Dave Douglas
and the Vistas

 

Dave Douglas and the Vistas Aug 1963

Dave Douglas and the Vistas Aug 1963

The Vistas played the California Ballroom in August 1963 as support act to Rocking Henry and the Hayseeds.

An amateur band, they were busy during the early 60s and were resident at the "Whiskey-a-go-go" in Wardour Street, W1, where they supported many of the big names of the day including Lulu, The Yardbirds, Shane Fenton and The California's home grown stars, The Barron Knights.

Dave Douglas and the Vistas promo

Copyright Dave Douglas and the Vistas

Although they never released any singles, they did record a demo of a song called "A rose in your hair" which was to be offered to another artist. Does anyone know who recorded this? The only version I've been able to track down is on a CD by a German singer called Oliver Onions

Dave Douglas has been in contact with us and the photo above was supplied by another band member. If anybody knows the whereabouts of the rest of the Vistas, or has any photographs, posters or other ephemera of them, please get in touch.