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In Memory of Stuart Adamson

 

    1968

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Summary:

Resident bands in 1966 included The Andy Smith Orchestra, The David Jack Sound, The KB Showband, The Marshmallow 400 (The Red Hawks), The  Shadettes & The Falcons.

The regular Wednesday night Starlight Lounge event was handed over to The David Jack Sound in January and ran until September to be replaced by The 21 Club on Wednesday 25th September 1968 then moved to Thursdays in November.

Tuesday 25th June 1968 was the last meeting of The Dunfermline Folksong Club in the Ballroom, however another regular folk fixture started on Tuesday 15th October 1968 with the opening of Folk At The KB hosed by Ian Plumber.

The Ballroom was closed on two successive Wednesdays for repainting on 2nd & 9th October 1968.

 

Highlights this year included:

Amen Corner
The Bay City Rollers
The Corries
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

The Equals
The Foundations
The Fureys
The Herd (Featuring Peter Frampton)
The Humblebums
Hamish Imlach
Jimmy James & The Vagabonds
The Love Affair
Marmalade
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Matt McGinn
The McCalmans

The Move
Watt Nicoll
Rab Noakes
Bert Shorthouse
The Troggs
Hedy West
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band

 

January 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/01/1968MondayThe FalconsHeart & Soul / The Marshmallow 400All coloured band from London
02/01/1968TuesdayThe CluthaChris AndrewsDunfermline Folksong Club  (The Clutha from Glasgow / Chris Andrews from Dundee)
03/01/1968WednesdayThe Andy Smith Sextette
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
05/01/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

06/01/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Falcons / Sunset Culture
07/01/1968SundayThe Brian Marshall FoundationThe Falcons
09/01/1968TuesdayDave GoulderLiz DyerDunfermline Folksong Club
10/01/1968WednesdayThe Andy Smith Sextette
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
12/01/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

13/01/1968SaturdayThe ArdennesThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Falcons
14/01/1968SundayLittle John & The ShadrocksThe Shadettes / The FalconsAll coloured band
16/01/1968TuesdayThe Ian McCalman Folk GroupRobin McKidd / Rab NoakesDunfermline Folksong Club
17/01/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
19/01/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

20/01/1968SaturdayThe Hipple PeopleThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Falcons
21/01/1968SundayThe BeachcombersThe Shadettes / The Falcons
23/01/1968TuesdayThe HumblebumsKevin MitchellDunfermline Folksong Club
24/01/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
26/01/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

27/01/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
28/01/1968SundayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

31/01/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street

February 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/02/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

03/02/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
04/02/1968SundayThe Shadettes / The Falcons

06/02/1968TuesdayArchie Fisher
Dunfermline Folksong Club
07/02/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
09/02/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

10/02/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
11/02/1968SundayThe Five Wires

13/02/1968TuesdayGeordie HamiltonBrian & Neil HallDunfermline Folksong Club
14/02/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
16/02/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

17/02/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
18/02/1968SundayThe FoundationsThe Falcons / The ShadettesTickets 6/6
20/02/1968TuesdaySt.Andrews Folksong ClubIrish guest?Dunfermline Folksong Club
21/02/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
23/02/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

24/02/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
25/02/1968SundayStatus QuoThe Falcons / The Shadettes
27/02/1968TuesdayEwan MacCollPeggy SeegerDunfermline Folksong Club
28/02/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street

March 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/03/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra
Elton John's first single 'I've Been Loving You Too Long' released on this day!
02/03/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
03/03/1968SundayRite TymeThe Falcons / The Shadettes
05/03/1968TuesdayHedy West
Dunfermline Folksong Club
06/03/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
08/03/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

09/03/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
10/03/1968SundayThe Love AffairThe Falcons / The Shadettes
12/03/1968TuesdayThe Fureys
Dunfermline Folksong Club
13/03/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
15/03/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

16/03/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
17/03/1968SundayAmen CornerThe Falcons / The Shadettes
19/03/1968TuesdayHamish ImlachJohn DubarryDunfermline Folksong Club
20/03/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
21/03/1968ThursdayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

22/03/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

23/03/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
24/03/1968SundayThe BeachcombersThe Falcons / The Shadettes
26/03/1968TuesdayThe Humblebums
Dunfermline Folksong Club
27/03/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
29/03/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

30/03/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The FalconsCeline Dion born today.
31/03/1968SundaySimon Dupree & The Big SoundThe Falcons / The Shadettes

April 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/04/1968TuesdayUnknown artiste(s)
Dunfermline Folksong Club
03/04/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
05/04/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

06/04/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The FalconsCliff Richard gets 2nd place for 'Congratulations' at Eurovision in London & Syd Barrett officially leaves Pink Floyd.
07/04/1968SundayThe PlayboysThe Falcons / The ShadettesFrom Ireland
09/04/1968TuesdayThe Leesiders
Dunfermline Folksong Club
10/04/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
11/04/1968ThursdayBert Shorthouse
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
12/04/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

13/04/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
14/04/1968SundayThe CaliforniansThe Falcons / The Shadettes
16/04/1968TuesdayThe New Edinburgh Ceilidh BandThe Cotters / Ian Miller / Johnny Boyce / Fife FolkDunfermline Folksong Club
17/04/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
19/04/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

20/04/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
24/04/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
(In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street)
Keith Moon drove his Loncoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool on this day!
26/04/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

27/04/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
28/04/1968SundayThe MoveThe Falcons / The Shadettes

May 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/05/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
03/05/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

04/05/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
05/05/1968SundayThe Emerald ShowbandThe ShadettesPrize winners on 'Opportunity Knocks'
08/05/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
10/05/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

11/05/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
12/05/1968SundayThe FalconsThe Phoenix / The Shadettes
15/05/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
17/05/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

18/05/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
19/05/1968SundayThis Side UpThe Falcons / The Shadettes
22/05/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
24/05/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

25/05/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
26/05/1968SundayDave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & TichThe Falcons / The Shadettes
29/05/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
31/05/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

June 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/06/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
02/06/1968SundayJohn Fred & His Playboy BandThe Shadettes / The FalconsFirst American artiste at The Ballroom
05/06/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
07/06/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

08/06/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
09/06/1968SundayThe HerdThe Falcons / The ShadettesFeaturing Peter Frampton
12/06/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
14/06/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

15/06/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
16/06/1968SundayThe Four KentsThe Submarines / The Falcons / The ShadettesAll coloured soul band from USA
19/06/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
21/06/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

22/06/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
23/06/1968SundayTommy Bishop & The Rock & Roll Revival ShowThe Falcons / The Shadettes
25/06/1968TuesdayUnknown artiste(s)
Dunfermline Folksong Club
26/06/1968WednesdayThe Andy Smith Orchestra
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
27/06/1968ThursdayThree unknown groups *
* Do you know who they were?
28/06/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

29/06/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
30/06/1968SundayThe TroggsThe Falcons/ The Shadettes

July 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
03/07/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
05/07/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

06/07/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
07/07/1968SundayThe TractionThe Falcons / The Shadettes8-piece soul band
10/07/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
12/07/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

13/07/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
14/07/1968SundayThe BootsThe Phoenix / The FalconsThe Boots were The Beachcombers
17/07/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
19/07/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

20/07/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
21/07/1968SundayThe Pitiful SoulsThe Falcons
24/07/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
26/07/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

27/07/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
28/07/1968SundayThe Muddy Sam Soul PacketThe Falcons / The Shadettes
31/07/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street

August 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
02/08/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

03/08/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
04/08/1968SundayJimmy James & The VagabondsThe Falcons / The Shadettes
07/08/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
09/08/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

10/08/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / The Falcons
11/08/1968SundayThe EqualsThe Falcons / The ShadettesTickets 7/-
14/08/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
16/08/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

18/08/1968SundayThe Pitiful SoulsThe Falcons / The Shadettes
21/08/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
23/08/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

24/08/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / Dum-De-Dum
25/08/1968SundayBreakthru'The Shadettes
28/08/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
30/08/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

31/08/1968SaturdayThe Andy Smith OrchestraThe Shadettes / Sunset Culture

September 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/09/1968SundayThe PoetsThe Shadettes
04/09/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
06/09/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

07/09/1968SaturdayThe StoicsThe Shadettes / The Andy Smith Orchestra
08/09/1968SundayThe MoveThe Shadettes
11/09/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
13/09/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

14/09/1968SaturdayThe Heenan Froud SetThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Shadettes
15/09/1968SundayThe StoicsThe Shadettes
18/09/1968WednesdayThe David Jack Sound
In the Starlight Lounge - entrance in Pilmuir Street
20/09/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

21/09/1968SaturdayThe Pitiful SoulsThe Andy Smith Orchestra/ The Shadettes
22/09/1968SundayThe FoundationsThe Shadettes
25/09/1968WednesdayThe Kinema Dance Band
21 Club
27/09/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

28/09/1968SaturdayThe Pipe DreamThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Shadettes
29/09/1968SundayGeno Washington & the Ram Jam BandThe Shadettes

October 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
04/10/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

05/10/1968SaturdayThe PoetsThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Shadettes
06/10/1968SundayThe PoetsThe Stoics / The Shadettes
11/10/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

12/10/1968SaturdayThe StoicsThe Andy Smith Orchestra / The Shadettes
13/10/1968SundaySimon Dupree & The Big Sound

15/10/1968TuesdayThe Corries Folk At The KB' (Compere - Ian Plummer)
16/10/1968WednesdayThe KB Orchestra
21 Club
18/10/1968FridayThe Andy Smith Orchestra

19/10/1968SaturdayThe KB ShowbandThe Bay City Rollers / The Shadettes
20/10/1968SundayThe BootsThe Shadettes
22/10/1968TuesdayHamish ImlachThe ReiversFolk At The KB'
23/10/1968WednesdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
25/10/1968FridayThe KB Showband

26/10/1968SaturdayThe KB ShowbandThe Phoenix / The Shadettes
27/10/1968SundayDream PoliceThe Shadettes
29/10/1968TuesdayThe SkerriesThe ReiversFolk At The KB'
30/10/1968WednesdayThe KB Showband
21 Club

November 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/11/1968FridayThe KB Showband

02/11/1968SaturdayThe KB ShowbandThe Emerald Showband / The Shadettes
03/11/1968SundayThe BeatstalkersThe Shadettes
05/11/1968TuesdayJosh MacCraeThe ReiversFolk At The KB'
08/11/1968FridayThe KB Showband

09/11/1968SaturdayThe KB ShowbandThe Puppets / The Shadettes
10/11/1968SundayThe FlirtationsThe Shadettes
12/11/1968TuesdayThe Islanders
Folk At The KB'
14/11/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
15/11/1968FridayThe KB Showband

16/11/1968SaturdayThe StoicsThe KB Showband / The Shadettes
17/11/1968SundayJimmy James & The VagabondsThe Shadettes
19/11/1968TuesdayMatt McGinn
Folk At The KB'
21/11/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
22/11/1968FridayThe KB Showband

23/11/1968SaturdayBubblegumThe KB Showband/ The Shadettes
24/11/1968SundayThe Chris McClure SetThe Shadettes
26/11/1968TuesdayHamish Imlach
Folk At The KB'
28/11/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
29/11/1968FridayThe KB Showband

30/11/1968SaturdayThe Dolly RockersThe KB Showband / The Shadettes

December 1968

DateDayHeadline ActSupport ActRemarks
01/12/1968SundayThe CasualsThe Shadettes
03/12/1968TuesdayWatt Nicoll
Folk At The KB'
05/12/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
06/12/1968FridayThe KB Showband

07/12/1968SaturdayWestfarm CottageThe KB Showband/ The Shadettes 
08/12/1968SundayThe PhoenixThe Shadettes
10/12/1968TuesdayTelford & Charmaine
Folk At The KB'
12/12/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
13/12/1968FridayThe KB Showband

14/12/1968SaturdayThe ChaseThe KB Showband / The Shadettes
15/12/1968SundayJohn Mayall's BluesbreakersThe Shadettes 
17/12/1968TuesdayThe McCalmansTravelling FolkFolk At The KB'
19/12/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
20/12/1968FridayThe KB Showband

21/12/1968SaturdayThe StoicsThe KB Showband/ The Shadettes
22/12/1968SundayThe Brian Marshall FoundationThe Shadettes
24/12/1968TuesdayThe PhoenixThe Shadettes
25/12/1968WednesdayThe KB ShowbandThe Shadettes
26/12/1968ThursdayThe KB Showband
21 Club
27/12/1968FridayThe KB Showband

28/12/1968SaturdayKaywana StockThe KB Showband / The Shadettes
29/12/1968SundayMarmaladeThe Shadettes
31/12/1968TuesdayThe KB ShowbandThe Shadettes


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