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17 Jan 2010 New page added for the Dynatones from Sunderland here
6 Dec 2009 2009  New pics added for Chevrons here
1 November 2009 Info and pics about the Road Runners from Middlesbrough
15 May 2009 Another pic added to Sapphires pages here
23 March 2009 Loads more info and pics about the Misfits added here

More info and pics of Colin Vernon and the Vikings added here

Pic and details for Clockwork Orange added here

Pic and details added for the Impact Showgroup here

Details on Blackjacks (Newcastle) added here

Pics added of Magic Roundabout here

Facts and figures page updated here

31 January 2009 Pic and details for The Colorados here
19 December 2008 Extracts from Blue Stars 1967/68 bookings diary added here (scroll down)

Pics and posters for The Phantoms (Consett) here

Pics of Caron and the Crossfires here

Pic of the Misfits here

Pics of the Moonbeams here

30 November 2008 Pics and info added on Del & the Infernos
14 August 2008 Pics and info added on THE MINT
28 May 2008 More pics of the Johnny Taylor 5 here

Pics and info for the Cyclones (Stockton) here

20 May 2008 Pics of the Gringo's added here
16 April 2008 Info added for Foottappers (Tyneside) and Fremonts and Quandowns and Toby Twirl

Also Monty Little and the Selection and the Bluecaps and Big Jim and the Meazzis

26 March 2008 Info added for Up North Combine and Misfits and Hector Grant  and Chris Warren & the Strangers

More visiting cards here

23 Feb 2008 Pics added of the Sapphires in Re-Union rehearsal 
20 Jan 2008 More pics on Blue Caps, Victors, Steve Brown Soul Sect
22 November 2007 Info on Toby Twirl

Pics of the Perfidians

18 November 2007 More info on the Victors here

A couple more old Blue Caps business cards and a cracking pic here


19 October 2007 More pics of the Zephyrs here

Pics of the Crestas here

Pics of the Patchwork here

Pic of the Travellers here

2 October 2007 Pics of the Dominoes here

Pics of the Trillby here

Thur 19 July 2007 New video clip player added here

Lots more info on Dave and the Sundowners here

Page added here for the Plainsmen

Page added here for the Diamonds

Pics added here for the Foot Tappers and Cyclones

Pics and videos added of July 2007 club night

Thur 12 July 2007 Peter Murdie supplies more info and pics on Jet Storm & the Cyclones and the Foot Tappers
Sat 16 June 2007 First Birthday Bash pictures added here
Sun 3 June 2007 Page added here for the Garden Odyssey Enterprise  -                          Decca Recording Artistes

Page added here for the King Bees

Page added here for the White Rabbit

Page added here for the Memphis 5

Another pic here of the Johnny Taylor Five

Another pic here of Mick Kemp and Trevor Davis of the Blue Caps

Page added here for Monty Little & the Selection Soul Band


Thur 24 May 2007

Rue and the Rockets interviewed on BBC Look North.

Watch it here

Sat 19 May 2007 Earl Grey Combo pics added here

Johnny Taylor 5 page added here

Press Cutting about the Chevrons here

Press Cutting about the Kalvins here

Press Cutting about the Count Dracula's Vampires here

Press Cutting about the Delmonts here

Press Cutting about the Orbits (Hartlepool) here

Press Cutting about the Fireflys here

Press Cutting about the Bachelor Boys here

Press Cutting about the Fremonts here

Tue 15 may 2007 Dutch Group Have Mersey will be our special guests at the October Club Night 
Wed 9 May 2007 Press Cutting about the Renegades here 

Press Cutting about the Kellawe Five here

Press Cutting about the Coasters here

Press Cutting about the Midnights here

Press Cutting about Perry & the Victors here

Press Cutting about the Tremors here

Press Cutting about the Whirlwinds here

Tues 8 May 2007 Pics and details added here for Crusaders

Pics and details added here for Three Pin Square

Pics and details added here for Black Knights

Pics and details added here for Blackjacks

Pics and details added here for Vipers

Press Cutting about SuperKen here

Press Cutting about the Vikings here 

Pic of Maureen Shanley here of the Evergreens

Press Cutting about the Flames here

Sun 6 May 2007 Pics and details added here for The Krazy World of Mr Mood

Pics and details added here for Gemini 5

Press Cutting added here for Styx

Pics added here for the Burns Brothers

 Press Cutting added here for Cyclones

Press Cutting added here for Newcomers

Press Cutting added here for Rocking Rhythm Boys

Press Cutting added here for Blue Stars

Another pic of the Soundcasters here

Pic of the Silhouettes here

Sun 22 Apr 2007

 Up and coming rock stars The Zimmers sign our guest book.

Sat 14 Apr 2007

First April Club Night pics added

Sat 07 Apr 2007

Charity Fundraiser pics are added

Tue 03 Apr 2007

Pics of the Sapphires Reunion (after 40 years) here

Sat 31 Mar 2007

Write up in Spennynews http://www.spennynews.com/Spennynews87.pdf Page7

Sun 18 Mar 2007 Video clips uploaded to YouTube here

Sat 10 Mar 2007

First March Club Night pics added - loads more to come

Thur 08 Mar 2007

Remember the Charity Fundraiser we did in December at Aycliffe? Well Our Water Bed has now arrived!!      see pic here

Wed 28 Feb 2007

Changes to the Club Night format. 

Thur 22 Feb 2007

More pics and info on the Kalvins here

Pics of Val and Audrey Pearson here

Thur 14 Feb 2007

Video clip of Atlantis here

Virginia - widow of country and jazz giant Thumbs Carllile signs our guestbook

Mon 12 Feb 2007

42 pics of the February Club Night here

Pic of the Kalvins here

Press cutting of the Zephrons here

More Love Train memorabilia including New Faces Pass and ticket here

Pic here of Sapphires reunion with Mary Sinclair after 40years

Sun 4 Feb 2007

Info and pics here on one of Teesside's earliest groups The Tempests


Sat 27 Jan 2007

Wayne Sheridan and the Wanderers page added here

More Sapphires details and pic here 

Sat 13 Jan 2007

Letter here from Sixties icon Jess Conrad offering Alan Leightell a job


Thur 11 Jan 2007

January Club Night - Another packed evening of entertainment with loads  of  new faces and lots and lots of great music. Pics to here.


Sat 6 Jan 2007

Loads of pics and information here about another of Teesside's most successful groups the Panthers

Wed 3 Jan 2007

More press cuttings of the Playboys here

and pics of Klassix here

Pics added here of Danny's Passion - the only Cornwall group ever to record for Joe Meek

Fri 29 Dec 2006

Rare early pic of the Rockin D-Jays here  

Wed 27 Dec 2006

More Playboy pics here

Sat 23 Dec 2006

1964 Evening Gazette Group Competition supplement reproduced in full. Click here to view

Northern Echo Echo Memories series here

Great pics and details of the top NE 60's band the Jazz Board here

Pics added of the Rogues and Love Train here

Pics of top NE Group the Playboys added here

Tue 19 Dec 2006

Dec Club Night pics added here

Sat 16 Dec 2006

Aycliffe Fundraiser first pics here

Fri 15 Dec 2006

Some fantastic pics of the Kylastrons - one of Tynesides earliest and most popular groups. Click here

Great pics here of the Sapphires from Bishop Auckland

Pics added of the Four Deltas and Steve Jackson & the Boys here

Wed 6 Dec 2006

 Fantastic - now Ray Ennis from one of the best and longest running groups the Swinging Blue Jeans has signed our guest book.

Pics added for local Sixties groups the Tokens here and the Short Blues Line here

Sun 12 Nov 2006

 November club night pics added here - video here - more to come


Wed 1 Nov 2006

Frank Allen of Super Sixties Group the Searchers has joined the growing list of celebrities to sign our Guest Book.


Mon 30th Oct 2006

 Guestbook signed by Carol and the Memories from Liverpool who released Tears on my Pillow on CBS in the Sixties.

She has kindly invited us to the Merseycats club night in Liverpool

Sat 28th October 2006

 Press cutting of the Concordes from Gainford added here

Press cutting of Five by Five from Darlington added here

Pics of the Zephyrs added here and Blue Caps here


Sat 14 October 2006

 Pics added of the October Club Night here



Sun 8 October 2006

 Video clip of the Avlodelfiveonauts uploaded here to test new hosting service.

Please allow time to load.

Tue 19 Sept 2006

First pics added here of the September Club night.

Another brilliant evening lots of new faces


Wed 13 Sept 2006

Invitation from management of Sounds of the Sixties at the Cavern - Liverpool to have an exchange gig in the future.

Ever fancied playing at the Cavern - now is your chance.

Tue 12 Sept 2006

 More great memorabilia of the Meazzis and the Three wishes here .

All supplied by Bob Ferrie and friends - Thanks lads

Sun 03 Sept 2006

 Audio clip added here of DEl 5 playing a mystery instrumental - recorded in June 1964

What was it called? 

Answers by E-mail to alanprudhoe@vintagesixtieslive.co.uk


Sun 27 August 2006

 Styx details here

More Stormbreakers memorabilia kindly supplied by Pete Hodgson here

Another pic and press cutting of the Corsairs here     

Sat 19 August 2006

Actual programme from the competition the Downbeats won in 1964 here

Pic added of one of the first group's to work in the Durham area - the Sapphire Harmony group here

Pic added of Tony Dyne and the Senators (Later Little Jimmy's People) from Gateshead here

Poster of the Guys and Dolls with Tommy Trinder here

Press cutting of Orbits death crash in Turkey here


Sun 13 August 2006

 35 pics of last Thursday's club night here - video clips to follow shortly

courtesy of our star pictureologist Malcolm Rocks


Thur 3 August 2006

Some great pics from Colin Woodland here including the first electric bass guitar in the NE

And some pics to prove that life on the road was not always glamorous


Wed 2 Aug 2006

Sundowners pic and poster added here

Message in guest book from Sixteen Strings member now living in USA

Pics added here of Wallsend group The Talismen

Pic added here of Newcastle group the Delemeres

Poster for 1963 NE Group Competition here

Orbits business card added here


Friday 28 July 2006

Links page added here

Viking Ballroom, Seahouses poster added here

New Vikings and Scimitars Photo and Press cutting added here

Pic of New September here

Press Cutting for Blue Chips here

Sunday 24 July 2006

New link here to an excellent site providing details of Sixties Groups from the Cumbria area.

Site redesigned to allow faster loading

New press cutting of the Denvers here


Saturday 23 July 2006

 Stormbreakers pics added here


Friday 14 July 2006

Hartbeats pictures added here - kindly supplied by Stan Laundon formerly of BBC Local Radio Cleveland 


Thursday 13 July 2006

Club night with surprise guest  superstar and all round good guy Alan White.

Read the report here

Tuesday 11 July 2006

The Two Alans  were guests on the Paddy MacDee Late Show on Radio Newcastle 

Nice Guy - Great Show


Sunday 9 July 2006

More of Colin's Press Cuttings and memorabilia here


Thursday 29 June 2006

 First of Colin's pics and some press cuttings uploaded here.

Also a poster of an appearance with Roy Orbison, Walker Brothers and Lulu here

Loads more to come


Monday 26 June 2006

New pic added here of Tony and the Meazzis with Johnny Kidd at Hartlepool Rink in 1966


Saturday 24 June 2006

Loads more business cards uploaded here - Is your group represented ?

Memorabilia still urgently required


Friday 23 June 2006

Sheet music cover for Origenells "MY Girl" uploaded here


Thursday 22 June 2006

Press Cuttings added here- Downbeats win National Group Competition

Brian Epstein, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black and David Jacobs were the judges.

Simon Cowell - cry your eyes out !!!!


Sunday 18 June 2006

More Group Pics added of the Orbits and Guys and Dolls- Contributed by Jim Tait - Click Here


Friday 16 June 2006

Received an interesting letter from Mike Parker in Thailand who started his career as a drummer with the Ensigns and the Barrel Gang from Barnard castle in the mid-sixties.

He went on to play with Grapefruit, Juicy Lucy. Pickettywitch, Chicory Tip, White Plains, Don Fardon, Mac & Katie Kassoon, Dollar, Paul Young and Chris Farlowe's backing band. Certainly an impressive line-up. If it keeps going at this rate we will have to start an international section :>)


Wednesday 14 June 2006

Invitation from Paddy Macdee to appear on Radio Newcastle's Late Night Show on July 11 2006 at 10.30pm


Sunday 11 June 2006

Honourable mention on the Paddy McDee show on BBC Radio Newcastle - thanks go to our photographer/videographer Malcolm 

Club night pics uploaded  - CLICK HERE


Saturday 10 June 2006

Club night Report. Pics and Video clips now available on web site - click here


Thursday 1 June 2006

Pete Langford of the Barron Knights signs the guest book.46 years on the road and still as funny and professional as ever

Have a look at their web site www.barronknights.com


Monday 29th May 2006


Site linked to the best Sixties site on the World Wide Web - http://www.sixtiescity.com/index.shtm - everything you ever wanted to know about the Sixties


Sunday 28th May 2006


Important Announcement: The first club night will take place on June 8th at Tudhoe Victory Club starting at 8:00pm.

It is hoped to keep the format of the evening as informal as possible to give people to opportunity to catch up on what has been happening during the last 45yrs or so.

It will also enable us to gauge the amount of interest generated by the web site and recent press coverage and hopefully produce a few brave souls who are prepared to perform a couple of the songs we all grew up with.

B there or B square!


Saturday 27th May 2006


Loads more Business Cards added. Found yours yet?

Friday 26 May 2006

 Believe it or not I have had a call, from the USA from Alan White - superstar drummer with Yes and formerly with the Plastic Ono Band. He has also worked with the Gamblers, Billy Fury, Trevor Burton, Denny Laine, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, George Harrison to name but a few. 

Alan started his career - at the age of 13 - working in the local clubs in this area -  

Have a look at his web site      http://www.alanwhite.net/


And guess what?? - Alan told me he had seen the website and he thinks the project is a great idea - so much so that has pencilled in a visit to one of the club nights when he is next in the UK.

It don't come any better than that!!!

Friday May26th 2006


More Group pics added


Saturday May 20th 2006

Press coverage in the Spennynews. See Press Cuttings page