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A Snapshot of Bristol in October–November 1962

For people going out in Bristol in late 1962,1 the leading music venue was the Council-owned Colston Hall (c. 2,000 capacity).2 The West of England’s foremost concert promoter at the time, Charles H. Lockier, promoted touring ‘package’ shows there, usually in association with national promoters.3 Highlights included: Phil Everly, Frank Ifield, Ketty Lester, Dean Rodgers, the Vernon Girls and the Terry Young Five (Thursday 1 November; admission 8/6-17/6); in collaboration with agent Tito Burns, Bobby Vee and the Crickets (Sunday 25 November); with promoter Harold Davison for a ‘twice-nightly’ show featuring The Dave Brubeck Quartet (Friday 30 November; 6.30 pm and 8.45 pm); and another twice-nightly starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows (Saturday 8 December; 6.30 pm and 8.45 pm; 1st house: 12/6-17/6, 2nd house: 15/- –17/6).4