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Baker began singing in Chicago clubs such as the Club DeLisa around 1946, often billed as Little Miss Sharecropper, and first recorded under that name in 1949. She changed her name briefly to Bea Baker when recording for Okeh Records in 1951 and then was billed as LaVern Baker when she sang with Todd Rhodes and his band in 1952.

1954

The Biggest Rhythm And Blues Show with Roy Hamilton, the Drifters, Faye Adams, Lavern Baker, the Spaniels, the Counts, Big Maybelle, and the orchestras of Erskine Hawkins and Rusty Bryant

August 6, 1954 Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH August 7, 1954 Dayton Speedway, Dayton, OH August 8, 1954 Flint, MI August 9, 1954 Detroit, MI August 10, 1954 Gary, IN August 11, 1954 Cincinnati, OH August 12, 1954 Lyric Theater, Indianapolis, IN August 13, 1954 Chicago, IL August 14, 1954 St. Louis, MO August 15, 1954 Kansas City, MO August 16, 1954 Tulsa, OK August 17, 1954 Oklahoma City, OK August 18, 1954 Dallas, TX August 19, 1954 Fort Worth, TX August 20, 1954 Corpus Christi, TX August 21, 1954 San Antonio, TX August 22, 1954 Houston, TX August 23, 1954 New Orleans, LA August 24, 1954 Mobile, AL August 25, 1954 Montgomery, AL August 26, 1954 Atlanta, GA August 27, 1954 Nashville, TN August 28, 1954 Memphis, TN August 29, 1954 Birmingham, AL August 30, 1954 Chattanooga, TN August 31, 1954 Augusta, GA September 1, 1954 Charleston, SC September 2, 1954 Columbia, SC September 3, 1954 Greenville, SC September 4, 1954 Norfolk, VA September 5, 1954 Washington, DC September 6, 1954 Raleigh, NC September 7, 1954 Charlotte, NC September 8, 1954 Spartenburg, SC September 9, 1954 Richmond, VA September 10, 1954 Philadelphia, PA September 11, 1954 Newark, NJ September 12, 1954 Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, NY

1955

November 23-29, 1955 Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, NY (supporting Johnnie Ray & Bill Haley & The Comets, with Art Mooney and his Orchestra & The Four Step Brothers)

1956

The Biggest Rock 'N' Roll Show of 1956

Talent: Bill Haley & Comets, Platters, Bo Diddley, Drifters, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Big Joe Turner, Red Prysock, Shirley & Lee, Roy Hamilton, Five Keys, The Turbans, Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

April 20, 1956 Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA

April 21, 1956 Warner Theatre, Atlantic City, NJ

April 22, 1956 Mosque, Richmond, VA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00)

April 23, 1956 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, VA (2 shows)

April 24, 1956 Catholic Youth Center, Scranton, PA (Bill Haley was punched in the eye as he left the stage)

April 25, 1956 Arena, Philadelphia, PA (2 shows)

April 26, 1956 County Center, White Plains, NY (An unruly crowd tonight as 5,000 people are turned away and those that make it in will not stay in their seats. An estimated 6,000 are in attendance. Haley is again assaulted as he leaves the stage)

April 27, 1956 Mosque Theater, Newark, NJ

April 28, 1956 Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

April 29, 1956 The Forum, Montreal, QC (2 shows)

April 30, 1956 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

May 1, 1956 Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY (2 shows)

May 2, 1956 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY

May 3, 1956 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (2 shows 7.30 & 10.30)

May 4, 1956 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH (2 shows)

May 5, 1956 Memorial Auditorium, Canton, OH (2 shows)

May 6, 1956 Olympia Arena, Detroit, MI (2 shows 2.30 & 8.30)

May 7, 1956 University Fieldhouse, Dayton, OH

May 8, 1956 Arena, Cleveland, OH

May 9, 1956 Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

May 10, 1956 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN (2 shows)

May 11, 1956 International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

May 12, 1956 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (2 shows 8.00 & 11.00)

May 13, 1956 Music Hall, Kansas City, MO

May 14, 1956 Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE

May 15, 1956 Coliseum, Denver, CO

May 16, 1956 Sportatorium, Dallas, TX

May 17, 1956 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX

May 18, 1956 Civic Auditorium, Houston, TX

May 19, 1956 Loyola Field House, Loyola University, Baton Rouge, LA

May 20, 1956 Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL (The package arrived to find pickets outside the auditorium as the White Citizen's Council had urged whites to stay away from the show. A modest 5,000 ignore the pickets and attend the show, roughly half the crowd Haley drew last time he was in town)

May 21, 1956 Chattanooga, TN

May 22, 1956 Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC (Two shows are scheduled, however only the first show takes place, the second show is cancelled when a bomb is found in the hall)

May 23, 1956 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC

May 24, 1956 Ponce De Leon Stadium, Atlanta, GA

May 25, 1956 Baseball Park, Jacksonville, FL

May 26, 1956 Ft. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL

May 27, 1956 Dinner Key Auditorium, Miami Beach, FL

May 28, 1956 Sports Arena, Savannah, GA (Two shows are scheduled, however, blacks refuse to attend the second show and it is cancelled)

May 29, 1956 Charlotte, NC

May 30, 1956 Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

May 31, 1956 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC (2 shows)

June 1, 1956 The Mosque, Richmond, VA

June 2, 1956 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, VA (2 shows)

June 3, 1956 National Guard Armory, Washington DC (2 shows)

June 4, 1956 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (2 shows)

June 5, 1956 Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV (2 shows 8.00 & 10.30)

1957

Bill Haley and The Comets, The Platters, LaVern Baker, Big Joe Turner, Freddie Bell and the Bell Boys Australian Tour 1957

January 8, 1957 Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle, AUS (2 shows)

January 9-10, 1957 Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, AUS (2 shows each night)

January 11-12, 1957 Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, AUS (2 shows on the 11th, 3 on the 12th)

January 14-16, 1957 West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, AUS (2 shows each night)

January 17-19, 1957 Sydney Stadium, Sydney, AUS (2 shows on the 17th & 18th, 3 on the 19th)

January 21-23, 1957 West Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne, AUS (2 shows each night)

January 24-26, 1957 Sydney Stadium, Sydney, AUS (2 shows on the 24th & 25th, 3 on the 26th)

Biggest Show Of Stars 1957

Talent: Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Lavern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, Five Keys, Ann Cole, Moonglows, Five Satins, Charlie Brown, Eddie Cooley & Dimples, Schoolboys, Paul Williams Orchestra

February 15, 1957 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (2 shows 7.30 & 10.30)

February 16, 1957 Olympia, Detroit, MI

February 17, 1957 Youngstown, OH (Private Function)

February 18, 1957 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

February 19, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY

February 21, 1957 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN (2 shows 7.15 & 9.45)

February 22, 1957 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY

February 23, 1957 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

February 24, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, KS (2 shows 3.30 & 8.00)

February 25, 1957 Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, NE

February 26, 1957 Denver, CO (Private Function)

February 27, 1957 State Coliseum, Salt Lake City, UT (2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

February 28, 1957 Butte, MT (Private Function)

March 1, 1957 Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB

March 2, 1957 Gardens, Edmonton, AB

March 3, 1957 Coliseum, Spokane, WA

March 4, 1957 CPS Field House, Tacoma, WA

March 5, 1957 Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR

March 6, 1957 Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC

March 7, 1957 Orpheum, Seattle, WA

March 8, 1957 Portland, OR

March 10, 1957 Auditorium, Oakland, CA

March 11, 1957 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA

March 13, 1957 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA

March 14, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, CA

March 17, 1957 Sports Center, Tucson, AZ (Fats is late for his performance and when he does finally show, he has laryngitis and is unable to sing. Domino's manager takes him to the hospital where doctors order him to rest)

March 18, 1957 Coliseum, El Paso, TX

March 19, 1957 Armory, Albuquerque, NM

March 22, 1957 Heart of Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX

March 23, 1957 Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX

March 24, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX

March 25, 1957 Gregory Auditorium, Austin, TX (cancelled)

March 25, 1957 Sportatorium, Dallas, TX

March 27, 1957 Little Rock, AR (Fats Domino leaves the tour and flies home, still sick. He promises to return the next night)

March 28, 1957 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN (2 segregated shows with whites in the afternoon and blacks in the evening. Fats Domino fails to show, claiming to still be sick)

March 29, 1957 Loyola Field House, Loyola University, Baton Rouge, LA )Fats Domino shows up tonight, but still complains that he isn't feeling well. Howard Lewis, the promoter of the shows in the South decides to scare Fats with a gun but it backfires when Domino disappears again)

March 30, 1957 Mobile, AL (Fats Domino is again absent and Allan Bloom takes a plane to New Orleans and stakes out Domino's house. Bloom corrals him going out and they head back to the airport. Unfortunately, they miss their return flight and instead fly to Atlanta)

March 31, 1957 Atlanta, GA

April 4, 1957 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

April 5, 1957 Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

April 7, 1957 The Mosque, Richmond, VA (2 shows)

April 8, 1957 Coliseum, Baltimore, MD (2 shows 8.00 & 11.00)

April 9, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV

April 10, 1957 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA

April 11, 1957 Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

April 12, 1957 Civic Auditorium, Erie, PA

April 13, 1957 Boston Garden, Boston, MA

April 14, 1957 Bushnell Auditorium, Hartford, CT (2 shows 3.30 & 8.30)

April 15, 1957 Mosque Theatre, Newark, NJ

April 16, 1957 Arena, New Haven, CT

April 18, 1957 Auditorium, Ottawa, ON

April 19, 1957 Indiana Theatre, Indianapolis, IN(2 shows 7.15 & 9.45)

April 20, 1957 Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO (2 shows 8.30 & 11.00)

April 21, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

April 22, 1957 Roberts Stadium, Evansville, IN

April 24, 1957 Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

April 27, 1957 CYC, Scranton, PA

April 28, 1957 Forum, Montreal, QC

April 29, 1957 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

April 30, 1957 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY

May 1, 1957 Youngstown, OH

May 5, 1957 Mosque, Richmond, VA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00)

Biggest Show of Stars of 1957 Fall Edition

Talent: Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly & Crickets, Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Lavern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Paul Anka, Spanials, Drifters, Johnnie and Joe, The Bobbettes, Paul Williams Orchestra

September 6, 1957 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA

September 7, 1958 The Mosque, Richmond, VA

September 8, 1957 Washington, DC (cancelled when city commissioners banned headliner Fats Domino from appearing because his behavior would lead to a riot requiring every policeman in the city)

September 8, 1957 Carr's Beach Ballroom, Annapolis, MD

September 9, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, VA

September 10, 1957 Akron Armory, Akron, OH

September 11, 1957 Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

September 12, 1957 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Columbus, OH

September 13, 1957 Sports Arena, Hershey, PA

September 14, 1957 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON (Chuck Berry comes down with the flu and is unable to perform)

September 15, 1957 Forum, Montreal, QC (2 shows)

September 16, 1957 War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY

September 17, 1957 War Memorial Audiorium, Rochester, NY

September 18, 1957 Coliseum, Baltimore, MD

September 19, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC

September 20, 1957 Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

September 21, 1957 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

September 22, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA

September 23, 1957 New Auditorium, Columbus, GA

September 24, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN (Starting today, Paul Anka, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and the Everly Brothers are dropped from the lineup for the next five shows since black performers and white performers cannot appear together in those cities)

September 25, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL

September 26, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA

September 27, 1957 Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN

September 28, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Tulsa, OK (The Everlys, Buddy Holly and the Crickets and Paul Anka return to the lineup tonight)

September 29, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK (2 shows 4.00 & 8.00)

September 30, 1957 City Auditorium, Wichita Falls, TX

October 1, 1957 New Auditorium, Dallas, TX

October 2, 1957 Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

October 3, 1957 Heart of Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX

October 4, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (2 shows 7.30 & 10.00)

October 5, 1957 Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX (2 shows 7.00 & 10.30)

October 6, 1957 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

October 7, 1957 City Coliseum, Austin, TX

October 8, 1957 City Auditorium, El Paso, TX

October 9, 1957 Civic Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM

October 10, 1957 Calalina High School Gym, Tucson, AZ

October 11, 1957 Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ

October 12, 1957 Mission Beach Ballroom, San Diego, CA

October 13, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Fresno, CA

October 15, 1957 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (Starting with today's show and running the remainder of the tour, The Bobbettes, The Spaniels and Johnnie and Joe are dropped and replaced by Eddie Cochrane, Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen. Fats Domino also choses to close the first half of the show so he can have his evenings free for partying and socializing)

October 17, 1957 Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA

October 18, 1957 Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA

October 19, 1957 Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

October 20, 1957 Civic Auditorium, Stockton, CA (matinee)

October 20, 1957 Auditorium, Oakland, CA (evening)

October 22, 1957 Paramount Theater, Portland, OR (2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

October 23, 1957 Georgia Auditorium, Vancouver, BC

October 24, 1957 Temple Theater, Tacoma, WA

October 25-26, 1957 Orpheum Theater, Seattle, WA

October 27, 1957 Coliseum, Spokane, WA

October 28, 1957 University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

October 29, 1957 Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB

October 30, 1957 Edmonton Gardens, Edmonton, AB

October 31, 1957 Exhibition Auditorium, Regina, SK

November 1, 1957 Arena Auditorium, Denver, CO (The Diamonds are added to the lineup, increasing the number of white artists to over half)

November 2, 1957 Forum, Wichita, KS (2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

November 3, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

November 4, 1957 Music Hall City Auditorium, Omaha, NE

November 5, 1957 Arena Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, KS

November 6, 1957 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO

November 7, 1957 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN (2 shows 7.30 & 9.45)

November 8, 1957 Coliseum, Ft. Wayne, IN

November 9, 1957 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Louisville, KY

November 10, 1957 Fox Theater, Detroit, MI (2 shows 2.30 & 8.30)

November 11, 1957 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH

November 12, 1957 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA

November 13, 1957 Warner Theatre, Erie, PA (2 shows 7.00 & 9.15)

November 14, 1957 RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY

November 15, 1957 Boston Gardens, Boston, MA

November 16, 1957 State Theater, Hartford, CT

November 17, 1957 Forum, Montreal, QC

November 18, 1957 Auditorium Arena, Toronto, ON

November 19, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Buffalo, NY

November 20, 1957 Arena, Philadelphia, PA

November 21, 1957 Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, NY

November 22, 1957 Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, VA

November 23, 1957 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

November 24, 1957 Mosque, Richmond, VA

December 23-31, 1957 Paramount Theatre, New York City, NY

1958

'Show of Stars for '58' with Sam Cooke, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Avalon, Lavern Baker, Jackie Wilson, The Royal Teens, George Hamilton IV, The Silhouettes, The Crescendos, Storey Sisters, The Monotones, The Playmates, Huey Smith & the Clowns, Jimmy Dell, Bobby Marchan

April 5, 1958 Norfolk, VA ('Show of Stars for '58', The tour opens after several days of rehearsals in New York City)

April 6, 1958 The Mosque, Richmond, VA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00)

April 11, 1958 Sports Arena, Hershey, PA

April 12, 1958 Philadelphia, PA (A disappointing crowd of less than 1,000 show up)

April 13, 1958 Arena, New Haven, CT ('Show of Stars for '58')

April 14, 1958 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.30 & 10.30)

April 17, 1958 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY ('Show of Stars for '58')

April 18, 1958 Auditorium, Ottawa, ON ('Show of Stars for '58'. A modest crowd of 1,500 attend tonight's show highlighting Paul Anka's return to his hometown. Five youths in leather jackets were thrown out of the show for throwing things onto the stage)

April 19, 1958 Sports Arena, Hershey, PA ('Show of Stars for '58')

April 22, 1958 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY ('Show of Stars for '58')

April 23, 1958 Warner Theatre, Erie, PA ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.00 & 9.15)

April 24, 1958 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH ('Show of Stars for '58')

April 26, 1958 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 1, 1958 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.30 & 9.45)

May 2, 1958 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 8.00 & 11.00)

May 3, 1958 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.00 & 10.00)

May 4, 1958 Auditorium, St. Paul, MN (3pm 'Show of Stars for '58')

May 4, 1958 Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN (8pm 'Show of Stars for '58')

May 5, 1958 Civic Auditorium, Lewiston, ME ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

May 8, 1958 Saskatoon Arena, Saskatoon, SK ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 10, 1958 Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB]] ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 2.30 & 8.30)

May 12, 1958 Orpheum Theater, Seattle, WA ('Show of Stars for '58', 3 shows 4.00, 7.00 & 9.30)

May 14, 1958 Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 17, 1958 Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi, TX ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 18, 1958 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 20, 1958 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK ('Show of Stars for '58')

May 24, 1958 Music Hall, Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE ('Show of Stars for '58', 2 shows 7.00 & 9.00)

May 29, 1958 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC ('Show of Stars for '58')

1959

Biggest Show of Stars of 1959 Spring Edition with Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lavern Baker, Lloyd Price, The Coasters, The Crests, Little Anthony & Imperials, Bo Diddley, The Chantrels, Wade Flemons, Bobby Hendricks, Clay Tyson

March 28, 1959 New York City, NY

March 29, 1959 The Mosque, Richmond, VA

March 30, 1959 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

March 31, 1959 Norfolk, VA

April 1, 1959 Memorial, Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

April 2, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, Greenville, NC

April 3, 1959 State Fair Arena, Raleigh, NC

April 4, 1959 Augusta, GA

April 4, 1959 Columbia Auditorium, Columbia, SC

April 5, 1959 Birmingham, AL

April 7, 1959 Sulpher Dell Ball Park, Nashville, TN

April 10, 1959 Auditorium, Little Rock, AR

April 13, 1959 Sportatorium, Dallas, TX

April 15, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX

April 16, 1959 Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, TX

April 17, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK

April 19, 1959 Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO

April 20, 1959 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN (2 shows 7.30 & 9.30)

April 21, 1959 Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

April 22, 1959 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (2 shows 7.30 & 10.30)

April 23, 1959 Memorial Auditorium, Canton, OH

April 25, 1959 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH

August 14, 1959 Roseland Ballroom, Holyoke, MA

Dick Clark's Caravan Of Stars 1959

With Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Clanton, LaVern Baker, Coasters, Drifters, Skyliners, Bobby Rydell & Phil Phillips. Arthur Dover was hired as the MC for shows where Clark did not appear

September 4-7, 1959 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI (with Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, LaVern Baker, Coasters, Freddie Cannon, Duane Eddy, Bobby Rydell, Anita Bryant, Jan and Dean, Jack Scott, Ray Sharpe, Skip & Flip, Rusty York, Santo & Johnny, Dick Carouso. A huge success as the show set another attendance record by over 15,000 over the previous record in the fair's 110-year history)

September 18, 1959 Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, MD

September 19, 1959 Boston Garden, Boston, MA (cancelled as the garden was used for a hockey game earlier in the afternoon and it was impossible to switch stages)

September 19, 1959 Scranton, PA

September 20, 1959 Forum, Montreal, QC

September 21, 1959 Maple Leaf Garden, Toronto, ON

September 22, 1959 War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY

September 23, 1959 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY

September 24, 1959 Sports Arena, Hershey, PA

September 25, 1959 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA (2 shows 7.30 & 10.30, with Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Clanton, LaVern Baker, Coasters, Drifters, Skyliners, Bobby Rydell, Phil Phillps)

September 27, 1959 The Mosque, Richmond, VA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00, with Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, Annette Funicello, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Clanton, LaVern Baker, Coasters, Drifters, Skyliners, Bobby Rydell, Phil Phillps)

September 28, 1959 Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, NC

September 29, 1959 Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC

September 30, 1959 Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

October 1, 1959 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC (2 shows 7.30 & 10.00)

October 2, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV (2 shows)

October 3, 1959 State Fairgrounds, Louisville, KY

October 4, 1959 Nashville, TN

October 5, 1959 Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH

October 6, 1959 Memorial Auditorium, Canton, OH

October 7, 1959 Lorain Arena, Lorain, OH

October 8, 1959 Veteran’s Building, Columbus, OH (2 shows)

October 9, 1959 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH

October 10, 1959 Civic Auditorium, Grand Rapids, MI

October 11, 1959 Elkhart, IL

October 13, 1959 Fort Wayne, IN

October 14, 1959 Hobart Arena, Troy, OH

October 15, 1959 Indiana Theater, Indianapolis, IN (2 shows 7.15 & 9.45)

October 16, 1959 Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO (2 shows 8.00 & 11.00)

October 17, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO (The Caravan gains its first negative notoriety when midway through the show, fights break out amongst the 12,000 plus audience and police moved in to break up the melee. In all, 49 men were arrested ranging in age from 17 to 50 for disturbing the peace and public drunkeness. Although Dick Clark was not at the show, his association with the show drew lots of press and he held a news conference in New York to defend the Caravan. He denied that the performers were responsible for what happened and said, "What happened was certainly unfortunate, but it only reflects the attitude of a few of the thousands of people there")

October 18, 1959 Forum, Wichita, KS

October 20, 1959 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX

October 21, 1959 Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

October 22, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (The cast hosted an on-stage birthday celebration for Annette Funicello. Although San Antonio had an additional 25 officers on hand, there was no trouble)

October 23, 1959 Memorial Coliseum, Fort Worth, TX

October 24, 1959 Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, OK (2 shows)

October 25, 1959 Auditorium, Wichita, KS

October 27, 1959 Auditorium Arena, Omaha, NE

October 28, 1959 Minneapolis Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN (Police Chief Milton Winslow cancelled this show in the aftermath of the KC arrests. Minneapolis had encountered four violent rock 'n roll shows in the past year. "I am certain violence will occur again," he told the Associated Press)

October 29, 1959 Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, IA

October 31, 1959 Arena, Milwaukee, WI

1960

June 9-12, 1960 Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI (2 shows on 11th)

August 26, 1960 Flame Show Bar, Detroit, MI

January 18-24, 1963 Howard Theatre, Washington DC (with Lloyd Price & Marvin Gaye)

October 16-23, 1964 Pink Poodle Lounge, Indianapolis, IN

February 11, 1966 Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN (supporting "Moms" Mabley)

After Baker and the comedian Slappy White Were divorced in 1969, Baker signed on for USO tours of Europe and the Far East. The Far East circuit ran from Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines to Thailand, Vietnam and Guam, where Baker would often perform for the wounded, putting shows together with local talent from the bases. She became seriously ill with bronchial pneumonia after a trip to Vietnam. While recovering at the U.S. naval base at Subic Bay, in the Philippines, a friend recommended that she stay on as the entertainment director at the Marine Corps Staff NCO club there. She remained there for 22 years, returning to the United States after the base was closed in 1988.

May 14, 1988 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Concert)

February 23, 1990 Terrace Theater, Washington DC (2 shows 7.00 & 9.30)

In 1990, she made her Broadway debut, replacing Ruth Brown as the star of the hit musical Black and Blue.

July 13, 1991 Théâtre Antique, Vienne, FRA (Jazz à Vienne, with The Manhattan Transfer, Jon Hendricks & Family, Maceo Parker & Roots Revisited, Mongo Santamaria, Ultramarine)

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