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The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 16:30
Does anyone remember the live acts that used to be on. John Does


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"ABC Ritz used to have live performances in the 60’s. One of the acts was Roy Orbison. At the time I was living in Platt Bridge. My ex-wife worked at the Ritz as an usherette. Orbison stayed at the Brocket Hotel but because they were only just starting out as a band (they weren’t really famous), they couldn’t afford to put all the group up so my wife arranged for two of them to stop at my house. They were called the Orbison Wheels. It was quite good having a chat to them, you know"



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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 16:47
Yes went to see him along with a few others

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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 17:35
I remember it well.

They were what they called "package tours", where several top names would appear on the same bill.

So I saw Roy Orbison, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Little Stevie Wonder and of course The Beatles.

Fantastic times
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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 18:46
Yes very good times, remember, Cliff Richard, Tommy Steel, Mike Preston,Dallas Boys,Marty Wilde,Kallin Twins, and a few more memory lapse at the ritz, also Billy Fury,and Gene Vincent at the Emp
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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 18:47
♪We are the boys and girls at t'pictures. We are the Children of the ABC...♪

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on Sat Jan 28 2017, 19:01
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on Sat Jan 28 2017, 19:05
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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 19:07
6/- for a seat April 1959 to see Cliff



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Re: The Ritz

on Sat Jan 28 2017, 19:09
I wouldn't pay 6/- to see him tomorrow. Very Happy
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Re: The Ritz

on Sun Jan 29 2017, 07:08
O the memories
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Re: The Ritz

on Sun Jan 29 2017, 09:58
My sisters went to many concerts there also, the Cilla Black one mentioned elswhere also The Beatles and The Kinks, Gene Pitney, Marianne Faithfull and a few others. The time Marianne Faithfull was appearing she came to Silcocks Fair in Ince during the afternoon, my sister spent some time with her there as did a few other girls, she said she was very good looking and a nice person. She bought toffee apples for some of them before going on the Waltzer. True that is.
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Re: The Ritz

on Sun Jan 29 2017, 15:00
I saw Cliff Richard and The Drifters at The Ritz when I was a little girl. A lady who lived near us was related to an Auntie of Cliff's and she told him of this young fan, (me), and he sent me a signed photo, "To little Irene with lots of love from Cliff Richard". I had that photo until I was 18, and the council demolished our house and moved us to Platt Bridge, and the photo was lost in the move. x.
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Re: The Ritz

on Sun Jan 29 2017, 15:36
I remember a Tamla Motown show.From memory there were the Supremes, Martha and the Vandella's, Stevie Wonder and Georgie Fame was the sole British Artist. I am sure there were other famous names but they elude me. Maybe someone can help out. ( May have been Earl Van Dyke)
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Re: The Ritz

on Sun Jan 29 2017, 15:40
Tamla Motown Wigan Ticket 1965
Rare original Ticket stub for the Tamla Motown package tour featuring the likes of The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robvinson & The Miracles, Martha & The Vandellas, Georgie Fame etc package tour, for a performance at the ABC Cinema, Wigan, 9th April 1965. Bands names penned onto reverse. For more information see http://www.bradfordtimeline.co.uk/mindex65f.htm

Price: £40.00
Artist: The Supremes ( And Diana Ross ), Stevie Wonder, Martha and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Georgie Fame
Year: '1965
Category: 50 - 60's
Format: Ticket
Condition: Very good
Reference: 67519

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Re: The Ritz

on Thu Mar 16 2017, 18:12
59 years on Saturday that Buddy Holly played at the Ritz.

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Re: The Ritz

on Thu Mar 16 2017, 18:16
I think my Mum saw the Beatles at the Ritz will have to ask her....
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Re: The Ritz

on Thu Mar 16 2017, 18:23
"The Ritz was opened in 1938 and, at its height, was a major performance venue, with 2,365 seats, hosting popular acts such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Marc Bolan"

She probably did Vixen

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Re: The Ritz

on Thu Mar 16 2017, 19:45
I saw the Stones there in 1964, Gene Pitney played there around that time too, he stayed at the Grande hotel.
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