Saturday, 16 July 2011

THE PETER B'S / THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Christopher Hjort, John H. Warburg, Nick Hairs, Nick Warburton, Roger Bristow, Peter Millington, Keith & Juliet Atkinson, John Wharton, and Tony James, to whom I'm most grateful. 


LOONERS LIMITED (SEPT 1965 - OCT 1965) / THE PETER BARDENS QUARTET (OCT 1965 - NOV ?, 1965) / PETER B'S LOONERS #1 (NOV ?, 1965 - DEC 1965)
1) Peter Skiving Bardens organ
2) Mike Parker guitar
3) David 'Dave' Ambrose bass
4) Michael John Kells 'Mick' Fleetwood drums


September 19, 1965: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK
Looners Limited's first gig. They have a weekly residency there during that fall.

November 1, 1965: Bluesville Club, Baths Hall, Ipswich, UK with The Who
The band was billed as 'The Peter Bardens Quartet'. 

November 7, 1965: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK
The band was billed as 'Peter B's Looners'. 


PETER B'S LOONERS #2 (DEC 1965 - MAR 5, 1966) / THE PETER B'S #1 (MAR 6, 1966 - APR 2?, 1966)
1) Peter Bardens
2) Dave Ambrose
3) Mick Fleetwood
4) Peter Alan Greenbaum (aka Peter Green) guitar


December 24, 1965: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames

December 25, 1965: Flamingo & All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen
A 'Christmas Day Party' from 9:00pm until 4:00am.

December 26, 1965: The Downs, Hassocks, Sussex, UK

December 27, 1965: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers "Boxing Day special"

December 29, 1965: Le Disque A Go-Go club, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

December 31, 1965: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Gene Washington's Ram Jam Band

January 1, 1966: The Witch Doctor, Marine Court, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, UK with The Defiants

January 8, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen
Show from 7:00pm until 5:00 in the morning.  

January 15, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with The Gass

January 20, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

January 21, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Club, Soho, central London, UK with Stevie Wonder

January 22, 1966: Zambesi club, Hounslow, west London, UK

February 1, 1966: Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent, UK

February 2, 1966: 'Jazz Beat', BBC Light Radio Show, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, central London, UK with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band (recording date......the show was broadcasted on February 5)
The band, billed for the occasion as 'The Peter Bardens Quartet', perform: 'If You Wanna Be Happy', 'Outrage' and 'Soul Dressing'. 

February 4, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen

February 5, 1966: Falmer House, University Of Sussex, Brighton, UK with The Gass

February 11, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with The Mike Cotton Sound, Inez & Charlie Foxx

February 18, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with John McCoy's Crawdaddies

February 19, 1966: Marcam Hall, March, Cambridgeshire, UK with Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds "The Flamingo Comes To March"

February 20, 1966: Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

February 25, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen

February 27, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band 

March 5, 1966: Club One-O-One, Brighton, UK

March 6, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band

March 11, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Wilson Pickett

March 12, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band (evening show)

March 12, 1966: All Nighter Club, Soho, central London, UK with The Gass (all nighter show)

March 13, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

March 17, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK
In a one-off experiment, Rod Stewart is added as "Guest Singer" for this show.

March 19, 1966: Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, central London, UK with Crawdaddies "R & B At Chelsea"
The band was billed with their old name of 'The Peter B's Looners' on the poster.

March 20, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

March 24, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Wilson Pickett

March 25, 1966: Galaxy Club, Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, UK
The band was advertised with their old name of 'Peter B's Looners'. 

March 27, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

March 31, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Don Covay and The League Of Gentlemen

April 2, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Arthur Alexander and The Jimmy Brown Sound, The Shevelles

April 3, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

April 8, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames, Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band

April 9, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Gary Farr and The T-Bones

April 10, 1966: Flamingo And All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen

April 11, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with The Gass

April 14, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with The Vibrations

April 15, 1966: Ricky Tick, Harvest Moon club, Guildford, Surrey, UK with The Whisky Ring
The band was billed with their old name of 'Peter B's Looners' on the poster.

April 16, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with The Gass

April 17, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

April 21, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with Lee Dorsey and The League Of Gentlemen

April 22, 1966: Orford Cellar club, Norwich, UK

April 23, 1966: Luggala, a grand Gothic estate in the Wicklow mountains, 30 miles from Dublin, Ireland with Lovin Spoonful "Tara Browne's 21st Birthday Private Party"

April 24, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Georgie Fame with Harry South & His Orchestra
The band was billed as 'The Peter Bardens' Quartet' on the Marquee programme.


THE PETER B'S #2 (APR 2?, 1966 - MAY ?, 1966) / THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS #1 (MAY ?, 1966 - JUL 1966)
1) Peter Bardens
2) Dave Ambrose
3) Mick Fleetwood
4) Peter Green
5) Roderick David 'Rod The Mod' Stewart vocals
6) Beryl Hogg (aka Beryl Marsden) vocals


April 29, 1966: Carousel club, Farnborough, Hampshire, UK
The first show by the new-style group is billed as 'Peter B's Looners, Rod (the Mod) Stewart, Beryl Marsden' in various local papers.

April 30, 1966: Ricky Tick club, Clewer Road, Windsor, Berkshire, UK

May 1, 1966: Central R&B club, Central Hotel, Gillingham, Kent, UK

May 6, 1966: Beachcomber Club, St. Mary's Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, UK
This seems to be the first time the new band is billed as 'Shotgun Express'.

May 7, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (evening show)

May 7, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Knight's Chessmen (all nighter show)

May 13, 1966: Il Rondo club, Leicester, UK

May 14, 1966: Cromford Blues club, Greyhound Hotel, Derby, UK

May 21, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK

May 23, 1966: The Hop, Woodhall Community Centre, Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK
Apparently the band was advertised both as 'Shot Gun [sic] Express (ft. Rod Stewart) plus Peter B's Lunars [sic]'. One show, from 7:30pm to 10:45pm. 

May 27, 1966: Starlight Rooms, Brighton, UK

May 28, 1966: Jigsaw club, Manchester, UK

May 29, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

May 30, 1966: Bluesville club, St Matthew's Baths Hall, Ipswich, UK

June 4, 1966: Flamingo and All Nighter Clubs, Soho, central London, UK with The Rick 'n' Beckers, The Amboy Dukes

June 5, 1966: Dereham Tavern, Norwich, UK

June 12, 1966: Orford Cellar club, Norwich, UK

June 16, 1966: K.D. (Kave Dwellers) club, Billingham, Durham, UK

June 18, 1966: The Ram Jam Club, 390 Brixton Road, Soho, central London, UK
The band was advertised as 'The Shotgun Express - Peter B's; Rod Stewart; Beryl Marsden'.

June 19, 1966: Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, south-east London, UK
The band was advertised as The Shotgun Express - Rod Stewart, Beryl Marsden and The Peter "B's".

June 20, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Sands
The band was advertised as 'The Shotgun Express - The Peter B's, Rod Stewart and Beryl Marsden'.

June 22, 1966: Crystal Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

June 24, 1966: Bluesville R&B Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK

June 25, 1966: Witchdoctor club, Catford, south-east London, UK

June 26, 1966: Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, south-east London, UK

July 2, 1966: Toft's club, Folkestone, Kent, UK

July 10, 1966: Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK
The band was advertised as 'Rod Stewart & The Shotgun Express'. 


THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS #2 (JUL 1966 - DEC 1966) 
1) Peter Bardens
2) Dave Ambrose
3) Mick Fleetwood 
4) Rod Stewart
5) Beryl Marsden
6) John Moorshead guitar


July 23, 1966: Bowes Lyon House Youth Centre, St. Georges Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
The band was advertised as 'Shotgun Express ft Rod Stewart & Beryl Marsden'. One show, from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. 

August 6, 1966: unknown venue, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

August 16, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

August 19-20, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK (evening shows, started at 7:30pm)

August 19-20, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK (all-nighter shows, started at 12 midnight)

August 21, 1966: Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent, UK

August 27, 1966: All Nighter Club, Soho, central London, UK with Cream

August 28, 1966: The Place, 67 Bryan Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands, UK

September 4, 1966: The King Mojo Club, Dey's Ballroom and School of Dance, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK 

September 5, 1966: New Yorker Discotheque, Milton Road, Swindon, UK

September 6, 1966: Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK 

September 8, 1966: Ricky-Tick, Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

September 9, 1966: Bluesville '66 Club, Manor House, Finsbury Park, north London, UK

September 12, 1966: Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

September 15, 1966: Stoke Hotel, Guildford, Surrey, UK

September 17, 1966: The King Mojo Club, Dey's Ballroom and School of Dance, Barnsley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK with Amboy Dukes Big Band, Rock Movement

September 30, 1966: De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK with The Gass, Mozzletoff, The Jigsaw, Makin Sound, Inside Outfit

October 8, 1966: unknon venue, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

October 9, 1966: Twisted Wheel, Manchester, UK "All-Nighter"
The advertised act was Garnet Mimms but it may have been The Shotgun Express stepping in for the missing Mr. Mimms.

October 14, 1966: Hasting Pier Ballroom, Hastings, Sussex, UK with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Gass, Georgie Fame "All Night Invasion Rave"

October 29, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

November 8, 1966: Bluesville Club, Brentwood, UK

November 11, 1966: The Technical College, Hull, Yorkshire, UK

November 12, 1966: The Technical CollegeSunderland, County Durham, UK

November 13, 1966: St George's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

November 18, 1966: Tigers Head, Catford, South East London, UK

November 19, 1966:  Ricky Tick, Hounslow, Middlesex, UK

November 19, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK (evening show, started at 7:30pm)

November 19, 1966: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK (all-nighter show, started at 12 midnight)

November 26, 1966: Flamingo Club, Soho, central London, UK

November 27, 1966: Boat Club, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

November 28, 1966: The Star, Croydon, Surrey, UK

November 29, 1966: Barrett's Youth Centre, South Ockendon, Essex, UK


THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS #3 (DEC 1966 - JAN 2?, 1967)
1) Peter Bardens
2) Dave Ambrose
3) Mick Fleetwood
4) Rod Stewart
5) Beryl Marsden
6) Philip 'Phil' Sawyer guitar


December 17, 1966: Plebeian's Jazz Club (aka Plebs), Upper George Yard, Cheapside, Halifax, UK

December 24, 1966: Clouds, Jazz Scene, Derby, UK

December 27, 1966: Klooks Kleek Club, Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, north-west London, UK

December 31, 1966: Club A' Gogo, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK with Junco Partners

January 6, 1967: Hoveton Village Hall, Stalham Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, UK
The band was advertised as 'Shotgun Express featuring Beryl Marsden, Rod Stewart and The Peter B's'.

January 12, 1967: Thorngate Halls, Gosport, Hampshire, UK

January 13, 1967: Ram Jam Club, Brixton, south London, UK

January 19, 1967: Granby Hall, Leicester College Of Art, Leicester, UK with Cream, Zoot Money, The Birds "Arts Ball"


THE SHOTGUN EXPRESS #4 (JAN 2?, 1967 - APR 1967)
1) Peter Bardens now also on vocals
2) Dave Ambrose
3) Mick Fleetwood
4) Beryl Marsden
5) Phil Sawyer 

2 comments:

  1. Friday September 30th 1966
    De Montfort Hall
    Leicester
    UK

    Shotgun Express
    The Gass
    Mozzletoff
    The Jigsaw
    Makin Sound
    Inside Outfit

    tickets 7/6

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