The Odeon1959 - 1964

Dusty Springfield's first ever UK solo gig, Cliff Richard, Gene Vincent

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Concerts at The Odeon Cinema - Halifax, 1959 - 1964


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH 1959

Cliff Richard and The Shadows – Supported by Al Saxon, Peter Elliott, Roy Young, The Four Jones Boys, The Carson Twins, The Landis Brothers and Johnny Wiltshire. Compere – Tony Marsh.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH 1959

Marty Wilde and The Wildcats – supported by The Viscounts, Joe Brown, Gary Mills, Julian X, Gerry Dorsey and Sally Kelly. Compere - Billy Raymond.


The five concerts in 1960 represented the most prolific year during the 1960s


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11TH 1960

Adam Faith - Supported by Emile Ford, the John Barry Seven, the Avons, and Mike Preston. Compere – Jimmy Tarbuck.

FRIDAY APRIL 22ND 1960

Craig Douglas - Supported by Bert Weedon, the Avons, Roy Young and Bill Forbes. Compere – Alan Freeman.

THURSDAY MAY 12TH 1960

Gene Vincent - Supported by Jerry Keller, Billy Fury, Joe Brown, Lance Fortune, Georgie Fame, Davy Jones and Peter Wynn. Compere – Billy Raymond.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25TH 1960.

Emile Ford and the Checkmates - Supported by Ricky Valence, Patty Brook, Dean Rogers with the Rebel Rousers and Alan Randall. Compere – Norman Vaughan.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14TH 1960.

The Shadows - Supported by Chas. McDevitt and Shirley Douglas, Cherry Wainer, Frank Ifield, Dave Sampson and The Hunters and the Landis Brothers. Compere – Tony Marsh.


During 1961 The Odeon did not stage a live pop concert. There were 3 concerts in 1962 and a further 3 in 1963.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 1962.

Billy Fury - Supported by John Leyton, Eden Kane, Shane Fenton, Karl Denver, Joe Brown, Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, Jackie Lynton and Ricky Stevens. Compere – Don Munday.

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH 1962

Helen Shapiro - Supported by Brook Brothers, Dale Sisters, Colin Day, the Four Jays and the Red Price Band. Compere - Dave Allen.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 4TH 1962.

Billy Fury - Supported by Karl Denver, Mike Sarne, Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, Jimmy Justice, The Tornadoes, Marty Wilde, Mark Winter and Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers. Compere - Al Paige.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH 1963

Joe Brown - Supported by The Tornadoes, Susan Maughan, Jess Conrad, Rolf Harris, Eden Kane, Shane Fenton and The Fentones, Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, Daryl Quist, Peter Lodge, the Diggeroos and Mike and Tony Nevitt Compere – Al Paige.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH 1963.

Freddie and the Dreamers – Supported by Brian Poole & the Tremeloes, The Searchers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Susan Singer and Special Guest Star – Dusty Springfield. Compere – Tony Marsh.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26TH 1963.

Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Supported by Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, The Caravelles, The Fourmost, Houston Wells & The Marksmen, Tommy Quickly and The Maurauders. Compere – Ted King.


The final pop package concert ever staged at the Odeon Cinema.


EASTER SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH 1964.

Kathy Kirby - Supported by Kenny Lynch, Johnny Sandon, Red Price Combo, Harbour Lights, Johnny Appollo & the Appollans and the Federals. Compere – Tommy Godfrey.