Wednesday, 29 December 2010

THE WARRIORS FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by John H Warburg, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE WARRIORS #1 (195? - 1959 or 1960)
1) David 'Dave' 'Fossy' Foster vocals, bass
2) Anthony 'Tony' Alveston lead vocals
3) Ian Alveston rhythm guitar
4) John Hill lead guitar
5) Derek Thornhill drums 

 
THE WARRIORS #2 (1959 or 1960 - 1962)
1) Dave Foster
2) Derek Thornhill
3) Michael 'Mike' Brereton rhythm guitar
4) Rodney 'Rod' Hill lead guitar, piano, harp, banjo
5) Anthony 'Tony' Anderson lead vocals, harp


1960: The Imperial Ballroom, Carr Road, Nelson, Lancashire, UK


THE WARRIORS #3 (1962 - FEB ??, 1964)
1) Dave Foster
2) Mike Brereton
3) Rod Hill
4) Derek Thornhill
5) Tony Anderson
6) John Roy 'Johnny' Anderson lead vocals


July 31, 1963: The California Ballroom, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK with The Fortunes with the Clifton Hall Stars, Gene and the Cossacks 

August 31, 1963: The California Ballroom, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK with The Fortunes with The Clifton Hall Stars, The Hide-A-Ways

October 26, 1963: The California Ballroom, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK with Robby Hood and his Merry Men, Grant Tracey and the Sunsets

ca. November 1963: unknown venue, London, UK
The band plays to a national competition sponsored by the 'New Musical Express', where they reached the finals and win a recording contract with 'Decca Records'.

December 1963: Southern Sporting Club, unknown city, UK
The head of 'Decca Records' Dick Rowe goes to see them perform.

February ??, 1964: Bury Palais, Bury, Lancashire, UK
Derek Thornhill's last gig with the band. Their future drummer Ian Wallace was in the audience tonight and after the show he was invited to join the band the day after.


THE WARRIORS #4 (FEB ??, 1964 - NOV 1965)
1) Dave Foster
2) Mike Brereton
2) Rod Hill
4) Tony Anderson
5) Johnny Anderson
6) Ian Russell Wallace drums


February 26-27, 1964: The Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

April 14, 1964: The California Ballroom, Whispsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK, supported Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, with The Fortunes, The Hide-a-ways

April 17, 1964: The Devonshire Sporting Club, Devonshire Road, High Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, UK, with Anne Shelton, Jimmy Grimes, Running Fox and Anita, The Vincents, Gary Murray, Red Humphries, Jean Enrico and the Pavla  


July 18, 1964: The Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK with The Addicts, Johnny Templer and the Hi-Cats 


August 8, 1964: Princess Ballroom, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

September 11, 1964: The California Ballroom, Whispsnade Road, Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK , with The Contrasts, Brian Diamond and the Cutters 

October 3, 1964: Princess Ballroom, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

unknown date, 1964: 'Thank Your Lucky Stars', Reddiffusion ITV-TV Show, London (?), UK
The band perform: 'You Came Along'.

unknown date, 1964: 'Juke Box Jury', BBC TV Show, London (?), UK
The band perform: 'You Came Along'.

December 1964: Antley Church, Accrington, Lancashire, UK

December 31, 1964: Nevada Dance Hall, Bolton, Lancashire,UK

unknown date, 1964 or 1965: The Beachcomber Club, Accrington, Lancashire, UK

March 16, 1965: Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK with The Clayton Squares, The US Limited

May 28, 1965: Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK with The Feelgoods, The Measles

June 20, 1965: Mecca Dancing, The Carlton, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK "all-night rave, 12pm - 5am" 


July 14, 1965: Cavern Club, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

July 26, 1965: Cavern Club, 10 Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK with Steve Aldo, The Blues Secrets, The Boomerangs, The Clayton Squares, The Connoisseurs, The Cresters, The Dimensions, The Escorts, The Five Aces, The Hideaways, The Hobos, The Lancastrians, The Manchester Playboys, The Masterminds, The Measles, The Power House Six, Earl Preston's Realms, The Richmond Group, Kris Ryan and the Questions, The Scaffold, The Spinners, The Undertakers, Hank Walters and the Dusty Road Ramblers (24 act benefit show from 12pm to 12am) 

September ?, 1965: The Beachcomber Club, Bolton, Lancashire, UK
The show was recorded and later released posthumous on the album: 'Bolton Club '65' (2003, reissued on 2008).

October 23, 1965: Princess Ballroom, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK


THE WARRIORS #5 (NOV 1965 - AUG 2?, 1967)
1) Dave Foster
2) Rod Hill
3) Johnny Anderson
4) Ian Wallace
5) Brian Charles Chatton organ


December 18, 1965: The New Centry Hall, New Centry House, Corporation Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK with The St Louis Union

December 29, 1965: Princess Ballroom, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

January 8, 1966: The Civic Hall, Worsley, Lancashire, UK

January 17, 1966: The Blackburn Palais, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

January 19, 1966: Club A' Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

January 26, 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Leigh, Lancashire, UK

January 27, 1966: Bolton Palais, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

February 1, 1966: The Bamboo Club, 83 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire, Lancashire, UK

February 5, 1966: The Fire Station, Rochdale, Lancashire, UK

February 13, 1966: The Jigsaw Club, Cromford Court off Market Street, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

February 17, 1966: The Bolton Casino, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

February 18, 1966: Club A' Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

February 26, 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Leigh, Lancashire, UK

March 1, 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Leigh, Lancashire, UK

May 16, 1966: The Bolton Palais, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

May 20, 1966: Mister McCoys, Bottomley Street, Middlesborough, North Yorkshire, UK 


June 27, 1966: The Storyville Club, Cologne, Germany

August 21, 1966: Tiles Club, 79-89 Oxford Street, Soho, West London, UK with Felder's Orioles  

Summer 1966: The Top Ten Club, 136 Reeperbahn, St Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

Summer 1966: The Bolton Palais, Bolton, Lancashire, UK

Summer 1966: The Beachcomber Club, Leigh, Lancashire, UK

Summer 1966: The Wythenshawe Sporting Club, Wythenshawe, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Summer 1966: The Longsight Club, 84 East Road, Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

October 11, 1966: The Oasis Club, 45-47 Lloyd Street off Albert Square, Manchester, Lancashire, UK 

October 13, 1966: Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, UK with Look Twice

November 23, 1966: Club A' Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

November 23, 1966: The Public Hall, Barrow-in-Furness, UK

December 1966: The Storyville Club, Cologne, West Germany

unknown date, 1966: The Ashton Palais, Gas Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, UK 

January - February 1967: The Storyville Club, Frankfurt, West Germany

February 1967: The Carousel Club, Copenhagen, Denmark (almost one month)

March 1 - ca. April 1, 1967: The Storyville Club, Cologne, West Germany

March 17, 1967: Club A' Gogo, Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

April 22 - ca. April 28, 1967: The Storyville Club, Cologne, West Germany  

April 29, 1967: P.N. Hit House, Munich, West Germany

August 28, 1967: 'Beat! Beat! Beat!', TV Show, Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany with P.P. Arnold, The Creation, Graham Bonney, Don & Dotty, The Move (brodcast date)
The Warriors performed live 'Mr. Nobody Nothing' and 'Tango'. 

August 2?, 1967: The Storyville Club, Frankfurt, West Germany
Johnny Anderson's last gig with the band.


THE WARRIORS #6 (AUG 2?, 1967 - 1968)
1) Dave Foster
2) Rod Hill
3) Ian Wallace
4) Brian Chatton


October 1967 - 1968: La Chasse Club, 100 Wardour Street, Soho, West London, UK
The band played there as house band for a few months.

7 comments:

  1. If it's the same person I am sure Derek Thornhill is a friend of mine. What sort or music did the bland play in the earlier years.
    Chad

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    1. Hi Chad!

      Thanks for your info! In the earlier years The Warriors were a rock and roll cover band.

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    2. Hi Chad

      Can you help me get intouch with Derek please I am working on a project re The Warriors.

      Thank you.

      David
      david_yes@hotmail.com

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  2. My dad John Hibberd was the bass player in Gene and the Cossacks. I have lots of pictures from their gigs that my nan saved including some taken at the California Pool ballroom. He played in Saturday the 21st July the same night as Joe Brown and the Bruvvers were on and Ray Miller orchestra. I would love to share these photos.

    Robyn Hibberd.

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  3. Hi Robyn

    I am doing a project on the band and would love to talk to you re the photos.

    Regards

    David
    david_yes@hotmail.com

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  4. We used to go round to John's house after school and clean all the lipstick messages off their van ( it had huge bull horns on the front). We watched them practice at St Augustine's church hall in Huncoat near Accrington. Happy days.

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  5. Malcolm Whittaker13 May 2016 at 16:46

    I was at Accrington Grammar School with Dave Foster and always admired his "cool" look in the cafe near the railway station cafe. I was the drummer with the Dansaks in the 60s and vaguely remember sharing a van with the Warriors in their early days. They were a great group and I have their bootleg? CD. I would love to contact David who I believe lives in Scotland. I did send him a letter but - no reply.

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