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The Three Spirits

The Three Spirits - Pete Vickery (rhythm guitar and vocals), Barry Crowe (bass guitar), Jim Twigg (drums)
The Three Spirits - Pete Vickery (rhythm guitar and vocals), Barry Crowe (bass guitar), Jim Twigg (drums)
Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald

Line-up:
Pete Vickery (rhythm guitar and vocals)
Barry Crowe (bass guitar)
Jim Twigg (drums)

Gigs
17/05/63
Marathon Twistacular (Rock/Jive/Twist)
Guy Travis and the Rainchecks (Liverpool)
The Three Spirits (Tamworth)
Gerry Levene and the Avengers (Birmingham)
Johnny Fox and the Hunters
Assembly Rooms
8.00pm-2.00am

12/07/63
Every Friday – Rock and Twistacular Dance
Jules and The Ghost Band with The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 6/-

09/08/63
The Falcons and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 6/-

16/08/63
Valkyries and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6

The Three Spirits supported Brian Poole and The Tremeloes at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd September 1963.
The Three Spirits supported Brian Poole and The Tremeloes at the Assembly Rooms on 2nd September 1963.
Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald

23/08/63
The Rocking Berries (Decca artists)
With Jon Fox and the Hunters and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6

30/08/63
The Three Spirits and The Emperors
Assembly Rooms

02/09/63
Brian Poole and The Tremeloes (recorders of Twist & Shout)
The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6
Tickets from Weavers Records (Band Promo Photo)

13/09/63
3 Town Show
The Marauders (Stoke)
The Astonaires (Birmingham)
Three Spirits (Tamworth)
8.00pm-1.00am
Assembly Rooms

Farons Flamingoes27/09/63
Farons Flamingoes
With The Three Spirits and The Evergreens Combo
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6

11/10/63
Johnny Washington and the Congressmen
With The Three Spirits, Jon Fox and the Hunters
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6

19/10/63
JJ and the Hi Lites with The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms

02/11/63
The Liverbirds (Only all girl group in the country)
With The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms

08/11/63
JIST
The Sorenos with The Three Spirits and Gerry Levene and the Avengers
Assembly Rooms

The Savages were late for the gig - promoter Vince Barker comes up to The Three Spirits and tells them to get backstage and start to learn Lord Sutch's set!!
The Savages were late for the gig - promoter Vince Baker comes up to The Three Spirits and tells them to "get backstage and start to learn Lord Sutch's set!!"
Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald

15/11/63
JIST
Julie Grant with Lance Harvey and the King Pins with The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms

22/11/63
Nicky James (Pye artists)
With The Senators and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms

02/12/63
The Rolling Stones
The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
7.30pm-11.00pm
Admission: 7/6 (Signed Band Promo Photo)

13/12/63
Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders ("Please Mr. Postman")
Jon Fox and the Hunters
The Three Spirits
The Emperors (Birmingham)
Assembly Rooms
8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 5/6

14/12/63
Eddie Krane and the Phantoms
With The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms

20/12/63
Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
The Three Spirits
Bobby King and the Majestics
Assembly Rooms
8.00pm-1.00am
Admission: 6/6 (Band Promo Photo)

21/12/63
Memphis Five and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/-

10/01/64
Friday Night Spectacular
Dean Rivers and the Memphis Five
The Beatmakers
The Three Spirits
The Emperors

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6
8.00pm – 1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

21/02/64 - The Modernaires, The Three Spirits, Johnny and the Alpines, The Sovereigns and Johnny Silver and the Cossacks - Assembly Rooms - Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am - Vince Baker Entertainments21/02/64
5 Fab Groups
The Modernaires, The Three Spirits, Johnny and the Alpines, The Sovereigns and Johnny Silver and the Cossacks
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

06/03/64
5 Group Show – all from 'Thank Your Lucky Stars"
Gerry Levene and the Avengers, The Grasshoppers, The Crescendoes, The Three Spirits and one more to make it "foive"*
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

13/03/64
Carl and the Cheetahs
The Blue Venoms, The Three Spirits, Memphis Five and The Emperors

Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

14/03/64
The Grasshoppers, The Sovereigns and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 5/- 8.00pm-11.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

23/03/64
Eden Kane (Top Ten recording "Boys Cry")
The Downbeats, The Three Spirits, The Impacts
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 7.30pm-12 midnight
Vince Baker Entertainments (Band Promo Photo)

30/03/64
Easter Parade Dance
The Zephyrs (from Thank Your Lucky Stars – "I Can Tell")
The Defenders, Jumping Jacks and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 8.00pm-1.00am
Vince Baker Entertainments

03/04/64
(First) Tamworth Carnival Dance 1964
Ricky Ford and the Cyclones, Memphis Five and The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6

Marty Wilde and the Wildcats - Assembly Rooms - 06/04/6406/04/64
Marty Wilde and the Wildcats (star of "What a Crazy World")
with The Three Spirits (Baz, Jim, Pete)
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 7.30pm-12 midnight
Vince Baker Entertainments

13/04/64
Big Dee Irwin (Top American recording artiste)
The Three Spirits, The Jumping Jacks
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 7/6 7.30pm-12 midnight
Vince Baker Entertainments

20/04/64
Twist, Rock, Blues – Dance
The Phantoms, The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 3/6 7.30pm-10.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

15/05/64
The Overlanders (Pye recording artistes, as seen on 'Thank Your Lucky Stars')
The Three Spirits, Deen Rivers and the Beatmakers
Assembly Rooms
Admission: 6/6 8.00pm-12.30pm
Vince Baker Entertainments

23/05/64
The Three Spirits with Beat LTD and The Misfits
Lichfield Guildhall
8.00pm-12 midnight

30/05/64
Tamworth Young Farmers
Rocking Rendezvous, The Three Spirits, The Wanderers
Polesworth Memorial Hall
Admission: 6/-

Memories by Jim Twigg
Jim Twigg, drummer with The Three Spirits here relives those exciting days and gives a great incite into what it was like for a new band in the early 1960s. Read on...

The Gallery
A selection of photographs kindly provided by Barry Crowe.

The Three Spirits

The Three Spirits

The Three Spirits

The Three Spirits

Images courtesy of Barry Crowe

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes

02/09/63 - Brian Poole and The Tremeloes (recorders of Twist & Shout)
The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms, Admission: 7/6

Screaming Lord Sutch

20/12/63 - Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages
The Three Spirits, Bobby King and the Majestics
Assembly Rooms, 8.00pm-1.00am, Admission: 6/6

Eden Kane

23/03/64 - Eden Kane (Top Ten recording "Boys Cry")
The Downbeats, The Three Spirits, The Impacts
Assembly Rooms, Admission: 7/6 7.30pm-12 midnight
Vince Baker Entertainments

The Rolling Stones played Tamworth Assembly Rooms on December 2nd 1963

02/12/63 - The Rolling Stones
The Three Spirits
Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm-11.00pm, Admission: 7/6


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