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1965
Date Venue Title Media Cover Art
1 February 1965 Star Ballroom, Maidstone, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
4 March 1965 Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
8 March 1965 The May Fair Hotel, Westminster, London, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
10 March 1965 Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
20 March 1965 Olympia Ballrooms, Cromer, UK Davie Jones & The Manish Boys
 

8 Mar: Davie Jones & The Manish Boys perform a free gig at the 21st birthday party for producer Shel Talmy's wife held at the May Fair Hotel, Westminster, London, UK.

The Lower Third hold their auditions at La Discotheque in Soho, London and Davie Jones along with his alto saxophone gets the position. David also performed with various bands on a casual basis. Some of which included The High Numbers (aka The Who), The T-Bones and Sonny Boy Williamson. The majority took place at The Marquee, London.

 

? April 1965 La Discotheque, Soho, London, UK The Lower Third Auditions
 

The Lower Third formed in Margate, Kent in 1963, they were originally known as 'Oliver Twist And The Lower Third'. The original line-up consisted of Denis Taylor (lead guitar), Les Mighall (drums) and Graham Rivens (bass guitar).

David joined the band in April 1965 and the new line up became: Davie Jones (vocals, tenor & alto saxophone), Denis 'Tea-Cup' Taylor (lead guitar), Graham Rivens (bass guitar), Les Mighall (drums) along with Neil Anderson who performed occasional vocals). Two months later Phil Lancaster replaced Les Mighall on drums in July. The band get a residency at The Bournemouth Pavilion every Friday and Sunday throughout the summer, along with the Ventnor Winter Gardens, Isle Of Wight every Saturday.

 

8 April 1965 Working Men's Club, Minster, UK The Lower Third
10 April 1965 Sheerness & District MCC Conservative Club, Sheerness, London, UK The Lower Third
11 April 1965 Working Men's Club, Minster, UK The Lower Third
17 May 1965 Grand Hotel. Littlestone, Romney, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
21 May 1965 California Ballroom, Dunstable, UK The Manish Boys*
 

21st May: The Manish Boys perform at the California Ballroom in Dunstable. Also on the bill were two other acts Bryan Diamond & The Cutters and Simon St Just. Either David performed with The Lower Third under the wrong name or The Manish Boys played without him.

 

28 May 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
30 May 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
4 June 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
5 June 1965 Borough Hall, Queensborough, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
 

18 June 1965: The Lower Third start a residency at The Cliftonville Hall, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. Rhythm & Blues every Thursday at 8pm.

 

? June 1965 The Boulevard, Dringhouses, York, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
10 June 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
11 June 1965 Starlight Rooms, Brighton, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
12 June 1965 King's Head, Manchester, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
13 June 1965 Roebuck Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
14 June 1965 White Bear Tavern, Leeds, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
18 June 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
19 June 1965 Happy Towers Ballroom, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
23 June 1965 Fairlight Gardens, Tadcaster, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
24 June 1965 The Cliftonville Hall, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
25 June 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
26 June 1965 Bromel Club, Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
27 June 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
1 July 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
2 July 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
4 July 1965 Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
8 July 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
15 July 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
22 July 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
25 July 1965 Sheerness & District MCC Conservative Club, Sheerness, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
29 July 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
31 July 1965 Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight Davie Jones & The Lower Third
5 August 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
7 August 1965 Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight Davie Jones & The Lower Third
12 August 1965 The Cliftonville Hotel, Margate, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
19 August 1965 100 Club (Radio Caroline), London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
26 August 1965 100 Club (Radio Caroline), London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
 

An audition for Ralph Horton was arranged at The Roebuck Public House on the Tottenham Court Road, London with the view of him becoming their manager.

 

? August 1965 Roebuck Public House, Tottenham Court Road, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third (Ralph Horton audition)
 

During September, Davie Jones And The Lower Third perform on Saturday afternoons at the Marquee Club, London.

On September 16th David Jones officially becomes 'David Bowie'.

 

4 September 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
7 September 1965 100 Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
11 September 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
14 September 1965 100 Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
18 September 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
21 September 1965 100 Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
25 September 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
28 September 1965 100 Club, London, UK Davie Jones & The Lower Third
8 October 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK David Bowie & The Lower Third
30 October 1965 Birdcage Club, Portsmouth, UK David Bowie & The Lower Third
5 November 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK (Double Bill) David Bowie & The Lower Third
12 November 1965 The New Barn, Brighton, UK Davie Bowie & The Lower Third
19 November 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK (Double Bill) David Bowie & The Lower Third
10 December 1965 Marquee Club, London, UK David Bowie & The Lower Third
24 December 1965 La Discotheque, Soho, London, UK Xmas Eve with The Lower Thirds
31 December 1965 Le Golfe-Drouot Club, Montmatre, Paris, France David Bowie & The Lower Third