December 1968



Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour Of Ireland:

Fri 29/11/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Sat 30/11/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Sun 1/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Mon 2/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Tue 3/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Wed 4/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Thu 5/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour
Fri 6/12/68    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour

Dec. 68-Jan. 69   
Dick Whittington Pantomime in Stockton (26 December 1968-18 January 1969)

Sun 1/12/68   
Wedding: Ian ‘Tich’ Amey gets married today to Suzanne (Sue)

Fri 6/12/68    
Album release: The Rolling Stones – “Beggars Banquet” (Decca SKL 4955)
The projected cover was initially that of a L.A. toilet shot in July 1968 by Michael Joseph. That “Loos” cover was refused by Decca.

Fri 6/12/68    
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Irish Tour (29 November-6 December 68)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich last date

Sat 7/12/68    
BBC Radio Session: David Symonds Show [Broadcast on 23/12/68]
The Herd: Nitty Gritty, The Name Certainly Rings A Bell, You Don’t Love Me Any More (Live)

Sat 7/12/68    
TV Show: Festival de Pop’ Music, ORTF, 1ère chaîne, Paris, France (10:25 pm)
Transmission of the First International Pop Music Festival at the Palais des Sports, Paris, June 1967
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hold Tight, “Claustration”, Save Me (Live)
Plus Les VIP’s, Ronnie Bird, Les Pretty Things, John Walker, Jimmy Cliff, Les Troggs
[shelved following the death of popular Star Dario Moreno, and postponed to April 1969]

Tue 10/12/68    
TV Performance: BRT, Vilvoorde, Belgium (Live)
Hold Tight / Doctor Feelgood (Excerpts-Live with audience) plus Interview
Last Night In Soho (film)

(Belgium) Jukebox (Flemish edition):  DAVE DEE : KAN NOG BETER
Engelands moest kommersiële groep Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick en Tich was in België. Tijdens de Agrippina Pop Show gaven zij voor de eerste keer een livevoorstelling in België. We kennen Dave Dee van een hele reeks internasionaal getinte hits als «Hideaway», «Bend it», «Save me», «Hold tight», «Touch me», «Okay», «Zabadak», «The legend of Xanadu», «Last night in Soho» en «The wreck of the Antoinette».
Dave Dee is een heel vlotte kerel die het woord doet voor de groep, maar die toch graag heeft dat elk lid van de groep evenzeer gewaardeerd wordt dan hijzelf. «We zijn een groep, en het is niet omdat ik de zanger ben dat ik meer krediet moet krijgen dan de anderen» zegt hij. Dave Dee die vroeger politieagent is geweest, ie een hevig pasifist. «Ik haat geweld, ik vraag me af hoe het komt dat de mensen toch niet vreedzamer kunnen leven. Ik begrijp niet hoe sommige groepen geweld willen prediken tijden hun optredens». Op onze vraag welke volgens hem de beste Dave Dee plaat is zegt hij «Het is moeilijk om een voorkeur te noemen tussen hetgeen je zeil gepresteerd hebt. Maar een ding kan ik je wel vertellen : onze beste plaat moeten we nog maken. Misschien wordt het do volgende, misschien komt ze binnen een jaar, maar het beste heb je van ons nog niet gehoord». De beste plaat van het ogenblik ? «Ongetwijfeld «Hey Jude», gewoon geweldig. Ik geloof niet dat ze te lang uitvalt, ik geniet van elke noot».
Hoewel het eigen repertoire van de groep uitgebreid is spelen ze toch ook nummertjes van andere artiesten zoals «Paint it black» van de Rolling Stones en «If I were a carpenter» van Tim Hardin. Op het podium is de groep gewoon geweldig : een goede show waarin leder lid om de beurt voor het voetlicht treedt. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick en Tich (vraag die nooit of hij nog steeds karate beoefent, of hij geelt je meteen een demonstrasie…) zijn ook goede muzikanten : hun nummertjes worden perfekt nagespeeld, lets wat tegenwoordig al maar zeltzamer begint te worden. Een show die beslist de moeite loont. Inderdaad Dave Dee & Co zijn heel kommersiële artiesten !

(Belgium) Jukebox (Google translation !):  DAVE DEE: CAN BETTER
England’s group had kommersiële Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich was in Belgium. During the Show Pop Agrippina gave it the first time a live performance in Belgium. We know Dave Dee a wide range of color internasionaal hits as “Hide Away”, “Bend It”, “Save me”, “Hold tight”, “Touch me”, “Okay”, “Zabadak”, “The Legend of Xanadu” , “Last Night in Soho” and “The Wreck of The Antoinette”.
Dave Dee was a very smooth guy who does speak for the group, but still likes that each group member is equally valued than himself. “We are a group, and it’s not because I’m the singer that I should get more credit than the others,” he says. Dave Dee former policeman who has been a fierce pasifist ie. “I hate violence, I wonder how it is that people do not live more peaceful. I do not understand how some groups want to preach violence throughout their performances “. On our question what he considered the best Dave Dee plate says “It’s hard to call a preference between what you’ve accomplished sailing. But one thing I can tell you: our best record we have to make. Maybe it will do next, maybe she comes within one years, but the best you have not heard of us “. The best album of the moment? “Undoubtedly ” Hey Jude “, just great. I do not think too long outage, I enjoy every note “.
Although the group expanded its repertoire of games is they also nummertjes of other artists such as “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones and “If I Were a Carpenter” by Tim Hardin. On stage the group is just great: a good show where leather member to turn the spotlight force. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (never question whether he still practices karate, or he geelt you instant demonstrasie …) are also good musicians: their nummertjes be played out perfectly, which today already but lets start zeltzamer be. A show that is worth it. Indeed Dave Dee & Co are very kommersiële artists!

Fri 13/12/68    
Single release: Petr & Pavel – Laska / Wenceslas Square (Page One POF 112)
A duo of Czech artists Petr Seifert (19) from Jablonce, and Pavel Kovác (20) from Prague, giving us two Howard Blaikley pop-folk songs, somewhere between “Okay” and “Those Were The Days”, right when Mary Hopkin was n°1 all over the world.

16-20 Dec. 68    
Radio Show: David Symonds Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich guest throughout the week

23-27 Dec. 68    
Radio Show: Jimmy Young Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (9:55 am-12:00 noon)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich appear Monday to Friday

Mon 23/12/68    
Radio Show: David Symonds Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
The Herd: Nitty Gritty, The Name Certainly Rings A Bell, You Don’t Love Me Any More (Live)
Presented by David Symonds [Recorded on 7/12/68]

Wed 25/12/68    
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops ’68 Part One, BBC Television, London, England (1:25-2:10 pm)
The Legend Of Xanadu (Repeat Performance) presented by Jimmy Savile and Alan Freeman (?)
[Rediffusion of all year’s Number Ones in two parts on Christmas Day and Boxing Day]

Thu 26/12/68   
ABC Cinema, Stockton, Cheshire, England
“Dick Whittington” Pantomime (until 18 January 1969)

Sat 28/12/68    
NME n°1146 page 7: Dave Dee new single – Record Panto booking
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich also have a new single issued on January 10 – titled “Run Colorado,” it is another composition by the Howard-Blaikley team. The group will be undertaking extensive TV and radio promotion on the new disc. Meanwhile, it opened in the pantomime “Dick Whittington” at Stockton ABC yesterday (Monday), and a spokesman announced this week that the four-week season is a “complete sell-out.”

Sat 28/12/68    
Radio Show: Pete Brady Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (4:00-5:30 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

30 Dec-3 Jan    
Radio Show: Dave Cash Programme, BBC Radio One, London, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich see over the New Year with Dave Cash

Tue 31/12/68    
TV Show: Beat-Club 38, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland (Lip-Sync)
Hosted by Uschi Nerke & Dave Lee Travis (4:15-5:15 pm)
Starting with Beat-Club 29 in March, the viewers were asked to choose the best act of each show, to be repeated in the following programme. This was the last time the competition was held.
BFBS/Beat-Club Poll Winners – 5.Barry Ryan, 4.Hollies, 3. Dave Dee & Co, 2.Beatles (Hey Jude Film), 1.The Bee Gees: I‘ve gotta get a Message to you (Repeat Performance).
The winners of the previous month competition, to be repeated, were The Bee Gees but “The Wreck Of The Antoinette” came third behind “Hey Jude”, beating even “Eloise” !

In the end, the Bee Gees won twice (with “Harry Braff” and “Gotta Get a Message to You”), and the Rolling Stones performance of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was repeated twice.
“Last Night in Soho” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich was repeated twice too, and came second a third time. “Legend of Xanadu” also made second place, and “Wreck of the Antoinette” made third. Not a bad achievement after all: they performed 5 times and were promoted 3 more times between March and December!





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