Friday, 8 February 2013

THE SOUL AGENTS DAY-BY-DAY STORY

"This day-by-day story of The Soul Agents' live, studio, broadcasting and private activities is the result of two decades of research work of Bruno Ceriotti, but without the significant contributions by other kindred spirits this story would not have been possible. So, the author would like to thank all the people who, in one form or another, supported the making of this story: Jim Sach, Johnny Keeping, David St. John, Mike Walton, Mike Lamb, Dave Allen, Terry Rolph, Dave Edney, Stan Laundon, Mike, Tony Hargan, John McCoy, Duncan Campbell, Gerry Hayne, Chris Tappin, Roy Roberts, Colin Mason, Michael Cooper, Martyn Hanson, John H Warburg, Keith Emerson, Eric Clapton, David Edwards, Christopher Hjort, Nick Warburton, Pete Watt, Andy Neill, Matt Kent, David Scott, Raz, and John Goodwin" 


1960 - January 1962 
Undoubtedly one of the best British rhythm 'n' blues bands of the early 60's, The Soul Agents emerged from a Southampton based semi-pro pop band called The Lonely Ones. In 1960 four young aspiring musicians who lived close to one another on the edge of the New Forest district, south-west Hampshire, got together. At first Jerry Bromley (known to friends as "Big Brom") (b. Monday, September 25, 1944, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire) and Tony Good (b. Anthony Christie, Saturday, September 5, 1942, Ashurst, Hampshire) started jamming together on their new guitars and soon had ideas of forming a group. They invited a local lad, Johnny Keeping (b. John Barry Keeping, Sunday, June 25, 1944, Islington, north London), who had sung in the church choir, to join them and finally completed the group with Chris Warman, a budding drummer. With practice they built up a repertoire and the confidence to promote themselves for local functions. Chris suggested they call themelves The Stallions but they soon realised after their first few gigs towards the end of 1961 that "Stallions" was a provocative name and therefore renamed the group The Lonely Ones in January 1962.


THE STALLIONS (1960 - JAN 1962) / THE LONELY ONES #1 (JAN 1962 - EARLY 1962)
1) Johnny Keeping vocals
2) Tony Good lead guitar
3) Jerry Bromley bass
4) Chris Warman drums


Monday, August 7, 1961: Lido Ballroom, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, UK

early 1962
The Lonely Ones added a rhythm guitarist called Jim Sach (b. James Victor George Raphael Sach, Saturday, May 13, 1944, George, South Africa) known to friends as "Jimmy" or "Jimbo". Jim started to play guitar in the spring of 1961 with an unnamed High School band that included singer Kevin Finn (aka Danny Finn of The New Seekers' fame). They only perfomed once, at the school concert. Jim left school in the summer of 1961 and formed a band called The Avengers with friends from school and the youth clubs, but gigs were few and far between so he jumped at the opportunity of joining The Lonely Ones in early 1962 changing his day job to accommodate the heavy schedule of gigs that The Lonely Ones were enjoying. By this time The Lonely Ones would occasionally have a guest support singer by the name of Ray Taylor, a friend who hung out with them and in time got to sing with them at a few gigs.


THE LONELY ONES #2 (EARLY 1962 - SUMMER 1962)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jerry Bromley
4) Chris Warman
5) Jim Sach rhythm guitar
+
6) Ray Taylor vocals


Summer 1962
Ray Taylor became the band roadie for a while (before joining a rival band called The Countdowns under the alias of Layne Rogers) and The Lonely Ones added to the line-up a regular second singer (who did not have any musical experience) called Gene Anthony (real name: Eugene Squibb; his father was Jim Squibb, a well know speedway rider). Gene was very much the "Elvis Presley" type of performer mostly singing rock 'n' roll numbers, while Johnny was less flamboyant in style, singing the more melodic numbers. At this time Chris Warman became a spasmodic member of the band for a year or so (possibly because he went to play with another band called The Dowlands), so for the periods that he was unavailable, other drummers borrowed from local "rival" bands filling in for him, such as Johnny Picken of Ricky and The Hi-Lites (and formerly of The Avengers), Tony Burnett also of Ricky and The Hi-Lites (and formerly of The Buddy Britton Trio), Brian Ferguson (known to friends as "Fergy") of The Strangers (and formerly of the Three Stars), and Mike Lamb, the latter recruited by Johnny Keeping from a local modern jazz band called the Eric Reece Trio (and formerly of Johnny and The Phanters). Curiously, back then, the band wagon was Jerry Bromley's 1926 Rolls Royce, but unfortunately the car didn't last long. They did some damage to the sump and lost the oil doing a turn in a narrow London street. They thought no more of it until 60 miles later the engin starting knocking. The "big ends" had gone. The estimated cost of the repair was £100 which the band could not afford so the garage offered to pay £100 for the car (valued today at £70k!). They then hired a van and a roadie before they bought a Commer van.


THE LONELY ONES #3 (SUMMER 1962 - AUG 1963)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jerry Bromley
4) Chris Warman
5) Jim Sach
6) Gene Anthony vocals
+
7) Johnny Picken drums 
8) Tony Burnett drums 
9) Brian Ferguson drums, vocals (falsetto voice for numbers like "Hey Paula" when he would done a female wig)
10) Mike Lamb drums

The Lonely Ones #3 - Southampton, 1962

1962 - 1963: Royal Pier Pavilion, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
The Royal Pier was the home venue for The Lonely Ones. It was managed by Len Canham who was also The Lonely Ones' personal manager and ran 'Avenue Artistes', the local agency that booked them until they joined the renowned 'Malcolm Nixon Agency' in mid 1964.

Monday, June 17, 1963: 'Home Grown', Southern Television (ITV Network) TV Show, Southern Independent Television Centre, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire, UK (broadcast date)
The Lonely Ones (with Johnny Picken on drums but without Johnny Keeping and Gene Anthony) performed an instrumental beat arrangement of the classic Can Can. The band also performed a vocal number with Johnny Keeping (Gene Anthony was not even there) at the audition but the panel chose the Can Can, probabily because Jim Sach and Jerry Bromley did high kicks whilst playing.


The Lonely Ones #3 - Home Grown TV Show, Southampton, June 17, 1963 - from left to right: Jim Sach, Tony Good, Johnny Picken, Jerry Bromley

August 1963 
The Lonely Ones turned pro this month. However, Jerry Bromley didn't want to go pro so he left the band (he continued to play in local bands including The Threeways from Andover, then in 1972 he joined his old bandmates Jim Sach and Johnny Keeping in a band called Tapestry, and finally he sadly passed away in August 2012) and Jim Sach switched to bass.  


THE LONELY ONES #4 (AUG 1963 - JAN 1, 1964)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Chris Warman
4) Gene Anthony
5) Jim Sach

The Lonely Ones #4 - Southampton, August 1963

Friday, September 27, 1963: Park Prewett, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK with Trevor Hall Orchestra, Mark Twayne (sic) and The Saxons  
The band was advertised as "Johnny Keeping & The Lonely Ones". 

Friday, October 18, 1963: Lido Ballroom, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, UK with Pete Mystery and The Redcoats
The band was advertised as "Gene Anthony, Johnny Keeping & The Lonely Ones". 

Friday, October 25, 1963: Lido Ballroom, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, UK with Pete Mystery and The Redcoats
The band was advertised as "Gene Anthony, Johnny Keeping & The Lonely Ones". 

Monday, November 25, 1963: Top Twenty Club, Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK
The band was advertised as "The Lonely Ones with Johnny Keeping and Gene Anthony". 

Sunday, December 1 - Tuesday, December 31, 1963: Storyville, Koln, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 32, Frankfurt, Germany
The Lonely Ones played there seven nights a week from 9:00pm to 2:00am, plus a matinee on Saturdays. A British singer named Paul Hanford (formerly of Paul Hanford and The Rhythm Seekers) who had a hit with Yellow Polka Dot Bikini joined the band over the festive season as "guest vocalist". The band could not fulfil its contract to the end of January 1964 due to Johnny Keeping contracting laryngitis. This residency at the Storyville was the start of the band transition from popular music to an earthier, gritty and tuff rhythm 'n' blues sound.

Thursday, January 2, 1964
Gene Anthony and Chris Warman left The Lonely Ones (Gene went on to form Gene Anthony & The Trendsetters). Gene was not replaced while Chris was replaced by a local drummer called Johnny Watson (known to friends as "Tich"), recruited from The Strangers (and also formerly of Clay Nicholls and The Blue Flames, The Graduates, Tony Sheridan and The Star Band, Vince Tayor and The Playboys, The Buddy Britton Trio, and Joe Brown and The Bruvvers).


THE LONELY ONES #5 (JAN 2, 1964 - FEB ?, 1964)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jim Sach
4) Johnny Watson drums


Friday, January 3, 1964: unknown venue, Yate, South Glouchestershire, UK

Wednesday, January 8, 1964: The Royal Ballrooms, 566 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Thursday, January 16, 1964: Marlands Hall, Marlands Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK with The Strangers "Teen Spectaculars"
The band was advertised as "Gene Anthony - Johnny Keeping & The Lonely Ones (Direct from Germany)". 

Saturday, January 18, 1964: unknown venue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK

Sunday, January 19, 1964: Il Rondo, Silver Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK


Tuesday, January 21, 1964: Burdon Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset, UK


Thursday, January 23, 1964: The Winter Gardens (aka The Wints), Alexandra Road, Penzance, Cornwall, UK


Friday, January 24, 1964: unknown venue, New Milton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, January 25, 1964: 400 Club, Torquay, Devon, UK

Monday, January 27, 1964: 400 Club, Torquay, Devon, UK

Tuesday, January 28, 1964: Tidworth Country Club, Tidworth, Wiltshire, UK

Saturday, February 1, 1964: Locarno Ballroom, High Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK with Julie Grant 

early February 1964 
After a month or so Johnny Watson left The Lonely Ones (he went to play with The Star Combo before emigrated to Australia to become a car dealer) and was replaced by another local drummer called Johnny Baker (formerly of The Strangers and Ricky and The Hi-Lites). 


THE LONELY ONES #6 (FEB ?, 1964 - MAR 2?, 1964)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jim Sach
4) Johnny Baker drums


Tuesday, February 4, 1964: unknown venue, Clifford, West Yorkshire, UK 

Wednesday, February 5, 1964: The Royal Ballrooms, 566 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Saturday, February 8, 1964: Esso Recreation Club, Ashlett Road, Fawley, Hampshire, UK with The Dynamos

Sunday, February 9, 1964: Hillside Youth Club, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, north Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, February 12, 1964: Il Rondo, Silver Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Friday, February 14, 1964: Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK with The Kinsmen

Saturday, February 15, 1964: school hall, Itchen Grammar School, Middle Road, Butterne, Southampton, Hampshire, UK with The Countdowns "school dance"
The Lonely Ones watched the performance of the opening act by The Countdowns and were duly impressed by their drummer Roger Pope. The Lonely Ones approached him after the show and Roger agreed to join them when his commitment to The Countdowns was finished (a month or so later).

Tuesday, February 18, 1964: Banister Ballroom, Hulse Road Social Club, 23 Hulse Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, February 19, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, February 21, 1964: Lido Ballroom, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, UK with Chants & Harlems
The band was still advertised as "Johnny Keeping & The Lonely Ones". 

Saturday, February 22, 1964: unknown venue, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Sunday, February 23, 1964: The Grove Club, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove, north Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Thursday, February 27, 1964: Village Hall, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, UK

Friday, February 28, 1964: The Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin, Moray, Scotland, UK 

Friday, February 28, 1964: unknown venue, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK "All-Nighter" 

Saturday, February 29, 1964: unknown venue, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Sunday, March 1, 1964: Top Ten Club, The Palais, 31 South Tay Street, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Monday, March 2, 1964: unknown venue, Thornhill, West Yorkshire, UK

Wednesday, March 4, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, March 6, 1964: unknown venue, Whitchurch, Shropshire, UK

Saturday, March 7, 1964: Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent, UK

Sunday, March 8, 1964: Il Rondo, Silver Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Wednesday, March 11, 1964: The Royal Ballrooms, 566 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Thursday, March 12, 1964: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Friday, March 13, 1964: unknown venue, Swansea, Galles, UK

Saturday, March 14, 1964: Palais, Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Sunday, March 15, 1964: Three Coins Dance & Coffee Club, 64 Fountain Street off Market Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK  

Wednesday, March 18, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, March 21, 1964: unknown venue, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

Sunday, March 22, 1964: Hillside, Portsdown Hill, Hampshire, UK

March 2?, 1964
The Lonely Ones added to the line-up the boy wonder Don Shinn (b. Saturday, December 15, 1945, Southampton, Hampshrie), arguably one of the most influential organ players of his time. Initially Don played a Bird Duplex organ (it was 2 manual and a sort of poor man's Hammond) but a year later he switched to the superior L100 Hammond organ.  


THE LONELY ONES #7 (MAR 2?, 1964 - MAR 28 or 29, 1964)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jim Sach
4) Johnny Baker
5) Don Shinn organ


Thursday, March 26, 1964: Pill Social Centre, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, UK
Don Shinn's first gig with The Soul Agents. 

Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28, 1964: Gateway Club, Northampton, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, UK

Sunday, March 29 or Monday, March 30, 1964
After a month or so Johnny Baker leaves The Lonely Ones and was replaced by the said Roger Pope, aka "Popey" (b. Roger S. Pope, Thursday, March 20, 1947, Whitestable, Kent, UK - d. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Southampton General Hospital after a battle with a cancer). Pope, who began drumming at age 13 (his dad Ron (born in November 1923) was also a drummer in his day) and soon began playing in semi-pro rock bands such as The VanDells, The Dunc Campbell Combo and The Countdowns, quits school to go pro with The Lonely Ones back then. 


THE LONELY ONES #8 (MAR 29 or 30, 1964 - APR 3, 1964) / THE SOUL AGENTS #1 (APR 4, 1964 - DEC 2, 1964)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good from now on also on harp
3) Jim Sach
4) Don Shinn
5) Roger Pope drums


Tuesday, March 31, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK
Roger Pope's first gig with The Soul Agents. 

Wednesday, April 1, 1964: Gateway Club, Northampton, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, UK

Friday, April 3, 1964: unknown venue, Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire, UK 

Last gig as The Lonely Ones.

Saturday, April 4, 1964: Scala Ballroom, Dartford, Kent, UK
After they were joined by Don Shinn and Roger Pope, the direction of The Lonely Ones was firmly set on the rhythm 'n' blues track and to "celebrate" this new music direction the band being renamed The Soul Agents.

Tuesday, April 7, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Thursday, April 9, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Ron Pope, Roger's dad, used to run this club so this is why his son's band play regularly there for several months this year.  

Friday, April 10, 1964: The Aurora Hotel, Gillingham, Kent, UK

Saturday, April 11, 1964: unknown venue, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Sunday, April 12, 1964: Clarence Pier, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, UK with Terry and The New Cons

Tuesday, April 14, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK 

Wednesday, April 15, 1964: The Royal Ballrooms, 566 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Friday, April 17, 1964: unknown venue, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, UK

Saturday, April 18, 1964: unknown venue, Coleford, Glouchestershire, UK

Monday, April 20, 1964: unknown venue, Parkstone, Dorset, UK

Tuesday, April 21, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Wednesday, April 22, 1964: Grand Cinema, Christchurch Street West, Frome, Somerset, UK

Thursday, April 23, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, April 25, 1964: Burdon Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

Sunday, April 26, 1964: unknown venue, Sarisbury Green, Fareham, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, April 28, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Wednesday, April 29, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Thursday, April 30, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, May 1, 1964: Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, May 2 - Sunday, May 3, 1964: Flamingo Ballroom, Illogan Highway, Pool, b/w Redruth and Camborne, Cornwall, UK  

Thursday, May 7, 1964: Kimbells Ballroom, Osborne Road, Southsea, Hampshire, UK

Friday, May 8, 1964: The Mojo R. & B. Club, Three Bridges Junior School Hall, Crawley, West Sussex, UK

Saturday, May 9, 1964: unknown venue, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Sunday, May 10, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, May 12, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Thursday, May 14, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, May 15, 1964: unknown venue, Charlton Village, south-est London, UK 

Saturday, May 16, 1964: Norik Club, Egham, Surrey, UK  

Sunday, May 17, 1964: Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, Kent, UK

Monday, May 18, 1964: unknown venue, Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, May 19, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Thursday, May 21, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, May 22, 1964: unknown venue, Sarisbury Green, Fareham, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, May 23, 1964: 400 Club, Torquay, Devon, UK

Monday, May 25, 1964: 400 Club, Torquay, Devon, UK

Tuesday, May 26, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Wednesday, May 27, 1964: The Royal Ballrooms, 566 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Thursday, May 28, 1964: unknown venue, Sale, Greater Manchester, UK

Friday, May 29, 1964: Town Hall, Church Road, Lydney, Glouchestershire, UK

Saturday, May 30, 1964: unknown venue, Stoke Aldermoor, Coventry, West Midlands, UK

Sunday, May 31, 1964: Imperial Ballroom, Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, June 2, 1964 
The Soul Agents debut single: "I Just Want To Make Love To You / Mean Woman Blues" (Pye 7N 15660) was released only in England (some sources wrongly claim that the single was released on June 5). Unfortunately the band failed to dent the charts with this one and also with any of their releases. I Just Want To Make Love To You was a cover (with a minor variation lyrics) of a 1954 blues song written by the great late legendary American musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer Willie Dixon; curiously, the song was wrongly spelled as I Just Wanna Make Love To You on both the single's advance promotion copy label and on the single's advertising promo pic. Mean Woman Blues was a cover of a mid-1950s 12-bar slowed down blues song written by the great late American songwriter Claude de Metruis. I Just Want To Make Love To You was posthumously included on the Various Artists LP/CD compilation: "English Freakbeat Volume 2" (1996; Archive International Productions AIP CD 1047) and then also on the Various Artists CD compilation: "That British Sound Volume Eleven" (2001; Blakey Records BLCD-063). Mean Woman Blues was posthumously included on the Various Artists CD compilation: "Doin' The Mod Volume 3 - Maximum R&B" (2001; Castle Music CMRCD 283). Both songs were also posthumously included on the Various Artists LP/CD compilation: "English Freakbeat Volume 4" (1997; Archive International Productions AIP CD 1051). 

Thursday, June 4, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, June 6, 1964: unknown venue, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Monday, June 8, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Tuesday, June 9, 1964: unknown venue, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

Thursday, June 11, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, June 12, 1964: Totton Youth Club, Testwood School, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, June 13, 1964: Agincourt Hall, 487 London Road, Camberley, Surrey, UK 

Sunday, June 14, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Monday, June 15, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Thursday, June 18, 1964: Locarno Ballroom, High Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK with Millie and The Five Embers

Friday, June 19, 1964: Uncle Bonnie Manzi's Chinese Jazz Club, Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Saturday, June 20, 1964: 'Gazette', ABC-TV Show, Studio 6, Granada Studios, Quay Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK with The Scaffold, Beryl Reid, Spike Milligan, Ted Ray, Susan Maughan
Gazette was a comedy-chat-music-magazine show that was broadcasted live on Saturdays. The Soul Agents perfom I Just Want To Make Love To You

Sunday, June 21, 1964: Wheelhouse, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK  

Monday, June 22, 1964: Hermitage Ballroom, Hermitage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK

Tuesday, June 23, 1964: Downs Motel, Hassocks, West Sussex, UK

Thursday, June 25, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, June 26, 1964: Burdon Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

Saturday, June 27, 1964: Rendezvous Club, Oddfellows Hall, Kingston Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Sunday, June 28, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Monday, June 29, 1964: 'Day By Day', Southern Television (ITV Network) TV Show, Southern Independent Television Centre, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Day By Day was a daily news magazine that was broadcasted live between 5:55pm and 6.40pm in the south of England. The Soul Agents perfom I Just Want To Make Love To You.

Monday, June 29, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK (evening show)

Thursday, July 2 - Friday, July 3, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, July 4, 1964: unknown venue, Dartford, Kent, UK

Sunday, July 5, 1964: unknown venue, Watford, Hertfordshire, UK

Monday, July 6, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, July 8, 1964: Grand Cinema, Christchurch Street West, Frome, Somerset, UK

Thursday, July 9, 1964: Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey, UK

Friday, July 10, 1964: Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK 

Saturday, July 11, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Monday, July 13, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Tuesday, July 14, 1964: McIlroy's Ballroom, Havelock Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Wednesday, July 15, 1964: unknown venue, Farnborough, Hampshire, UK

Thursday, July 16, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, July 17, 1964: Pill Social Centre, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, UK

Saturday, July 18, 1964: Taunton's School, Highfield Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK "Taunton's Summer Ball"

Sunday, July 19, 1964: Bure Homage Country Club, Bure Lane, Mudeford, Dorset, UK

Monday, July 20, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, July 22, 1964: Cavern Club, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK 

Friday, July 24, 1964: Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, Bromley, Kent, UK

Saturday, July 25, 1964: Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, East Sussex, UK with Memphis Slim, Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men 

Sunday, July 26, 1964: unknown venue, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Monday, July 27, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Friday, July 31, 1964: The Mojo R. & B. Club, The Northgate Youth Centre, Crawley, West Sussex, UK

Sunday, August 2 - Monday, August 3, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Tuesday, August 4, 1964: The Copper Kettle, High Street, Andover, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, August 5, 1964: Orford Cellar Jazz Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Friday, August 7, 1964: Riverboat Shuffle, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Saturday, August 8, 1964: unknown venue, Feltham, Hounslow, west London, UK

Sunday, August 9, 1964: Leofric Jazz Club, Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands, UK

Monday, August 10, 1964: Gateway Club, Northampton, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, UK

Wednesday, August 12, 1964: Disc-A-Go-Go, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Thursday, August 13, 1964: Olympia Ballroom, 75-77 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, UK

Friday, August 14, 1964: Cavern Club, 11 Cromford Court (off Market Street), Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Monday, August 17, 1964: Parr Hall, Warrington, Palmyra Square Street, Cheshire, UK

Tuesday, August 18, 1964: Stamford Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK  

Thursday, August 20, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, August 21, 1964: The Mojo R. & B. Club, The Northgate Youth Centre, Crawley, West Sussex, UK

Saturday, August 22, 1964: Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK

Sunday, August 23, 1964: Dungeon Club, 6 Stamford Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Sunday, August 30, 1964: Imperial Ballroom, Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Monday, August 31, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Tuesday, September 1, 1964: The Attic Club, 1A High Street, Hounslow, west London, UK

Friday, September 4, 1964: Bamboo Club, Salisbury, Wilthshire, UK

Saturday, September 5, 1964: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Sunday, September 6, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Monday, September 7, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Tuesday, September 8, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, September 11, 1964: Club Creole, Rex Ballroom, Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK 

Saturday, September 12, 1964: Twisted Wheel, 26 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK with Jimmy Powell and The Five Dimensions

Sunday, September 13, 1964: The Place, 67 Bryan Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK

Tuesday, September 15, 1964: Three Coins, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Wednesday, September 16, 1964: unknown venue, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK

Friday, September 18, 1964: Uncle Bonnie Manzi's Chinese Jazz Club, Brighton, East Sussex, UK with Little Walter
The Soul Agents also backed up the great late American blues harmonica player Little Walter tonight.

Saturday, September 19, 1964: The Attic Club, 1A High Street, Hounslow, west London, UK

Sunday, September 20, 1964: Cavern Club, 11 Cromford Court (off Market Street), Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Monday, September 21, 1964: The Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK with Little Walter
The Soul Agents also backed up Little Walter tonight.  

Friday, September 25, 1964: Lido Ballroom, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, UK with The Crescendoes

Saturday, September 26, 1964: Little Barrow cottages farm, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glouchestershire, UK

Sunday, September 27, 1964: The Witch Doctor, Marine Court, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, UK

Monday, September 28, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Thursday, October 1, 1964: University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK wth Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men (afternoon show)

Friday, October 2, 1964: Norik Club, Egham, Surrey, UK with Little Richard 

Saturday, October 3, 1964: Rendezvous Club, Oddfellows Hall, Kingston Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Downliners Sect

Sunday, October 4, 1964: Hen & Chickens, Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, UK

Monday, October 5, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, October 7, 1964: Il Rondo, Silver Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Saturday, October 10, 1964: The Attic Club, 1A High Street, Hounslow, west London, UK

Sunday, October 11, 1964: Blue Indigo, Bay Tree Inn, 10 New Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Monday, October 12, 1964: Hermitage Ballroom, Hermitage Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK

Thursday, October 15, 1964
The Soul Agents' second single: "The Seventh Son / Let's Make It, Pretty Baby" (Pye 7N 15707) was released only in England (some sources wrongly claim that the single was released on October 9, but this was actually only the date of when advance promotion copies of the disc were distribuited by Pye Records to mass media industry people). Although, as mentioned above, none of their releases entered the "official" charts, this second single went anyway to number one in the juke box charts in Liverpool. The Seventh Son, another cover of a 1955 blues song written by Willie Dixon, was posthumously included on the Various Artists CD compilation: "Doin' The Mod Volume 1 - Go Go The Train" (2000; Castle Music NEMCD 479) and then also on the Various Artists CD compilation: "That Driving Beat Volume 5" (2004; Past And Present PAPRCD 2056). Let's Make It, Pretty Baby, a cover of a 1962 blues song written by the great late legendary American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist John Lee Hooker, was posthumously included on the Various Artists CD compilation: "Doin' The Mod Volume 3 - Maximum R&B" (2001; Castle Music CMRCD 283) and then also on the Various Artists CD compilation: "That Driving Beat - UK Freakbeat Rarities - 32 Track Collection Of Rare British Freakbeat 1963-1967" (2003; Past And Present PAPRCD 2003). 

Thursday, October 15, 1964: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
Curiously, The Soul Agents were not billed in the Marquee monthly programme schedule maybe because at that time the Marquee people do not billed their supporting act (like The Soul Agents tonight) on a regular basis.  

Friday, October 16, 1964: Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, west London, UK

Saturday, October 17, 1964: Rendezvous Club, Oddfellows Hall, Kingston Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

Sunday, October 18, 1964: Imperial Ballroom, Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Monday, October 19, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, October 21, 1964: Disc-A-Go-Go, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Friday, October 23, 1964: unknown venue, Beverley, Yorkshire, UK

Saturday, October 24, 1964: Stamford Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK  

Sunday, October 25, 1964: Leofric Jazz Club, Leofric Hotel, Coventry, West Midlands, UK

Monday, October 26, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, October 28, 1964: Orford Cellar Jazz Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Friday, October 30, 1964: Cavern Club, 11 Cromford Court (off Market Street), Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Saturday, October 31, 1964: Ricky Tick, Windsor, Berkshire, UK with Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sunday, November 1, 1964: dance hall, The Eel Pie Hotel, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Greater London, UK 

Monday, November 2, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Wednesday, November 4, 1964: unknown venue, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

Thursday, November 5, 1964: The Waterfront Club, Cliff Hotel, Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Friday, November 6, 1964: Little Black Fat Pussycat Club, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Saturday, November 7, 1964: The Attic Club, 1A High Street, Hounslow, west London, UK

Sunday, November 8, 1964: unknown venue, Sarisbury Green, Fareham, Hampshire, UK

Monday, November 9, 1964: The Cellar Club, Poole, Dorset, UK

Friday, November 13, 1964: Ricky-Tick, Guildford, Surrey, UK

Saturday, November 14, 1964: 400 Club, Torquay, Devon, UK

Saturday, November 21, 1964: Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Monday, November 23, 1964: 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, UK

Wednesday, November 25, 1964: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

November 1964 
The Soul Agents single: "The Seventh Son / Mean Woman Blues" (Pye 7N 15707) was released only in Denmark. Curiously, this single coupled the two A-sides of the band previously UK singles. Also at the same time, The Soul Agents EP: "Mean Woman Blues / Solo Quiero Amarte (aka I Just Want To Make Love To You) / Hagamoslo Agradable Nena (aka Let's Make It, Pretty Baby) / El Septimo Hijo (aka The Seventh Son)" (Pye PYEP 2065) was released only in Spanish. This extend play contained all the four songs of the band previously two UK singles. By the way, both these discs are the only picture sleeve issues around so far.


The Soul Agents' Spanish EP (1964)

unknown date, 1964: Corn Exchange, Bristol, UK

unknown date, 1964: The King Mojo Cub, Dey's Ballroom and School of Dance, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers

Wednesday, December 2, 1964
Through the 'Malcolm Nixon Agency', The Soul Agents teamed up with the not yet famous singer Rod Stewart (b. Roderick David Stewart, Wednesday, January 10, 1945, 507 Archway Road, Highgate, North London, UK). Stewart, known to friends as "Rod the Mod" back then, had left Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men a month before to pursue a solo career and his managers John Rowlands and Geoff Wright went looking to find a band to back him up and finally decided on The Soul Agents. There was no formal agreement/contract to Rod joining the band other than individual gig contracts that went out as Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents. Unfortunately Rod and The Soul Agents were never able to record together as they were contracted to different labels back then.  


ROD STEWART AND THE SOUL AGENTS #1 (DEC 3, 1964 - FEB 19, 1965)
1) Johnny Keeping
2) Tony Good
3) Jim Sach
4) Don Shinn
5) Roger Pope
6) Rod Stewart vocals


Thursday, December 3, 1964: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
Without rehearsal Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents performed together for the first time tonight (usually Johnny Keeping would do the first set and Rod Stewart would do the second set). While he sang rhythm 'n' blues numbers with the band, one of Rod's ambitions at that time was to sing with the Count Basie Orchestra and this came through in the swing numbers the band did with him. Occasionally Rod also perfomed a solo acoustic set of blues numbers accompanying himself on acoustic guitar backed up by Jim Sach on bass. Curiously, neither The Soul Agents or Rod Stewart were billed in the Marquee monthly programme schedule, again maybe because at that time the Marquee people do not billed their supporting act (like Rod and the band tonight) on a regular basis. Rod would often make his own way to gigs as he lived in Highgate, north London (his parents had taken over a newsagents with a two bedroomed flat above in Archway Road), whereas The Soul Agents were based in Southampton. Sometimes The Soul Agents would pick him up from home in their Commer van and Rod would while his time away on the journey drawing erotic graffiti on the doors and headlining! 

Friday, December 4, 1964: University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, December 5, 1964: Astoria Ballroom, Rawtenstall, Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, UK

Sunday, December 6, 1964: Hen & Chickens, Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, UK

Wednesday, December 9, 1964: Orford Cellar Jazz Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Thursday, December 10, 1964: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central  London, UK with The Sheffields
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents performed together tonight although curiously only Rod's name was advertised (as supporting act) in the Marquee monthly programme schedule.    

Friday, December 11, 1964: unknown venue, New Milton, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, December 12, 1964: Wigan Casino, Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK

Saturday, December 12, 1964: Cubi Klub, Slack Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, UK "All-Nighter"

Sunday, December 13, 1964: Wheelhouse, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK  

Thursday, December 17, 1964: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Powell and The Five Dimensions
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were advertised (actually only Rod) as supporting act on the Marquee monthly programme schedule, but they cancelled at last minute because they were contracted to play at another venue that same night (see below).

Thursday, December 17, 1964: The Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Saturday, December 19, 1964: Rhodes Centre, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK 

Sunday, December 20, 1964: Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, Bromley, Kent, UK

Monday, December 21, 1964: Top Twenty Club, Town Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK

Tuesday, December 22, 1964: Town Hall, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Thursday, December 24, 1964: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were advertised (actually only Rod) as supporting act on the Marquee monthly programme schedule, but they cancelled at last minute because they were contracted to play at another venue that same night (see below).

Thursday, December 24, 1964: Town Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK

Sunday, December 27, 1964: unknown venue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK 

1964
The Soul Agents debut single: "I Just Want To Make Love To You / Mean Woman Blues" (Interphon IN-7702) was also released in the US. 

1964
The Soul Agents debut single: "I Just Want To Make Love To You / Mean Woman Blues" (Pye 748) was also released in Canada. 

1965
The Soul Agents' second single: "The Seventh Son / Let's Make It, Pretty Baby" (Cameo Parkway 350) was also released in the US.

Friday, January 1, 1965: Manchester College of IT & Business, 105-107 Princess Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Sunday, January 3 (or 17 or 31), 1965: Mecca Ballroom, Southampton Pier, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
The venue was full to capacity that night and many were turned away. Johnny Keeping did the first as usual, and when Rod Stewart came on the place stood still and he had the audience in the palm of his hand!

Sunday, January 3 (or 17 or 31) or February 14, 1965: Blue Indigo, Bay Tree Inn, 10 New Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Thursday, January 7, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men

This was the first time that Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were advertised (as supporting act) in the Marquee monthly programme schedule.  

Sunday, January 10, 1965: Hen & Chickens, Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, UK

Thursday, January 14, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Alex Harvey Soul Band

This was the first time the Marquee billed Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents as the main act, and not as supporting act. 

Friday, January 15, 1965: Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London, Greater London, UK

Sunday, January 17, 1965: Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, London, UK

Thursday, January 21, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Powell and The Five Dimensions
As their previous week gig here, Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were billed again as the main act. 

Friday, January 22, 1965: Uncle Bonnie Manzi's Chinese Jazz Club, Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Saturday, January 23, 1965: University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK with The Confederates

Thursday, January 28, 1965: Marquee Cub, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with T-Bone Walker
This time Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were billed only as supporting act, because the main act was the legendary American bluesmen T-Bone Walker, who performed at the Marquee for the first time. 

Thursday, February 4, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were advertised as supporting act on the Marquee monthly programme schedule, but they cancelled at last minute because they were contracted to play at another venue that same night (see below).

Thursday, February 4, 1965: The Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Sunday, February 7, 1965: Gyro Club, Troutbeck Hotel, Crossbeck Road, Ilkley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Monday, February 8, 1965: Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Road, Edmonton, north London, UK 

Thursday, February 11, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men
As their previous week gig here, Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were billed again as supporting act. 

Saturday, February 13, 1965: Twisted Wheel, 26 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK 

Thursday, February 18, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy Powell and The Five Dimensions
This time Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents were back as the main act on the bill.

Friday, February 19, 1965
The Soul Agents' third single: "Don't Break It Up / Gospel Train" (Pye 7N 15768) was released only in England. Don't Break It Up, a gritty pop number written by the famous English songwriters duo of Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, was posthumously included on the Various Artists LP/CD compilation: "English Freakbeat Volume 4" (1997; Archive International Productions AIP CD 1051) and then also on the Various Artists CD compilation: "Doin' The Mod Volume 2 - Jump And Dance" (2001; Castle Music CMRCD 097). Gospel Train, a classy Hammond organ mod dancin' instrumental written by the band members Tony Good, Jim Sach, Don Shinn and Roger Pope, was posthumously included on the Various Artists LP/CD compilation: "English Freakbeat Volume 2" (1996; Archive International Productions AIP CD 1047) and then also on the Various Artists CD compilation: "Doin' The Mod Volume 1 - Go Go The Train" (2000; Castle Music NEMCD 479). At that time Gospel Train was subsequently used as a signature tune for an unknown programme on Radio Caroline.

Friday, February 19, 1965: "Ready, Steady, Go!", TV Show, Associated-Rediffusion ITV, Television House, Kingsway, central London, UK with Buddy Guy, Roy Orbison, Johnny Rivers, The Rockin' Berries, Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames 
The Soul Agents (without Rod Stewart) perform Don't Break It Up and then backed up Buddy Guy in a couple of unknown numbers. The show was taped in the afternoon and broadcasted later that same evening. Just after the taping, Johnny Keeping left the band to care for his ailing father and take over the painting and decorating family business back in St. Mary's Street, Southampton.


ROD STEWART AND THE SOUL AGENTS #2 (FEB 19, 1965 - APR 1?, 1965)
1) Tony Good
2) Jim Sach
3) Don Shinn
4) Roger Pope
5) Rod Stewart


Friday, February 19, 1965: New Fender Club, Conservative Hall, Kenton, Middlesex, UK with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. 

Saturday, February 20, 1965: The Ware Drill Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. 

Thursday, February 25, 1965: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, Chris Barber's Jazz Band "An Evening With The Blues"
The Soul Agents (without Rod Stewart) were not billed on the Marquee monthly programme schedule because that night they were there only to backed up the main act of the show, Buddy Guy. Guitar legends such as Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck were in the audience to watch the show because they were a huge fan of Buddy Guy.  

Sunday, February 28, 1965: Black Prince R&B Club, Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, south-east London, UK with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. 

February or March 1965: The Crazy E, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK with Buddy Guy "All-Nighter"
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. The great late Graham Bond was in the audience that night (he had probably played elsewhere in Birmingham earlier that evening and must have heard that Buddy Guy was in town and came to see him) and at some point he went for his alto sax and joined the band on stage for the remainder of the set.   

Monday, March 1, 1965: Wembley Town Hall, Brent, north-west London, UK with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. 

Tuesday, March 2, 1965: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents did the first set, and then only the band backed up Buddy Guy for the second set. 

Buddy Guy and The Soul Agents #1 - Klooks Kleek Club, London, March 2, 1965

Saturday, March 6, 1965: Twisted Wheel, 26 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK with Buddy Guy "All-Nighter"
After the evening show of Cops 'n Robbers (7:00 to 11:30pm), at midnight (so it was actually March 7) Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents warming up the crowd before backed up (without Rod) Buddy Guy. 

Sunday, March 7, 1965: Kirklevington Country Club (aka The Kirk), Kirklevington, Stockton-on-Tees, North Yoirkshire, UK with Buddy Guy
Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents played their own set (with John McCoy, co-owner of the club and also singer of a local rhythm 'n' blues band called The Crawdaddies, that sat in on stage with the band to sing with them Dancing In The Street), then Rod played his solo acoustic set of blues numbers backed by Jim Sach on bass, and finally The Soul Agents (without Rod) backed up Buddy Guy (according to John McCoy, the cover of Twist and Shout was the encore).

Thursday, March 11, 1965: City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with The Mundanes, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 
By mistake the band was advertised only as The Soul Agents on the gig poster. Rod Stewart fell out with the promoter at City Hall because his name was not billed and refused to go on stage until the promoter got the contract out (and there the band was signed as Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents) and threatned him which soon changed Rod's mind.

Friday, March 26, 1965: Esso Recreation Club, Ashlett Road, Fawley, Hampshire, UK with The Jentet

Thursday, April 1, 1965: Wembley Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley, north-west London, Middlesex, UK with The Who, Donovan, The Five Good Reasons "Harrow Technical College Students Rag Week Dance"
The event raised £350 for local charities, marred only by angry students storming the gate because of a reported ticket forgery. 

mid April 1965
Jim Sach left The Soul Agents with no immediate replacement for him as the band planned to use the Hammond bass and/or Tony Good swapping guitar for bass in some numbers. Jim Sach became a Chartered Accountant in 1971 and in 1972 formed the band Tapestry with former bandmates Johnny Keeping and Jerry Bromley plus drummer Alan Lamb. The band prospered for over thirty years.


ROD STEWART AND THE SOUL AGENTS #3 (APR 1?, 1965 - JUN 1965)
1) Tony Good
2) Don Shinn
3) Roger Pope
4) Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart and The Soul Agents #3, spring 1965 - from left to right: Roger Pope, Don Shinn, Rod Stewart, Tony Good 

April 2?, 1965: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, UK with Manfred Mann

Saturday, May 1, 1965: University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex, UK 
The band was wrongly spelled as 'Rod Stewart and The Sole Agents' on the poster. 

Wednesday, May 5, 1965: Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey, UK with The Emeralds

Sunday, May 16, 1965: Eel Pie Island Hotel, Twickenham, London, UK

Thursday, May 27, 1965: Clarence Pier, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, UK with The Downliners Sect, Mike Devon and The Diplomats "R&B '65"
Just after the show The Soul Agents returned home, while Rod Stewart went across Southsea Common to the new Birdcage Club on Osborne Road and sat in with The Brian Auger Trinity.

Saturday, June 5, 1965: Plebeians Jazz Club, Victoria Hall, 2 Fountain Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

June 1965
Rod Stewart departed company with The Soul Agents when they had an enforced lay-off due to Don Shinn contracting tuberculosis. With Rod gone (he went to form a super group called The Steam Packet) and Don in the hospital indefinitely, The Soul Agents were pratically broke up so Tony Good and Roger Pope decided to sell the band battered old handpainted Commer van to The MeddyEvils, another Southampton based rhythm 'n' blues band of the 'Avenue Artistes' stable. 

December 1965
After a six months of recovery, Don Shinn returns to play and form a new version of The Soul Agents with a completely new lineup featured Dave Glover (b. 1948; formerly of Men Friday), Pete Hunt (b. 1943; recruited from The Bit-T Show and formerly of The Falcons) and Ian Duck (b. 1944, Gosport, Hampshire; formerly of The Classics). 


THE SOUL AGENTS #2 (DEC 1965 - SEPT 1966) 
1) Don Shinn
2) David 'Dave' Glover bass
3) Peter 'Pete' Hunt drums
4) Ian Duck vocals, guitar, harp


Saturday, January 1, 1966: Zack's Shack, Boar's Head, Boarhunt, Hampshire, UK "Opening Night"

Friday, February 25, 1966: The Birdcage Club, Eastney Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

April 1966: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, Gosport, Hampshire, UK

Wednesday, May 11, 1966: Eel Pie Hotel, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, West London, UK
The band was advertised as 'Don Shinn's Soul Agents'. 

May 1966
Curiously credited to Don Shinn and The Soul Agents, the band released only in England his fourth and last single: "A-Minor Explosion / Pits Of Darkness" (Polydor BM 56075). Both were instrumental songs written by Don Shinn. A-Minor Explosion was posthumously included in the Various Artists CD/LP compilation: "Le Beat Bespok√© Volume 3" (2008; Circle Records Ltd. CPW C110) and then as bonus track on the CD reissue of Don Shinn 1969's solo album: "Don Shinn ...Takes A Trip" (2010; Flawed Gems GEM 19).    

Monday, June 6, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Graham Bond Organization
The Soul Agents were billed as supporting act. The not yet famous organ God Keith Emerson was in the audience during one of the band Marquee shows that summer, and was duly inspired by Don Shinn's act that featuring hilarious stage antics such as a habit of disappearing around the back of his organ to draw out weird sounds with the aid of a screwdriver, and also "treated" adaptations of classical pieces such as an arrangement of the Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor, one of the most popular of all piano concerti. Seeing Don Shinn do that, made Keith Emerson realise that he'd like to compile an act from what Don did.  

Monday, July 4, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Graham Bond Organization
The Soul Agents were billed as supporting act. 

Monday, July 18, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Solomon Burke
The Soul Agents were billed as supporting act.

Saturday, August 6, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Bluesology
The Soul Agents were billed as the main act. 

Saturday, August 13, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Game "Saturday Night Soul"
The Soul Agents were billed as the main act. 

Saturday, August 20, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The James Royal Set

The Soul Agents were billed as the main act.

Saturday, August 27, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Episode Six 

The Soul Agents were billed as the main act.

unknown date, 1966 (?): The Kasbah, London Road, Southampton, Hampshire, UK

September 1966
Don Shinn and The Soul Agents broke up. Don Shinn went to form his own band The Shinn, Ian Duck joined The MeddyEvils, Pete Hunt joined The Quik, and Dave Glover went to form The Loot (that included another former The Soul Agents such as Roger Pope).