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    1964

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Summary:

November 1964 saw a huge extension built on to the original Ballroom building, thereby quadrupling its capacity to around 1000 patrons and changing the venue in every way.

The New KB Band took the reigns of residency from Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats in October though both shared the year with regular headline and support appearances by The Red Hawks and The Falcons. The Shadettes played the ballroom only once in 1963, 1964 and 1965 before landing a residency in November of 1966.

The Red Hawks 'Twist Club' continued on many Wednesdays throughout 1964 until its closure in December while afternoon dances continued on Saturdays.

 

Highlights this year included:

Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
The Alex Harvey Soul Band
The Applejacks
Cliff Bennet & The Rebel Rousers
Dean Ford & The Gaylords (later, Marmalade)
The Dutch Swing College Band
The Four Pennies
Herman's Hermits
The Honeycombs
The Merseybeats
Mike Berry & The Innocents
The Pretty Things
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Zombies


January 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/01/1964WednesdayThe Red HawksThe KB DixielandersThe Red Hawks Twist Club ('Top Of The Pops' was first broadcast on this day from a converted church in Manchester and introduced by Jimmy Saville)
03/01/1964FridayThe Red HawksThe KB DixielandersThe Beatles' first appearance on US TV on this day!
04/01/1964SaturdayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

05/01/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

06/01/1964MondayThe Falcons

08/01/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
10/01/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

11/01/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
12/01/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

13/01/1964MondayThe Falcons

15/01/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
17/01/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

18/01/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
19/01/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

20/01/1964MondayThe Falcons

22/01/1964WednesdayMark Peters & The SilhouettesThe Red Hawks
24/01/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

25/01/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
26/01/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

27/01/1964MondayThe Falcons

29/01/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
31/01/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

February 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/02/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
02/02/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

03/02/1964MondayThe Falcons

05/02/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
07/02/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats
The Beatles arrive in the US for the first time on this day!
08/02/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
09/02/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats
The Beatles play to approx 73 million people on their US TV debut on this day!
10/02/1964MondayThe Falcons

11/02/1964TuesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
14/02/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

15/02/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
16/02/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

17/02/1964MondayThe Falcons

19/02/1964WednesdayTony Rivers & The CastawaysThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
21/02/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

22/02/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
23/02/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

24/02/1964MondayThe Falcons

26/02/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
28/02/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

29/02/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.

March 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/03/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

02/03/1964MondayThe Falcons

04/03/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
05/03/1964ThursdayThe Dutch Swing College Band
Tickets 6/-
06/03/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

07/03/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
08/03/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

09/03/1964MondayThe Falcons

11/03/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
13/03/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

14/03/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
15/03/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

16/03/1964MondayThe Falcons

18/03/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
20/03/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

21/03/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
22/03/1964SundayThe Falcons
This was the first ever date on which all top ten chart singles were of UK origin.
23/03/1964MondayThe Falcons

24/03/1964TuesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
25/03/1964WednesdayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats
The Beatles debut on TOTP with 'Can't Buy Me Love'.
27/03/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats
The Beatles held all top six chart positions this week in Australia.
28/03/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.  (Radio Caroline Begins Transmitting & The Beatles' waxworks unveiled at Madam Tussaud's)
29/03/1964SundayThe Falcons

30/03/1964MondayThe Falcons

31/03/1964TuesdayThe AmbassadorsThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club

April 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/04/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

04/04/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
05/04/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

06/04/1964MondayThe Falcons

08/04/1964WednesdayRobb Storme & The WhispersThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
10/04/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

11/04/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
12/04/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

13/04/1964MondayThe Falcons

14/04/1964TuesdayThe Swinging Blue JeansThe Falcons
15/04/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
17/04/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

18/04/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
'Can't Buy Me Love' was No1 in both UK & US on this day.
19/04/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

22/04/1964WednesdayThe FalconsThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
24/04/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

25/04/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
26/04/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

27/04/1964MondayThe Falcons

28/04/1964TuesdayAcker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band
Tickets 7/6
29/04/1964WednesdayTommy Dene & The TremorsThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club

May 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/05/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
03/05/1964SundayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

04/05/1964MondayThe Falcons

06/05/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
08/05/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

09/05/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
10/05/1964SundayThe Cherokees

11/05/1964MondayThe Falcons

13/05/1964WednesdayThe McKinleysThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
15/05/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

16/05/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
17/05/1964SundayThe Blue Diamonds

18/05/1964MondayThe Falcons

20/05/1964WednesdayRoss Devlin & The AmbassadorsBobby Dene & The Dynamos / The Red Hawks
23/05/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
24/05/1964SundayThe Argonauts

25/05/1964MondayThe Falcons

27/05/1964WednesdayThe FederalsThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
29/05/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

30/05/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
31/05/1964SundayThe Argonauts

June 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/06/1964MondayThe Four PenniesThe Falcons
03/06/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
05/06/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

06/06/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
07/06/1964SundayThe Strollers

08/06/1964MondayThe Falcons

10/06/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
12/06/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

13/06/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
14/06/1964SundayThe Dynamos

15/06/1964MondayThe Falcons

17/06/1964WednesdayThe Blackhawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
19/06/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

20/06/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
21/06/1964SundayThe Strollers

22/06/1964MondayThe Falcons

24/06/1964WednesdayTony Rivers & The CastawaysThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
26/06/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

27/06/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
28/06/1964SundayThe Shadettes
Their only gig at the ballroom in 1964.
29/06/1964MondayThe Falcons

July 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/07/1964WednesdayThe Nameless OnesThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
03/07/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

04/07/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
05/07/1964SundayThe Falcons

06/07/1964MondayThe Hellcats ShowbandThe Falcons
08/07/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
10/07/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

11/07/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
12/07/1964SundayThe Original Chessmen

15/07/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
17/07/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

18/07/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
19/07/1964SundayThe Argonauts 

22/07/1964Wednesday20th Century SoundsThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
24/07/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

25/07/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
26/07/1964SundayThe Hellcats Showband

29/07/1964WednesdayMe And Them20th Century Sounds / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
31/07/1964Friday20th Century Sounds

August 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/08/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
02/08/1964SundayThe Arrows

05/08/1964WednesdayThe Migil FiveThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
07/08/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

08/08/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
09/08/1964SundayThe Strollers

12/08/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
14/08/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

15/08/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
16/08/1964SundayThe Original Chessmen

19/08/1964WednesdayThe DynamosShane & The Shane Gang / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks Twist Club
21/08/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

22/08/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
23/08/1964SundayPeter's Faces

26/08/1964WednesdaySound Of The EchoesThe Red HawksFrank Ifield's backing group
28/08/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

29/08/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
30/08/1964SundayThe Falcons

September 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/09/1964WednesdayThe Trendsetters
They would become 'Hedgehoppers Anonymous'
04/09/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

05/09/1964SaturdayThe Falcons
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
06/09/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

09/09/1964WednesdayThe CopycatsThe Ambassadors / The Red Hawks
11/09/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

12/09/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
13/09/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

16/09/1964WednesdayThe ZombiesThe Red Hawks
18/09/1964FridayThe Jacobeats

19/09/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
20/09/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

23/09/1964WednesdayThe Alex Harvey Soul BandThe Red Hawks
26/09/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
27/09/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

28/09/1964MondayThe HoneycombsThe Red Hawks

October 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/10/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

03/10/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
04/10/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

07/10/1964WednesdayThe MerseybeatsThe Red Hawks
09/10/1964FridayHorace Demarco & The Kool Beats

10/10/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
11/10/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

14/10/1964WednesdayHerman's HermitsThe Red Hawks
16/10/1964FridayThe Falcons

17/10/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
Horace Demarco & The Kool Beats play in the afternoon too.
18/10/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

21/10/1964WednesdayDave Berry & The CruisersThe Red Hawks
23/10/1964FridayKenny Ball

24/10/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
The New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
25/10/1964SundayPeter's Faces

28/10/1964WednesdayMike Berry & The InnocentsRhythm & Blues Incorporated / The Red Hawks
30/10/1964FridayThe New KB Band

31/10/1964SaturdayThe Red Hawks
The New KB Band play in the afternoon too.

November 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/11/1964SundayThe Black Diamonds

04/11/1964WednesdayDean Ford & The GaylordsJohnny, Mike & The Shades / The Red HawksDean Ford & The Gaylords' would later become 'Marmalade'
06/11/1964FridayThe Fenmen

07/11/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
08/11/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

11/11/1964WednesdayThe Big Three

13/11/1964FridayThe Hurricanes

14/11/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
15/11/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

18/11/1964WednesdayThe Rocking BerriesThe Red Hawks
20/11/1964FridayThe New KB Band

21/11/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
22/11/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

25/11/1964Wednesday20th Century SoundsThe Red Hawks
27/11/1964FridayThe New KB Band

28/11/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
29/11/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

30/11/1964MondayThe Four PenniesTony Jackson & The Vibrations / The New KB Band / The Red HawksGala opening of the new extended premises

December 1964

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/12/1964WednesdayThe Pretty Things

04/12/1964FridayThe New KB Band

05/12/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
06/12/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

09/12/1964WednesdayCliff Bennet & The Rebel RousersThe Red Hawks
10/12/1964ThursdayThe Dutch Swing College BandThe Red Hawks
11/12/1964FridayThe Jacobeats

12/12/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
13/12/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

16/12/1964WednesdayThe ApplejacksThe Red Hawks
18/12/1964FridayThe New KB Band

19/12/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
20/12/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

24/12/1964ThursdayThe Red Hawks

25/12/1964FridayThe New KB Band

26/12/1964SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
27/12/1964SundayThe Red Hawks

30/12/1964WednesdayThe Red Hawks
The Red Hawks Twist Club
31/12/1964ThursdayThe KB DixielandersThe Red Hawks


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