An earlier ticket for the Granada
It was March 1963 that my Sister and I went to the Granada, topping the bill was Chris Montez and the Beatles were one of the supporting acts, promoting their new single Love,Love me do, as I can recall it was very noisy with lots of screaming which always happened when the Beatles appeared.
I also had all their records that I bought from Syd Booths which was opposite the Co-op in Queen Street. I wish I still had them they would be worth a fortune now.
Can anyone remember the Cavendish Ballroom in Westgate? It was owned by Fred Hancock, and known as the Fred Hancock School of Dancing and there used to be The Fred Hancock Formation Dancing Team, who I believe were very good, it was when Come Dancing was on television in the sixties.
I met my future Husband at the Cavendish Ballroom and we spent most Friday and Saturday evenings dancing the night away, then afterwards there was a group of us who went a few doors away to a coffee bar and drank milk shakes, I can`t recall the name of it, but it was near where Manor Pharmacy is now.
In my early twenties I had a crush on Frankie Vaughan who sang amongst other things Green Door, when I learnt that he was coming to the Cavendish I persuaded my Husband to take me, I must have had some high heeled dancing shoes on at the time, anyway, Frankie Vaughan came walking past us and I was devasted, he was so small but when I saw him on television I thought he looked so tall. I never really liked him after that. It just goes to show that what you see is not always what you get.
I still have most of my Long playing records but no more 45s.
While all this was going on I was starting on a Banking career, but as Ray Von states that is another story for another day.