Great memories of seeing The Nice playing America there. Also Rory Gallagher when he broke from Taste. Anne O'Hare was a great fan and she lived next door to me in Goddard Road. I remember Richard Kennedy trying to blag a lift from John Peel there to his next gig. He was a great blagger was Richard. We used to go with Martyn Jack and Jim Longford. Martyn was a great fan of the Amboy Dukes (American) who we saw.
Other great bands that were on were: King Crimson, Fleetwood Mac (Pete Green at his best).
As I mentioned in the original Mistrale Club post - our band The Unattached played there, but slightly earlier than that of the more recently suggested opening date of 1968. From memory (it was long time ago!) we played there in 1966 or '67, but either way, just shortly after it changed it's name from Beckenham Ballrooms. So, if it was no longer Beckenham Ballrooms -but not yet The Mistrale Club -what was it called in between? Pete