Newcastle City Hall Gigs – 1965 to 1967

The following list of Newcastle City Hall concert dates was compiled from several sources including advertisements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and various band gig diaries.


Date Performer(s): –
Fri 15/01/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Sat 30/01/65 Halle Orchestra
Thu 11/02/65 Cilla Black, P J Proby, Tommy Roe, Fourmost, Mike Cotton, Sounds Incorporated
Fri 12/02/65 Paul Tortellier with the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Sun 21/02/65 Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Tue 23/02/65 Duke Ellington
Wed 24/02/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Igor Oistrakh
Fri 05/03/65 Geordie’s Night Out
Sat 06/03/65 Newcastle Upon Tyne Bach Choir
Sun 07/03/65 Del Shannon, Herman’s Hermits, Wayne Fontana, Shangri-Las
Tue 09/03/65 Organ and song recital with Conrad Eden and Barbara Rawson
Thu 11/03/65 Adam Faith, Sandy Shaw, Barron Knights, Paramounts
Fri 12/03/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Sun 14/03/65 The Animals, Kinks, Screaming Lord Sutch, Dodie West
Mon 15/03/65 Grand St Patrick’s Concert
Tue 16/03/65 Hoot’nanny with the Corrie Folk Trio
Thu 18/03/65 Roy Orbison, Rockin’ Berries, Marianne Faithful, Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
Sat 20/03/65 Choral Concert of Mendelssohn’s Music
Fri 26/03/65 Searchers, Dusty Springfield, Tony Jackson & the Vibrations, Bobby Vee, Zombies, Heinz
Mon 29/03/65 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Wed 07/04/65 Mendelssohn’s Elijah by YMCA Choral and Orchestra
Fri 09/04/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Fri 23/04/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
Sat 24/04/65 The Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Fri 30/04/65 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Thu 06/05/65 Bob Dylan
Sun 09/05/65 Bachelors, Mike Preston, Elaine & Derek, Mike Leander Showband, Morton Frazer’s Harmonica Gang, Freddy Davies
Fri 14/05/65 Donovan, Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders, Unit Four Plus Two, John L Watson & the Mummelflugs
Sun 23/05/65 Shirley Bassey, Cyril Stapleton & His Showband, Ray Merrell & Peter Wynne
Wed 26/05/65 BBC Symphony Orchestra
Tue 08/06/65 African Magic
Wed 09/06/65 African Magic
Thu 17/06/65 All Star Folk Music Concert with Julie Felix, Paul McNeil, Shirley Collins, Steve Benbow, Ray Fisher, Johnny Handle
Sun 04/07/65 An Evening With Gilbert And Sullivan
Sat 10/07/65 Massed Brass Bands And Choirs Concert
Wed 14/07/65 A Geordie’s Night Out
Sat 17/07/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Owen Brannigan
Thu 29/07/65 The Animals, Them, Blue Angels, Weirds – CANCELLED
Sat 14/08/65 Tommy Collins Country Music Show
Tue 17/08/65 P J Proby Show, Dave Berry & the Cruisers, Sean Buckley, & the Breadcrumbs, Pattie Pearce
Fri 03/09/65 Val Doonigan, Silver Dollars, The Dalmours, Les Dawson, Denny Piercy
Wed 15/09/65 Kings Royal Hussars Regimental Band
Sat 18/09/65 Victor Borge
Thu 23/09/65 Peter Paul and Mary
Sat 25/09/65 Halle Orchestra with Sir John Barbirolli
Sat 02/10/65 Corrie Folk Trio Hoot’Nanny
Thu 07/10/65 Rolling Stones, Unit Four + 2, Checkmates, Spencer Davis Group, Charles Dickens & the Habits
Thu 14/10/65 Everley Brothers, Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer
Fri 15/10/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim
Sat 16/10/65 American Folk Blues Festival with Big Mama Thornton, Lonesome Jimmy Lee, Eddie Boyd, Buddy Guy & others
Thu 21/10/65 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Mon 25/10/65 Rag Review
Tue 26/10/65 Rag Review
Wed 27/10/65 Rag Review
Thu 28/10/65 Rag Review
Fri 29/10/65 Rag Review
Sat 30/10/65 Rag Review
Sun 31/10/65 Folk Evening with Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
Wed 03/11/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Gina Bachauer
Wed 10/11/65 Lunchtime organ recital
Sun 14/11/65 This Is Scotland
Mon 15/11/65 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Wed 17/11/65 Lunchtime organ recital
Sat 20/11/65 Gene Pitney, Peter & Gordon, Lulu and the Luvvers, The Rockin’ Berries, Mike Cotton Sound, Quiet Five
Wed 24/11/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Oleg Krista
Sat 27/11/65 Jimmy Shand And His Band
Sun 28/11/65 Folk 65 – the McPeake Family, Nadia Cattouse, Ian Campbell Folk Group
Tue 30/11/65 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Wed 01/12/65 Lunchtime organ recital
Sat 04/12/65 The Beatles
Wed 08/12/65 Newcastle City Orchestra perform Messiah
Fri 10/12/65 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Adele Leigh
Wed 15/12/65 YMCA Choral Society perform The Messiah



Date Performer(s): –
Thu 20/01/66 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra – The Soldier’s Tale
Fri 04/02/66 Folk Concert with Alex Campbell, Paddie Bell, Bob Davenport and the Rakes, Colin Wilkie and Shirley Hart
Tue 08/02/66 Eddy Arnold
Wed 09/02/66 Vienna Boys Choir
Fri 11/02/66 Northern Sinfonia Orchestra with Gary Karr
Sun 20/02/66 Folk Evening with Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor, Bryan Kenny Four, Jack Elliot and the Elliot Family
Mon 21/02/66 Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
Wed 23/02/66 Folk Concert with the Ian Campbell Folk Group, Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, The Settlers, Trevor Lucas
Sat 05/03/66 Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Sun 06/03/66 Northern Sinfonia
Wed 09/03/66 Carmen performed by the YMCA Choral Society
Fri 11/03/66 The Corries and Paddie Bell
Sun 13/03/66 James Brown and the Famous Flames, Barbara Lewis, Mike Cotton Sound
Fri 18/03/66 P J Proby, The Searchers, The Shelly, Tahne Russal & Three
Sun 20/03/66 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Fri 25/03/66 Northern Sinfonia
Sat 02/04/66 Roy Orbison, Walker Brothers, Lulu, The Marionettes, Kim D & the Del 5, Quotations
Thu 14/04/66 Small Faces, Martha & The Vandellas, Lou Christie, Crispian St Peters, Fran & Alan, Sounds Unique
Fri 15/04/66 Northern Sinfonia
Sun 17/04/66 Herman’s Hermits, Mindbenders, Dave Berry & the Cruisers, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours, David & Jonathan
Sat 23/04/66 Julie Felix show – CANCELLED
Mon 25/04/66 Munich Philharmonic with Fritz Rieger
Fri 29/04/66 The Kinks, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Goldie, Sean Buckley Set
Thu 12/05/66 Johnny Cash Show, Carter Family, The Statler Bros, The Tennessee Three
Sun 15/05/66 Ornette Coleman Trio
Tue 31/05/66 Northern Sinfonia with Segovia
Thu 02/06/66 Northern Sinfonia
Tue 19/07/66 Sinfonia Ensemble
Fri 22/07/66 Jimmy Witherspoon, Ian Carr Quintet, Dick Morrissey Quartet, Herbie Goines & the Nite Timers
Sun 11/09/66 Halle with Sir John Barbirolli
Wed 28/09/66 Northern Sinfonia – Vladimir Ashkenazy
Sat 01/10/66 Rolling Stones, Ike & Tina Turner, Yardbirds, Peter Jay & the new Jaywalkers
Thu 13/10/66 Northern Sinfonia with Peter Wallfiscg
Fri 14/10/66 Walker Brothers, Troggs, Dave Dee, Dozy,Beaky, Mick & Tich, Montanas, Quotations, Gloria Rogers
Sat 15/10/66 White Heather Club with Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor
Mon 17/10/66 Brno Philharmonic
Tue 25/10/66 Folk Concert with the Spinners, Lyn & Graham McCarthy and the Silkie
Sat 29/10/66 Annual Jimmy Shand Show
Mon 31/10/66 Dave Brubeck Quartet
Sun 06/11/66 Hollies, Small Faces, Paul Jones, Paul & Barry Ryan, Nashville Teens, Peter Jay & the New Jay Walkers
Wed 09/11/66 Owen Brannigan
Wed 16/11/66 Northern Sinfonia – David Oistrakh – CANCELLED
Sun 04/12/66 Little Richard, Creation, Quotations, Junco Partners, Kim Davis & the Del 5, Gregg Burman Soul Band, Gas Board
Wed 07/12/66 Newcastle City Orchestra performing Messiah
Fri 09/12/66 Northern Sinfonia – Henryk Szeryng
Mon 12/12/66 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Wed 14/12/66 Bach’s Christmas Oratorio



Date Performer(s): –
Tue 24/01/67 Northern Sinfonia – Rudolph Barshai
Fri 27/01/67 Woody Herman Big Band
Tue 31/01/67 Four Tops, Merseys, Madeleine Bell, Remo Four, Johnny Watson Band
Sat 04/02/67 Spinners, High Level Ranters
Thu 09/02/67 Prague Symphony Orchestra
Fri 10/02/67 Tortelier Family, Northern Sinfonia
Sun 12/02/67 Dubliners, Dermot O’Brien and the Clubmen
Thu 16/02/67 Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Fri 17/02/67 Berlin Philharmonic Octet
Fri 24/02/67 Gene Pitney, Troggs, Sounds Incorporated, Normie Rowe, David Garrick
Sat 25/02/67 St Patrick’s Day Concert with O’Connell Irish Girl Pipers Band, Willie Brady
Sun 26/02/67 St Patrick’s Day Concert with Alma Carroll, Dave Barry, Tyneside Irish Dancers
Fri 03/03/67 Northern Sinfonia – Julian Bream
Sat 04/03/67 Glasgow Phoenix Choir
Wed 08/03/67 Newcastle & Gateshead Choral Union
Sun 12/03/67 Hollies, Spencer Davis Group, Paul Jones, Tremeloes
Sat 18/03/67 Bert Jansch
Sun 19/03/67 Roy Orbison, Small Faces, Paul & Barry Ryan, Jeff Beck, The Settlers
Mon 20/03/67 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Mon 27/03/67 Jazz From a Swinging Era – Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge Buck Clayton, Bud Freeman, Earl Warren
Sat 01/04/67 Northern Festival of Praise – The Salvation Army
Tue 04/04/67 British Youth Symphony Orchestra
Fri 07/04/67 Northern Sinfonia – Denis Matthews
Sun 09/04/67 Buddy Rich and his Orchestra
Fri 21/04/67 Walker Brothers, Englebert Humperdinck, Cat Stevens, Jimi Hendrix
Thu 27/04/67 Northern Sinfonia – Hephzibah Menuhin
Fri 28/04/67 Folk Song Concert – Spinners, Bob Davenport, The Watersons, Alex Campbell, High Level Ranters
Sat 29/04/67 BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra with Rafael Orozco
Fri 26/05/67 Northern Sinfonia – Segovia
Mon 05/06/67 Northern Sinfonia – David Oistrakn
Wed 14/06/67 Northern Sinfonia – John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas
Thu 15/06/67 Halle Proms- First performance of William Joseph’s ‘Rail’
Fri 16/06/67 Halle Proms- Tchaikovsky
Sat 17/06/67 Halle Proms – ‘A Night In Vienna’
Sat 24/06/67 Ivor Novello Story Concert
Tue 22/08/67 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with Rudolp Schwarz
Thu 07/09/67 Northern Sinfonia – Louis Kentner & Rudolph Schwarz
Wed 20/09/67 Northern Sinfonia with John Williams and Meredith Davies
Mon 25/09/67 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Hugo Rignold
Sun 01/10/67 The White Heather Club with Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor, Jimmy Shand jnr.
Thu 05/10/67 Bach Orchestra of the Leipzig Gewandhaus
Fri 06/10/67 Top Brass Jazz featuring Maynard Ferguson, Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Doc Cheatham, Benny Morton
Sat 07/10/67 Flower Pot Men, Traffic, Vanilla Fudge, Art
Fri 13/10/67 Stevie Wonder, Jr.Walker & the All Stars, Fleetwood Mac
Sun 15/10/67 Tom Paxton, High Level Ranters, Ray Fisher, The Reivers
Fri 20/10/67 The Dubliners, The Kerries, David McWilliams
Mon 23/10/67 American Folk Festival with Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Son House, Little Walter
Tue 24/10/67 Folk Concert (Rag Appeal) – Lyn & Graham McCarthy, Ian Campbell Folk Four, Dis Disley, The Jackets Green
Sun 29/10/67 The Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra
Mon 30/10/67 The Who, Traffic, The Herd, The Tremeloes
Mon 06/11/67 Synthesis – northern sinfonia and John Dankworth
Wed 08/11/67 Gosforth Girls Choir
Sat 18/11/67 The Spinners
Mon 20/11/67 Northern Sinfonia – Igor Oistrakh
Mon 27/11/67 Berliner Staatskapelle Symphony Orchestra
Sat 02/12/67 Midland Sinfonia
Mon 04/12/67 Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, The Nice, Eire Apparent
Fri 08/12/67 Modern Jazz Quartet
Wed 20/12/67 Northern Sinfonia – Christmas Oratorio
Thu 21/12/67 Northern Sinfonia – Cyril Smith, Phyllis Sellick

Many thanks to John Jobling for supplying most of the ticket stubs featured in the Newcastle City Hall pages.

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One thought on “Newcastle City Hall Gigs – 1965 to 1967

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    My son played there when he was young. He said a bunch of dick heads had written band names all over the wall in the green room. Things like Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Amen Corner, The Beatles etc. I suggested that the actual people themselves might have written their own names. Oh, he said, can we get a pizza? When I was a kid I thought you were destined for the top if you played the City Hall. To him it was just another performance done. As about as exciting as washing the dishes.


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