1969

December 31, 1969

January 01 – The T-Set

January 17 – Impact

January 23 – Marmalade. Here they are with “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” which hit number one in the U.K. charts last month.

January 24 – The T-Set

January 31 – The Rogues

February 07 – Archimedes Principle

February 13 – Symon Dupree (sic) plus The Charge Of The Light Brigade

February 14 – Valentine Queen Special starring The Charge Of The LIght Brigade

February 21 – Spectacular 3 Band Rave. The Royal Teens plus The Probe plus The Grey Wooly Affair

February 28 – Marjorine

March 07 – Krisis

March 14 – Power Vane

March 21 – The Whiskas plus The T-Set

March 28 – Skippin’ Rope ‘N’ Bangles

March 30 – The Lucky Charms

April 04 – Gully Foyle

April 11 – The Albert Fish

April 18 – Taste Of Honey

April 25 – The Power Vane

May 02 – Pearl And Dean Boogaloo Band plus The T-Set

May 09 – The Elizabeathans

May 16 – The Mixture

May 23 – The Candy Carnival

May 30 – Due to Nairn Golf Week, regular Friday night dance will take place in the Victoria Hotel, Forres – Klooks

June 06 – The Illusions

June 08 – Girl Talk

June 13 – The Rogues

June 15 – My Dear Watson

June 20 – The T-Set

June 22 – 10% Butter

June 27 – Mother Hubbard

June 29 – The T-Set

July 04 – The Land Of Love

July 06 – My Dear Watson

July 11 – Russ & Johnny plus My Dear Watson plus The T-Set

July 13 – The Riot Act

July 18 – Chesters plus Bohemians

July 20 – The Riot Act

July 25 – Power Vane plus My Dear Watson

July 27 – My Dear Watson

July 30 – The Tender Plenty plus The Roosters

August 01 – Writing On The Wall

August 03 – The T-Set plus Les Oiseaux

August 08 – Frigsby Dyke and The Rising Sun

August 10 – The T-Set plus disc jockey

August 15 – Illusions

August 17 – Tangerine Atmosphere plus Little Jinny

August 22 – The New Art plus My Dear Watson

August 24 – My Dear Watson

August 29 – The Pram plus Soul Purpose

August 31 – The Rising Sun

September 05 – King Size Keen

September 07 – The Twelfth Night

September 12 – Glamour Night starring Nancy with The Candy Floss

September 14 – Copperplate Movement

September 19 – Writing On The Wall plus The T-Set

September 26 – My Dear Watson plus The 5-Piece London Variations

October 03 – The Aries plus The Facells

October 10 –  “It’s Krazy Night” Marp and The Tes-T

October 17 – The Sugar plus The Spiggy Topes

October 24 – The T-Set

October 28 – The Herd

October 31 – It’s A Hippy Happening For Hallowe’en with Sunshine (ex-Rogues) plus Mother Hubbard

November 07 – My Dear Watson plus The Grey Wooly Affair

November 14 – Treacle

November 21 – The Fabulous Motown Review

November 28 – The T-Set

December 05 – My Dear Watson plus The Grey Wooly Affair

December 12 –  Writing On The Wall

December 19 – Gods Squad

December 24 – Twilight Zone plus Sour Mash plus The Grey Wooly Affair

December 28 – The Trunk Line

1968

December 31, 1968

1968

January 12 – The Floribunda Rose plus The Rebel Sounds. The Floribunda Rose was an Anglo-South African band that had formed in Johannesburg in early 1967. In May of that year, they set off by ship for London in search of fame and fortune. By the time they arrived in England, they didn’t even have a name but came up with this one to tie in with the music scene’s obsession with flower power. Things came to a head for the group when they finished a month long residency at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg and then had to drive all the way to Scotland to start a ten day tour. Two days after playing The Ballerina, guitarist Pete Clifford flew back to South Africa. His duties were taken over by singer John Kongos but the band soon fell apart.

January 19 – The Beatstalkers plus The Sweet Soc

January 26 – The Powerhouse plus The T-Set

February 02 – The Live Wires plus Keith Taylor

February 09 – The Children plus Keith Taylor

February 16 – The Children plus Keith Taylor

February 23 – The group that made the charts backing Paul and Barry RyanThe School

March 01 – The Methode

March 08 – Moray and Nairn Constituency Association S.N.P. present MISS S.N.P. 1968. First of the heats to find the winner who will go forward to the national final. Sash and prizes to winner. Prizes for all. Judging by the nation’s top disc makers. Top of the pops. The Merseys plus The Parchment People. You may not know The Merseys but you will know their only hit, “Sorrow”, which was later covered by david Bowie. Here’s the original.

March 15 – The Scots Of St. James

March 22 – The Fortunes

March 29 – The Live Wires

April 05 – Mr. Marigold Attraction plus The Newcomers

April 12 – Aberdeen Students’ Charities’ Campaign – Secured at no little cost – Sir Percy And The Riot Squad – plus the new – Yesterday’s Mood

April 19 – Three-Band Show – The Zoo plus The T-Set plus The Rogues

April 26 – The Searchers plus The Facells. The Searchers were no longer the force they once were. It had been three years since they even had a top ten hit. Still, they were a great touring band and here they are with “Umbrella Man”.

May 03 – Clubland’s most exciting exotic dancer Margo Delmar. Also starring Mr. Marigold Attraction

May 10 – Floribunda Rose

May 17 – No dance in Nairn. All buses to One Night Special in Forres starring John’s Followers

May 19 – New Sunday Beat Club – Eucalyptus Convention

May 24 – Horror! Horror! Bring your own coffin – We’ve none left! The woodworm and the beatles ate them all! Ghosts admitted free. No spirits allowed. It’s a real scream with The Motion

May 31 – America’s leading coloured soul singer – Nepenthe plus The T-Set plus The Sweet Soc.

June 02 – Dave & Dee’s Playground plus the Eucalyptus Convention

June 07 – Wayne Fontana with the mighty sound of The Opposition

June 09 – The fabulous American soul show – The Hummingbirds featuring the explosive R&B singer Tiger J. Brown. With their dynamic T.N.T. backing group – plus the Eucalyptus Convention

June 14 – The Sponge plus The Royal Teens plus Pedestrians

June 16 – Eucalyptus Convention

June 21 – The Fox

June 23 – Eucalyptus Convention

June 28 – The Herd, seen here from a Beat Club performance on German TV in January with “Paradise Lost”.

July 05 – The Impact plus The T-Set

July 12 – Damson Jam plus the Pedestrians

July 14 – Eucalyptus Convention

July 18 – Nairn Entertainments Committee ‘The Caravaneers Night-Out’ with The Jimmy Martin Quartet

July 19 – My Dear Watson plus The Phase V

July 25 – Holiday Beat Festival with The Mindbenders plus My Dear Watson plus The Yankee Clippers plus The Peeps

July 26 – The mighty Royal Teens

July 28 – My Dear Watson plus the Eucalyptus Convention

August 02 – My Dear Watson

August 04 – The Plague plus the Eucalyptus Convention

August 09 – The Orange Garden

August 11 – Purple Dream plus the Eucalyptus Convention

August 16 – The Delroy Williams Show plus The New Jacobeats featuring the brass section from the Freddie Mack Show

August 18 – The T-Set

August 23 – Fingal McCool plus the Pedestrians

August 25 – The Sweet Soc.

August 30 – The Mint Tulip

September 06 – Newton’s Theory

September 08 – The Pedestrians

September 13 – The Rogues

September 15 – My Dear Watson

September 20 – My Dear Watson

September 22 – The Sweet Soc

September 27 – The Royal Teens

October 04 – Damson Jam

October  11 – The New Mo-Jo Band

October  13 – The Riot Squad

October  18 – The Riot Squad

October  25 – The Casuals plus My Dear Watson. The Casuals were in the charts with “Jesamine” and here it is. 3m 33s.

November 01 – ‘Hi Steppin’ Damson Jam

November 08 – The Beatstalkers plus The T-Set

November 15 – The Rockin’ Preacher

November 22 – The Technicolour Dream

November 29 –  ‘High Steppin’ Damson Jam

December 06 – The Royal Teens

December 13 – Born With Soul plus Peppermint Kreem

December 20 – Tangerine Machine

December 24 – Soul Purpose plus The Trak plus Rising Sun

December 27 – My Dear Watson

December 31 – Charge Of The Light Brigade