Tamworth Bands History : 1960
Welcome to the first year of the history of Tamworth bands. You can clearly see how the choice of local musical entertainment was very different to that of just one or two years later. From the local news items included here it's clear that 'pop music' and the dreaded juke-box were still far from being accepted by all in the local community. Remember, this was before Beatlemania, before The Twist and the local dance was the place to be seen.
Grand Dance - Tony Reynolds and His Band
The first council house is sold in Tamworth. Ferrers Road, Bolehall.
Rock 'n' Roll Request Dance - The Rebels and The Dominoes
Fazeley Parish Hall
World Refugee Year - Charity Celebrity Concert
Compere Miss Jean Morton (ATV), Dance Orchestra of the 1st Battalion Staffordshire Regiment, Peter Regan, The Berkeleys, Dennis Kirtland, Sporti, Stan Harrod, Helen Stanley, Bill Woodward, Bernard Finney and Doreen Davis, The Heath Sisters.
"Stop acting like a pop singer"
A fifteen year old trainee miner was told by Tamworth Magistrates Court to stop shrugging his shoulders like a pop singer.
Town Snack Bars to get Sunday Music Licences
From April 5 onwards, Sunday customers in various town snack bars will be able to eat and drink to music. But...there will be no "juke boxes", music will be restricted to radio programmes. (Monica Cafe, Church Street, Stan's Super Snack Bar, Bolebridge Street and the Calypso Snack Bar, Church Street.
Stompin' at the Assems - Second City Jazzmen
28/03/60 - 02/04/60
Tamworth Arts Club - 14th Annual Drama Festival
Expresso Bongo with Cliff Richard - Palace Cinema
Rock 'n' Roll Request Dance - The Rebels
Every Friday night
Fazeley Parish Hall - 8.00pm-11.30pm
Come Dancing to Midlands Top Rock Group - The Modernaires
The Jean Morton Melody Makers' 1960 Production
The Debonairs, The Starlettes, The Melody Babes, The Harmony Girls, The Rhythmettes, The Morton Boys
Co-Operative Society Department Store opens in Church Street
Saturday June 18th 1960 at 11.30am
"The first 2,000 customers spending 10/- or more will receive a free parcel of groceries from the Co-Op".
Solicitor Objects to Snack Bar Licence Extension
”…playing of a juke box in a snack bar opposite his offices… would make it impossible for his firm to continue its legal practice”. Stan’s Snack Bar, Bolebridge Street.
Amington Young Socialists Dance - The Dancettes
Amington Band Room
Carry on Constable – Palace Cinema
Tamworth Young Farmers – Show Dance (Tamworth Annual Show) - Alan Melville and His Band
Wilnecote Village Hall
Tamworth Young Farmers Dance - The Ripchords
Fradley Village Hall
International Wrestling – The Assembly Rooms
On the bill: Shirley Crabtree
Swish Products to open a factory on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
Ivor Pope and His Band
Warton Parish Hall
Jim Reynolds and His Orchestra
Dance - The Melodymakers
Midland Red Sports and Social Club - The Don Hill Sextet
The Glenn Miller Story with James Stewart – Palace Cinema