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Added 21st March 2012 by Abigail


The Hollies, Pete Maclaine and the Dakotas, The Pete Bocking 6
Oasis (venue)

Oasis Club handbill from '62. The Beatles played on December 8th. Sent in by Jason at Tracks, the Beatles specialists.

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“We ( The Pete Bocking Six ) played alongside The Beatles on the 8th Dec. 1962, there was a bit of an argument with the management, when the Beatles arrived expecting to be top of the bill, ( I know it seems crazy now ) but we were booked for top spot.
The Beatles said they were leaving if the order wasn't changed, they were told that if they left they wouldn't get another gig in Manchester ???. So they were second on the bill to The Pete Bocking Six ! ! ! .
How many of you remember The Two Js ???, that was the name of the club before it changed hands ( and name ) to become the Oasis”
17 Dec 2015
“Great story, Butch, but it was 1962 not 63. They had only released Love Me Do by this point. And I was just about to be born...”
19 Dec 2015
“Muninman yes your are correct, it was 1962, I didn't realize I had typed 1963 !!!!.
By December 1963 I had stopped playing guitar and was about to become an officer in the Merchant Navy ????.”
19 Dec 2015
“Merchant Navy Officer, eh! The bit I am always intrigued by when old bands are mentioned is whether you are still in touch the other group members. After 50 odd years I would guess not.”
19 Dec 2015
“Yep !!!, still in touch with quite a few, Derek Quinn-Foutones guitar and lead guitar Freddy and the Dreamers, Pete Maclaine ( Dakotas & the Clan )Ted Lee-bass guitar Olympics, Nick Duval-bass guitar-the Tremors and the Country Gents and last but certainly not the least Graham Nash, I also met up with Alan Clark a few weeks ago. Its amazing how many are still playing ????.
Have a look at you will see them all.”
20 Dec 2015
“Just after posting the above I did an internet search for the Dave Bocking 6 and found your site. Bang went 2 hours and I now have it in my favourites.
Great site”
20 Dec 2015
“ is a great (award winning ) site, anything you want to know about Manchester music ( any kind) its on there, if you know something we don't, put it on so we can all read it.
Oh, its PETE Bocking six not Dave !!!. Pete died about 4 years ago, we lost a great guitar player and I lost a close friend.
Pete and myself were founder members of The Fourtones playing lead guitar and bass guitar, with singers Alan Clark and Graham Nash and drummer Joe Abrams, we started The Pete Bocking Six when the Fourtones broke up after our bus crashed on the way home from a gig at the Three Coins on Sat 28th July 1962.”
20 Dec 2015
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