1968 - 1970

1968
April 24th
Mary recieves phone call from "Teddington Studios" to ask
if she would appear on "Opportunity Knocks" on the 4th May

May 3rd
Mary's first Cambrian Recording is released "Llais Swynol"

May 4th
Mary's first appearance on "Opportunity Knocks", she sings
"Turn Turn Turn"

June 11th
Mary filmed at EMI with Paul McCartney for Apple Promo Film,
Mary and Paul are filmed listening to a playback of one of her first
recordings.

June 16th
Mary appears along with Paul McCartney on "David Frost Presents"
with "Frankie Howard",and Paul McCartney to be shown in the USA
only, Mary sings 2 songs titles unknown.

July 17th
Mary attends "Yellow Submarine" Premiere

August 31st
Mary appears on front page of "Disc and Music Echo"
headline states that Sandie Shaw is to rush release her
version of Those Were The Days in direct competition
with Mary and Apple!

August 31st
"Those Were The Days" released.

September 6th
Mary and Paul McCartney filmed together for the "Magpie"
Childrens programme on ITV.

October 2nd
Appears at St Pauls Cathedral London for the "Pop Experience"
sings "Morning Of My Life", Turn Turn Turn", "Plasir D'amour"

October 5th
Mary guests on London Weekends "TV Startime"

October 19
Mary travels toStockholm to promote "Those Were the Days"
which was number 1 in Sweden. She sang on a programme
called "Timmen"(The Hour) broadcast on Saturday
night. This was when Sweden only had one TV channel
so "everybody" watched it. She also sang "Turn Turn Turn"
and there was a lot of coverage in the press.
A Swedish TV man had seen Mary perform
in St. Paulīs cathedral and had managed to get her to
Sweden for a small fee only as the press reported,
otherwise it would have been too expensive for Swedish
TV. She left for the UK on Sunday morning so it was
only a short stay.
The above item courtesy of Lars Thoren, Sweden

October 26
Mary attends Donovan concert at Madison Square Gardens
New York
Above item courtesy Anders Fogelklou

October 27
Mary appears on the Ed Sullivan Show

November 6th
Mary appears on special gala edition of "Opportunity Knocks"
and recieves the Variety Club Silver Award.

December 15th
Mary offered role in new Film "The Rape of the Fair Country" to be
produced by Stanley Baker, And is also to record the theme
Music for the new Film "Wheres Jack"

December 23rd
Mary attends the Apple Christmas Pary in the Apple Building.

December 26th
Appears on the "Top of The Pops" Christmas Special.

1969
January 19th
Start of the "Midem" song contest in Cannes.

January
Mary sings at the "midem" festival, she opens with"The Puppy Song"
then "Plaisir d'amour" and finshes with "Those Were the Days".

February 21st
"Postcard" released

February 25th
Paul Introduces Mary on the "David Frost Show"
in the US.

March 1st
"Goodbye" recorded at "Morgan Studios" in London.
Also Tony Bramwell of Apple attended the session and
filmed some of it on 16mm film to be usedas as a promo. But
while one was made - showing Paul and Mary talking and
working not miming - it wasnt shown on any British TV programmes
nor it seems was a second clip a clolour film of Mary (alone)
performing the song amid buttercups, shot in the back garden of
Pauls house in St. Johns Wood.

March 4th
Mary visits the set of the "Magic Christian Film" at Twickenham
Film Studios.

March 7th
30 Date Tour of the UK starts with Engelbert Humperdink.
First date is the Northampton ABC, Mary is presented with
a "Talking Doll" on the opening night!

March 8th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Hanley Gaument"

March 9th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
Liverpool Empire

March 11th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Gloucester ABC"

March 12th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Capital Cardiff"

March 13th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Plymouth ABC"

March 14th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Exeter ABC"

March 15th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Bournmouth Winter Gardens"

March 16th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"De-Mountfort Hall Leicester"

March 18th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Peterbrough ABC"

March 19th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Hull ABC"

March 20th
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Lincoln ABC"

March 21
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Worcester Gaumont"

March 22
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Birmingham Odeon"

March 23
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Hammersmith Odeon, London"

March 25
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Chester ABC"

March 26
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Stockton ABC"

March 27
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Carlisle ABC"

March 28
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Glasgow Odeon"

March 28
"Goodbye" is released

March 29
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Newcastle Odeon"

March 30
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Coventry Theatre"

March 31
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
Extra date added to tour "Oxford New Theatre"

April 1
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Ipswich Gaumont"

April 2nd
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Portsmouth Guild Hall"

April 2nd
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Cambridge Regal"

April 5
"Goodbye" is featured on "Top of the Pops"

April 5/6/7
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Blackpool ABC"

April 9
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Belfast ABC"

April 10
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Dublin Adelphi"

April 11
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Cork Savoy Cinema"

April 12
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Manchester Odeon"

April 13
Mary Hopkin / Engelbert Humperdink tour
"Golders Green Odeon"

April 27
Mary leaves for the States for a 12 day stay for
Concert Dates and TV

May 26th
Opens for a one week engagement at the "O'Keefe Centre"
Toronto Canada

June 2nd
Starts 2 week cabaret season at the "Americana Hotel"
New York

August 8th
Mary is invited by the BBC to represent the UK in the
1970 Eurovision Song Contest.

August 10th
Mary appears in 2 shows at the ABC Blackpool

August 19th
Mary leaves for the United States to appear at 2 "State Fairs"

August 20th
Appears at the "Rochester State Fair" New York

August 21st
Appears at the "Ohio State Fair"

October 3rd
"Disc" reports terry Doran replaced by Carole Hopkin as
Mary's personal Manager.

October 3rd
Planned UK release of "Fields of St Etienne" cancelled.

October 13th
Starts 3 Week season at the "Savoy Hotel" In London.

December
Mary acquires a "ten week Irish Setter puppy" and calls him
Barnaby Rudge"

December
The Pantomime Dick Whittington with Tommy Steele
begins its run at the LondonPalladium.

December 23rd
Mary attends the Apple Christmas Party in the Apple Offices.

1970
January 4th,
Mary was expected to help out on the backing vocals for
the "Let it Be" single but went home early.

January
Mary writes letter to fan club, to wish everyone a happy new year.

January 30th
"Temma Harbour" released

January 31
Second appearance on "Cliff Richard Show" second song
is "Early in the Morning of your Life"

February 7
Mickie Most answered criticism in the papers that the release of
"Temma Harbour" might hinder her "Eurovision" chances, he says
he would like to see two Mary Hopkin records in the charts at the
same time. He also commented that Mary was drawing up a list of
songs for his approval ones that she has personally chosen we will then
go into the studio to record them for her next Album! (Oh Yeah!)

February 7
Third appearance on "Cliff Richard Show" this song
is "I'm going to fall in love again"

February 14th
Fourth appearance on "Cliff Richard Show" this song
is "You've Everthing you Need"

February 21
Fifth appearance on "Cliff Richard Show" this song
is "Can I Believe"

February 28th
Sixth appearance on "Cliff Richard Show" this song
is "Knock Knock Who's There"

March 7th
Mary sings all 6 songs for Europe on the "Cliff Richard
Show" from which the viewers then have to
chose the winning song.

March 14th
The winning song is chosen to represent the UK
on the Cliff Richard Show,
and surprise surprise its "Knock Knock who's There"

March 21
Mary represents the UK in Amsterdam in the Eurovision
Song Contest, Knock Knock, comes second.

March 23
"Knock Knock......" released

May 1
"Knock Knock..." is at number 9 in the NME charts.

May 8th
"Knock Knock..." is at number 17 in the MM charts."

June 11th
Mary filmed at EMI with Paul McCartney for Apple Promo Film

June 20th
Begins 10 tour of South America

July 1st
Arrives in Japan for Expo 70

1 Jul 70  Mary arrives at Tokyo, has a brief press conference at the airport.
2 Jul 70  Press conference and rehearsals at the Expo Hall (to 11:00pm)
3 Jul 70  Mary sees the sights of Kyoto with her parents
4 Jul 70  Mary Hopkin show at the Expo Hall (two shows)
5 Jul 70  Mary Hopkin show at the Expo Hall (two shows)
6 Jul 70  Mary Hopkin show at the Expo Hall (two shows)
7 Jul 70  Mary Hopkin show at the Expo Hall (afternoon show only)
12 Jul 70 A special TV program is aired

August 6th
Mary becomes a "Bardd of the Gorsedd", in a ceremony in
Ammanford West Wales.

August 27th
Mary signed to play Cinderella at the Manchester opera house

October 8th
Appears on "Top Of The Pops".

October 16th
"Think About Your Children" released.

October 17th
Appears on the "Harry Secombe" show BBC TV, sings "Think
about Your Children", and duets on "Dafydd Y Garreg Wen".

October 31st
Mary appears on the Rolf Harris Show.

November
Mary's own 6 part TV series starts on BBC TV, called
"In the Land Of....."

December 17th
Opens at Manchester Opera House in the pantomime
"Cinderella"

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