The Kinks in Newcastle

In 1965, the Century Theatre in Newcastle hosted ‘The Big Show’. The lineup included major british artists of the time, such as the Honeycombs, Tony Sheveton, Manfred Mann and The Kinks. The footgage below, found in the NBN archives and digitalised by the GLAMx Lab, shows some of these artists firstly, catching the Koondooloo, one … More The Kinks in Newcastle

BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE

BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE Roland Bannister I’m old enough to remember the kerfuffle that followed rock star Little Richard’s spectacularly successful concerts[1] at the old Newcastle Stadium in 1957, and his celebrated re-commitment to his childhood Christianity while he was here. The story … More BOP BOPA-A-LU A WHOP BAM BOO! HOW LITTLE RICHARD MADE ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY IN NEWCASTLE