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1964
Date Venue Title Media Cover Art
25 January 1964 Memorial Hall, Petts Wood, UK The Konrads (minus David)

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The King Bees consisted of: Davie Jones (vocals, tenor saxophone), George Underwood (rhythm guitar, vocals, harmonica), Roger Bluck (lead guitar), Dave Howard (bass guitar) and Robert (Bobby) Allen (drums).

Their name was taken from the Slim Harpo song 'I'm A King Bee'. They auditioned and rehearsed at Ronnie Pressman's flat in Albion Street, near Marble Arch for manager to-be Leslie Conn. Their debut gig at the Jack Of Clubs in aid of John Bloom's wedding anniversary party, they performed two songs, 'Got My Mojo Working' and 'Hoochie Coochie Man'. The vast majority of shows performed were in clubs and colleges in Bromley, Kent.

 

14 April 1964 Jack Of Clubs, Soho, London, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees
15 May 1964 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees
17 May 1964 Cafe des Artistes, London, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees
21 May 1964 Roundhouse, London, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees
7 June 1964 Bedsitter, 120 Holland Park Avenue, London W11, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees
? June 1964 Bricklayers Arms, Old Kent Road, London, UK Davie Jones & The King Bees

 

The Manish Boys consisted of: Davie Jones (vocals, saxophone), Johnny Flux (lead guitar), John Watson (guitar, vocals), Bob Solly (organ), Paul Rodriguez (bass guitar, tenor saxophone, trumpet), Woolf Byrne (baritone saxophone, harmonica) and Mike White (drums).

The name of the band was taken from a Muddy Water's song 'Manish Boy'. The majority of their performances were in towns and resorts in and around Southern England. Davie joins the band in August.

 

13 March 1964 British Legion Hall & Club, Coleford, UK The Manish Boys (Show cancelled)
9 May 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys (Afternoon)
12 May 1964 Studio 304, Holloway Road, London N19, UK The Manish Boys (Meek Audition)
13 May 1964 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, UK The Manish Boys
15 May 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
16 May 1964 Good Companions Club, Rochester, UK The Manish Boys
22 May 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
23 May 1964 Air Base, South Ruislip, UK The Manish Boys
25 May 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK The Manish Boys
29 May 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys (BBC Audition)
30 May 1964 Wye College, Ashford, UK The Manish Boys
1 June 1964 Astor Theatre, Deal, UK The Manish Boys
4 June 1964 Pembroke Club, Chatham, UK The Manish Boys
5 June 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
6 June 1964 Fairseat, UK The Manish Boys
6 June 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
10 June 1964 UK The Manish Boys (TV audition)
12 June 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
14 June 1964 Opportunity Knocks, ITV Studios, London, UK The Manish Boys (TV audition)
17 June 1964 Astoria, London, UK The Manish Boys (Audition)
19 June 1964 Astor Theatre, Deal, UK The Manish Boys
21 June 1964 Stepney, London, UK The Manish Boys
21 June 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK The Manish Boys
27 June 1964 East Farleigh, UK The Manish Boys
29 June 1964 UK The Manish Boys (Audition)
3 July 1964 Star Club, Maidstone, UK The Manish Boys
9 July 1964 The Flamingo Club, London, UK The Manish Boys
11 July 1964 Sellinge, UK The Manish Boys
25 July 1964 Chicks Lands, Essex, UK The Manish Boys
26 July 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK The Manish Boys
1 August 1964 Valley Hotel, Caterham, UK The Manish Boys
17 August 1964 Astor Theatre, Deal, UK The Manish Boys
19 August 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
30 August 1964 Ipswich, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
2 September 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
9 September 1964 Braintree, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
19 September 1964 The Scene, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
21 September 1964 Invicta Ballroom, Chatham, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
23 September 1964 Medway County Youth Club, Medway, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
26 September 1964 Acton Town Hall, Acton, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
29 September 1964 UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
2 October 1964 Lynx Club, Boreham Wood, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
6 October 1964 Regent Sound Studios, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
7 October 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
9 October 1964 Finchley, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
10 October 1964 Newmarket, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
13 October 1964 Putney, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
17 October 1964 Tower Ballroom, Lee-On-Solent, Gosport, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
25 October 1964 Tower Ballroom, Lee-On-Solent, Gosport, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
31 October 1964 Bromley, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
6 November 1964 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
7 November 1964 Bedford, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
8 November 1964 Eel-Pie Island Jazz Club, Twickenham, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
12 November 1964 Tonight, BBC1 TV, London, UK Mourousi 1 CD x
13 November 1964 The Witch Doctor, Hastings, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
14 November 1964 Agricultural Hall, Maidstone, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
20 November 1964 Justin Hall, Bromley, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
 

During December, Davie Jones & The Manish Boys took part in a six-date concert tour of England as part of Gerry And The Pacemakers Tour. Also on the bill were Gene Pitney, The Kinks, Marianne Faithful and Bobby Shafto. The Manish Boys were the opening act on the Northern tour with two performances at each venue at 6.30pm and 8.50pm.

 

? December 1964 Chislehurst Caves, Bromley, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
? December 1964 Luton, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
1 December 1964 ABC Cinema, Wigan, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
2 December 1964 ABC Cinema, Hull, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
3 December 1964 ABC Lothian Road, Edinburgh, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
4 December 1964 Globe Cinema, Stockton-On-Tees, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
5 December 1964 City Hall, Newcastle, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
6 December 1964 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys (2 performances)
13 December 1964 Bedford, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys