David Bowie’s final tour date with Gene Pitney took place on Saturday 5 December 1964, with two shows at the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
Davie Jones and the Manish Boys were the unbilled ‘guest stars’ on the final six shows of US singer Pitney’s tour of the UK.
The band’s tour dates were on consecutive nights from 1-6 December, and took them to Wigan, Hull, Edinburgh, Stockton-on-Tees, Newcastle, and Scarborough.
The Manish Boys replaced Bobby Shafto and The Roofraisers as the tour’s opening act. Also on the bill were Marianne Faithfull, the Kinks, the Mike Cotton Sound, Kim Weston, the Earl Van Dyke Band, and headliner Gene Pitney. The tour was promoted by Brian Epstein and the Arthur Howes Agency.
The seafront Futurist Theatre was a theatre and cinema located on Foreshore Road, Scarborough. It closed in 2014 and was demolished four years later.
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