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Three Programmes for 'The Big Show' at the Blackpool Opera House in 1961, 1962, and 1963

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The Big Show of 1961 - Headlining Shirley Bassey and Cliff Richard

'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House was produced by George and Alfred Black, on the Bill were The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers, Tommy Fields, Richard (Mr. Pastry) Hearne, Ivor Emmanuel, The Lucky Latinos, Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey, Jimmy Currie's Fabulous Waltzing Waters, The Tyldesley Girls' Choir, and Ivor Emmanuel. Shirley Bassey topped the Bill in July and August and then Cliff Richard topped the Bill from August 28th onwards.

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

Above - A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1961 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross - On the Bill for this July and August 1961 show presented by George and Alfred Black were The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, The George Mitchell Singers, Tommy Fields, Richard (Mr. Pastry) Hearne, Ivor Emmanuel, The Lucky Latinos, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Harry Smith-Hampshire and Doreen Casey, Jimmy Currie's Fabulous Waltzing Waters, The Tyldesley Girls' Choir, and Ivor Emmanuel.

The Big Show of 1962 - Headlining Ken Dodd

'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House was produced by George and Alfred Black, and on the Bill were The Derek Taverner Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, Barbara Law, The Kaye Sisters, Ken Dodd, The Three Houcs, The Raindrops, Eddie Calvert and his C-Men, John Padley, Wendy Cameron, Sandra Short, John Harmer, John Frost, and Jimmy Currie's Fabulous Silver Cascade.

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

Above - A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1962 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross - On the Bill for this 1962 show presented by George and Alfred Black were The Derek Taverner Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, Barbara Law, The Kaye Sisters, Ken Dodd, The Three Houcs, The Raindrops, Eddie Calvert and his C-Men, John Padley, Wendy Cameron, Sandra Short, John Harmer, John Frost, and Jimmy Currie's Fabulous Silver Cascade.

The Big Show of 1963 - Headlining Max Bygraves

'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House was produced by George and Alfred Black, and on the Bill were The Derek Taverner Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, Susan Lane, Max Bygraves, The King Brothers, Harry Bailey, The Bal Caron Trio, Anthony Bygraves, and Francis Brunn.

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross

Above - A programme for 'The Big Show' of 1963 at the Blackpool Opera House - Courtesy Roy Cross - On the Bill for this 1963 show presented by George and Alfred Black were The Derek Taverner Singers, The Malcolm Goddard Dancers, Susan Lane, Max Bygraves, The King Brothers, Harry Bailey, The Bal Caron Trio, Anthony Bygraves, and Francis Brunn.

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