The original Thorngate Hall
November 21st The best in recorded traditional and modern jazz at the Downbeat Club Thorngate Hall Gosport every Thursday.
Local group the Classics were at Thorngate
The Classics played Thorngate
There was more rhythm & blues in the early summer of 1964, as Manfred Mann and the Classics sold out Thorngate
The Hollies appeared at Thorngate in late January with the Rockin’ Berries due in April but Gosport fans were warned that good attendances were necessary if similar acts were to follow.
The Hunters appeared at Thorngate.
The Yardbirds would be at Thorngate three weeks later.
the Classics at Thorngate
Thorngate presented Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents and Manfred Mann who arrived late after a van breakdown – a fate that also befell the Nashville Teens.
Dave Dee Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich visited Thorngate in Mid-May
Gosport group the Brothers Scarlett played regularly at Thorngate.
The Who had been scheduled for gigs on Hayling Island and Gosport around this time but neither happened – at Thorngate for “contractual reasons”.
The Fleur de Lys were at Thorngate Hall
Lulu & the Luvvers missed their Thorngate gig due to sunburn
Mike Hugg was writing regularly with his brother Bryan and the latter brought his new group the Fraternity to Thorngate to perform with Alan Price.
Van Morrison and Them played Thorngate in mid- October and Sounds Incorporated and the Talismen were there to celebrate the Downbeat Club’s eighth birthday with ‘veteran’ local DJ and promoter Vic Brown.
Karl & the Rapiers at Thorngate on Thursday, and the “Avant Garde” Bryan Hug Fraternity at the New Hall on Friday.
Ex-Crow drummer Graham Hunt joined St Louis Checks who were at Thorngate in late October
The Hollies, due at Thorngate on 23 December did not appear because of Graham Nash’s sore throat.
There was also the ‘pop-folk’ trio the Silkie with Simon Dupree at Thorngate.
The Raisins played Thorngate Halls after which groups disappeared for a while.
There were “light shows and old time movies at Thorngate’s Thursday sessions”.
February, Fans at Gosport’s Thorngate were asked about their musical preferences but the results were inconclusive because “half want more soul, Tamla & blues & half want less”!
In Grandma’s Absence played Thorngate
In October Spinner suggested “Gosport Steals the Scene” attracting “capacity crowds” to Thorngate, while “Portsmouth has lost most of its old prestige”.
Hampshire Folk, Rock and Blues Festival 12th October 1997
Canned Heat, Something for the Weekend, Panama Grin, The Rhinomen, Sporting Life Blues Band, The Electric Experience, The Hoax, Jigsaw, Richard Wood, The Mary Custy Band, Lisheen, Seven Little Sisters, Daily Planet, The Tartan Amoebas, Angelina & J C Grimshaw.
DOWNBEAT JAZZ CLUB THORNGATE HALL.1959 March 26th Ester Festival of Jazz, Vieux Carre Jazz band, The Celestial City Blue Blowers, Crescent City Jazz Band.
1960 May 5th Bill Thomas Tomcats.
1961 January 5th Nat Gonella and his Georgia Jazz Band.
1996 May 5th Take This
1998 Deecember 19th Big Brother Soul
1999 Februaey 27th Lisheen
2000 February 2nd Trad Jazz
2005 August 27th Mickey Morgan
2011 February 25th Teapot Junkies
2013 May 10th SHENANIGANS
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2017 January 14th Barry Martin 8:45pm