Star in Southend Logo'Stars in Southend 1963'

Famous pop stars and artistes that appeared at Southend-on-Sea (and Romford) Odeons back in 1963!


We’d like to welcome you to the ‘Stars in Southend 1963’ website.

This website is a result of the many requests we’ve had to see photographs again from the very successful ‘Unseen 1963’ exhibition held in November 2009 at Atelier Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea in Essex.

Unseen 1963 Photo 1 Unseen 1963 Photo 2

All photographs were taken by retired Southend press photographer Derek Cross during Southend and Romford Odeon’s heyday of theatre shows in 1963. They were mostly supplied to London newspapers as well as the music press.
Derek re-discovered his negatives back in 2008 and now for the first time these photographs are available to buy on-line.
Atelier Gallery kindly offered to raise funds for the local charity Southend Hospital Radio during the duration of the exhibition – holding a raffle prize draw to win prints which raised £225.00.

Unseen 1963 Hospital Radio Photo 1 Unseen 1963 Hospital Radio Photo 2

Thank you for looking at ‘Stars in Southend 1963’

For a list of all of the pages on this site, please see the Stars In Southend 1963 Sitemap