5 years ago: Gerry & the Pacemakers + The Searchers + The Merseybeats + Swinging Blue Jeans – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (22.3.05).

The View – Mr Smiths, Bournemouth (22.3.05): Not the Dundee jeans wearers.

Peter Andre – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (23.3.05).

Van Morrison – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (24.3.05).

10 years ago: Joe Longthorne – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (24.3.00).

Raymond Froggatt – BIC (24.3.00).

Charlie Landsborough – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (26.3.00).

Macy Gray – BIC (27.3.00): On tour in support of debut album, On How Life Is.

15 years ago: Jimmy Nail – Poole Arts Centre (23.3.95): Big-nosed Geordie actor turned singer – why did he bother?

Pat Boone – BIC (24.3.95).

Charley Pride – BIC (26.3.95).

Hinge & Bracket – Poole Arts Centre (26.3.95).

25 years ago: Price & McCoy – The Academy, Boscombe (22.3.85).

The Barron Knights – Poole Arts Centre (23.3.85).

30 years ago: Harry Secombe – Poole Arts Centre (23.3.80).

Acker Bilk – Poole Arts Centre (24.3.80).

Genesis – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (26.3.80): On tour in support of the Duke album.

35 years ago: 10cc + Fancy – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (22.3.75): Having just signed a million dollar deal with Mercury on the strength of the song I’m Not In Love, 10cc hit the road to flog it. It worked!

Lena Zavaroni – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (25.3.75).

Oscar Peterson – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (28.3.75): One of the true jazz giants.

40 years ago: Chicken Shack + The Groundhogs – Pavilion Ballroom, Bournemouth (24.3.70): Dirty, down-home R&B was the order of the day.

Chimera – White Buck Inn, Burley (26.3.70).

45 years ago: Rod Stewart & the Soul Agents – Le Disque A Go Go, Bournemouth (24.3.65): Rod the Mod was only with the Southampton R&B outfit for a few months – long enough to secure the Steampacket gig.

Mantovani & His Orchestra – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (26.2.65).

The Supremes + Stevie Wonder + Martha & the Vandellas + Smokey Robinson & the Miracles + Earl Van Dyke Six + Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (27.3.65): The first Tamla Motown Revue to tour the UK – incredibly Georgie Fame was added to the bill to sell extra tickets.

Dave Davani & the D Men – Le Disque A Go Go, Bournemouth (27.3.65): Hip Hammond-fronted soul-pop beloved of the mod hipsters.

50 years ago: Jesse Fuller + Chris Barber + Otillie Patterson – Winter Gardens, Bournemouth (27.3.60): Born in 1896, Jesse Fuller was a real-deal bluesman who picked up his invite to tour Europe in 1960 after a day’s work picking walnuts. He devised a home-made six string bass viol called a fotdella.

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