Trivia

Here’s a list of some of the bands I saw in the ’60s & ’70s:

 

Name Year Venue Date if known Comments
Zombies 1965 Volunteer Hall, Galashiels
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds 1966 Royal Festival Hall
Jimmy Witherspoon 1966 Royal Festival Hall
Cream 1967 Saville Theatre 29-Oct Support Bonzo Dog Band, The Action
Blue Cheer 1968 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 19-Oct
Cream 1968 Royal Albert Hall 26-Nov
Jethro Tull 1968 London College of Printing 26-Oct
Jethro Tull 1968 Fairfield Halls, Croydon 12-Oct
Led Zeppelin 1968 Marquee Club 18-Oct Billed as Yardbirds
Spooky Tooth 1968 Fairfield Halls, Croydon 11-Oct
Taste 1968 Royal Albert Hall 27-Nov
Taste 1968 Royal Albert Hall 26-Nov Cream farewell concert
The Nice 1968 Fairfield Halls, Croydon 10-Oct
The Who 1968 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 16-Nov  supported by Small Faces, Joe Cocker, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and The Mindbenders
Yes 1968 Royal Albert Hall 26-Nov
Yes 1968 Royal Albert Hall 26-Nov Cream farewell concert
T-Bone Walker 1968 Hammersmith Odeon 28-Oct American Folk-Blues Festival
John Lee Hooker 1968 Hammersmith Odeon 28-Oct American Folk-Blues Festival
Big Joe Williams 1968 Hammersmith Odeon 28-Oct American Folk-Blues Festival
Jethro Tull 1968 ABC Cinema, Edinburgh 06-Sep
Ten Years After 1968 ABC Cinema, Edinburgh 06-Sep
Blind Faith 1969 Hyde Park, London 07-Jun Free concert
David Bowie 1969 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 21-Oct
Free 1969 Country Club, Belsize Park 21-Sep
Free 1969 London College of Printing 01-Feb
Humble Pie 1969 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 21-Oct
Janis Joplin 1969 Royal Albert Hall 21-Apr
Jeff Beck Group 1969 Lyceum 25-Apr
Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969 Royal Albert Hall 24-Feb
King Crimson 1969 Marquee Club
King Crimson 1969 London College of Printing 11-Oct I booked them!
Led Zeppelin 1969 Hornsey Wood Tavern 07-Mar
The Who 1969 Royal Albert Hall 05-Jul
Yes 1969 Royal Albert Hall 22-Apr
Cactus 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 28-Aug
Creedence Clearwater Revival 1970 Royal Albert Hall 15-Apr
Elton John 1970 Royal Albert Hall 05-Oct
Family 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 28-Aug Saw them many times in London
Fleetwood Mac 1970 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 24-Apr
Flock 1970 Royal Albert Hall 18-Apr
Free 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 30-Aug
Jimi Hendrix Experience 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 30-Aug
Johnny Winter 1970 Royal Albert Hall 17-Apr
Miles Davis 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 29-Aug
Taste 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival 28-Aug
Tony Williams Lifetime 1970 Country Club, Belsize Park 25-Oct Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Jack Bruce, Larry Young
Spirit 1970 Hornsey Town Hall 03-Feb
Alice Cooper 1971 Rainbow Theatre, London 07-Nov
Argent 1971 Royal Albert Hall 01-Dec
Faces 1971 Crystal Palace Bowl Garden Party
Faces 1971 Marquee Club 01-Feb
Family 1971 Rainbow Theatre, London 26-Nov Terry Reid supports
Frank Zappa (cancelled) 1971 Rainbow Theatre, London 10-Dec 2nd show that day – cancelled because Zappa was pushed off stage at the end of the first show
Freddie King 1971 Rainbow Theatre, London 04-Dec
Grand Funk, Humble Pie etc 1971 Hyde Park, London 03-Jul with Heads, Hands & Feet
Led Zeppelin 1971 Wembley Empire Pool 21-Nov
Leon Russell 1971 Rainbow Theatre, London 04-Dec Eric Clapton jams at the end – mostly unrecognised and inaudible
Mountain 1971 Crystal Palace Bowl
Pink Floyd 1971 Crystal Palace Bowl
Redbone 1971 Royal Albert Hall 01-Dec
The Band 1971 Royal Albert Hall 03-Jun
Beck Bogert & Appice 1972 The Oval, London 16-Sep Rock At The Oval – billed as Jeff Beck Group
Beck Bogert & Appice 1972 Sundown, Mile End, London 15-Oct
Frank Zappa 1972 The Oval, London 16-Sep Rock At The Oval
Mountain 1972 Rainbow Theatre, London 12-Nov
Steve Miller Band 1972 Rainbow Theatre, London 26-Feb Gerald Johnson on bass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcOmqARszJM
Stevie Wonder 1972 Fairfield Halls, Croydon Buzz Feiten on guitar
Beck Bogert & Appice 1972 Grangemouth Festival 23-Sep
Electric Light Orchestra 1972 Hornsey Town Hall 21-Jun
Beck Bogert & Appice 1973 Crystal Palace Bowl 15-Sep Garden Party
Eric Clapton 1973 Rainbow Theatre, London 13-Jan Comeback concert after heroin addiction
Lou Reed 1973 Crystal Palace Bowl
Mahavishnu Orchestra 1973 Rainbow Theatre, London 30-Jun
Allman Brothers Band 1974 Kn 20-Jul
Aretha Franklin 1974 Apollo Theater, Harlem Mar
Earth Wind & Fire 1974 College, Long Island Mar
Herbie Hancock 1974 Carnegie Hall, New York City
Mahavishnu Orchestra 1974 Knebworth 20-Jul
Return To Forever 1974 Carnegie Hall, New York City Al Di Meola’s first gig with RTF
Sensational Alex Harvey Band 1974 Knebworth 20-Jul
Steely Dan 1974 Avery Fisher Hall, New York City 03-Apr Supporting Electric Light Orchestra!
Queen 1976 Hyde Park, London 17-Sep
Weather Report 1976 Hammersmith Odeon 28-Jul with Jaco Pastorius
Weather Report 1976 Hammersmith Odeon 29-Jul with Jaco Pastorius
Chic 1979 Hammersmith Odeon 09-Oct
Earth Wind & Fire 1979 Wembley Arena 03-Feb
Weather Report 1979 Hammersmith Odeon 08-Jul with Jaco Pastorius
Jeff Beck 1980 Palladium, New York City 12-Oct with Simon Phillips, Tony Hymas & Mo Foster
Pink Floyd 1981 Earls Court, London 13-Jun The Wall
Rolling Stones 1982 100 Club, London 31-May Secret gig
Stevie Ray Vaughan 1988 Hammersmith Odeon 24-Jun

 

2 thoughts on “Trivia

  1. I remember a lot of bands that I saw (and there are hundreds more, but there’s no way of being certain about dates of gigs I saw at the Marquee in London, for example) and I did lots of research online! I’ve done fairly detailed diaries during the last 35 years, but I wish I’d started much sooner. There’s so much I could put on my site, but it takes so much time.

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