Teenage “pop” star Lulu played a show at the Granada in November 1964, before which she presented a transistor radio to the Old People’s Home, Welby Gardens.
The red-haired 5ft 2in 15-year-old took to the stage wearing bright pink jacket over a pair of long shorts. The Journal report at the time noted that Lulu was a fan of “mod” clothes.
Topping the bill on the night were The Honeycombs who played their hit ‘Have I the Right’.
Other acts included The Applejacks – of ‘Tell Me When’ fame – and Jamaican-born Millie who sang her two hits ‘My Boy Lollipop’ and ‘I Love Sweet William’.
Traditional rock ’n’ rollers were not left out with another appearance by the legendary Gene Vincent, whose version of the ballad ‘Over the Rainbow’ brought rapturous applause.