Here is another sample of ‘The Mersey Boys
3 September 1964
THE MERSEY BEATS
Dates for THE MERSEYBEATS in Italy have included a lot of cabaret work and
open-air concerts. The concerts have been performed on stages which have been
built on beaches.
Unfortunately, three of their five open-air dates had to be cancelled because of
freak storms which caused rough seas to damage the stages.
However, we hear that the weather is now nice and sunny – and the boys are
rehearsing in their bathing trunks.
Tonight (Thursday) is to be a busy one for THE HIDEAWAYS. They are playing a a
barbeque at Windle Hall, near St. Helens, the home of Lady Pilkington, and then
have to dash back to Liverpool to appear on the same bill as American blues star
MEMPHIS SLIM at the Cavern.
Next Tuesday another programme in Radio Luxembourg’s ‘Sunday Night At The
Cavern’ series will be recorded at the club. Taking part will be THE KUBAS,
HERMAN’S HERMITS, DENNY SEYTON & THE SABRES and MARK PETERS & THE SILHOUETTES.
The Kubas have just returned from a short tour of Scotland.
Appearing on ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ tomorrow night will be THE ‘TAKERS, or THE
UNDERTAKERS as they were until recently. The boys, who changed their name a week
or two ago, will feature their current disc ‘If You Don’t Come Back’ on the
programme and they can also be seen on ‘Lucky Stars Summer Spin’ on Saturday
September 19. They will telerecord their spot for the show before leaving for a
week’s residency at the Star Palace, Kiel, Germany, where they will be from
September 14 to 20.
THE PAWNS tell us that they will be appearing at the Star Palace, Kiel, for two
months commencing October 1. “We would like to stay in Germany longer,
preferably for 12 months,” they said. “In Germany we could find a different
sound – as there are far too many groups in Britain and most of them sound the
same. We are looking for a big sound and would like another saxophonist in
addition to HOWIE CASEY.”
The group set off for London to audition for 12 agents for German bookings
recently, but had a break-down and returned to Liverpool.
THE MERSEY MONSTERS
New addition to THE MERSEY MONSTERS is NIVLEK, who replaces MORFO on bass
guitar. Due to the change in personnel, which occurred two weeks ago, their
recording date has been postponed.
The group will be turning professional when they commence a tour of Scotland in
Monsters’ manager TONY REUBEN tells us that he is looking for another group to
sign up. “I’m looking for a group who are unusual and different, he tells us,
“and I’d like them to go on tour with THE MONSTERS. If they are good enough I
will also secure a recording contract for them.”