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1963 (17 Oct)                                                            Odeon Theatre, Bolton

Gerry And The Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Jet Harris And Tony Meehan, The Bachelors, Duffy Power, Cilla Black, Bryan Burdon and The Blue Diamonds.

1963 (9 Nov)                                                                  Odeon Theatre, Bolton

Freddie & The Dreamers /Dusty Springfield / Brian Poole & The Tremeloes/The Searchers/   Dave Berry & The Cruisers /Susan Singer /Tony Marsh (compere)                                    Promoters - Kennedy Street Enterprises and Tito Burns

1963 (7 Dec)                                                               Odeon Theatre, Bolton

Billy J. Kramer /The Dakotas/Johnny Kidd & The Pirates/The Caravelles /                       The Fourmost/ Houston Wells/Tommy Quickly/The Marauders/Ted King (compere)/       "The Billy J. Kramer Pop Parade" Promoter - Brian Epstein (NEMS Enterprises)

1963 (?)                Herman and the Hermits                 Beachcomber, Bolton,

1964 (2 Feb)                                                                    Regal Bolton

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates/ Heinz & The Saints/Vince Eager /Danny Rivers /

Ricky Valance / The Fleerekkers with Nelson Keene /Al Paige (compere)

1964 (20 Feb)        Joe Brown & his Bruvvers                                 Odeon

Joe Brown & his Bruvvers/ The Crystals / Johnny Kidd and the Pirates/ Heinz and the Saints

Daryl Quist/ Mike Preston/ Manfred Mann /Kevin Kirk/ Al Paige (compere)

Promoter - Larry Parnes

1964 (9 Mar)                                                                   Odeon Bolton

The Searchers / Bobby Vee / Dusty Springfield /Big Dee Irwin / The Echoes /Suzy Cope /Alan Davison / Tony Marsh (compere) / Promoter : Peter Walsh

1964 (23 Apr) Adam Faith / Brian Poole & The Tremeloes  Odeon Theatre, Bolton 

1964 (9 May) Roy Orbison/Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders/ Freddie &The Dreamers

                                                                                  Odeon Theatre, Bolton

1964 (17 May)   Mike Haslam                                       The White Hart Pub, Bolton

Beatles manager Brian Epstein who has come see him perform, decides to manage him and puts him on tour with The Beatles.  

1964 (26 May)      The Animals / Carl Perkins / Chuck Berry                                                                                                                        Odeon  Theatre, Bolton.

1964 (8 Oct)         The Kinks/ The Yardbirds /Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas                                                                                                      Odeon Theatre, Bolton

1965 (20 Mar)       Herman’s Hermits                             Odeon Theatre, Bolton

1965 (20 Mar)        Del Shannon                                  Odeon Theatre, Bolton

1965 (14 May)       The Moody Blues                            Beachcomber Club, Bolton,

1965 (21 Jun)          The Hollies                                    Odeon Theatre, Bolton

1965 (28 Aug)        Steampacket                                venue?  Bolton

1965 (24 Nov)        Steampacket                                  The Beachcomber, Bolton

………Steampacket Line-Up #1 (July 1?, 1965 - March 2?, 1966)……………………….

Rod Stewart – vocals/ Long John Baldry – vocals/ Julie Driscoll – vocals/                          Brian Auger - organ/Ricky Brown – bass/ Mickey Waller – drums/Vic Briggs - guitar

1966 (16 Feb)         The Who                             Beachcomber Club, Bolton

1966 (18 Feb)                                                                    Odeon Bolton

Gene Pitney / Len Barry / Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich / The Just 5 / Sue & Sunny / Mike Cotton Sound / Billy Boyle (compere) / Promoter : Arthur Howes

1966 (13 Nov)         Family                                 Beachcomber Club, Bolton,

1967 (9 Mar)                                                                        Odeon Bolton

Roy Orbison / Small Faces / Paul & Barry Ryan / /Jeff Beck Group /Settlers /Sonny Childe & The TNT / Robb Storme Group / Ray Cameron (compere) / Promoter : Harold Davison & Tito Burns

1967 (14 Apr)                                                    Odeon Cinema, Bolton                Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Bolton, as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations

1967 (30 Apr)            Family                             Beachcomber Club, Bolton,

1967 (14 May)           Family                            Cromwellian Club, Bolton,

1967 (21 Jun)            Pink Floyd                       Bolton College of Art and Design, Bolton,

1969 (11 May)        Roy Orbison                         Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (12 May)        Roy Orbison                        Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (13 May)       Roy Orbison                           Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (14 May)        Roy Orbison                         Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (17 May)         Roy Orbison                      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (11 Aug)         Bill Haley and His Comets      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (12 Aug)         Bill Haley and His Comets      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (13 Aug)         Bill Haley and His Comets      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (15 Aug)         Bill Haley and His Comets      Bolton Casino, Bolton,  

1969 (16 Aug)         Bill Haley and His Comets      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1969 (23 Aug)          Ibex                                  Octagon Theatre, Bolton,

1969 (24 Aug)           Ibex                                Open Air Festival, Queen's Park, Bolton,

…[Ibex had Freddie Bulsara on vocals. He was later better known as Freddie Mercury]……

1970 (7 Dec)           Gentle Giant                      Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1970 (16 Dec)          Uriah Heep                      Bolton College of Art and Design, Bolton,

1971 (1 Oct)           Mott the Hoople                   Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1971 (1 Oct)            Medicine Head                    Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1971 (11 Oct)            Slade                                 Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1971 (18 Oct)            Barclay James Harvest           Bolton Casino, Bolton,

1971                           Curved Air                        Bolton Institute of Technology ( B.I.T.)

1972 (13 Nov)         The Four Tops                          Blighty’s, Chapel Street, Farnworth

1973 (24 Jan)      Suzi Quatro                                  B.I.T. Bolton

1973  (27 Jan)       The Sensational Alex Harvey Band  B.I.T. Bolton

1973 (17 Jul)              Budgie                                  Bolton Town Hall, Bolton,

1976 (1 Apr)                Buzzcocks                           Bolton Institute of Technology

……………………………….The Buzzcocks  first gig…………………………………..

1976 A Sex Pistols gig was supposed to have been played at the Bolton Institute of Technology, now the University of Bolton.                                                                       Shelley and Devoto had arranged the gig but when college bosses heard about the antics of the Pistols, they quickly cancelled the concert.                                                            The pair were forced to scrabble around to find somewhere to host the gig, and eventually came up with the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.

1977 (30 Apr)            Scorpions                                 College of Technology,  Bolton.

1977 (9 Dec)              Motörhead                                  B.T.C. Great Hall, Bolton,

1978 (9 Apr)               Slade                                     Blighty’s, Chapel Street, Farnworth

1970s                      The Crazy World of Arthur Brown   BIT   Bolton

1970s                       Hawkwind                                BIT

1970s                         Suzi Quatro                             BIT

1970s                        Wishbone Ash                         BIT

1986                         Housemartins                        City Lites, Chapel Street,Farnworth

1989                          Jason Donovan                             Ritzy's nightclub

1990 (20 Feb)            The Charlatans                            Crown & Cushion, Bolton,

1991                         The Prodigy                    Pleasuredrome, Chapel Street, Farnworth  2000 (15 Jul)             Oasis                                        Reebok Stadium, Bolton

2000 (30 Jul)             Mel C                                          Moss Bank Park, Bolton,  

…….Mel C supported by Louise, Craig David, David Gray and Shanks & Bigfoot ……….

2003 (16 Jul)                Girls Aloud                                Atlantis       

……………Irish boy band D-Side and Transylvanian pop twins the Cheeky Girls…………..

. Event organised by the club with help from ITV Saturday morning pop show CD:UK......

2004 (24 Apr)               Lulu                                       Reebok Stadium's Premier Suite

2005 (5 Jun)               Elton John                                           Reebok Stadium, Bolton,

2008 (10 Oct)             Focus                                               Albert Halls, Bolton,    ………..(Focus supported by Wishbone Ash & The Groundhogs)…………………………

2009 (9 Apr)              Hawkwind                                           Albert Halls

2010 (14 Jun)              Pink                                                   Reebok Stadium, Bolton

2018 (21 Apr)            Twisted Wheel                          Blind Tiger, Nelson Square, Bolton from Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles / Jade Assembly .................................

2018 (13 Jul)              The Killers                                             Macron, Bolton

2018 (14 Jul)               Little Mix                                               Macron, Bolton


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