October 1967






October 1967   
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich at the 4th Festival of the Roses in Rome:
Salone dei Cavalieri, Hilton Hotel, Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Roma, Italia
24 songs are presented over three days (8 songs per day), each one defended by three performers.
The best 3 songs of the evening are chosen to attend the final round. There are more than 35 juries, located in various cities all over Italy. The show was filmed, but transmission on television was cancelled at the last moment.

Tue 3/10/67    Festival delle Rose
Wed 4/10/67    Festival delle Rose : Dave Dee e il suo complesso & The Sorrows
Thu 5/10/67    Festival delle Rose

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Cabaret Dates:

8-13 Oct. 67    Social Club, Greaseborough, Yorkshire (doubling with) Social Club, Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire

October 1967   
Italian single release: Zabadak (Italian version) / Follemente Vivo (Save Me) – Fontana 267.769

The only Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich in a foreign language. Italian lyrics by Tommaso Biggiero.


See Lyrics Page for the Italian version of Zabadak

October 67    
(USA) Teen Set: Music Maker Profiles

Dave Dee & Company
“Bend It” (Fontana)
Carol Gold has related to Teen-Set readers tales of newcomers to British pop being shocked by the group name Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. Dave Dee explains the logical reasoning behind the mind-toggling title: “We were known as Dave Dee and the Bostons, but people told us that it was old fashioned. We finally decided to go along with our manager’s idea of using nicknames that fit our personalities. Except for the “Dee” along with Dave, each name has a meaning. (“Dozy,” because he never knows where he is or what’s going on; “Beaky,” because he has a funny nose; Mick, because they couldn’t think of anything mean enough for him; and “Tich,” because he is the smallest. A “tich” in England is a tot.)
During the group’s recent American tour, which took them to eleven cities in eight days, Dave and his friends discovered that America is “bigger than anything I’ve ever seen. People, cars, everything!”
Individually and candidly, as described by their road manager Jay Vickers, the group members are:
Dave Dee: “very down to earth … enjoys being at home … enjoys work … can be rather obstinate at times … remembers things about people … doesn’t like to miss a meal …”
Dozy: “manages to close his mind much of the time to hard work … very, very nice character … lovable … when we landed in Honolulu he said he was disappointed because he thought we were going to Hawaii …”
Beaky: “a home lover … rather petulent at times … no particular vices … very good sense of humor … he and Dave establish quite a rapport between themselves when doing live shows …”
Mick: “very nice … wants everything to be exact …very meticulous … groovy drummer … loves to spend time at home …”
Tich: “by far the most trouble-some of the lot … the most colorful dresser of the group … tends to take an interest in countries he goes to…would make a good spy …”

Mon 2/10/67   
(USA) Billboard October 7, 1967 page 64: Fest of Roses to Bloom with Global Showcase of 152 Artists
Rome – An international touch to this year’s Festival of Roses, Tuesday-Thursday (3-5) is being given by the participation of American, British, French, Japanese and Canadian artists. […]
Julie Rogers (Philips), Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (Philips), David and Jonathan (EMI), the Sorrows (Pye-RCA-Italiana) and Mike Liddel (Parade) represent U.K. […]
British “Zabadak,” published by Lynn Music of London and sub-published by Alfiere of Milan, will be performed by the Sorrows (Pye-RCA-Italiana), Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (Philips) and the French ballet of Nanette Maya. […]

Page 66: International News Reports
London – Independent producer Steve Rowland has acquired Camp label from Campbell Connelly for the release of material from his Double-R production outfit.

Tue 3/10/67   
Festival delle Rose, Salone dei Cavalieri, Hilton Hotel, Roma, Italia (9:30 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich do not perform tonight.
Some participants: Rocky Roberts, Giorgio Gaber, Pino Donaggio, Lucio Dalla, Hervé Vilard

1° “Il Cielo” – Nino Cabano, Tony Benn e i Big T, Lucio Dalla
2° “Per conquistare te” – Rocky Roberts, Anna Marchetti, I Crazy Boys
3° “Il Re della speranza” – Armando Savini, Leo Sardo, Paolo Bracci

Wed 4/10/67   
Festival delle Rose, Salone dei Cavalieri, Hilton Hotel, Roma, Italia (9:30 pm)
“Zabadak” (in Italian) was the sixth song of the evening, performed successively by:
The Sorrows, “Dave Dee e il suo complesso” (Dave Dee and his group) and the Balletto Olympia
(The Sorrows’ version was also released in Italy on Pye 45NP 5137)
Other participants: Louiselle, David & Jonathan, Los Marcellos Ferial, I Nuovi Angeli

1° “Vivere per vivere” – Memo Remigi, Dori Ghezzi, Santo & Johnny
2° “Io potrei” – Orietta Berti, Philippe Olivier, Tromba solista e orchestra
3° “Al Bar del Corso” – Giorgio Gaber, Anna Identici, The Hippies

Thu 5/10/67   
Travel from Rome to London
Dave Dee & Co must have left Rome today, to honour their invitation in “Top Of The Pops” tonight, without waiting for the outcome of the Festival Contest

Thu 5/10/67   
Festival delle Rose, Salone dei Cavalieri, Hilton Hotel, Roma, Italia (9:30 pm)
Some participants: Rocky Roberts, Les Surfs, The Showmen, Herbert Pagani, Julie Rogers

1° “L’oro del mondo” – Andrea Giordana, Nora Orlandi e orchestra, Al Bano
2° “Vivere per vivere” – Memo Remigi, Dori Ghezzi, Santo & Johnny
3° “Il Pieno” – Lara Saint Paul, I Folk Studio Singers, I Romans

Thu 5/10/67   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Introduced by Alan Freeman with Engelbert Humperdinck (The Last Waltz #1) • Traffic (Hole In My Show #3) • The Bee Gees (Massachusetts #6) • Frankie Vaughan (There Must Be A Way #8) • The Seekers (When Will the Good Apples Fall #17) • The Herd (From The Underworld #18) • Ola & The Janglers (I Can Wait – New Release) • The Barron Knights (Here Come The Bees – New Release) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Zabadak – New Release Spot)
(And here’s a shocker: although the early shows were live, the acts actually MIMED to their songs!)

Sat 7/10/67   
NME n°1082 page 8: Top Singles Reviewed

Another big hit for Dave Dee – *”Zabadak”/”The Sun Goes Down” (Fontana).
You’ve got to hand it to the Dave Dee group – they certainly know what the word “commercial” means! This latest epic is another beautifully produced disc-loaded with appeal, and yet completely different from anything they have previously waxed.
The basic influences are a blend between Afro-Cuban and Peruvian Incan. Add to this a catchy and continually – repeated chorus, some very attractive counter-harmonies, a pulsating beat with throbbing conga drums, and a lush string section in the background – plus a haunting nine that nags at the brain – and you’ve got a Hit. With a capital ‘H’!
Flip: A heavy thump beat, with    raucous twangs and strange Amazonian chanting make this another unusual track. Strong enough for an ‘A’ side in its own right.

A very good review, and later “Zabadak” would be qualified as African, Arabic, etc. World Music in 1967 ! But the stereo LP version also adds wild animal noises from the jungle of Malaya.

Sat 7/10/67   
TV Performance: Dee Time, BBC Television, London, England (6:35 pm)
Host: Simon Dee, with Harry Secombe, Myrna Rose, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
(Saturday evening chat and entertainment BBC-1 series presented by D.J. Simon Dee)

Sun 8/10/67   
Radio Show: Happening Sunday, BBC Radio One, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
Presented by Ed Stewart with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sun 8/10/67   
Saville Theatre, Holborn, London, England
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Herd and Eire Apparent
The Herd’s repertoire included a fast version of “Que Sera, Sera” and a medley of American Black Gospel standards.

Social Club, Greaseborough, Yorkshire doubling with Social Club, Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Fri 13/10/67   
Album release: “Golden Hits Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” LP – Fontana (S)TL 5441
Hold Tight / Marina / Hideaway / You Make It Move / Save Me / He’s A Raver //
Bend It / All I Want / Touch Me, Touch Me / She’s So Good / I Can’t Stop / Okay

Nothing new, but a collection of all their hits with a few tracks unavailable on album before.

A Group “Come on lads. Two minutes.”
Struggle. Heartbreak. “Anyone see a green cuff-link?”
The Big Break. “Your collar’s up.”
Gold. “Don’t forget the move forward after the
Travel… dressing rooms… Bolton… Houston… instrumental break…..”
Sydney… Elsinore… Hamburg… Killarney… Rome… Oslo… Auckland… Bridlington…

Record Mirror n°347 (4 Nov. 1967): * * * *
Always big sellers, this group have here a collection of their best singles. Some fabulously commercial songs from the pens of their astute managers Ken Howard and Alan Blakely – you’ve all heard these before so there’s no need to describe the sounds. But if you’ve worn out your singles – try this little lot.

Sat 14/10/67   
Record Mirror n°344: Dave Dee – producer!
Dave Dee is to produce records independently for Double R Productions and the discs will be released on the Camp label. The first group to be produced by Dave will be Sons And Lovers.
New artistes with Double R Productions include Amory Kane and Terry Durham.

Sons & Lovers: Matters / Peaceful Is The River (Camp 602 002) 10/67
Amory Kane released two albums in the UK: Memories Of Time Unwound (MCA MUPS 348, 1/69) produced by Steve Rowland [including “Mama Mama”] and Just To Be There (CBS 63849, 3/70). Terry Durham released one LP: The Crystal Telephone (Deram SML 1042, 7/69).

Sat 14/10/67   
NME n°1083: Dave Dee – No Panto
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich have withdrawn from the pantomime “Babes In The Wood,” in which they were to have starred at Southampton Gaumont this Christmas. The NME understands that the group was dissatisfied with the financial terms which were offered.
Dave Dee has ben signed as an independent record producer for the Camp label – the outlet of the new Double-R recording company, headed by Steve Rowland and Ty Hardin.

Page 13: Chart Return For New Style Troggs – “Love Is All Around”/”When Will The Rain Come” (Page One)
FLIP: Tempo speeds for this pulstaing mid-tempo item, with ethereal chanting supporting the lead vocal. It’s virtually a Peruvian trend – shades of “Zabadak” !

Sat 14/10/67    
TV Show: Beat-Club 25, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland (Lip-Sync)
Hosted by Uschi Nerke and Dave Lee Travis (4:45-5:15 pm)
Guests included The Family Dogg: Pattern People and The Herd: From The Underworld

Sat 14/10/67   
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Sun 15/10/67   
Wien, Österreich [Vienna, Austria]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Mon 16/10/67    
(Germany) Bravo n°43 pages 10-13: Die Hobbys von Dave Dee & Co
Jump to the Clippings Page: Die Hobbys von Dave Dee & Co

Mon 16/10/67   
Cardiff, Wales
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Disc & Music Echo (October 1967): Dave Dee talks to Bob Farmer
[...] “They call us the most hard-worked group in the business. For example, last Saturday we were at Leeds, Sunday in Vienna and Monday at Cardiff.”
But why the hard work? Most groups, given Dave Dee’s status, would ease up on appearances, cut down dates. “A top pop group has a high running expense – it costs us £1,000 a week to tick over – and if we stopped work for two weeks, our system would collapse.” [...]

Thu 19/10/67   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)Introduced by Jimmy Savile and Tony Blackburn with The Bee Gees (Massachusetts #1) • Traffic (Hole In My Shoe #3) • The Box Tops (The Letter #5) • The Herd (From The Underworld #8) • The Foundations (Baby Now That I’ve Found You #11) • The Seekers (When Will The Good Apples Fall #12) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Zabadak #13) • John Walker (If I Promise – New Release) • Val Doonican (If The Whole World Stopped Loving – New Release)

Sat 21/10/67 ?   
Disc & Music Echo: Dave Dee talks to Bob Farmer

The word being whispered around the pop business this week is that “Zabadak” is going to give Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich their first N° 1 hit. And after four narrow misses “Hold Tight,” “Bend It,” “Save Me,” and “O.K.A.Y.” – one might reasonably suppose they deserve the distinction.
But the roar from Rosko in last week’s Hit Talk will undoubtedly prove only the prelude to a stream of abuse for Dave Dee from every self-styled hippie on the pop scene.
Rosko remarked : “Sorry Dave Dee, but I think you can do a lot better than ‘Zabadak’,” and then added absurdly – since all but two of Dave Dee’s previous seven singles have gone high into the Top Ten – “You must think commercially.”
What, one asks, could be more commercial than a Dave Dee Disc? Yet a lot of other people are going to  chorus Rosko’s comments and accuse Dave Dee of again churning out a non-progressive corny record that deserves a place in the dustbin rather than the Top Ten.
Why anybody who has met him should want to sneer at Dave Dee is surprising. A more engaging, entertaining, amusing companion you couldn’t wish to know. And those knocks used to upset Dave and his quaint colleagues. “But then we began to tot things up . . . five hits . . . six hits . . . seven hits . . . to hell with ‘em! ”
And Dave Dee gave a huge grin. Continued success and his placid personality have taught him not to care a toss about his critics.
“Look, what is a pop record? It’s something that sets out to be popular, ” he comments.
“What is music? It’s a form of relaxation and when a bloke comes home from work he wants to hear something simple and easy on the ear, something he can whistle – not the complicated sort of music that we set out to avoid.
“It’s the public that makes a pop group. They are the people who see the shows and buy the records and that’s where the proof of our success lies every time.”

Sat 21/10/67   
(USA) Billboard October 21, 1967 page 53: International News Reports
Amsterdam – British artists such as Dave Berry, the Manfred Mann Group, Dave Dee & Co., Traffic, made tapings for Dutch TV programs such as “Moef Ga Ga” and “Twien” to be aired in October and November.

Tue 24/10/67   
Radio Caroline International: Spangles Muldoon Show (1:00-4:00 pm)
Johnny Walker is sitting in and inviting the listeners to send their lunchtime menu, before turning to that part of the world where there’s no civilization… The soundtrack of which is: “Zabadak”. [Low quality]

Wed 25/10/67   
Radio Show: Parade Of The Pops, BBC Radio One, London, England (1:00-1:55 pm)
Presented by Denny Piercy with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Thu 26/10/67   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Introduced by Alan Freeman with The Bee Gees (Massachusetts #1) • The Foundations (Baby Now That I’ve Found You #4) • Procol Harum (Homburg #5) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Zabadak #8) • The Kinks (Autumn Almanac #15) • Sandie Shaw (You’ve Not Changed #17) • The Tremeloes (Be Mine – New Release) • The Who (I Can See For Miles – New Release)

[The Herd’s “From The Underworld” slipped down to #10 and was no longer performed]

Thu 26/10/67    
Rag Ball, Refectory, University of Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Programme: The Kinks, Brian Auger & The Trinity with Julie Driscoll, The Monty Sunshine Jazz Band, and The Clockwork Oranges [no Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich involvement]


Sat 28/10/67   
NME n°1085 page 6: Cut it out you Idiots! (by Alan Smith)
Page 15: Dave and Co. abroad
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich are booked for a ten-day Scandinavian tour from November 24.
Page 16: November Radio 1 stars
Frankie Vaughan and the V-Men, the Dave Dee Group and Amen Corner appear in the “Pete Brady Show” every afternoon (except Sunday) from Saturday, November 4, to Friday November 10. They are joined by Billy Fury and the Tornados, the Ferris Wheel, Kenny Lynch, Rose Brennan and the bands of Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball.

Alan Smith: “Cut it out you Idiots!
I thought I might see those international folk dance specialists Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich leaping about with glee at the success of their latest piece of United Nations pop, “Zabadak” (it jumps to No. 7 in the NME’s current Chart).
I found, however, when I bumped into them at Shepherd’s Bush this week, Dave and Co. have reached blood-boiling point about a little matter that could soon cost them many a good night’s sleep.
They are concerned about the bad reputation the pop business is getting because of the behaviour of some top-name groups at hotels up and down the country.
As Dave and Co. put it: ‘It’s a great feeling to have a hit, but we’re finding the pleasure is killed when we come across hotels that avoid us like the plague just because we’re a pop group.
Said a worried-looking Dave: “Some people are getting a terrible name for us all, even the innocent. They’re idiots and they’re a disgrace to the business. It’s getting so bad that when you go on tour, you wonder if you’ll be able to get a roof over your head for the night.
“For example, only a while ago we had to go 50 miles before we found a hotel that would take us in.
“At some places they say: ‘I’m sorry, we don’t take pop groups any more,’ and after the stories we’ve heard, I can’t say I blame them.
“One hotel manager told us how he found a dressing table completely smashed up after letting a well-known group stay there. We’ve also seen wrecked rooms and heard some unprintable stories about the condition places have been left in.”
Dave looked angry. “For so many groups on tour around the country hotel accommodation is vital when You can’t get home after a date. But this small minority is spoiling it for everybody. [...] 

Sat 28/10/67   
Fabulous 208: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich King Size Poster
My kind of girl by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

What do the stars look for in a girl? To answer this here are five boys who really flip for the birds – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.

All the boys agreed to one thing. That they’d probably never find their ideal girl (except Mick who married his), in fact they weren’t sure if they wanted to. If they really fell for a girl, it wouldn’t matter much what she was like. Although Dozy and Beaky said they would try to change the things which really annoyed them if they possibly could.
So girls, cut out the chewing and smoking in the street and you’re in with a “fighting chance.”

Sat 28/10/67    
NME n°1085 page 2: Herd Take Over As Screamers New Idols (by Keith Altham)

Sat 28/10/67   
(USA) Billboard October 28, 1967 page 86: Billboard Hits Of The World
Finland (Courtesy of Suomen Musiikkikaupplasilitto ry.)
1 (–) San Francisco – Scott McKenzie (CBS)
9 (–) Okey – Robin (Philips) [Finnish version of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich's Hit “Okay”]

Poland (Courtesy Scout Radio)
1 (1) San Francisco – Scott McKenzie (CBS)
8 (8) Okay – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Fontana)

Sat 28/10/67   
Zorgvliethal, Veendam, Netherlands (3 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich with Group Du Nord, Tenleg, Counts

Sat 28/10/67   
Ijs-Stadion, Heerenveen, Netherlands (5 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Cuby & The Blizzards, Q 65, Crash, The Yards
[Evening concert in the local ice rink. Q 65 and Cuby + Blizzards are two of the most famous Nederbeat Groups of the sixties]

Sat 28/10/67   
Radio Show: Pete’s People, BBC Radio One, London, England (10:00 pm-12:00 midnight)
Presented by Pete Murray with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

28 Oct-10 Nov   
The Who, Traffic, The Herd, Marmalade and The Tremeloes Tour

Full date list: City Hall, Sheffield (28th Oct), Coventry Theatre, Coventry (29th Oct), City Hall, Newcastle (30th Oct), Empire, Liverpool (1st Nov), Granada Theatre, Kingston (3rd), Granada, Walthamstow (4th), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (5th), Birmingham Town Hall (6th), Granada, Kettering (8th), Granada, Maidstone (9th), Adelphi, Slough (10th)

Sun 29/10/67   
Kunstmin, Gouda, Netherlands (2 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich with Mega’s, We Try, Flower
(The city with the most famous Dutch cheese)

Sun 29/10/67   
Stadsschouwburg, Sittard, Netherlands (8 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich with The Sharons (evening concert in the City Hall)

October 1967   
Unknown independant studio, London, England [Released on 26/01/68]
Recording session for I’ll Love You / Things Go Better With Coke (produced by Coca-Cola)
Recorded in England for the German market with two American producers

Record Mirror n°347 (4 Nov. 1967): “Is Dozy Dozy? Dave & Co. try to supply the answer” (David Griffiths)
Inside the recording studio a bunch of allegedly Dynamic American record producers were working on a record to be marketed in German supermarkets for the greater glorification of Coca Cola. A simple enough task, featuring the musical craftsmanship of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (who don’t mess about when there’s a job of work to be done) but it was taking a little time since these Dynamic fellows were, it seems, in search of Perfection and prepared to take all day.




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