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