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The Blue Caps

The Blue Caps, founded in 1959, were the only Teesside band to be given the honour of performing on stage in the main auditorium; others were invited to play in the foyer. The line-up changed over their career including Eric Whitehouse, Ian Peacock, Mick Kemp, Peter Embleton, Tony Martin, Les Bennett and Albert Smith. Gaining an impressive fan base from playing the regular pub circuit, the band moved onto performing in club and dance halls outside of the local area and as far as Scotland. Their continued growth in popularity resulted in them performing with the likes of Rod Stewart, Manford Mann and The Animals. The band had a long career in the North East and supported some of the most famous acts of all time.

The Blue Caps played on the main stage at the Globe on August 22 1966.