June 1966

JUNE 1966


June 1966    
Top Twenty Club, Tollbar House, Ashton New Road, Droylsden, Manchester, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, supported by The Rocking Vickers
Performance took place on a Saturday in June 

June 1966   
Beat Instrumental n°38: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Colour Cover
A bit of a change from the usual “B.I” cover shot, but if any group deserves to get the front spot it’s Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.  They have a twofold claim…their great chart success and…well! Just get an eyefull of that gear they’ve got on.  Who needs the tree?

Nothing stands still in the music world. Today’s unusual sound will be regarded as ordinary tomorrow and the outrageous won’t even earn a comment.
We’ve always followed the policy of reporting changes almost before they happen and in the early days we pinpointed people like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. More lately we’ve been first on the scene with Alan Price and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.
This month we feature a singing postman from Norfolk. Ridiculous idea? Not really when you consider the Beatles have been taking a serious interest in the songs he has written. We believe he has a certain interest, so in he goes with all the younger names.
[…] The Editor.

Your Letters
I have been receiving “Beat Instrumental” since it was first published and I still have the first issue.
I should like to congratulate you on three years of publication and every edition worth its weight in gold with all those predictions which usually come up. You featured Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich On Stage and two months later they arrive in the top 20 with “Hold Tight”.
[…] K. J. Jefferson, Carlisle, Cumberland.


Fri 3/06/66   
Scheduled Album release: “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” – Fontana 

The album release was postponed following the threat of a lawsuit due to the use of Ian Fleming’s title “007″. This Steve Rowland song, already featured in the “Hallucination Generation” film, would be renamed as “Double Agent” which lead to modify the reproduction of the album back cover.

On the right a scan of an accetate with: “Double Agent”
Was it ever scheduled to become an A-side release??



Fri 3/06/66    
Single release: The Flintlocks – What Goes On / I Walked Right Into A Heaven (Decca 12412)
Group included Salisbury singer Jacqui Collinson (as Jackie Collins)

Fri 3/06/66   
NME n°1012 page 7: Herman, Sonny & Cher, Orbison, Dee, Mindbenders, Seasons Discs ; Kinks,
Dee, Mann, Faces RSG [Kinks, Dave Dee, Manfred Mann, Small Faces on "Ready, Steady, Go!"] ;
Where to See Dee [Dave Dee]

NME page 4: Usual from Dave Dee – ” Hideaway “/” Here’s A Heart” (Fontana)
That irresistible stamp beat which characterised Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich’s last two hits is again in evidence, emphasised as usual by tambourine and twangs. Soloist is supported by colourful chanting.
Don’t think it’s quite so catchy a tune as “Hold Tight,” but it has an invigorating feel that keeps you jigging about.
FLIP : A contrasting heart-searching, slow rocka-ballad, featuring soloist, humming and piano prominent in the backing.

Fri 3/06/66   
BBC Transcription Disc: Top Of The Pops #79, Kensington House, London, England
Is It Love / Tich Interview / Hold Tight / You Make It Move [Recorded on 27/04/66]
With Manfred Mann (When Will I Be Loved, Still I’m Sad, Pretty Flamingo, Machines); The Gibsons (Come Summertime, I Wanna Go Home/Sloop John B); The Troggs (From Home, Wild Thing, The Jaguar and The Thunderbird); The Transatlantics (Run For Your Life, Hey Little Girl); presented by Brian Matthew

“You’re tuned to the all-live, all-happening show from London, Top of the Pops” was Brian Matthew’s introduction speech on each of these weekly 1-hour music programs.
A transcription disc featured selections from recording sessions at BBC studios assembled for syndication/export outside the UK. The radio program “Top Of The Pops” (as opposed to the TV Show) was started in late 1964 and lasted until the mid-Seventies.
Discs were pressed in small quantities (100) – originally 78s, then 33rpm LPs, as disc reproducers were the common equipment found in all subscribers’ studios, be they a shack in the bush or a high tech American station. The discs all had the same appearance and were accompanied by the appropriate Catalogue Pages which acted as “sleeve notes” and verbatim script if it was “presented”. The label held a matrix number, and an expiry date set 6 months after the date of manufacturing.

Sat 4/06/66   
(USA) Cash Box Chart N°1: The Mindbenders – A Groovy Kind Of Love (Fontana 1541) [Billboard n°2]
Second Chart Topper for the group in the USA, this time without Wayne Fontana. The week’s Top 100 is detailed here:

Sat 4/06/66   
Radio Show: Saturday Swings, BBC Light, London, England
Afternoon show with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sun 5/06/66    
Odeon Cinema, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (2 shows)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Dean Ford & The Gaylords, The Pathfinders, The Meridians,
The Vipers.
Headliners the Kinks cancelled their appearance because Pete Quaife was hospitalised after a serious car crash on the M6 the previous Friday.
Dean Ford & The Gaylords would become Marmalade later that same year.

Wed 8/06/66   
TV Performance: A Whole Scene Going, BBC Television, London, England (6:30-7:30 pm)

Hideaway Film and Interview, ending with a few seconds of “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” acapella
(filmed in May 1966 in Paris)
Host: Barry Fantoni with The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Ravi Shankar, Charlton Heston


Thu 9/06/66   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Presented by David Jacobs with Frank Sinatra (Strangers In The Night #1) • Ken Dodd (Promises #7) • The Animals (Don’t Bring Me Down #8) • The Yardbirds (Over Under Sideways Down #14) • Sandie Shaw (Nothing Comes Easy #15) • Wayne Fontana (Come On Home #15) • Cilla Black (Don’t Answer Me #17) • Tom Jones (Not Responsible #19) • The Kinks (Sunny Afternoon #25) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Hideaway – New Release Spot) • The Beatles (Rain – B side)
(“Hold Tight” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich was still at #27 in BBC’s “Pick of the Pops”) 

Tue 14/06/66    
BBC Radio Session: Saturday Club [Broadcast on 18/06/66]
We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’ / Hideaway / Frustration (Live Performance)
All London BBC recordings were made in one of four BBC studios:
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, Charing Cross; Paris Theatre, 4-12 Lower Regent Street; Aeolian Hall studios, 135-137 New Bond Street; Maida Vale studios, Delaware Road.

Fri 17/06/66    
NME n°1014 page 6: ‘Junction’ Film Roles for Dee And Co. ["Up The Junction"]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich will appear in a film version of the recent controversial TV play “Up The Junction”, if negotiations are successful. In the film the group would have acting as well as musical parts.

Page 10: Showmanship on Dave Dee debut LP by Allen Evans.
Showmanship has always been the strong point of this group and they’ve carried it on to their first album, ****DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH (Fontana). Apart from their driving rhythm and exciting vocalising, plus a lot of humour, I must congratulate their co-managers for their nine composing credits under the name Howard Blaikley.
In the track by track review below, they wrote all numbers except those with composers’ names in brackets after the titles.

The group starts off with a novelty. . . .
DDD-BMT: Gag announcement, with compere Kenny Everett mixing up group members’ names.
WE’VE GOT A GOOD THING GOING (Martin-Coulter). A swinging go-go piece, with good vocal harmonising and rock steady drumming.
HERE’S A HEART (Tubbs-Segal). Piano intro and backing by Ken Howard. Dave Dee appealingly singing a quiet c-and-w romantic ballad.
SOMETHING I GOT TO TELL YOU. Slow beater. Dave on straight vocal, double tracked.
ALL I WANT TO DO (written by the group). Faster rocking ballad. Good lead vocal by Dave. Clever instrumental break with guitars and trick percussion with hollow blocks.
FRUSTRATION. Noisy, driving r-and-b number with Jagger-type vocal by Dave, with accent on “frustration.”
HOLD TIGHT. Their single hit, insistently powerful vocal instrumental. Closes side one.
HARD TO LOVE YOU. Noisy, with rock-steady beat drumming and oriental sounding by Dave and Beaky on paper and comb. Combined vocal in jerky beat style.
NOSE FOR TROUBLE. A gypsy violin and rude interruption of it, then into a jog-trot c-and-w tune with comedy lyrics, well sung by Beaky.
NO MORE LOVE. Rocker, with deep throated guitars, penetrating drumming. Combined wail – vocal in sevenths. Quite exciting.    .
AFTER TONIGHT. Big-voiced, Pitney-like vocal effect by four boys to slow beat ballad, with bass, 12-string acoustic guitar and tambourine basking.
NO TIME. Lively Dave Dee vocal at jog-trot pace, with whistling included in backing, plus interesting voice sounds and insistent beat. Recorded in 1964 – first disc they made.
DOUBLE AGENT (Rowland). Rousing rocker which rides along on a great rhythm, with joyful vocals by the group and lead by Tich. Swinging instrumental breaks with remarks and jokes over it. Bass playing great. Swinging Ken Howard piano, too.

To sum up – a versatile set of tracks, each one with quite a lot of merit. 

Fri 17/06/66   
Top Spot Ballroom, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sat 18/06/66    
Swinging Radio England starts its official transmissions from the Laissez-Faire
The station would last until November ’66, when it is returned to the Dutch Radio Dolfijn 

Sat 18/06/66   
Radio Show: Saturday Club, BBC Light, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’ / Hideaway / Frustration (Live Performance) [Rec. 14/06/66]

Presented by Brian Matthew with Fran & Alan, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Los Bravos, Downliners Sect

“We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’” and “Frustration” would not be available on vinyl for another week, the album release being delayed again.



Sat 18/06/66    
TV Performance: Beat-Club 9, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland (Live with audience)
Host: Uschi Nerke (3:45-4:30 pm) [Clips from past Beat-Club shows]
Chris Andrews: To Whom lt Concerns; Sandie Shaw: I Don’t Need That Kind Of Lovin’; The Rattles: Come On And Sing; The Yankees: Halbstark; The Lords: Poor Boy; Eileen: These Boots Are Made For Walking; The Overlanders: Michelle; Graham Bonney: Supergirl; The Beatles: Paperback Writer, Rain; The Liverbirds: Diddley Daddy; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hideaway (Repeat Performance)

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich rapidly became a fixture of the Beat-Club TV Show. It was a monthly programme, that ran from September 1965 until December 1972. The group appeared 13 times, more than any other artist, between May ’66 and June ’69. After the group split, Dave Dee even became the show’s co-presenter, for seven episodes starting in September 1969.
In the beginning of 1966, every foreign act was paid 500 DM to appear on the show, be it a solo artist or a five piece Beat group (plus hotel and travel expenses), 15,25 % of which were taken for foreign taxes. One Pound Sterling was worth about 9 DM.

Sat 18/06/66    
TV Performance: Thank Your Lucky Stars, ABC Television, Birmingham, England (5:50-6:35 pm)
Host: Jim Dale; with Cilla Black, Freddie Frinton, Julie Rogers, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
(Hideaway ?), Georgie Fame, Los Bravos, Oscar, Robbie Royal, Des and Dave, The Chants

Sat 18/06/66   
Catacombs, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (two venues on this Saturday)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sat 18/06/66   
Pier Ballroom, Hastings, Sussex, England (two venues on this Saturday)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sun 19/06/66   
ABC Cinema, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich and The Walker Brothers

Mon 20/06/66    
(Germany) Bravo n°26 page 34: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Colour Poster

From “My Favourite Shirt: A History of Ben Sherman Style” by Paolo Hewitt and Terry Rawlings

Tich: In the early Sixties shirts with button-down collars were very different from the norm, and you could still wear one with a tie or a cravat.
It was such a great look I decided to wear my Ben Sherman shirts on stage.
That was another thing about Bens, there were so many colours to choose from, they were amazing.

Dave Dee: The band were looking for something different and colourful to perform in, and Tich was wearing this LOVELY Ben Sherman shirt on stage.
It looked great. I liked it so much, I went out and got one, a button-down, all multi-coloured stripes.
Then all the band started wearing them, so much so that when we played a gig at the Walthamstow Theatre in East London, nearly all the Mods in the audience had them on.

Mon 20/06/66    
(Germany) Bravo n°26 page 22: Beatstars auf der Leinwand
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich bringen ihren Hit “Hold tight” in “The Blow Up”, das von einer amerikanischen Firma in England produziert wird. (See NME 20 May 66)

Mon 20/06/66   
Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Tue 21/06/66    
Oliver Smedley’s Home, Wendens Ambo, Essex, England
Reg Calvert, owner of offshore Radio City was shot dead early this morning by Major Smedley
The station had been raided the day before by a party of 18 people who took control

Wed 22/06/66   
Top Rank Ballroom, Sunderland, County Durham, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Thu 23/06/66   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Presented by Jimmy Savile with The Beatles (Paperback Writer #1) • The Kinks (Sunny Afternoon #4) • Percy Sledge (When A Man Loves A Woman #5) • Ike & Tina Turner (River Deep Mountain High #8) • Gene Pitney (Nobody Needs Your Love #9) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Hideaway #14) • The Hollies (Bus Stop #17) • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames (Get Away #28) • Petula Clark (I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love – New Release) 

Fri 24/06/66   
Album release: “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” – Fontana (S)TL 5350 [Rec. April-May 66]
DDD-BMT / We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’ / Here’s A Heart / Something I Gotta Tell You / All I Want To Do / Frustration / Hold Tight // Hard To Love You / Nose For Trouble / No More Love / After Tonight / No Time / Double Agent

The LP reached #11 in Record Retailer, #8 in Disc & Music Echo, #7 in the NME, and #4 in Germany.
Also released in Australia (on Philips), South Africa, and in Holland (as “What’s In A Name”).

Record Mirror (2/07/66): Dave Dee – a good LP if you like their singles * * * *
For their first LP, this group wisely take the brash approach and set out to impress the listener on first hearing, rather than rely on subtlety. The very beaty overall sound is similar to their singles but there are some ballads which add to the appeal of the LP. Anyone who liked their singles will also like this LP, which is a commendation. Try “Frustration” or “We Got A Good Thing Going” for beat, “Here’s A Heart” or “Something I Gotta Tell You” for ballads, and “Nose For Trouble” for amusing vulgarity.

Fri 24/06/66   
Radio Show: Joe Loss Show, BBC Light, London, England (1:00-1:50 pm)
Friday lunchtime programme broadcast live from the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London. Loss was the Joe Loss Orchestra Leader and the Deejay was Tony Hall. Guest: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. 

Fri 24/06/66   
TV Performance: Ready Steady Go, Rediffusion Television, London, England (6:08-6:35 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Hideaway; Tom Jones: Not Responsible; The Kinks: Sunny Afternoon and Dandy; Dave Berry: Mama; Norma Tanega: Walking My Cat Named Dog (Host: Cathy McGowan)

Fri 24/06/66   
College Of Education, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sat 25/06/66   
Record Mirror: “Wow! Dave Dee & Co. can be very catty” (Richard Green)

All this group vs. group business that seems to be the vogue nowadays seems to be getting rather out of hand, but just for the sake of controversy we’re giving Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich their chance to incur the wrath of their fellow artistes.
We didn’t mean the feature to turn out like that, but Dozy started it off when he said: “Who’s there to slam?”
Mick needed no more encouragement. He sat up from his crouching position on the floor and demanded: “Did you see the Walker Brothers on the Palladium? There wasn’t a touch of professionalism about them. They just didn’t do anything. The only bit of personality was when Gary got on that thing that went round at the end and sat on it like a horse. Scott singing ‘Summertime’ was great, I don’t mean they can’t sing or anything, but they were hopeless on the show. The technicians couldn’t get a proper sound from Johnny B. Great. You couldn’t appreciate him.”
[...] after a couple of minutes, Mick said: “What about Crispian St. Peters? He copies Dave Berry if anyone does.” [...]
“We met him a few weeks ago and were talking to him,” Beaky said, returning to the subject of Crispian. “Then we saw him at a concert and he didn’t want to know us.
Who does he think he is? He’s the right one to talk about people now having an act, he hasn’t got one himself.”
High chieftain Dave Dee, who had settled himself nicely on the floor wedged between an easy chair and a desk, decided to air his views. “He’s right about the Beatles, though. We used to think of them as something special, but when we saw them we were disappointed. They’re just four ordinary blokes who play and sing. They don’t do anything on stage.”
Now that it was the turn of the Beatles to come under the hammer, Tich joined in with: “They said they want to expand with their music all the time, well they won’t do it by bringing jazz musicians on their record will they. When they do that, it isn’t the Beatles any more. If they’ve reached their limit, they should pack it in. This new one of theirs is terrible. It’s just any old group.” [...] 

Sat 25/06/66   
Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (two venues on this Saturday)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sat 25/06/66   
Plaza Ballroom, King’s Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (two venues on this Saturday)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sun 26/06/66    
Radio London Album Of The Week: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

All tracks from the “Album Of The Week” are played at various times during the whole week

Sun 26/06/66    
Radio London: Kenny Everett Show (6:00-7:00 pm)
Willy Walker replaces Kenny Everett that day and plays a track from the Album of the Week just before the weather forecast at 7 pm: “We’ve Got A Good Thing Goin’” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Sun 26/06/66   
The Tavern, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 

Mon 27/06/66    
Radio London: Kenny Everett Show (6:00-7:00 pm)
Willy Walker replacing Kenny Everett (on shore for a few days) plays the Album of the Week just before the weather forecast at 7 pm: “Something I Gotta Tell You” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, “Mitch” & Tich (tomorrow will be warm with a high of 22° Centigrade, 72° Fahrenheit)


Mon 27/06/66   
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, Wales
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Tue 28/06/66   
Radio London: Kenny Everett Show (6:00-7:00 pm)
Willy Walker’s choice track from the Album of the Week today is: “Hard To Love You” by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (between an advert for “Eveready Batteries” and a competition to win a Lotus Elan)

Wed 29/06/66   
Radio Show: Parade Of The Pops, BBC Light, London, England (12:31-1:30 pm)
Live lunchtime pop music show featuring Bob Miller and the Millermen, Vince Hill, Dougie Arthur, Tony Crane and other vocalists with guest stars. Introduced by Denny Piercy. Producer: Ian Scott. With Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. 

Thu 30/06/66   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Presented by Alan Freeman with The Beatles (Paperback Writer #1) • The Kinks (Sunny Afternoon #3) • Gene Pitney (Nobody Needs Your Love #4) • The Hollies (Bus Stop #7) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (Hideaway #10 [Promo Video]) • Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames (Get Away #11) • Roy Orbison (Lana #17) • Chris Farlowe (Out Of Time – New Release) • Dusty Springfield (Going Back – New Release)

Thu 30/06/66   
Palais de Danse, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich




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