1969

December 31, 1969

January 01 – Moray Dance Club present New Year Special with Jim Martin Band plus The T-Set

January 02 – Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign presents Chartride starring the Jim Martin Quartet plus The Cresters

January 07 – M.D.E. Club presents The Cresters plus My Dear Watson

January 09 – Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign presents The Freedom Fighters

January 10 – The Cresters plus Jim Martin Band

M.D.E. Club discotheque every Sunday. 2.30 – 5.30 p.m.

February 10 – Monday Scene in the Two Red Shoes with Toy Shop

February 24 – Monday Scene in the Two Red Shoes with Marjorine

March 03 – Monday Scene in the Two Red Shoes with Colour Supplement (ex-Electric Circus)

Come dancing every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with The Jim Martin Band

April 13 – Midnight Revels starring My Dear Watson. Midnight – 2.30 a.m.

May 07, 09, 10 – The Three Days

By this time Albert Bonici was promoting dances at New Elgin Hall on Saturdays with a new band every week. After a few weeks he moved to Bishopmill Hall

May 21, 23, 24 – Meet Denise. Clublands most popular exotic dancer.

June 06, 07 – 2 Dimensions

June 18, 20, 21 – In the cabaret spot. A really dynamic girl singer. The gorgeous Rae Gordon

July 09, 11, 12 – Russ and Johnny

July 25, 26, 30 – For that something extra. See and hear four fabulous fillies. They’re delightful! They’re fantastic! They’re the Tender Plenty.

August 01, 02 – For Go-Go eyes. See Les Oiseaux. Two “with-it” scene dancers. Strangely, on Saturday August 2nd, they were also appearing at Bishopmill Hall in Elgin with Gully Foyle who ended up in trouble that night. It seems someone didn’t like the level of noise they were producing and they charged with a breach of the peace! The copy of the writ against the band seen below is public domain but was previously published in “Fit Like, New York?”

August 10, 11 – Local Holiday Hop. Tangerine Atmosphere plus My Dear Watson

August 15, 16, 20 – Meet the dynamic 5ft 3in. explosive “Little Jinny” with her own style of music

September 01 – Monday Beat Scene with King Size Keen

September 24, 26, 27 – Be seen at the special “Evening Express” sponsored dances starring the beautiful, curvaceous, scintillating Tina Jaen with her own special style of singing

September 28 – M.D.E. Sunday discotheque recommences

October 01, 03, 04 – Russ and Johnny

October 13 – Special M.D.E. club dance featuring The Elizabethans plus The T-Set

The Northern Scot dated Saturday October 4th, 1969 – Appearing as resident guest stars for the rest of October, Zany Rocky Pebble with Marie

October 08 – November 01 (Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) – The “Zany” Rocky and Marie with The Jim Martin Band

M.D.E. Sunday Disco with our two DJs Vic and Jack

November 01, 05, 07, 08 – Rocky and Marie Pebble with The Jim Martin Band

November 12, 14 – Russ and Johnny with The Jim Martin Band

November 19 – For four weeks. It’s the lovely Hilda Herd as resident star vocalist

November 24 – M.D.E. Monday Special. Beat at its best starring Britain’s most talented all-girl group Girl Talk

December 17 – Wednesday Over 25’s Special Ladies Night (Ladies admitted at half price) Plus more expensive spot prizes.

December 25 – Xmas Day Drop-In with all the latest from DJs Vic and Jack (2.30 – 5.30 p.m.)

December 25 – Elgin Young Conservatives present A Tinseltingle with My Dear Watson plus Somerset

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1962

December 31, 1962

January 01 – New Year’s Day Carnival

January 11 – Eden Kane (pictured above) with The Jay Walkers

January 13 – Teenage waltz competition

January 18 – The Allisons (seen above with “Are You Sure”, their number 2 hit from last year which came second in 1961’s Eurovision Song Contest) with Dru Harvey and The Jokers

January 25 – Selection of “Miss Fochabers 1961” in the “Miss Bristol” competition

January 26 – Grand finals of the North Of Scotland Jiving Championships for “The Capstan Cup” and selection of “Miss Bristol” 1961

January 27 – Teen attraction – 1st heat of the Elgin jiving competition

February 08 – Dancing to The Alex Sutherland Sextet

February 15 – Jim McHarg and His Scotsville Jazzmen (this line-up is thought to include Jack Bruce)

February 22 – The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

February 23 – The Glasgow J.W. Formation Dancing Team demonstrating The Checker Twist

March 01 – Emile Ford‘s old backing group – The Original Checkmates plus The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

March 06 – 738 Squadron Dance

March 15 – Emile Ford and The Fordettes (one advert lists them as The New Checkmates)

March 24 – Special Teen Attraction – Second heat of Elgin teen twist contest

March 29 – Florrie Cairns (above) And The Clansmen with Fionna Duncan

March 30 – The Charities Ball

March 31 – The Arts Ball

April 05 – Bob Wallis and Storyville Jazzmen

April 12 – Craig Douglas. Here he is on the BBC’s, “Pops & Lenny” show with, “Lonesome me” from later in the year.

April 19 – Kenny Ball Jazzmen supported by Dean Kerr’s East Coast Jazzmen

April 26 – Danny Williams

April 28 – Special teen attraction Go-Ma-Go Show band star Colin Day with The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

May 03 – Dick Charlesworth and His City Gents

May 10 – The Karl Denver Trio

May 11 – Sounds Incorporated. I’ve mistakenly assumed that Sounds Incorporated were the American band who supported The Beatles on tour in the U.S. but the band of the same name featured above was formed in Kent in 1961 and signed up by Brian Epstein. His links with Albert Bonici make me think this is the band seen at The Two Red Shoes.

May 12 – The afternoon teen dance will be discontinued after today. Restarting again in the autumn

May 17 – Al Saxon (pictured above)

May 24 – Double attraction – The Mudlarks and Donna Douglas

May 31 – Eurovision Song Contest winner Ronnie Carroll seen above performing “Ring-A-Ding Girl”

June 07 – The Terry Lightfoot Jazz Band

June 08 – The Elgin Dairy Princess in the £ 500 Dairy Queen contest

June 14 – Young Unionists’ Annual Dance

June 21 – Shane Fenton And The Fentones. Here’s Shane with “Magic” from the film, “Play It Cool” which hit cinema screen around now.

June 28 – The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

July 05 – Duke D’Mond And His Baron Knights (sic)

July 12 – The Viscounts. Gordon Mills, in the centre of the picture above, went on to manage Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.

July 26 – Jimmy Crawford and The Ravens

August 02 – Emile Ford and The Fordettes

August 09 – Rock ‘N’ Trad Night – The Original Checkmates plus Andy Elsdon Jazzband

August 16 – Night Sounds

August 23 – Don Charles

August 30 – Mal Ryder and The Spirits

September 06 – Another double star attraction The Mike Cotton Jazzmen plus The Viscounts

September 13 – Jimmy Justice And The Excheckers.  Jimmy (seen above) had two top ten hits earlier in the year and reached number 20 around this time with “Spanish Harlem”. He hit the front page of Melody Maker in July with news that after a season of Sunday concerts in Blackpool ended in the middle of September, he was flying to the States for a number of TV dates.

September 20 – Forrie Cairns And The Clansmen plus Jay and Terry Scott

September 25 – Jet Harris and The Jet Blacks. Here’s Jet with “Main Title Theme (from “Man With The Golden Arm”)” which hit the charts last month and stayed there for 11 weeks.

September 27 – The Springfields, seen above with their hit, “Island Of Dreams”

October 04 – David McBeth

October 18 – Craig Douglas plus Johnny and Mike with The Shades

October 25 – Bobby Angelo with Susan Terry and The Tuxedos

November 01 – The Avons

November 08 – The Baron Knights (sic)

November 15 – Don Charles and Gerry Reno

November 20 – Recomencement of Saturday teen dancing

November 22 – Pop package show with The Charlie Galbraith Jazzmen, Barry James And The Strangers with Garry and Lee

November 29 – Bruce Turner Jump Band

December 06 – Jimmy Crawford And The Ravens plus The Checkmates

December 07 – Semi-finals of “Miss North Of Scotland 1962”

December 13 – Shane Fenton And The Fentones

December 20 – Chance Gordon

December 24 – Elgin Folk Music Club carnival

December 25 – The Aberdeen University Students’ Campaign presents A Christmas Beatnik Ball

December 31 – The Hogmanay Dance

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1960

December 31, 1960

July 28 – The Elgin Gala Association. Gala Opening And Carnival Night of the Two Red Shoes Ballroom. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

Public dancing every Friday and Saturday. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

August 09 – Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

August 11 – The Sixteen Club Carnival late Night

August 12 – Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

August 25 – Alexander’s Social Club Dance

September 01 – The Moray Rugby Club Dance. The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

September 15 – Sid Phillips And His Orchestra

September 22 – Modern Dancing Enterprises invite you to come and choose “Miss Elgin”. A heat in the contest for “Miss North-East Of Scotland 1960”

October 06 – Humphrey Lyttleton And His Band

October 10 – The Moray Rugby Club Holiday Dance. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

October 13 – “Miss Hopeman” and “Miss Burghead” will be chosen in the contest for “Miss North-East Of Scotland 1960”. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

November 02 – Confederation Of Health Service Employees Jubilee Celebration Dance. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet with vocalist Jean Lambe

November 03 – Elgin Golf Club presents Nat Gonella And His Georgians

November 07 – Scottish Country Dance Rally with Caberfeidh Band

November 18 – Finals of “Miss North-East Of Scotland 1960”. Dancing to the music of The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

November 24 – Special “Over-30s” Night

November 29 – 736 Squadron Annual Dance

December 02 – Heat of “Daily Express” Gaytown “Miss Scotland 1961”

December 05 – Scottish Country Dance Rally with Caberfeidh Band

December 15 – The Pete Ridge Jazzmen with Little Mo plus The Alex. Sutherland Sextet

December 22 – Elgin Academy School Dance (Private Function)

December 26 – Special Boxing Day Dance

December 28 – The Elgin Academy F.P. Annual Dance

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