16.-22. October 1966 - Guisley (UK) - Paradise Club

During his European tour from 16. - 22. October 1966 Jerry Lee Lewis played a week at two large clubs in nothern England…the afternoon shows at the Lyceum Rainbow Club in Bradford and the evening shows at the Paradise Club in Guisley. With him on the tour his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson and Memphis Beats members Morris Tarrant (drums) and Herman Hawkins (bass). Guitarist Charlie Freeman & organist Dan Daniels didn´t go on the tour because they couldn´t get passports. Tom Jones introduced Jerry Lee on the opening shows to the audience. Colin Berlin of Capable managment booked all the shows of the tour apart from the Switzerland shows.
Below some impressions-in-pictures of the shows of the week at the Paradise Club in Guisley (mostly taken on first day there) and lots of backstage shots.

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Jerry Lee backstage before the show on 16. October 1966

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Jerry Lee and his friend and road manager Cecil Harrelson backstage before the show on 16. October 1966

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Jerry Lee, fan club president Wim de Boer & Tom Jones backstage before the show on 16. October 1966

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Jerry Lee & Tom Jones backstage before the show on 16. October 1966

Gordon Sampson for New Musical Express (21. October 1966):
JERRY LEE DESERVED TOM’S INTRODUCTION
Tom Jones described Jerry Lee Lewis as ´the best enterainer in the world today´when he introduced him to the audiences at the Guisley Paradise and Bradford Lyceum Rainbow clubs on Sunday night. And the American star, on his British cabaret debut, certainly lived up to his introduction…..

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….I saw his performance on both clubs and he was notthing short of sensational.
He opened with´Down The Line´and followed with´You Win Again´,´Don´t Be Cruel´and´Your Cheatin´Heart´…

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….His lenghtly individual treatment of´What´d I Say´came next, then he swithced to the country field for the slow and sentimental´Green, Green Grass Of Home´and the rock ballad´City Lights´….

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…Then Jerry, who was dressed immaculately, generated an almost unbelievable atmosphere of exitement when he rocked through´Great Balls Of Fire´and´Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On´, during threw his jacket off and rolled his hands wildely across the keyboard…

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The people wouldn´t let him go and he swung into´High School Confidential´,´Hi-Heel Sneakers´and cooled down for the moving´Good Night Irene´, leaving to standing ovation.

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Many Thanks to:
Pierre Pennone
Paul MacPhail
Gordon Sampson

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