January 02 – Elgin City Supporters’ Club The New Year’s Midnight Fling

Fridays dancing 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturdays dancing 8 – 11.30 p.m.

January 12 – Modern Dancing Enterprises presents Elgin heat in the North Of Scotland Jiving Championships for the W.D. & H.O. Wills “Capstans Cup”

January 25 – Post Office Engineers’ Annual Dance

February 08 – Moray and Nairn Badmington Association Annual Ball

February 28 – The Playhouse Cinema Staff Dance

March 31 – Finals of the jiving championships

Thursdays dancing 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with the resident band

April 06 – Charlie Gall And His Jazzmen plus Alex. Sutherland Par Four with Pablo Martinez and Nita Cowley

April 20 – Finals of “Who Is The Beat Girl 1961?” competition

April 27 – Tubby Hayes Quartet. Tubby (seen above) in full blow.

Monday nights – Tombola Night with The Moray Rugby Club

May 04 – Robin Hall and Jimmy McGregor and The Galliards

May 25 – A.H.U. Spring dance

June 15 – Winners of the 1960 All Scotland Jazzband Championship – Andy Lothian And His East Coast Jazzmen, with Sheila on vocal

June 29 – Return visit of the Charlie Gall Jazz Band featuring the trombone of Cyril Preston

July 20 – The ex-Ken Colyer player Mac Duncan And His Jazzmen

July 27 – Robin Hall And Jimmie McGregor supported by The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

August 03 – The Dick Williams Jazzmen

August 10 – Bert Weedon and his guitar

August 17 – The Original Downtown Syncopators of “I’ve Got A Talking Picture Of You” fame

August 24 – The Kenny Ball Jazzmen

September 28 – Jean Lambe and The Mike Cotton Jazzmen

October 12 – Clinton Ford (above) with the Cyril Preston Jazzmen

October 19 – Shane Fenton and The Fentones with The Alex. Sutherland Sextet. Here’s Shane with, “I’m A Moody Guy” which entered the chart this week.

October 20 – Special 2-Band Friday Night Show – The rocking daddy Sonny Brummel And His Playboys joining The Alex Sutherland Sextet

October 26 – Scotland’s own showband The Johnny Douglas “New Beat” Combo with Lindsey Scott plus The Alex Sutherland Sextet

October 27 – The New City Jazzmen join The Alex Sutherland Sextet in a two-band show

October 31 – The Springfields, seen above with, “Wimoweh”.

November 02 – The Clyde Valley Stompers

November 09 – Gene Vincent with Sounds Incorporated plus The Alex Sutherland Sextet

November 16 – Erle Jacobson with The Erle Blue Stars

November 23 – King of the trumpet – Kenny Baker (above)

November 24 – New City Jazzmen

November 20 – The Elgin heats of the North of Scotland Jiving Championships plus the selection of “Miss Elgin” in the contest for “Miss Bristol” (N.E. of Scotland) 1961.

December 07 – The Brook Brothers. Here they are with “Double Trouble”

December 08 – Special 2-Band Show with The Apaches joining our resident group

December 09 – Saturday afternoon “Teen Dancing”. Music by the rocking beat of The Sabres

December 14 – The Chris Lamb Showmen

December 21 – The Bluegrass Boy, Johnny Duncan with The Alex Sutherland Sextet

December 24 – Jim Reddie And His Tuxedo Jazzmen

December 25 – Xmas Dance

December 26 – The Elgin Academy F.P.’s Annual Ball

December 28 – The Jim McHarg Jazzmen

December 30 – Teenage jiving competition

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One Response to 1961

  1. Robert Laird says:

    This brought back many great memories of the Red Shoes. I was lucky to see many of the acts and had the pleasure of preparing breakfast for many of them where I worked at The Laichmoray Hotel as an apprentice chef.
    I read about the recent closure and would like to add my support to the campaign to reopen this great old ballroom. Can anyone help with a contact to achieve this. If any of my old school pals read this, please get in touch. I know we may have lost a few but I’m sure there will be some left.
    Good luck to you all
    Bset wishes

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