September 1969



September 69    
One-Week Radio Sessions
8-12 Sep. 69    Sounds Like Tony Brandon, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
15-19 Sep. 69    Jimmy Young Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (9:55 am-12:00 noon)
22-26 Sep. 69    Sounds Like Tony Brandon, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
29 Sep.-3 Oct.    Terry Wogan Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (2:00-4:15 pm)

Dave Dee Solo Cabaret dates:

12-18 Sept. 69    Club Fiesta, Stockton, Cheshire, England (One week)
19-25 Sept. 69    The Excel, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England (One week)

D.B.M.& T. Tour dates:

17-19 Sept. 69    D.B.M. & T. Tour of Germany and Holland

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich last concert:

Mon 29/09/69    The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

September 69    (France) Rock & Folk n°32 Page 21 : telegrammes
Noël Cognac, qui a écrit « Les premiers pas sur la lune », a reçu une lettre de remerciements des cosmonautes • Dave Dee s’est séparé de Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, voulant faire du hard rock •

Mon 1/09/69    (Germany) Bravo n°36 Backcover: The Family Dogg

Die Familie Dogg ist Erfolg gewohnt. Als Schauspieler, Komponisten, Schlagertexter und Produzenten wurden die Mitglieder der Gruppe berühmt. Jetzt schrieben sich Albert Hammond (25), Mike Hazlewood (25), Pamela Houghton (21) (von links, stehend), Christine Holmes (21) und Steve Rowland (29) (sitzend) mit “A Way of Life” einen eigenen Hit, der um die ganze Welt geht.

“Charlie Girl” star Christine Holmes had only just joined in July 1969. The Family Dogg’s releases number 5 singles since 1967, and they had made 5 appearances in Beat-Club: Steve, Albert, Mike and Zooey (Pam) were present each time, performing “Pattern People” (14/10/67 with Sue Avory), “The Storm” (25/11/67 with Sue), “I’ll Wear a Silly Grin” (27/04/68 with Sue), “Brown-Eyed Girl” (16/11/68 with Gene Wells, replacing Sue at short notice), “A Way of Life” (28/06/69 with Doreen De Veuve). One week later, Bravo reported that Zooey Quinn had left the group after a dispute. She would be replaced by Ireen Sheer.

Tue 2/09/69    
News: The first Arpanet node connection is set in Columbia University in the State of New York.
The Arpanet network, commonly regarded as the ancestor of the Internet was born. The first data is exchanged at a rate of 50 kbits/s.

8-9 Sept. 69    
De Lane Lea Studios, 129 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2, England [Released on 7/11/69]
Recording session for Tonight Today / Bad News (produced by D.B.M. & T.)

First Davies/Dymond/Wilson/Amey production in a new studio, with Peter Straker adding vocals.

8-12 Sep. 69    
Radio Show: Sounds Like Tony Brandon, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
Third Tony Brandon week-long show with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Fri 12/09/69 ?    Album release: “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich Together” LP – Fontana SFL 13173
Below The Belt / Love Is A Drum / First Time Loving / Bora Bora / Don Juan // Snake In The Grass / P. Teaser / Run Colorado / Margareta Lidman / Mountains Of The Moon [Recorded March-July 1969]

(Melody Maker 30 August 1969: The last album by the “old” group will be released in mid-September)
“Posthumous” album released at budget price, although all the tracks appear on LP for the first time

The album cover depicts the whole team working behind Dave Dee & Co, including Jack Baverstock :

1.Linda Glover (Graphic designer) 2.Barry Holt (Fontana promotion) 3.Dick Heeney (Song promotion) 4.Wally Halsall (Road manager) 5.Mike Stanford (Philips publicity manager) 6.Judith King (Publicity) 7.Michael Wilson (Drums) 8.Harold Geller 9.Jack Baverstock (Fontana A&R) 10.Steve Rowland (Record producer) 11.Trevor Davies (Bass) 12.Jim Grey (Road manager) 13.Fred 14.Ian Amey (Lead guitar) 15.Brian Sommerville 16.Roger Wake (Recording engineer) 17.Louise Carberry (Publicity) 18.Jens Languad (Technical assistant) 19.Alan Blaikley (Manager/Songwriter) 20.David Harman (Vocals) 21.Howard Harding 22.Chris Harding (Second engineers) 23.Ken Howard (Manager/Songwriter) 24.Margaret Taylor (Publicity) 25.Barry Saich 26.John Dymond (Rhythm guitar)

Fri 12/09/69    

Club Fiesta, Stockton, Cheshire, England (12-18 September 1969)
Dave Dee first Cabaret dates (with a new backing group including Peter Mason)

Melody Maker (18/10/69): DAVE DEE (by Clive Armitage)
There was never a dull moment from Dave Dee on his solo cabaret debut at the Club Fiesta, Teesside.
Highlight of his slick moving 50-minute spot without Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich is a mini production of the musical Oliver. Decked out in costumes worn for the film version, Dave put all his vocal and comedy talent to work in the dual roles of Fagin and the Artful Dodger, while the five man backing group played supporting roles.

Sat 13/09/69    
NME n°1183: Dave Dee On German TV
Dave Dee has signed a contract to compere German-TV’s leading pop series “Beat Club,” which is screened weekly from Bremen. He will take over from Dave Lee Travis once every month, starting September 27.
[Beat-Club is not a weekly, but a monthly show that ran from September 1965 until December 1972]

Mon 15/09/69    (Germany) Bravo n°38: Musik express
Aus den Studios
The Herd lassen nach langer Plattenpause demnächst mit der LP Follow the Leader wieder von sich hören.
In English: After a long pause since their latest release, The Herd will soon be heard from again, with their next LP “Follow The Leader”.

Mon 15/09/69    
Radio Show: Jimmy Young Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (10:00 am-12:00 noon)
Hold Tight / Bend It (Live Performance) [Recorded on 28/08/69]
Presented by Jimmy Young: a review of their biggest hits

Jimmy Young: Definitely sold a few discs in its time for Dave Dee and Co. So Hold Tight fans, cause it’s Revived Five Time with Dave and The Boys !

Tue 16/09/69    
De Lane Lea Studios, 129 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2, England [Released on 7/11/69]
Recording session for Tonight Today / Bad News (produced by D.B.M. & T.)

Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the home of Gibson Guitars Corp. since 1894

16-19 Sep. 69    
Radio Show: Jimmy Young Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (9:55 am-12:00 noon)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich appear Monday to Friday

Wed 17/09/69    
D.B.M. & T. Tour of Germany and Holland (17-19 September 1969)
D.B.M.& T. first Tour

Fri 19/09/69    
Single release: The Purge – The Knave / The Mayor Of Simpleton Hall (Corn CP 101)
Salisbury trio with their only (independant) single

Fri 19/09/69    
Radio Show: Terry Wogan Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (2:00-4:15 pm)
The Equals, Marty Wilde and The Weather, Billy J. Kramer & The Remo Four, Katch 22, Cat’s Eyed, The Joyce Bond Revue, The Settlers, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Second appearance of Dave Dee & Co. at the BBC today after the Jimmy Young Show in the morning

Fri 19/09/69    
The Excel, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England (19-25 September 1969)
Dave Dee Solo Cabaret dates

Other Pop Stars famous for having played The Artful Dodger: Steve Marriott (Small Faces), Davy Jones (The Monkees), Phil Collins (Flaming Youth), Chris Andrews (Les Fleur de Lys vocalist)

22-26 Sep. 69    
Radio Show: Sounds Like Tony Brandon, BBC Radio One, London, England (5:30-6:30 pm)
Third consecutive week at the BBC for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

Fri 26/09/69    
Album release: The Beatles – “Abbey Road” LP (Apple PCS 7088)
Including “I Want You” (with truncated ending à la “Still Life”) and “Sun King” (with indecipherable words à la “Zabadak” plus Spanish intro à la “Legend Of Xanadu”)
The last Beatles album is released two weeks after the last Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich LP. (“Let It Be”, released the following year, had been recorded before)

Sat 27/09/69    TV Show: Beat-Club 47, ARD Radio Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland
Host: Dave Dee and Uschi Nerke (4:00-5:00 pm)
The Who: Tommy Special (25 mn film taped in Germany on 26 and 28 August before Dave Dee came in); Fat Mattress perform three songs and are briefly interviewed on stage by Dave Dee; Reports on the Isle of Wight Festival and Blind Faith in Hyde Park

Dave Dee replaces Radio One DJ Dave Lee Travis as co-host of the show until episode n°53, broadcast on 28 March 1970. And the Radio Bremen office itself calls that period: Beat-Club goes Underground!

Sun 28/09/69    
TV Documentary: A Year In The Life – Big Deal Group, BBC2 Television, London, England
With The Mike Stuart Span playing Howard Blaikley’s “You Can Understand Me”. Filmed in June 1968, produced and directed by Paul Watson.

Mon 29/09/69    
(Germany) Bravo n°40 pages 30-32: Dave Dee wird Beat-Club Ansager

Vier Jahre stand er Uschi Nerke im Beat-Club zur Seite. Jetzt muß Dave Lee Travis das Mikrophon abgeben:
Nach Dave Lee kommt Dave Dee
Sie waren Deutschlands beliebtestes Beat-Paar. 46mal sagten Uschi Nerke und Dave Lee Travis gemeinsam weltberühmte Pop-Gruppen im Beat-Club von Radio Bremen an. Am 27. September fehlt Dave Lee. An diesem Tag geht für Dave Dee, dem Ex-Boß von Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, der grösste Wunsch in Erfüllung: Er ist der neue Ansager vom Beat-Club.
BRAVO-Mitarbeiter Jörg Flemming besuchte den Otto-Sieger in London.

Dave Dee: Einmal im Monat ein Freiflug nach Bremen
Heiß brennen vierzehn 5000-Watt-Scheinwerfer im Londoner Filmstudio Pinewood.
Neue Filme werden in die Kamera eingelegt, Dekorationen umgebaut, neu eingeleuchtet. Für den frischgebackenen Filmschauspieler Dave Dee bedeutet das: Drehpause. In einer Stunde wird der Film „Every Home should have One” weitergedreht.
Dave Dee lacht überglücklich, als wir zur Kantine gehen. „Das ist mein erster Film – und ich habe sofort die Hauptrolle bekommen. Zehn Jahre bin ich als Musiker schon im Beatgeschäft. Jetzt geht mein Traum in Erfüllung.”
Dave zieht seine schwarze Lederjacke aus. Auf seinem weißen Pulli grinst hämisch ein schwarzer Toten-Kopf. „Das ist mein Kostüm. Ich spiele in diesem Film den Boß einer Rocker-Bande.

Solche Rollen liebe ich: Bösewichte, Westernhelden und brutale Detektive. Als Boß von Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich war ich lange genug der liebe Junge. Als Schauspieler will ich zornig sein.”
Dave bestellt sich ein Steak und erzählt weiter. „Als ich das Film-Angebot bekam, griff ich natürlich sofort zu. Dann ging es Schlag auf Schlag. Während der Dreharbeiten bekam ich Bescheid aus Deutschland, von Mike Leckebusch dem Regisseur vom Bremer Beat-Club. Er machte mir das Angebot meines Lebens: Ich sollte im Beat-Club Nachfolger von Dave Lee Travis werden. Ich glaubte zu träumen, doch Mike meinte es ernst. Jetzt fliege ich jeden Monat einmal nach Bremen und sage in der Sendung meine Beat-Kollegen an. Am 27. September stehe ich zum erstenmal gemeinsam mit Uschi Nerke vor den Fernsehkameras. Meine Gage: 600 Mark. Und ein Freiflug nach Bremen.”
Dave strahlt. „Stell dir das einmal vor: Zehn Millionen junge deutsche Beat-Fans werden mich regelmäßig sehen. Außerdem wird die Show in 45 Länder verkauft. Kann es einen besseren Start für meine neue Karriere als Schauspieler geben? Da muß ich mich natürlich von Dozy, Beaky, Mick und Tich trennen. Auf zwei Hochzeiten kann man nicht tanzen. Ich bin überzeugt, daß die Jungen auch ohne mich in den Hitparaden bleiben. Ich arbeite jetzt ausschließlich als Schauspieler und Ansager. Singen werd ich nur noch, wenn ich will.”

Dave Dee Interview: Fourteen 5000-watt spotlights are burning hot at London’s Pinewood Studio. New films are loaded into the camera, the decors are changed, bringing a new perspective. For the novice actor Dave Dee, this means a shooting break. The movie “Every Home Should Have One” resumes in an hour.
Dave Dee is more than happy and laughs as we go to the canteen. “This is my first film – and I immediately get the main role. I’ve already been in the Beat business for ten years as a musician. Now my dream is fulfilled.”
Dave takes off his black leather jacket. On his white sweater, a black skull is grinning gleefully. “This is my costume. In this film, I play the boss of a gang of Rockers. I love those parts: villains, Western heroes and brutal detectives. As boss of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich I’ve played the nice boy long enough. As an actor I want to be mean.”
Dave orders a steak and goes on talking. “When I got the film offer, I immediately grabbed it of course. Then it happened in rapid succession. During the shooting I got notification from Germany, from Mike Leckebusch, the director of the Beat-Club in Bremen. He made me the offer of my life: I was to succeed Dave Lee Travis in Beat Club. I thought I was dreaming, but Mike was not kidding. Now I fly to Bremen once a month and present my Beat colleagues in the show. On 27 September, I stand for the first time together with Uschi Nerke before the television cameras. My fee: DM 600. And a free flight to Bremen.”
Dave exudes. Can you imagine ? Ten million young German Beat fans will see me regularly. In addition, the show is sold in 45 countries. Can there be a better start for my new career as an actor ? So I must of course be separated from Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. One cannot dance at two weddings. I am convinced that without me the boys will remain in the charts. I am now working exclusively as an actor and announcer. I’ll only sing when I want.”

29 Sep.-3 Oct.    

Radio Show: Terry Wogan Show, BBC Radio One, London, England (2:00-4:15 pm)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich return to Radio One for a fourth consecutive week

Mon 29/09/69    
The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Last Concert

September 69    
Album release: Fleetwood Mac – “Then Play On” LP (Reprise 9000)

Three years after “If Music Be The Food Of Love”, Fleetwood Mac use the same reference from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (1602). 





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