The Konrads | The Hooker Brothers | Dave's Reds and Blues
Davie Jones and The King Bees | Davie Jones and The Manish Boys | Davie Jones/David Bowie and The Lower Third
David Bowie and The Buzz | The Riot Squad | The Lindsay Kemp Theatre Group | Turquoise | Feathers

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Bowie Tours and Concert Performances Davie Jones with The King Bees David Jones circa 1956   1958-1969
  CONCERT PERFORMANCES

The listings for 1958 to 1969 are obviously by no means complete.


The earliest recalled 'performance' of David so far was at Christmas time in the early Fifties. David went carol singing in the local Bromley area with a boy named Smith, they collected £2/2 shillings for The Bromley Blind Club's funds. They were both in class 3A.

1958 - ?
?St. Mary's ChurchBromleyEngland - St. Mary's Church Choir

David joined the St. Mary's Church Choir in 1958. Also in the choir were David's friends George Underwood and Geoffrey MacCormack.

AUGUST
?Bromley Scouts Annual CampIsle Of WightEngland - D. Jones & G. Underwood

David and George Underwood perform the Lonnie Donegan numbers 'Gamblin' Man' and 'Puttin' On The Style', along with George singing '16 Tons' whilst attending the 18th Bromley Scout packs Annual Summer camp vacation on the Isle Of Wight. Around the campfire, David played a ukulele and a home-made single-stringed bass, which he and old school friend Dudley Chapman had made from an old tea chest and broom handle, when they both attended Burnt Ash Junior School. George Underwood played acoustic guitar.

The KonradsThe Konrads The Konrads consisted of: David Jones (vocals, tenor saxophone), Neville Wills (guitar), Alan Dodds (guitar), Dave Crook (drums), George Underwood (vocals).

George Underwood left after a short time. Apparently the name Kon-rads came about whilst they were appearing with Jess Conrad, who introduced them as "my Conrads." The hyphen was removed at David's insistence.


1962 - JUNE
16thBromley Technical High SchoolKeston, South BromleyEngland - The Konrads

David and the Konrads perform a few 'Shadows' numbers during the schools PTA fete. In the Friday June 22nd edition of The Kentish Times, with a headline 'Nearly 4,000 at school fete' - it stated: 'In a continental style cage where one could sip soft drinks, while a group of young instrumentalists called 'The Conrads', (sic) played music on guitars, saxophone and drums.'


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?Church Hall, Bromley CommonBromleyEngland - Rehearsals
?Chislehurst CavesBromleyEngland - The Konrads

Many rehearsals were held at The Church Hall on Bromley Common. Fans of the band were charged two shillings to watch the performances. The vast majority of the Konrads performances were held at small local venues consisting of youth clubs, dances, church halls and Bar Mitzvah parties.


NOVEMBER
17thCudham Village HallCudhamEngland - The Konrads

By the end of 1962 David Hadfield had replaced Dave Crook on drums. Also joining the band were Rocky Shahan (real name Chaudhari) on bass guitar and on vocals were Roger Ferris, and two sisters Christine and Stella Patton (now Gall). David changed his surname to 'Dave Jay' because he was inspired by Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, who according to David were only one of two British bands that 'knew anything about saxophones'.

A list containing 58 song titles were drawn up but the Konrads drummer David Hadfield. It included 'In The Mood', 'China Doll', 'The Young Ones' and 'Sweet Little Sixteen'. David wrote many of his own compositions, aided by guitarist Neville Wills, who used to help him compose the music.


1963 - MAY
18thHillsiders Youth Club, W.I. HallBiggin Hill, WesterhamEngland - The Konrads*
?CivicOrpingtonEngland - The Konrads
?Ravensbourne Art School, Justin HallWest Wickham, BromleyEngland - The Konrads
25thBromley Technical High SchoolKeston, South BromleyEngland - The Konrads (2 Shows)

*18th May: At the Hillsiders Youth Club show at the Womens' Institute Hall in Biggin Hill, David sings Joe Brown's 'A Picture Of You' and Bruce Chanel's 'Hey Baby'. George Underwood takes the vocals on 'It's Only Make Believe' and 'A Night At Daddy Gees'. Mrs Orme, set up The Hillsiders Youth Club which met every Friday in the Women's Institute Hall at 4 Lebanon Gardens, Biggin Hill in Westerham. It got a lot of support from the local youth and also from those of Westerham.

*On Friday, August 30th, The Konrads enter Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens in West Hampstead for the first time and cut their only recorded record entitled: 'I Never Dreamed'. The song was written by David, Roger Ferris and Alan Dodds, the main vocals are by Roger Ferris, with David taking the harmonies. Several acetates were cut by Decca. Drummer David Hadfield said the song concerned an 'air crash'. Soon after this recording, David left the band, though the band stayed together playing the club circuit and even toured as the opening act with The Rolling Stones. David said he became dissatisfied with The Konrads because of their choice of song repertoire. He wanted to play more blues numbers instead of the pop standards they chose to cover.

Dave Jones circa 1964 The Hooker Brothers consisted of: David Jones (vocals, tenor saxophone), George Underwood (rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Viv Andrews (drums). They had a regular booking at the Bromel Club, at the Bromley Court Hotel in Bromley Hill, mostly as the interval act, although it lasted only for a few weeks. They also performed as Dave's Reds and Blues in order to get more gigs which was common practice. 'Reds and Blues' were a reference to the type of barbiturate pills that were on the scene at the time. Some of the songs included in their set was the classic ballad 'Blues In The Night', John Lee Hooker's 'Tupelo' and Bob Dylan's 'House of the Rising Sun'. They only performed three or four times in total. If David never had somewhere to play he would travel around, listening to music, carrying his saxophone, just in case a group invited him to join them onstage.

During the time that David was known as 'Dave Jay' there was another band name Dave And The Bowmen.



SEPTEMBER
?Bromel Club (Bromley Court Hotel)Bromley Hill, BromleyEngland - The Hooker Brothers
21stCivic HallOrpingtonEngland - The Konrads minus David

OCTOBER
24thWickham HallsWest Wickham, BromleyEngland - The Konrads

NOVEMBER
2ndShirley Parish HallShirley, CroydonEngland - The Konrads
21stAssembly HallConey Hall, West WickhamEngland - The Konrads
23rd??England - The Konrads
24thLewisham Town HallCatfordEngland - The Konrads

DECEMBER
14thHillsiders Youth Club, W.I. HallBiggin Hill, WesterhamEngland - The Konrads
31stJustin HallWest Wickham, BromleyEngland - The Konrads


1964 - JANUARY
25thMemorial HallPetts WoodEngland - The Konrads minus David

Davie Jones and The King Bees Davie Jones and The King Bees Davie Jones and The King Bees The King Bees consisted of: Davie Jones (vocals, tenor saxophone), George Underwood (rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica), Roger Bluck (lead guitar), Dave Howard (bass guitar) and Robert (Bobby) Allen (drums).

Their name was taken from the Slim Harpo song 'I'm A King Bee'. They auditioned and rehearsed at Ronnie Pressman's flat in Albion Street, near Marble Arch for manager to-be Leslie Conn. Their debut gig took place at the Jack Of Clubs in aid of John Bloom's 3rd wedding anniversary party, they performed two songs, 'Got My Mojo Working' and 'Hoochie Coochie Man'. The vast majority of shows performed were in clubs and colleges in Bromley, Kent.


APRIL
14thJack Of ClubsSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The King Bees

MAY
15thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The King Bees
17thCafe des ArtistesLondonEngland - Davie Jones & The King Bees
21stThe RoundhouseCamden, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The King Bees

JUNE
7thBedsitter, Holland Park AvenueLondon W11England - King Bees

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?Bricklayers Arms, Old Kent RoadLondonEngland - Davie Jones & The King Bees

Davie Jones 1965 The Manish Boys consisted of: Davie Jones (vocals, saxophone), Johnny Flux (lead guitar), John Watson (guitar, vocals), Bob Solly (organ), Paul Rodriguez (bass guitar, tenor saxophone, trumpet), Woolf Byrne (baritone saxophone, harmonica) and Mike White (drums).

The name of the band was taken from a Muddy Water's song 'Manish Boy'. The majority of their performances were in towns and resorts in and around Southern England. Davie joins the band in August.


1964 - MARCH
13thColeford British Legion Hall & ClubColefordEngland - The Manish Boys - Cancelled

MAY
9thStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys (Afternoon)
12thStudio 304, Holloway RoadLondon, N19England - The Manish Boys (Joe Meek Audition)
13thCorn Exchange?England - The Manish Boys
15thStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
16thGood Companions ClubRochesterEngland - The Manish Boys
22ndStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
23rdAir BaseSouth RuislipEngland - The Manish Boys
25thEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - The Manish Boys
29thStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys (BBC Audition)
30thWye CollegeAshfordEngland - The Manish Boys

JUNE
1stAstor TheatreDealEngland - The Manish Boys
4thPembroke ClubChathamEngland - The Manish Boys
5thStar Club (Kings)MaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
6thStar ClubFairseatEngland - The Manish Boys
6thStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
10th??England - The Manish Boys (KV Audition)
12thStar ClubMaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
14th'Opportunity Knocks'LondonEngland - The Manish Boys (TV Audition)
17thAstoriaLondonEngland - The Manish Boys (Audition)
19thAstor TheatreDealEngland - The Manish Boys
21st?StepneyEngland - The Manish Boys
21stEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - The Manish Boys
27th?East FarleighEngland - The Manish Boys
29th??England - The Manish Boys (Audition)

JULY
3rdStar Club (Kings)MaidstoneEngland - The Manish Boys
9thFlamingo Jazz ClubLondonEngland - The Manish Boys
11th?SellingeEngland - The Manish Boys
25thUSAF ChicksandsSheffordEngland - The Manish Boys
26thEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - The Manish Boys

AUGUST
1stValley HotelCaterhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
17thAstor TheatreDealEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
19thEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
30thSavoy BallroomIpswichEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

SEPTEMBER
2ndEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
9thRAF WethersfieldFinchingfieldEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
19thThe SceneSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
21stInvicta BallroomChathamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
23rdMedway County Youth ClubChathamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
25thThe Willow RoomsRomfordEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
26thActon Town HallActon, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
27thFlamingo Jazz ClubLondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
29thThe Jolly Gardeners HotelIsleworthEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

OCTOBER
2ndLynx ClubBorehamwoodEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
6thRegent Sound StudiosSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
7thEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
9th?FinchleyEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
10th?NewmarketEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
13th?Putney, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
17thTower BallroomLee-on-the-SolentEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
21stMedway County Youth ClubChathamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
25thTower BallroomLee-on-the-SolentEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
31stJustin HallWest WickhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

NOVEMBER
6thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
7thConservative HallBedfordEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
8thEel Pie Island Jazz ClubTwickenhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
13thThe Witch Doctor (Marine Court)St Leonards-on-SeaEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
14thThe Royal Star Hotel (Star Ballroom)MaidstoneEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
20thJustin HallWest WickhamEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

During December (1st to 6th), Davie Jones & The Manish Boys took part in a six-date concert tour of England as part of the Gerry and The Pacemakers Tour. Also on the bill were Gene Pitney, The Kinks, Marianne Faithfull, Bobby Shafto with The Roofraisers and Mike Cotton Sound. The tour compere was Bryan Burdon. The Manish Boys were the opening act on the Northern tour with two performances at each venue at 6.30pm and 8.50pm.


DECEMBER
1stABC CinemaWiganEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
2ndABC CinemaHullEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
3rdABC Cinema (Lothian Road)EdinburghScotland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
4thABC Cinema (Globe Theatre)Stockton-on-TeesEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
5thCity HallNewcastleEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
6thFuturist TheatreScarboroughEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 perf)
10thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
13thConservative ClubBedfordEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
17thBrighton CollegeBrightonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
18thCorn ExchangeHertfordEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
19thCorn ExchangeMaidstoneEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
31st?FinchleyEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

1964 - Unknown dates?
?Chislehurst CavesBromleyEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
??LutonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys


1965 - JANUARY
30thWitch DoctorSt Leonards-on-SeaEngland - The Manish Boys with Davy Jones

FEBRUARY
1stThe Royal Star Hotel (Star Ballroom)MaidstoneEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

MARCH
4th?BournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
8thThe May Fair HotelLondonEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys*
10thBromel Club (Bromley Court Hotel)Bromley HillEngland - Davy Jones & Manish Boys
20thOlympia BallroomsCromer, NorfolkEngland - Davie Jones & The Manish Boys

*8th March: Davie Jones and The Manish Boys perform a free gig at the 21st birthday party for producer Shel Talmy's wife held at the May Fair Hotel in Westminster, London.


The Lower Third hold their auditions at La Discotheque in Soho, London and Davie Jones along with his alto saxophone gets the position. David also performed with various bands on a casual basis. Some of which included The High Numbers (aka The Who), The T-Bones and Sonny Boy Williamson. The majority took place at The Marquee, Soho, London.


APRIL
?La DiscothequeSoho, LondonEngland - Auditions

Davie Jones and The Lower Third The Lower Third formed in Margate, Kent in 1963, they were originally known as 'Oliver Twist And The Lower Third'. The original line-up consisted of Denis Taylor (lead guitar), Les Mighall (drums) and Graham Rivens (bass guitar).

Davie Jones and The Lower Third David joined the band in April 1965 and the new line up became: Davie Jones (vocals, tenor & alto saxophone), Denis 'Tea-Cup' Taylor (lead guitar), Graham Rivens (bass guitar), Les Mighall (drums) along with Neil Anderson who performed occasional vocals). Two months later Phil Lancaster replaced Les Mighall on drums in July. The band get a residency at The Bournemouth Pavilion every Friday and Sunday throughout the summer, along with the Ventnor Winter Gardens, Isle Of Wight every Saturday.


APRIL
8thWorking Mens ClubMinsterEngland - The Lower Third
10thSheerness & District MCC Cons ClubSheernessEngland - The Lower Third
11thWorking Mens ClubMinsterEngland - The Lower Third

MAY
17thGrand HotelLittlestone, RomneyEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
21stCalifornia BallroomDunstableEngland - The Manish Boys*
28thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
30thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third

*21st May: The Manish Boys perform at the California Ballroom in Dunstable. Also on the bill were two other acts Bryan Diamond & The Cutters and Simon St Just. Either David performed with The Lower Third under the wrong name or The Manish Boys played without him.


JUNE
4thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
5thBorough HallQueensboroughEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
11thStarlight RoomsBrightonEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
12thKings HeadManchesterEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
13thRoebuck ClubLondon, SE1England - Davie Jones & Lower Third
14thWhite Bear TavernLeedsEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
?The BoulevardDringhouses, YorkEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
18thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third*
19thHappy Towers BallroomEdgbastonEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
23rdFairlight GardensTadcasterEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
24thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
25thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
26thBromel Club (Bromley Court Hotel)Bromley HillEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
27thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third

*18th June: The Lower Third start a residency at The Cliftonville Hall, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. Rhythm and Blues every Thursday at 8pm.


JULY
1stThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
2ndPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
4thPavilion BallroomBournemouthEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
8thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
15thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
22ndThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
25thSheerness & District MCC Cons ClubSheernessEngland - The Lower Third
29thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
31stWinter Gardens, VentnorIsle Of WightEngland - Davy Jones & Lower Third

*An audition for Ralph Horton was arranged at The Roebuck Public House on the Tottenham Court Road, London with the view of him becoming their manager.

AUGUST
5thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
7thWinter Gardens, VentnorIsle Of WightEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
12thThe Cliftonville HallMargateEngland - The Lower Third
19th100 Club (Radio Caroline)LondonEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
26th100 Club (Radio Caroline)LondonEngland - Davie Jones & Lower Third
?Roebuck Public HouseLondonEngland - Ralph Horton Audition*

During September, Davie Jones And The Lower Third perform on Saturday afternoons at the Marquee Club in Soho, London.

On September 16th David Jones' official stage name becomes 'David Bowie'.


SEPTEMBER
4thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
7th100 ClubLondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
11thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
14th100 ClubLondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
18thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
21st100 ClubLondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
25thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third
28th100 ClubLondonEngland - Davy Jones & The Lower Third

OCTOBER
8thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third
30thBirdcage ClubEastney, PortsmouthEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third

NOVEMBER
5thMarquee Club (Double Bill)Soho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third
13thThe New BarnBrightonEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third
19thMarquee Club (Double Bill)LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third

DECEMBER
5thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie with The Lower Third
10thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Lower Third
11thThe Cadillac ClubBrightonEngland - Davie Jones and the Lower-Third
24thLa DiscotequeLondonEngland - Xmas Eve with The Lower Thirds
31stLe Golf DrouotMontmartre, ParisFrance - David Bowie & The Lower Third

1966 - JANUARY
1stLe Bus PalladiumParisFrance - David Bowie & Lower Third
2ndLe Golf DrouotMontmartre, ParisFrance - David Bowie & Lower Third
6thGaiety Bar, Victoria TavernLondonEngland - Record Launch
7thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
12thCommunity HallNewmarketEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
15thAlexander TavernHarrowEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
17thHolly BushCarlisleEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
19thCedar ClubBirminghamEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
28thTown HallStevenageEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third
29thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & Lower Third (am)
29thBromel Club, (Bromley Court Hotel)Bromley HillEngland - Cancelled

Formed in February 1966, auditions for David's new band were held at the Marquee and at Ralph Horton's flat. The name 'Buzz' was suggested to them by DJ Earl Richmond (aka John Dienn).

The Buzz members were: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone), John 'Hutch' Hutchinson (guitar), Derek 'Dek' Fearnley (bass guitar), John 'Ego' Eager (drums) and Derrick 'Chow' Boyes (keyboards).


FEBRUARY
3rdMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Auditions
4thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Auditions
5thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Auditions*
7th? (Rehearsals Start)LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
10thMecca BallroomLeicesterEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
11thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
12thBowes Lyon HouseStevenageEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
26thCorn ExchangeChelmsfordEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
28thClub Continental (The Belfry)EastbourneEngland - Dave Bowie

* 5th Feb: John Hutchinson: 'I first met David after I had spent a year playing Rythm & Blues with The Apaches in Goteborg in 1965. I turned up at a very professional audition at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London, one Saturday morning, and got the gig. I reckon David chose me because I was wearing Swedish clothes, a suede jean-jacket, suede jeans and blue clogs - nobody in England had seen that stuff before and I think David was impressed. I was also probably the best of the guitarists at the audition by the way!'

*11th Feb: This show is advertised as David Bowie and The Lower Third although it was The Buzz who backed David. Also on the bill were Boz and The Sidewinders.

*12th Feb: This show at the 'largest youth centre in Europe' is advertised as David Bowie and The Lower Third, again it was The Buzz who backed David.


MARCH
5thCranes Record ShopBirminghamEngland - Promotional Visit
??CrawleyEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
??BournemouthEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
12thClub One-O-OneBrightonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
18thTarget Club (Co-Op Memorial Hall)High WycombeEngland - Promotional Visit
21stGalaxy Club (St. Joseph's Hall)BasingstokeEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
??SouthamptonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
??NottinghamEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
??PeterboroughEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
??NewmarketEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
25thAlexander TavernHarrowEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

*18th March: The show is advertised as Dave Bowie & The Lower 3rd although it was The Buzz who actually backed David.


APRIL
2ndHolly BushCarlisleEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
3rd?EdinburghScotland - Cancelled
3rdTop Ten Club (Palais)DundeeScotland - David Bowie & The Buzz
4thCollegeDundeeScotland - David Bowie & The Buzz
5thGreen's PlayhouseGlasgowScotland - David Bowie & The Buzz
6th?HawickScotland - David Bowie & The Buzz
9thGuildhallThetfordEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz - (Two Sets)
10thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
17thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
24thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
25th?ChesterEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

*Starting on the 10th April through to 12th June, David and The Buzz appear at The Marquee Club, Soho, London for a series of six Sunday afternoon shows (3.00pm - 6.00pm) entitled 'The Bowie Showboat'. The show was sponsored by Radio London (also known as Big L).


MAY
1stMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
8thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
15thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
22ndMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
29thMarquee Club (Matinee)Soho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
29thSouth PierBlackpoolEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

JUNE
5thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
11thCalifornia BallroomDunstableEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
12thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
13thPleasurama, Coronation BallroomRamsgateEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
14thCorn ExchangeCambridgeEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
17th?CatfordEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
18thGuildhallThetfordEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
19thBrands Hatch Racing TrackFawkham, LongfieldEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
22ndShoreline ClubBognor RegisEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
23rd?LowestoftEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
24thCalifornia BallroomDunstableEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
27thBritannia TheatreGreat YarmouthEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

*15th June: John Hutchinson leaves the band. *Billy Gray ('Haggis') replaces him on the 27th June, his first gig being The Lion Hotel, Warrington on 2nd July 1966.


JULY
2ndThe Lion HotelWarringtonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
3rdMarquee ClubLondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
15thLoughton Youth CentreLoughtonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
30thRhodes CentreBishop's StortfordEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

2nd July: At The Lion Hotel in Warrington the booking was made for 'David Bowie and The Lower Third' for the princely sum of 30. This was the first gig with new band member Billy Gray ('Haggis'). Also on the supporting bill were The Powerhouse - Eric Clapton (guitar), Pete York (drums), Jack Bruce (bass), Steve Winwood (vocals/organ), Paul Jones (harmonica), and Ben Palmer (piano). They were only paid 25!

*For a total of eleven weeks, 21st August to 13th November, 'The Bowie Showboat' is performed at The Marquee Club in Soho, London.


AUGUST
12thLatin QuarterLeicesterEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
13thGliderdromeBostonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
21stMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
26thCoronation BallroomRamsgateEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
27thStarlite BallroomGreenford, WembleyEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
28thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

David Bowie & The Buzz played a total of thirteen gigs in September.


SEPTEMBER
4thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
11thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
12thWoodhall Community Centre (The Hop)Welwyn Garden CityEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
16thThe PlaceHanley, Stoke-on-TrentEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
18thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
23rdMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
25thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

David Bowie & The Buzz played a total of ten gigs in October.


OCTOBER
29thShoreline ClubBognor RegisEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

NOVEMBER
6thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
13thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
19thOlympia BallroomsCromerEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz*
26thCommunity CentreGosportEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz
27thThe Maid's HeadKing's LynnEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

*19th Nov: Billy Gray leaves The Buzz and they continue as a trio.


DECEMBER
2ndSevern ClubShrewsburyEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz

The final gig by The Buzz in December, saw them perform 'Waiting For The Man' by the Velvet Underground as one of the encore songs. David played this song live before anyone one else in the world, he performed it before the album was actually released after receiving a testing pressing from his then manager Kenneth Pitt.


UNKNOWN
?Blue MoonCheltenhamEngland - David Bowie & The Buzz


The Riot Squad 1967 The Riot Squad 1967 During the Spring of 1967, David played over twenty gigs throughout the United Kingdom with a group named The Riot Squad. The band were known for their flamboyant use of face paint and theatrical stage show. The live dates that featured David started on 17th March until 2nd May.

The band which consisted of six members included David Bowie (lead vocalist, mouth harp and guitar), Rod Davies (guitar), Brian 'Croke' Prebble (vocals, bass), Bob Evans (tenor saxophone, vocals, flute), George 'Butch' Davis (keyboards) and Derek 'Del' Roll (drums).

The Riot Squad were billed as 'The Complete Musical Entertainers' covering Pop, Tableaux, Burlesque and Parody. Their management were Wardona Productions Ltd based in Denmark Street, London WC2.


1967 - MARCH
13thThe SwanTottenham, LondonEngland - Rehearsals (Riot Squad)
17thWoodlands Youth CentreBasildonEngland - The Riot Squad
28thKodak's Social Club, Eastman HallWealdstone, HarrowEngland - The Riot Squad

*13th March: At The Swan in Tottenham, the band rehearse with David, performing 'Silver Tree Top' (Jam), 'Silver Tree Top - School For Boy's' (Prebble vocals), 'Toy Soldier' - 'Little Sadie' (Bowie vocals), 'Toy Soldier' (Bowie vocals) and 'Silly Boy Blue' (Bowie vocals).


APRIL
13thTiles ClubLondon W1CEngland - The Riot Squad
14thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Solo Performance
?Down Beat Club, The Swan Hotel BallroomMaldonEngland - Solo Performance

MAY
2ndBossard HallLeighton BuzzardEngland - The Riot Squad

?
??Waltham Forest, London E17England - The Riot Squad

NOVEMBER
19thDorchester HotelPark Lane, LondonEngland - The Stage Ball*

*19th Nov: A benefit 'Stage Ball' in aid of the Guild and British Heart Foundation. David performs a ten minute spot accompanied by The Bill Saville Orchestra.


David as Cloud in Pierrot In Turquoise Pierrot In Turquoise featuring Lindsay Kemp as 'Pierrot', Jack Birkett as 'Harlequin', David Bowie as 'Cloud', Annie Stainer as 'Columbine' and Michael Garrett was the piano player.

David performs five songs: 'When I Live My Dream', 'Sell Me A Coat', 'Threepenny Pierrot', 'Columbine' and 'The Mirror'. Devised and Directed by: Lindsay Kemp. Assisted by: Craig San Roque. Decor and Costumes by: Natasha Kornilof. Fabrics kindly donated by: Sir Nicholas Seekers. Musical Arrangements and Original Compositions by: Gordon Rose. Songs composed by: David Bowie. Stage Director: Craig San Roque.


DECEMBER
28thOxford New Theatre (Playhouse)OxfordEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise

1968 - JANUARY
3rdRosehill TheatreMoresby, WhitehavenEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
4thRosehill TheatreMoresby, WhitehavenEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
5thRosehill TheatreMoresby, WhitehavenEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise

MARCH
5thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
6thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
7thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
8thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
9thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
10thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
11thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
12thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
13thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
14thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
15thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
16thMercury TheatreNotting Hill Gate, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
25thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Rehearsal
26thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
27thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
27thLittle TheatreLondonEngland - Kemp Theatre Group
28thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
29thLittle TheatreLondonEngland - Kemp Theatre Group
29thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise
30thIntimate TheatrePalmers Green, LondonEngland - Pierrot In Turquoise

MAY
19thMiddle Earth ClubCovent Garden, LondonEngland - Solo Performance*

*19th May: David performs 'Jetsun And The Eagle', a twenty-minute mime set to the soundtrack 'Silly Boy Blue'. The performance was part of a charity event for Gandalf's Garden Benefit. Advertised as 'David Bowie In Mime', he was one of 15 other artists playing at the event, which started at 3:30pm until 11:00pm.


JUNE
3rdRoyal Festival HallLondonEngland - Mime Perf. (Support T.Rex)

AUGUST
?Astor ClubLondonEngland - Audition


Turquoise September 1968 Turquoise Turquoise were a mixed media trio who consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, mime), Hermione Farthingale (vocals, mime) and Tony Hill (acoustic guitar, vocals) from the group 'The Misunderstood'. David had placed an advertisement in the International Times way back in June. It stated 'David Bowie needs acoustic guitarist singing/speaking for exciting project, must be alive'. The name Turquoise lasted for only a small number of appearances before Tony Hill's final performance on 16th September. Tony left to join 'High Tide', a group that David was later to support. His replacement was ex-Buzz member John Hutchinson. Shortly after the name was changed to Feathers.


SEPTEMBER
14thThe RoundhouseCamden, LondonEngland - Turquoise
15thMiddle Earth ClubCovent Garden, LondonEngland - Feathers
16thWigmore HallLondonEngland - Feathers*

OCTOBER
20thCountry ClubKentish Town, LondonEngland - Time Out/Free Bank Benefit*

*David appeared at the Time Out/Free Bank Benefit show at the Country Club in Kentish Town. Also on the bill were: Third Ear Band, Doris Henderson, George Smith and Mike Vernon, Pegasus Blues, Mimi and Mouse, Simon Stable and Pete Drummond on Plastic Dream Machine plus top underground group and others.


NOVEMBER
17thHampstead Country ClubHaverstock Hill, LondonEngland - Turquoise

DECEMBER
?Arts LabBirminghamEngland - Feathers - Cancelled
6thDrury Lane Arts LabDrury Lane, LondonEngland - Feathers
7thSussex University, FalmerBrightonEngland - Feathers
12thArts LabBirminghamEngland - Feathers - Cancelled
24thMagician's Workshop (Princess Pavillion)FalmouthEngland - Solo Performance
26thMagician's Workshop (Princess Pavillion)FalmouthEngland - Solo Performance

1969 - JANUARY
4thThe RoundhouseCamden, LondonEngland - Feathers
30thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland - Feathers

Hermione Farthingale leaves Feathers in early February leaving David and John Hutchinson to continue as a duo for three more gigs.


FEBRUARY
11thSussex UniversityBrightonEngland - Feathers (David and Hutch)
15thTown HallBirminghamEngland - T.Rex Tour
16thFairfield HallCroydonEngland - T.Rex Tour
21stThe Magic VillageManchesterEngland - Solo Performance*
22ndFree Trade HallManchesterEngland - T.Rex Tour
23rdColston HallBristolEngland - T.Rex Tour

*21st February: David visited The Magic Village club at Cromfort Court, off Market Street in the city centre. John Constantine who worked in the cloakroom and behind the bar recalls hanging David's coat up and charging him six pence... "I knocked on the office door to inform the manager Roger Eagle that Mr. Bowie was in the club. Roger rushed out to greet him and I recall Bowie playing a great acoustic set to about thirty people in the bar, just for the fun of it, and as a warm-up for his concert at the Free Trade Hall the following night. It was fantastic!".


MARCH
1stPhilharmonic HallLiverpoolEngland - T.Rex Tour
8thThe DomeBrightonEngland - T.Rex Tour
11thUniversity of Surrey (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Club)Stag Hill, GuildfordEngland - Feathers (Guildford Arts Festival)
14thTown HallGuildfordEngland - Feathers (David and Hutch)
16thAssembly RoomsLincolnEngland - Feathers (David and Hutch)

APRIL
29thCollege of TechnologyEalingEngland - Lunchtime Show

*The Arts Lab at The Three Tuns Public House, Beckenham was originally called the Folk Club with the title 'Growth'. Organised by David and Mary Finnigan, the Folk Club was in reality a room at the back of the Three Tuns public house on Beckenham High Street. After the 4th week, so many people attended that the club had to expand into the conservatory and the garden.

Some of David's performances at the Arts Lab do exist on tape. Chas Lippeatt who handled the Arts Lab PA system and film unit used to tape record the evenings music for a free lending library sponsored by the Arts Lab.


MAY
4thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Folk Club*
6thThe Three HorseshoesHampsteadEngland - Lunchtime Show
9thThe Three HorseshoesHampsteadEngland - Lunchtime Show
10thThe White Bear Public HouseHounslowEngland - The Strawbs*
11thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Folk Club
18thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Folk Club
22ndWigmore HallLondonEngland
25thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab*

*10th May: The Strawbs invite David down to their Arts Lab to guest on the BBC2 'Colour Me Pop' programme. David appeared with The Strawbs miming to one of their songs 'Poor Jimmy Wilson'. The Strawbs performed 'The Man Who Called Himself Jesus' and they were also joined by Paul Buckmaster (cello), Terry Cox of Pentangle (drums), Roger Coulam of Blue Mink (organ), Tony Visconti (recorders) and David Bowie (vocals). The BBC2 programme was transmitted the following month on 14th June 1969 at 10:55pm.

*25th May: The first date of the newly named Arts Lab. Tucker Zimmerman makes a guest appearance.


JUNE
5thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab
11thMidsummer Pop FestivalCambridgeEngland - 4 day festival
15thMarquee ClubSoho, LondonEngland

JULY
15thThe White Bear Public HouseHounslowEngland - Arts Lab
18thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab
25thThe Hilton HotelSliema, VallettaMalta - International Song Festival
?thUSS SaratogaVallettaMalta - Onboard Ship*
31stMonsummano-TermePistoriaItaly - Italian Song Festival*

*25th July: At the International Song Festival in Malta, David performed two songs, a Maltese song to which he had written an English lyric to earlier in May and his own 'When I Live My Dream'. He was voted second to Spanish entrant Christina. *David gives an impromptu solo performance aboard the USS Saratoga for the crew of the ship whilst in port.

*31st July: The Carosello Internaziale del Disco, Italian Song Festival, held at the Teatro Premio in Pistoria, David wins first prize for 'Best Produced Record' performing 'When I Live My Dream'.


AUGUST
3rdThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab
16thCroydon Road Recreational GroundBeckenhamEngland - Free Festival
22ndCatacombs ClubWolverhamptonEngland - Two Shows

SEPTEMBER
13thLibrary GardensBromleyEngland - Open Air Concert*
28thEast ParkHullEngland - Free Festival*

*13th Sept: Over 1,000 people attend Bromley's first ever open air pop concert. David compered the four-hour event which was organised by Ravensbourne College of Art student Geoffrey Bradbury.

*28th Sept: David appears at a free concert organised by the Hull Arts Centre. Also on the bill are: The Rats, Hutch, Chest Fever, Michael Chapman, Mighty Baby and Juniors Eyes.


UNKNOWN
?The London Hospital Medical CollegeWhitechapelEngland - College Hop*

*Unknown Date: David performed at The London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel. Tim Goffe who had previously been the DJ at the Beckenham Free Festival on 16th August was social secretary for the medical college and booked David for their College Hop event.


OCTOBER
1stDownham Folk Club (inside The Bal Tabarin)Downham, BromleyEngland
8thCoventry TheatreCoventryEngland - Humble Pie Tour
9thTown HallLeedsEngland - Humble Pie Tour
10thTown HallBirminghamEngland - Humble Pie Tour
11thThe DomeBrightonEngland - Humble Pie Tour
12thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab
13thColston HallBristolEngland - Humble Pie Tour
16thAll Saints' Hall, Powis GardensLondon W11England
17thTiffany'sExeterEngland
19thRebecca's ClubBirminghamEngland
21stQueen Elizabeth HallLondonEngland - Humble Pie Tour
23rdUsher HallEdinburghScotland - Humble Pie Tour
24thEmpireSunderlandEngland - Humble Pie Tour
25thOdeon TheatreManchesterEngland - Humble Pie Tour
26thEmpire TheatreLiverpoolEngland - Humble Pie Tour
30thThe General GordonGravesendEngland - Two Performances
31stThe Aurora HotelGillinghamEngland - Two Performances

David Bowie was support on the 'Changes '69' UK Tour by Humble Pie, also supportg were The Small Faces, Love Sculpture and Griffin. This short 10-day tour took place between 8th-26th October.


NOVEMBER
7thSalutation HotelPerthScotland
8thGrand HallKilmarnockScotland
9thKinema BallroomDunfermlineScotland
10thElectric GardenGlasgowScotland
11thAlbert HallStirlingScotland - Cancelled
12thMusic HallAberdeenScotland - Cancelled
13thTown HallHamiltonScotland - Cancelled
14thAdam Smith HallKirkcaldyScotland - Matinee Show
14thFrisco'sCaley, EdinburghScotland
15thCaird HallDundeeScotland - Cancelled
18thThe Gun Tavern (Egg)CroydonEngland - Arts Lab*
19thThe DomeBrightonEngland - *
20thPurcell Room (Royal Festival Hall)LondonEngland - Backed by Copus*
21stPoperamaDevizesEngland
26thThe Bromley, Ripley Arts CentreBromleyEngland - *
27thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland
30thThe PalladiumLondonEngland - Rehearsal
30thThe PalladiumLondonEngland - Save The Rave

*7th Nov: David embarks on a two week tour of Scotland, with the opening gig in Perth (not Edinburgh as billed). David is backed by Junior's Eyes, Mick Wayne (guitar), Tim Renwick (guitar), John Lodge (bass guitar) and John Cambridge (drums).

*18th Nov: The Croydon Arts Lab became known as 'Egg' (see link above for gig poster designed by Peter Chasseaud).

*19th Nov: The show at the Dome in Brighton had David Bowie as third artist on the bill. He performed three songs acoustically one of which was Space Oddity. There were a total of eight acts on the bill which included: The Fox, Jeff Dexter, David Bowie, Steamhammer, Success, The Strawbs and The Edgar Broughton Band.

*20th Nov: The performance at the Purcell Room inside The Royal Festival Hall. David was backed by 'Copus'.

*26th Nov: At the Ripley, The Venerable Chime Rinpoche talks about Buddhism, Tibet, Meditation. Music with David Bowie and Comus.


DECEMBER
20thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab
24thThe Three Tuns Public HouseBeckenhamEngland - Arts Lab



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