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1966-1971

  • Arthur Kane
  • Billy Murcia
  • Ronald Sylvain Mizrahi
  • John Anthony Genzale, Jr.
  • David Johansen

The London Fogg (a.k.a. The Fogg) In 1967 the band was formed by 4 high school students (at Pratt): Stu Feinholtz Wylder (on vocals & drums), Arthur Kane (on rhythm guitar), George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (on guitar) and Kennie Finger (on bass). They played mostly covers of English groups like the Animals, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, and American stuff by the Beau Brummels, Wilson Pickett and The Surfaris/Ventures. They played only in New York City @ The Metropole, Cafe Wha, The Bitter End, NYU, and @ local church and school dances. A second line-up had Gerard Dinces on drums and Stu only on vocals, which played @ a club in Deepdale, Queens. A third, and final line-up, added a new drummer Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan. When The Fogg folds Rick forms The Berries with Arthur, Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan and Keith Tilton. They covered the Stones and Yardbirds, but never played out much. After that band ends Rick and Arthur went, seperately, to Amsterdam in 1970, trying to get a new band together, but ended up selling hash. Rick came back and Arthur followed later, when he got deported after his visa had run out.


The Pox In 1967 a high school band was formed by Sylvain Sylvain (on guitar), Mike Turby [from The Orphans] (on bass) and Billy Murcia (on drums). They rehearse a lot, record one demo and amongst others play live (most likely in March 1968) @ the Grand Ballroom of the Diplomat Hotel, New York City in support for The Group Image, which had Barbara Garrison (in 1977 to marry Arthur Kane) as member. When The Pox fold in 1969 Sylvain and Billy start to design clothes (Sylvain came from an Egyptian tailoring family) under the banner Truth & Soul, from September 1969 till September 1971. Billy and Sylvain are at the same time working at a men's boutique, The Different Drummer, on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan across the street from a local repair of toys and dolls called the New York Doll Hospital . They also start an operation at Kensington market, London (UK), together with Billy's sisters. When returning to Queens they start a band with Johnny Thunders, practicing in the basement of the Murcia family's house. Johnny had been to London in 1969, with someone else's press card, checking out the scene.


The Reign/Johnny and the Jaywalkers While in junior high school Johnny formed a band that later evolved into a short-lived rock band The Reign which included Don Bruce (on vocals), Johnny Genzale (on guitar), George Boyd (on organ), Frank Sardelis (on bass) and John Pisapia (drums). Together they cut one track @ Associated Studios, on 7th Avenue and 48th street, in the winter of 1967, "Zippered Up Heart" . At Quintano's School for Young Professionals, Johnny played with Johnny and the Jaywalkers, under the name Johnny Volume.


The Vagabond Missionaries/The Electric Japs David Johansen began in 1965 as the lead singer in a local Staten Island high school band the Vagabond Missionaries, and later fast Eddie and the Electric Japs, doing support acts @ Cafe Wha and Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwhich village. The Electric Japs did mainly Motown covers and had Joey Carillo (from Puerto Rico) on drums.


Early Dolls Towards the end of 1970, Johnny started hanging out @ Nobodys, a club on Bleecker Street in the West Village. It was there that he met Arthur Kane and Rick Rivets. When Sylvain had to return to London (UK) to help Mercedes and Heidi Murcia with their sweaters business for Kensington market, Arthur, Rick, Billy and Johnny start rehearsing at Arthur's basement on Tenth street in July 1971.




1971

The year in which the Dolls perform their first live show.

Early Dolls Line-up #1 (New York City: July 1971):

Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

July-71

US NY,New York City-Long Island,Arthur Kane's basement on 10th street,rehearsal space


Note: Doing covers of songs like "Carol" [Chuck Berry], "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" [Bobby Troup/Chuck Berry], "Pipeline" [The Chantays], "Interstellar Overdrive" [Pink Floyd], "Little Queenie" [Chuck Berry], "Jumpin' Jack Flash" [Rolling Stones], etc..


September-71

US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Columbus Avenue,Rusty's bycycle shop - rehearsal space


Note: By now the band had moved from Artie's basement to Rusty's (a.k.a. "beanie") bike rental shop for their rehearsals. The shop doubled as a rehearsal space at night.


10-Oct-71

US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Columbus Avenue,Rusty's bicycle shop - rehearsal space


Setlist: That's Poison (a.k.a. Subway Train)/ I Am Confronted/ It's Too Late/ Oh Dot!/ I'm A Boy, I'm A Girl/ Coconut Grove/ Take Me To Your Party/ Oh Dot! (take 2)/ It's Too Late (take 2)/ We Have Been Through This Before/ Why Am I Alone?


Note: Available on the "Actress: Birth Of The New York Dolls" CD (Get Back 2000). "Actress" is often referred to as the name of the early Dolls, but was never actually used. Incidentally in 1974 there would be a real band called Actress, playing plenty of concerts at the Coventry in Queens.


1971

US NY,New York City,Arthur and Billy invite David Johansen to their rehearsals. It's quickly decided that he would take vocal (and harmonica) duties from then on.


Early Dolls Line-up #2 (New York City: December 1971):

David Johansen (vocals)/ Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ George -Rick Rivets- Fedorcik (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

24-Dec-71

US NY,New York City-Manhattan,Endicott Hotel

Christmas bash


Note: The Endicott was then a welfare hotel, located @ 101 West 81st Street,at the northwest corner of Columbus Avenue. From wikipedia:"By the early 1970s, the Endicott had become very dangerous. At the time, about 40-50% of its tenants were receiving welfare. Management tried to evict "undesirable elements" from the premises but was unsuccessful. A violent crime wave struck the building. In 1972, there was a slaying of four women in the hotel. In 1973, a 63-year old welfare recipient was found murdered and the body set afire."


The welfare workers, who had heard the band rehearsing at Rusty's cycle rent shop across the street, invited the early Dolls to play at the Christmas party they organised for the residents at the hotel. "The Dolls launched into a set consisting of covers such as Otis Redding's "Don't Mess with Cupid", "(There's Gonna Be A") Showdown" by Archie Bell & the Drells, and other R&B covers." (from Kris Needs' and Dick Porter's book "Trash! - The Complete New York Dolls").


This was to be Rick Rivets first and last ever live show with the early Dolls. Soon after he started The Brats with Kenneth -Sparky- Donovan, Keith West and David Leeds. By December 1971 Sylvain Sylvain had returned from London and took Rick's place on guitar.






1972

The year the band have their residency at the Mercer Arts Center and tour the UK.

Line-up #1 (New York City: February 1972 - November 1972):

David Johansen (vocals)/ Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ Sylvain Sylvain (guitar) & Billy Murcia (drums)

119 Chrystie street

Early 1972

US NY,New York City,Chinatown,119 Chrystie street,above a Chinese noodle shop.




Note: Location of Johnny, Syl and Billy's loft. They organise monthly 'rent' parties to pay for their rent.


xx-xxx-72

US NY,New York City,Brooklyn Heights,Man's Country


Note: Man's Country was a gay bath house located at 53 Pierrepont street, Brooklyn Heights. It was first opened in 1972. At the end of 1973 it moved to Manhattan, @ 28 West 15th Street. Man's Country never had any live musical acts at the Pierrepont location. At the W. 15th st. (10 floors) location they had a discotheque, with live music entertainers.


The band did 2 dates at a bath house. This event is often mixed up (both date and location) and is most likely to have happened at the better-known Continental Baths (in June 1972). There's no evidence they ever played the Man's Country bathhouse although the accounts below (of Syl and Arthur) refer to it.


Accounts: From "I Doll" (by Arthur Kane) pages 89-92, Chapter 14 Man's Country. Arthur's recollections set this event at the Man's Country club in Park Slope Brooklyn in the spring of 1972;


From an interview with Sylvain Sylvain in Ox fanzine Germany 2006: "One of our first proper concerts - we got an incredible $400 fee - we played in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a men's bathhouse called "Man's Country", no kidding. We played at the pool, and around us naked men with towels around the waist. Of course we were loud, and they called, we should play more quietly, and so Johnny and I switched our amplifiers off completely. Anyway, we got our $400 [that's $2,200 in today's money, ed.] and could pay our rent."


On his Facebook page Syl wrote (in 2014) that "10 August 1971 at Man's Country bathhouse in Brooklyn was the first paid Dolls show".This places the event before Man's Country even opened, and before David Johansen's and Syl's presence in the Dolls.



04-Feb-72

US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Grand Ballroom

(Dana Beal Benefit Boogie)

[with Teenage Lust, Evil, David Peel & the Lower East Side, Uncle Bucks]




Note: (Irvin) Dana Beal (born 1947) is an American social and political activist, best known for his efforts to legalize marijuana. He is a long-term activist in the Youth International Party (Yippies). He founded the Yipster Times in 1972.


From an unknown newspaper: "The Dana Beal benefit at the Hotel Diplomat was beautiful people getting together and having a good time and helping to free a brother at the same time. [...] Anyway Teenage Lust played some great rock and roll while the lead singer of Dolls just blew everyone out."


New York City 05-May-72

05-May-72

US NY,New York City,Greenwich Village,Mercer Arts Center,The Kitchen

[with The Magic Tramps and Satan the Fire Eater]




23-May-72

US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm room



29-May-72

US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm room

(An Invitation Beyond The Valley)

[with Shaker and the 3D screening of "A Barbed Wire Soul" with Jackie Curtis]


Note: Support band is Shaker , a power trio with Art Steinman (vocals, lead guitar), Gregor Laraque (bass) and Jerry Nolan (on drums).


In summer 1971 Jerry was briefly drumming for Suzy Quatro's Detroit band Cradle, as the only male member. Then he did drums for Wayne County's band Queen Elisabeth at the same time as drumming in Shaker. Jerry would replace Billy Murcia in the Dolls in December 1972. In the mid sixties, while still in high school, Art had a garage band called The Jagged Edge/The Off-Set.


June 1972

US US NY,New York City,Talent Recon Inc. studio,rehearsals.


Note: At this same place Shaker also rehearsed.



June 13, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Start of a Tuesday night residency. They will perform 14 Tuesdays between June and October, 1972)



17-Jun-72

US NY,New York City,Manhattan,The Continental Baths-Downstairs lounge

[with Jackie Curtis and Liz Torres]




Note: The Continental Baths were opened by Steve Ostrow in 1968 and located in the basement below the old Ansonia Hotel, 230 West 74th Street in upper Manhattan. Ordinarily a gay bathhouse, but Steve added live entertainment on Friday and Saturday at midnight. The main artist who performed there was Bette Midler (aka The Divine Miss M or Bathouse Betty), accompanied by Barry Manilow on piano, Luther Ricks on drums and the Harlettes as back-up singers. Her engagement started in July 1970 and ended in February 1973. Others who performed were Liz Torres, Holly Woodlawn, Manhattan Transfer, Patti LaBelle, Phoebe Snow, Cab Calloway, Melba Moore, etc.. By 1974 the live musical entertainment was scrapped as the gay audience was losing interest.


Accounts: From "Too Much Too Soon" (by Nina Antonia) page 31: "On May 29, 1972, The New York Dolls played their second date in the Palm Room of the Diplomat Hotel [...] The Dolls did their next two dates,[..] with Jackie Curtis supporting, in the steamy setting of a gay bath house in Brooklyn [Continental Baths were located in Manhattan, ed.] Arthur:"We did these very weird shows with Jackie [Curtis] at these baths. It was like there was no audience because all the guys stayed in their cubicles having sex with someone...";


From "Trash!" (by Kris Needs and Dick Porter) page 45: "On 29 May, the Dolls made a return to the Palm Room [...] Supported by Jackie [Curtis], [the New York Dolls] landed a two-night booking at one of Brooklyn's [Continental Baths were located in Manhattan, ed.] many gay bathhouses. [...] the Continental Baths was the most oppulent and well-known bathhouse in the city. [...] owner Steve Ostrow was instrumental in liberalising the city's laws on sex clubs [...].



June 20, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)

June 27, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)

June 1972

US NY,New York City,Greenwich Village,Blue Rock Studios,demo sessions. Recordings with Marty Thau: "Bad Girl", "Looking For A Kiss", "Don't Start Me Talkin'", "Don't Mess With Cupid", "Human Being", "Personality Crisis", "Pills", "Jet Boy", "Frankenstein", all of which are available on the "Lipstick Killers/Mercer Street Sessions" tape/CD (Roir 1981/1998). Re-released on "Private World - The Complete Early Studio Demos 1972-73" 2CD (Castle 2006).


June 1972

US NY,New York City,David Krebs-Steve Leber office on 65th Street. The band signs their management contract.



July 4, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)

July 11, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)


24-Jul-72

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs


25-Jul-72

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Upstairs



Note: Their performance on Tuesday the 25th @ Max's means they skipped their Tuesday engagement @ the Mercer Arts.


xx-xxx-72

US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's

[with Long John Baldry]



08-Aug-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde room




Note: Tuesday night residency @ the Oscar Wilde room. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, attends the show and recommends that the label signs them.



August 15, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)

August 22, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency. Roy Hollingsworth from UK weekly Melody Maker attends)


25-Aug-72

US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Palm Beach room

[with Ruby Rainer and the Rednecks]



August 29, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Tuesday night residency)

August 30-September 3, 1972 Max's Kansas City Upstairs, New York City, NY

September 5, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Oscar Wilde Room, New York City, NY (Final date of Tuesday night residency)


19-Sep-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey Theatre


24-Sep-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Sean O'Casey Theatre



Note: Engagement moves to the larger O'Casey Theatre and is extended to Sundays too.



26-Sep-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre




Note: Tuesday night residency @ the O'Casey Theatre. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with VP Charlie Fach attend the show, who decides not to sign them.



01-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre




Note: Residency on Sundays. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with VP Lou Simon, attend the show, who also decides not to sign them.



03-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre




Note: Tuesday night residency @ the O'Casey Theatre.



08-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre

[with The Magic Tramps + Ruby and the Rednecks]




Note: Residency on Sundays @ the O'Casey Theatre. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with A&R Robin Mc Bride, attend the show, who also decides not to sign them.



10-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre


12-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre


15-Oct-72

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,O'Casey Theatre




Note: Final dates of their MAC residency. Free admission on Thursday the 12th, an extra and final date before their UK tour. Date on Sunday the 15th is most likely cancelled.



19-Oct-72

UK Liverpool,University-The Stadium

[support for Lou Reed, with Phillip Goodhand-Tait]


Note: At the last minute, Lou Reed does not allow them to play.


20-Oct-72

UK Essex,University

[support for Lou Reed]


22-Oct-72

UK London-Dagenham,Roundhouse/Village Blues Club or

London-Chalk Farm,Roundhouse


25-Oct-72

UK London,Speakeasy club


26-Oct-72

UK Birmingham,Alhambra Rock Theatre

[support for Lou Reed, with Phillip Goodhand-Tait and The Groundhogs]



28-Oct-72

UK Leicester,University

Percy Gee Student's union building

Clockwork Disco

[support for Kevin Ayers]



October 29, 1972 Empire Pool, Wembley, ENG (The Wembley Festival Of Music, Benefit-gig in aid of the Star's Organisation For Spastics, supporting The Faces, with Pink Fairies)

November 2, 1972 Malcom's Discotheque, Hull, ENG

November 3, 1972 Lancaster University, Lancaster, ENG (with Dick Heckstall-Smith band)

November 4, 1972 Imperial College, London, ENG (supporting Status Quo, with Capability Brown)

November 4, 1972 Cambridge University, Cambridge, ENG

November 4, 1972 Mile End Sundown, London, ENG

November 7, 1972 Billy Murcia chokes to death after he had passed out from alcohol and pills at a party in London

November 9, 1972 Hardrock, Manchester, ENG (supporting Roxy Music. Cancelled due to Billy's death)

November 10, 1972 Sheffield University, Sheffield, ENG (Cancelled due to Billy's death)

Line-up #2 (New York City: December 1972 - April 1975):

  • David Johansen (vocals)
  • Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar)
  • Arthur Kane (bass)
  • Sylvain Sylvain(guitar)
  • Jerry Nolan (drums)

December ?, 1972 Charles Lane Studio, New York City, NY (Auditions for a new drummer to replace Billy. Peter Criss [later with Kiss] & Marc Bell [later with The Ramones] were amongst those applying. Jerry Nolan [Shaker] got the job)

December 19, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Sean O'Casey Theatre, New York City, NY (2 sets with The Planets. First shows with new drummer Jerry Nolan)

December 22-23, 1972 Village East Theater, New York City, NY ("New Groups Of The 70's", with Teenage Lust, Eric Emerson & Magic Tramps)

December 31, 1972 Mercer Arts Center Sean O'Casey Theatre, New York City, NY ('Endless Party 1973' New Years Eve Show, with Magic Tramps, Queen Elisabeth, Modern Lovers, Ruby and the Rednecks & others)

1973

January 4-8, 1973 Max's Kansas City (upstairs), New York City, NY

January 16, 1973 Mercer Arts Center Sean O'Casey Theatre, New York City, NY (2 sets)

January 23, 1973 Mercer Arts Center Sean O'Casey Theatre, New York City, NY (2 sets)



Start of a 12 date daily residency. Paul Nelson, A&R @ Mercury Records, together with Chicago head of publicity Mike Gormley, attend the show, who -finally- decides to sign them to Mercury. Some footage ("Human Being" and "Bad Girl"), filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD

January 30-February 10, 1973 Kenny's Castaways, New York City, NY (with (30th-4th) Jack McMahon & Bobby Kosser & (5th-10th) Christina)





11-Feb-73

US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center

Endless Valentine's Day

[with Suicide, Wayne County, Magic Tramps, Ruby and the Rednecks]

(all-night party from 10PM till dawn)



24-Feb-73

US NY,New York City,Town Hall

[support for Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band]


Note: The Dolls' appearance was vetoed by officials fearing damages to the site as well as afraid of their bisexual glitter rock image. They were replaced by amongst others Bob Seger.



25-Feb-73

Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

[with Larry Coryell, Captain Beefheart]




February 26-March 4, 1973 Kenmore Club/K-K-K-Katy's Club, Boston, MA



Note: Five day residency @ The Kenmore Club which consisted of Lucifers, Katy's (in the basement), and Yesterday's (out back). When it was renovated it became Narcissus, Celebration (in the basement) and Lipstick (out back). "K-K-K-Katy" was a popular World War I-era song written by Geoffrey O'Hara in 1917 and published in 1918.






March 7, 1973 Kenny's Castaways, New York City, NY



16-Mar-73

US NY,New York City,Diplomat Hotel,Crystal Room

St.Patrick's Eve bash

[with The Brats]



Note: This is the Brats' debut show. The Brats were formed in 1972 by early Dolls guitarist Rick Rivets.


17-Mar-73

US NY,New Paltz,State University New York/SUNY

[with Larry Coryell,Mahavishnu Orchestra]



March, 23-24, 1973 Gaslight Au Go Go, New York City, NY (2 sets 10.00 & Midnight)

April 3-8, 1973 Kenny's Castaways, New York City, NY

May 11-12, 1973 The Coventry, New York City, NY

May 25-27, 1973 The Circus, New York City, NY (2 sets each night, with Barnaby Bye)

June 29-July 1, 1973 The Coventry, New York City, NY (with (1st) Blue Suede)

July 19-22, 1973 Kenny's Castaways, New York City, NY

July 23, 1973 Cloverleaf Speedway, Cleveland, OH (postponed until July 28th and moved to Tiger Stadium in Massillon, OH)

July 27-29, 1973 The Coventry, New York City, NY (with (27th) The Brats, (28th) Luger & (29th) Malachite)

July 28, 1973 Tiger Stadium, Massillon, OH (supporting Mott The Hoople, with Dr. Hook & Rainbow. Originally scheduled at the Cloverleaf speedway on July 23rd)

August 3, 1973 Felt Forum, New York City, NY (supporting Mott The Hoople)

August 7, 1973 Alpine Arena, Wilkinsburg, PA (supporting Mott The Hoople & Blue Öyster Cult)

August 14, 1973 Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (supporting Mott The Hoople & Blue Öyster Cult. Unlikely the Dolls played as they had a show in NYC)

August 14-16, 1973 My Father's Place, Roslyn, NY

August 22-27, 1973 Max's Kansas City Upstairs, New York City, NY (2 sets each night. At the second show on the 27th, roadie Peter Jordon replaces Arthur. His girlfriend Connie Gripp had slashed his left thumb to prevent him from going on tour. He joins after all, with his left hand in a cast, but is replaced by Peter Jordon on many of the Californian shows.)

August 29-September 2, 1973, 1973 Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA (2 sets each night, supported by (29th to 31st) Mayson & (1st & 2nd) White Raven. Roadie Peter Jordan replaces Arthur Kane on bass)


xx-Aug-73

US NY,Hampton Bays,Hot Dog Beach,bar


Note: On a Saturday afternoon happy hour beach party. "[Twisted Sister] were playing a club called the Mad Hatter [in East Quogue]. A rival Hamptons club thought it would be a cool idea to bring out the Dolls as a rival band one weekend. I guess the club owner got the Dolls agent to agree to having the band playing the Happy Hour show on a very small stage catty-cornered in the bar on the beach. [..] The kids in the Hamptons did not want to hear original music [..] they were booed off the stage that afternoon [..] the kids just wanted to hear well played hit songs." (JJ French [Twisted Sister] in an email to me).



September 4, 1973

US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club

[with The Tubes and Pristine Condition]


September 5, 1973

US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club

[with The Tubes and Pristine Condition]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Babylon/ Pills/ Great Big Kiss/ Private World/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Vietnamese Baby/ Don't Start Me Talkin'/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Bad Girl/ Personality Crisis/ Trash/ Jet Boy.


September 6, 1973

US CA,San Francisco,The Matrix club

[with The Tubes]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Subway Train/ Babylon/ Great Big Kiss/ Private World/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Frankenstein/ I'm Into Something Good/ Bad Detective/ Personality Crisis/ Jet Boy.


Note: Roadie Peter Jordan replaces Arthur Kane on bass.


September 8, 1973

US CA,Los Angeles,KHJ-TV channel 9,The Real Don Steele show



Note: Arthur plays, with his arm in a cast. The cover of "Too Much Too Soon" is a photo by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck taken at this show. Their video footage is included in the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005).


September 11, 1973

US CA,Los Angeles,Burbank,NBC TV,Midnight Special

[with Mott The Hoople + War]




Note: Burt Sugarman's show. Live in the studio. Both Arthur (miming) and Peter Jordan (playing) are on stage. Recorded on the 11th and broadcast on 13-Sep-73.


September 13-16, 1973


14-Sep-73

US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall

(2 sets 8PM 11PM)


September 15, 1973

US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall

(2 sets 8PM 11PM)


September 17, 1973

US TX,Houston,Liberty Hall



Note: Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.




September 17-20, 1973

US TX,Dallas,Gertie's

[with The Werewolves]


Setlist: (one of the 4 shows) Courageous Cat Theme (*)/ Personality Crisis/ Vietnamese Baby/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Great Big Kiss/ Pills/ Frankenstein/ Lone Star Queen/ Don't Start Me Talkin'.



Note: These shows are often wrongly listed as having happened in 1974. One of the shows is available on the "Dolls Live: Dallas '74" bootleg LP (Smilin' Ears 1978), except for (*). Also released as part of the "From Here to Eternity: The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Sanctuary/Castle 2006).

Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.



September 21, 1973 Ellis Auditorium South Hall, Memphis, TN (supported by Iggy & The Stooges. A riot ensues during the Dolls' shows. The cops beat up a kid, David stops the music and is arrested. He spends the night in jail. Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass)


September 22, 1973

US MI,Detroit,Michigan Palace

[with Aerosmith]


Note: Arthur's arm is still in a cast so roadie Peter Jordan continues to replace him on bass.


September 24, 1973

US WI,Milwaukee,Teddy's


September 25, 1973

US WI,Milwaukee,Teddy's


03-Oct-73

US TN,Chattanooga,Municipal Auditorium

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]

(canceled)


04-Oct-73

US GA,Atlanta,Municipal Auditorium

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]


05-Oct-73

US FL,West Palm Beach,Auditorium

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]


Note: Joining some dates on the Mott The Hoople tour.



11-Oct-73

US IL,Chicago,Auditorium Theater

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]




Note: At Chicago (then the home of Mercury Records) Arthur attempts to play for the first time in weeks, but after the show has to put on a new cast for several more weeks.


13-Oct-73

US MO,St.Louis,Lion's Den

[support for Lynyrd Skynyrd]


14-Oct-73

US RI,Kingston,University of Rhode Island,Ram's Den


October 16, 1973 Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY (supporting Mott The Hoople, with Aerosmith)

Buffalo 17-Oct-73

17-Oct-73

US NY,Buffalo,Kleinhans Music Hall

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]



18-Oct-73

US PA,Pittsburgh,Syria Mosque

[with Mott The Hoople & Aerosmith]


19-Oct-73

US PA,Philadelphia,Shubert Theater


20-Oct-73

US MO,St Louis,American Theatre


Note: Not part of the Mott The Hoople tour.



22-Oct-73

US MN,Minneapolis,The Orpheum Theatre




Note: Not part of the Mott The Hoople tour. Cancelled due to low ticket sales. The Orpheum is a large (2600 seats) space.



26-Oct-73

US NY,New York City,Radio City Music Hall

[with Mott The Hoople]



27-Oct-73

CA ON,Toronto,Victory Burlesque Theatre

[with Rush]

(early show- 8 PM)


27-Oct-73

CA ON,Toronto,Victory Burlesque Theatre

[with Rush]

(late show- 11 PM)



28-Oct-73

US RI,Kingston,University of Rhode Island,Ram's Den


29-Oct-73

US CT,Bridgeport,Stratfield Motor Hotel,Ballroom


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Pills/ Subway Train/ Bad Girl/ Back In The USA/ Great Big Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Vietnamese Baby/ Private World/ Personality Crisis/ Jet Boy.


October 31, 1973 Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY (Howard Stein's Halloween bash)

November 3, 1973 Coliseum, Clemson, SC

November 5-9, 1973 Richard's, Atlanta, GA (with Public Foot The Roman)


xx-Nov-73

US NY,New York City,Manhattan,Baggy's rehearsal space,reheasing for upcoming UK 2 week tour.



November 14, 1973 Hollywood Palace, Baltimore, MD (with Renaud and Junction)

November 15, 1973 Farley Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

November 16, 1973 Viking Hotel Convention Center, Newport, RI

November 17, 1973 State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ (supported by Forest Green)

November 22, 1973 LWT South Bank Studios, London, ENG (UK TV "Russell Harty Plus")

November 22, 1973 Warwick University, Coventry, ENG

November 23, 1973 York University, York, ENG

November 24, 1973 Leeds University, Leeds, ENG

November 26, 1973 UK TV "Old Grey Whistle Test" performing "Jet Boy" & "Looking For A Kiss". The show was presented by Bob Harris, who labeled their music 'mock rock')

November 26-27, 1973 Biba's Boutique Rainbow Restaurant, London, ENG (Christmas Ball, with Beggars Opera & Lucas and McCullough)

November 28, 1973 Lyon, FRA

November 29, 1973 Lille, FRA

01-Dec-73

FR Paris,Radio Luxembourg from the 22 rue Bayard studio

live radio session @ 21:05


Setlist: Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ (Give Her A) Great Big Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Vietnamese Baby/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n Boots/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Jet Boy.



02-Dec-73

FR Paris,Ambassador Hotel,press conference


December 2, 1973 Olympia Théâtre, Paris, FRA (afternoon show)

December 3, 1973 Paris, FRA (FRENCH TV)

December 3, 1973 Le Bataclan, Paris, FRA (evening)



04-Dec-73

DE Bremen,ARD TV,Musikladen


Setlist: Pills, Trash, Looking For A Kiss, Bad Girl, Personality Crisis, Stranded In The Jungle.


Note: Produced by Radio Bremen and directed by Michael Leckebusch. Live in the studio. Only "Looking For A Kiss" is broadcast (on 05-Dec-73).



December 5, 1973 Salambo Theater, Hamburg, GER (A press conference, followed by a live record company show, held in a striptease club on the site of the former Star Club)

December 6, 1973 AVRO TV, Hilversum, NED (DUTCH TV "Top Pop" performing "Jet Boy")

December 7, 1973 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NED

December 8, 1973 Stadsschouwburg, Sittard, NED

December 9, 1973 Universiteit, Amsterdam, NED (concert disrupted by homophobic protestors)

December 10, 1973 Brussels, BEL (BELGIAN TV)

December 10, 1973 Alma II, Leuven, BEL (with Lee)

December 11, 1973 Théâtre 140, Brussels, BEL (with Lee)

December 14, 1973 George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC (with Babe)

December ?, 1973 New York City, NY

December 21, 1973 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

December 29, 1973 Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN (cancelled appearance, replaced by The James Gang, supporting Johnny Winter)

December 30, 1973 Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH (with Left End)

December 31, 1973 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI (Broadcast live by WABX FM)

1974

January 12, 1974 Sports Arena, Toledo, OH


15-Feb-74

US NY,New York City,Academy Of Music

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

[with Eliot Murhpy]


Setlist: Puss 'n' Boots/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Trash/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Great Big Kiss/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Personality Crisis/ Babylon/ It's Too Late/ Pills/ Human Being/ Jet Boy/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Back In The USA.




Note: Preceded by the screening of Bob Gruen's "Lipstick Killers" film. The Academy Of Music later became the Palladium.


16-Feb-74

US IN,Bloomington,-

[with Lynyrd Skynyrd]


18-Feb-74

US NJ,Passaic,Capitol Theatre


Note: Passaic show rescheduled to 09-Mar-74.



21-Feb-74

US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center

[with Eliot Murphy]

(2 shows)


22-Feb-74

US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center

[with Eliot Murphy]

(2 shows)


23-Feb-74

US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center

[with Eliot Murphy]

(2 shows)




Note: The Performance Center, was small two-room club on the third floor of The Garage in Harvard Square at 36 Boylston Street (now JFK Street). The club only lasted nine months (December 1973 through August 1974).



09-Mar-74

US NJ,Passaic,Capitol Theatre



13-Mar-74

CAN BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom



14-Mar-74

US WA,Seattle,Music Street (4:00PM)

Record store appearance



14-Mar-74

US WA,Seattle,Moore Theatre (07:30PM)

[with Ze Whiz Kidz + Fabulous Pickle Sisters]



16-Mar-74

US CA,Santa Monica,Civic Center

[with Silverhead]


Setlist: Courageous Cat/ Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Looking For A Kiss/ Great Big Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Pills/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown(*)/ Hootchie Cootchie Man(*)/ Dizzy Miss Lizzy(*)/ Back In The U.S.A.(*)/ Bad Detective(*).


Note: Preceded by the screening of Bob Gruen's "Lipstick Killers" film. (*) Available on the "Hootchie Cootchie Dolls" CD (Solid records 1998) and (except "Bad Detective") also on the "Dizzy Dolls" bootleg LP (1985).


17-Mar-74

US CA,San Diego,JJ's Club



05-Apr-74

US WY,Casper,-


06-Apr-74

US RI,Providence,Civic Center

[with Sly & The Family Stone]


Setlist: Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Babylon/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash.



14-Apr-74

US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place

[with The Miamis]


Setlist: Babylon(*)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Looking For A Kiss/ Trash/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Personality Crisis/ Bad Girl/ Pills/ Hootchie Cootchie Dolls/ It's Too Late/ Chatterbox/ Human Being.




Note: Broadcast by WBAB FM. Start of the 'Manhattan World Tour'. Released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006) and "Butterflyin'" CD/LP (Easy Action 2015), except for (*).



15-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


16-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City



17-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,Club 82

Easter Parade (midnight show)

[with The Miamis]


Setlist: Babylon/ Personality Crisis/ Lookin' For A Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss'n'Boots/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Pills..and more..



Note: First of a 5 shows "Easter Parade" tour with friends @ Club 52, The Coventry, The Bottom Line and Kenny's Castaways.


Club 82 was a famous old drag place (on 82 E. 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue & the Bowery). The club was opened in 1951 as a lesbian hangout by the Maffia boss Vito Genovese's bisexual wife, Anne. Is was also, one of the many, centers of Genovese's heroin trafficking on East Fourth street. By the 70's the club was run by two bull dykes, Tommy and Butch, who as of late 1972 turned Wednesday nights over to the live bands on the glitter rock scene. When Max's Kansas City closed for the first time (end 1974), Club 82 became the place to be. It finally faded in '75/'76 (by then Max's had re-opened), when it was invaded by the disco crowd. In 1978 it became Film Forum, followed by an all-male stripper club.


This night the Dolls perform in drag, save for Johnny Thunders, who refuses to wear a dress, and performs bare-chested. Some footage ("Chatterbox" and "Pills") of this show, filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck, is available on the "All Dolled Up" DVD (MVD 2005). With Buddy Bowser, Jerry Nolan's childhood friend, on sax.

The Miamis are Queen Elisabeth minus Wayne/Jayne County.



19-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

Easter Parade (midnight show)

[with The Miamis + Casterbridge Union]



20-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,Queens,The Coventry

Easter Parade (midnight show)

[with The Miamis]



21-Apr-74

US NY,New York City,The Bottom Line

Easter Parade [with Suzi Quatro]

(2 sets)


Setlist: (one set) It's Too Late/ Personality Crisis/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Great Big Kiss/ Looking For A Kiss/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox) /..and more..

(other set) .../ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Bad Girl/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Hoochie Coochie Man/ Trash/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Puss ‘n’ Boots/ ..and more..



21-Apr-74

US NY,Long Island,My Father's Place

(2 sets)




Note: On the same day as their Bottom Line show. Most likely this was cancelled. Village Voice ad of the 18th no longer lists the Dolls.



22-Apr-74

US NY,Manhattan,Kenny's Castaways

Easter Parade

Monday Talent showcase


Note: David Bowie, at the time recording his "Diamond Dogs" album, attends the show with his entourage.




09-May-74

US MA,Cambridge,Harvard Square,The Performance Center


Note: Cancelled and replaced by Aerosmith after Dolls' bassist Arthur Kane allegedly twisted his ankle wearing high heel boots.




17-May-74

US MI,Detroit,Michigan Palace

[with Isis]




Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


18-May-74

US MI,East Lansing-DeWitt,Northside Drive In movie theater

Outdoor festival

[with Rush, Slyhook, Liverpool,...]




Note: The Dolls replace Dr.John. Rush's first concert outside of Canada.


xx-May-74 US OH,Columbus,-


xx-May-74 US OH,Cleveland,-


Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


Dayton 24-May-74

24-May-74

US OH,Dayton,Hara Arena

[with Blue Öyster Cult]



Note: The Dolls took the stage after midnight, headlining. Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.



25-May-74

US FL,Tampa,Fairgrounds Expo Hall

Springtime Rock Jubilee

[with Leon Russel, War, Rare Earth, Quicksilver Messenger Service,Ike and Tina Tuner, Electric Light Orchestra,..]



Note: 12-hour festival which began at 10:30AM. Accounts show that the Dolls were there. They also performed in Roseville (MI) the same day 1,200 miles apart.


Detroit 25-May-74

25-May-74

US MI,Roseville,Trading Post



Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


xx-May-74 Washington DC


xx-May-74 US CT,-,-


xx-May-74 Baltimore, MD


Note: Part of a 3 months tour to promote the release of the "Too Much Too Soon" album. With Buddy Bowser on sax.


June 8, 1974 Bayfront Center Arena, St.Petersburg, FL (with Slade & 10CC)

June 10, 1974 Allan Park Civic Arena, Wayne County, MI (with Astigafa and Salem Witchcraft)

June 12, 1974 I.M.A. Auditorium, Flint, MI (supported by Kiss)

June 14, 1974 Allen Theater, Cleveland, OH (with Kiss)

June 15, 1974 Massey Hall, Toronto, ON (with Kiss)

June 16, 1974 Montreal, QC

June 17, 1974 Sunshine Inn, Asbury Park, NJ

July 1, 1974 Bacchus Rock Palace, New York City, NY (with The Stillettoes and Star Theater. The Dolls are also joined by Debbie Harry, Elda Gentile & Amanda Jones from The Stillettoes on some songs)

July 4, 1974 Chilhowee Park Amphitheater, Knoxville, TN ("Summer Jam #2", with Nazareth, Kiss)

July 6, 1974 Booth Farm, Buxton, ENG (Buxton Festival, with The Faces, Humble Pie, Chapman/Whitney, Streetwalkers, Trapeze, Badger, Greenslade, Chopper, Strider, National Flag & DJ Bob Harris)

07-Jul-74

UK London,Rock Proms

[10cc & Incredible String Band]



Note: The Dolls' dates are cancelled.



13-Jul-74

US MA,Boston,Boston Armory

[with Duke and the Drives & Ronny and the Ronettes]


Setlist: Jet Boy/ Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Pills/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Great Big Kiss/ Trash/.. and more..



16-Jul-74

US LA,Baton Rouge,Independence Hall

[with Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult]


17-Jul-74

US LA,New Orleans,The Warehouse

(cancelled)


19-Jul-74

US NC,Fayetteville,Cumberland County Memorial Arena

[with Nazareth, Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult]

(cancelled)


Note: The New Orleans show is cancelled, because the place was burned down. Also the Fayetteville show is cancelled. The band is replaced by local band Glass Moon.


xx-Jul-74

US CA While in Hollywood, the Dolls are attending the shootings for Ralph Bakshi's "Hey Good Lookin'" live/animated film. A live-action scene cut from the film featured the New York Dolls, taking place at the party before Vinny attempts to convince the Stompers to brawl the Chaplains. While Vinny and Crazy are in the bathroom, the other Stompers fight with the Dolls back and forth outside the bathroom. Many photographs of the scene were taken during filming. The film was finally finished/released in 1982.


23-Jul-74

US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater


Note: The crew/band destroyed the props for "The Rocky Horror Show" movie, which was also screening there, which resulted in the shows from the 24th till the 26th at the Roxy Theater are cancelled because of it.



24-Jul-74

US CA,Long Beach,Auditorium


Setlist: (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Trash/ Chatterbox/ Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis.



Note: Filmed for Don Kirshner's "Rock Concert" TV program. Broadcast 09-Nov-74. Don died on January 17, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida at the age of 76. Released as bonus tracks on the "Butterflyin'" CD (Easy Action 2015).


24-Jul-74

US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater

(cancelled)


25-Jul-74

US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater

(cancelled)


26-Jul-74

US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy Theater

(cancelled)


27-Jul-74

US OH,LaRue,Marion County International Raceway,Dudley Creek Rock Festival

[with Blue Öyster Cult, Aerosmith]


xx-Jul-74

US OH,Cleveland,-


17-Aug-74

US NJ,Parsippany,Joint in the Woods


19-Aug-74

US NY,New York City,Club 82

(2 shows)




Note: The second show was curtailed by the arrival of police officers who slapped writs on the club management for overcrowding.


23-Aug-74

US ND,Minot,-

[with Blue Öyster Cult, Gandolf]


24-Aug-74

US ND,Fargo,Civic Auditorium

[with Blue Öyster Cult, Gandolf]


Note: The Dolls cancelled their show in Fargo and most likely also in Minot.


25-Aug-74

US IL,Decatur,Fans Stadium

[with Electric Flag, Climax Blues Band, Aerosmith, Renaissance,..]



26-Aug-74

US NY,New York City,Club 82

(2 shows)



27-Aug-74

US MI,Detroit,Trading Post


28-Aug-74

US MI,Detroit,Trading Post


29-Aug-74

US MI,Detroit,Trading Post


Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab).



30-Aug-74

US IN,Hammond,Parthenon



31-Aug-74

US NJ,Englishtown,Raceway Park

Outdoor festival

[with Kiss, Blue Öyster Cult, Lou Reed, Black Oak Arkansas, Faces and more]



Note: 50,000 tickets were sold, but the show was canceled when the Faces postponed their tour and construction of the main stage was over budget and behind schedule.


01-Sep-74

US MN,Minneapolis/St.Paul-Falcon Heights,State Fair

Youth Expo '74 and Music Festival

(2 sets 7:30 and 9:30)


02-Sep-74

US MN,Minneapolis/St.Paul-Falcon Heights,State Fair

Youth Expo '74 and Music Festival

(2 sets 7:30 and 9:30)



Note: 11-day festival. Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab).


08-Sep-74

CA BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom


09-Sep-74

CA BC,Vancouver,Commodore Ballroom


Setlist: Hoochie Coochie Man/ Great Big Kiss/ Don't Mess With Cupid/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Babylon/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Jet Boy/ I'm A Human Being/ and more...


Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane, who stayed in NYC (in rehab). Available on the "I'm A Human Being" CD (Receiver 1998). Re-released on the "From Here To Eternity, The Live Bootleg Box Set" 3CD (Castle 2006).


13-Sep-74

US NY,New York City,Jimmy's on 52nd street

(midnight show)


14-Sep-74

US FL,St.Petersburg,-


16-Sep-74

US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field


17-Sep-74

US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field


18-Sep-74

US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field


19-Sep-74

US CO,Denver,Ebbets Field


Note: With Buddy Bowser on sax.



20-Sep-74

US KS,Kansas City,Memorial Hall

[with Blue Öyster Cult]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Somethin' Else/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Don't You Start Me Talkin'/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Trash/ Ain't Got No Home/ Teenage News/ Puss 'n' Boots.


21-Sep-74

CA ON,Guelph,University of Guelph

[support for Billy Preston]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Personality Crisis/ Somethin' Else/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Don't You Start Me Talkin'/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Trash/ Ain't Got No Home/ Teenage News/ Puss 'n' Boots.


Note: Buddy Bowser joins for some songs, on saxophone.


Montréal 27-Sep-74

27-Sep-74

CA PQ,Montréal,Palais du Commerce/The Showmart

[with Charlee]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss(+)/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?(*)(+)/ Somethin' Else(*)(+)/ Pills(*)/ Great Big Kiss(*)/ Subway Train(*)/ It's Too Late(*)/ Trash/ Bad Girl/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Stranded In The Jungle.



Note: With Peter Jordan on bass, instead of Arthur and Buddy Bowser on saxophone as of "Pills". Broadcast by CKVL 96.9 radio. (*)Available on the "Looking For A Kiss" bootleg LP (Company Records 1989) and (+) on "The Junkies" bootleg 7" (Trash records 1975/1984).


28-Sep-74

US NY,Syracuse,The Yellow Balloon

[with Zane]


Setlist: Something Else/ Looking For A Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Personality Crisis/ Puss 'n' Boots/ Trash/ Trash/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox)/ Ain't Got No Home/ It's Too Late/ Teenage News/ 32-20 Blues/ Back In The USA/ I Don't Know Baby/ Human Being.


Note: With Buddy Bowser on sax.


29-Sep-74

CA PQ,Montréal,Palais du Commerce/The Showmart


Note: Canceled.


05-Oct-74

US NJ,Hackensack,The Liberty Bell


Los Angeles 11-Oct-74

11-Oct-74

US CA,Los Angeles,Hollywood Palladium

Hollywood Street Revival And Dance

[with Iggy Pop,GTO's,Flo & Eddie,Peter Ivers]



01-Nov-74

US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's


02-Nov-74

US NJ,Elmwood Park,Mr. D's




Note: Peter Jordan, played bass behind the stage while Arthur Kane, who was unable to actually play, would stand there propped up against the amps.


xx-xx-74

US MA,Ashland,The Cricket Lounge

[with Reddy Teddy]



13-Dec-74

US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall

[with Live Jive]


14-Dec-74

US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall

[with Live Jive]


15-Dec-74

US MA,Westborough,The Fox Music Hall

(matinee show and evening show)

[with Live Jive]



24-Dec-74

US OH,Cleveland,The Piccadilly Inn


Note: Christmas Eve. During a break David dressed as Santa and gave out gifts to the audience.


27-Dec-74

US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant

(2 sets)


Setlist: (1st set) Personality Crisis/ Something Else/ Lookin' For A Kiss/ (Give Her A) Great Big Kiss/ Who Are The Mystery Girls?/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Milkman (a.k.a. Chatterbox).


Setlist: (2nd set) Courageous Cat Theme/ Human Being/ Back In The USA/ Babylon/ Puss'n'Boots/ Something Else/ Don't Start Me Talkin'.


Note: Could have happened on the 21st.


28-Dec-74

US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant

(2 sets)



31-Dec-74

US NY,Uniondale,Nassau Coliseum

[support for Chuck Berry & Little Richard]


Note: All shows cancelled.





1975

The year in which Malcom McLaren becomes involved (as 'manager') and the original band soon after breaks up.

New York City 17-Jan-75

17-Jan-75

US NY,New York City,Queens,Coventry

[with Age, Sniper, The Dictators]



18-Jan-75

US NY,New York City,Queens,Coventry

[with Age, Sniper, The Dictators]



19-Feb-75

US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place


20-Feb-75

US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place


21-Feb-75

US NY,Long Island,Roslyn,My Father's Place


March 7-9, 1975 Little Hippodrome, New York City, NY


28-Feb-75

US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (12 PM)

[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]


01-Mar-75

US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (9 PM and 12 PM)

[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]


02-Mar-75

US NY,New York City,Little Hippodrome (5 PM)

[with Steve Lyons Eyeshow]

Setlist: (02-Mar-75) Red Patent Leather/ On Fire/ Something Else/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Girls/ Ain't Got No Home/ Dizzy Miss Lizzy/ Down Down Downtown/ Pirate Love/ Pills/ Teenage News/ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Stranded In The Jungle.


March 7-9, 1975 Little Hippodrome, New York City, NY (supported by Television and Pure Hell. With DJ Wayne County. Peter Jordon replaced Arthur Kane on bass ('cos Arthur had started drinking again) on the 8th, and Spider from Pure hell replaced Jerry Nolan (who's in a Rehab Center) on drums on the 9th. One month later, Richard Hell would leave Television and join Johnny and Jerry to form The Heartbreakers)


xx-Mar-75

US NJ,Hackensack,New Bell discotheque

(2 sets)


Note: Former Liberty Bell on Route 4.


"I saw the Dolls at their next to last [assumingly in the NY area, ed.] performance at the New Bell, a dive on Route 4 in Jersey. This had been over the fortieth occasion I had trekked out for them. Backstage, they were visibly cranky and upset. In less than two years they had gone from a sold out Felt Forum playing with Mott The Hoople to playing before fifty disco fans at a bar. They wanted to leave rather than do a second set. Arthur was fresh out of a Alcoholic Rehab Center. Drummer Jerry Nolan, replacement for Billy Murcia who died of pills and booze, was currently in a Rehab Center. Syl Sylvain, David Johansen and Johnny Thunder (sic) were all hanging on. But that was it." Paul (Ziggy) Goldberg from "The Gauntlet" [Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey] Tuesday, May 13, 1975.


xx-Mar-75

US SC,Columbia,Dundee's/Copper Door (on Rosewood Drive)



31-Mar-75

US FL,Palm Beach County-Briny Breezes,Dante's Den




Note: Malcom McLaren takes the band on a tour of Florida. Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Reuben D. Ferguson [a.k.a. Arkrat], who did the sound at the club, recollects: "...and the New York Dolls were totally disgusting individuals. I watched one of them peel the wrapper off of a stick of butter and eat it like a banana! Gross!"


xx-Apr-75

US FL,Tampa,-

(week residency)


Note: Some dates where possibly in support for Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan.



xx-Apr-75

US FL,Fort Lauderdale-Dania Beach,Flying Machine restaurant



xx-Apr-75

US FL,Tampa-Crystal Springs, Jerry Nolan's mother's trailer. An argument between David, and Johnny and Jerry ensues. Johnny and Jerry quit the band and return to New York.


Line-up #3 (Florida/New York City: April 1975):

David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Arthur Kane (bass)/ Blackie 'Lawless' Goozeman (guitar) and a drummer (drums)

xx-Apr-75

US FL,-

(3 more dates)


Note: Peter Jordon replaces Arthur Kane on bass. Blackie 'Lawless' Goozeman [a.k.a. Steven Duren] replaces Johnny on guitar and a drummer [Tony Machine?] replaces Jerry. Blackie and Arthur would, in 1976, form Killer Kane in Los Angeles.



05-Apr-75

US NY,New York City,Academy Of Music



Note: Unlikely to be a NYD show, or perhaps cancelled.


11-Apr-75

US New York City. Johnny Thunders calls Richard Hell, who left Television 3 days earlier, and asks him to form a band with him and Jerry Nolan. The Heartbreakers are born.


25-Apr-75

The orginal New York Dolls officially disband.



30-Apr-75

US NY,New York City,Club 82

[support for Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys, with The Demons]




Note: First Heartbreakers gig! Line-up till June 9, 1975: Richard Hell (vocals/bass), Johnny Thunders (vocals/guitar) & Jerry Nolan (drums).


11-May-75

US NY,New York City,Beacon Theatre


Note: Cancelled.


Line-up 'Japan' New York Dolls (New York City: August/December 1975):

David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Peter Jordan (bass)/ Chris Robenson (keyboards) and Tony Machine (drums)

03-Aug-75

JP Sapporo,Makoma Kyogijo Ice Arena

[support for Jeff Beck]


05-Aug-75

JP Nagoya,World Rock festival

[support for Jeff Beck]


06-Aug-75

JP Kyoto,World Rock festival

[support for Jeff Beck]


07-Aug-75

JP Tokyo,Kohrahuen Hall

[support for Jeff Beck]


Setlist: Looking For A Kiss/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Puss 'N Boots/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Pills/ Funky But Chic/ Flip Flop Fly/ Frankenstein/ Teenage News.


Note: The Kohrahuen Hall show of the 7th is available on the "Tokyo Dolls - Live" bootleg LP (Fan Club 1986). Tony Machine [a.k.a. Krasinski] was the New York Dolls' tour manager.


xx-Aug-75

JP 6 more dates


07-Oct-75

Mercury issues a press release announcing that their contract with The New York Dolls expired on the 8th of August 1975.


19-Oct-75

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


xx-xxx-75

US Manhattan, Detroit, Cleveland, Toronto (Canada), Ohio

(some shows during weekends)


New York City 31-Dec-75

31-Dec-75

US NY,New York City,Beacon Theatre




1976

The year in which David and Sylvain revive The Dolls for 30+ shows.

Line-up 'The Dolls' (New York City: March - December 1976):

David Johansen (vocals)/ Sylvain Sylvain( guitar)/ Peter Jordan (bass)/ Bobby Blaine (keyboard) and Tony Machine (drums).

11-Mar-76

US LA,New Orleans,Ballinjax Electric Bistro

[with Ultrex]


Setlist: (partly) Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Funky But Chic/ Wreckless Crazy/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ Heavy Mental Kids (a.k.a. The Kids Are Back).


12-Mar-76

US LA,New Orleans,Ballinjax Electric Bistro


Setlist: (early show) Wreckless Crazy/ Girls/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ Funky But Chic/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ It's On Fire/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Frenchette/ Lovin' Up A Storm/ Personality Crisis/ Looking for A Kiss.


Setlist: (late show) Frankenstein/ Wreckless Crazy/ Teenage News/ Frenchette/ Girls/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ Puss N Boots/ Funky But Chic/ Check It Mr. Popeye/ Heavy Mental Kids (a.k.a. The Kids Are Back)/ Cool Metro/ Flip Flop Fly.


Note: The members of Kiss were in attendance at the first show, after their own gig at the Warehouse.


New York City 21/22-May-76

21-May-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)

[with Tuff Darts]


Setlist: (early show) Wreckless Crazy/ Daddy Rolling Stone/ It's On Fire/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic/ The Kids Are Back/ She Knew She was Falling In Love/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and A Bottle of Beer)/ 777-7870/ Girls/ Teenage News/ Downtown/ Personality Crisis/ Looking for A Kiss.


Handbill: Scan of handbill courtesy of Joseph Pope @ rockymountainlow.com .


Note: Johnny Thunders guests on guitar for the last 3 songs.


New York City 21/22-May-76

22-May-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

[with Tuff Darts]


Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice. Another scan here.


New York City 30-May-76

30-May-76

US NY,New York City,Manhattan Center

(Benefit for Wayne County)


Setlist: Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) / It's On Fire/ Little Bitty Pretty One/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic.


Note: Organised by Peter Crowley, Barbara Rothwell and Leee Black Childers.

During a show at CBGB's (March 1976) Wayne County had smashed a microphone stand over Dick Manitoba's [of The Dictators] collarbone when Dick was heckling him. Dick Manitoba had to be hopitalized and sued Wayne for it. Other bands artists performing at this benefit are: Walter Lure/ Blondie/ Jerry Nolan/ Wayne County & Back Street Boys/ The Planets/ Jackie Curtis/ Dee Dee Ramone/Mick Ronson/ Mink DeVille/ Suicide/ Divine/ Johnny Thunders/ Tuff Darts/ Richard Hell/ Cherry Vanilla & her Station Island Band/ Ian Hunter/ The April Lawton Band and Holly Woodlawn. All proceeds go to the Wayne County legal defence fund.


New York City 11-Jun-76

06-Jun-76

US NY,New York City,Tomorrow Club

[with Vanessa]


Ticket: Photo of ticket.


07-Jun-76

US OH,Cleveland,Agora Ballroom


Setlist: Girls/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)/ Falling In Love/ Check Mr. Popeye/ It's on Fire/ Cool Metro/ Teenage News/ Flip Flop Fly.


Detroit 11-Jun-76

11-Jun-76

US MI,Detroit,Cobo Arena

[with J.Geils Band and L.A. Jets]



12-Jun-76

US OH,Cincinnati,Bogart's

[with Greg Kihn Band]



14-Jun-76

US MI,Ann Arbor,Second Chance

[with Hot Lucy]



New Orleans 24-Jun-76

24-Jun-76

US LA,New Orleans,Cord's Underground


25-Jun-76

US LA,New Orleans,Cord's Underground


26-Jun-76

US LA,New Orleans,Cord's Underground


Note: On the 26th of June Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith) joined the Dolls onstage for two songs. Joe on "Pills" and Joe and Steven on "Flip Flop Fly". Aerosmith were playing the following night at City Park Stadium in New Orleans.


01-Jul-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


02-Jul-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


03-Jul-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


New York City 04-Jul-76

04-Jul-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City


Setlist: Cool Metro/ Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer)/ Girls/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Check It Mr. Popeye/ It's On Fire- Daddy Rolling Stone/ Stranded In The Jungle/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Teenage News/ Pills/ Boys High Mambo/ Personality Crisis.




Note: Mick Ronson guests on guitar for the last 4 tracks.



12/16-Jul-76

CA ON,Toronto,The Queensbury Arms

(week long residency)




Note: Dates are most likely. Scan courtesy of Robert Sikora.



17-Jul-76

CA ON,Bala,The KEE to Bala


Photo: Credit Robert Sikora. Used with kind permission.


xx-Sep-76

US NY,New York City,Manhattan Arts Center


18-Sep-76

US NY,Long Island,Longfellows



24-Sep-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)

[with Harry Toledo]


Setlist: (early show) Cool Metro/ Teenage News/ Funky But Chic/ Wreckless Crazy/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Frenchette/ 777-7870/ Bad Girl/ Girls/ Personality Crisis/ Looking For A Kiss.


Setlist: (late show) Wreckless Crazy/ Cool Metro/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)/ Look At Granny Run Run/ Funky But Chic/ Frenchette/ Check Mr. Popeye/ Girls/ Boy's High Mambo/ Teenage News.



25-Sep-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City (2 sets)

[with John Collins]


Setlist: (early show) Cool Metro/ Looking For A Kiss/ Teenage News/ Frenchette/ Funky But Chic/ Ain't Got No Home/ Gimme A Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)/ Girls/ 777-7870/ Bad Girl/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Personality Crisis.


Setlist: (late show) Cool Metro/ Looking For A Kiss/ She Knew She Was Falling In Love/ Wreckless Crazy/ Funky But Chic/ It's On Fire/ Frenchette/ Out With The Wrong Woman/ Stranded In The Jungle/ Bad Girl/ Look At Granny Run Run/ (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ Girls/ Boys High Mambo/ Check Mr. Popeye/ Teenage News.



04-Nov-76

US NY,New York City,On The Rocks

[with The Brats]


05-Nov-76

US NY,New York City,On The Rocks

[with The Brats]


06-Nov-76

US NY,New York City,On The Rocks

[with The Brats]



26-Nov-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

[with The Fast]



29-Dec-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

[with Blondie]


30-Dec-76

US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

[with Blondie]





Aftermath

3 more Dolls die

23-Apr-91

GA,New Orleans,St Peter Guest House - room 37.

Johnny Thunders dies at 38 from drug-related causes/possible leukemia.


14-Jan-92

Jerry Nolan dies at 40 from meningitis/fatal stroke.


13-Jul-04

CA,Los Angeles, Arthur Kane dies at 55 from leukemia.


Less than a month before he died, Arthur joined David and Sylvain for 2 New York Dolls reunion shows @ the London Royal Festival Hall on 16 and 18 June 2004. The event was organised by one of their early fans, (Steven) Morrissey. The band released 3 albums since: "One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This" (2006), "Cause I Sez So" (2009) and "Dancing Backward in High Heels" (2011).

The New York Dolls most recent show was @ The Bowery Electric, New York City (US) on December 31, 2012.

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