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    1965

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Summary:

Resident bands in 1965 included The New KB Band, The Red Hawks, The Falcons, The Hurricanes and latterly The Golden Crusaders. They all both headlined and supported touring acts many times.

Saturday afternoon dances continued on many Saturdays until December with The Red Hawks who also played in the evening until relieved of that particular slot by The Hurricanes then The New KB Band. The Shadettes played the ballroom only once in 1963, 1964 and 1965 before landing a residency in November of 1966.

The huge increase in capacity from 250 to 1000 patrons caused by the huge building extension in November 1964 moved the Ballroom into the big league of live music venues in Scotland.  The result can be seen in the number and importance of the performers listed below. After all, they don't come much more famous than The Kinks, The Who and The Yardbirds (featuring Jeff beck who replaced Eric Clapton only four months earlier in March 1965).

Wayne Fontana only ever played the ballroom as a solo artist without The Mindbenders though he was billed to appear with them on Wednesday 17th February 1965 but they didn't turn up. It has been alleged that one too many refreshments at The City Hotel may have played a role to play in their non appearance!

 

Highlights this year included:

Adam Faith
Marianne Faithfull
The Fortunes
The Fourmos
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The Four Pennies
Freddie & The Dreamer
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Billy Fury
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Herman's Hermits
The Hollies
The Honeycombs
The Ivy League
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
The Kinks
Lulu & The Luvvers
Manfred Mann
The Moody Blues
The Nashville Teens
Peter & Gordon
The Poets
The Searchers
Sandie Shaw
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Temperance Seven
Unit 4 Plus 2
Gene Vincent
The Who
The Yardbirds

 

January 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/01/1965FridayThe New KB Band

02/01/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
03/01/1965SundayThe Red Hawks

06/01/1965WednesdayThe PoetsThe Red Hawks
08/01/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

09/01/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
10/01/1965SundayThe Red Hawks

13/01/1965WednesdayThe ParamountsThe Red Hawks
15/01/1965FridayThe New KB Band
'The Who' release their first single 'I Can't Explain' (with Jimmy Page on guitar) on this day!
16/01/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
17/01/1965SundayThe Red Hawks

21/01/1965ThursdayFreddie & The Dreamers

22/01/1965FridayThe New KB Band

23/01/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
24/01/1965SundayThe Zephyrs

27/01/1965WednesdayThe PeddlersThe Red Hawks / The Mark V 
29/01/1965FridayThe New KB Band

30/01/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
31/01/1965SundayThe New KB Band

February 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/02/1965MondayKenny Ball & His Jazzmen

02/02/1965TuesdayLulu & The LuvversThe Red Hawks
05/02/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

06/02/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
07/02/1965SundayThe New KB Band

10/02/1965WednesdayThe Moody BluesThe Red Hawks
12/02/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

13/02/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
14/02/1965SundayThe New KB Band

17/02/1965WednesdayWayne Fontana & The Mindbenders*The Red Hawks* Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders were billed but didn't turn up!
19/02/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

20/02/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
21/02/1965SundayThe New KB Band

24/02/1965WednesdayThe FourmostThe Red HawksTickets 2/6 as a concession for the non-appearance of the main band the week before!
26/02/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

27/02/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
28/02/1965SundayThe New KB Band

March 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/03/1965WednesdayGene VincentBrian Poole & The Tremeloes
05/03/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

06/03/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
07/03/1965SundayThe New KB Band

10/03/1965WednesdayThe Swinging Blue JeansThe Red Hawks
12/03/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

13/03/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too. (Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds on this day)
14/03/1965SundayThe Federals

17/03/1965WednesdayThe HoneycombsThe Fortunes / The Red Hawks
19/03/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

20/03/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
21/03/1965SundayThe New KB Band

24/03/1965WednesdayThe KinksThe Red Hawks
26/03/1965FridayMarianne Faithfull
The Walker Brothers' UK TV Debut on 'Ready Steady Go'
Today.
27/03/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
28/03/1965SundayTony Rivers & The Castaways

31/03/1965WednesdayThe HolliesThe Rockin' Berries / The Red Hawks

April 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/04/1965FridayThe New KB Band
'Ready Steady Goes Live!' First Broadcast Today
03/04/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
04/04/1965SundayThe Athenians

07/04/1965WednesdayUnit Four Plus TwoThe Red Hawks
09/04/1965FridayThe Hurricanes
'The Rolling Stones' Live TV Debut was Today on 'Ready Steady Go'
10/04/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
11/04/1965SundayThe New KB Band

14/04/1965WednesdayGoldie & The GingerbreadsThe Red HawksAmerican all-girl group
16/04/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

17/04/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
18/04/1965SundayThe New KB Band

21/04/1965WednesdayThe Ivy LeagueThe Red Hawks
23/04/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

24/04/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
25/04/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB BandSimon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene born on this day.
28/04/1965WednesdayThe Nashville TeensThe Red Hawks
30/04/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

May 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/05/1965SaturdayThe Red HawksThe FalconsThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
02/05/1965SundayThe New KB Band

05/05/1965WednesdayT-BonesThe Red Hawks
07/05/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

08/05/1965SaturdayThe Temperance SevenThe Red Hawks / The New KB BandThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
09/05/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
12/05/1965WednesdayJohnny Kidd & The PiratesThe Red HawksThe Rolling Stones record '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'
14/05/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

15/05/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
16/05/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
19/05/1965Wednesday20th Century SoundsThe Red Hawks
21/05/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

22/05/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
23/05/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
26/05/1965WednesdayThe SearchersThe Red Hawks
28/05/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

29/05/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
30/05/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band

June 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/06/1965WednesdayManfred MannThe Red Hawks
04/06/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

05/06/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon
06/06/1965SundayPeter & GordonThe Cyclones / The Red HawksMidnight Ball 12:00 - 04:00 (The Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks & The New KB Band played earlier in the evening)
09/06/1965WednesdayThe PoetsThe Fairies / The Red Hawks
11/06/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

12/06/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
13/06/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks /The New KB Band
16/06/1965WednesdayThe DrumbeatsThe Federals / The Red HawksThe Drumbeats were an Irish showband
18/06/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

19/06/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
20/06/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
23/06/1965WednesdayThe Four PenniesThe Red Hawks
24/06/1965ThursdayThe Red Hawks

25/06/1965FridayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Hurricanes
26/06/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
27/06/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
30/06/1965WednesdayTony Rivers & The CastawaysThe Red Hawks

July 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/07/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

03/07/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
04/07/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
07/07/1965WednesdayHerman's HermitsThe Red Hawks
09/07/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

10/07/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
11/07/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks / The New KB Band
14/07/1965WednesdaySounds IncorporatedThe Red Hawks / The Ambassadors
16/07/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

17/07/1965SaturdayThe Hurricanes
The New KB Band play in the afternoon too.
18/07/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders
21/07/1965WednesdayThe Yardbirds
Featuring Jeff Beck who replaced Eric Clapton in March (Tickets 4/-)
23/07/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

24/07/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Golden CrusadersThe Golden Crusaders play in the afternoon too.
25/07/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Hurricanes
28/07/1965WednesdayZoot Money's Big Roll BandThe Hurricanes 
30/07/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

31/07/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Golden CrusadersThe Golden Crusaders play in the afternoon too.

August 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/08/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Hurricanes
04/08/1965WednesdaySandie ShawThe Red Hawks
06/08/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

07/08/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
08/08/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
11/08/1965WednesdayThe Nameless OnesThe Red Hawks
13/08/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

14/08/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
15/08/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
18/08/1965WednesdayAdam Faith & The RoulettesThe Red Hawks 
20/08/1965FridayThe Hurricanes 
21/08/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
22/08/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
25/08/1965WednesdayKris Ryan & The QuestionsThe Red Hawks
27/08/1965FridayThe Hurricanes

28/08/1965SaturdayThe HurricanesThe Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
29/08/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

September 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/09/1965WednesdayHeinz & The Wild BoysThe Red Hawks
03/09/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

04/09/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
05/09/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
08/09/1965WednesdayThe HonoursThe Red HawksThe Honours were from Dundee
10/09/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

11/09/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes/ The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
12/09/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
15/09/1965WednesdayThe Moody BluesThe Red Hawks
17/09/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

18/09/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
19/09/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
22/09/1965WednesdayDave & The ArrowsThe Ambassadors / The Red HawksDave & The Arrows were from Glasgow
24/09/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

25/09/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
26/09/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
29/09/1965WednesdayThe AtheniansThe Beatstalkers / The Red HawksThe Athenians were from Edinburgh / The Beatstalkers were from Glasgow

October 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/10/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

02/10/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon
03/10/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersPoor Souls / The Red HawksThe New KB Band / The Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks played earlier in the evening
06/10/1965WednesdayThe WhoThe Red Hawks08:00 - 12:00pm Tickets 6/-
08/10/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

09/10/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
10/10/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
13/10/1965WednesdayThe Ivy LeagueThe Red Hawks
15/10/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

16/10/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
17/10/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
20/10/1965WednesdayThe DolliesThe Lancastrians / The Red Hawks
22/10/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

23/10/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes/ The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
24/10/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
27/10/1965WednesdayGeorgie Fame & The Blue FlamesThe Red Hawks
29/10/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

30/10/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
31/10/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

November 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/11/1965WednesdayThe Shadettes
Their only gig at the ballroom in 1965.
05/11/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

06/11/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
07/11/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
10/11/1965WednesdayThe ChessmenThe Red Hawks
12/11/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

13/11/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
14/11/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
17/11/1965WednesdayThe Pretty ThingsThe Red Hawks
19/11/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

20/11/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
21/11/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
24/11/1965WednesdayBilly FuryThe Red Hawks
26/11/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

27/11/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
28/11/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

December 1965

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/12/1965WednesdayPeter Belli & Les RivalsThe Red HawksDenmark's Rolling Stones
03/12/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

04/12/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
05/12/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
08/12/1965WednesdayThe Dedicated JugmenThe Red Hawks
10/12/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

11/12/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
12/12/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
15/12/1965WednesdayThe Red Hawks

17/12/1965FridayThe Red Hawks

18/12/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red HawksThe Red Hawks play in the afternoon too.
19/12/1965SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
22/12/1965WednesdayThe Red Hawks

24/12/1965FridayThe New KB Band

25/12/1965SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
26/12/1965SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red HawksMidnight Ball 12:00 - 04:00 (The Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks & The New KB Band played earlier in the evening)
29/12/1965WednesdayThe Satan ChangeThe Red Hawks
31/12/1965FridayThe New KB Band


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