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The Iveys & Badfinger concerts
1964-1984
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

created: February 24, 2001
last revised: September 21, 2014
 

The Iveys concerts
1964-1965
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina

research by Keith James

Prior to being called The Iveys, the group performed locally under the following monikers: The Panthers, The Black Velvets, and The Wild Ones. They played many other gigs in addition to what is listed here, but due to the loss of road manager Alwyne Jenkins' diaries, many details regarding venues and dates have been lost forever.

1964-1965 promo photos

Songs known to have been played in 1964-1965:
Day Tripper
Help!
House Of The Rising Sun
My Generation

Parchman Farm


The Iveys, 1st line-up, 1964 (photo thanks to Alwyne Jenkins)
David Jenkins, Terry Gleason, Pete Ham, Ron Griffiths


Fall, 1964
Bonymaen Rugby Club
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

If I Loved You (from the musical "Carousel")

not a gig, but a local talent contest with The Iveys coming in 3rd place

with (unknown acts)


November 7, 1964 (Saturday)
Sketty Hall
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

The Iveys made a dramatic entrance to this gig by marching onto stage... with Pete playing guitar, Ron playing bass, Terry Gleason playing a single military drum, and David Jenkins playing a trumpet.


November 14, 1964 (Saturday)
Clyne Cellar Club
Swansea University, South Wales, U.K.


December 1, 1964 (Tuesday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Jets; The Misfits; The Comancheroes


January 1, 1965 (Friday)
Langland Court Hotel
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[
thank you letter in newspaper] thanks to Keith James
[photo of Red Cross volunteers]
thanks to Keith James

Red Cross New Year Twist Party


January 31, 1965 (Sunday)
Tivoli's (a.k.a The Big T),
Mumbles, South Wales, U.K.

Martin Ace filled-in on bass for a hospitalized Ron Griffiths

with The Jets


February 6, 1965 (Saturday)
Tivoli's (a.k.a The Big T),
Mumbles, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Jets


February 9, 1965 (Tuesday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Bystanders; The Corncrackers


February 12, 1965 (Friday)
Tivoli's (a.k.a The Big T),
Mumbles, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James


February 13, 1965 (Saturday)
Memorial Hall
Burryport, South Wales, U.K.

with The Corncrackers


February 27, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Wild Ones



The Iveys, 1965 with Mike Gibbins joining on drums (photo thanks to Ron Griffiths)
David Jenkins (left), Pete Ham (rear), Mike Gibbins (front), Ron Griffiths (right)

March 10, 1965 (Wednesday)
Lodge Cinema, Briton Ferry
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[
concert ad] thanks to Keith James

Mike's first gig with The Iveys (replacing Terry Gleason)

with Tommy Bruce; Teresa Cari & The Bystanders; The Blackjacks; The Wild Ones; The Jets; The Four Sevens; The Westerners


March 13, 1965 (Saturday)
Tivoli's (a.k.a The Big T),
Mumbles, South Wales, U.K.

with The Bystanders


March 16, 1965 (Tuesday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Eyes Of Blue; The Wild Ones; The Jets


March 18, 1965 (Thursday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with The Corncrackers


March 20, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Fleetwoods


March 23, 1965 (Tuesday)
Patti Pavilion
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[
concert ad] thanks to Keith James

with The Eyes Of Blue; Echoretz


March 27, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[
Neath Guardian article, March 1965] thanks to Keith James

with The Bystanders


April 1, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Eyes Of Blue


April 3, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Wild Ones


April 19, 1965 (Monday)
Drill Hall
Llandeilo, South Wales, U.K.

[
concert ad from Camarthen Journal, dated April 16, 1965] thanks to Keith James

Grand Holiday Dance


April 22, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Corncrackers


April 26, 1965 (Monday)
Langland Court Hotel
unknown town, South Wales, U.K.

Red Cross charity concert


April 29, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Jets


May 8, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[
concert ad] thanks to Keith James

[Herald Of Wales clippings, May, 1965: Iveys have crept to the top ratings | Letter from fans]
thanks to Keith James

with The Kingpins


June 8, 1965 (Tuesday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

with The Echoretz


June 10, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Blackjacks



June 17, 1965 (Thursday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.



July 1, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

Grand Carnival Ball
with Nashville Teens; The Kingpins



July 9, 1965 (Friday)
Seven Sisters Rugby Club
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.



July 15, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Who; The Eyes Of Blue


July 24, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Kingpins


July 29, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with Geno Washington; The Eyes Of Blue



August 5, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

Dracula's Ball
with Screaming Lord Sutch; The Kingpins



August 14, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Kingpins


August 19, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Nashville Teens; The Kingpins



August 22, 1965 (Sunday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.



August 24, 1965 (Tuesday)
Haggars Ballroom
Pembroke, South Wales, U.K.

with Wayne Fontana



September 1, 1965 (Wednesday)
Fountain's Disco (Tenby Beach)
Tenby, South Wales, U.K.


September 2, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Lulu & The Luvvers; The Smokestacks



September 5, 1965 (Sunday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Lulu & The Luvvers; The Smokestacks



September 12, 1965 (Sunday)
Ritz Entertainments Club
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with Lulu & The Luvvers; The Smokestacks


September 16, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


[concert ad, advance notice]
thanks to Keith James
[concert ad, tonight]
thanks to Keith James

with The Kingpins; Herbie Goins & The Night-timers



September 23, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Honeycombs; The Eyes Of Blue



October 4, 1965 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with Missing Links; Saints; DB5



October 9, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Smokestacks



October 14, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]*
thanks to Keith James

with The Hollies; The Kingpins
*This may be the legendary "The Hollies & The Iveys" billing, but the ad does not support this theory



October 16, 1965 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Smokestacks


October 17, 1965 (Sunday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James
[Herald Of Wales quote, October, 1965]
thanks to Keith James


November 11, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad with photo]
thanks to Keith James

with The Merseybeats; The Smokestacks


November 20, 1965 (Saturday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Dekkas


November 25, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad with photo]
thanks to Keith James

with The Rockin' Berries; The Smokestacks


November 30, 1965 (Tuesday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

Club Charity Dance in aid of Skewen Old Age Pensioners
with The Eyes Of Blue; The Smokestacks; The Kingpins


December 3, 1965 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

with The Fireflies


December 4, 1965 (Saturday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

with Wayne & The Comets


December 9, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


[concert ad ("next Thursday"), The Better Days not listed] thanks to Keith James
[full page ad ("tomorrow night") with Wayne's picture, Eyes Of Blue not listed]
thanks to Keith James
[concert ad ("tonight"), Eyes Of Blue not listed] thanks to Keith James
[short concert review]
thanks to Keith James

with Wayne Fontana; The Eyes Of Blue; The Better Days


December 10, 1965 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with Wayne Fontana; The Eyes Of Blue


December 11, 1965 (Saturday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.


[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Smokestacks


December 12, 1965 (Sunday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James


December 16, 1965 (Thursday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

with The Comancheroes


December 16, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Eyes Of Blue


December 23, 1965 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with Geno Washington; The Ram Jam Band; The Eyes Of Blue


December 27, 1965 (Monday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
thanks to Keith James

with The Eyes Of Blue




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