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Friday, February 19, 2021

Low Friar Street Cabaret, 60s style

On Wednesday February 6, 1963 a swanky new night club opened in Newcastle. La Dolce Vita was the place to be seen. The Kaye Sisters were the opening night's 'turn'. Subsequently the likes of Matt Monro, Tom Jones, Mel Tormé and Billy Eckstine were the cabaret stars. The Beatles visited, no doubt given VIP treatment, similarly Ella Fitzgerald, looking to relax after appearing at the City Hall. Legend has it the Krays paid a visit but were sent packing. The story of the Low Friar Street venue is told in today's Chronicle newspaper. The photo shows Bob Monkhouse on stage. The question is...can you identify the musicians on stage with the comedian? Is the pianist Billy Harper? Information welcome.    

Russell

2 comments :

Ian Stocks (on F/b) said...

A young Derek Dixon on bass ... I'm sure.

Ernie Jackson (on F/b). said...

I think it’s Dennis Healy on drums.

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