The Meteors - possibly the group who cut 'Get A Load Of This' for Polydor in 1964 - can't find out much about them, but they appear to be a British band who had a residency in Hamburg
They appear to have been Scottish (with two lead singers, Billy Jensone and Carol Murray) according to a posting on 45cat. They appeared on Scottish TV's "Dig This!" on 21st August, 1964; but there's no indication as to whether it is likely they would have appeared on the 6-25 Show in 1963 www.45cat.com/record/52263 www.78rpm.co.uk/scottish.htm
Post by Tom McPhillips on Oct 4, 2020 22:56:51 GMT
Regarding The Folk Four - I had an hunch that this might be Scottish entertainer Joe Gordon’s Folk Four. Joe made his name on The White Heather Club and was active on stage right up until his death earlier this year. On checking IMDB I found this entry which seems to back up my original hunch.
Post by williammcgregor on Oct 7, 2020 14:20:16 GMT
BBC Television Tuesday 18 June 1963 6.25 - 6.50pm
Introduced by Jimmy Young. With Eden Kane, The Cadets, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Janet Punter, Kevin Ross. Contributors Presenter: Jimmy Young Singer: Eden Kane Band: The Cadets Band: Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas Performer: Janet Punter Performer: Kevin Ross Music: Edwin Braden Design: Eric Walmsley Production: Albert Stevenson
Two familiar names there among the line-up of Eden Kane and Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas, however if you would like to post them - be great to see it!
There is also another Band: The Cadets - now who were they please? any photo?
Performer: Kevin Ross The following missing episode of Opportunity Knocks has a Kevin Ross - is it the same one though? Series 3 27.11.1965 With The Bluebird Sisters, Kevin Ross, Vicky and The Kordettes, Ricca and Kay, The Barrie Brothers (missing)
Post by williammcgregor on Oct 14, 2020 12:37:27 GMT
No 6-25 Show on Tuesday 25th June or 2nd July , instead
Wimbledon: The Lawn Tennis Championships
BBC Television Tuesday 9th July 6.25 - 6.50pm Introduced by Jimmy Young with The Embers, Paul Fox and Ann, Melville James, Mary Martel, The Thames City Jazz Band, David Young [BBC recording] (David Young appears by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Co. Ltd.) Contributors Presenter: Jimmy Young Musicians: The Embers Jugglers: Paul Fox and Ann Performer: Melville James Performer: Mary Martel Musicians: The Thames City Jazz Band Performer: David Young Music: Edwin Braden Design: Susan Spence Production: Albert Stevenson
Post by williammcgregor on Oct 21, 2020 11:52:25 GMT
BBC Television Tuesday 16th July 1963 6.25 - 6.50pm
in which Jimmy Young introduces The Gaybelles, Myrna Robertson, The Young Ones, Ray Fell, Terry Burton, The Peter Crawford Trio
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North
Presenter: Jimmy Young Dancers: The Gaybelles Performer: Myrna Robertson Performers: The Young Ones Comedian: Ray Fell Singer: Terry Burton Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Herrmann Designer: Jimmie Caffrey Producer: Barney Colehan
okay - here is a gem for you. Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio with Cliff Richard on his show 19 March 1960! ...
Singer: Terry Burton remains a mystery - can anyone fathom him?
Meanwhile in last week's episode were Musicians: The Embers. Here is an interesting bit involving Alan Bown Alan Bown (born Alan James Bown, 21 July 1942, Slough, Berkshire died 16 December 2014, Slough), a trumpet player, joined The Embers in 1963, when he left the RAF. This group played both American rhythm and blues and jazz, and were a very successful live act, playing at venues like The Star-Club, Hamburg at the same time as The Beatles. Bown left the group to join The John Barry Seven, who were backing Brenda Lee, and toured and recorded with the band until it broke up in 1965; Barry having made Bown the leader of the touring band, so he could spend more time composing.
There is a photo of The Embers on 45cat, sorry cannot seem to obtain it! This is the front of their 45 rpm release Chelsea Boots c/w Samantha April 1963, which they may have performed on the 625 Show. Here is a review of both... Both sides are organ-led instrumentals; the B Side very much in the style of The Tornados.
Post by williammcgregor on Oct 28, 2020 13:29:30 GMT
BBC Television -
23 July 1963 6.25 - 6.50pm
In which Jimmy Young introduces Mickie Most, Ralph and Barbara Tobert, Lesley Duncan, Jack Freedman, The Chariots. BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Bernard Herrmann From the North Contributors Presenter: Jimmy Young Singer: Mickie Most Dancer: Ralph Tobert Dancer: Barbara Tobert Singer: Lesley Duncan Pianist: Jack Freedman Band: The Chariots Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra [Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Herrmann Designer: Jimmie Caffrey Producer: Barney Colehan
Singer: Mickie Most, now that is interesting - does anyone know more about his singing career?
Singer: Lesley Duncan - got caught out last week, guessing this singer is female too?
Band: The Chariots, now where did they hail from and what kind of band were they?
The Chariots - probably the vocal group (apparently including Frank Mannah who had earlier been a member of the Southlanders) who had a single released on Pye's Piccadilly label in 1962; and were down the bill on the Brian Hyland / Little Eva UK tour during February - March, 1963.
Post by williammcgregor on Nov 4, 2020 12:41:25 GMT
BBC Television 30 July 1963 6.25 - 6.50pm
in which Jimmy Young introduces
The Four Ramblers, Tamara Arnold and Paul Taylor, Julie Jones, Peter Fenton, Myrna Robertson
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Bernard Herrmann
From the North Contributors Presenter: Jimmy Young
Singers: The Four Ramblers Performer: Tamara Arnold Performer: Paul Taylor Singer: Julie Jones Singer: Peter Fenton Performer: Myrna Robertson Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra [Orchestra] conducted by: Bernard Herrmann Designer: Jimmie Caffrey Producer: Barney Colehan
Well, there are 3 singers this week, one might be a band? The Four Ramblers - anyone know anything about these?
The other singers are Julie Jones and Peter Fenton - new names on me, how about you?