The Downbeats 

later called The Blue Chips

 

The following programme was kindly supplied by George Hetherington - well known dance band and orchestra keyboard player and tutor - who has worked in the North East most of his life. He is pictured here with the Eric Elder Orchestra in 1958.

It refers to the National Competition won by the Downbeats in 1964

 

Kenny Potts and Dave Turnbull also featured in a later group called New September

Kenny Potts   Dave Wear    Dave Turnbull       Dave Eckard