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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, 2016

The Iveys concerts
1966
compiled by Tom Brennan
with assistance from Dan Matovina
research by Keith James

The Iveys' first year with some success. On March 11, they met their mentor/manager, Bill Collins. On July 2, they relocated to London so they could work as a backing group for singer David Garrick, and on July 21 they played their first London gig.

1966 promo photos

Songs known to have been played this year:

Buzz With The Fuzz
Crawling Up A Hill
Crocodile Walk
Daddy Rolling Stone
Day Tripper
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
The Fool
Help!
Hey Girl
I Don't Mind [James Brown song]
I Go Crazy

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
I'm Not Tired
It's Alright
Keep A-Drivin'
Keep On Running
The Kids Are Alright
La La La La Lies

Love Hurts
My Babe
My Generation
My Girl
See Saw
Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His/Her Kiss)
Sittin' On My Sofa
Somebody Help Me
Something You Got
Stupidity
Tell Me What You're Gonna Do
Twenty Miles
What Kind Of Boy
Young Blood


January 1, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


[
concert ad]

with The Smokestacks


January 8, 1966 (Saturday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

with The Sensational Sultans


January 13, 1966 (Thursday)
Embassy Ballroom
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]


January 22, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Jets


January 27, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad (advance)]
[concert ad (tonight)]

with The Moody Blues; The Eyes Of Blue


February 5, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Echoretz



February 10, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

Valentine Ball
with The Merseybeats; The Eyes Of Blue



February 12, 1966 (Saturday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

with The Eyes Of Blue


March 5, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Blues Organisation


March 10, 1966 (Thursday)
Embassy Ballroom
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]


March 11, 1966 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]
with The Mojos; The Blues Organisation

The Iveys meet Bill Collins


March 12, 1966 (Saturday)
Charlton Ballroom
Kidwelly, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Agents 4

Mike Gibbins' 17th birthday


March 14, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[news article from "Herald Of Wales" (replacing The Eyes Of Blue)]
[news article by Gary Radd from "Herald Of Wales" (protest letter from Ron Griffiths)]

replacing The Eyes Of Blue


March 17, 1966 (Thursday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with Unit 4 Plus 2



March 21, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with Lott13; Eyes Of Blue; Swansea Drifters


March 23, 1966 (Wednesday)
The Charlton Ballroom
Kidwelly, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]


March 25, 1966 (Friday)
Craigcefn Parc Hall
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]


March 25, 1966 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with Eyes Of Blue; The King Bees; The Blues Organisation


March 26, 1966 (Saturday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with The Pimples


March 31, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad, Badfinger File]

[photo on page 12 of WY]
with The Spencer Davis Group; Eyes Of Blue


April 2, 1966 (Saturday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with Swansea Drifters


April 7, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


April 9, 1966 (Saturday) thanks to William Howells
The Black Lion Hotel
Cardigan, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad, from Cardigan and Tivy-side Advertiser, 1966 April 01] thanks to William Howells


April 11, 1966 (Monday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

[news article from the "Neath Guardian"]

with The Dekkas


April 14, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Manfred Mann


April 15, 1966 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

with Manfred Mann; Blues Organisation


April 16, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Eyes Of Blue


April 18, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]


April 23, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with Kingbees


April 25, 1966 (Monday)
Garnant Club
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.

[future bookings memo to Iveys from JayVee, dated April 23, 1966] thanks to Alwyne Jenkins
[confirmation of gig, page 2]


April 26, 1966 (Tuesday)
St. Benedicts Club
Swansea, South Wales, U.K.


April 29, 1966 (Friday)
The Regal Ballroom
Ammanford, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Merseybeats; Eyes Of Blue


April 30, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with Lott 13


May 2, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad, page 3]

Mod Night

with Swansea Drifters


May 12, 1966 (Thursday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Yardbirds; The Eyes Of Blue


May 14, 1966 (Saturday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The Chicos


May 16, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

with The Kelts


May 28, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Jug And Bottle Set


May 30, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with The N.M.O.


June 7, 1966 (Tuesday)
Empire Ballroom
Neath, South Wales, U.K.

Bill Collins records The Iveys
[set list]

2 sets


June 13, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.


June 18, 1966 (Saturday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.

with The Kingbees


June 20, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.


June 24, 1966 (Friday)
rehearsal club
London, England, U.K.

audition for singer David Garrick and his manager, Robert Wace


June 25, 1966 (Saturday)
Seaside Pavilion
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.


June 25, 1966 (Saturday)
Afan Lido
Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

with The Sect Maniacs


July 2, 1966 (Saturday)
Maximum Sound
488 Old Kent Road, London, England, U.K.

rehearsing with David Garrick


July 3, 1966 (Sunday)
Maximum Sound
488 Old Kent Road, London, England, U.K.

rehearsing with David Garrick

Note: when The Iveys backed David Garrick, they often performed their own set before backing Garrick for his set. However, it is uncertain whether this happened at every single gig or not.

Dear dead Manchester article [1st mention of Iveys outside of Wales] thanks to Dan Matovina


July 8, 1966 (Friday)
7 Club
Shrewsbury, England, U.K.

The Iveys (2nd line-up) backing David Garrick at The Seven Club
Ron Griffiths, David Jenkins, Mike Gibbins, David Garrick, Pete Ham

[photo of David Garrick & The Iveys taking a break] thanks to David Garrick

backing David Garrick

with The Karakters



July 9, 1966 (Saturday)
Gaiety Ballroom
Ramsey, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick

with The Raging Sons


July 10, 1966 (Sunday)
Olympia
Cromer, England, U.K.

[concert ad]

backing David Garrick

with Garry Freeman and The Contours


July 11, 1966 (Monday)
Franklyn Boyd's (17 Savile Row?)
London, England, U.K.

rehearsal


July 12, 1966 (Tuesday)
Franklyn Boyd's (17 Savile Row?)
London, England, U.K.

rehearsal


July 14, 1966 (Thursday)
Dreamland
Margate, England, U.K.

The Iveys performed their own set as a replacement for The Kinks when guitarist Dave Davies became ill, and also backed David Garrick


July 15, 1966 (Friday)
Newmarket Memorial Hall
Newmarket, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick
with The Survivors


July 21, 1966 (Thursday)
Cavalier Club
Golders Green, London, England, U.K.

first London gig

Ron, July 21, 1966David, July 21, 1966Mike, July 21, 1966Pete Ham, July 21, 1966


July 24, 1966 (Sunday)
Side Saddle Club
Doncaster, England, U.K.


July 25, 1966 (Monday)
Kimball's (or Kimbell's?) Ballroom
Portsmouth, England, U.K.

with Chris Farlowe


July 28, 1966 (Thursday)
Dreamland
Margate, England, U.K.

[news article from "Herald Of Wales"]


July 31, 1966 (Sunday)
The Shoreline
Bognor, England, U.K.


August 1, 1966 (Monday)
Oasis Club
Portsmouth, England, U.K.


August 6, 1966 (Saturday)
unknown venue
Boston, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick
with Solomon Burke


August 13, 1966 (Saturday)
Espresso Continental
Eastbourne, England, U.K.


August 19, 1966 (Friday)
unknown venue
Axminster, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


August 20, 1966 (Saturday)
St. George's Hall
Exeter, England, U.K.

[concert ad]

concert scheduled for 8:00-11:45 P.M.

backing David Garrick
with The Mystery Group


August 27, 1966 (Saturday)
7 Club
Shrewsbury, England, U.K.


August 28, 1966 (Sunday)
The Blue Angel
Liverpool, England, U.K.


August 29, 1966 (Monday)
Cavern Club
10a Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, U.K.

[concert poster]


September 3, 1966 (Saturday)
The Glen
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad 1]
[concert ad 2]

show scheduled for 7:30 PM-12 Midnight


September 10, 1966 (Saturday)
Flamingo Club
London, England, U.K.

with Zuyder Zee


September 11, 1966 (Sunday)
Scotch Of St. James
London, England, U.K.


September 17, 1966 (Saturday)
La Scala
Runcorn, England, U.K.


September 24, 1966 (Saturday)
Flamingo Club
London, England, U.K.


September 24, 1966 (Saturday)
Sybilla's
London, England, U.K.


September 30, 1966 (Friday)
Flamingo Club
London, England, U.K.


October 1, 1966 (Saturday)
unknown venue
Corby, England, U.K.


October 7, 1966 (Friday)
Seven Club
Shrewsbury, England, U.K.


October 8, 1966 (Saturday)
La Scala
Runcorn, England, U.K.


October 9, 1966 (Sunday)
La Scala
Runcorn, England, U.K.


October 14, 1966 (Friday)
Liverpool College
Liverpool, England, U.K.


October 15, 1966 (Saturday)
Dudley College
Dudley, England, U.K.


October 16, 1966 (Sunday)
The Sumner House
Kings Winsford, England, U.K.


October 17, 1966 (Monday)
unknown venue
Newcastle-u-Lyne, England, U.K.


October 18, 1966 (Tuesday)
Shenley Youth Centre
Birmingham, England, U.K.


October 19, 1966 (Wednesday)
Cleveland Arms
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.


October 20, 1966 (Thursday)
Palais de Danse
Ashton-under-Lyne, England, U.K. [spelling?]

backing David Garrick


October 21, 1966 (Friday)
The Tabernacle
Stockport, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


October 22, 1966 (Saturday)
New Century Hall
Manchester, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick
with Doyle and Eager; The Pips Ways


October 23, 1966 (Sunday)
Tabernacle
Stockport, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


October 28, 1966 (Friday)
Flamingo Club
London, England, U.K.


October 29, 1966 (Saturday)
East Finchley Youth Club
London, England, U.K.

Brian Epstein in attendance


October 30, 1966 (Sunday)
Downbeat
Liverpool, England, U.K.
(afternoon)

[photo of David Jenkins signing autographs]

David Jenkins' 21st birthday


October 30, 1966 (Sunday)
Mardi-Gras
Liverpool, England, U.K.
(evening)


October 30, 1966 (Sunday)
Blue Angel Club
Liverpool, England, U.K.
(overnight)


November 3, 1966 (Thursday)
East Finchley Youth Club
London, England, U.K.


November 5, 1966 (Saturday)
Arcadia
Bray, Ireland, U.K.

backing David Garrick


November 6, 1966 (Sunday)
Cork Town Hall
Cork, Ireland, U.K.

backing David Garrick


November 7, 1966 (Monday)
Dublin Downtown
Dublin, Ireland, U.K.

concert didn't take place because The Iveys missed their plane


November 8, 1966 (Tuesday)
The PlayHouse
Walton-On-Thames, England, U.K.


November 9, 1966 (Wednesday)
Ritz Entertainments Club (a.k.a. The Ritz)
Skewen, South Wales, U.K.


November 13, 1966 (Sunday)
Mecca
Blackpool, England, U.K.


November 15, 1966 (Tuesday)
El Partido
Lewisham, England, U.K.


November 19, 1966 (Saturday)
Le Carnaby Club
Loughborough, England, U.K.

David Garrick's appearance on Beat Club TV in Germany aired on this date
with David lip-synching to Dear Mrs. Applebee


November 21, 1966 (Monday)
Marquee Club
London, England, U.K.

[Marquee Club programme] thanks to Rick Kellogg

with Brian Auger & The Other Thing featuring Julie Driscoll thanks to Dan Matovina


November 22, 1966 (Tuesday)
Bethnal Green
Green Gate, England, U.K.


November 26, 1966 (Saturday)
Alexander Hall
Halifax, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


Novembe
r 27, 1966 (Sunday)
Las Vegas Club
Dewsbury, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


December 2, 1966 (Friday)
The Covered Market Hall
Carlisle, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick
with 22nd Street People; The Square Chex


December 3, 1966 (Saturday)
The PlayHouse
Walton-On-Thames, England, U.K.


December 4, 1966 (Sunday)
Bluesette Club
Leatherhead, England, U.K.


December 7, 1966 (Wednesday)
Top Rank Suite
Wolverhampton, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


December 9, 1966 (Friday)
Marquee Club
London, England, U.K.

with The Sands


December 10, 1966 (Saturday)
Adelphi
West Bromwich, England, U.K.


December 11, 1966 (Sunday)
La Scala
Runcorn, England, U.K.

with Drifting Sands


December 15, 1966 (Thursday)
Royal Ballet
Hammersmith, England, U.K.


December 16, 1966 (Friday)
Tabernacle Club
Stockport, England, U.K.


December 17, 1966 (Saturday)
II Rando
Leicester, England, U.K.


December 18, 1966 (Sunday)
Welcome Inn
Eltham, England, U.K.


December 20, 1966 (Tuesday)
Whiskey A-Go-Go [spelling?]
London, England, U.K.


December 21, 1966 (Wednesday)
Ludwick Youth Hall
Welwyn Garden City, England, U.K.

with The Question


December 22, 1966 (Thursday)
Marquee Club
London, England, U.K.

with Pink Floyd


December 23, 1966 (Friday)
Blaises Club
London, England, U.K.


December 26, 1966 (Monday)
The Glen Ballroom
Llanelli, South Wales, U.K.

[concert ad]

with New Mayfair Orchestra


December 30, 1966 (Friday)
Queen's Rink Ballroom
West Hartlepool, England, U.K.

[concert ad] Iveys File #3

backing David Garrick
with The Tricity Clan; Russ and the Nickels


December 31, 1966 (Saturday)
The Tabernacle Club
Stockport, England, U.K.

backing David Garrick


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