1960 Roll-call

1960

brings to the stage the Neil Millett Jazz Band, Dave Nelson’s Marlborough Jazz Band, the Jazzmen of both Eggy Lay and Charlie Gall, The Clyde Valley Stompers, the Sims / Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band, The Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty, Ian Bell’s Jazzmen, Graham Stewart’s New Orleans Jazz Band, plus appearances by the usual suspects like Acker Bilk, Cy Laurie, ..

January 1960

Sat. Jan 2nd – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

Sun. Jan 3rd – Neil Millett Jazz Band (£5)

Neil Millett’s band had to start at 9:00 for only a half hour set (hence the paucity of the payment), and had to wear band uniforms. This suggests they were the half-time entertainment, but for whom?

Sat. Jan 9th – Micky Ashman and his Band (£25)

Sat. Jan 16th – Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Jan 23rd – The Riversiders (£11)

“Band uniformity of dress to be worn”. It seems that only The Riversiders, Neil Millett’s Jazz Band – above –and Dave Nelson’s Marlborough Jazz Band – below – warranted this particular sartorially threatening clause. In addition, The Riversiders (or more properly The Riverside Jazzmen) had a residency on the Island during the early 60s on Sundays. The fact that I’ve not been able to include any of these suggests either that residencies were not covered by contracts, or that’s another swath of contracts that have gone missing, but you’ll notice that Sundays are by and large bereft of documented gigs. Having said that, of course, there’s one for the night after this. Typical!

Sat. Jan 23rd – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£25)

Sun. Jan 24th – Dave Nelson’s Marlborough Jazz Band (£11)

“Band uniforms to be worn”, and they played two sets, with the second scheduled for between ”9:05 and 10:15-10:30, depending on popularity”

Sat. Jan 30th – Graham Stewart’s New Orleans Jazz Band (£25)

February 1960

Sat. Feb 13th – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£25)

Fri. Feb 19th – Ken Colyer (£25)

Sat. Feb 20th – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Feb 27th – The Clyde Valley Stompers (£25)

March 1960

Sat. Mar 5th – Sonny Morris’ Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Mar 12th – Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents (£25)

Sat. Mar 19th – Micky Ashman and his Band (£25)

Sun. Mar 20th – Dave Nelson’s Marlborough Jazz Band (£8)

“Band uniforms to be worn”

Sat. Mar 26th – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

April 1960

Sat. Apr 2nd – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£25)

Sat. Apr 9th – Graham Stewart’s New Orleans Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Apr 16th – Sonny Morris’ Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Apr 23rd – Terry Lightfoot’s New Orleans Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Apr 30th – Eggy Lay’s Jazzmen (£25)

The curiously named Eggy Lay had played clarinet with Cy Laurie

May 1960

Sun. May 1st – The Pete Ridge Jazzband (£15)

Sat. May 7th – Micky Ashman and his Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. May 14th – Sims / Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. May 21st – Mr Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. May 28th – Terry Lightfoot’s New Orleans Jazzmen (£25)

Sun. May 29th – Charlie Gall’s Jazzmen (£15)

Glaswegian Gall was a co-founder of the Clyde Valley Stompers, who appeared here in 1957, then his own Jazzmen when he came down to London, before heading over to Canada and forming the Toronto Metro Stompers. While with his Jazzmen, he was apparently supported at a gig at The Cavern by a bunch known as The Quarrymen

June 1960

Sat. Jun 4th – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Jun 11th – Sonny Morris’ Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Jun 18th – Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen (£25)

Sun. Jun 19th – Ian Bell’s Jazzmen (£10)

Sat. Jun 25th – Mike Peters’ New Orleans Jazzband (£25)

July 1960

Sat. Jul 2nd – Micky Ashman and his Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Jul 9th – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Jul 16th – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£25)

Sat. Jul 23rd – Sonny Morris’ Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Jul 30th – Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen (£25)

Sun. Jul 31st – The Pete Ridge Jazzband (£15)

August 1960

Sat. Aug 6th – The Storyville Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Aug 13th – Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Aug 20th – Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents (£25)

Sat. Aug 27th – Micky Ashman’s Ragtime Jazzband (£25)

September 1960

Sat. Sep 3rd – Sims / Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band (£25)

Sat. Sep 10th – Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Sep 17th – The Cy Laurie Band (£35)

The influential self-taught clarinettist Cy Laurie, who started his own club in Ham Yard, which later became famous as The Scene, a Mod club of the 60s. Whilst Laurie had appeared at the Island on numerous occasions in its early days (providing George Melly with his singing debut on one occasion, probably back in 1956) this is the first documented performance here since the great ‘Bridge Opening Gala / Eelpiland Power Struggle’ of February 1957

Sat. Sep 24th – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£25)

October 1960

Sat. Oct 1st – Micky Ashman’s Ragtime Jazzband (£25)

Sat. Oct 8th – Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents (£25)

Sat. Oct 15th – The Cy Laurie Band (£25)

November 1960

Sat. Nov 5th – The Cy Laurie Band (£25)

Sat. Nov 12th – Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents (£25)

Sat. Nov 19th – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen with Doreen Beatty (£25)

Sat. Nov 26th – Trevor Jones’ Jazzmen (£25)

December 1960

Sat. Dec 3rd – Terry Lightfoot’s New Orleans Jazzmen (£25)

Sat. Dec 10th – Mike Peters’ New Orleans Jazzband (£25)

Sat. Dec 17th – Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen (£50)

Sat. Dec 31st – Mike Daniels’ Delta Jazzmen featuring Doreen Beatty (£60)

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