May 1967

MAY 1967


April-May 67   
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Television & Radio Promotion Tour of the USA:

Thu 27/04/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado, USA
Fri 28/04/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Houston and Dallas, Texas, USA
Sat 29/04/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sun 30/04/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Mon 1/05/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tue 2/05/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Wed 3/05/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Thu 4/05/67 ?    Dave Dee & Co. Tour: New York City, New York, USA

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich visited all these cities through their American Promotion Tour, but it proves very difficult to pinpoint exactly on what day they were in each place, and when precisely their various filmed performances were broadcast on television.


May 1967   
(USA) Teen Pinups: DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK AND TICH – whose secret love is playing practical jokes, are known for their music and their wild antics on stage. Their act combines all the various elements of vocals, instrumentals, slapstick comedy, gags, acrobatics, and just about anything else that strikes the group at the time. 6-footer Dave Dee was born Dec. 17, 1943. He weighs in at 166 lbs. Dozy, who is one inch shorter than Dave, weighs 147 lbs. and arrived in this world on Nov. 27th, 1944. Beaky is Dozy’s height, but weighs seven pounds less. He entered the world on July 10, 1944. Mick was born on March 4, 1944 and is an even 6′ tall. Tich, who is 5’8″ tall and weighs 140 lbs., was born on May 15, 1944. Write to them at Fontana Records, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago 1, Ill.

Mon 1/05/67    
(Germany) Bravo/OK n°19 :

Back Cover Photo – Dave Dee & Co. (Far-East Tour and new single)
The picture was taken under the stairs of the “Ready, Steady, Go” studio, in Wembley, London. The same set was used for some famous French EPs (and one LP) by the Kinks.


Rund um die Welt – beaten sich Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. Ihre Reise führt nach Neuseeland, Australien, Japan und Hongkong. Wir trösten uns mit ihrem Hit “Touch me, touch me”. (This caption was wrong as the group did not take part in the Far-East leg of the Tour)

Mon 1/05/67 ?   
TV Performance: Swingin’ Time, CKLW-TV, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Syndicated daily afternoon teenage dance show hosted by Robin Seymour (4:30-5:30 pm)

Tue 2/05/67 ?   
TV Performance: Upbeat, WEWS-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Syndicated musical variety show hosted by Don Webster, and produced in Cleveland at WEWS-TV since August 1964 (in colour in August 67)

Tue 2/05/67 ?   
TV Performance: Jack Elias, WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Jack Elias was a producer/director (“Come Alive!”) on WIIC-TV, channel 11

Wed 3/05/67   
Jazz’n’Beat Ball, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
The Kinks replace originally booked Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich at a few weeks notice

Wed 3/05/67 ?   
TV Performance: Bill Miller Show, WDCA-TV, Washington, Washington DC, USA
“Wing Ding” show hosted by Bill Miller from April 3, 67 through September 15, 67 (on weekdays)

Wed 3/05/67 ?   
TV Performance: Kirby Scott Show, WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Teen-oriented bandstand show hosted by Scott since February 1967 on WBAL-TV, channel 11

Thu 4/05/67   
TV & Radio Performance: New York City, New York, USA

(USA) Go n°60 (19 May 1967): The sensational British recording group of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich climaxed a nation-wide tour with New York appearances.
A polished 3½-minute film of the boys performing a dance-inspired song, “Bend It”, resulted in the recording becoming a top-seller.
Mercury is preparing a special dance instruction sheet, and Fontana is rushing out an album.
It’s quite a gas, and could well take over as the latest dance craze.

Sat 6/05/67   
NME n°1060 page 9: Officially Confirmed – Walkers Split Up for Solo Careers [Walker Brothers]
It was officially announced on Wednesday that the team has now broken up. […] Philips will issue the group’s “Walking In The Rain” single next Friday (12th), but the Walkers will not promote it on radio or TV.
(Coincidentally, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich’s last “Beat” single is issued the same day, bringing an end to that period that had started in February 1965 for both groups)

Sat 6/05/67   
Record Mirror n°321: The Herd Picture
Stardom for the Herd is, I submit, not very far away. They kicked off their disc career with “I Can Fly”, on Fontana, and the Londoners had an awful lot going for them on this release. It was written by me old mates Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, who have written most of the hits for Dave Dee etc. And it was recorded by Steve Rowland, who also handles the Dave Dee sessions. I think it’s a first-class song, handled suitably first-class fashion. And the group itself has established a big name at the Marquee club in London, which is quite a breeding ground. Formed only last summer, they line up as drummer Andrew Steele (24); Peter Frampton (16) on guitar; Gary Taylor (19), bass; Andy Brown (20) organ. They all sing individually and together and also double on each other’s instruments. They play: blues, jazz, comedy, Tamla and originals. But mostly it’s just plained darned old entertainment.

Sun 7/05/67   
NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England
5th Annual New Musical Express Concert, compered by disc jockeys Jimmy Savile and Simon Dee
Geno Washington & His Ram Jam Band, The Spencer Davis Group, The Move, Cat Stevens, The Troggs, Cliff Richard – end of 1st half
The Cream, Lulu, The Alan Price Set, Stevie Winwood, Dusty Springfield, The Beach Boys, The Small Faces
(+ Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The Dubliners, Georgie Fame, Paul Jones, The Tremeloes)
For the first time since 1963, the show was not covered by ABC Television for the ITV Network. The new line-up of The Spencer Davis Group made its live debut (with Stevie Winwood playing on his own) and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich appeared to be Headliners.


Mon 8/05/67    
(Germany) musik parade n°10 Page26-28: Starportrait von Mick

A stubborn dog is Mick! Silent, stiff and typically English… The quietest among the talkers. The lamest among the mobiles. The most British among the Brits. Quite the opposite of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky and Tich. But a keen observer. A secret connoisseur. A gentleman from top to toe… Mick’s philosophy of life: “When other people have something to talk about, I have something to think about…” And also: “A slow ball (see pic) hits the target just as easily…” With this motto, the drummer of the Unpronouncable is not obnoxious in the least. Absolutely not. After all, as a musician, he has won millions of fans for himself. Mick knows exactly at what moment the drum needs to be hit! And in his private life too, he can not complain about friendship. Mick just feels when it is right to give away his heart ! But don’t be afraid, dear musik parade-girls: the sympathetic Englishman is still free ! “The right woman for life didn’t yet come my way !” says the 22-years-old boy. “Besides, I’m much too young to get married. From 1975, perhaps. Then I’ll begin to search. But for the time being, only one thing matters to me: music… And my bride is called: Beat !”


Thu 11/05/67    
News: The United Kingdom (plus Denmark, Ireland and Norway) submitted a new application to join the European Economic Community (EEC). The EEC had been created in 1960 by France, Germany and Italy with Luxemburg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Throughout the 60s, Général De Gaulle vetoed its enlargement to the UK.

Fri 12/05/67   
Single release: Okay / He’s A Raver – Fontana TF 830 (267.719) [Recorded on 4/04/67]

Second exotic journey, this time to Russia. This would also reach Number One in Bravo’s musicbox.
Record Mirror n°322 (13 May 1967): TOP FIFTY TIP
There’s a Russian approach to this which I found remotely tedious at the beginning, but honestly, it’s a real grower on you. The scene builds well, into some jerky lyrics by the Howard Blaikley team. I don’t say it’s their strongest.., but I do say it’ll be around longer than most pop records. Unusual, as ever. Flip: as suggested in the title, it raves along most pugnaciously.

Sat 13/05/67   
NME n°1061 page 6: Top Singles Reviewed

Dave Dee tailor-made for the charts – *”Okay !”/”He’s A Raver” (Fontana).
Another crispy-titled offering from the Howard-Blaikley team, as catchy as anything they’ve yet written. Try to imagine Dave Dee’s “Hold Tight,” only – instead of the Grecian Zorba-dance influence – with a Russian Cossack-dance flavour !
Plenty of gimmicks, too – including a foot-stamping double beat at the end of each phrase and shouts of “hey, hey.” Balalaika and accordion add colour, the czardas rhythm is    zestful, and Dave sings with gusto supported by falsetto harmonies. Tailor-made for the charts, it should be a big one.
Flip: As the title implies, this one’s pretty wild – and it receives a suitable hectic treatment. Only an average track, though, because of the lack of substance in the melody.

Sat 13/05/67    
Jackie n°175: Get In Touch With Tich !

What I Find Desirable In A Girl – by Tich
“I don’t think there’s anything which immediately attracts me to a girl apart from personality. I hate girls with loud mouths. I like a girl who can hold a conversation on most subjects – especially the things I’m interested in, like music and films.
“She’d have to enjoy going to shows and dining and dancing, because I like doing that.
“The most important thing is for a girl to be able to fit in with my moods. She doesn’t have to be beautiful.
“I don’t like to think girls go out with me just because of money or because I’m in the group. In Germany when you take a girl out, she will probably pay for herself or even for you sometimes. It’s funny, isn’t it? An English girl wouldn’t dream of paying for you or even for herself for that matter!
“I find Swedish girls attractive – they’re blonde and very beautiful – most of them speak good English, too.
“If I was going to get married, my wife would have to be fond of children.”
“How do you imagine your wife would look?” I said.
“Not too big, about 36-24-36, with nice legs. I wouldn’t like her to be taller than I am – well, not by much, anyway.”
Is there such a girl? If you think you fit the description above, get in Tich with touch – I mean in touch with Tich. You never know.

Pop Gossip with Pete Lennon (Pass mouse over the picture to discover Tich)
That’s one of the success secrets of the Dave Dee group. They are written by a feller named Howard Blaikley, who is actually two fellers – Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley. Says Ken, “If a song doesn’t come quick, we scrap it.” Says Alan, “Our rule is – we mustn’t sweat. One bead of perspiration is the signal to scrap the idea we’re working on and to try to dream up another. We find we get the best results that way.”
Examples: “Hideway” and “Hold Tight” were written on the day that Dave Dee and the boys were due to record them. So was “Touch Me, Touch Me.” It took Ken and Alan just 20 minutes!

Mon 15/05/67    
(Germany) Bravo/OK n°21 pages 86-87: A Big Operation for Tich

Tich ist lying on a bank and gets lengthened inch by inch by his group mates dressed as surgeons.
This is the Bravo version of the article printed in Rave No39 in April 1967.

See Clippings Page

Page 61: Bravo readers are Bravo reporters
Teenagers in East Germany (here called the Soviet-Zone) are ready to pay 10 Eastern Deutsch Marks for a picture of Dave Dee & Co. Magazines from the western world are forbidden there, and the 4-page picture of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich as “Stars of the Month” in March could be sold for 10 Eastern DM, when the magazine itself cost only 1 DM in West Germany (then worth about 1,75 East Marks).

Tue 16/05/67   
BBC Radio Session: Saturday Club [Broadcast on 20/05/67]
He’s A Raver / Okay / (You’ve Been A) Bad Girl / Hold Tight (Live Performance)

Top Of The Pops Introduction :
Apparently, Dave Dee’s been doing a bit of songwriting. This is one of his numbers now, joined by Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, he says : “You’ve Been A Bad Girl”

Wed 17/05/67   
K52 Club, Kaiserstraße, Frankfurt-am-Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Jam session featuring Dave Dee (rhythm), Noel Redding (guitar), Jimi Hendrix (bass), John ‘Beaky’ Dymond (drums) and Sandie Shaw

Dave Dee recalled:
“…Jimi and Noel Redding, Beaky and me went out looning in Frankfurt in the evening at the K 52 …but he [Jimi] refused to play lead guitar, so Noel Redding played lead guitar and Jimi played bass… He said “I fancy a jam, but I don’t wanna play guitar”. …Beaky who was our rhythm guitar played drums… I don’t remember her [Sandie Shaw] doing anything to be quite honest…” Asked what they jammed on, Dee replied: “All the old rock and roll stuff, bit of blues, “Whole Lot Of Shaking”…”

(The Jimi Hendrix Experience stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt)

Thu 18/05/67   
HR TV Film: Beat! Beat! Beat!, Stadthalle, Offenbach, Hessen, Deutschland
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich rehearse their contribution to a forthcoming live performance with The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Sandie Shaw (Eurovision Song Contest Winner)
Watch Your Step / Touch Me, Touch Me / Bend It / Save Me [Broadcast: 29/05/67]

Sat 20/05/67    
Melody Maker: The Raver’s Weekly Tonic
Dave Dee produced Lynn Holland’s “One Man In My Life” after being knocked out by her at the Savoy Hotel.

NME n°1062 page 5: Full-page ad for Okay – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sat 20/05/67    
(USA) Billboard May 20, 1967 page 37: Advertisement
Smash/Fontana Spells It Out – Summer Sell*Ebrities
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Greatest Hits
Fontana MGS 27567/SRS 67567
Plus Roger Miller, James Brown, Gloria Lynne, Nana Mouskouri, The Reg Guest Syndicate Albums – Smash/Fontana Puts The Sell Into Summer!

Page 54: Coca-Cola EP Spurts in Oslo
Oslo – An EP record, produced by Coca-Cola International, Norway, and sold through supermarkets and grocery stores at a third of the normal retail price, racked up 114,000 sales here this week.
The EP featured four versions of the song “Things Go Better With Coke” sung by the Everly Brothers, Petula Clark, the Supremes and Ray Charles. Buyers of the disk were asked to vote for their favorite version – and the Everly Brothers’ treatment won the poll.
Tore Kr. Bu, sales manager of Coca-Cola International, Norway, presented an award to Arne Bendiksen, licensee of Warner-Reprise in Norway, for the Everly Brothers’ victory. Bendiksen then presented the award to W-R International Sales Manager Phil Rose during his visit to Oslo.
Sales of the record were strongly stimulated by extensive newspaper advertising.

Sat 20/05/67    
(USA) KRLA BEAT Volume 3, Number 5
Page 7: Making The News
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich are on what could develop into a world tour for them. Dave Dee & Co. stepped in for the Hollies who dropped out of the second leg of a world tour due to their drummer’ illness. After New Zealand and Paris engagements, they’re off to the Far-East for live appearances and concerts. “Following this,” says leader Dave Dee, “we want to come to the U.S. The way things look now, it won’t be long at all.”

Sat 20/05/67   
Radio Show: Saturday Club, BBC Light, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
He’s A Raver / Okay / (You’ve Been A) Bad Girl / Hold Tight (Live Performance) [Rec. 16/05/67]
Presented by Brian Matthew with Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers, Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, Acker Bilk & his Paramount Jazz Band, Barbara Ruskin, Ronnie Jones with the Johnny Watson Concept, The Bunch

“(You’ve Been A) Bad Girl” is the only known performance of this David Herman number.

Sat 20/05/67   
BBC Light: Chris Denning Show – Where It’s At (4:00-6:00 pm)
Preview of the Beatles’ new album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by Kenny Everett, who had left Radio London in March. Big L had got an exclusive premiere one week before, on 12 May.
Kenny Everett played the first side at the beginning of this show, and the second side at the end. In between, Chris Denning went on with the discs of the day as usual, including the latest by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Twitch: “Okay”.

Sat 20/05/67   
TV Performance: Beat-Club 20, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland (Lip-Sync)
Hosted by Uschi Nerke & Dave Lee Travis (4:20-4:55 pm)
The Equals: Hold Me Closer; Cream: Strange Brew; The Small Faces: I Can’t Make It; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Touch Me, Touch Me, Loos Of England; The Bee Gees: New York Mining Disaster 1941; The Who: Pictures of Lily; The Kinks: Mr. Pleasant; Julie Felix: I Can’t Touch The Sun; Whistling Jack Smith: I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman

Wed 24/05/67   
BBC Radio Session: Easy Beat [Broadcast on 28/05/67]
Here’s A Heart (Live Performance) [with The Cream: Strange Brew]

Top Of The Pops Introduction :
And this is a strange brew too, at least for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich. They’re in a very different groove from usual with a song called “Here’s A Heart”

Thu 25/05/67   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Okay – New Release Spot) • Procol Harum (A Whiter Shade Of Pale #15) • Dusty Springfield (Give Me Time – New Release) • The Supremes (The Happening #12) • The Tremeloes (Silence Is Golden #1)


Top Of Of The Pops Orchestra directed by Johnny Pearson, produced by Johnnie Stewart

Fri 26/05/67   
Album release: The Beatles – “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” LP (Parlophone 7027)
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends / Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Getting Better / Fixing A Hole / She’s Leaving Home / Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite // Within You, Without You / When I’m Sixty Four / Lovely Rita / Good Morning, Good Morning / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) / A Day In The Life

The album that had the biggest influence on the whole Sixties Music Scene. Every group tried to make its own Masterpiece after that, including Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich with “If No-One Sang” released exactly one year later. Let us play a little comparison game:


Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band If No-One Sang Introduction segues into following track 
With A Little Help From My Friends Where From Where To Ringo solo vocal vs. Dozy solo vocal
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Tide Is Turning Boat on a River vs. ‘I Sail A River’ 
Getting Better Breakout Cruel young man vs. Afraid little girl 
Fixing A Hole I’ve Got A Feeling Wandering mind vs. Explosion in my brain 
She’s Leaving Home In a Matter of a Moment You will look and find her gone… 
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite Look At Me The Circus vs. The Red-Nosed Clown
Within You, Without You Zabadak Indian Music vs. Afro-Cuban Music 
Within You, Without You Where From Where To Both ponder “The Meaning Of Life”
When I’m Sixty Four Mrs Thursday Vaudeville Oldie vs. Oldie Novelty
Lovely Rita If I Were A Carpenter If you were a Meter Maid/If you were a Lady
Good Morning, Good Morning Mama Mama Two Rock’n’Roll songs despise “the Wife” 
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band If No-One Sang Reprise of the Introduction
A Day In The Life Time To Take Off Finale: Ride on a Bus vs. Ride on a Plane

In all cases, this is the point where Beat turned into Art (not art – Art: Nik Cohn). The loss of Innocence. A Paradise Lost…

Fri 26/05/67   
Spring Holiday Rave, Hotel Metropole, Brighton, Sussex, England (6 Hour Non-Stop Show)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The Herd, The Kult, The Creation, The Springbeats and The Beat Girls

Sat 27/05/67    
NME n°1063: The Move

SMALL FACES met the MOVE in Copenhagen last weekend, where they and the Jimi Hendrix Experience were making appearances in Scandinavia’s swinging beat city. Forty-two hotels had to be approached before the Move found rooms, due to their “Smash ‘em up” reputation!

Sat 27/05/67    
Record Mirror n°324 page 5: The Drawbacks to Dave Dee’s American Trip

It was the hottest day of the year in London – yet DOZY looked elegantly cool, fresh from a tour of several countries, he felt “the climates mess you a bit.” In Australia he’d suffered from the heat, in America he’d caught a cold. In fact, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich all felt that transatlantic tours had their drawbacks. “We found it difficult to get used to the time change. In Australia we found we were walking about when we should have been in bed and began to get tired when we should have been getting up. It’s said that it takes eight days for your system to adjust to the changes, but we weren’t in any one place long enough. We spent April 28th TWICE! Once in Australia and once travelling to the States in a plane.
“As far as food is concerned, when we travel abroad We play safe. We stick to steak. There are only so many ways you can prepare a steak, so we’ve been eating steak throughout the tour. When we arrived back in England we were sick of the sight of it.
“We only appeared on television and radio when we were in the States – we covered 14 cities in five and a half days, from Los Angeles to New York. We spent half our lives on aeroplanes during the whole five weeks. Our life on tour consisted of planes, hotels, taxis and theatres.”
Dave looked exceedingly smart in a floppy white cravat, corduroy jacket and lime green pants. Clothes have had their part to play in the Dave Dee success story, so I asked about them.
“A lot of the clothes that I’ve had I’ve got fed up with and cast away. At the moment we each have about six or seven different stage outfits. When I give clothes away I usually send them to the fan club. They either cut them to pieces and send them to fans around the world, or hold competitions for them. I send a lot of the clothes to Germany, too.
I must admit that our clothes made an impact in America. Wherever we went people would swing around to stare. We did a lot of colour TV’s there and the clothes went down well – in fact, we’re at our best on colour TV.
“We design all our own clothes and have two tailors who make them up. We’ll be designing a special set for Germany because we’ve been chosen to appear on Germany’s first colour TV broadcast.”
Short though it may have been, their American trip has been worthwhile for the group. Said Dozy: “The Los Angeles radio station KRLA is now going to plug all our records – and we’ll be getting more airplay in lots of States. We’ve had Top 5 records in different States all around America and “Bend It” is now No. 1 in Denver – and it’s been on release for seven months!
“In America they have machines for everything – and it’s true that everything is much bigger – even the straws you drink coke out of are far bigger than the ones here!”
Germany has voted Dave Dee & Co. “World’s Top Group” and they’ve had six No. 1 hits in a row there.
Says Dave: “In the next five weeks we’ll be making four trips over there. Although we’re so big in Germany, we can still walk around the streets without being mobbed. People will just come up for autographs and then leave us alone. The mobbing comes when we’re trying to leave halls. In one place we had to have two cops guarding our hotel all night – but the fans were still crawling across the roof and the balconies.”
A truly International group, the boys retain the same image throughout the world. “Yes, wherever we go the image remains the same – a colourful, easy going, slightly sexy sort o[ thing.”
Have the boys any film plans? “No – but we’d like to appear in films if we had a decent part. But you have to be so careful. Your first film could well be your last if you have the wrong sort of part.”

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH seen in a casual mood, with Mick in full Cossack regalia. Which in case you don’t know ties up with their latest Russian-flavoured hit “O.K.”

Sun 28/05/67   
Radio Show: Easy Beat, BBC Light, London, England (10:30-11:30 am)
Here’s A Heart (Live Performance) [Recorded on 24/05/67]
Presented by Keith Fordyce

Sun 28/05/67   
TV Performance: Upbeat, WNYS-TV, Syracuse, New York, USA
Hold Tight / Bend It (Live Performance) [Recorded on 2/05/67 ?]
Syndicated 1-hour bandstand show hosted by Don Webster, and produced in Cleveland at WEWS-TV.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich’s performance was taped in Cleveland around May 2nd, and shown locally at various later dates (Upbeat can be seen in over 35 cities, the latest 1967 markets including Syracuse, Buffalo, Washington, Denver, Hartford and Wilmington).
(Thanks to “So Many Records, So Little Time” http://www.somanyrecordssolittletime.com/ )

Mon 29/05/67   
(USA) Billboard June 3, 1967 page 62: Radio Luxembourg, Philips Fest Tie
Paris – Philips, in conjunction with Radio Luxembourg, is promoting an International Pop Festival at the Palais des Sports, Tuesday (1), with two concerts featuring artists under contract to Philips and associated companies.
Artists appearing include the Who, the V.I.P’s, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Ronnie Bird and Baschung. Radio Luxembourg deejay Rosko will emcee the two concerts.
The Festival will be filmed for later showing by the Television service of the O.R.T.F. and broadcast live by Radio Luxembourg. Philips will also record sections of the Festival for release in album form.
[The concert took place on Thursday 1st of June, without The Who]

Mon 29/05/67    
Radio Show: Vince Hill Show, BBC Light, London, England (10:31 am)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich on a special Bank Holiday show

Mon 29/05/67   
TV Performance: Beat! Beat! Beat! 43, Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt-am-Main, Deutschland
Host: Charlie Hickman (Live with audience) (8:15-9:00 pm)
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound: I See The Light, Day Time Night Time; Ernestine Anderson: Moanin’; The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Stone Free, Hey Joe, Purple Haze; Cherry Wainer & Don Storer: Canadian Sunset; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Watch Your Step, Touch Me Touch Me; Sandie Shaw: Tell The Boys, Had A Dream Last Night, Puppet On A String; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Bend It, Save Me.

[American Forces Headquarter, Golden Room, Terrace Club, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany]

June 1967 ?   
(USA) Teen Life: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Whew) Their First America Tour in Pix!

It was the first trip to the U.S. for DDDBM&T, and what a trip it was! They spent eight days visiting eleven cities and appearing on ten TV shows. America was much dug by the boys of “Bend It” fame, and the feeling was mutual. They were asked a few million questions by reporters, but most-asked was “Okay, what are your real names?” Dave Dee is really David Herman, Dozy is Trevor Davies, John Dymon is Beaky (because of his beak) , Michael Wilson and Ian Amey is Tich. When not on the road, all the boys live with their respective parents in Salisbury, England.








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