The European tour of Jim Croce took exactly 23 days to get off the ground. They were 23 very full, hectic, and chaotic days. Days in which the schedule was changed almost by the hour.

Initially 16 countries were approached and seven days prior to the arrival of Jim and party, appearances were being re-arranged, added or deleted.

In the end Jim, Maury, manager Elliot Abbott, and road manager Dennis Rast made a tremendously successful tour taking in a good cross section of Europe and its populous. France, Switzerland, Ireland, England, and Holland were included.

Here is The Itinerary ........

Members of Party

Jim Croce,

Elliot Abbott, (manager)

Maury Muehleisen (musician)

Dennis Rast (road manager)


Monday, July 16, 1973

Depart Kennedy Airport, New York for Paris: Flight AF 070

Tuesday, July 17, 1973

Arrive Paris Airport 7a.m.

Depart Paris Orly for Nice 8:10a.m. on AF 405

Arrive Nice 9:30 a.m.

Driven from Nice to Monte Carlo (as arranged by Patrick Taton)

Phonogram contact: Patrick Taton/Gregoire Colart,

Phonogram, Rue Jenner, Paris. Tel: 17073169

Hotel: Metropole, Avenue de Grande Bretagne, Monte Carlo. Tel: 305741

Wednesday, July 18

Television in Monte Carlo: 2p.m. to 6p.m.

Backing tracks No fee

Press Interviews

Radio Interviews

Thursday, July 19

Depart Nice Airport at 9:30a.m. AF 696

Arrive Zurich Airport 10:20a.m.

Collected from airport by Louis Spillman, Phonogram, Bahnhofstrasse 6, Schlieren,

Tel: 415198 6945

Hotel: Nova Park, Zurich

Radio Interviews: 11a.m. to 12 noon

TV: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Press Conference: 8p.m.

Friday, July 20

Free Day in Zurich

Saturday, July 21

Depart Zurich 5:10p.m. EI 515

Arrive Dublin 7:20p.m.

Collected from airport by representative of Polydor,

49 Middle Abbey Street Dublin,

Tel: 42579

Hotel: Gresham Hotel,

Tel: Phonogram contact: John Woods, General Manager, Polydor, Dublin

Sunday, July 22

Free Day

Possible evening concert in Dublin

Monday, July 23

Press Conference (mid-day) Lunch/Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street

Live Radio appearance (early evening)

Tuesday, July 24

RTE Television Studios, Dublin

Irish television "Music Matters" 30 minute special

Live audience: Fee: £50

Six songs

Wednesday, July 25

Departure Dublin for London at 10:00a.m. EI154

Arrive London at 11:05a.m.

Hotel: Churchhill Hotel

Phonogram Contact: Don Percival/Brian Sheperd/Terry Yasson/Lisa Denton, Phonogram Ltd., Stanhope House, Stanhope Place, London.

Tel: 01 262 7788

Radio Programme: Top Gear and The Strip Show (2:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.)

3 or 4 songs Fee: £40

Thursday, July 26

Press Conference/Lunch time.

Friday, July 27

TV Show: Old Grey Whistle Test: 2 or 3 songs

Fee: £100

Saturday, July 28

Appearance at the Cambridge Folk Festival

Driven to Cambridge for arrival at 2:00p.m. as arranged by Brian Shepherd

Appearance: 3:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. approx.

Driven from Cambridge to Heathrow

Departure London 21:45 hrs KL 146

Arriving Amsterdam: 22:40 hrs Collected from airport by Wil Hoebee, Phonogram, Hilversum

Hotel: Pullitzer, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

Tel: 020-228333

Phonogram Contacts: Hans Kroeze, Phonogram,

Drentestraat 11,

Amsterdam: Phonogram Hilversum- Pim ter Linde

Sunday, July 29

Radio Programme: Muzikaal Onthaal - 12 noon to 2:00p.m. Fee: Hfl.650

Evening gig: Lido Club, Leidsekade, Amsterdam

(Fee to be discussed)

Time: 10:00p.m.

Monday, July 30

Radio Interviews: Radio Veronica and Radio Nordsee plus Press Interviews

Radio Interviews- 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Drinks from 4:30p.m. onwards

Jonge Graaf van Buuren, Hilversum

(attended by Press, Radio and Television representatives)

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