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July 1966

JULY 1966

 

Wed 27/07/66
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour of Scotland

27-31 July 66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour of Scotland 


July 1966
German single release: Hideaway / Here’s A Heart – Star-Club 148.563 [Recorded on 17/05/66]

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich’s second single in Germany, it was no longer released on Fontana, but on the prestigious subsidiary Star-Club, like other Philips stars the Walker Brothers. From then on, all Dave Dee & Co’s German singles came in colourful picture sleeves (and none missed the charts). They probably were the label’s Best sellers.

 

 


Fri 1/07/66
NME n°1016 page 2: Gimmick Hits [Dave Dee]
Page 6: ’Scene’ TV Interviewer Sings [Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley sign Mike Quinn]

Page 6: Dee to Holland, Scandinavia
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich are confirmed to make their first concert appearances in three European countries soon. The group begins a one-week Scandinavian tour from August 15, followed immediately by a week in Germany. Then they tour Holland from September 23.


Fri 1/07/66
TV Performance: Beat! Beat! Beat! 11, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt-am-Main, Deutschland (8:15-9:00 pm)
Host: Mal Sondock (Live with audience).
The Mindbenders: Land Of 1000 Dances, In The Midnight Hour, Medley: See See Rider/Jenny Jenny, A Groovy Kind Of Love, Don’t Cry No More; Dave Berry: Now, Little Things; Cherry Wainer & Don Storer: A Taste Of Honey, What Now, My Love, Green Onions; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: You Make It Move, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Hideaway, Hold Tight; The Spencer Davis Group: Somebody Help Me, Sittin’ And Thinkin’, Please Do Something, Keep On Running.
[American Forces Headquarter, Golden Room, Terrace Club, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany]


Sat 2/07/66
Fabulous 208: Dave Dee & Co. poster (by Fiona Adams)
Ready, Steady, Radio every Tuesday at Tiles; 208 Programme; Disco-Tip Top Ten;
Fab208-66-07-02-Wavelength
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich are pictured three times more:
Page 3: on our wavelength
Page 8: Readers Write
Page 23: Mo & Don’s Letter Box


Sat 2/07/66
Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sun 3/07/66   
Radio London Album Of The Week: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (2nd week)

The Album of the Week for w/c 3rd July 1966, is a Fab Forty anomaly. Alan Field heard it announced as Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. In The London Sound, Brian Long lists the designated Radio London Album of the Week as Pet Sounds. Why such a radical change was made, we may never know, but it seems from Alan’s notes, that Pet Sounds was never Album of the Week.     (from radiolondon.co.uk)

(Yet, “Pet Sounds” truly remains the Greatest Album Ever Made)


Sun 3/07/66
Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devon, England
Compere: Keith Fordyce, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Rob Storme & The Whispers, Paul & Barry Ryan, The Emeralds, Kim Davis & The Del Five


Wed 6/07/66
News: Paul Jones leaves Manfred Mann, his replacement is Mike d’Abo. The following week, Klaus Voormann would be freed from NEMS to join the group as bassist, while Jack Bruce went on to form The Cream. Manfred Mann is now signed to the Fontana label, joining The Spencer Davis Group, The Troggs and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.


Wed 6/07/66
TV Performance: Now, Television Wales and the West, Bristol, England (30 mn Evening Show)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Host: Kent Walton)
This show was later succeeded by “Discs A Go-Go”


Thu 7/07/66
Palace Theater, Douglas, Isle of Man
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 8/07/66
NME n°1017 page 8: Dave Dee’s trust paid off (by Alan Smith)

Dave Dee’s trust paid off – says their ‘Svengali’ A-and-R man Steve Rowland

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich’s recording manager is a small, curly-haired American [...] We spoke for 45 minutes early this week [...]
His name is Steve Rowland and I tell you all this because I think it is going to be one to remember.
Steve is the man who took the small-time, soft-spoken Dave Dee group and gave them the raw, exciting, fuzzy sound of hits like “Hideaway” (No. 8 this week), “Hold Tight,” and “You Make It Move.”
Not fools
Modestly, Dave himself admits that Steve has been a Svengali of their success.
He told him recently: “Steve, we’re not fools. We know that without you and the rest of the team behind us, we wouldn’t be where we are now.”
And Steve? How does he feel about Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich?
“To me they are the greatest guys in the world, if only for one thing: their trust in me. [...]
“The thing was, I had to turn to record producing to get a permit to stay in this country. It just worked that way, so I found myself in the position where it was: ‘Get a hit record, or no permit.’
Went home
“Anyway, I went home and I was sleeping, you know, this high off the bed” (he positioned his hand three feet from the floor), “and I spent a long time trying to work out something good.
“When we went into the studio I told them what I had in mind, and believe me, those boys were so willing and co-operative it wasn’t true.” [...]
“I didn’t know everything, and this is why I feel I owe so much to Dave and everyone for trusting me.
“Take Dave. He is very, very pro. He attacks everything he does, he works at it and he is very serious. He has so much musicianship, and it is getting better. [...]
Just shrugs
“Dozy? Dozy has an amiable, whatever-you-say-goes kind of temperament, the same as Ray Davies; whereas I’m a chronic worrier. Originally he was gonna do ‘Hideaway’ on the group’s LP, but it just didn’t work out right, and we had to get Dave to do it instead. Now Dozy’s the only one who hasn’t got a solo track to himself on the album, but he isn’t offended. [...]
A tryer
“Tich,” said Steve, “is no Jeff Beck. But this boy is a tryer, a worker, and he will practise over and over again until he gets something as he wants it. He wants to learn. [...]
“Mick admits that he is not a great drummer, but he has got something that nine out of ten drummers haven’t got–perfect timing. [...]
“Beaky is on rhythm guitar and he has a marvellous sense of rhythm and a fabulous ear for the rudiments of music. [...] He is also a very good singer, as you can hear on the LP when he does ‘Nose For Trouble.’ He could be a front-line singer himself.
Steve literally bubbles with praise for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich; and on this occasion I just wasn’t able to get a word in to ask him about the Walkers in the States!
But I will, soon. He is now also recording the Pretty Things, Twinkle and several other artists and–as I say–I think we’ll be hearing a lot more of the name Steve Rowland.
And Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, of course!


Fri 8/07/66
Majestic Ballroom, Wellington, Somerset, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sat 9/07/66
Pavilion Gardens Ballroom, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Mon 11/07/66
Radio London: Dave Dennis Show (12:00 noon – 1:00 pm)
It was the opening day of the Football World Cup in Wembley (England 0 – 0 Uruguay) and #26 in the Fab 40, down from #8, was “Hideaway” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (and Kenny Everett)


Mon 11/07/66
Bath Pavilion, Bath, Somerset, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Tue 12/07/66
Floral Hall, Malvern, Worcestershire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Wed 13/07/66
NME n°1018: “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” LP is #7 (2nd week, highest placing in 3 weeks)
Disc and Music Echo: “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” LP is No.8 (2nd week in a 4 week run)

Both magazines printed a Top Ten LP’s chart, while Record Retailer assembled a Top 30 list, where the “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” album would reach No. 11 on week ending 30 July 1966.


Wed 13/07/66
Top Rank Ballroom, Bristol, Bristol, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Thu 14/07/66
Town Hall, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 15/07/66
Single release: The Honeycombs – It’s So Hard / I Fell In Love (Pye 7N 17138)
This is a Howard Blaikley song already released by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich on their first album. Rod Butler (gt), Eddie Spence (or) and Colin Boyd (vo) had replaced Denis D’Ell, Alan Ward and Peter Pye in April 1966. Colin handles the lead vocals.
(Colin Boyd is Colin Nicol, aka Colin Hare, from Bath, Wiltshire)


Fri 15/07/66
Marine Ballroom, Morecambe, Lancashire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sat 16/07/66
TV Performance: Beat-Club 10, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland (Live with audience)
Host: Uschi Nerke (4:27-5:00 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hideaway (Short Excerpt)

Every month, the show host would present the English Hit Parade to the German viewers. The one chosen in the first years of “Beat-Club” was the one calculated by the BBC for “Pick Of The Pops”. This week, Hideaway by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich was at n°10, and a short extract (30”) from their previous 28 May performance was screened, instead of the usual pictures of the artist.


Sat 16/07/66
Starlight Room Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sun 17/07/66
Princess Theatre, Torquay, Devon, England
Compere: Keith Fordyce, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The End, Rob Storme & The Whispers, Paul & Barry Ryan, Billie Davis


Wed 20/07/66
Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Thu 21/07/66
Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 22/07/66
BBC Transcription Disc: Top Of The Pops #86, Kensington House, London, England
We’ve Got A Good Thing Going / Interview / Hideaway / Frustration [Recorded on 14/06/66]
With Billy Fury & The Gamblers (Don’t Let A Little Pride Stand In Your Way, I Go, Bye Bye); Fran & Alan (I’ve Just Seen A Face, Seeing The Right Love Go Wrong, Homeward Bound); Los Bravos (Black Is Black, I’m Cutting Out); Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames (Get Away, Last Night, Close Your Door); presented by Brian Matthew

Second “Top of the Pops” programme for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, dated Week 29, 1966. It is similar to the Saturday Club Show broadcast on June 18th.


Fri 22/07/66
TV Performance: Ready Steady Go, Rediffusion Television, London, England (6:08-6:35 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hideaway; Madeline Bell: Don’t Come Running To Me; Lee Drummond; Paul & Barry Ryan: I Love How You Love Me; The Yardbirds: Farewell and Lost Woman (Host: Cathy McGowan)


Fri 22/07/66
The Tiles Club, 79-89 Oxford Street, London W1, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Jeff Dexter interviewed at DJhistory.com:

So what about Tiles, then?
I had a thing at Tiles called the Jeff Dexter Record And Light Show, which was basically my record show, a good crossover of soul, R&B and bluebeat. And new records of the day, the new psychedelic records. This was every Wednesday.
Where was Tiles?
Opposite the 100 Club. [...] It was the only place that had its own real PA system. One of the backers of the club was a guy called Jim Marshall who owned Marshall PA and there were something like 40 columns of speakers that ran all along the dancefloor. And they had a proper sound system and proper amplifiers. [...]
I did the midnight to 6am shift [On Saturday]. There were a selection of DJs and styles. Clem Dalton, Mike Quinn, and Sammy [Ian Samwell] as well. I was still working at Mecca ballrooms. I was doing Hammersmith Palais, Empire Leicester Square. Prior and simultaneously. I got the sack from Mecca, my main gig was still Orchid Ballroom up to the summer of ’66, Sammy had gone the year before and I was doing all the shows there. [...]


Sat 23/07/66
News: Breakfast with Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich travelling on the newly-modernised West Coast Main Line from London to Liverpool had breakfast with Prime Minister Harold Wilson

 

 


Sat 23/07/66
Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sun 24/07/66
Big Sunday Night Stage Show: ABC Cinema, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (6.10 & 8.35 pm)
Compere: Ray Cameron, with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Paul & Barry Ryan, The Koobas, Billie Davis, The End, Rob Storme & The Whispers


Mon 25/07/66
Olympia Theatre, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Wed 27/07/66
TV Performance: Hey Presto-It’s Rolf!, BBC Television, London, England (Live)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hideaway (?)
Hosted by Rolf Harris


27-31 July 66
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour of Scotland (5 days)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Fri 29/07/66
German flexidisc release: Die German Blue Flames – Besser geht’s mit… Coke (Coca-Cola)
Bravo Magazine inserted a free flexidisc for a Coke advert sung in German, by a German Beat group. In 1968, Bravo would offer the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich promo for Coca-Cola on a vinyl EP available by mail order.


Fri 29/07/66
NME n°1020: Dee goes Dutch, panto plan off
Plans for them to appear in pantomime have now been scrapped. Their co-manager Ken Howard told the NME on Wednesday: “They were offered parts in ‘Babes In The Wood’ in Stockton, but we feel that this would be wrong for their image.”
“Babes In The Wood” was played at the London Palladium at Christmas 1965, and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were pictured on their motorbikes in front of the Theatre (See entry 21/12/65).


Sat 30/07/66
Football: England wins the World Cup, beating Germany in the final (4-2) in Wembley.
Bobby Moore is captain of the team, Geoff Hurst scores 2 goals in the extra time.

Some remember “Hold Tight” as the anthem of the British supporters.

 

Note: Sir Geoff Hurst stunned a Press conference on 31 March 2010 by confessing (about his controversial goal): “The ball never crossed the line.”

 


July-Aug. 1966
Photo session: Manchester Square & Philips House, London, England [for "Bend It" single]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich pictures were taken in the famous open car (LUV 9180) also used by Fontana artists the Spencer Davis Group. These photos were used for many DDDBM&T single covers. The car was in fact a “Moke” (or Mini-Moke), built by BMC, the same car used by Patrick McGoohan, in the TV series “The Prisoner”. Other pictures were taken around Stanhope House, the studios of Fontana Records.

 

 

 

 


 

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