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    1966

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Summary:

Resident bands in 1966 included The New KB Band (who became The KB Orchestra in December) The Red Hawks, The Golden Crusaders, The Hurricanes & The Shadettes. They all headlined and supported touring acts many times.

There was no dancing on Saturday afternoons in 1966 until it resumed for a short time in 1967.

New attractions included an Over 21s Club (started in June) and a couple of Midnight Balls (commencing unsurprisingly at midnight) after the regular evening's dancing.

In another new venture, The Dunfermline Folksong Club took up residence in the Ballroom's bar in November where it remained every Tuesday.

On 19th December 1966 the BBC recorded an edition of the highly popular competitive dance programme 'Come Dancing' in the Ballroom.

 

Highlights this year included:

The Alan Price Set
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds
Wayne Fontana
The Fourmost
The In Crowd
Lord Caesar Sutch & The Roman Empire
The Moody Blues
The Overlanders
Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
The Searchers
Crispian St. Peters
The Troggs
The Zombies

 

January 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/01/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
02/01/1966SundayThe New KB Band
The New KB Band / The Golden Crusaders & The Red Hawks played earlier in the evening.
08/01/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
09/01/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
12/01/1966WednesdayThe SenateThe Red Hawks 
14/01/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

15/01/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
16/01/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
19/01/1966WednesdayThe Alan Jordan 5The Red Hawks 
21/01/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

22/01/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
23/01/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
27/01/1966ThursdayThe Red Hawks

28/01/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

29/01/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
30/01/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

February 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/02/1966WednesdayThe Red HawksThe Alan Jordan 5
04/02/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

05/02/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
06/02/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
09/02/1966WednesdayPinkerton's Assorted Colours
 
11/02/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

12/02/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
13/02/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
16/02/1966WednesdayBilly J Kramer & The Dakotas

18/02/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

19/02/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
20/02/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
22/02/1966TuesdayWayne Fontana

25/02/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

26/02/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
27/02/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

March 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/03/1966WednesdayThe Zombies

04/03/1966FridayThe Red Hawks
John Lennon's comment that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus" published.
05/03/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
06/03/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
09/03/1966WednesdayThe Fourmost

11/03/1966FridayThe Red Hawks

12/03/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
13/03/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red HawksRod Stewart left 'Steampacket' on this day.
16/03/1966WednesdayThe KoobasThe Red Hawks
19/03/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
20/03/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
23/03/1966WednesdayThe TruthThe Red Hawks
25/03/1966FridayThe New KB Band

26/03/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
27/03/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
30/03/1966WednesdayThe Drumbeats
The Drumbeats were an Irish showband

April 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/04/1966FridayThe New KB Band
David Bowie releases his first solo single 'Do Anything You Say'.
02/04/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
03/04/1966SundayThe Golden CrusadersGarry & The Hi-Landers / The Red HawksMidnight Ball 12:00 - 04:00 (The New KB Band / The Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks played earlier in the evening)
06/04/1966WednesdayThe OverlandersThe Red Hawks
08/04/1966FridayThe New KB Band

09/04/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
10/04/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
13/04/1966WednesdayThe Baron KnightsThe Red Hawks
15/04/1966FridayThe New KB Band

16/04/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
17/04/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
20/04/1966WednesdayRhythm & Blues IncorporatedThe Red HawksFrom Southport (Not to be confused with 'Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated')
22/04/1966FridayThe New KB Band

23/04/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
24/04/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
27/04/1966WednesdayDem-BonesThe Red Hawks
29/04/1966FridayThe New KB Band

30/04/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks

May 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/05/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red HawksThe Beatles played for the last time in the UK on this day.
04/05/1966WednesdayThe In CrowdThe Red Hawks
06/05/1966FridayThe New KB Band

07/05/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
08/05/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
11/05/1966WednesdayThe CherokeesThe Red Hawks
13/05/1966FridayThe New KB Band

14/05/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
15/05/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
18/05/1966WednesdayThe New KB BandThe Red Hawks
20/05/1966FridayThe New KB Band

21/05/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
22/05/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
25/05/1966WednesdayThe New KB BandThe Red Hawks
27/05/1966FridayThe New KB Band

28/05/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
29/05/1966SundayWayne FontanaThe Red HawksMidnight Ball 12:00 - 04:00 (The New KB Band / The Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks played earlier in the evening)

June 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/06/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band

03/06/1966FridayThe New KB Band

04/06/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
05/06/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
08/06/1966WednesdayThe New KB BandThe Red Hawks
10/06/1966FridayThe New KB Band

11/06/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
12/06/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
14/06/1966TuesdayThe TroggsThe Red Hawks 
15/06/1966WednesdayThe New KB BandThe Red Hawks
17/06/1966FridayThe New KB Band

18/06/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
19/06/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
21/06/1966TuesdayThe Sole GenerationThe Red Hawks
25/06/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
26/06/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
28/06/1966TuesdayThe Four Just MenThe Red Hawks
29/06/1966WednesdayJock Graham 6
The Over 21 Club Opens Tickets 3/-

July 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/07/1966FridayThe New KB Band

02/07/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
03/07/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
06/07/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
08/07/1966FridayThe New KB Band

09/07/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
10/07/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
12/07/1966TuesdayX-TraxThe Copycats/ The Sole GenerationOver 21 Club
13/07/1966WednesdayThe KB Six

15/07/1966FridayThe New KB Band

16/07/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Slaves
17/07/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / Sir Percy & The Riot Squad
19/07/1966TuesdayThe Moody BluesThe Sole Generation
20/07/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
22/07/1966FridayThe New KB Band

23/07/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Sole Generation
24/07/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks
26/07/1966TuesdayThe RoguesThe Red Hawks 
27/07/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
29/07/1966FridayThe New KB Band

30/07/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Sole Generation
31/07/1966SundayThe New KB BandThe Golden Crusaders / The Red Hawks

August 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/08/1966TuesdayPeace & QuietThe Red Hawks
03/08/1966WednesdayThe KB Six

05/08/1966FridayThe New KB Band

06/08/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
07/08/1966SundayThe Golden CrusadersThe Red Hawks
09/08/1966TuesdayThe ChessmenThe Red Hawks
10/08/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
12/08/1966FridayThe New KB Band

13/08/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
16/08/1966TuesdayPinkerton's Assorted ColoursThe Red Hawks
17/08/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
19/08/1966FridayThe New KB Band

20/08/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
23/08/1966TuesdayChris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds

24/08/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
26/08/1966FridayThe New KB Band

27/08/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
30/08/1966TuesdayThe MeridiansThe Red Hawks 
31/08/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club

September 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/09/1966FridayThe New KB Band

03/09/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
06/09/1966TuesdayGarry & The Hi-LandersThe Four Just Men / The Red Hawks
07/09/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
09/09/1966FridayThe New KB Band

10/09/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
13/09/1966TuesdayThe Rocking RavensThe Red Hawks
14/09/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
16/09/1966FridayThe New KB Band

17/09/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
20/09/1966TuesdayThe FalconsThe Red Hawks
21/09/1966WednesdayThe KB Six
Over 21 Club
23/09/1966FridayThe New KB Band

24/09/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
25/09/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
27/09/1966TuesdayCrispian St PetersThe Red Hawks
28/09/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
30/09/1966FridayThe New KB Band

October 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/10/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
02/10/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Senators / Garry & The Hi-Landers / The Red Hawks
04/10/1966TuesdayThe Red Hawks

05/10/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
07/10/1966FridayThe New KB Band

08/10/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
09/10/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
11/10/1966TuesdayNeil Christian & The Crusaders

12/10/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
14/10/1966FridayThe New KB Band

15/10/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
16/10/1966SundayThe Mack Sounds
10 piece all-coloured group
17/10/1966MondayThe Red Hawks(Five other undisclosed groups)Radio Scotland Heat of Beat Competition
19/10/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
21/10/1966FridayThe New KB Band

22/10/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
23/10/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
24/10/1966MondayThe Alan Price Set

26/10/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
28/10/1966FridayThe New KB Band

29/10/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
30/10/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
31/10/1966MondayThe Red Hawks

November 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/11/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
04/11/1966FridayThe New KB Band

05/11/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
06/11/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
07/11/1966MondayThe Searchers

09/11/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
11/11/1966FridayThe New KB Band

12/11/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Hurricanes / The Red Hawks
13/11/1966SundayThe HurricanesThe Red Hawks
14/11/1966MondayThe Shadettes

15/11/1966TuesdayLouis KillenArchie FisherThe Dunfermline Folksong Club is launched in The Ballroom's bar
16/11/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
18/11/1966FridayThe New KB Band

19/11/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
20/11/1966SundayThe ShadettesThe Red Hawks
21/11/1966MondayThe Red Hawks

22/11/1966TuesdayCeilidh 3Pat McNultyThe Dunfermline Folksong Club (Irish Night)
23/11/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
25/11/1966FridayThe New KB Band

26/11/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
27/11/1966SundayThe ShadettesThe Red Hawks
29/11/1966TuesdayThe Rt. Hon. Jimmy MacBeath
The Dunfermline Folksong Club
30/11/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club

December 1966

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/12/1966FridayThe New KB Band

03/12/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
04/12/1966SundayThe ShadettesThe Red Hawks
05/12/1966MondayLord Caesar Sutch & The Roman EmpireThe Red Hawks
06/12/1966TuesdayOwen Hand
The Dunfermline Folksong Club
07/12/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
09/12/1966FridayThe New KB Band

10/12/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
11/12/1966SundayThe ShadettesThe Red Hawks
12/12/1966MondayThe Drumbeats
Irish Showband
13/12/1966TuesdayThe Black Country Three *
The Dunfermline Folksong Club (* From Wolverhampton)
14/12/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
16/12/1966FridayThe New KB Band

17/12/1966SaturdayThe New KB BandThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
18/12/1966SundayThe MerseysThe Shadettes / The Red HawksThe Merseys
20/12/1966TuesdayJohn ForemanDrew LeesThe Dunfermline Folksong Club
21/12/1966WednesdayThe New KB Band
Over 21 Club
23/12/1966FridayThe New KB Band

24/12/1966SaturdayThe KB OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Red Hawks
25/12/1966SundayThe ShadettesThe Red Hawks
26/12/1966MondayThe BlazeThe Beachcombers / The Red Hawks
27/12/1966TuesdaySingers from The Glasgow Folk Centre
The Dunfermline Folksong Club
28/12/1966WednesdayThe KB Orchestra

30/12/1966FridayThe KB Orchestra

31/12/1966SaturdayThe KB Orchestra


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