When Stevie Wonder and The Supremes could not sell out Portsmouth’s Guildhall

Supremes in 1965/66 when the line-up was Ross, Wilson and Ballard PPP-150729-141423001
Supremes in 1965/66 when the line-up was Ross, Wilson and Ballard PPP-150729-141423001

BOB HIND'S NOSTALGIA: We'll never forget Ernie and Sue from number twenty-two

0
Have your say

In 1965 a fantastic tour of Tamla-Motown’s finest visited England finishing at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, on April 12.

The poster above shows the quality of the bill, yet the audience numbers were so bad that Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames were included for the latter half of the tour to boost figures. It’s hard to believe today.

The poster promoting the Tamla night at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, in April 1965 PPP-150729-141224001

The poster promoting the Tamla night at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, in April 1965 PPP-150729-141224001

Were you there to see acts such as The Supremes, right, with Diana Ross? As part of the Guildhall’s 125th birthday celebrations we want to hear your Guildhall memories. Write to me, with pictures if possible, at chris.owen@thenews.co.uk.