The Palace Ballroom Maryport


The Palace Ballroom in Maryport (later the civic hall) was one of West Cumbria's major venues in the sixties. This is illustrated by the many big names listed below. Most of the support bands were Cumbrian and appear on this site. The Palace is now up for auction and probable demolition. (see the final exhibition)

The schedule below has been compiled and kindly supplied to us by Robin Melville, who as the drummer with Billy Steele & The Strollers, was present at many of the gigs listed.



The final rock'n'roll night in the Palace on the 22nd August 2007
Centre stage are Billy Steele and Lenny Robson


1962

15th February

8th March

10th May

19th July

9th August

11th October

25th October

15th November

6th December

Headline Act

The Viscounts + Lucky Strike Group

Duffy Power + Tony Allen & Syndicators

Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents

Eden Kane + Rhet Stoller & The Dynamics

Mike Sarne + Northern Echoes + Federals

Mel Turner & The Mohicans

Shane Fenton and The Fentones

The Barron Knights

The Brook Brothers + The RBQs

Supported by

Rikki Barnes All Stars

The Ramrods

The Ramrods

The Ramrods

The Four Dollars

The Ramrods

Freddie & The Dreamers

The Ramrods

Billy Steele & The Strollers

1963

21st February

28th February

29th March

??th May

25th October

31st October

15th November

20th November

Headline Act

Erkey Grant & The Tonettes

Frank Kelly & The Hunters

Bert Weedon + Rikki Barnes All Stars

The Chants

Screamin' Lord Sutch & The Savages

The Searchers

The Hollies

Freddie & The Dreamers

Supported by

The Avengers

Rue & The Rockets

Rue & The Rockets

The Ramrods

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Lorraine Grey &Shaperones

1964

17th January

16th February

4th March

20th March

16th April

7th May

28th May

5th June

19th June

3rd July

17th July

31st July

6th August

14th August

9th September

2nd October

14th October

27th November

Headline Act

Bern Elliot & The Fenmen

The Marauders

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

The Fourmost

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas

The Merseybeats

Manfred Mann

Millie & The Five Embers

Heinz & The Wild Ones

The Mojos

Chick Graham & The Coasters

The Animals

The Migil Five

The Applejacks

The Four Pennies

Herman's Hermits

The Fortunes

Sounds Incorporated

Supported by

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Marshall Scott etc.

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Marshall Scott etc.

The Electrons

Marshall Scott Etc.

The Defenders

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

The Electrons

Marshall Scott etc.

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

The Phlok

Billy Steele & The Strollers

1965

5th February

12th March

2nd April

21st May

11th June

2nd July

23rd July

17th September

16th October

29th October

12th November

3rd December

Headline Act

The Rocking Berries

The Pretty Things

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

The Big Three

The Swinging Blue Jeans

The Toggery Five

Lulu & The Luvvers

Tony Jackson & The Vibrations

The Long & The Short

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers

Trend Setters Ltd

The Fenmen

Supported by

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Somebody Else

Billy Steele & The Strollers

The Dennisons

Marshall Scott etc.

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

The Electrons

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Sons of Adam

Billy Steele & The Strollers

1966

7th January

14th January

4th March

25th March

15th April

6th May

27th May

Headline Act

The Small Faces

Dean Ford & The Gaylords

The Zombies

John Sandon & The Remo Four

Tony Sheridan & The Knight Riders

David & Jonathan + The Ted Taylor Four

The Fleerekkers

Supported by

The Electrons

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Billy Steele & The Strollers

The Electrons

Billy Steele & The Strollers

Rue & The Rockets