September 1966



September 66   
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich on Holiday:

1-12 Sep. 66    Holidays in Majorca, Spain, or on the Isle of Wight, England

September 66   
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour of Germany and Holland: alt

Fri 16/09/66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour: Munich, Germany
Sat 17/09/66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour: Essen, Germany
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Sat 24/09/66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour: Jaguar Club, Scala, Herford, Germany
Sun 25/09/66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour: Star-Club, Hamburg, Germany
Mon 26/09/66    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour: Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany

1-12 Sep. 66   
Holidays in Majorca, Spain, or on the Isle of Wight, England

NME n°1018 (15/07/66): Dave Dee, Dozy and Beaky will holiday in Majorca between September 1-12
Mick and Tich on the Isle of Wight

Tue 6/09/66    alt
Disc and Music Echo (17/09/66): HAIR TODAY – GONE TOMORROW!
‘Get yer hair cut’ said the ‘Army’ – and BEATLE JOHN lost his locks. Will other pop stars also have a short back and sides? Here’s what they say:

Not because they finally made the moon, or Brigitte Bardot got the OBE.
But because on that ill-fated day-oh woe-John Lennon’s long luscious cared for locks were snipped and shorn and shaved until he looked less like a lovely Beatle and moree like Peter Sellers playing a mass murderer.
The shock was great. A Beatle shorn is a sign of the times indeed.
There they were, over three years ago, the very first pop hairies. Our parents aghast switched off their sets with cries of “unwashed,” “scruffs” and other compliments.
Where the Beatles go most follow. After then we were all hairies. The great pop seekers became more hair conscious than Samson. So does this latest development mean a dreadful return to the short back and sides days?
That the happy hours of watching lush, luxuriant heads bobbing over shiny guitars are nearing a dreadful clean-cut end?
Over to the rest of the pop world. What do THEY think about John’s dramatic step and would they contemplate such a dire move?

Wed 7/09/66   
News: Car Ferry “Skagerak” lost in heavy seas off the coast of Jutland.
The Norwegian train ferry “Skagerak”, built in 1965, sank in gale force winds on September 7, 1966 on a journey between Kristiansand, Norway and Hirtshals, Denmark, when the rear sea-gate was destroyed by heavy seas. alt

Fri 9/09/66   
Single release: Bend It / She’s So Good – Fontana TF 746 (267.625) [Recorded on 9/08/66]

First official N°1 (in Germany and South Africa). Gold Disc (worldwide sales around 1.200.000)

Record Mirror (10/09/66): TOP FIFTY TIP
Howard-Blaikley song and in many ways the best the boys have yet done. It’s unusual, with a speeding-up    tempo and a fine set of lyrics. Takes a bit of performing, this, but they’re equal to the test. Off-beat guitar break mid-way. Flip is a standard sort of mid-tempo beat-ballad.



Sat 10/09/66    
Melody Maker page 7: Dave Dee Blind Date Victim
POP THINK IN – Money is miles ahead of whatever’s in second place alt

STRANGE NAMES: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.
PEACOCKS: I don’t know any. But I used to have a teacher at school called Peacock.
SCOTT WALKER: I would like to get to know him but he seems so deep that I think it would be impossible.
BRIGHT CLOTHES: On stage, if the stage is drab and dull and we come on in our stage gear, it brightens things up before we’ve done anything.
COMEDY: Strictly for the Barron Knights, the Rocking Berries and Freddie and the Dreamers.
BLUE JOKES: They’re one of the best forms of communication between people.
IMAGES: There are lots of groups who have hit records but no image. They don’t last long.
LSD: Pounds, shillings and pence?
NUMBER ONE: It’s a dream, but I’d love one.
TOURING: It can be very tiring. In this country, it can be a bit of a drag.
JAMES BROWN: He doesn’t mean a lot to me. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not good.
SONNY AND CHER: I’ll bet they’re a right couple of ravers !
MONEY: Someone once said to me: money isn’t everything. But it’s miles ahead of whatever’s in second place.
OBSCENITY: Strictly for people with warped minds.
BIRDS: Now you’re talking ! There’s two sorts of birds – them that do, and them that don’t.
MANAGERS: We take 90 per cent of what they earn.
GERMANY: It’s the country that’s given us our first number one, I think. We always have a good time there.
IN-CLUBS: I’ve yet to find a club that’s in. A club is a club – I don’t know where the in bit comes into it at all.

Sat 10/09/66   
Radio Show: Saturday Club, BBC Light, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
Bend It / She’s So Good / Hands Off (Live Performance) [Recorded on 30/08/66]
Presented by Chris Denning with The Spectres, Hedgehoppers Anonymous, The Fortunes, Glen Dale
“Hands Off” would not be available on vinyl until the release of their second album in December.

Mon 12/09/66   
(Germany) Bravo n°38 page 28: Hideaway Musicbox N°1
Eine echte Sensation: Dave Dee und seine Freunde konnten die Beatles entthronen.
(Hideaway is N°1- A true sensation: Dave Dee and his friends could dethrone the Beatles).
pages 4-5: Uns wird es nie zu bunt!
Hallo, liebe deutsche Fans von DDDBM&T.
Hier spricht Dave Dee. Der Bravo-Reporter meinte, ich soll Euch mal was erzählen.
Schon geht’s los. Sicher wollt Ihr wissen, warum wir wie Regenbogen durch die Gegend sausen. Hat seine guten Gründe. Erstens lieben wir wirklich bunte Farben, und zweitens wollen wir auffallen! Seht Ihr, in England gibt es Hunderte von Gruppen, die Beat machen und lange Haare tragen. Wie sich aus diesem Aufmarsch herausheben?
Unser BEAKY hatte den genialen Einfall. Bunt müssen wir sein, stellte er fest. Griin, getb, blau, rot – das haut durch. Es stimmte. Und so wurde Beaky unser Modeschöpfer. Er trug als erster in London die zweifarbigen Hosen.


Thu 15/09/66   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Presented by Pete Murray with The Small Faces (All Or Nothing #1) • The Who (I’m A Boy #9) • Sonny & Cher (Little Man #11) • The Supremes (You Can’t Hurry Love #11) • The Spencer Davis Group (When I Come Home #16) • The Mindbenders (Ashes To Ashes #18) • Los Bravos (I Don’t Care – New Release) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Bend It – New Release Spot)  • Dusty Springfield (All I See Is You – New Release)

Fri 16/09/66    
München, Bayern, Deutschland
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

17-24 Sep. 66   
Radio Show: Swingalong, BBC Light, London, England
The group probably cancelled their appearance as they were touring Germany, and the invitation was postponed to the first week of October.

Sat 17/09/66    
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich


Thu 22/09/66   
TV Performance: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Presented by Jimmy Savile with Jim Reeves (Distant Drums #1) • The Who (I’m A Boy #4) • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (Bend It #12) • The Spencer Davis Group (When I Come Home #13) • Dusty Springfield (All I See Is You #15) • The Seekers (Walk With Me #15) • New Vaudeville Band (Winchester Cathedral #19) • The Walker Brothers (Another Tear Falls #31) • The Rolling Stones (Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow – New Release)

Fri 23/09/66    alt
Single release: The Troggs – I Can’t Control Myself / Gonna Make You (Page One 001)
The group leave Fontana for Larry Page’s label. Apart from coming both from the West Country, The Troggs and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich had many things in common: founding fame around the same time, with a sexy stage show and suggestive lyrics. “I Can’t Control Myself” was banned in Australia as well as “Bend It” was in the United States, in September.
Both groups often played together or appeared on the same Tour, until Tich finally joined The Troggs and Peter Lucas for a few months in 1977. 

Fri 23/09/66   
Single release: The Honeycombs – That Lovin’ Feeling / Should A Man Cry (Pye 7N 17173)
The Honeycombs last record, with Colin Boyd (Colin Hare) on vocals. Honey Lantree would go solo into cabaret in February ’67.

Fri 23/09/66   
NME n°1028 page 8: Mobbing Fans Kill Dave Dee Comedy (Norrie Drummond)

Dave Dee, etc. – who leave today (Friday) for four days in Germany – return there for an extensive tour at the end of November. They will also visit Scandinavia and Paris before returning to Britain in time for Christmas.
An offer for the group to appear in a London Christmas show is at present being considered by the group’s managers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley.
Howard and Blaikley said this week they were taking legal advice on the controversial novel “All Night Stand.”
Howard told the NME on Wednesday: ‘It has been suggested that several passages in the book could be construed as referring to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.” (See Melody Maker 10/09/66)


Fri 23/09/66   
TV Performance: Ready Steady Go, Rediffusion Television, London, England (6:08-6:35 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Bend It; The Walker Brothers: Another Tear Falls; The Breakaways (Host: Cathy McGowan)

Sat 24/09/66   
(USA) Billboard Chart entry: Bobby Darin – If I Were A Carpenter / Rainin’ (Atlantic 2350) #8
The original version made the Top 10 both in America and England. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich performed it on stage in 1967, and on vinyl in 1968.


Sat 24/09/66   
Jaguar Club, Scala, Herford, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Good Times n°5, October 1998 page 57:
Dave Dee: “Wir spielten damals in der Dortmunder Westfalenhalle, der Stadthalle Bremen oder auch in Stadien mit einer kleinen 200- oder 400-Watt P.A., mit elftausend Leuten! Übrigens einen 90 Minuten-Set!” (Zum Vergleich: Mick Jagger, Keith, Brian, Bill & Charlie hatten damais ein Programm von 45 Minuten) “Und an einen kleinen Club wie den Jaguar Club erinnere ich mich, weil es einmal unser erster Auftritt nach einem Mallorca-Urlaub war!”

24-25 Sep. 1966   
Théâtre de l’Alhambra, 50 rue de Malte, Paris XIe, France
The Walker Brothers, The Spencer Davis Group, The Pretty Things and Bill Haley

This time, Bill Haley stole the show. Scott Walker is disgusted and says he doesn’t understand the French fans (Dave Dee & Co. would admit the same in June 1967). And witnessing the success of The Pretty Things, the Walkers blame it on the country being old-fashioned: “The Pretty Things would have gained such a reception ten years ago in England !” says John Walker.
(That same Sunday, another fellow American, Jimi Hendrix, arrived in London)
(France) Les Rockers n°1 (15/11/66): “C’ETAIT AFFREUX” jette Scott d’un air dégoûté
Dernièrement à Paris, nous avons eu la visite des Walker Brothers. Ils étaient venus honorer un contrat de deux jours à l’Alhambra à la même affiche que Bill Haley. Scott, John et Gary étaient déjà venus en France, mais dans de toutes autres conditions. Nantie de ma jupe la plus mini et de mon accent le plus américain je suis allée affronter ces trois garçons réputés farouches. Je les ai trouvés sirotant d’un air maussade du coca cola (noyé de whisky comme j’ai pu le constater plus tard!). La raison de leur mauvaise humeur était simple, l’accueil français ne fut pas délirant pour ces garçons habitués à voir les filles se ruer sur la scène et se pendre à leur cou.
” C’était affreux “, jette Scott d’un air dégoûté. ” Je pense qu’ils nous détestent “, renchérit John d’un air peiné. ” Ils ne nous comprennent pas ” ajoute Gary en haussant les épaules. Scott, le beau Scott qui s’est fait couper les cheveux, reste dans son coin, retranché du commun des mortels derrière des lunettes noires qu’il n’a même pas quittées sur scène! [...]
” Je crois qu’en fait, nous sommes trop en avance pour eux… ” Un peu vexée, je demande un éclaircissement…
” Eh! Bien, voyez les Pretty Things, ils ont beaucoup de succès ici. En Angleterre. ils auraient eu ce succès il y a dix ans… Maintenant, ils sont un peu dépassés… Enfin, Il paraît que les Beatles n’ont pas eu beaucoup de succès la première fois qu’ils sont venus à Paris ” ajoute-t-il d’un air résigné, ” le public français apprendra à nous connaître et s’habituera à nous ” conclue-t-il plein d’optimisme !
Interview de Catherine CLAUDE


Sun 25/09/66   
Radio London Fab Forty N°1 

1 (8) Bend It – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
2 (4) Walk With Me – Seekers
3 (2) I’m A Boy – Who
4 (9) Winchester Cathedral – New Vaudeville Band
5 (5) Sunny – Bobby Hebb / Georgie Fame
6 (1) You Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes 


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Sun 25/09/66   
Star-Club, Hamburg, Deutschland
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich supported by The Tony Jackson Group, Ian & The Zodiacs, Lee Curtis & The All Stars, Linda Laine & The Sinners
This was Dave Dee & Co’s first concert at the Star-Club, where they did not perform when they worked in Germany, 1963. They were paid 3360 DM plus 1240 DM for transport.
(Their support groups were four British combos, two of which were signed on the Star-Club label)

Mon 26/09/66   
Neue Welt, Berlin, Deutschland (4:00 & 8:30 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich supported by The Ones, The Beats and The RCA-Boys. The Ones – including Edgar Froese, later of Tangerine Dream – and The Beats were German groups.

Tue 27/09/66   
TV Show: Countdown, Southern Television, Southampton, England [Broadcast on 1/10/66]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Sandie Shaw, Adam Faith and Lulu (Live Performance)

Fri 30/09/66   
Radio Show: Joe Loss Show, BBC Light, London, England (1:00-1:50 pm)
Participation cancelled due to Tich attending a hospital examination, which lead to his throat operation in November.

September 1966   
Assembly Hall, Worthing, Sussex, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (“Big Beat Sessions” incl. Mindbenders, Chris Farlowe, etc.)






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