the Seekers and Russ Conway, 27th May – “Dance of Words”featured Fairport Convention, Gary Farr, Free, John Peel, Coconut Mushroom, poets Brian Patten and Michael Horowitz, Principal Edward’s Magic Theatre, King Midas Watch Chain, Pete Brown and light shows.King Idas Watch Chain, Pete Brown and light shows.
Julie Felix returned to the Guildhall on the first day of June.
During the summer Spooky Tooth returned with Fairport Convention, Skip Bifferty and England at the Guildhall and traditional jazzmen Kenny Ball and Ken Colyer were there too.
in September were Skip Bifferty (Parlour), the Small Faces, Simon Dupree & Big Sound, and Madeline Bell with two shows at the Guildhall.
The Nice, Family and Pretty Things (Apache Promotions) at the Guildhall costing 10/-
Jacques Loussier Trio at the Guildhall.
Pentangle at the Guildhall, as an “experimental…polished evening”.
November 22nd 1967 Pink Floyd with Nice guitarist Davy O’List has to step in for Syd Barrett when the Pink Floyd leader misses several dates owing to ‘personal problems’.

1968 at the Guildhall

January 10th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
January 16th .. .. Southdown Motor Services, Ltd. Annual Film Show.
January 21st .. .. Lord Mayor's Charity Concert Jimmy Edwards and Roy Castle.
January 24th .. .. Phoenix Opera, Ltd. present Barber of Seville.
January 27th .. .. The Dubliners-The.
January 30th .. .. Organ Recital-Nicholas Danby-.
February 3rd .. .. Adge Cutler and The Wurzels.
February 8th .. .. Woody Herman and His Orchestra.
February 9th and 10th .. .. British Legion Conference.
February 17th .. .. Northern Sinfonia Orchestra Conductor: Rudolph Schwarz.
February 18th .. .. Ken Collyer and His Jazz Band and Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band.
February 20th .. .. Los Angeles Jubilee Singers.
February 24th .. .. National Children's Home Festival of Queens.
February 26th .. .. Manilas de Plata.
February 27th .. .. Dresden Staatskapelle.
March 2nd .. .. Viennese Evening' Concert.
March 6th .. . , .. National Hairdressing Competition.
March 7th .. .. Organ Recital-Pierre Cochereau.
March 16th .. .. Portsmouth Citadel Band.
March 18th .. .. London Mozart Players.
March 22nd .. .. B.B.C. `Friday Night is Music Night'.
March 28th and 29th .. .. Mudle's Photographic Exhibition.
March 31st .. .. 'Way to Life Hour' Evangelical Rally Generation '68.
April 3rd .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
April 6th .. .. Drayton Choral Society Concert.
April 11th .. .. London Mozart Players.
April 12th .. .. Portsmouth Choral Union Concert.
April 13th-15th .. .. International Friendship League Conference.
April 17th .. .. Bee Gees
April 18th .. .. Organ Recital-Carey Humphreys.
April 20th .. .. MANTOVANI and His Orchestra.
April 22nd .. .. Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra-Conductor: John Pritchard.
April 24th .. .. Gene Pitney, Status Quo, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
April 28th .. .. Honeybus
May 6th-14th .. .. Royal Liver Friendly Society Conference.
May 14th-17th .. .. National Federation of Licensed Victuallers Conference.
May 18th .. .. Portsmouth Glee Club Concert.
May 25th .. .. Portsmouth Glee Club Concert
May 26th .. .. Southern Counties Amateur Band Contests.
May 27th .. .. Fairport Convention, Gary Farr, Free, Coconut Mushroom
May 28th and 29th .. .. Schools Music Festival.
May 31st .. .. Salvation Army Band Concert.
June 8th .. .. Portsmouth Philharmonic Society Concert.
July 6th .. .. Annual Co-operative Day Concert.
July 17th .. .. Traffic, Family, Spooky Tooth
July 19th-27th .. .. House Improvement Exhibition.
September 9th-13th .. .. Institute of Baths Management Conference.
October 4th .. .. L.A.C. Officers' One-Day Conference.
October 5th .. .. Milton Glee Club Concert.
October 9th .. .. Northern Sinfonia Orchestra.
October 12th .. .. Portsmouth Glee Club Concert.
October 19th .. .. Drayton Choral Society Concert.
October 23rd .. .. The Nice
October 31st-November 2nd.. Portsmouth and Southsea Horticultural Society Autumn Show.
November 6th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
November 9th .. .. Portsmouth Choral Union Concert.
November 14th-16th.. .. P.D.S.A. Bazaar.
November 23rd .. .. Portsmouth Citadel Band.
December 4th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
December 7th .. .. Milton Glee Club Concert.
December 14th and 15th .. Portsmouth Glee Club Concert.
December 18th .. .. Drayton Choral Society Concert.
December 21st .. .. Portsmouth Choral Union Concert.
December 22nd .. Salvation Army-Lake Road Carol Service.

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1969

18th Jan Jon Isherwood and Pat Nelson the Cumberland Echoes, the Strawbs. Diz Disley was the MC.
February, John Mayall came to the Guildhall.
5th February, Maynard Ferguson Big Band with Hendrix and Ross.
9th Fenruary Sunday Star Time with Tommy Trinder, Kenny Ball and the Dallas Boys.
12th February, Blues acts BB King, Fleetwood Mac, Duster Bennett and Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee.
13th February Vienna Boys Choir.
16th February Viennese Evening.
21st February Royal Marines Symphony Orchestra.
26th February Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
27th February Los Paraguayos.
13th May Jethro Tull, Ten Years After and Clouds, Mid May John Mayall.
In early June, Mothers of Invention’s two shows at the Guildhall, which “astounded everyone” despite a near-empty first house.
June 15th Pink Floyd.
26th June, Led Zeppelin with the Liverpool Scene and Blodwyn Pig.
27th June Blodwyn Pig and on the following day,
July, The Edmundo Ros Orchestra were at the Guildhall.
October Pentangle.
5th November, Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Marcie and the Cookies, with tickets from 25/- to 13/-.
5th Minor Hall, British Sailors SocietyGrand Christmjas Fayre
6th Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
8th Elijah, Janet Price, Delia Woolford
9th Rememberance Service
13th Gala Cocert BBC Training Orchestra
16th Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
American bluesmen Albert King and John Lee Hooker in November
On 18th November John Mayall appeared at the Guildhall.
19th Festival Flamenco Gitano '69
25th Manitas De Plata
26th Bournemouth Symphone Ochestra

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1970

13th January, Led Zeppelin
Jan 15th Family, cancelled owing to group’s van breaking down and re-arranged for Feb 5th
22 January John Dankworth & Cleo Laine
29 January Strawbs
5 February Family
6 April Ralph McTell
14 May Al Stewart, Ghost, Keith Christmas
28 May Colosseum
30 May Traffic, Free and If
23 September John Mayall
28 September Emerson, Lake & Palmer
9 October Fairport Convention
14 October Pentangle
17 November The Gay Tyrolese
23 November Family

1971

9 Feb Deep Purple & Hardin York
18 Feb Free and Amazing Blondel
2 March Leon Russell
30 March ELP
13 April Van der Graaf Generator, Lindisfarne or Genesis, Bell + Arc
22 April Strawbs
11th May, T.Rex
28th May 1971 Collosseum
14th June 1971 Curver Air
24 June 1971 Curved Air

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5 July 1971 Sha Na Na. and/or Uriah Heap, Paladin
25th July 1971 Mott the Hoople
27 July 1971 Groundhogs
13 September 1971 Deep Purple
13 October 1971 Incredible String Band
19 October 1971 T Rex
23 October 1971 Mott the Hoople
25th October 1971 King Crimson
16 November 1971 Family
23 November 1971 Fairport Convention
29 November 1971 Mungo Jerry and John Lee Hooker
2 December 1971 Soft Machine and Loudon Wainwright

1972

21st January, Pink Floyd
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Floyd first in Portsmouth
At the Pink Floyd gig at the Guildhall they played the whole of "Dark Side of the Moon" for the first time ever anywhere (January 1972).
The Wikipedia account says that it was premiered in Brighton but that’s not correct (there are a few books that have the story).
It should have been Brighton the night before Portsmouth, but their gear didn’t work properly and they only played some parts.
They had similar technical issues at the press launch.
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21 January 1972 Pink Floyd
24 January 1972 Procul Harum and Amazing Blondel
3 February 1972 Black Sabbath and Wild Turkey
4 February 1972 Status Quo, Paul Brett’s Sage
18 February 1972 Strawbs
19 February 1972 Wishbone Ash, Glencoe
2 March 1972 Jethro Tull
4th March 1972 David Bowie
23 March 1972 Head Hands & Feet and Patto

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Pink Floyd in Portsmouth

20 April Curved Air, Mott the Hoople, Hackensack
11 May Electric Light Orchestra and Colin Blunstone
30 June Status Quo, Jailbait, Thumper
14th July Stone The Crows
28th August Elton John & Linda Lewis
19 September Deep Purple
17 October Free
24 October Lindisfarne, Genesis and Rab Noakes
7 November Pentangle
11 November Hawkwind
23 November Ralph McTell, Natural Acoustic Band
29th November Mungo Jerry & John Lee Hooker
30 November Family
23 November Ralph McTell
12 December Wishbone Ash and Roger Ruskin Spear
15 December King Crimson

1973

Jan 25th Uriah Heap
Feb 2nd Family
March 2nd Leon Russell
June 21st Wishbone Ash
Sept 15th Ten Years After
Sept 22nd Argent, Glencoe
Sept 30 Man, Deke Leonard's Iceberg
Oct 11 Wishbone Ash, Home
Oct 15th Status Quo
Oct 16 Lindisfarne, Capability Brown, Darien Spirit
Oct 20th Fairport Convention
Nov 5th Groundhogs, Jonesy
Nov 8th Uriah Heap
Nov 19th Yes

1974

Jan 3rd Hawkwind
Jan 25th Beck Bogart Appice
Feb 5th Ralph McTell
Feb 7th Argent
March 19th Portsmouth Guild Hall- ELO
March 21st Blackfoot Sue
March 28th Gentle Giant, String Driven Thing
April 16th Bad Company, Darien Spirit
May 7th Traffic, Sour Grapes
May 23rd Steeleye Span, Gryphon
July 4th Groundhogs, Stray
August 29th Winkies (29th, originally a double bill with Be Bop Deluxe)
Sept 13th Procol Harum
Sept 30th Greenslade
Oct 8th Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Oct 15th/16th Wishbone Ash, Winkies
October 17th Man, Badfinger
Oct 21st Supertramp
Oct 28th Uriah Heep, Peter Frampton
Nov 9th Steeleye Span
Nov 18th Mott the Hoople(18th, cancelled)
Nov 19th Yes

1975

Jan 21st John McLaughlin & The New Mahavishnu Orchestra
Feb 8th John Martyn
May 16th Alex Harvey Band
October 9th Barclay James Harvest
October 20th Baker Gurvitz Army
October 25th Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
December 1st Capt Beefheart
December 2nd Nazareth
Dec 19th Gentle Giant

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1976

February 20th 10cc
February 24th Be Bop Delux
May 23rd Leonard Cohen
June 14th Boxing, Wayne Evans v Paddy Graham, Evans won on points.
August 11th Thin Lizzy
October 21st Barclay James Harvest

1977

March 2nd Uriah Heap
March 9th Graham Parker and the Rumour
May 23rd Leonard Cohen
1977 June 29th Merrie England Milton Glee Club, Orchestra of the Royal Marines
July 6th Crawler / Boxer / Moon
October 4th Ian Gillan Band
October 17th Barclay James Harvest
October 18th Dr Feelgood
November 24th Jam

1978

Apr 12th The Mickey Jupp Band Mickey Jupp Mick Grabham John Gordon Ron Telemacque Vocals, Guitar Guitar Bass Drums with Elvis Costello as support
April 17th Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
July 4th Ian Dury
Sept 10th Blondie
October 9th Barclay James Harvest

1979

4th March Van Morrison
21st March The Hollies
2nd April, Motorhead and Girlschool
3rd June The Damned
23rd June: The Jam / The Time
On this tour, the Jam selected local bands to support them. In Portsmouth, The Time were the obvious choice.

1980

9th Feb Clash
12th Feb Uriah Heap
29th May Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
17th December, The Clash

1981

20th Feb Siouxsie and the Banshees
19th May Jasper Carrot
23rd May Spring Concert 81, Portsmouth Glee Club, Band of the Irish Guards.
26th May The Beat, Wah Heat, Nervous Kind.

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1982

6th Feb Stranglers
14th February Depeche Mode
28th July, The Clash
27th September All Star Professional Wrestling
29th Swptember David Essex
30th September Hot Chocolate
4th October Stiff Little Fingers
5th October: The Damned
7th October Saxon
12th October Glen Campbell
16th October Modern Romance
17th October Bauhaus
22nd October Chris De Burgh
24th October Gillan
2nd November Jim Davidson
9th November Dr Hook
10th November Diamond Head
24th November The Nolans
28th November Kid Creole and the Coconuts

1983

6th March U2

1984

3rd February: The Hollies
6 March; Under Two Flags, The Clash
8th May: Camel

1985

13 February: Cook Da Books, Joan Armatrading
3 March: James, The Smiths
13 April: Circus Circus Circus, King
18 April: The Adventures, Tears For Fears
1 June: Circus Circus Circus, The Cult
14th June: The Damned

1986

2nd Nov Damned/Blue in Heaven
3rd Nov: 5 O’clock Shadows, Ted Hawkins, Billy Bragg
6 Nov: Dif Juz, Cocteau Twins

1987

1987 March 23rd Howard Jones
1987 March 25th The Cult
27th March: Crazyhead, The Cult
28th March: Stranglers
29th March: Hollies,
1987 March 31st Phil Cool
11th July: Bite Back Records groups
7th Sept Jesus and Mary Chain/Motorcycle Boy/Heartthrobs
2nd November: Bad News, Guildhall, Portsmouth
25th November: Billy Bragg / Michelle Shocked / Beatnigs
5th Dec Then Jerico/Don't know

1988

20th Feb Aztec Camera/Dont know
2nd April Mission/Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
19th Sept Siouxsie and the Banshees/Delic
28th Sept Housemartins/Farm/North of Cornwallis

1989

17th Feb New Model Army/Cropdusters/Fuse
1989 March 18th B B King
21st March Then Jerico/Big Bam Boo
19th April: REM
19th May Blue Aeroplanes REM
24th Aug Pop Will Eat Itself/Mild Mannered Janitors
30th Oct Wedding Present/Greenhouse
15th Nov All About Eve/Summerhill
20th Nov Primitives/Pale Saints
22nd Nov Wonder Stuff/Eat/Neds Atomic Dustbin

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1990

13th March Stranglers
3rd Oct Fields of the Nephilim/Creaming Jesus
7th October 1990 Battle of the Bands Johnathan Ross, The 3 Little Piggies, Jonah and the Wail, All Our Heros, Jonah and the Wail , Circle of Fifths
Trevaskis also The Chosen, Munday and McCaully
- Viv Gregson's film of the event -
17th Oct Pixies/Barkmarket

1991

18th Feb Motorhead/Almighty
31st May Wedding Present/Buffalo Tom
20th June Transvision Vamp/If?
26th July Flowered Up
27th July Toyah, Strange Girls
19th Dec Neds Atomic Dustbin/Power of Dreams/Dont know

1992

20th Mar Ride/Mercury Rev
8th Oct Pop Will Eat Itself/Sweet Jesus/Dont know
15th Oct EMF/My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult
24th October Gene Pitney

1993

15th January Fusion
26th February Ted Heath Band directed by Don Lusher with Denis Lotis featuring Jack Parnell drums, Lennie Bush bass, Brian Dee piano.
Armstrong, Gelder, Robinson and Mordew, trombones
Ray Winfield Wally Chamberlain, Duncan Lamont and Tommy Whittle, saxes,
Duncan Cambell, Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Ron Hughes, trumpets.
19th July INXS/Dont know
13th October Squeeze

1994

11th March: Paul Weller
27th September: Pretenders

1995

2nd Jan: Siouxsie and the Banshees
20th January: Joe Jackson
15th August: VJ Day Concert with Syd Lawrence Orchestra

1996

9th May, Clannad.
22nd July, Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias with the Rebirth Jazz Band.
1996 September 30th Levellers
1996 October 24th Jamiroquai
1996 November 3rd Freddie Starr
1996 November 17th The Lightning Seeds
1996 November 25th Balls'n'All
1996 November 30th Ben Elton
29th November Squeeze
1996 December 8th Terrorvision
1996 December 9th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1996 December 10th Suede

1997

1997 January 17th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1997 February 21st Bournemouth Symphone Orchestra
1997 April 10th Solid Silver 60's
1997 April 11th Philharmonia Orchestra
1997 April 18th Hank Marvin
1997 April 27th Cast
1997 May 2nd Smurfs in Concert
1997 May 5th Charlatans
1997 May 8th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1997 June 1st The Chippendales
1997 June 23rd Victoria Wood
1997 June 24th Victoria Wood
1997 4th July: World Party
14th October 1997 Marty Wilde and the Wilde Cats, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, Eden Kane,. John Leyton, Vernons Girls
1997 October 30th Orchestra of St John's Smith Square
1997 November 14thh Bournemouth Synphony Orchestra
1997 November 28th Bournemouth Synphony Orchestra

1998

17th February Pickwick Portsmouth Players – w/c 17th Feb. 1998 (The King’s Theatre’s future was in doubt at this time)
14th October: Ash
27th October: Bobby Vee, Chrois Montez, Little Eva, Johnny Preston, Brian Hyland
3rd November The Boy Friend Portsmouth Players – w/c 3rd November 1998

1999

1999 February 3rd Another Level
17th October: Muse
6th November A Millennium Concert Portsmouth Festival Choir

2001

13th June Oklahoma! Portsmouth Players – Wed. to Sat. 13th to 16th June 2001 The was due to another troubled time for the Kings Theatre

2002

7th June: The Manfreds
22nd October Acoustic Trio (Arthur Brown + Nick Pynn and Chris Bryant)

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2003

2003 February 17th Def Leppard
12th March Chris Spedding
16th November Blondie

2005

May 30th: Joe Jackson / Todd Rundgren

2007

October 13th Billy Connolly

2008

October 7th: Elbow
October 26th Status Quo

2013

Beady Eye
19th November Oasis
25th November The Damned

2014

September 24th WiserVice, Emptifish, Autons, Carmen Rosa and The Aviators.
November 12th A Day to Remember, a man fell from the balcony.

2015

16th March The Stranglers, The Rezillos
October 3rd Hipshaker and Eddie Piller Acid Jazz.
15th/16th May 2015 Pompey Beer Festival, Elasticated Waste Band, Bog Rolling Stones, Southsea Alternative Chior.
December 8th Spike Edney's SAS Band.

2016

2016 Nov 26th Live In The Harlequin 7:00pm (Showcase)
2016 December 16th Portsmouth Beer Festival 6:00pm (Festival)
2016 December 17th Portsmouth Beer Festival 12:00pm (Festival)

2017

2017 February 22nd Brit Floyd 7:00pm
2017 February 24th The Café Guildhall, Portsmouth, The Cold Heart Revue 12:00pm
2017 March 9th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 7:00pm
2017 March 13th Piatti Quartet with Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola) 7:00pm
2017 March 18th Beating Heart 2017 10:00am (Fundraiser) 2017 March 31st Showcase 7:00pm
(Showcase) 2017 April 15th Free From Gravity 2:30pm
2017 May 5th, Free From Gravity 7:00pm

Magic of Motown Saturday 09 April 2016
The Hollies Sunday 10 April 2016
G4 Back for Good Tour 2016 Wednesday 13 April 2016
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - IMPERIAL CONCERTO Thursday 14 April 2016
National Youth Jazz Orchestra Friday 15 April 2016
Southsea Skiffle Orchestra FREE lunchtime performances 12-1pm Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Tuesday 31 May 2016
UKBFF South Coast Bodybuilding Show 2016 Sunday 24 April 2016 Doors 12.00pm.
Trio Martinu Monday 25 April 2016
BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - VIOLIN ALCHEMY Thursday 28 April 2016
DJ EZ Saturday 30 April 2016 9pm,
RiverdanceTuesday 10 May 2016 - Thursday 12 May 2016
Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Joe Houghton Friday 13 May 2016 12 - 1pm. Café.
Portsmouth Beer Festival Friday 20 May 2016 - Saturday 21 May 2016
The Milton Glee Choir with the Royal Marines Association Concert Band Sunday 22 May 2016
Matthew Barley Monday 23 May 2016
Jobs Fair Wednesday 25 May 2016 FREE
Terry Reid in the Live Lounge Thursday 26 May 2016
Adam Ant Friday 27 May 2016 Tickets
Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Robyn Grace Friday 27 May 2016 12 - 1pm. Café. FREE.
Choir of the Year 2016 Saturday 28 May 2016 10am & 2.30pm.
Revolution Pro Wrestling Thursday 02 June 2016
Last Night of the BSO Proms Friday 03 June 2016
Guildhall Introducing: Free Music - Devin-Jade Friday 03 June 2016 12 - 1pm. Café. FREE.
Bill Bailey: Limboland Thursday 09 June 2016
Thank ABBA For The Music Friday 10 June 2016
The Signals Thursday 16 June 2016 The Harlequin.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story Friday 17 June 2016 Venue Open 6pm (cafe and bar),
Grumpy Old Women Sunday 19 June 2016
Ansvar Insurance Presents 2016 Be Your Best Rock Challenge - Finals Wednesday 22 June 2016 - Saturday 25 June 2016
Rock Challenge - Finals Monday 20 Jun 2016 - Saturday 25 Jun 2016
Portsmouth School's Music Festival Monday 27 June 2016 - Thursday 30 June 2016
Guildhall Introducing: Josh and Daisy Friday 01 Jul 2016 - Free Lunchtime Concert
Friday 01 July 2016 Free Lunchtime Concert. Guildhall Café. 12pm.
Sarah Millican - Outsider Friday 01 July 2016
EVOLVE: Family Workshop Saturday 02 July 2016 FREE
Johnny Cash Roadshow Thursday 15 September 2016
The Jive Aces Tuesday 20 September
The King of Pop Michael Jackson Wednesday 28 September 2016
EVOLVE: Family Workshop Saturday 01 October 2016 FREE
The Milton Glee Choir Sunday 02 October 2016
Professor Brian Cox Live Saturday 15 October 2016
GymFusion Live Sunday 16 October 2016
Level 42: Sirens II Tour Tuesday 18 October 2016
The Australian Pink Floyd Show Thursday 20 October 2016
Jamie Lawson Wednesday 26 October 2016
The Next Step Friday 28 October 2016
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Thursday 03 November 2016
Jimmy Carr: Greatest Hits Tour Saturday 26 November 2016
Julia Fordham Sunday 27 November 2016
The DJ Shop 2016 Untouchables Saturday 03 December 2016
Kevin Bloody Wilson Wednesday 07 December 2016
The Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert Sunday 11 December 2016

2017

7th January 2017 EVOLVE: Family Workshop Saturday FREE
20th January 2017 Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Friday - Sunday 22 January 2017
11th February 2017The King is Back - Ben Portsmouth is Elvis Saturday
18th March 2017 Hoosiers, Dead Freights, Blackfoot Circle, Indiana Quiet Cats.
25th March 2017 Mike and the Mechanics Saturday
5th May 2017 Portsmouth Guildhall on stage Free From Gravity J Lee and The Hoodoo Skulls SpindleFish
2017 May 12th Guildhall, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Beer Festival 6:00pm
(Festival) 2017 May 13th Guildhall, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Beer Festival 12:00pm
(Festival) June 3rd 2017 BBC Music Day
July 27th 2017 Chesney Hawkes & Friends: 25 Years of "The One And Only" 1991-2016
August 21st 2017 Sunday Clocktower Classics Motor Show *** Free Event! ***
September 15th 2017 Thursday Johnny Cash Roadshow
September 28th 2017 The King of Pop (Michael Jackson)
October 2nd 2017 The Milton Glee Club Autumn Concert
October 5th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
October 9 2017 Portsmouth Aid 2016 Sun
October 10th 2017 Benyounesb Quartet
October 18th 2017 Level 42
October 20th 2017 Australian Pink Floyd Show
October 26 2017 Jamie Lawson
October 27th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Noverber 3rd 2017 Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
November 5th 2017 Peter Asher and Albert Lee
November 8th 2017 Alfie Boe and Michael Ball
November 10th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
November 14th 2017 Queen Extravaganza
November 15th 2017 Gabrielle November 24th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
November 27th 2017 Julia Fordham
December 2nd 2017 Levellers
December 8th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
December 11th 2017 Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert
December 18th 2017 The Osmonds
December 19th 2017 Jason Donovan

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BBC Broadcasts from the Guildhall, Portsmouth

6BM Bournemouth 23 July 1926 14.15 Speeches at the Presentation of the Freedom of the Newly Chartered CITY OF PORTSMOUTH to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Relayed from the Guildhall, Portsmouth.

5WA Cardiff 31 May 1927 20.00 SPEECHES AT THE BANQUET given by the Right Worshipful THE MAYOR OF PORTSMOUTH to the OFFICERS AND MEN of the FRENCH NAVAL SQUADRON visiting the City. RELAYED FROM THE GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH Toast List: THE KING. Proposed by the Mayor (Councillor FRANK J. PRIVETT ), followed by ' God Save the King ' The PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE Proposed by THE MAYOR, followed hy ' The Marseillaise' OUR GUESTS. Proposed by THE MAYOR Responded to by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of France (MONSIEUR DE FLEURIAU, G.C.V.O., Commandeur Legion d'Honneur), and by REAR-ADMIRAL PIROT , D.S.O., Commanding the French Naval Squadron

2LO London 17 March 1928 19.45 PROGRAMME OF IRISH MUSIC by THE BAND OF H.M. ROYAL MARINES Conducted by Lieut. R. P. O'DONNELL , Lieut. B. WALTON O'DONNELL , and Lieut. P. S. G. O'DONNELI. Relayed from the Guildhall, Portsmouth

5XX Daventry 17 March 1928 19.45 PROGRAMME OF IRISH MUSIC by THE BAND OF H.M. ROYAL MARINES Conducted by Lieut. R. P. O'DONNELL , Lieut. B. WALTON O'DONNELL , and Lieut. P. S. G. O'DONNELI. Relayed from the Guildhall, Portsmouth

National Programme Daventry 25 November 1934 15.00 THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH ORCHESTRA Conductor, Lieut. F. VIVIAN DUNN ANTONIA BUTLER (violoncello) Relayed from The Guildhall, Portsmouth Of Saint-Saens' two 'cello concertos, this one in A minor is the favourite. It is played throughout without a break, though the time and character of the sections change as in a concerto with detached movements. The impetuous figure with which the soloist opens the work forms the chief motif of the first section. It is followed by a tripping waltz rhythm. which again is succeeded by a slow movement constructed, somewhat un- j usually, out of a series of passages each leading to a climax. A brilliant and virile section in quick time closes the concerto. (Harp, MARJORIE BUCKLE) These pieces for chromatic harp and strings were commissioned for certain competitions held at the Brussels Conservatoire, where a class had been formed for the study ot the ancient harp in a modernised form. The music is comparatively simple and the harmonic scheme is a pleasant one. There is, too, characteristic use of ancient modes. After its first performance at the Concerts Colonne in. Paris in 1904, the critics, for whom Debussy was stil 1 something of an enigma, labelled the work * dissonant ', and complained that Debussv's work continued to have no architectural quality and that it was vague, disturbing and almost morbid. They appeared to agree that some people might like Debussy, for it was a question of taste-either one chose to like it or found it bitter. It would be difficult today to find a critic who would commit himself to an opinion so reactionary.

BBC Television 28 December 1959 22.45 COME DANCING for the BBC INTER-REGIONAL DANCING CONTEST (Organised by Mecca Dancing ) Peter West introduces the fifth heat in the nation-wide amateur ballroom dancing contest between twelve regions for the BBC Television Award and Formation Team Cup • SOUTH from the Guildhall, Portsmouth with Denny Boyce and his Orchestra Compere, Alex Macintosh Produced by PETER BALE V. NORTH LONDON from the Lyceum, Strand with Lou Preager and his Orchestra Compere, David Jacobs Produced by Douglas FLEMING * Before a panel of judges nominated by members of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing Ltd. including the Welsh Alliance Programme arranged by Eric Morley Executive Producer, BARRIE EDGAR

Network Three 5 May 1960 18.10 ORGAN RECITAL by Geoffrey Tristram From the Guildhall. Portsmouth

Light Programme 24 March 1961 21.15 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Doreen Hume (soprano) Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Portsmouth) Conducted by Captain K. A. McLean M.B.E. , Director of Music Introduced by Frank Phillips Produced by Geoffrey Brand From the Guildhall, Portsmouth In association with the Corporation of the City of Portsmouth Bee page 55

BBC Home Service Basic 5 December 1961 13.10 ANY QUESTIONS? A spontaneous discussion by Jeremy Thorpe , M.P. Frank Cousins Edward du Cann , M.P. Russell Braddon Travelling Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood Arranged by Michael Bowen From The Guildhall. Portsmouth Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme followed by an interlude

Light Programme 7 December 1961 21.00 ANY ANSWERS? A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's ' Any Questions? ' from The Guildhall, Portsmouth Introduced by Freddy Grisewood Produced by Michael Bowen

BBC Television 2 December 1961 18.00 JUKE BOX JURY from the Guildhall, Portsmouth A new disc- a Hit or a Miss? Comments and opinions on the latest pop releases This week's panel includes: Jill Browne Harry Fowler Pete Murray June Thorburn In the chair, David Jacobs Programme devised by Peter Potter Presentation by Harry Carlisle

1 December 1961 20.31 ANY QUESTIONS ? A spontaneous discussion by Jeremy Thorpe , M.P. Frank Cousins Edward du Cann , M.P. Russell Braddon Travelling Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood Arranged by Michael Bowen From The Guildhall, Portsmouth

BBC Television 3 December 1961 18.15 SONGS OF PRAISE from THE GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH Singing led by the Portsmouth Choral Union with Alan Bailey (baritone) Hymns introduced by Michael Meech Organist, Carey Humphreys Conductor, Bertram Bradshaw Prayer and Blessing by the Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin Assistant Bishop of Portsmouth Presented by Kenneth Savidge From the West

BBC Home Service Basic 7 November 1962 20.00 BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT From Guildhall, Portsmouth In association with the City of Portsmouth Corporation JOHANNA MARTZY (violin) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire Conducted by ANTAL DORATI Part 1 See page 31

Light Programme 22 February 1963 21.30 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT See foot of page From the Guildhall, Portsmouth In association with the Corporation of the City of Portsmouth

Light Programme 3 April 1964 21.30 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins Conducted by SIDNEY TORCH Friday Night's Star Singers. PAMELA WOOLMORE DAVID HUGHES BAND OF THE GRENADIER GUARDS Conducted by CAPTAIN R. B. BASHFORD , Director of Music PORTSMOUTH CITY POLICE CHOIR Conductor, Wesley Johnstone Introduced by JON CURLE Produced by CHARLES BEARDSALL From the Guildhall, Portsmouth In association with the Corporation of the City of Portsmouth

BBC Home Service Basic 14 October 1964 20.00 BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT from the Guildhall, Portsmouth In association with the City of Portsmouth Corporation John Ogdon (piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire Conductor. Antal Dorati Part 1

Light Programme 21 August 1964 21.10 FRIDAY NIGHT IS SEASIDE NIGHT Musical entertainment for a summer evening from the Guildhall, Portsmouth given by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY with OWEN BRANNIGAN THE FRIDAY KNIGHTS Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY featuring Chorus, Gentlemen WILFRID PARRY (piano) and ELIZABETH FRETWELL Introduced by JOHN HOBDAT Produced by CHARLES BEARDSALL In association with the Corporation of the City of Portsmouth

BBC One London 24 November 1964 22.10 INTERNATIONAL CONCERT HALL presenting Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Leader, HUGH BEAN in MOZART'S Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra with Norbert Brainin (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) and RAVEL'S Mother Goose Suite Before an invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth Presented by Antony Craxton

BBC One London 8 December 1964 22.15 INTERNATIONAL CONCERT HALL presenting John Ogdon playing BRAHMS'S Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor with the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader. HUGH MAGUIRE Conducted by Franz-Paul Decker Before an invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth Presented by Walter Todds

Network Three 21 July 1965 13.10 MIDDAY CONCERT Part 2 Given before an Invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, and broadcast on December 30 Hall& Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Hand ford. Mozart, Kodaly, Brahms

Network Three 30 December 1964 13.10 MIDDAY CONCERT Part 2 The sea and Sinbad's ship The story of the Kalendar Prince The young prince and the princess Festival at Baghdad Given before an Invited audtenc* in the Guildhall, Portsmouth

Light Programme 6 August 1965 20.40 FRIDAY NIGHT IS SEASIDE NIGHT Musical Entertainment for a Summer Evening From the Guildhall, Portsmouth given by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins Conductor, VILEIII TAUSHY MARY THOMAS (soprano) JAN JORIS (baritone) THE FRIDAY KNIGHTS Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY Accompanist, WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by TONY RAYMONT Produced by GEOFFREY BRAND of the City of Portsmouth

Network Three 4 April 1967 17.55 BANDSTAND NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND or GREAT BRITAIN Conducted by Eric BALL A programme recorded at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, during the 1966 Summer Course of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain

BBC Two England 18 February 1968 21.40 HAYDN IN LONDON Colin Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, HUGH BEAN in performances of two symphonies Haydn composed for his visits to London in 1791 and 1792: Symphony No. 98 in B flat Symphony No. 99 in E flat Introduced by John Warrack Directed by BRIAN LARGE Recorded before an invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth

BBC Radio 2 22 March 1968 21.00 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT from The Guildhall, Portsmouth SIDNEY TORCH conducts the BBC Concert ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins Friday Night's Star Singers PAMELA WOOLMORE DAVID HUGHES THE FRIDAY KNIGHTS Directed by JOHN McCARTHY WILLIAM DAVIES (piano) BAND OF H M. ROYAL MARINES (Portsmouth) Conducted by CAPT. L. T. LAMBERT Director of Music Introduced by Jimmy KINGSBURY Produced by Alan Owen In association with Portsmoutb Corporation

BBC One London 4 July 1968 22.50 DIVIDE AND RULE? The first of a series of three programmes on Local Government and Regional Planning 1: Solent City -vision of the future with Professor Peter Hall Department of Geography, Reading University . Dan Smith Chairman. Northern Economic Planning Council Chairman, Ian Trethowan Before an invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth Produced and directed by Peter CHAFER

BBC Radio 2 18 July 1969 20.45 FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT From the stage of The Guildhall, Portsmouth SIDNEY TORCH conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins Friday Night's Star Singers MADGE STEPHENS CHERRY LIND JOHN LAWRENSON BAND OF THE ROYAL Marines (PORTSMOUTH) Conducted by CAPTAIN L. T. LAMBERT Director of Music WILLIAM DAVIES (piano and organ) Introduced by Jimmy KINGSBURY Produced by William Relton Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation

BBC Radio 4 FM 13 November 1969 20.30 BBC Training Orchestra concert-master, PETER MOUNTAIN conducted by CHARLES GROVES with ANN SCHEIN (piano) from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Strauss First Waltz Sequence (Der Rosenkavalier) 8.47* Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3, in D minor

BBC Radio 2 8 May 1970 20.45 Friday Night is Music Night From the stage of the Guildhall, Portsmouth Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS Friday Night's Star Singers MADGE STEPHENS , CHERRY LIND JOHN LAWRENSON BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES (Portsmouth) conducted by CAPT L. T. LAMBERT Director of Music WILLIAM DAVIES (piano and organ) Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by WILLIAM RELTON

BBC Radio 2 6 November 1970 20.45 Friday Night is Music Night From the stage of the Guildhall, Portsmouth Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS Friday Night's Star Singers HELEN MCARTHUR. CHERRY LIND JOHN LAWRENSON THE FRIDAY NIGHTERS directed by JOHN MCCARTHY BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES (Portsmouth) conducted by CAPT JAMES MASON Director of Music Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 29 October 1971 21.00 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS conducted by MAJOR J. H. HOWE , MBE Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers HELEN MCARTHUR and JOHN LAWRENSON THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS With WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Producer ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 19 March 1971 20.45 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by SIDNEY TORCH BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS conducted by MAJOR TREVOR L. SHARPE , MBE director of music Friday Night's star singers ELAINE BLIGHTON NEILSON TAYLOR THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS With WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 17 March 1972 21.00 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE (by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council) conducted by WING-CDR R. E. C. DAVIES Organising Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers MADGE STEPHENS JOHN LAWRENSON THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS with WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by Eugene Fraser Producer ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 7 July 1972 21.00 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall. Portsmouth Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA THE PORTSMOUTH CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND conductor HAROLD nobes Friday Night's Star Singers MARYETTA MIDGLEY. CHERRY LIND JOHN LAWRENSON. LESLIE FYSON with WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented by the BBC in association with Portsmouth Corp)

BBC Radio 2 26 August 1972 19.00 The Organist Entertains PELTON RAPLEY (Guildhall, Portsmouth) REGINALD PORTER-BROWN (Guildhall, Southampton) BOBBY PAGAN (Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames) GRAEME WRIGHT (Electronic) Introduced and produced by Robin Richmond BBC Radio 2 30 September 1972 19.00 The Organist Entertains JACK FERGUSSON (Granada, Kingston-upon-Thames) FELTON RAPLEY (Guildhall, Portsmouth) DAVID SHEPHERD (Plough, Great Munden) JERRY ALLEN (Electronic) and record reviews with news and topics from the cinema organ world Introduced and produced by Robin Richmond

BBC Radio 2 3 November 1972 21.00 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS conducted by MAJOR J. H. HOWE , MBE Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers MARYETTA MIDGLEY , CHERRY LIND JOHN LAWRENSON , LESLIE FYSON With WILLIAM DAVIES Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer ROBERT BOWMAN

BBC Radio 2 18 November 1972 19.00 The Organist Entertains DON KNIGHTS (Granada, Harrow) NOEL BRIGGS (Granada, Kings-ton-upon-Thames) FELTON RAPLEY (Guildhall, Portsmouth) Brian RODWELL (Electronic) Introduced and produced by Robin Richmond

BBC Radio 2 2 November 1973 21.02 Friday Night is Music Night Live from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS (ALDERSHOT) conductor CAPTAIN STAN PATCH, Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers VALERIE MONESE PAT WHITMORE , JOHN BOULTER THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS With GORDON LANGFORD (piano) Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 25 September 1973 19.30 The Organist Entertains GERALD SHAW (Wyton House, Huntingdon Residence) FELTON RAPLEY (Guildhall, Portsmouth) NIGEL OGDEN (BBC Theatre Organ) HAROLD SMART (Electronic) Introduced and produced by Robin Richmond

14 November 1973 19.30 From The Guildhall, Portsmouth STUIKA MILANOVA (violin) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader BELA DEKANY conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON Part 1 Shostakovich Festival Overture Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 14 November 1973 From The Guildhall, Portsmouth Part 2 Prokofiev Symphony No 5 (Given by the BBC in association with City of Portsmouth) BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 24 May 1974 13.20 Concert Part 2 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra (A public concert presented in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, on 17 May by the BBC in assoc with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 3 27 April 1974 19.30 Portsmouth Festival 1974 ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA leader ERICH GRUENBERG conducted by FERDINAND LEITNER direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Part 1 Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale 7.48* Mendelssohn Overture. Scherzo and Finale (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

BBC Radio 2 3 May 1974 21.02 Friday Night is Music Night direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth lain Sutherland conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE BAND OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY (WOOLWICH) conductor MAJOR R. QUINN , MBE Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers JOANNE BROWN , JOHN LAWRENSON THE CHARLES YOUNG CHORALE with ROBERT DOCKER (piano) Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer PETER BELL (Presented by the BBC in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 2 13 December 1974 21.02 Friday Night is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth Kenneth Alwyn conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader ARTHUR LEAVINS THE BAND OF HM ROYAL MARINES, NAVAL HOME COMMAND conductor CAPT JIM MASON Director of Music Friday Night's Star Singers: MARYETTA MIDGLEY VERNON MIDGLEY THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS with GORDON LANGFORD (piano) Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer PETER BELL (Presented by the BBC in association with Portsmouth Corporation)

BBC Radio 1 England 6 November 1976 18.30 In Concert Also on VHF Electric Light Orchestra recorded at the Guildhall, Portsmouth Producer JEFF GRIFFIN

BBC Radio 2 15 April 1977 21.02 Friday Night is Music Night Direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Marcus Dods conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra leader ARTHUR LEAVINS The Woodfalls Band conductor William Buchand Friday Night's Star Singers; Elizabeth Tippett John Lawrenson John McCarthy Singers William Davies Introduced by Robin Boyle Producer ROBERT BOWMAN (Presented in association with the City of Portsmouth)

BBC Radio 1 England 6 August 1977 18.30 In Concert Also on VHF Electric Light Orchestra Producer JEFF GRIFFIN

BBC Radio 1 England 10 November 1978 16.31 Kid Jensen from the Radio 1 Roadshow caravan at The Guildhall, Portsmouth including at 5.30 Newsbeat with Richard Skinner and at 6.0 Roundtable when Peter Powell and another star guest join Kid to discuss the week's new records.

BBC Radio 3 20 April 1979 19.30 BBC Symphony Orchestra direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Yehudi Menuhin (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra led by MAURICE BRETT conducted by Michael Gielen Berlioz Overture: King Lear Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor

BBC Radio 3 26 March 1982 19.30 BBC Symphony Orchestra direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Yehudi Menuhln (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra leader Rodney Friend conducted by Erich Schmid Part 1 Busonl Comedy Overture Bartok Violin Concerto No 2

BBC Radio 3 8 November 1984 19.30 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Barshai Csaba Erdelyi (viola) direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Gluck Overture: Iphigenia m Aulis _ Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)

BBC Radio 3 9 November 1986 19.45 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra leader vALENnN ZHUK conducted by Dmitri Kitaenko Nikolai Petrov (piano) Prokofiev Symphony No 1, in D (Classical) Piano Concerto No 2, in G minor 8.40* Interval Reading 8.45* Prokofiev Symphony No 5, in B flat (Given on 9 October in the Guildhall, Portsmouth in association with the City of Portsmouth Libraries, Museums and Arts Committee)

BBC Radio 3 15 January 1987 19.30 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conductor Rudolf Barshai Thomas Allen (baritone) direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth Parti Mozart German dances: K 600 Nos 1-5; K 602 No 3; K 605 Nos 2-3 Lokshin Symphony No 5 (Shakespeare's Sonnets)

BBC One London 3 February 1987 12.20 The Tom O'Connor Roadshow Live from the Guildhall, Portsmouth, Tom presents a fun-packed show featuring the best of British show business. There's a chance to play the new quiz, Roadshow Relay, while the people of Portsmouth get the chance to perform their favourite party piece. Debbie Greenwood tours the town in search of amazing people. BBC Pebble Mill

BBC Radio 3 19 February 1987 19.30 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra direct from the Guildhall, Portsmouth conducted by Lothar Zagrosek Melvyn Poore (tuba) Joan Rodgers (soprano) Parti Mozart Symphony No 31, in D (K 297) (Paris) Jonathan Harvey Lightness and weight, for tuba and orchestra (first performance)

BBC Radio 3 11 February 1988 11.15 Bournemouth Sinfonietta led by PETER POOLE conducted by ROGER NORRINGTON PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL CHOIR SUSAN KESSLER (mezzo-soprano) HUGH MILLER (viola) Boyce Symphony No 1 in B flat Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring Christopher Headington The Healing Fountain (first UK broadcast) 11.55* Interval Reading 12.00* Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge, Op 10 Vaughan Williams Flos Campi (Given on 21 May in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, in association with N. M. Schroder Financial Management Ltd aspartofthe 1987 Portsmouth Festival) BBC Bristol

BBC Radio 3 26 February 1988 21.00 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra led by BRENDAN O'BRIEN conducted by URI SEGAL AUCIA DE LARROCHA (piano) Beethoven Overture: Egmont Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat (K 482) 9.45* Interval Reading 9.50* Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier (Given earlier this evening in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, in association with Western Orchestral Society Ltd) BBC Bristol. FM only from 9.50

BBC Radio 3 26 January 1989 19.30 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra led by BRENDAN O'BRIEN conducted by ROGER NORRINGTON SHURA CHERKASSKY (piano) uve from the Guildhall,Portsmouth Parti Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G NEW SERIES

BBC Radio 2 5 May 1990 18.00 Richard Clayderman in Concert Musical director Regis Dupre . London Strings leader Paul Frowde. Producer Mel House

BBC Radio 3 25 October 1990 19.30 Sofia PO conductor Emil Tabakov Mincho Minchev (violin) live from the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Tabakov Ad infinitum Paganini Violin Concerto No 5 in A minor 8.25 Letter from Sofia Journalist Encho Gospodinov discusses the political climate of today's Bulgaria. Producer Fiona McLean

BBC Radio 2 7 March 1993 1.00 Charles Nove with Night Ride Including at 2.00-3.00 Nightclub featuring the Temptations in concert from the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Concert producer Stuart Hobday Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitbourn.

BBC Radio 2 21 March 1993 1.00 Charles Nove with Night Ride Including at 2.00-3.00 Nightclub featuring Marv Johnson and the Three Degrees from the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Concert producer Stuart Hobday Including at 1.30, 3.30 Pause for Thought with James Whitboum.

BBC Radio 2 12 June 1993 18.00 Daniel O'Donnell in Concert Presented by John Sachs. Recorded at the Guildhall, Portsmouth.

BBC Radio 2 11 November 1995 17.00 Gene Pitney The legendary American singer and songwriter recorded in concert at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, on his recent British tour. Producer Graham Pass

BBC Radio 2 4 October 1996 19.30 Friday Night Is Music Night From the Guildhall, Portsmouth, Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Martin Loveday. With guest singers Jacquelyn Fugelle , Jacqui Scott , Glyn Kerslake and Geoff Davidson , and the Band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth (director of music Captain David Cole). Introduced by Robin Boyle. Producer Alan Boyd 8.20 8.40 Interval Humorist Miles Kington dons his deerstalker to investigate the connection between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the world's most famous fictional detective, and Portsmouth. Producer Kathryn Morrison

BBC Radio 3 13 December 2001 19.30 Performance on 3 Bohemian Journey Live from the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Frederick Kempf (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox Dvorak Symphony No 2 in B flat 8.20 Twenty Minutes: Nobody Will Laugh From a short story by Milan Kundera , translated from the Czech by Suzanne Rappaport. A university lecturer makes an insincere promise and sets off a chain of lies that draws in his secretary, his girfriend, and even his entire lecture class. Read by Robert Lindsay. 8.40 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G Freddy Kempf 's ivory power: page 19

BBC Radio 3 7 February 2005 19.30 Performance on 3 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Stephen Kovacevich (piano), conductor Marin Alsop Recorded last Friday at the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Presented by Verity Sharp. Beethoven Symphony No I in C Bach Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052; Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056 Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)

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