The Air Ambulance Service (WNAA & DLRR): 60s 70s Music Extravaganza 3 bands Inc Pinkertons Red Thunder & Midnite

Friday 9th October 2015 - 19:30pm BST

Ticket Details

Event Name:
The Air Ambulance Service (WNAA & DLRR): 60s 70s Music Extravaganza 3 bands Inc Pinkertons Red Thunder & Midnite
Event Date:
Fri 9th October 2015 - 19:30pm BST
Railway Club, Rugby, GB is an open trading website.
Purchases are made directly from Buyer to Seller.

Sellers Notes



Leave a space in your diary for 9th October at the Railway Club in Hillmorton Rd, Rugby where local Hero's PINKERTONS top the bill in company with two more fantastic bands, MIDNITE and RED THUNDER.
Its not often that you can see three live bands in one night concentrating mainly on 60's and 70's music all in aid of charity.

So be prepared to witness a piece of local history, plus fun, singing and dancing to these very fine bands on October 9th at the Railway Club, Hillmorton Rd, Rugby
Tickets are available in advance for £10 each from the door person at the Railway Club or from Paulines Flowers in Regent St ring Pete Storer on 07970369094
All proceeds to Air Ambulance and Rugby Myton Hospice

PINKERTONS rarely get together these days so this really is an occasion not to miss.

The band was born in Rugby in the mid 60's as part of the Reg Calvert, Clifton Hall Stable under the name of THE LIBERATORS. This outfit also founded THE FORTUNES who still play on the circuit.

By 1965 they had renamed themselves PINKERTONS ASSORTED COLOURS featuring Tony Newman, Tom Long, Barrie Bernhard and Johnny Wallbank..

Frontman Sam Kempe was given an amplified auto harp which became the trademark of their music.

Their first single “Mirror, Mirror”.was released on Decca early in 1966 and produced by Coventry kid Tony Clarke. Ever resourceful manager Calvert arranged a publicity stunt in Trafalger Square where the fountains were turned multi coloured by dye.

By January 15th 1966 Mirror Mirror was no9 in the charts and promoted Pinkertons to become one of the best groups of the era.
“Don't Stop Loving Me Baby” was the follow up record which reached no50 in the charts. Followed by “Magic Rocking Horse” which was a great piece of psychedelic freak beat which showed just how versatile the band were.
Reg Calvert was killed around this time in a bizarre shooting incident and new manager Terry King took over the reins.
The band were joined by guitarist Steve Jones and the band were renamed “THE FLYING MACHINE”.
Song writer Tony Macauly wrote the song “Smile a little Smile with me”, a fantastic number which which you can hear on the night together with all their favourite songs.
This record reached No5 in the American Charts.
“THE FLYING MACHINE” broke up in 1971

Venue Details

How to find the Railway Club, Rugby, GB:

Sellers Location

Please note that the seller has not indicated that they would allow collection from their address.

Community Questions

There are no questions for this advert.

To ask a question, you need to sign in or register.