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January 1966

JANUARY 1966

Sat 1/01/66
Radio Caroline Countdown Sixty N°10 : You Make It Move – Peak position

1 (1) We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper – Beatles
2 (8) Keep On Running – Spencer Davis Group
3 (4) My Ship Is Coming In – Walker Brothers
9 (12) Till The End Of The Day – Kinks
10 (13) You Make It Move – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 


Sun 2/01/66
Rotherham Baths, Yorkshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Tue 4/01/66
Burton’s Ballroom, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sat 8/01/66
NME Chart entry: The Pretty Things – Midnight To Six Man (Fontana TF 647) #26
After four Fontana singles which all went Top 20 in the British charts, this release was to be their last Top 30 hit ever. Three days later, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich are in the same Philips studios to cut their first Top 10 entry.


Mon 10/01/66
Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Mon 10/01/66
Plaza Ballroom, Old Hill, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Tue 11/01/66
Philips Studios, Stanhope House, 2-4 Stanhope Place, London W2, England [Released 11/02/66]
Recording session for Hold Tight / You Know What I Want (produced by Steve Rowland)

Two pieces of wood banged together in time with the drums, and Tich plays a Gibson ES 335.
The song is based on the Routers’ instrumental “Let’s Go” (1962), which Sir Henry & His Butlers sang in 1965, and brought to n°1 in Denmark. It was very popular in France and Germany too.

 

 

 


Tue 11/01/66
Bridgwater Mercury: “TOP 20″ CLUB FACES CRISIS

Shock news that the “Top 20″ Club beat shows and dances at the Town Hall, Bridgwater, have reached a grave, financial crisis came last week. [...]
While several hundred youngsters danced to top group The Pack, unaware that the future of the Club is in jeopardy. Graham was explaining to me backstage the position he faces in 1966. [...]
On their way to Bridgwater from their headquarters at Calne, Wilts, The Pack (guest group for the evening) were fortunate to escape serious injury when the car in which they were travelling collided with another vehicle in a patch of dense fog at Shepton Mallet. Next week the Salisbury group with the long and unusual name Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich star at the club. The group currently have a huge chart success with their disc “You Make It Move”. Coming shortly – The Alan Price Set. As many fans will know, Alan played organ with The Animals.
MIKE GUY – Bridgwater Mercury        (From Dave Edney’s http://toptwentyclub.blogspot.com/)


Tue 11/01/66
Youth Center, Andover, Hampshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 14/01/66
Wimbledon Palais, Wimbledon, London, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sat 15/01/66
Record Mirror: “Our Act is dangerous” (Norman Jopling)

The strangest thing about Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich isn’t their name. At least not really. What really amazed me were the pineapple juices they were sipping in the pub.
“What’s it all about?” I asked them. Delicately they explained to me that they dare not consume alcohol because of the precision of their stage act.
“You see,” Dave explained to me, “We go around throwing guitars and instruments at each other. We even go throwing each other around occasionally. But the timing must be perfect. You could even get killed if it was wrong. I mean, look at Dozy here – three teeth missing where a guitar smashed him in the mouth. Blood everywhere. We all laughed it off and pretended it was a part of the act. Dozy was really hurt badly though.”
[...]

Dave Dee and the gang are cutting their follow-up this week, and they’re shortly to go on tour with Gene Pitney and Len Barry. They’ll be third on the bill.
One strange thing about them are their clothes. They have trousers made in flowery material with frills, and other trousers with a grey herringbone front, and plain maroon at the back. That’s apart from an assortment of multi-coloured shirts, jackets, and other specially made garments.
A colourful group visually, and an exciting group soundwise. And once you have got over the initial ordeal of remembering their name you can start enjoying Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

Offstage the group considered themselves to be Mods and kitted themselves out in the latest gear from boutiques such as Lord John in Carnaby Street, but for public appearances they developped a distinctive self-designed style.
Tich Amey: “It was made by a gentleman by the name of Mr Waghorne – he lived on the Bishopdown estate. I think he originated from London. He was a tailor – I think he was a relation of Beaky, maybe a cousin? We designed it all ourselves. We used to go and buy bits of curtain material and stuff, throw it at him and say we wanted something a bit different – pink on the front, green on the front, different colour legs, black at the back and so on.”                                                                                                  (“HoldTight! – Voices of the Sarum Sound” page 134)
(Beaky used to tell the music magazines that their gear was fashioned by an old lady in Soho. Bishopdown is a small village close to Salisbury)


Sat 15/01/66
Radio Caroline Countdown Sixty N°11: You Make It Move – Dave Dee & Co
Billed as Dave Dee, Dozey, Beakey, Mick & Titch
This Caroline Top Forty is printed here: http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/chart04.htm


Sat 15/01/66
Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, Cornwall, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 


Mon 17/01/66
Dutch single release: You Make It Move / I Can’t Stop – Fontana 267.512 TF [Recorded 21/09/65]
First Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich record released on the continent, in Holland, Norway and with picture sleeve in Italy. It was also the first available in the USA (Fontana F 1537) in January, but with a different B-side: “No Time”.

 

 

 

 


Mon 17/01/66
(USA) Billboard January 22, 1966 page 16: CHART Spotlights – Predicted to reach the top 60 of the HOT 100 Chart
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – You Make It Move (Gatwick, BMI).
Currently a big hit in England, this hard driving rocker loaded with teen dance appeal has all the earmarks of a smash in the U.S. Watch this one. Flip: “No Time” (Gatwick, BMI). Fontana 1537


Mon 17/01/66
Top Twenty Club, Bridgwater, Somerset, England (7.45 to 10.45 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

ALMOST STOPPED THE SHOW!
Teenagers who ecstatically greeted the star group at the “Top 20 Club” last Monday little realised that they were being analysed by the guest recording artistes. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich—for that is the name of the group in question—are the most systematic outfit yet to appear at the Club. Dave Dee explained how the scrutinising of the audience helped them present an act that almost stopped the show at Bridgwater – an act containing real variety, top songs or today and yesterday comedy, and impressions. “Anyone can get up on a stage and strum away at a guitar. We try and give young people something more than beat tunes. It is a case of keeping them interested. The girls are usually all right because they come to look at a group anyway, but we want to get the boys interested as well” said Dave. “First the rest of the group go on and play some numbers they can all dance to. Then I come on stage and sing with them. By that time most of the audience is interested and then we can try and give them different things, like throwing in a comedy sketch, or doing a few impersonations. It usually works. I hope it will tonight,” remarked Dave hopefully. Dave and the group need not have worried, for the reaction of Club members was fantastic. After the fans had been won over by the group, Dave appeared and they went into the comedy part of the act. Everyone stopped dancing to watch the group impersonate such fellow stars as Herman, The Who, Kathy Kirby, and The Walker Brothers, and they continued to have the audience in stitches with an hilarious Western sketch formed around the number “High Noon.” During the interval Dave revealed how they had analysed the fans. “We sensed that they enjoyed the comedy and so we included more of it. If it had not gone down so well then obviously we would have had to change material and tried them with something else. [...]
It was as Dave Dee and The Bostons that the group first appeared at the Top 20 Club more than two years ago.
MIKE GUY – Bridgwater Mercury        (From Dave Edney’s http://toptwentyclub.blogspot.com/)


Tue 18/01/66
Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Wed 19/01/66
Corn Exchange, Bristol, Bristol, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Thu 20/01/66
Town Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 21/01/66
Winter Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sat 22/01/66
British Hit Parade N°1: The Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running (Fontana TF 632)
The Spencer Davis Group became the first official Number 1 in England for the Fontana label. This week, “Keep On Running” reached the top position in all 4 British national music papers: NME, Disc, Melody Maker and Record Mirror.

Only four Fontana acts achieved a Number 1: The Spencer Davis Group (twice, again in 1966 with “Somebody Help Me”), The Troggs (With A Girl Like You, 1966), Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn, 1968) and last but not least Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (The Legend Of Xanadu, 1968).


Sat 22/01/66
400 Club, Torquay, Devon, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sun 23/01/66
Golden Torch Ballroom, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Tue 25/01/66
Oasis Club, 45-47 Lloyd Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich supported by The Sins Of The Family


January 1966
Single release: Steve Rowland & Pam – We Stand Closer Together / Let Me Take Care of You (Fontana TF 660)

Dave Dee & Co. producer tries his luck as a singer for the first time in the UK. He had already issued some singles in the USA and had sung with a Beat group in Spain. Steve Rowland & Pam would create “Family Dogg” at the end of 1967 with Mike Hazlewood and Albert Hammond (from Gibraltar), which Steve had befriended while in Madrid.


 

 

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