October 1963

In early October 1963, a popular beat combo took to the stage at the Carlton Cinema, Park Road, Kirkcaldy. The band – 4 gentlemen from Liverpool – were supported by Andy Ross and His Orchestra, The Fortunes and Houston Wells and His Marksmen. They had already played 166 dates that year and were on a 3 data Scottish mini tour before returning south to play the London Palladium on the following Sunday night.

The gig was ranked Fife’s #1 of all time by fifetoday recently. Nick, aged 10 at the time, had a friend who was there and who told him about trying to recreate the concert later with a pile of records to try and impress a girl. As he used to say, the Dansette was an early version of the iPod shuffle.

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