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1965

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band

Line-Up (March 1965-July 1966)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Peter Gage – lead guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Pullum (aka Jeff Wright) – organ, vocals
  • John Roberts – bass
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Herb Prestidge – drums

April 24, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Checkmates. First listing at Soho club) April 25, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Herbie Goins & The Night Timers)

May 4, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Shevells) May 8, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Tony Knight’s Chessmen) May 15, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames) May 16, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) May 22, 1965 Witch Doctor, Hastings, ENG May 28-29, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Soul Sisters & Brian Auger Trinity) May 30, 1965 Blue Moon, Hayes, ENG

June 7, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds) June 11-12, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Doris Troy & Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds) June 13, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG June 15, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG June 18, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Solomon Burke & The Mike Cotton Sound) June 19, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds) June 20, 1965 Witch Doctor, Hastings, ENG June 25, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Herbie Goins & The Night Timers) June 27, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG

July 3, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Herbie Goins & The Night Timers) July 4, 1965 Guildford, Surrey ('Rhapsody at Racks', with The Graham Bond Organisation & The Herd) July 6, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG (with Dedicated Men’s Jug Band) July 9, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Inez & Charlie Foxx & Tony Knight’s Chessmen) July 12, 1965 Cavern, Liverpool, ENG (with Richmond Group & Exit) July 16, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Inez & Charlie Foxx & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (billed without Geno) July 18, 1965 Bromel Club, Bromley, ENG (with Inez & Charlie Foxx (billed without Geno) July 18, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Inez & Charlie Foxx (billed without Geno) July 21, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (billed without Geno) July 31, 1965 New Georgia, Uxbridge, ENG July 31, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Tony Colton & Big Boss Band)

August 1, 1965 Blue Moon, Hayes, ENG August 1, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG August 6, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Byrds) August 8, 1965 Witchdoctor Club, St Leonards-on-Sea, ENG August 11, 1965 Manor House, London, ENG August 25, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers) August 26, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG August 27, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Shevells) August 29, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG

September 4, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds) September 5, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG September 8, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG September 10, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Lou Johnson) September 15, 1965 Manor House, London, ENG September 18, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Peddlers) September 19, 1965 Bromel Club, Bromley, ENG (billed without Geno) September 22, 1965 Manor House, London, ENG September 25, 1965 Flamingo, London, ENG (with Zoot Money Big Roll Band) September 26, 1965 Ricky Tick, Guildford, ENG

October 10, 1965 Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham, ENG October 28, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG October 30, 1965 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG

November 4, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG November 8, 1965 Town Hall, Basingstoke, ENG November 18, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG November 25, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG

December 2, 1965 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG December 16, 1965 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG

1966

January 6, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG January 13, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG January 15, 1966 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG (with The Drifters) January 27, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG

February 1, 1966 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG February 3, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG February 10, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG

March 12, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG (with The Peter B’s) March 29, 1966 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG (supporting Steam Packet, with Blues On Credit)

April 2, 1966 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG April 8, 1966 Flamingo, London, ENG (with The Peter B’s & Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames) April 8, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG April 9, 1966 Assembly Hall, Barking, ENG (with Long John Baldry & The Steam Packet & John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) April 14, 1966 Mister McCoys, Middlesbrough, ENG April 19, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG April 21, 1966 Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, ENG (with Fleur De Lys)

May 6, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG May 27, 1966 Mister McCoys, Middlesbrough, ENG

June 7, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG June 25, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG June 27, 1966 Woodhall Community Centre Hop, Welwyn Garden City, ENG

July 1, 1966 Corn Exchange, Newbury, ENG July 2, 1966 Marcam Hall, March, ENG July 3, 1966 Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, ENG July 5, 1966 Odean Ballroom, Chesterfield, ENG July 6, 1966 Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn, ENG July 7, 1966 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG July 9, 1966 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG July 10, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG July 14, 1966 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG July 15, 1966 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG (with The Mark Barry Group) July 16, 1966 Flamingo, London, ENG (with 5 Proud Walkers)

Line-Up (July 1966-August 1966)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Peter Gage – lead guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Pullum (aka Jeff Wright) – organ, vocals
  • Rick Parsons – bass
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Herb Prestidge – drums

July 19, 1966 Town Hall, High Wycombe, ENG July 21, 1966 Ricky Tick, Guildford, ENG July 22, 1966 Youth Centre, Stanford-Le-Hope, ENG July 23, 1966 Toft’s, Folkestone, ENG July 24, 1966 Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, ENG July 26, 1966 Civic Hall, Grays, ENG July 26, 1966 Klooks Kleek, London, ENG July 28, 1966 Town Hall, Harpenden, ENG July 30, 1966 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG July 31, 1966 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG

August 3, 1966 Orford Cellar, Norwich, ENG August 4, 1966 Corn Exchange, Bedford, ENG August 5, 1966 Starlite, Greenford, ENG August 6, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG (with The Gass) August 8, 1966 Woodhall Community Centre Hop, Welwyn Garden City, ENG

Line-Up (August 1966-February 1967)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Peter Gage – lead guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Pullum (aka Jeff Wright) – organ, vocals
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Herb Prestidge – drums

August ?, 1966 Playhouse Theatre, London, ENG (UK Radio with Herman’s Hermits) August 12, 1966 Club A Go Go, Newcastle, ENG August 13, 1966 Elizabeth Club, Glasgow, SCOT August 16, 1966 Blue Lagoon, Newquay, ENG August 17, 1966 Falcon Hotel, Eltham, ENG August 18, 1966 Stoke Hotel, Guildford, ENG (Ricky Tick?) August 19, 1966 Corn Exchange, Newbury, ENG August 19, 1966 Ricky Tick, Guildford, ENG August 20, 1966 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG August 21, 1966 Mojo Club, Sheffield, ENG August 24, 1966 Carousel Club, Farnborough, ENG August 25, 1966 Town Hall, Harpenden, ENG August 26, 1966 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG August 26, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG August 27, 1966 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG August 28, 1966 Flamingo, London, ENG August 29, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG August 30, 1966 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG

September 2, 1966 Il Rondo, Leicester, ENG September 3, 1966 Sunshine Floor, East Dereham, ENG September 4, 1966 Country Club, Kirklevington, ENG September 5, 1966 Majestic Ballroom, Reading, ENG September 7, 1966 Bromel Club, Bromley, ENG September 8, 1966 Public Hall, Epping, ENG September 9, 1966 Tiles, London, ENG (with The Equals) September 25, 1966 Carousel Club, Farnborough, ENG September 27, 1966 Klook’s Kleek, London, ENG September 28, 1966 Orford Cellar, Norwich, ENG September 29, 1966 Public Hall, Harpenden, ENG September 30, 1966 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG September 30, 1966 Corn Exchange, Newbury, ENG

October 1, 1966 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG October 2, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG October 5, 1966 Corn Exchange, Bedford, ENG October 5, 1966 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG October 6, 1966 Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, ENG October 7, 1966 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG October 9, 1966 Starlite, Greenford, ENG October 9, 1966 Drill Hall, Grantham, ENG October 9, 1966 Burlesque Club, Leicester, ENG October 10, 1966 Majestic Ballroom, Reading, ENG October 13, 1966 Ricky Tick, Guildford, ENG October 14, 1966 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG October 18, 1966 Public Hall, Harpenden, ENG

October 18, 1966 Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, ENG

Georgie Fame UK Tour 1966, with Chris Farlowe, Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon and Geno Washington The New Animals, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, Eyes of Blue

October 20, 1966 Finsbury Park, London, ENG

October 21, 1966 Odeon, Birmingham, ENG

October 22, 1966 Odeon, Leeds, ENG

October 23, 1966 Gaumont, Doncaster, ENG

October 25, 1966 Odeon, Manchester, ENG

October 26, 1966 Odeon, Liverpool, ENG

October 27, 1966 Gaumont, Sheffield, ENG

October 28, 1966 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG

October 29, 1966 Odeon, Cheltenham, ENG

October 31, 1966 Gaumont, Southhampton, ENG

November 1, 1966 Odeon, Bolton, ENG

November 2, 1966 ABC, Carlisle, ENG

November 3, 1966 Odeon, Glasgow, ENG

November 4, 1966 Odeon, Newcastle, ENG

November 5, 1966 Gaumont, Hanley, ENG

November 6, 1966 Odeon, Leicester, ENG (This was the last date scheduled for the Georgie Fame Tour)

November 10, 1966 New Yorker Discotheque, Swindon, ENG November 11, 1966 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG November 12, 1966 Toft’s, Folkestone, ENG November 13, 1966 Starlite, Greenford, ENG November 22, 1966 Corn Exchange, Bedford, ENG November 22, 1966 Ricky Tick, Bedford, ENG November 23, 1966 Carousel Club, Farnborough, ENG November 24, 1966 Bowes-Lyon House, Stevenage, ENG November 25, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG November 26, 1966 College of Technology, Loughborough, ENG November 27, 1966 Mojo Club, Sheffield, ENG December 4, 1966 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG December 6, 1966 College of Technology, Headington, ENG December 7, 1966 Public Hall, Heacham, ENG December 8, 1966 Club A-Go-Go, Newcastle, ENG December 9, 1966 Durham University, Durham, ENG (with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds) December 9, 1966 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG (with The Mooch) December 10, 1966 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG December 12, 1966 Majestic Ballroom, Reading, ENG December 13, 1966 Top Rank, Watford, ENG December 14, 1966 Farnborough, ENG December 15, 1966 Reading University, Reading, ENG (with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band) December 16, 1966 Tiles, London, ENG December 17, 1966 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG December 18, 1966 Saville Theatre, London, ENG (supported by The Creation & Sounds Incorporated) December 20, 1966 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG December 21, 1966 Town Hall, High Wycombe, ENG December 22, 1966 Guildhall, Southampton, ENG December 23, 1966 Flamingo, London, ENG December 24, 1966 Ricky Tick, Newbury, ENG December 26, 1966 Cavern Club, Durham, ENG December 30, 1966 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG December 31, 1966 Glenlyn Ballroom, Forest Hill, London, ENG December 31, 1966 Upper Cut, London, ENG

1967

January 2, 1967 Public, Hall, Ipswich, ENG January 3, 1967 Ricky Tick, Bedford, ENG January 4, 1967 Club Cedar, Birmingham, ENG January 6, 1967 Manor House, London, ENG (Bluesville ’67) January 7, 1967 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG January 14, 1967 Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, ENG (with The Symbols & The Nightbeats) January 17, 1967 Winter Gardens, Malvern, ENG January 19, 1967 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG January 20, 1967 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG (with Force Four) January 21, 1967 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG January 24, 1967 Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, WAL January 25, 1967 Ricky Tick, Newbury, ENG January 26, 1967 Guildhall, Southampton, ENG January 27, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG January 28, 1967 Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, ENG (supported by The Sect & The Legal Matter) January 29, 1967 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG February 3, 1967 Leicester University, Leicester, ENG February 4, 1967 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG February 5, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG February 5, 1967 Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, ENG February 7, 1967 Town Hall, High Wycombe, ENG February 10, 1967 Dancing Slipper, Nottingham, ENG February 11, 1967 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG February 12, 1967 Blue Moon, Hayes, ENG February 14, 1967 Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth, ENG February 16, 1967 Plaza, Newbury, ENG February 17, 1967 Boulevard Club, Tadcaster, ENG February 17, 1967 Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, ENG February 18, 1967 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG February 19, 1967 Clouds, Derby, ENG February 20, 1967 New Cellar Club, South Shields, ENG February 23, 1967 New Yorker Discotheque, Swindon, ENG February 24, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG

Line-Up (February 1967-April 1967)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Peter Gage – lead guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Pullum (aka Jeff Wright) – organ, vocals
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Clive Burrows – baritone saxophone
  • Herb Prestidge – drums

February 25, 1967 University College, London, ENG February 26, 1967 Tavern Club, East Dereham, ENG March 1, 1967 Blue Moon, Cheltenham, ENG March 3, 1967 Manor House, London, ENG (Bluesville ’67) March 4, 1967 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG March 5, 1967 Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, ENG March 9, 1967 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG March 10, 1967 Goldsmith College, London, ENG March 10, 1967 Albany Institute, Deptford, ENG (with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band & The Lee Hawkins Group) March 11, 1967 Toft’s, Folkestone, ENG March 11, 1967 German TV "Beat Club" with The Smoke, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who & Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers) March 12, 1967 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG March 14, 1967 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG March 16, 1967 Community Centre, Southall, ENG March 17, 1967 Ricky Tick, Newbury, ENG March 21, 1967 Goldsmiths College, New Cross, ENG (with The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band & The Lee Hawkins Group) March 21, 1967 Burton’s, Uxbridge, ENG March 22, 1967 Bromel Club, Downham, ENG March 23, 1967 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG (with The Coletrane Union) March 23, 1967 Sutton Baths, Sutton-in-Ashfield, ENG March 24, 1967 Night Owl, Leicester, ENG (supported by Lucas & The Action) March 26, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG March 27, 1967 Baths Hall, Ipswich, ENG March 28, 1967 Marquee, London, ENG (with The Amboy Dukes) March 31, 1967 Gaeity Ballroom, Grimsby, ENG April 1, 1967 Dreamland, Margate, ENG April 3, 1967 Majestic Ballroom, Reading, ENG April 5, 1967 Locarno, Stevenage, ENG April 6, 1967 Club A Go Go, Newcastle, ENG April 7, 1967 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG (with Stacey’s Circle) April 8, 1967 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG April 11, 1967 Town Hall, High Wycombe, ENG April 11, 1967 Olympia, Paris, FRA (with The Rolling Stones, The Move & The Clan) April 12, 1967 Ricky Tick, Southampton, ENG (or was this Windsor?) April 13, 1967 Ricky Tick, Windsor, ENG April 14, 1967 Brighton, ENG (Brighton Arts Festival, with Paul Jones, The Move, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Mike Stuart Span & others) April 15, 1967 Mojo Club, Sheffield, ENG April 16, 1967 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG with (Daily Express Record Star Show, with Cream, The Move, The Alan Price Set, The Kinks, Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds, The Troggs, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and many others)

Line-Up (April 1967-April 1968)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
  • Dave Greenslade – organ (replaced John Carroll who played a few weeks)
  • Peter Carney – bass
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Clive ‘Hercules’ Burrows – baritone saxophone
  • Hans Herbert – drums

Original members Pete Gage, Geoff Pullum and Herb Prestidge left in mid-April, 1967. Geno took on deputy musicians until permanent replacements could be found so that commitments would not be interrupted.

Guitarist John Culley confirmed from his diary that he played his debut on 26 April (with John Carroll on organ) after auditioning at the Ram Jam in Brixton a day or two beforehand (24 April is the most plausible date) so deputy musicians were definitely used in the interim.

The personnel changes were subsequently announced in South East London Mercury on 18 May 1967. NME announced the Dave Greenslade line-up above in the week ending 6 May, so it seems that John Carroll did play a few weeks before Greenslade joined after honouring his commitments with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds.


April 19, 1967 Skyline Ballroom, Hull, ENG (with Tony Rivers & The Castaways, The Amboy Dukes, The Locomotion & The Jamm) April 21, 1967 Boulevard Club, Tadcaster, ENG April 21, 1967 Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, ENG (This would have been with the deputy musicians before John Culley and Dave Greenslade joined) April 22, 1967 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG April 23, 1967 Plaza, Newbury, ENG (Please note: above gigs may not have happened but if they did, they were with deputy musicians)

April 24-25, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG (Auditions to bring in John Carroll and John Culley)

April 26, 1967 Top Rank, Croydon, ENG (with Davey Sands & The Essex. Carroll and Culley’s debut) April 27, 1967 Locarno, Swindon, ENG April 27, 1967 Plaza Ballroom, Old Hill, ENG (unconfirmed) April 28, 1967 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG (unconfirmed) April 28, 1967 Shoreline, Bognor Regis, ENG April 29, 1967 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG April 30, 1967 Beau Brummel Club, Nantwich, ENG

May 1, 1967 Top Rank, Watford, ENG May 2, 1967 Town Hall, High Wycombe, ENG May 4, 1967 Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage, ENG May 5, 1967 Guildhall, Southampton, ENG May 6, 1967 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG May 7, 1967 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG (NME Poll Winners’ Show, with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch, Cream, Dusty Springfield, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, The Beach Boys, Paul Jones, Lulu, The Move, The Small Faces, The Spencer Davis Group, The Alan Price Set, Cat Stevens, The Troggs and others)

May 16, 1967 Recording at Pye

May 17, 1967 Top Rank, Doncaster, ENG (also TV appearance) May 18, 1967 Locarno, Coventry, ENG May 19, 1967 Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, ENG May 20, 1967 Toft’s, Folkestone, ENG May 21, 1967 Plaza, Newbury, ENG May 22, 1967 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG (with The Penny Blacks)

May 25, 1967 Recording at Pye

May 26, 1967 Pavilion Ballroom, Weymouth, ENG May 27, 1967 Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG May 28, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG (with The Hunky Chunk Band) May 29, 1967 Tulip Bulp Auction Hall, Spalding, ENG (with Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Move, Zoot Money and Pink Floyd)

May 31, 1967 Recording at Pye

June 1, 1967 City Hall, Salisbury, ENG (with Combustion) June 2, 1967 Ricky Tick, Hounslow, ENG June 3, 1967 Town Hall, Morley, ENG (with Bobby Johnson & The Atoms) June 4, 1967 Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, ENG June 6, 1967 Britannia Ballroom, Nottingham, ENG June 10, 1967 Carlton Ballroom, Erdington, ENG June 10, 1967 Gaeity, Ramsey, ENG (unconfirmed) June 11, 1967 Redcar Jazz Club, Coatham Hotel, Redcar, ENG June 13, 1967 Cambridge University Caius College, Cambridge, ENG (with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds)

June 16, 1967 Birdcage, Portsmouth, ENG June 17, 1967 Oxford University, Oxford, ENG June 18, 1967 Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth, ENG (with The Nite People, Ferris Wheels & Neil Diamond) June 26, 1967 Exeter University St. Luke’s College, Exeter, ENG June 27, 1967 Queen’s Hall, Barnstaple, ENG June 29, 1967 Scotch Club, Torquay, ENG June 30, 1967 St. George’s Hall, Exeter, ENG June ?, 1967 Bag O’Nails, London, ENG (unconfirmed)

July 1, 1967 Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth, ENG July 2, 1967 Khyber Club, Taunton, ENG July 3, 1967 Pavilion, Bath, ENG July 4, 1967 Winter Gardens, Malvern, ENG July 6, 1967 Flamingo Ballroom, Redruth, ENG (with Julian Covey Machine) July 9, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG July 11, 1967 Town Hall, Torquay, ENG July 11, 1967 Locarno, Basildon, ENG (unconfirmed) July 12, 1967 Supreme Ballroom, Ramsgate, ENG (unconfirmed)

July 12, 1967 Bal Tabarin, Downham, ENG

July 13, 1967 Recorded for Top of the Pops (unconfirmed) (Note: This may have been same show that was aired on 1 September and also included The Action, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours and Matt Munroe)

July 15, 1967 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG (supported by Richard Kent Style) July 17, 1967 Locarno, Portsmouth, Hampshire (unconfirmed) July 18, 1967 Marquee, London, ENG (with The Amboy Dukes) July 19, 1967 Ram Jam Club, London, ENG (recorded promo video at Battersea Park earlier in the day) July 21, 1967 Casino Club, Burnley, ENG (supported by Sisters of Idle Dreams) July 22, 1967 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

July 24, 1967 Recorded for BBC in Manchester (Pop North)

July 25, 1967 Left for Scottish tour that lasted until 29 July July 28, 1967 Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, SCOT July 31, 1967 Silver Blades, Bradford, ENG

August 1, 1967 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, ENG (with Shades of Grey) August 3, 1967 Streatham Locarno, London, ENG August 5, 1967 New Cornish Riveria, St Austell, ENG (with The Harlequins) August 7, 1967 Birmingham Roller Rink, Birmingham, ENG (also BBC recordings Monday Monday) August 8, 1967 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, ENG August 10, 1967 Locarno, Bristol, ENG August 11, 1967 Locarno, Basildon, ENG August 16, 1967 Seagull Ballroom, Ryde Pier Head, Isle of Wight August 17, 1967 Locarno, Portsmouth, ENG

August ?, 1967 Platja D’aro August 19, 1967 Tiffany’s Ballroom, Barcelona, SPA

August 22, 1967 Spinning Disc, Leeds, ENG August 24, 1967 Locarno, Coventry, ENG August 25, 1967 Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, ENG August 26, 1967 Ram Jam, London, ENG August 28, 1967 Hastings Stadium, Hastings, ENG (Festival Of Music, with The Kinks, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Robb Storme & The Whispers, Winstons Fumbs, Hip Hooray Band & (compere) Keith Skues) August 30, 1967 Locarno, Stevenage, ENG August 31, 1967 Pavilion, Southampton, ENG

September 1, 1967 Botwell Community Centre, Hayes, ENG September 1, 1967 Carlton Ballroom, Erdington, ENG (unconfirmed) September 1, 1967 Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, ENG (unconfirmed) September 4, 1967 Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, ENG (with Robert Plant & The Band of Joy)

September 5, 1967 BBC Saturday Club appearance

September 7, 1967 Skyline Ballroom, Hull, ENG September 8, 1967 Boulevard Club, Tadcaster, ENG September 8, 1967 Crystal Ballroom, Castleford, ENG (The Boogaloo Discotheque) September 9, 1967 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG September 12, 1967 Palais, Ilford, ENG September 13, 1967 Orchid Ballroom, Purley, ENG September 28, 1967 Assembly Hall, Worthing, ENG

September 30, 1967 Band flies to Copenhagen for short Scandinavian tour, sharing some dates with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention

September 30, 1967 Brondby Pop Club, Brondby, DEN ('Love Out', with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Hurdy Gurdy and R&B Section

October 3-4, 1967 Star Club, Copenhagen, DEN October 7, 1967 Idrotthuset, Orebro, SWE (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Blues Quality & The Quints) October 8, 1967 Jernvallen, Sandviken, SWE (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers & Two Good Reasons) October 9, 1967 Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, FIN (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers & Eero ja Jussi and the Boys (recorded by Finnish radio, YLE) October 9, 1967 TV studio recording for Tunnussävel, a Mainos-TV music programme (broadcast 12 December 1967) October 10, 1967 Konserthuset, Stockholm, SWE (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers & The Defenders) October 13, 1967 Tottenham Royal, London, ENG October 14, 1967 Flowerpot Club, Digbeth, ENG (with The Sea Cruisers) October 15, 1967 Civic Centre, Corby, ENG (with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers & Ferris Wheel) October 16, 1967 Ice Rink, Bradford, ENG October 17, 1967 Marquee, London, ENG (with The Amboy Dukes) October 21, 1967 Matlock Bath, Matlock, ENG (with Bread & Butter Band & Thorndyke’s Mordekai’s Imagination) October 22, 1967 Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, ENG October 27, 1967 Skyline Ballroom, Hull, ENG (with The Roll Movement, Richard G Simpson Band & The Peighton Checks) October 28, 1967 Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, ENG October 29, 1967 Starlite Ballroom, Greenford, ENG (with The All-Nite Workers)

November 4, 1967 Adelphi Ballroom, West Bromwich, ENG (with Johnny Neale & The Starliners) November 14, 1967 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED (Hippy-Happy Festival, supported by Bob Hoeke's R&B Band & Cuby & The Blizzards) November 15, 1967 St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, ENG (with Alex Wilson Sect & Rubber Band) November 16, 1967 Birdcage, Harlow, ENG November 17, 1967 Big C Club, Farnborough, ENG November 18, 1967 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG November 21-25, 1967 Greasboro’ Social Club, Doncaster, ENG November 21-25, 1967 Kettlethorpe Workingmen’s Club, Wakefield, ENG November 27, 1967 Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, ENG (with The Probe) November 28, 1967 Bag O’Nails, London

December 2, 1967 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG December 26, 1967 Roller Rink, Birmingham, ENG December 30, 1967 Starlight Room, Boston, ENG (with Ebony Keys & The Lost)

1968

January 1, 1968 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, ENG January 4, 1968 Locarno, Portsmouth, ENG January 5, 1968 Royal Ballroom, Tottenham, ENG January 7, 1968 Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, ENG January 9, 1968 Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, ENG (Bluesology Festival with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Joe Cocker, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers & Duster Bennett) January 9, 1968 Marquee, London, ENG (with Ferris Wheel) January 10, 1968 Pavilion, Southampton, ENG January 11, 1968 Streatham Locarno, London, ENG January 13, 1968 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG January 19, 1968 Queen’s Hall, Burslem, ENG (with The Iveys) January 20, 1968 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG January 28, 1968 Club Cedar, Birmingham, ENG (with Georgie Fame) January 30, 1968 Palais, Ilford, ENG January 31, 1968 Locarno, Stevenage, ENG

February 2, 1968 New Central Pier, Morecombe, ENG February 3, 1968 Civic Hall, Nantwich, ENG (with The Executives) February 10, 1968 Exeter University Devonshire House, Exeter, ENG February 15, 1968 Eden Park Hotel, Beckenham, ENG (Zodiac Club, replacing Georgie Fame) February 16, 1968 Top Rank Suite, Swansea, WAL February 17, 1968 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG (with Simon K & The Meantimer

March 1, 1968 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG ('Mad Hatters Ball', with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and others. Cancelled due to slow ticket sales) March 2, 1968 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG March 3, 1968 Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, ENG March 11, 1968 Locarno, Glasgow, SCOT March 15, 1968 Clockwork Orange, Chester, ENG (with The Uncertainty) March 16, 1968 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, ENG March 17, 1968 Hotel Leofic, Coventry, ENG March 18, 1968 Queen’s Ballroom, Wolverhampton, ENG (with The System) March 22, 1968 Big C Club, Farnborough, ENG March 23, 1968 Twisted Wheel, Manchester, ENG

April 9, 1968 Pantiles, Bagshot, ENG April 11, 1968 Eden Park Hotel, Beckenham, ENG April 12, 1968 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG April 13, 1968 Sports Stadium, Bracknell, ENG April 19, 1968 Clockwork Orange, Chester, ENG (with Granny’s Intentions) April 20, 1968 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, WAL April 27, 1968 Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, ENG

Line-Up (April 1968-July 1968) Geno Washington – lead vocals Dave Greenslade – organ John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar Peter Carney – bass Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone Pat Higgs – trumpet Hans Herbert – drums

May 2, 1968 Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, ENG (with The Late) May 11, 1968 Bouton Rouge, Paris, FRA (filmed for French TV) May 11, 1968 The Swan, Yardley, ENG (with The Magazine) May 16, 1968 Black Prince, Bexley, ENG May 17, 1968 Mayfair, Newcastle, ENG May 18, 1968 Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, ENG May 22, 1968 Top Rank, Reading, ENG May 23, 1968 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG May 24, 1968 Town Hall, Walsall, ENG May 25, 1968 Civic Hall, Nantwich, ENG (with Jaytree Organisation) May 26, 1968 Oasis, Wolverhampton, ENG (with The Staffords) May 31, 1968 Winter Gardens, Blackpool, ENG

June 2, 1968 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, ENG (with Isley Brothers, James and Bobby Purify, Jo Jo Cook & The Rackett & Fascination) June 6, 1968 Locarno, Portsmouth, ENG June 12, 1968 Locarno, Stevenage, ENG June 13, 1968 Locarno, Coventry, ENG June 14, 1968 Club A Go Go, Newcastle, ENG

June 21, 1968 Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, ENG ('Midsummer Nights Dream', with The Move, Marmalade, Fairport Convention, Family, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Spooky Tooth, Tramline, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Mandrakes & Angel Pavement)

Line-Up (July 1968-August 1968)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Dave Greenslade – organ
  • Dave Tedstone – lead guitar, vocals
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Pat Higgs – trumpet
  • Colin Davey – drums

In May 1968 Geno Washington went to Madrid on his own and played at the Stones Club with Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede. Back in the UK, during mid-July, he fired guitarist John Culley and drummer Hans Herbert and put together a new formation around the surviving members.


The new line up’s first important gig was a three-hour BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale. With Greenslade taking the lead as musical director, the group (with a session bass player) cut five tracks, including the old blues staple, “Rock Me Baby”, a cover of The Rolling Stones’ recent single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” plus “Hi Heel Sneakers” and “Holdin’ On (With Both Hands)”.


July 4, 1968 Dreamland Ballroom, Margate, ENG (with The Iveys) July 5, 1968 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend-on-Sea, ENG July 6, 1968 Woburn, ENG (Woburn Music Festival, with Jimi Hendrix Experience, T-Rex, Family, New Formula & Little Women) July 12, 1968 Locarno, Basildon, ENG (Culley or Tedstone line up?) July 14, 1968 Top Rank Suite, Birmingham, ENG July 15, 1968 Radio One’s David Symonds Show (UK Radio recording session) July 19-21, 1968 Belfast, NI July 26, 1968 Liverpool, ENG July 27, 1968 Prestatyn, WAL July 29, 1968 Belfry, Wishaw, ENG

August 3, 1968 Market Hall, Pembroke, ENG August 27, 1968 Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, WAL (with The Informers)

Line-Up (August 1968-September 1968)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
  • Dave Greenslade – organ
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Hans Herbert – drums

August 7, 1968 Top Rank, Henley, ENG August 8, 1968 City Hall, Salisbury, ENG (with The Emotions) August 9, 1968 Casino Ballroom, Bolton, ENG August 9, 1968 Casino Club, Wigan, ENG August 10, 1968 Brighton Festival, Brighton, ENG August 12, 1968 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG August 15, 1968 Locarno, Bristol, ENG August 16, 1968 Town Hall, Torquay, ENG August 17, 1968 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG August 23-24, 1968 Scene Two, Scarborough, ENG August 30, 1968 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, ENG August 31, 1968 Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone, ENG

September 1, 1968 Chateau Impney Grounds, Droitwich, ENG (Bank Holiday Bluesology Festival, with Duster Bennett, Jasper Stubbs And His Gloryland Band, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cliff Bennett, Joe Cocker, The Passion Forest & DJ John Peel)

September 1, 1968 Winter Gardens, Malvern, ENG September 1, 1968 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham, ENG September 2, 1968 Golden Torch, Tunstall, ENG

Line-Up (September 1968-December 1968)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
  • Keith O’Connell – organ
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone

+Rod Baby – trumpet

  • Hans Herbert – drums

September 13, 1968 Mayfair, Newcastle Upon Tyne, ENG September 14, 1968 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG September 29, 1968 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, SCOT (with The Shadettes) September ?, 1968 Maryland Ballroom, Glasgow, SCOT

October 4, 1968 Top Rank, Leicester, ENG October 7, 1968 Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, ENG October 11, 1968 Salford University, Manchester, ENG October 12, 1968 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG October 15, 1968 Top Rank, High Wycombe, ENG October 17, 1968 RAF Hollyhead, Anglesey, WAL October 19, 1968 The College, Chester, ENG October 22, 1968 Top Rank, Sheffield, ENG

October ?, 1968 HM Wormswood Scrubs

October-November 1968 – Piper Club, Rome, Italy (also gigs in Turin)

November 2, 1968 The Swan, Yardley, ENG (with Jigsaw) November 8, 1969 Royal Lido Ballroom, Prestatyn, WAL (with The Duke Gordon Showband) November 23, 1968 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG (with Apricot Brandy) November 25, 1968 Top Rank, Cardiff, WAL November 28, 1968 Top Rank, Sunderland, ENG

December 6, 1968 Locarno, Sunderland, ENG December 12, 1968 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle, ENG December 20-21, 1968 Scene 2 Club, Scarborough, ENG December 22, 1968 Top Rank Suite, Birmingham, ENG December 24, 1968 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, ENG (with Ruby James & The Trifle & The Purple Dream)

Line-Up (December 1968-April 1969)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
  • Keith O’Connell – organ
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone
  • Rod Baby – trumpet
  • Malcolm Wolffe – drums

January 17, 1969 Central Pier, Morecombe, ENG January 18, 1969 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG January 20, 1969 St. Matthew’s Hall, Ipswich, ENG January 25, 1969 Gaeity Ballroom, Ramsey, ENG January 25, 1969 Bradford University, Bradford, ENG January 26, 1969 Britannia Club, Nottingham, ENG January 29, 1969 Oldham College of Further Education, Oldham, ENG January 30, 1969 Riverton Barn, Bolton, ENG January 31, 1969 Locarno, Sunderland, ENG (with Cupid’s Inspiration)

February 2-10, 1969 Showboat Variety Club, Middlesbrough, ENG February 12, 1969 Top Rank Ballroom, Cardiff, WAL February 13, 1969 Locarno, Coventry, ENG February 15, 1969 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG February 23, 1969 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, SCOT (with Alan Jordan & The KB Showband)

March 5, 1969 Winter Gardens, Morecombe, ENG March 7, 1969 College Ballroom, Hinckley, ENG March 8, 1969 Marie Hall, Shrewsbury, ENG March 12, 1969 Skyline Ballroom, Hull, ENG March 14, 1969 Public Baths, Sutton-in-Ashfield, ENG March 15, 1969 Leeds University, Leeds, ENG March 16, 1969 Wembley Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG ("Pop World 69", with Fleetwood Mac, The Move, Gun, Harmony Grass, Barry Ryan, Sharon Tandy & Fleur de Lys, Gary Walker & Rain) March 23, 1969 Railway Hotel, Wealdstone, ENG (not sure if John Culley was on guitar or his replacement Keith Field)

Line-Up (April 1969-September 1969)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Keith Field – lead guitar, vocals
  • Keith O’Connell – organ
  • Peter Carney – bass, vocals
  • Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone
  • Malcolm Wolffe – drums

John Culley departed after a Scottish tour in March-April 1969, playing his final gig in Stranraer.

April 1969 – Gigs in Netherlands (according to Billboard)

April 5, 1969 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, SCOT (with Alan Jordan & The KB Showband & The Shadettes)

May 20, 1969 Bradford University, Bradford, ENG (with The Idle Race, The Honeybus, Clouds & others)

May 23, 1969 Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, ENG May 24, 1969 Pavilion, Buxton, ENG May 26, 1969 Skegness, ENG ('Skegness Seaside Soul Festival', with Amen Corner, Inez & Charlie Foxx, The Fantastics & Jimmy James & The Vagabonds) May 31, 1969 California Ballroom, Dunstable, ENG (with Tract & Virgin Hearse)

June 1969 – Scottish tour (includes gigs with Jo Jo Gunne and Three Dog Night)

July 6, 1969 Citation Hotel, Perth, SCOT July 6, 1969 Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, SCOT July 13, 1969 Hastings Pier Ballroom, Hastings, ENG (with Canterbury Tales) July 21, 1969 Quaintways, Chester, ENG (with Roundabout with Wild Duncan & Syrian Blue) July 27, 1969 Start week at Fiesta, Stockton, ENG

August 1969 – Short tour of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland (around now)

9 August 1969 – Three-day Swedish tour starts (advertised in music press)

October 23, 1969 Hatchetts, London, ENG

November 29, 1969 Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, ENG (may not have happened)

December 11, 1969 Hatchetts, London, ENG

1970

The Ram Jam Band split with Washington after working at the Neago Club in Majorca in October 1969. The NME announced in the week ending 4 October 1969 that Geno Washington had split from The Ram Jam Band and returned to The United States. The singer duly returned from the United States in early 1970 and put together an entirely new version of The Ram Jam Band around March.

Line-Up (March 1970-November 1970)

  • Geno Washington – lead vocals
  • Alan Griffin – lead guitar, vocals
  • Tom Duffy – bass, vocals (left around December 1970, replaced by Roger Flavell)
  • Winston ???? – keyboards
  • Tony Hall – tenor saxophone
  • Brent Scott Carter – baritone saxophone
  • Frank Charlton – trumpet
  • Larry ???? – drums

April 4, 1970 Marquee, London, ENG

May ?, 1970 Ballymena, Belfast and Dublin

November 13, 1970 Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, SCOT

December 26, 1970 Marquee, London, ENG

August 20, 1971 Aquarius, Hastings, ENG

December 16, 1977 The Music Machine, London, ENG (supported by Tequila)

December 13, 1985 Cricketer's, London, ENG

December 31, 1985 Cricketer's, London, ENG (supported by The Larks)

May 16, 1997 Robin R'n'B Club, Dudley, ENG

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