1 9 6 5 – 1 9 6 6 (UK)
19 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived Scottish pop music show was produced in Glasgow and aired on BBC1 on Mondays at 6.30 pm across most of the UK between 4 October 1965 and 11 February 1966.
An energetic, fast-moving show with lots of screaming from the audience, it was billed as “The big noise from Glasgow”. The rough English translation of “Stramash” is “a riot”, and the producers promised “a riot of fun”.
Lulu & The Luvvers were the headline act, but The Three Bells and Peter Cooke followed Lulu north from Gadzooks!, with the latter changing his name to Peter London.
Other regulars were singer Chris McClure and a seven-man house band known as Sol Byron And The Senate. Also featured were the Stramashers (a six-girl dance group) and the Lindella Movers (six local couples brought in as additional dancers).
Artists who appeared on the show included Marmalade, The Beatstalkers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Elkie Brooks, The Fortunes, Anita Harris, Herman’s Hermits, Tom Jones, Jonathan King, The Ivy League, Peter and Gordon, Barry Ryan, Paul Simon, Jimmy Witherspoon, Fontella Bass, Adam Faith, Wayne Fontana, The Hollies, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours and Sandie Shaw.
Lulu & The Luvvers
The Three Bells
Sol Byron And The Senate
The Lindella Movers