The Beach Boys Tour of UK - May 1967

 

The Beach Boys


The Beach Boys Tour of Britain 1967


 

The Beach Boys 1967 UK tour never got off to a good start , 50% of The Beach Boys were missing.
Namely the 'Genius' of - Brian Wilson.
He stayed at home, probably taking illegal substances, and went to go to bed for a few years to
write 'Smile' or something equally brilliant .......

The Beach Boys first show at the Dublin Adelphi was a disaster, Carl Wilson was still half way across the Atlantic.
So there was only 25% of The Beach Boys for their first performance in the UK.
This was only made worse when Bruce Johnston attempted to fill out their programme by attempting
to sing God Only Knows, ( Carl Wilson's song ) and didn't know the words .. !
The Beach Boys evening performance was slightly better. Carl Wilson had been rushed through Irish customs,
got to the Adelphi, picked up a guitar and shot onto the stage for half of their performance.
Now they were something more like 50% of The Beach Boys ... !

Simon Dupree and The Big Sound joined the tour along with Helen Shapiro, The Nite People,
The Marionettes and Terry Reid with Peter Jay's Jaywalkers from London's
Hammersmith Odeon onwards.

One revue of The Beach Boys show at Hammersmith Odeon said ,
( Quote )
The Beach Boys were better than I anticipated , but not as good as I expected.
I couldn't help feeling that up there onstage , veritable gods of sound and song , they seemed
to give the impression they were doing us all one big favour by playing.
( Unquote )

Helen Shapiro received a very good review, and good revues also went to
Terry Reid and the Jaywalkers, and The Marionettes.
Unfortunately Simon Dupree and the Big Sound's revue was - Not a strong part of the show.
Strong in sound maybe, but not in quality. Well it was our first major tour guv !! ... promise ....
We did an afternoon matinee plus a evening show.

The Beach Boys didn't travel with the rest of us Plebs on the tour coach , or stay at the same hotel.
Their transport was a large black Austin Princess.
They were welcome to their own company because what I saw of them I didn't want it.
The Beach Boys never mixed with the rest of us at all , and were very much a closed shop.
This is what made the Gene Pitney tour so pleasant to be part of.
Gene Pitney was the complete opposite.
He joined us on the tour coach , played poker , told jokes , and generally made an ass of
himself along with the rest of us.
This restored my faith a bit in Superstars....

© P. O'Flaherty , 2004.


 
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The Beach Boys

Guest Stars.

Helen Shapiro

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound

The Nite People

The Marionettes

Terry Reid with Peter Jay's
Jaywalkers

Compere - Alan Field

The Beach Boys UK Tour
1967 - Tour Dates and Venues.

2nd May - Dublin Adelphi. - 6.45 & 9pm

3rd May - Belfast A.B.C. - 6.45 & 9pm

4th May - Hammersmith Odeon. - 6.45pm & 9pm.

5th May - Finsbury Park Astoria. - 6.40 & 9.10pm

6th May - Birmingham Odeon. - 6.30 & 9pm

7th May - The Beach Boys attend NME Poll
Winners Concert.

8th May - Manchester Odeon. - 6.15 & 8.45pm

9th May - Glasgow Odeon. - 6.40 & 9pm

10th May - Edinburgh A.B.C. 6.30 & 8.50pm



Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro

 

_'Beach Boys'_
_Tour of the 'UK'_
_Programme_


Tour Programme

     


Simon Dupree and The Big Sound

Simon Dupree and The Big Sound

 

The Marionettes

The Marionettes

     

Terry Reid with Peter Jay's Jaywalkers

Terry Reid with Peter Jay's Jaywalkers


 

Alan Field

Alan Field




   
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