September 67 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour of Norway, Holland and Denmark:
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Cabaret Dates:
17-23 Sept. 67 Club Fiesta, Stockton-on-Tees (doubling with) Top Hat Club, Spennymoor, County Durham, England
24-30 Sept. 67 Garrick Club, Leigh, Lancashire (doubling with) Towers Club, Warrington, Lancashire, England
(USA) Teen Pinups: pop gossip
. . . DAVE DEE of DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK AND TICH smokes 80 cigarettes a day. His brand is Benson and Hedges, and those are even longer than King-size! Dave attributes his heavy smoking to nerves and having nothing to do when traveling – except smoke! . . .
Brazilian album release: (RCA Victor BBL 1423)
Os Incriveis – “Para os Jovens que Amam os Beatles, Rolling Stones e… os Incriveis” LP
This is the sixth album from the group that started as “The Clevers” in 1963, then changed to “Os Incriveis” (The Incredibles). It contains the first cover of a Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich song in Portuguese: “Vai, meu bem” (Hideaway). And an instrumental version of “You Know What I Want”
On their previous LP (“Nêste Mundo Louco”) in March, the group had covered “Hold Tight”, sung in English, and covered a song by Spanish group Los Brincos: “Giulieta”, but using the guitar solo from “Hideaway” in the middle. Brazil was very much aware of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich !
Read more about Os Incriveis in the Covers section: You Know What I Want Covers
Hotel Arosa, Berlin, Germany
Barry Gibb gave a party for his 21st birthday. The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were invited.
NME n°1077: Great Hastings show despite late Kinks ! (Valerie McCully)
[…] Held at Hastings Stadium, the ‘music marathon’ began at 2 p.m., with a rousing welcome by the Hip Hooray Band, followed by Robb Storme and the Whispers, and Winstones Fumbs.
An estimated 6,000 young people arrived throughout the afternoon and evening. The Beautiful People were much in evidence, in dresses and coats of Oriental designs and rich brocades, with their long beads and bells jangling to the rhythm of the music, decorated with flowers of every description, they added a mystic flavour to the event. […]
On stage, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown gave a really up-beat performance, and as darkness fell, Geno Washington ripped out 75 minutes of soul and throbbing beat.
The Dave Dee group next gave a polished act, incorporating many of their past hits – ‘Hideaway,’ ‘Save Me,’ ‘Bend It’ and ‘Touch Me,’ plus the slower moving ‘If I Were A Carpenter.’
A nerve-racking and painfully slow half-an-hour then followed, while fans, waited for the Kinks to arrive. It spoiled the evening quite a bit. […]
Tit-Bits n°4252: LOOK OUT …TRAFFIC COMING! By Dave Dee
who has had a string of hits with Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich is this week’s guest columnist for Kennedy Brown, away on holiday
Funny, I said to myself as I flew high over the Wiltshire countryside the other day and thought about this column, the way some groups go about having hit records and making themselves popular.
Take that rotten shower Dare Knee, Boozy, Sneaky, Thick and Itch, who plodded round the country’s dance halls and clubs for nearly three years before anybody cared enough to start buying their records.
Completely in contrast to our barnstorming efforts is the policy of those mysterious fellows who call themselves Traffic – the group formed by Stevie Winwood when he left Spencer Davis.
Traffic decided against making any personal appearances till they were good and ready. Instead, they shut themselves away in Stevie’s isolated country cottage to commune with nature, develop some sort of group relationship and devote their time to songwriting and preparing their act.
They had an immediate and sizeable hit with Paper Sun to keep themselves in the public eye and I’ve no doubt they are on to another winner with Hole In My Shoe (Island), which comes out this week.
But unpredictable Traffic have another surprise in store for us. Stevie, who is reckoned to be one of the best singers in the country, keeps mum about this one.
With its sitar and flute accompaniment, the song has an almost nursery-rhyme quality, with a dream-like sequence in which a young girl reads some poetry.
It’s all rather pretty and hardly the kind of song for Stevie’s usual earthy interpretation. This was evident from early “takes” in the studio, so Dave Mason, the composer, who has a much lighter voice, stepped forward to sing on disc for the first time.
I thought you ought to do your eyes a favour by taking a look at the stunning dolly pictured top left. Name of Anni Anderson, 25, born in Belgium. She has been packing ‘em in at the famous Thunderbird Hotel in Las Vegas.
She’s so good that the gamblers actually stopped long enough to hear her sing. Anni, of the blue eyes, the long brown hair and the magnificent figure, sounds as good as she looks. So, having pleased the eyes, may
I suggest that your ears would suffer not at all by listening to her first British disc, the sultry Ma Vie (Philips).
Ah, well, after flying high in the sky and thinking beautiful thoughts about adorable Anni, let’s come back to the ground and take a quick look at the new releases.
Georgie Fame is a singer who is developing all the time. He keeps on doing different things, doesn’t get stuck in a rut, which is a good plan. His new single, Try My World (CBS), is a ballad with full orchestral accompaniment. It’s not much like his other releases, but I reckon it will sell after people have heard it a few times.
Manfred Mann have recorded So Long Dad (Fontana), written by the clever American Randy Newman, who composed Alan Price’s Dancing Bear hit. Manfred sets the whole thing going with a beautiful barrelhouse piano intro and the group make marvellous unusual sounds behind Mike d’Abo’s vocal. More identifiably Manfred than previous releases, but not so obviously commercial. Still, they’ve never picked a loser yet.
Engelbert Humperdink has had the same nonsense over his name as we did with ours in the early days, but he should worry after two colossal hits and all the girls swooning over the tall, dark and handsome bit. Watch him race up the charts again with Last Waltz (Decca), a real smoothie written by Les Reed and Barry Mason.
Two of my original favourites were the Platters and Jimmy “Handyman” Jones. About seven years ago they were really big, but we don’t hear much of them now. They are both on disc again this week. Jimmy with 39-31-46 Shape (Stateside), which doesn’t sound anything like his old records, and the Platters with Washed Ashore, which does.
TV Performance: 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet, ZDF, Deutschland (5:15-5:55 pm)
Hosted by Lotti Ohnesorge
With Traffic, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
This monthly show was the German Channel 2’s answer to Channel 1’s Beat-Club.
It was not a live show, so the recording took place sometime before, probably at the end of August 1967. Jimi Hendrix arrived in Berlin on 31 August.
On September 1st, Barry Gibb gave a party at the “Hotel Arosa” in Berlin for his 21st birthday. Jimi Hendrix and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were invited.
News: Dagen “H” in Sweden.
At 5 am, traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. Thus, all European countries have right-hand traffic, except the British Isles.
(And a few odd colonies like Malta…)
This nice picture comes from a great website: farbror-sid.se
(Germany) Bravo/OK n°37 page 32: Okay Musicbox N°1
Okay by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich regains the Number One spot a second time
Check the Bravo Musicbox Top Four pictured here :
Bravo Musicbox 37 – 4 September 1967
Page 57: BRAVO-Bazar – Four Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich LP’s
At first they seemed astonished, when BRAVO told them about the Bazar, but then they thought the idea was “wonderful”. And they chose the gift, which their fans are most likely to enjoy: four albums “If Music Be The Food Of Love”. And on the back-cover of each album five Dave Dee & Co. autographs.
For a few months in 1967, Bravo made available to its readers personal gifts given away by some famous show-business or movie star. Fans would send in their postcards, and the winners were drawn each week. Among many others, there were an Alain Delon shirt, Nancy Sinatra’s boots or Pete Townshend’s guitar.
Chappell Studios, 52 Maddox Street, London W1, England [Released on 29/09/67]
Recording session for Zabadak / The Sun Goes Down (produced by Steve Rowland)
Accompanied by The Johnny Gregory Orchestra composed of 21 violins, with Albert Hammond, Michael Hazlewood and Gary Taylor (The Herd) on vocals. Four drummers on African drums: Barry Morgan (future Blue Mink), Dougie Wright, Henry Spinetti and Mick Wilson. The B-side was another psychedelic opus, inspired by The Yardbirds, with a touch of Hendrix.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Jackie n°192: The Popsters Who Believe in Ghosts…
Do you believe in ghosts? Ever get the heeby jeebies or hear things that go bump in the night? Quite a few people aren’t quite so ready to scoff when they’ve had a brush with the supernatural.
In fact, some popsters even go ghost-hunting! Steve Winwood went along with a whole gang including brother Muff, Bob Dylan and Stephanie Wood to a haunted house near Great Whitley and stayed there most of the night in the ruins hoping to see the ghost.
“We didn’t actually see anything,” admits Stevie, “but it’s one of the creepiest scenes I’ve ever been in. And I must believe in ghosts, otherwise I wouldn’t have gone to look for one, would I ?”
Dave Dee wouldn’t be parted from the group’s pet ghost, Cyril, whom he regards as their lucky mascot!
Ever since Dave woke up in a hotel room in Watford and first saw a shadowy figure which vanished, the group haven’t stopped having hits.
“The others didn’t believe me at first. Then, Beaky and Tich saw him and Mick reckons he felt something touch his ankle. So even Dozy takes our ghost seriously now.”
“We’ve christened him Cyril. And we reckon he must like us – that’s why he’s tagging along!”
You still don’t really think ghosts exist? Well, you’ll find Herman swearing that he definitely saw a shadow on the wall walking just in front of him – yet there was no one around!
“I was in the corridor of a theatre alone. There was my shadow and this ocher one just in front of it! And I wasn’t seeing double. I was told later that the theatre was supposed to be haunted.”
But the supernatural sometimes has its uses – especially in foretelling the future.
(USA) Billboard September 9, 1967 page 55: Roses Fest Attracts Cream of Int’l Talent
Rome – A big line-up of talent is being assembled for the 4th Festival of Roses to be held here Oct 3-5.
Rocky Roberts (Durium), Fausto Leali (Rifi) and Al Bano (EMI-Italiana), this year’s newcomers to the Italian hit scene, have already signed with ISA, the company organizing the festival.
French singer Herve Vilard (Philips) will participate, and negotiations are underway to line-up Les Surfs (Festival-CGD); Françoise Hardy (Vogue-Saar); Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich (Philips); Julie Rogers (Philips); David and Jonathan (EMI); Paul Jones (EMI); P. P. Arnold (EMI); Dionne Warwick (Scepter-CGD); Antoine (Vogue-Saar); and current U.S. chart-topper Bobbie Gentry (Capitol-EMI). […]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
A riot broke out by those unable to get a ticket to a Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich concert
Box-Arena, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland (4:00 pm)
The Gaslight Union, David Garrick, The Creation and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Poster found at the Forum: “http://www.gelsenkirchener-geschichten.de/”
Bravo 43/67 page 72: BRAVO Leser sind BRAVO Reporter
Uns blieben nur Daves Hemd – und Hosenfetzen Essen-Borbeck
Junge, war das eine Show! Wir – zwei Freunde und ich – waren in der Box-Arena von Essen, um Dave Dee und Co. zu erleben.
Die Stimmung war schon auf dem Höhepunkt, als endlich Dave kam. Viele Fans rasten nach vorn, aber nur meine Freunde und ich kamen durch den Polizeikordon. Dave flüchtete. Wir wollten ihn an Hemd und Hose festhalten. Ratsch, plötzlich hatten meine Freunde je einen Hemdfetzen in der Hand – und ich ein Stück von Daves Hose. Dave Dee aber war weg. Zwei Minuten später kam er wieder und war frisch angezogen. Wir saßen in der ersten Reihe und hielten unsere Hemd- und Hosenfetzen triumphierend fest. Manchmal schien es so, als würde Dave beim Singen auf die Fetzen schielen. Aber er sagte nichts. Egon Schütt, Essen
|All we got left were Dave’s shirt – and rags from his trousers
Boy, what a show! We – two friends and I – were in the Box-Arena at Essen, to experience Dave Dee and Co. The atmosphere was at its peak when finally Dave came on. Many fans ran forward, but only my friends and I managed to get through the police cordon. Dave moved away. We wanted to hold him by his shirt and trousers. Suddenly, my friends each held a piece of shirt in their hands – and I had a bit of Dave’s trousers. But Dave Dee was gone. Two minutes later he came back and was dressed in new clothes. We were sitting in the first row, triumphant and holding our rags tight. Sometimes while singing, it looked as though he had a squint on the rags. But he didn’t say a word.
BBC Radio Session: Saturday Club [Broadcast on 30/09/67]
The Sun Goes Down / Frustration (?) (Live Performance)
NME n°1079: Big Disc Blitz By Dave Dee Group
A new single, an EP and two albums are planned for release by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. The group is also scheduled for a string of cabaret weeks and a visit to Italy.
Early next month it flies to Rome to take part in Italy’s Festival of the Roses.
Quite a while ago you printed a letter from a girl who told you that her uncle used to be the drummer in the Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich group – before Mick joined (when they were called Dave Dee and the Bostons).
I suppose she’s had a rough time trying to convince people that it’s true she is the niece of a drummer who once played with the Dave Dee outfit. Well, I certainly believe her – because I’ve heard about her myself, from our Trev.
How do I know she’s probably had a hard time? Well, because I have, too.
I guess you’ve gathered (from my mentioning Trev) that I’m one of Dozy’s relatives.
In fact, I’m his sister – and what an awful thing it is. I hope you don’t take that wrongly – for, much as I like Trev, I’m beginning to wish he weren’t my brother, honestly.
It’s terrible at school – whenever I mention him in conversation (and I don’t mean to, he just keeps cropping up) girls say, “Don’t tell me you’re still on about that” or “Kenny Jones is my brother,” etc., etc.
I try not to mention him (at all times) because of the fear of another argument – but I always seem to be having them about him, nevertheless. It really gets me down.
This is just a message to all those girls who’d like to be connected with pop stars in one way or another. DON’T spend your time thinking about it – because if you were, no one would ever believe you for one thing !
I haven’t given you my name or address because you already know my name, and because you may print the address if I told you.
(I’m sure you wouldn’t change him for anything, though, eh? But please send me your full name and address for your two quid – otherwise I’ll have to send it via Dozy ! – S.)
Record Mirror: Culture from the Herd ? (by Derek Boltwood)
[...] After listening to the record, and raving about it, I received a copy of a letter that had been sent to Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, the co-managers of the Herd, by Dr. Arnold Linken, a psychotherapist from the University of London.
This is the letter:
“It is becoming increasingly evident that the current teenage generation finds its best means of self expression in pop music. There now seems little that cannot be attempted within its scope, and almost no subject that is taboo. The new record by the Herd, ‘From the Underworld’ is particularly interesting to me as a psychotherapist for it presents the ancient and almost universal legend of Orpheus in a startling contemporary setting. If it is successful, and I can see no reason why this supreme theme of lost love and frustration should not appeal to modern teenagers, then the way is open for a real breakthrough to a deeper level of pop music. One had heard too much of the evil influence of the pop scene, and as one who deals almost exclusively with youth and its mental problems, I welcome the liberating effect of much present pop music. When a record like ‘From the Underworld’ comes out, I can only view it as a powerful influence for the good.”
Well, what do you say to that?
(USA) Billboard September 16, 1967 page 1: Singles Swing Toppling Reign of EP in France
Paris – France, the last stronghold of the extended play record, is capitulating in its long-fought battle to prevent the single from taking a dominant spot in the record market.
Despite resistance from record retailers and a move last year to unite Pathe-Marconi, Vogue, Barclay and Philips in a stand against singles, more and more two-track disks are being released here and are competing strongly at 6 francs ($1.30) with the 10 francs ($2) EP. At present, single releases consist largely of foreign product, although CBS has led the swing to singles in France with its Gemini series.
One reason for the spread of singles on the French market is the greater speed with which British and American hits are now making an impact here. With radio disk jockeys competing fiercely to be the first to play the latest Stateside and British hits, record companies are obliged to get these records on the market as rapidly as possible.
Jacques Ferrari, head of master acquisition and special projects at CBS (France) says: “A good title will sell whether it is in single or EP form. But there is much more impulse buying in the case of singles and singles also give us a chance to follow trends much more rapidly. We have found that we sell from two to four times as many copies of a hit single form than in EP form, particularly where foreign product is concerned.”
Philips is planning to continue with its newly launched singles series, “Parade,” featuring groups such as Spencer Davis, the Troggs, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich and others. Vogue has decided to put out all recordings by new local talent in single form.
Nevertheless, it is expected that established French artists will continue to have their recording marketed in EP form. One reason for this is that French singers depend much less on “instant hit” material than artists in many other countries.
Many of the most popular singers in France write their own material and are judged on the over-all consistent quality of their work rather than on the impact of one particular track.
They are not ready to risk their reputations by putting one good title on an EP and filling the remaining tracks with mediocre material. For this reason it is sometimes impossible to know which track on a particular record is contributing most toward the sale of that record.
Page 68 – Rowland Quits Hansa Post
London – American producer Steve Rowland, now a resident here, has quit as British director of the German record label Hansa to concentrate on his production company Double-R. Rowland, who appeared in many American movies such as “Battle of the Bulge” and “Wild Youth,” plans to launch his own label before the end of the year.
The company will enter the world of films, and the first movie to be made by Double-R will be “Sergeant Major” starring Rowland and another director of the company, Ty Hardin, from the popular “Bronco Lane” TV series.
The first release from the new label will feature Hardin. Rowland will continue to record his British act, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich for Fontana on an instrument basis.
Club Fiesta, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham doubling with Top Hat Club, Spennymoor, Co. Durham, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Raymond Revuebar, 11 Walkers’ Court, Soho, London W1
The Beatles film a striptease scene in the most famous Soho club, for inclusion in “The Magical Mystery Tour”. Raymond’s Revue Bar opened on 14 April 1958 and became the first location in Britain with a sign legally offering STRIPTEASE. Dave Dee was to spend one Last Night in Soho the following year.
La Bamba Club, Darlington, County Durham, England (?)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Dave Dee was taking flying lessons at Teeside airport during time off from his cabaret act.
BBC Transcription Disc: Top Of The Pops #147, Kensington House, London, England
Dr. Feelgood / If I Were A Carpenter / (You’ve Been A) Bad Girl
Introduced by Dave Symonds with: 1.Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Introduction/Doctor Feelgood; 2.Cat Stevens: A Bad Night; 3.The Fortunes: To Love Somebody; 4.Paul Jones: Love Me; 5.The Tremeloes: I’ll Take You Where The Music’s Playing; 6.Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: If I Were A Carpenter; 7.Cat Stevens: The Laughing Apple; 8.The Fortunes: The Idol; 9.The Tremeloes: Good Day Sunshine; 10.Paul Jones: Thinkin’ Ain’t For Me; 11.Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: (You’ve Been A) Bad Girl; 12.Cat Stevens: Face in the Moonstone; 13.The Fortunes: I Was Made To Love Her; 14.Paul Jones: Tarzan; 15.The Tremeloes: Even The Bad Times Are Good. [Expiry date: 23/03/68]
Eleventh “Top of the Pops” Program for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, dated Sep. 22, 1967. This is a very special show, containing three otherwise unavailable songs by the group. Only the second, “If I Were A Carpenter” would be re-recorded on their third album, in a different version.
Garrick Club, Leigh, Lancashire doubling with Towers Club, Warrington, Lancashire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
TV Show: Top Of The Pops, BBC Television, London, England (7:30-8:00 pm)
Introduced by Jimmy Savile with Eric Burdon & The Animals (Good Times #20) • Frankie Vaughan (There Must Be A Way #9) • Procol Harum (Homburg – New Release) • The Bee Gees (Massachusetts #15) • The Box Tops (The Letter #13) • The Dubliners (Black Velvet Band #16) • The Herd (From The Underworld – New Release Spot) • The Move (Flowers In The Rain #3) • Engelbert Humperdinck (The Last Waltz #1)
(Starting on 24 August, the BBC Charts were compiled from the three main music papers ‘New Musical Express’, ‘Melody Maker’ and ‘Record Retailer’, as ‘Disc and Music Echo’ stopped printing its own Top Thirty)
Single release: Zabadak / The Sun Goes Down – Fontana TF 873 (267.770) [Recorded on 6/09/67]
Sung in an imaginary language, the first successful song in the USA, and a Number 1 in Canada. It’s a clever parody of Flower Power, and a reaction to “All You Need Is Love/We Love You” lyrics…
Record Mirror (7/10/67): TOP FIFTY TIP
Afro-Cuban drumming, moody chorus, and even strings – yet again Dave’s mob come up with something completely different. But what is this zabadak! (the official spelling) thing all about. A guess is black magic. But it’s first-class pop, repetitive, exciting and somehow warm. Another hit. Flip: more progressive excitement.
Emperor Rosko (Hit Talk in “Disc & Music Echo”):
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.”
Tony Blackburn Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (7:00-10:00 am)
Radio One is launched by the BBC, a new popular music radio station to compete with the pirate stations. All the well-known former offshore radio deejays are featured
Radio Show: Saturday Club, BBC Radio One, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
The Sun Goes Down / Frustration (?) (Live Performance) [Recorded on 15/09/67]
Presented by Keith Skues (taking over from Brian Matthew) with The Bee Gees
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich recorded a second version of “Frustration“, in late 1967, that was used for “Top Of The Pops” on transcription discs. It must have been taped around September, and this version is not available on the official “BBC Sessions”.
Released in 2009 on the Various Artists Disc:
Shapes and Sounds Vol.3: Technicolour Dreams from the BBC Archives 1967-1971
Jackie n°195: Dave Dee
Last time I chatted to Dave Dee he was trying to dream up a spectacular way of ending the group’s stage show. (So far, his fave way is to take a running jump into the front stalls, which I would have thought spectacular enough, but there you go.)
Anyway, I suggested one or two ideas to him. Like being shot out of a cannon. Or doing a dive through a flaming hoop. Or plunging from the circle into a small tank of water.
For some reason, Dave didn’t seem too keen on any of these. But he WAS talking vaguely about having a motor cyclist in the stalls to pull him offstage on a kite – like in the water-ski world.
And, just to prove that he is a pretty clever guy, here are pix of Dave with his latest hobby – flying!
Dave has been taking some flying instruction, and hopes some time in the future to pilot his own plane – using it to fly the group to engagements.
Philips Studios, Stanhope House, 2-4 Stanhope Place, London W2, England [Released in Oct. 67]
Recording session for Zabadak (Italian version) / Follemente Vivo (produced by Steve Rowland)
New vocals by Dave Dee, were added to the original instrumental takes of “Zabadak” and “Save Me” for the Italian market
Photo session: London, England [for forthcoming album]
Cover shots of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were this time set somewhere in the city. The first one was used on the cover of Record Mirror for the last week of September. From this session came the covers of the “Golden Hits” album, and the compilation LP “A Plea For Sanity” in early 1968. And a short haired Dozy appears on the Sheet Music of “Zabadak” !