They Appeared At The City Hall

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Acts that have appeared at the City Hall & Known dates.

1930's

1932

22nd September 1932 : Opening http://www.myspace.com/sheffieldcityhall/videos/video/4977829

Three days of concerts for the opening - details needed.

Newspaper historians - we need your input please,

8th December 1932 Yehudi Menuhin

1933

30th January 1933 Eva Turner & Huberman

23rd March 1933 Last appearance of Sir Henry Coward with Sheffield Musical Union

May 6th to May 13th Hiawatha

1934

January 1934 Paul Robeson

27th February 1934 Sheffield Musical Union, conductor H J Wood. Berlioz, "Faust"

28th June 1934 Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists

1935

21st October 1935 Richard Tauber and Simon Barer "Furtwangler"

1936

20th November 1936 Sheffield Subscription Concert no. 2 with Jelly d'Arányi (violin) and Frederic Lamond (piano), accompanied by Ethel Hobday (with Analytical Notes by Henry Coates); also featuring Adila Fachiri

1937

'Merrie England' by Sheffiel Dramatic Choral Society, City Hall, 26-30 October 1937 ("possibly")

1938

May 1938 Winston Churchill

1939

November 1939 Beecham - Halle Orchestrsa

12th and 15th December 1939 - Luftwaffe

1940's

1940

1941

1942

24th July 1944 Halle Orchestra

1943

29th May 1943 ITMA

29th May 1943 Wings for Victory Exhibition (Opened by Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC)

13th August 1943 Halle Orchestra

1944

December 1944 : L. Du Garde Peach - a Pageant of Youth

1945

5th February 1945 Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

22 April 1945 Sheffield Philharmonic - First ever performance.

29th May 1945 Sheffield Conservative and Unionist Federation

July 1945 Freedom of the City to Frank Thraves, H. W. Jackson, A. J. Bailey and A. J. Blanchard

1946

4th May 1946 Richard Tauber

1947

7th January 1947 International Subscription Celebrity Concerts

24th October 1947 Polands Opera Stars

1948

17th September 1948 "Prom" Concert, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Weldon - "Tchaikovsky"

23rd October 1948 Concert by Halle ORchestra conducted by John Barbilrolli

23rd October 2nd Yorkshire Philatelic Convention

29th October 1948 Halla Orchestra (Barbirolli)

6th November 1948 Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold

29th November 1948 : L. Du Garde Peach - Pageant of Production

10th December 1948 Novelty Concert by Halle Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli.

1949

19th March 1949 Alfredo Campoli, Liverpool Philharmonic; Herman Lindars

3rd December 1949 Halle Orchestra

1950's

1950

10th November (Friday) 1950 : Boyd Neel Orchestra

1951

16th April 1951 Winston Churchill receiving the Freedom of the City

1952

29th March 1952: Humphrey Lyttleton.

Nov 19th 1952 Gracie Fields

1953

20th Jan 1953: Maurice Chevalier.

14th Feb 1953: Sarah Vaughan.

18th April 1953 Halle Orchestra

20-25th April 1953 Send Her Victorious, Salaue of Youth to a Youthful Queen

1954

23rd January 1954 Vic Lewis and his Orchestra

5th Apr 1954: Nat King Cole. Plus Johnny Dankworth & his Orchestra.

19th April 1954 Johnnie Ray

30th April 1954 Yma Sumac

7th May 1954 Mantovani & His New Orchestra (returning by public demand).

12th & 13th May 1954 Guy Mitchell, with Ronnie Scott & His Orchestra

19th May 1954 Gracie Fields

1955

1956

15th March 1956 Lonnie Donnegan

April 10th 1956: Slim Whitman.

May 11th 1956: Danny Kaye

May 21st 1956 (Whit Mon): Louis Armstrong.

Oct 11th 1956: Liberace.

5th and 15th November 1956 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra

15th December 956 Humphrey Littleton

22nd December 1956 Halle Orchestra

29th Dec 1956 Pat Boone.

1957

13th Feb 1957: Guy Mitchell.

14th March 1957 The Platters/Kay Cavendish/Vic Lewis & his Orchestra

4th May 1957 : Slim Whitman

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Terry Lightfoot & His Jazzmen

17th May 1957: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

28th May 1957: Frankie Laine.

5th June 1957 Freddie Bell & The Bellboys

21st September 1957 : Russ Hamilton

30th November 1957 Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Chris Barbers Jazz Band

28th December 1957 : Terry Dene

1958

15th January 1958 6-5 Special Stage Show with Pete Murray

22nd February 1958 Chris Barbers Jazz Band

4th March 1958 : Buddy Holly Crickets, Gary Miller, The Montanas & Des O'Connor

5th March 1958 Paul Anka

30th April 1958 : Frankie Vaughan

11th June 1958 : Jerry Lee Lewis - Oh no it wasn't ! This should have been starring Jerry Lee Lewis but he returned home early because of the controversy about his 13 year old (third) wife.

so it was The Treniers instead.

25th June 1958 : Tommy Steele.

July 1958 75th anniversary of the formation of the Police Federation

15th October 1958 Kalin Twins

Eddie Calvert

Cliff Richard & The Drifters

Tony Marsh

The Londonairs

The Most Brothers

1959

27th January 1959 George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band

24th March 1959 Marty Wilde

Russ Conway

Cuddly Dudley

Johnson Sisters

Colin & Christine Campbell

Bobby Dennis (compere)

22nd April 1959 Cliff Richard & The Drifters

The Five Dallas Boys

Des O'Connor

Ray Alan & Steve Jean & Peter Barbour

Tommy Wallis & Beryl Kay & Kimberley

29th August 1959 Frankie Vaughan

Lorne Lesley

Fram Weir Orchestra

10th October 1959 (Saturday) Cliff Richard

21st November 1959 Craig Douglas

The Mudlarks

Bert Weedon

Bill Forbes

Lord Rockingham's 2nd XI

Des O'Connor (compere)

1960's

1960

1960 (date unknown): Ella Fitzgerald.

13th January 1960 The Platters Cuddly Dudley Carl Barriteau & His Band Promoter : Harold Davison & Arthur Howes

6th February 1960 Adam Faith Emile Ford John Barry Seven The Avons Mike Preston Little Tony (some dates) The Checkmates

16th April 1960 Everly Brothers. The Crickets (backing the Everly Brothers)

Five Dallas Boys

Cherry Wainer & Don Storer

Lance Fortune

Danny Hunter

Flee-Rekkers

Freddy Lloyd Five

Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes

27th May 1960 Conway Twitty

Freddy Cannon

Johnny Preston

Wee Willie Harris

Chris Wayne & The Echoes

Tony Crombie

Don Arden (compere)

Promoter : Don Arden

19th October 1960 Jimmy Jones

Mark Wynter

Michael Cox & The Hunters

Brook Brothers

Dean Rogers & The Marauders

Janet Richmond

Kenny Lynch

Johnny Wiltshire & The Trebletones

Tony Marsh (compere)

Promoter : Arthur Howes

4th December 1960 Walter Gorhr (Died at the City Hall that night)

1961

17th February 1961 Sheffield - Alfredo Campoli - Halle Orchestra, Herman Lindars.

18th February 1961, City Hall, Sheffield, BBC Concert Orchestra, Vilem Tausky

17th November 1961 Halle Orchestra, Herman Lindars

23rd November 1961 Billy Fury

Eden Kane

Karl Denver Trio

The Allisons

1962

19th January 1962 Helen Shapiro The Brook Brothers The Four Jays Red Price Band The Dale Sisters Colin Day Dave Allen (compere) Promoter : Bernard Hinchcliffe / Arthur Howes

15th February 1962 Cliff Richard The Shadows Dallas Boys Patti Brooks The Trebletones The Two Tones Tony Marsh (compere)

9th March 1962 Brenda Lee Gene Vincent Rory Blackwell & His Blackjacks Nero & The Gladiators Sounds Incorporated Bob Bain (compere) Promoter : Don Arden

9th April 1962 Brenda Lee/Gene Vincent

9th May 1962 Jerry Lee Lewis Johnny Kidd & The Pirates The Viscounts Mark Eden Vince Eager The Bachelors The Echoes Dave Reid (compere) Promoter - Don Arden

19th May 1962 Adam Faith Promoter - Arthur Howes

22 September 1962 Chubby Checker Brook Brothers Kestrels Susan Singer Chas McDevitt & Shirley Douglas Gary Edwards Combo Red Price & His Orchestra Bob Bain (compere) Promoter : Arthur Howes

3rd October 1962 Freddy Cannon Del Shannon Buzz Clifford Joe Brown Suzy Cope The Allisons Peppi & The New York Twisters Wallace & Duval John Barry Seven Promoter - Tito Burns

17th October 1962 Everly Brothers Ketty Lester Frank Ifield Dean Rogers The Vernons Girls The Terry Young Five Norman Collier (compere) Promoter - Arthur Howes

23rd October 1962 Little Richard Sam Cooke Jet Harris & The Jetblacks Breakaways Sounds Incorporated Bob Bain (compere) Little Richard was not on the 12th and 26th shows Sam Cooke missed the first and last shows Promoter : Don Arden

3rd November 1962 Bobby Vee The Crickets Ronnie Carroll Russ Sainty & The Nu-Notes Frank Kelly & The Hunters Johnny de Little Frank Berry (compere) Promoter : Tito Burns

13th November 1962 B Bumble & The Stingers Tornados Joe Brown & His Bruvvers Johnny Kidd & The Pirates Vince Eager Chris Wayne & The Echoes Bobby Shafto Promoter : George Cooper

1st December 1962 Cliff Richard The Shadows Jackie Trent The Breakaways Alan Randall The Trebletones Alan Field (compere)

1963

2nd March 1963 Helen Shapiro

2nd March 1963 The Beatles.

16th March 1963: The Beatles.

16th March 1963 Tommy Roe

16th March 1963 Chris Montez

25th May 1963 Roy Orbison

25th May 1963: The Beatles.

16th September 1963 Dave Berry and the Cruisers/Karen Young and the Cadillacs/The Debonairs/Vance Arnold and the Avengers

21st September 1963 The Searchers

21st September Roy Orbison

19th October 1963 Del Shannon

2nd Nov 1963 The Beatles.

13th November 1963 - Rolling Stones "The Rhythm 'N' Blues Show"

16th November 1963 The Searchers

20th November 1963 Gene Vincent

1964

1st March 1964 C.I.S.W.O. 15Th. Annual Brass Band Festival - Contest and Concert - Testpiece Symphony of Marches

3rd March 1964 Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas

10th April 1964 BBC Challenging Brass Finals

14th April 1964 Cliff Richard

May 1964 Chuck Berry Show (inc The Animals)

29th May 1964 Rolling Stones

July 1964 Ray Charles

Nov 9 1964: The Beatles.

1st December 1964 Brenda Lee Show

1965

19th February 1965 Cilla Black PJ Proby (Tom Jones & The Squires) Tommy Roe The Fourmost Mike Cotton Sound Tommy Quickly The Remo Four Sounds Incorporated Bob Bain (compere) Promoters - Arthur Howes & Brian Epstein

27th February 1965 Del Shannon Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders Herman's Hermits Just Four Men Jerry Stevens Dodie West The Soul Savages featuring Paul Dean The Dollies Zephyrs Promoter - Peter Walsh

30th April 1965 Bob Dylan

1966

19th March 1966 P J Proby (Support acts The Searchers, The Action and Thane Russal & Three)

5th November 1966 Small Faces/Hollies/Paul Jones/Nashville Teens

1967

February 1967 Dubliners and Dermot O'Brien

23rd June 1967 The Original Drifters

28th October 1967 The Who/The Herd/Marmalade/The Tremeloes

17th November 1967 Pink Floyd (Nice guitarist Davy O'List stands in for Syd on several dates due to his 'personal problems')

1968

29th March 1968 The Dubliners

6th April 1968 Bee Gees and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Tour

17th May 1968 Honeybus

4th July 1968 Esther & Abi Ofarim

9th October 1968 Incredible String Band

12th October 1968 The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

1969

27th January 1969 The Nice & The Family

18th March 1969 : Fleetwood Mac

24th May 1969 : Pink Floyd

15th October 1969 Jethro Tull/Terry Reid

4th December 1969 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

(Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Price, Tex Johnson, Rita Coolidge and George Harrison).

1970's

1970

16th January 1970 Led Zeppelin

29th January 1970 The Nice

12th February 1970 Pink Floyd

17th February 1970 Pink Floyd

25th February 1970 Booker T. And The MGs

9th March 1970 Pink Floyd

9th June 1970 Soft Machine

5th September 1970 Manfred Mann Chapter III/East of Eden

23rd September 1970 Jethro Tull/Procol Harum

24th September 1970 Groundhogs

29th September 1970 Barclay James Harvest

15th October 1970 T. Rex

27th October 1970 ELP

22nd December 1970 Pink Floyd

1971

2nd January 1971 T. Rex

14th January 1971 Black Sabbath/Freedom/Curved Air

23rd January 1971 Stevie Wonder/Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

26th February 1971 Free

27th January 1971 Van der Graff Generator/Lindisfarne/Genesis

29th January 1971 Mott the Hoople/Wishbone Ash

6th February 1971 Deep Purple

25th February 1971 Jackson Heights/Every Which Way/Audience

6th March 1971 Quintessence

20th March 1971 Incredible String Band

24th March 1971 ELP

13th April 1971 New Seekers

17th April 1971 T. Rex

24th April 1971 Caravan/Barclay James Harvest/Gringo

29th May 1971 King Crimson

12th June 1971 Rory Gallagher/Byzantium

16th June 1971 Curved Air

17th June 1971 Lindisfarne/Bell + Arc/Halfbreed

21st June 1971 Groundhogs

22nd June 1971 Wishbone Ash/Renaissance/Stackridge

26th June 1971 Van der Graff Generator/Bronco/Cohise

19th August 1971 If/Steamhammer/Million

9th September 1971 : Cat Stevens

28th September 1971 Ten Years After

7th October 1971 Mott the Hoople/Peace

9th October 1971 Incredible String Band

13th October 1971 Yes/Jonathan Swift

15th October 1971 Terry Reid

18th October 1971 Steeleye Span/Andy Roberts

19th October 1971 King Crimson

23rd October 1971 T. Rex "Electric Warrior"

16th November 1971 Fairport Convention

22nd November 1971 Mungo Jerry

27th November 1971 Alan Bown

29th November 1971 Groundhogs/Egg/Quicksand

29th November 1971 Soft Machine

29th December 1971 East of Eden/Troggs/Gravy Tain

30th November 1971 Genesis

1972

25th January 1972 Procol Harum/Amazing Blondel

2nd February 1972 Audience/Stackridge

3rd February 1972 Nazareth

10th February 1972 Wishbone Ash/Glencoe

12th February 1972 Pink Floyd

16th February 1972 Roy Harper

17th February 1971 Genesis

21st February 1972 Black Sabbath/Wild Turkey

11th March 1972 Jethro Tull

17th March 1972 Heads, Hand and Feet/Patto/Claire Hamill

23rd March 1972 Rory Gallagher/Byzantium

10th May 1972 ELO/Colin Bluntstone

12th May 1972 Slade/Status Quo

25th May 1972 Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come

5th June 1972 - David Bowie

13th June 1972 Uriah Heep

9th September 1972 : Thin Lizzy/Slade

25th September 1972 Stray/Pretty Things

28th September 1972 Deep Purple/Glencoe

30th September 1972 Stone the Crows

3rd October 1972 Lindisfarne/Genesis

14th October 1972 Jackson Heights/Magna Carta

23rd October 1972 Steeleye Span/Amazing Blondel

2nd November 1972 Barclay James Harvest (Cancelled)

7th November 1972 Humble Pie

9th November 1972 Slade/Thin Lizzy

25th November 1972 ELP

27th November 1972 Cat Stevens

1st December 1972 Wishbone Ash

4th December 1972 King Crimson

5th December 1972 Hawkwind

7th December 1972 Blackfoot Sue/Medicine Head

14th December 1972 Camel

15th December 1972 Groundhogs

22nd December 1972 Faces

28th December 1972 Geordie

1973

20th January 1973 Hawkwind

1st February 1973 Family

8th February 1973 Al Stewart

17th February 1973 Genesis/String Driven Thing

20th February 1973 Deep Purple/Nazareth

14th March 1973 Status Quo/Byzantium

17th March 1973 King Crimson/Claire Hamill

21st March 1973 Geordie

23rd March 1973 Strawbs

28th March 1973 Roxy Music/Sharks

28th April 1973 Bert Jansch

2nd April 1973 Curved Air

6th April 1973 Ten Years After

28th April Bert Jansch

4th June 1973 Esperanto/Sha Na Na

6th June 1973 David Bowie

12th June 1973 Slade/Sensational Alex Harvey Band

14th June 1973 Wishbone Ash

4th July 1973 Paul McCartney and Wings

25th September 1973 Argent

8th October 1973 Gong

22nd October 1973 Roxy Music, support LEo Sayer

25th October 1973 Genesis

12th December 1973 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

1974

22nd January 1974 Beck, Bogart and Appice

24th January 1974 T. Rex

3.3.1974 C.I.S.W.O. 25TH. ANNUAL BRASS BAND FESTIVAL - CONTEST AND CONCERT - CITY HALL SHEFFIELD TESTPIECE BELMONT VARIATIONS -

18th April 1974 Ten Years After

6th May 1974 Deep Purple/Elf with Ronnie Dio

10th May 1974 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

28th June 1974 : Barclay James Harvest

17th September 1974 Showaddywaddy

24th September 1974 Gong/Isotope

5th October 1974 Wishbone Ash

9th October 1974 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

29th October 1974 Tangerine Dream

5th November 1974 Queen "Sheer Heart Attack tour"

15th November 1974 Queen

1975

23rd January 1975 Supertramp - "Crime of the Century"

23rd January 1975 Chris de Burgh

20th February 1975 ELO

6th March 1975 10CC

13th May 1975 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

23rd May 1975 Dr Feelgood

15th June 1975 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel,

3rd October 1975 Argent

9th October 1975 Tangerine Dream A Let It Rock Special

15th October 1975 Baker Gurvitz Army

23rd October Wishbone Ash

23rd November 1975 A night of Music and Stars, Compere Jimmy Jewel

4th December 1975 Supertramp

16th December 1975 Camel

19th December 1975 Rory Gallagher

20th December 1975 ELO

1976

2nd February 1976 10CC

24th March 1976 - Gong - "Tribal Heart" tour.

20th May 1976 Nils Lofgren

24th May 1976 Don McLean

26 & 27th May 1976 Sensational Alex Harvey Band

12th June 1976 Dr. Hook

15th September 1976 Hawkwind

30th September 1976 Manfred Manns EarthBand

15th October 1976 Canned Heat

4th December 1976 Supertramp

1977

Gilbert O'Sullivan (Date missing)

18th January 1977 : Hall and Oates (cost £1.30)

14th February 1977 Thin Lizzy

20th May 1977 Nils Lofgren

24th May 1977 Television & Blondie

17th September 1977 Peter Gabriel

29th September 1977 Hawkwind

18th October 1977 Wishbone Ash

1978

23rd January 1978 Judas Priest

5th March 1978 Worksop Miners Welfare Band

8th March 1978 Squeeze

16th May Black Sabbath/Van Halen

18th May 1978 Darts

20th September 978 Camel/Soft Machine/Michael Chapman

10th October 1978 Squeeze

24th October 1978 Hawkwind

28th November 1978 Judas Priest

29th November 1978 Gene Pitney

1979

28th February 1979 : Krokus

24th March 1979 Journey "Evolution"

30th March 1979 Bad Company

22nd June 1978 : U.F.O.

19th July 1979 : Ian Drury & the Blockheads

28th September : 1979 Saxon

8 October 1979 : Gary Numan

1980's

1980

18th February 1980 : The Tourists - "Last Laugh Tour"

25th February 1980 Peter Gabriel

17th April 1980 Genesis "Duke"

12th May 1980 Thin Lizzy

6th June 1980 Devo

17th June 1980 - Steve Hackett (a Hallam Radio broadcast)

23rd September 1980 : The Tourists - "Luminous Basement Tour"

13th October 1980 Hawkwind

27th October 1980 AC/DC "Back in Black"

1981

26th January 1981 -The Who supported by Q-Tips with Paul Young

29th January 1981 UB40

9th February 1981 Gary Moore

7th October 1981 Hawkwind

16th October 1981 Saxon

28th October Herol Bomber Graham versus Kenny Bristol

19th November 1981 Judas Priest

1982

26th January 1982 Sammy Hager

16th February 1982 Scorpions

25th October 1982 Hawkwind

30 & 31st October 1982 - Japan "Sons of Pioneers" tour.

11th November 1982 Elton John

14th December 1981 Michael Schenker Group

1983

13th February 1983 : The Stranglers

25 September 1983 Gary Numan

2nd November 1983 : Eurythmics - "Touch Tour"

16th November 1983 Ozzy Osbourne

30th November 1983 Y&T/Rock Goddess

1984

30th October 1984 Motorhead

5 December 1984 Gary Numan

16th December 1984 Meatloaf - "Bad Attitude"

1985

30th January 1985 Meatloaf - "Bad Attitude"

4th March 1985 Uli Roth Electric Sun

8th April 1985 Tears for Fears

25 September 1985 Gary Numan

6th October 1985 Spear of Destiny

1986

24th May 1986 John Denver

2nd October Magnum

15th October 1986 : Iron Maiden

15th December 1986 Status Quo

1987

23rd January 1987 : Hollies

19th March 1987 The Cult

16th June 1987 Cannon and Ball

12th October 1987 Everly Brothers

11th December 1987 INXS

1988

12th January 1988 Marillion

23rd March 1988 Ted Nugent & Krokus

4th April 1988 : Alice Cooper

6th April 1988 : Robert Plant

27th October 1988 : Robert Cray Band

6th December 1989 Status Quo

1989

23rd January 1989 Judas Priest

18th February 1989 Waterboys

1990's

1990

9th October 1990 Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane

1991

18th January 1991 Robert Cray

15th February 1991 Motorhead "It Serves You Right"

20th March 1991 Gary Numan "Outland"

26th March 1991 Pantera "Cowboys from Hell"/Judas Priest "Painkiller/Annihilator

2nd May 1991 Mr Big "Lean Into It"

29th May 1991 Robert Palmer

16th July 1991 Kraftwerk "Mix"

17th September Magnum "Spirit"

13th October The Black Crowes "Shake Your Money Maker"

18th October Extreme "Pornograffitti

21st October Big Counrty

1992

12th March 1992 Europe - "Prisoners in Paradise" tour

20th March 1992 Jethro Tull

13th July 1992 Pulp

1993

19-22nd April 1993 Victoria Wood

9th June 1993 Brian May

1st October 1993 Squeeze

5th October Levellers

13th October 1993 Jethro Tull "25th Anniversary"

30th November Skin/Little Angels

1994

25th June 1994 BLACK DYKE BAND WITH ENFIELD CITADEL BAND

1995

11th February 1995 Queensryche

1996

8-11th November 1996 Victoria Wood

1997

1st February 1997 Black Crowes

26-27th May 1997 Victoria Wood

1998

19th February 1998 UFO

1999

2000's

2000

20th February 2000 Counting Crows "This Desert Life"

26th April 2000 Moody Blues

12 July 2000 Alice Cooper "This Brutal Planet"

4th September 2000 Lou Reed "Ecstacy"

6 November 2000 James

8 November Levellers

2nd December Status Quo "Famous in the Last Century"

2001

29th May 2001 Runrig

8-11th October 2001 Victoria Wood

2002

2003

29th October 2003 Camel "Farewell Tour"

8th November 2003 Beautiful South

9th December 2003 Human League

2004

8th September 2004 Rush "30th Aniversary Tour"

2005

2006

2007

2008

2nd March 2008 50th Anniversary Memorial Tour Buddy Holly

2009

2010's

2010

2011

2012

11th April 2012 Sarah Millican

14th April 2012 Everly Pregnant Brothers.

19th April 2012 Jethro Tull's Iain Anderson

29th October 2012 Kevin Bridges

2013

7th October 2013 Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Live

2014

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A suggestion from another thread. A few references in other threads to acts that have appeared at the City Hall. Reply to this thread and I'll compile a list with dates if possible - there I'll start you off.

Acts that have appeared at the City Hall

The Beatles

Joe Cocker - Great to see the man live in his home town

Duran Duran

Echo & the Bunnymen

Fairport Convention

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

French & Saunders

Genesis

Howard Jones

Japan

Howard Jones

Kraftwerk

Morrissey

Gary Numan (twice)

OMD (Filmed by BBC. Peter Powell introduced them)

The Pogues with the lovely Kirsty MacColl as guest

Q-Tips

The Rolling Stones

Spear Of Destiny

Teardrop Explodes

Ultravox

The Who

Victoria Wood

Paul Young

Well done, Dunsbyowl. Here are some names --most have actual dates (the dates are a big help, I think, in giving an impression of the popular stars of a particular time)

City Hall –Some Stars Who Played There.

March 29th 1952: Humphrey Lyttleton.

Jan 20th 1953: Maurice Chevalier.

Feb 14th 1953: Sarah Vaughan.

Apr 5 1954: Nat King Cole. Plus Johnny Dankworth & his Orchestra.

April 10th 1956: Slim Whitman.

May 11th 1956: Danny Kaye

May 21st 1956 (Whit Mon): Louis Armstrong.

Oct 11th 1956: Liberace.

Dec 29th 1956: Pat Boone.

Feb 13th 1957: Guy Mitchell.

May 17th 1957: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

May 28th 1957: Frankie Laine.

March ? 1958: Buddy Holly

June 25th 1958: Tommy Steele.

1960 (date unknown): Everly Brothers.

1960 (date unknown): Ella Fitzgerald.

March 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

March 16th 1963: The Beatles.

May 25th 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 9 1964: The Beatles.

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March ? 1958: Buddy Holly

I went to see the 50th anniversary memorial tour of Buddy Holly last year at the City Hall (2nd March 2008) and got the souvenir programme.

I have searched through it to try and find the exact date of the original 1958 appearance but the programme only quotes

"The tour opened to rave reviews on March 1st at the Trocadero in London and finished on March 25 at the gaumont Hammersmith. It consisted of up to 3 performances per venue, each attracting crowds of 1500 to 2000 people"

So I hope someone else can provide the missing day.

It does say however that appearing with Buddy Holly and the Crickets were

Ronnie Keene & his Orchestra

The Tanner Sisters

Gary Miller

It is possible that Des O'Connor also appeared unless the Sheffield City Hall performance was on a Sunday as at the time a "No Comedians on a Sabbath" rule meant that Des O'Connor could not appear in Sunday performances.

Great list of artists OCKS, well before my time but I would have loved to see some of these acts live. Following my previous comments in the initial thread on Louis Armstrong I would certainly have wanted to see Ella Fitzgerald.

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I went to see the 50th anniversary memorial tour of Buddy Holly last year at the City Hall (2nd March 2008) and got the souvenir programme.

I have searched through it to try and find the exact date of the original 1958 appearance but the programme only quotes

"The tour opened to rave reviews on March 1st at the Trocadero in London and finished on March 25 at the gaumont Hammersmith. It consisted of up to 3 performances per venue, each attracting crowds of 1500 to 2000 people"

So I hope someone else can provide the missing day.

It does say however that appearing with Buddy Holly and the Crickets were

Ronnie Keene & his Orchestra

The Tanner Sisters

Gary Miller

It is possible that Des O'Connor also appeared unless the Sheffield City Hall performance was on a Sunday as at the time a "No Comedians on a Sabbath" rule meant that Des O'Connor could not appear in Sunday performances.

Great list of artists OCKS, well before my time but I would have loved to see some of these acts live. Following my previous comments in the initial thread on Louis Armstrong I would certainly have wanted to see Ella Fitzgerald.

Des O'Connor was almost certainly on the bill, for I recall him talking about it at a much later date. In fact, in the earlier days of his career O'Connor appeared on the same bills as several top stars.

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This will end up as a huge list!

I can only add the acts that I remember seeing there:

Thin Lizzy

Gary Moore

Darts (still got the Radio Hallam recording!)

The Tubes

Devo

Jimmy Nail

Who else used to shout "Wally!" whilst waiting for the band to come on? lol

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Des O'Connor was almost certainly on the bill, for I recall him talking about it at a much later date. In fact, in the earlier days of his career O'Connor appeared on the same bills as several top stars.

So the City Hall show cannot have been on a Sunday then, but must be between 1st and 25 March 1958. Still working on an exact date.

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A suggestion from another thread. A few references in other threads to acts that have appeared at the City Hall. Reply to this thread and I'll compile a list with dates if possible - there I'll start you off.

Acts that have appeared at the City Hall

The Beatles

According to Mark Lewisohn's definative work on The Beatles they appeared at Sheffield City Hall five times

Saturday 2 March 1963 (part of a tour with Helen Shapero)

Saturday 16 March 1963 (with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez)

Saturday 25 May 1963

Saturday 2 November 1963

Monday 9 November 1964

They also appeared at the Gaumont cinema on Wednesday 8 December 1965

Further to this they had also appeared at the Azena Ballroom, Gleadless on Tuesday 12 Febuary 1963

Making a total of seven appearances in the City.

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This will end up as a huge list!

I can only add the acts that I remember seeing there:

Thin Lizzy

Gary Moore

Darts (still got the Radio Hallam recording!)

The Tubes

Devo

Jimmy Nail

Who else used to shout "Wally!" whilst waiting for the band to come on? lol

Any idea of dates, Markbaby? Yes, the list will be long, but what a contribution to social and local entertainment history!

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A suggestion from another thread. A few references in other threads to acts that have appeared at the City Hall. Reply to this thread and I'll compile a list with dates if possible - there I'll start you off.

Acts that have appeared at the City Hall

The Beatles

Joe Cocker - Great to see the man live in his home town

Duran Duran

Echo & the Bunnymen

Fairport Convention

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

French & Saunders

Genesis

Howard Jones

Japan

Howard Jones

Kraftwerk

Morrissey

Gary Numan (twice)

OMD (Filmed by BBC. Peter Powell introduced them)

The Pogues with the lovely Kirsty MacColl as guest

Q-Tips

The Rolling Stones

Spear Of Destiny

Teardrop Explodes

Ultravox

The Who

Victoria Wood

Paul Young

I saw Pink Floyd there doing the Echoes tour around 1971

Around the same time we went to see a popular band at that time called Van de Graph Generator they were crap.

The two backing groups we had never heard of were brilliant:

Lindisfarne and

Genesis

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March 23 1933

Sir Henry Coward conducted his farewell concert with the Sheffield Musical Union

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Well done, Dunsbyowl. Here are some names --most have actual dates (the dates are a big help, I think, in giving an impression of the popular stars of a particular time)

City Hall –Some Stars Who Played There.

March 29th 1952: Humphrey Lyttleton.

Jan 20th 1953: Maurice Chevalier.

Feb 14th 1953: Sarah Vaughan.

Apr 5 1954: Nat King Cole. Plus Johnny Dankworth & his Orchestra.

April 10th 1956: Slim Whitman.

May 11th 1956: Danny Kaye

May 21st 1956 (Whit Mon): Louis Armstrong.

Oct 11th 1956: Liberace.

Dec 29th 1956: Pat Boone.

Feb 13th 1957: Guy Mitchell.

May 17th 1957: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

May 28th 1957: Frankie Laine.

March ? 1958: Buddy Holly

June 25th 1958: Tommy Steele.

1960 (date unknown): Everly Brothers.

1960 (date unknown): Ella Fitzgerald.

March 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

March 16th 1963: The Beatles.

May 25th 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 9 1964: The Beatles.

Someone has mentioned The Platters, with Vic Lewis & his Orchestra at the City Hall on 14th March 1957

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Someone has mentioned The Platters, with Vic Lewis & his Orchestra at the City Hall on 14th March 1957

Additions to City Hall list

Nov 19th 1952 Gracie Fields

April 19th 1954 Johnnie Ray

April 30th 1954 Yma Sumac

May 7th 1954 Mantovani & His New Orchestra €œreturning by public demand€.

May 12th &13th 1954 Guy Mitchell, with Ronnie Scott & His Orchestra

May 19th 1954 Gracie Fields

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Found the Date for Devo, but I can only guess the year at 1979

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Found the Date for Devo, but I can only guess the year at 1979

Sorry Markbaby but in 1979 June 6 would have been on a Wednesday (used an eternal calendar), however as the following year was a leap year this would move it on 2 days so that 6 June 1980 would have been on a Friday. going the other way from 1979 1975 would be the previous year to fit the day and date criteria

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Sorry Markbaby but in 1979 June 6 would have been on a Wednesday (used an eternal calendar), however as the following year was a leap year this would move it on 2 days so that 6 June 1980 would have been on a Friday. going the other way from 1979 1975 would be the previous year to fit the day and date criteria

Nice One Dave! lol

1980 it was then, because the show started with a film from their album" Q:are we not men? A: We are Devo" which was released in 1978.

£3.50 seemed a lot of money then!

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Nice One Dave! lol

1980 it was then, because the show started with a film from their album" Q:are we not men? A: We are Devo" which was released in 1978.

£3.50 seemed a lot of money then!

Thanks Markbaby,

I use the eternal calendar built into the family tree program Legacy quite a bit to check day and date compatibility for a particular year, or just to put a day to a given date (very handy). In this case as you were unsure about the exact year I realised that the information in the picture provided could be made to reveal the year quite easily.

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A suggestion from another thread. A few references in other threads to acts that have appeared at the City Hall. Reply to this thread and I'll compile a list with dates if possible - there I'll start you off.

Acts that have appeared at the City Hall

The Beatles

Kay Cavendish

Joe Cocker

Darts

Devo

Duran Duran

Echo & the Bunnymen

Fairport Convention

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

French & Saunders

Genesis

Howard Jones

Japan

Howard Jones

Kraftwerk

Vic Lewis & his Orchestra

Lindesfarne

Gary Moore

Morrissey

Jimmy Nail

Gary Numan (twice)

OMD (Filmed by BBC. Peter Powell introduced them)

The Platters

The Pogues with the lovely Kirsty MacColl as guest

Q-Tips

The Rolling Stones

Spear Of Destiny

Teardrop Explodes

Thin Lizzy

The Tubes

Ultravox

Van der Graf Generator

The Who

Victoria Wood

Paul Young

Known dates that they appeared at the City Hall

March 23rd 1933 Last appearance of Sir Henry Coward with Sheffield Musical Union

March 29th 1952: Humphrey Lyttleton.

Jan 20th 1953: Maurice Chevalier.

Feb 14th 1953: Sarah Vaughan.

Apr 5 1954: Nat King Cole. Plus Johnny Dankworth & his Orchestra.

April 10th 1956: Slim Whitman.

May 11th 1956: Danny Kaye

May 21st 1956 (Whit Mon): Louis Armstrong.

Oct 11th 1956: Liberace.

Dec 29th 1956: Pat Boone.

Feb 13th 1957: Guy Mitchell.

March 14th 1957 The Platters/Kay Cavendish/Vic Lewis & his Orchestra

May 17th 1957: Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

May 28th 1957: Frankie Laine.

March 4th 1958: Buddy Holly

June 25th 1958: Tommy Steele.

1960 (date unknown): Everly Brothers.

1960 (date unknown): Ella Fitzgerald.

March 2nd 1963 Helen Shapiro

March 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

March 16th 1963: The Beatles.

March 16th 1963 Tommy Roe

March 16th 1963 Chris Montez

May 25th 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 2nd 1963: The Beatles.

Nov 9 1964: The Beatles.

1971 Pink Floyd

Of interest to note that Sheffield Forum features the entire Buddy Holly tour dates under Buddy Holly Concert in Sheff history and ex-pats.

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Of interest to note that Sheffield Forum features the entire Buddy Holly tour dates under Buddy Holly Concert in Sheff history and ex-pats.

OK OCSK,

4 March 1958 it is then for Buddy Holly at the City hall Sheffield. That fits in nicely with what I thought and as this date would have been on a Tuesday it would not have prevented des O'Connor from appearing as a comedian.

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30 & 31st October 1982 - Japan "Sons of Pioneers" tour.

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24th March 1976 - Gong - "Tribal Heart" tour.

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