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
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
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,
Hotel: Gresham Hotel,
Tel: Phonogram contact: John Woods, General Manager, Polydor, Dublin
Sunday, July 22
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
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
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
Phonogram Contacts: Hans Kroeze, Phonogram,
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)
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)