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1966

Soft Machine

  • Daevid Allen
  • Kevin Ayers
  • Larry Nowlin
  • Mike Ratledge
  • Robert Wyatt

August ?, 1966 Midsummer Revels, Coombe Springs, ENG (Soft Machine's first concert)

September 11, 1966 Star Club, Hamburg, GER (booked for three nights by their manager, Henri Henriod, but they only lasted one show, and three songs)

September ?, 1966 Spontaneous Underground, Marquee Theater, London, ENG

Soft Machine

  • Daevid Allen
  • Kevin Ayers
  • Mike Ratledge
  • Robert Wyatt

September 30, 1966 London Free School, All Saints Church Hall, London, ENG (opening for The Pink Floyd)

October 15, 1966 Roundhouse, London, ENG (International Times Launch Party "All Night Rave")

October 27, 1966 Tiles Club, London, ENG

November 2, 1966 De Lane Lea Studios, London, ENG (Jimi Hendrix Experience recording session for the song, Stone Free, with Kevin Ayers & Robert Wyatt)

December 10, 1966 The Zebra Club, London, ENG

December 17, 1966 The Zebra Club, London, ENG

December 23, 1966 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (UFO Presents Night Tripper, with Pink Floyd)

December 24, 1966 The Zebra Club, London, ENG

December 30, 1966 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (UFO Presents Night Tripper, with Pink Floyd)

December 31, 1966 The Zebra Club, London, ENG (A New Year's Eve All-Night Dance)

1967

January 7, 1967 The Zebra Club, London, ENG

January 14, 1967 The Zebra Club, London, ENG

January 28, 1967 The Roundhouse, London, ENG (with Tonics, New Vaudeville Band, and The Electric Poets with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smythe and Robert Wyatt)

February 3, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG

February 4, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG

February 5, 1967 Olympic Sound Studios, London, ENG (recording session)

February 17, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (Love Festival)

February ?, 1967 London, ENG (UK Radio "Top Gear" featured their first single) February ?, 1967 UK Radio Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Daevid Allen & Kevin Ayers interviewed by Barry Brown February ?, 1967 London radio Allen, Robert Wyatt & Kevin Ayers interviewed on London radio

February 18, 1967 Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, ENG February 22, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG (afternoon press reception for the release of Love Makes Sweet Music) February 22, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG (supporting Jimi Kendrix Experience)

March 1, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG March 3, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (supported by Pink Floyd) March 5, 1967 Padworth Hall, Padworth, ENG March 8, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG March 9, 1967 Polydor Studios, London, ENG (recording session) March 15, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG March 17, 1967 UFO Club, London, ENG March 22, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG March 24, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG March 29, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG

April 5, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG April 7, 1967 UFO Club, London, ENG April 12, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG April 13, 1967 The Electric Garden, London, ENG April 15, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG April 19, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG April 22, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG (supported by Sam Gopal Indian Group & The Creation) April 26, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG April 29, 1967 Alexandra Palace, London, ENG (14 Hour Techncolour Dream) April ?, 1967 College of Technology, Leicester, ENG

May 3, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG May 5, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (supported by Arthur Brown) May 6, 1967 Canterbury Technical College, Canterbury, ENG (Target '67, Rag Ball) May 10, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG May 14, 1967 Theatre Royal, Stratford East, ENG May 17, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG May 21, 1967 Theatre Royal, Stratford East, ENG May 24, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG May 28, 1967 Theatre Royal, Stratford East, ENG May 31, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG

June 1, 1967 Happening 44, London, ENG

June 2, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (supporting Pink Floyd, with The Tale Of Ollin Dance Group & Hydrogen Jukebox. Soft Machine performed a poem for John Hopkins)

June 7, 1967 Speakeasy, London, ENG

June 16, 1967 UFO, The Blarney Club, London, ENG (supporting Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)

June 22, 1967 Bradford University, Yorkshire, ENG (The 8 Hour Psycho-Chromatic Fantasy)

June 24, 1967 London School of Economics, London, ENG ('A Midsummer Night's Dream')

June 25, 1967 Pop and Poetry, Albany Institute, Deptford, ENG

June ?, 1967 Underground Parking Garage, Avenue Foch, Paris, France

July 1-5, 1967 Beer Festival, Discotheque Interplay, Sur la Plage de Saint-Aygulf Beach, FRA

July 11, 1969 Classic Theatre, London, ENG (supported by Blodwyn Pig, Aardvark & Good Earth)

July 14, 1969 Town Square, St. Tropez, FRA

Also in July, Soft Machine performed at parties for Barclay Records and Caroll Baker, both in France.


1967 August ? - Festival of Free Theatre, Cogolin, France (for two weeks they were the opening act for a Picasso play called, Desire Caught by the Tail) ? - Cafe Des Arts, St. Tropez, France ? - Voom Voom Club, St. Tropez, France 13 - L'Epi-Plage, St. Tropez, France 16 - Soft Machine return to England (Soft Machine were scheduled to depart San Tropez for Amsterdam to be part of the first Dutch Be-In, but the Dutch bookings were put on hold and they returned to England instead)

The British customs at Dover, England refused Daevid Allen re-entry into England because he had been working illegally in England without a work permit. Soft Machine were forced to become a trio.

Soft Machine (Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt) 26 - The Speakeasy, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

August 27, 1967 Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, ENG

September 1, 1967 Barrie Hall, Edinburgh, SCOT (Edinburgh Festival. Lullaby for Catatonics, with dancer Graziella Martinez)

September 2, 1967 UFO, Roundhouse, London, ENG (supporting Pink Floyd, The Move, with Denny Laine)

September 2, 1967 Traverse Theater, Edinburgh, SCOT

September 4-6, 1967 Churchill Theater, Edinburgh, SCOT (music for the Traverse Theatre Club's "Ubu in Chains")

September 15, 1967 UFO, Roundhouse, London, ENG

September 16, 1967 Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, ENG

September 22, 1967 - Vitus Studios, Bussum, NED (Dutch TV "Hoepla" performing "I Should've Known" & "We Know What You Mean". Broadcast October 9, 1967)

September 23-24, 1967 The Birds Club, Amsterdam, NED

October ?-?, 1967 Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France (Biennale des Jeunes Artistes with dancer Graziella Martinez) October ?, 1967 ORTF Studios, Paris, FRA (Dim, Dam, Dum TV Show) October 6-7, 1967 Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Paris, FRA (Ste-Genevieve sur le Tobogan with dancer Graziella Martinez) October 12, 1967 Birdcage, Harlow, ENG

October 13, 1967 UFO, Roundhouse, London, ENG (CANCELLED. Supported by Fairport Convention) October 13, 1967 Middle Earth Covent Garden, London, ENG October 14-15, 1967 Friar's Hall, London, ENG October 20, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG October 22, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG October 26-27, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG October 29, 1967 Roundhouse, London, ENG

November 10, 1967 Middle Earth Covent Garden, London, ENG (Hugh Hopper's first show as a roadie) November 12, 1967 Ahoy, Rotterdam, NED (Hippy-Happy Festival) November ?, 1967 Golf-Drouot, Paris, FRA November 17, 1967 L'Fenetre Rose, Palais des Sports, Paris, FRA (filmed for French TV - portion broadcast on Bouton Rouge TV Show, December 9, 1967) November 18, 1967 L'Fenetre Rose, Palais des Sports, Paris, FRA (filmed for French TV - portion broadcast on Bouton Rouge TV Show, December 9, 1967) November 24, 1967 Frenford Youth Club, Baths Hall, Ilford, ENG

December 5, 1967 Aeolian Hall Studio 2, London, ENG (UK Radio "Top Gear" performing "Clarence In Wonderland", "We Know What You Mean", "Hope for Happiness", "A Certain Kind" & "Strangest Scene". Broadcast December 17, 1967)

December 8, 1967 City University, London, ENG (supported by Robert Hirst and the Big Taste & Hamilton and the Movement)

December 10, 1967 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, NED December ?, 1967 Olympia, Paris, FRA December ?, 1967 ORTF Studios, Paris, FRA (recording session for Francois Bayle "The Acoustical Experience")

December 16, 1967 Middle Earth Covent Garden, London, ENG

December 22, 1967 Christmas on Earth Continued, Grand and National Halls, Olympia, London, England

1968

January 12, 1968 Drury Lane Arts Lab, London, ENG

January 13, 1968 Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, ENG (supported by Crystal Ship, Herbal Mixture, Exploding Spectrum)

January ?, 1968 Middlesborough, ENG

February 1, 1968 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (2 shows) February 2-4, 1968 Winterland, San Francisco, CA (2 shows on 2nd. 3rd & 4th cancelled due to disagreement between Robert Wyatt and Bill Graham)

February 5, 1968 Sun Devils Gym, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 6, 1968 V.I.P. Club, Tucson, AZ (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 8, 1968 Sacramento State College Gym, Sacramento, CA (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 9, 1968 Convention Center, Anaheim, CA (2 shows supporting Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon & the Animals & Eire Apparent) February 10, 1968 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (supporting Jimi Hendrix, Blue Cheer & Electric Flag) February 11, 1968 Robertson Gym, Santa Barbara, CA (supporting Jimi Hendrix & East Side Kids) February 12, 1968 Center Arena, Seattle, WA (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 13, 1968 Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 14, 1968 Regis College Field House, Denver, CO (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 15, 1968 Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 16, 1968 State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, TX (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 17, 1968 Will Rogers Auditorium, Ft. Worth, TX (supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 18, 1968 Music Hall, Houston, TX (2 shows supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 21-22, 1968 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA (supporting Jimi Hendrix & Woody's Truck Stop. Soft Machine cancelled on 21st due to the late arrival their organ. 2 shows on 22nd)

February 23, 1968 Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI (supporting Jimi Hendrix, with MC5) February 24, 1968 CNE Coliseum Arena, Toronto, ON (supporting Jimi Hendrix, with The Paupers) February 25, 1968 Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 27, 1968 The Factory, Madison, WI (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) February 28-29, 1968 The Scene, Milwaukee, WI (2 shows each night, supporting Jimi Hendrix)

March 2, 1968 Hunter College, New York City, NY (supporting Jimi Hendrix & John Hammond Jr.) March 3, 1968 Vets Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 4-6, 1968 The Scene, New York City, NY March 9, 1968 Campus Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 10, 1968 International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC(2 shows 3.00 & 8.00, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 11, 1968 The Scene, New York City, NY March 14, 1968 The Scene, New York City, NY (concert & press reception) March 15, 1968 Attwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester, MA (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 16, 1968 Lewiston Armory, Lewiston, ME (supporting Jimi Hendrix March 19, 1968 Capital Theater, Ottawo, ON (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 21, 1968 War Memorial, Rochester, NY (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 22, 1968 Bushnell Mermorial Hall, Hartford, CT (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 23, 1968 Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 24, 1968 IMA Auditorium, Flint, MI (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 25, 1968 Otto's Grotto, Cleveland, OH (jam with Good earth) March 26, 1968 Public Music Hall, Cleveland, OH (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 27, 1968 Teen America Building, Lion's Delaware County Fairgrounds, Muncie, IN (supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 28, 1968 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 29, 1968 Illinois University Hall, Chicago, IL (No show, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 30, 1968 Toledo University Field House, Toledo, OH (2 shows, supporting Jimi Hendrix) March 31, 1968 Philadelphia Arena, Pennsylvania, PA (supporting Jimi Hendrix)

April 2, 1968 Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, QC April 5, 1968 Symphony Hall, Newark, NJ April 6, 1968 Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY April 13, 1968 Middle Earth, Covent Garden, London, ENG (cancelled, they were in the U.S. at the time) April 19, 1968 The Armory, Troy, NY April ??, 1968 Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY (Jazz Series)

1968 May 4 - Andy Summers flat, West Kensington, England (jam session with Andy Summers, Brian Hopper, Hugh Hopper, and Robert Wyatt)

17 - [IT publishes an article about Soft Machine. Robert Wyatt says that the group will be concentrating on work in America during the summer. Andy Summers has joined the group and they are busy rehearsing. They apologize to their British fans for cancelling recent British gigs.]

May 7, 1968 Piper Club, Rome, ITY (CANCELLED. Primo Festival Internazionale In Europa Di Musica Pop. Concert was moved from Palazzo Dello Sport due to poor ticket sales, but Soft Machine cancelled)


Soft Machine (Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Andy Summers, Robert Wyatt)

June 12, 1968 May Ball, King's College, Cambridge, ENG

June 14-15, 1968 Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI (supported by (14th) Wilson Mower Pursuit, Oaesse, (15th) The Pack, The Up)

July 9, 1968 New York City, NY

July 30, 1968  Independence Hall, Lakeshore Auditorium, Baton Rouge, LA (2 shows 7.00 & 10.00, supporting Jimi Hendrix)

1968 August 2 - Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas 3 - Moody Coliseum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 4 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas 10 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois (two shows) 11 - Col Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa [Lullabye Letter, Priscilla, Everything I Have Known, We Did It Again, Plus Belle Qu'un Poubelle, Why Are We Sleeping, Joy of a Toy, Hope for Happiness, Clarence in Wonderland, You Don't Remember, 10:30 Returns to Bedroom]

August 16, 1968 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (supporting Jimi Hendrix)

Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia poster Soft Machine-August 17, 1968 17 - Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia (two shows) 20 - The Mosque, Richmond, Virginia (two shows) 21 - The Dome, Virginia Beach, Virginia (two shows)

Soft Machine (Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt)

New York Rock Festival poster Soft Machine-August 23, 1968 23 - The New York Rock Festival, Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York 25 - Carousel Theater, Framingham, Massachusetts (two shows) 26 - Kennedy Stadium, Bridgeport, Connecticut 30 - Lagoon Opera House, Salt Lake City, Utah

1968 September 1 - Red Rocks Park, Denver, Colorado

Balboa Stadium flyer Soft Machine-September 3, 1968 3 - Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California

Phoenix Memorial Coliseum flyer Soft Machine-September 4, 1968 4 - Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona

Swing Auditorium flyer Soft Machine-September 5, 1968 5 - Swing Auditorium, San Bernadino, California


September 6, 1968 Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA (supporting Jimi Hendrix & Vanilla Fudge, with Eire Apparent)

September 7, 1968 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC (supporting Jimi Hendrix & Vanilla Fudge, with Eire Apparent)

September 8, 1968 Coliseum, Spokane, WA September 9, 1968 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR September 13, 1968 Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA September 14, 1968 Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

At the end of the U.S. tour, the Soft Machine broke up and the musicians went their separate ways. Kevin Ayers went to live in Ibiza, Spain, Mike Ratledge returned to London, England, and Robert Wyatt remained in the United States and participated in recording sessions in California and New York with Eire Apparent, Eric Burdon & the Animals, and Jimi Hendrix.

October 25-27, 1968 La Cave, Cleveland, OH

1968 December

Robert Wyatt was persuaded by the record company to reform the Soft Machine to support their album. Unable to contact Kevin Ayers in Spain, Hugh Hopper was recruited as his replacement on bass.

December 21 1968 Hugh Hopper leaves Canterbury to join the Soft Machine at Robert Wyatt's house in West Dulwich, England.

1969

February

Soft Machine (Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt)

February 18, 1969 Royal Albert Hall, London, England [Pataphysical Introduction Pt. 1, A Concise British Alphabet Pt. 1 and 2, Hulloder, Dada Was Here, Thank You Pierre Lunaire, Have You Ever Been Green, Pataphysical Introduction Pt. 2, As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still, Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging, Pig, Orange Skin Food, A Door Opens and Closes, 10:30 Returns to the Bedroom]

During February and March, Soft Machine went into Olympic Studios in London, England, for recording sessions for the Soft Machine-Volume Two album.

March 1, 1969 Middle Earth at The Royalty Theatre, Ladbroke Grove, London, England

March 14, 1969 Rag Ball, Bedford College, Inner Circle, Regents Park, London, England

March 27, 1969 100 Club, London, England (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax) (Syd Barrett attended this show and, afterwards, asked the Soft Machine to participate in his recording sessions for The Madcap Laughs album)

March 29, 1969 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NED [Hulloder, Dada Was Here, Thank You Pierrot Lunaire, Have You Ever Been Green, Pataphysical Introduction, As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still, Hibou, Anemone And Bear, Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging, Pig, Orange Skin Food, A Door Opens And Closes, 10:30 Returns To Bedroom]

March 30, 1969 Fusion of Jazz & Pop, King's Theater, Southsea, England

1969 April


April 12, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG

April 13, 1969 Country Club, 210a Haverstock Hill, London, England [Moon in June, Eamonn Andrews, Mousetrap, Backwards, Mousetrap (reprise), Esther's Nose Job, Hibou, Anemone and Bear] 19 - Geneva, Switzerland 20 - Fribourg, Switzerland (filmed for TV) 25 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England (rehearsal filmed - broadcast on Forum Musiques-Special Londres, May 24, 1969) [Esther's Nose Job]

1969 May 3 - Studio 3, EMI Studios, London, England [7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.] (Syd Barrett recording session for The Madcap Laughs album - during this session, each song was overdubbed once, with the Soft Machine adding a backing track to each of the three songs.) [Love You, It's No Good Trying, Clowns and Jugglers]

May 9, 1969 Royal College Of Art, London, ENG

May 10, 1969 Earlham Park, Norwich, ENG (East Anglia Rag Barbecue)

May 18, 1969 Parliment Hill Fields, London, ENG (Camden Free Festival)

May 23, 1969 Lyceum, London, ENG ('Midnight Court', with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

May 31, 1969 Roundhouse, London, ENG ('Accord International Ball', with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

Also in May, Soft Machine recorded music to accompany the performances of Spaced. These sessions took place at St. Katherine's Dock in London.

June 1, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

June 7, 1969 Van Dike Club, Plymouth, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

June 10, 1969 Maida Vale Studio 4, London, ENG (UK Radio "Top Gear Show" performing "Facelift", "Mousetrap", "Backwards", "Mousetrap (reprise)" & "The Moon in June", with Brian Hopper on tenor sax. Broadcast June 15, 1969)

June 15, 1969 Country Club, London, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

June 17, 1969 EMI Studios 3, London, ENG (Kevin Ayers recording session for the "Joy of a Toy" album between 10am & 12pm. Eight takes of "The IT Song" were recorded and one take of "Circus". The "IT Song" would became "Song for Insane Times", and Circus became "Joy of a Toy")

June 21, 1969 Van Dike Club, Plymouth, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

June 25, 1969 Le Bataclan Theatre, Paris, FRA

June ?, 1969 Les Halles, Paris, FRA

July 8, 1969 Marquee, London, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

July 11, 1969 Classic Theatre, London, ENG (Brunel University Students' Union presents Midnight Rave No. 3 (or Summer Scream Scene!), with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

July 18, 1969 Oxford, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

July 18, 1969 Lyceum, London, ENG ('Midnight Court', with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

1969 August 6 - Regent Street Sounds Studios, London, England (Soft Machine participated in recording sessions for Hugh Hopper and Brian Hopper publishing demos) [The Big Show, Memories, She Loves to Hurt, Impotence]

9th National Jazz & Blues Festival poster Soft Machine-August 8, 1969 8 - 9th National Jazz & Blues Festival, Plumpton Racecourse, Lewes, England (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax) {loss of power during Soft Machine's performance resulted in an aborted set) [Moon in June]

August 9, 1969 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

22 - Bilzen Jazz and Pop Festival, Bilzen, Belgium 1969 September 7 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland [Moon in June, Facelift, Eamonn Andrews, Mousetrap, Backwards, Mousetrap (reprise), Esther's Nose Job, We Did It Again, Noisette, Hibou Anemone and Bear] 20 - Free Concert, Hyde Park, London, England (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

September 29, 1969 Cook's Ferry Inn, Edmonton, ENG (with Brian Hopper on tenor sax)

October 2, 1969 Marquee, London, ENG

October 5, 1969 Lyceum, London, ENG

Soft Machine:

  • Marc Charig, Elton Dean, Lyn Dobson, Nick Evans, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt)

October 28, 1969 Actuel Music Festival, Amougies, Belgium (filmed and released as the movie, Amougies Music Power)

November 8, 1969 Regent Street Polytechnic, London, ENG

November 10, 1969 Playhouse Theater, London, ENG (UK Radio "Top Gear Show" performing "Instant Pussy", "Mousetrap", "Noisette", "Backwards", "Mousetrap (reprise)" & "Esther's Nose Job". Broadcast November 29, 1969)

November 11, 1969 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

November 15, 1969 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham, ENG

November 17, 1969 Civic Hall, Dunstable, ENG

November 18, 1969 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

November 22, 1969 Alhambra Theatre, Bordeaux, FRA (Bordeaux Jazz Festival)

November 26, 1969 Liege, BEL

November 27, 1969 Theatre 140, Brussels, BEL

November 28, 1969 Europe 1 Studios, Paris, FRA (radio recording session, recording "Facelift", "Hibou", "Anemone and Bear". Broadcast on Europe 1)

November 29, 1969 Lanchester College of Technology, Coventry, ENG

December 1, 1969 Theatre National, Strasbourg, FRA December 2, 1969 Salle Poirel, Nancy, FRA December 4, 1969 Maison des Arts et Loisirs Thonon-Les-Bains, FRA December 5-6, 1969 Theatre du 8e, Lyon, FRA December 7, 1969 ORTF Studio, Paris, FRA (FRENCH TV "L'Invite du Dimanche" performing "Pigling Bland", "Facelift", "Hibou" & "Anemone and Bear". Broadcast live) December 8, 1969 Salle de la Mutualite, Paris, FRA (Before the show they were filmed miming to their music in front of a Paris railway station, which was broadcast on the evening news) December 9, 1969 Theatre de l'Est Parisien, Paris, FRA December 10, 1969 Rallye Drouot, Mulhouse, FRA December 11, 1969 Salle de l'Hotel de Ville, Sochaux, FRA December 13, 1969 Nouveau Gymnase, Marseille, FRA (2 shows) December 15, 1969 Amphitheatre Aristote, Dijon, FRA December 16, 1969 Sous Les Halles, Beaune, FRA (cancelled due to Hugh Hopper having food poisoning) December 17, 1969 Grand Theatre, Tours, FRA December 18, 1969 Maison de la Culture, Bourges, FRA December 19, 1969 Maison de la Culture, Amiens, FRA December 20, 1969 Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville, Le Havre, FRA

December 1969 Radio 3 Studios, London, ENG (The Soft Machine [Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, and Robert Wyatt] participated in a BBC Radiophonic Workshop, under the supervision of producer David Ipps. The musicians were given access to the BBC's VCS3 synthesizer and used it to write the song, Eamonn Andrews. The show, which was broadcast on January 7, 1970, and re-broadcast on July 28, 1970, was a part of Radio 3's "The Top Scene" series, and featured analysis by, and interviews with, the musicians, plus the debut performance of the song, Eamonn Andrews as well as performances of Mousetrap, Noisette, Backwards, Mousetrap (reprise), Hibou, Anemone and Bear, Facelift, Moon in June (instrumental), 12/8 Theme, Esther's Nose Job, We Did It Again)

1970

January 4, 1970 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (recorded live for use on Soft Machine Third album) January 10, 1970 University College, London, ENG January 11, 1970 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG (recorded live for use on Soft Machine Third album) January 12, 1970 Hull, ENG January 15, 1970 Eindhoven, NED January 16, 1970 Doelen, Rotterdam, NED (VPRO television recording session - broadcast February 12, 1970) January 17, 1970 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, NED January 18, 1970 De Harmonie, Groningen, NED January 20, 1970 Radio Bremen TV Studio 4, Bremen, GER (Beat Club TV recording session) January 21, 1970 Mensa am Westring, Kiel, GER January 23, 1970 Hamburg University, Hamburg, GER January 24-25, 1970 Berlin University, Berlin, GER January 28, 1970 Ghent, BEL January 30, 1970 Antwerp, BEL January 31, 1970 Turscip, Breda, BEL

February 10, 1970 BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, ENG (UK Radio "Top Gear Show". Kevin Ayers session with Soft Machine as backup band performing "Stop This Train", "Clarence in Wonderland", "Why Are We Sleeping", "The Oyster and the Flying Fish" & "Hat Song". Broadcast February 28, 1970)

February 13, 1970 University College, Swansea, WAL (without Elton Dean) February 14, 1970 London School of Economics, London, ENG (without Elton Dean, supported by Mike Westbrook Band) February 17, 1970 Marquee, London, ENG February 21-22, 1970 Theatre des Amandiers, Nanterre, FRA February 24, 1970 Theatre Municipal, Annecy, FRA February 25, 1970 Sous Les Halles, Beaune, FRA February 26-27, 1970 Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, FRA February 28, 1970 Salle Rameau, Lyon, FRA

March 2, 1970 Theatre de la Musique, Paris, FRA (concert filmed & broadcast on Pop 2, April 30, 1970, & July 23, 1970. Performing "Facelift", "Eamonn Andrews", "Backwards", "Mousetrap (reprise)", "Out-Bloody-Rageous" & "Esther's Nose Job") March 3, 1970 Theatre Municipal, Orleans, FRA March 4, 1970 Maison de la Culture, Reims, FRA March 5, 1970 MJC Maxime Gorki, Petit-Quevilly, Rouen, FRA March 10, 1970 Cinema Le Paris, Nantes, FRA March 11, 1970 Palais des Arts et de Culture, Brest, FRA March 12, 1970 Theatre Municipal, Le Mans, FRA March 13, 1970 Comedie de Caen, Caen, FRA March 14, 1970 Conciergerie, Paris, FRA March 15, 1970 Reims, FRA March 21, 1970 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG

1970 Soft Machine (Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt) April


Kolner Festival poster Soft Machine-April 4, 1970 4 - Kolner Festival, Sporthalle, Køln, West Germany 10 - IBC Recording Studios, London, England (recording sessions for Soft Machine Third album)

April 20-25, 1970 Ronnie Scott's, London, ENG

April 26, 1970 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG

1970 May 4 - Playhouse Theater, Northumberland Avenue, London, England (BBC Top Gear Show recording session - broadcast May 16, 1970) [Slightly All the Time, Out-Bloody-Rageous, Eamonn Andrews] 6 - IBC Recording Studios, London, England (recording sessions for Soft Machine Third album) 21 - Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, England (BBC In Concert recording session - broadcast May 31, 1970) [Facelift, Esther's Nose Job]

May 23, 1970 Twerton Park, Bath, ENG (Spring Music Festival, with Fleetwood Mac, Juicy Lucy, Sam Apple Pie, Matthews Southern Comfort, Quintessence, Wildmouth, Wishbone Ash, Shapes & Sizes, The Sharons, Pete Keeley & (compere) Pete Drummond. Soft Machine were replaced by Chicken Shack)

Queen Elizabeth Hall flyer Soft Machine-May 24, 1970 24 - Festival of Progressive Music, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England (two shows) (ad for show in April 25, 1970 Melody Maker, and in May 23, 1970 issue of Disc & Music Echo) 30 - [Melody Maker published an article that previewed the Soft Machine Third album]

1970 June

6 - Soft Machine Third album is released (Melody Maker published an article and interview with Mike Ratledge, and Robert Wyatt talks about the upcoming British election)

Soft Machine Third LP Released June 6, 1970 Soft Machine Third [Facelift, Slightly All The Time, Moon In June, Out-Bloody-Rageous]

U.K..summer tour ad Soft Machine-June 9-17, 1970 9 - City Hall, Sheffield, England 10 - City Hall, Leeds, England

Birmingham Town Hall flyer Soft Machine-June 11, 1970 11 - Town Hall, Birmingham, England

Manchester flyer Soft Machine-June 13, 1970 13 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England 14 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 17 - Colston Hall, Bristol, England

Holland Pop Festival 70 poster Soft Machine-June 28, 1970 28 - Holland Pop Festival 70, Kralingse Bos, Rotterdam, Holland (filmed and released as the movie, Stamping Ground, with the Soft Machine appearing only in the European version of the movie) [Esther's Nose Job] 1970 July 18 - [Disc & Music Echo reported that Soft Machine would appear on the Top Gear Show on Saturday, July, 18th, and that Soft Machine may not play any more live dates in Britain after the Albert Hall concert. The column "Me and My Music" featured Mike Ratledge talking about himself and Soft Machine.] 25 - [Disc & Music Echo ran a half-page ad for the new Soft Machine album, Third. They also informed a reader that the first Soft Machine album has been released in America, France, Germany, and Holland, but not in Britain.]

1970 August 1 - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France (festival canceled on the first day due to rioting) 5 - Festival Maudit de Biot, Le Biot, France (RTL radio broadcast)

Popanalia Festival poster Soft Machine-August 6, 1970 6 - Popanalia Festival, Nice, France (Soft Machine refused to perform when they were told they would not be paid the fee agreed to in their contract)

Revolution Club flyer Soft Machine-August 8, 1970 8 - Revolution Club, Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, Spain (broadcast on Radio Monte Carlo) 13 - Henry Wood Promenade Concert, Royal Albert Hall, London, England (live radio broadcast by BBC Radio 3, and filmed by BBC1 TV for Omnibus At The Proms - broadcast August 23, 1970) [Out-Bloody-Rageous, Facelift, Esther's Nose Job, Pig, Orange Skin Food, A Door Opens and Closes, Pigling Bland, 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom] 1970 September 5 - [Disc & Music Echo published an article titled, "Why Sir Henry Moore turned in his grave . . . or how the Land of Hope and Glory people turned on to the Soft Machine." It featured an interview with Hugh Hopper and a picture of Soft Machine.] 17 - Camden Theatre, London, England (BBC Alan Black Sounds of the Seventies recording - broadcast September 18, 1970, except Esther's Nose Job broadcast October 30, 1970) [Out-Bloody-Rageous, Slightly All the Time, Mousetrap, Esther's Nose Job] 1970 October 3 - Neuchatel, Switzerland

Ronnie Scott's ad Soft Machine-October 9-10, 1970 9 - Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, London, England 10 - Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, London, England 13 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 14 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 15 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 16 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 19 - BBC TV Studios, London, England (TV recording session for Anatomy of Pop - broadcast January 10, 1971) [Neo-Caliban Grides] 23 - Stadsschouwburg, Eindhoven, Holland 24 - Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland 25 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland [Facelift, Virtually, Out-Bloody-Rageous, Neo-Caliban Grides, Teeth, Slightly All the Time, Eamonn Andrews, Kings and Queens, Esther's Nose Job] 27 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 28 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album)

University College ad Soft Machine-October 31, 1970 31 - University College, Gower Street, London, England

1970 November

Reading University flyer Soft Machine-November 7, 1970 7 - New Union Building, Whiteknights Park, Reading University, Reading, England

Implosion at the Roundhouse ad Soft Machine-November 8, 1970 8 - Implosion, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London, England 9 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 16 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 17 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 18 - Olympic Sounds Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 4 album) 28 - [Sounds published an article about Soft Machine titled "A Fantasy Come True by Robert Wyatt"]

1970 December 15 - Maida Vale Studio 4, London, England (BBC Top Gear Show recording session - broadcast January 2, 1971) [Virtually, Fletcher's Blemish] [back to index] 1971

January


Royal Philharmonic Hall handbill Soft Machine-January 7, 1971 7 - Royal Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England

Big Apple ad Soft Machine-January 9, 1971 9 - The Big Apple, Brighton, Sussex, England

Pop at the University Soft Machine-January 14, 1971 14 - P.E. Janson Auditorium, Brussels, Belgium 15 - Theatre 140, Brussels, Belgium (live concert recording - broadcast on Pop Show, RTBF television) 16 - Festival Pop de Nancy, Nancy, France 26 - Bradford College, Bradford, England

University of Kent ad Soft Machine-January 29, 1971 29 - Darwin College, University of Kent, Canterbury, England 31 - Palais de Sports, Paris, France (festival canceled due to rioting)

1971 February 5 - East Anglia University, Norwich, England

Soft Machine with their friends at the Roundhouse poster Soft Machine-February 7, 1971 7 - The Roundhouse, London, England (benefit for Release) 27 - Høvikodden Arts Centre, Oslo, Norway [The Dagbladet, No. 47 reported on February 25th that demand for tickets was so great for the Saturday show at Høvikodden, they were adding a second concert on Sunday the 28th] [Disc and Music Echo published an article and interview with Hugh Hopper] 28 - Høvikodden Arts Centre, Oslo, Norway

1971 March 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark 5 - Århus, Denmark 11 - Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, England (Soft Machine & heavy friends BBC In Concert recording session - broadcast March 21, 1971) Elton Dean, Mark Charig, Phil Howard, Mike Ratledge & Neville Whitehead [Blind Badger] Soft Machine with Phil Howard [Neo-Caliban Grides] Soft Machine as a quartet [Out-Bloody-Rageous, Eamonn Andrews, All White, Kings and Queens] Soft Machine with Roy Babbington, Mark Charig, Paul Neiman & Ronnie Scott [Teeth, Pigling Bland, Noisette]

Soft Machine 4 LP Released in the U.K. on March 12, 1971 Soft Machine 4 [review in Disc & Music Echo, March 13, 1971] [Teeth, Kings and Queens, Fletcher's Blemish, Virtually Part 1, Virtually Part 2, Virtually Part 3, Virtually Part 4] 15 - Twentse Schouwburg, Enschede, Holland 17 - Buiten Societet, Zwolle, Holland 19 - Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland 20 - Turfschip, Breda, Holland 21 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland 23 - Gondel Filmkunst Theater, Bremen, Germany (recorded for German radio - broadcast June 6, 1971. Different performance recorded by German TV for Bremen Beat Club TV Show, March 27, 1971) [Facelift, Virtually, Slightly All The Time, Fletcher's Blemish, Neo-Caliban Grides, Out-Bloody-Rageous, Eamonn Andrews, All White, Kings And Queens, Teeth, Pigling Bland]

Guildford Civic Hall ad Soft Machine-March 27, 1971 27 - Civic Hall, Guildford, England

Free Trade Hall ticket Soft Machine-March 29, 1971 29 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England

1971 April


Royal Festival Hall concert ticket Soft Machine-April 3, 1971 3 - Royal Festival Hall, London, England [Disc & Music Echo list Soft Machine 4 album as indispensable]

Soft Machine In concert ad Soft Machine-March 29-April 5, 1971 5 - The Dome, Brighton, England

Friars ad Soft Machine-April 15, 1971 15 - Friars, Town Hall, Watford, England

Winter Gardens flyer Soft Machine-April 23, 1971 23 - Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England 1971 May

Oz Benefit ad Soft Machine-May 5, 1971 5 - The Polytechnic of Central London, London, England [benefit for Oz Magazine] [articles in Sounds, March 13, 1971 & May 8, 1971]

Halcyon-A-G0-Go ad Soft Machine-May 14, 1971 14 - City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

1971 June 1 - Maida Vale Studio 4, London, England (BBC Top Gear Show recording session - broadcast June 26, 1971) [Neo-Caliban Grides, Dedicated to You But You Weren't Listening, Eamonn Andrews, All White] 26 - City Hall, Leeds, England

June 27, 1971 Coliseum, London, ENG

July 7-12, 1971 Gaslight at the au Go Go, New York City, NY (Supported by Loudon Wainwright III) ? - Canton, Ohio ? - Cleveland, Ohio ? - Akron, Ohio ? - Columbus, Ohio July 16-17, 1971 Easttown Theater, Detroit, MI ? - Chicago, Illinois ? - Boston, Massachusetts 20 - Beacon Theatre, New York City, New York 21 - Beacon Theatre, New York City, New York ? - Houston, Texas ? - San Antonio, Texas 27 - Playhouse, Mamaroneck, New York

1971 August Robert Wyatt leaves the Soft Machine

1971 September

Soft Machine (Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Phil Howard, Mike Ratledge)

Ahoy 24 Hour Pop poster Soft Machine-September 10, 1971 10 - 24 Hour Pop, Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland 11 - Fete de l'Humanite, Parc de La Courneuve, near Le Bourget airport, Paris, France 12 - Fete de l'Humanite, Parc de La Courneuve, near Le Bourget airport, Paris, France 24 - Casino Lido, Venice, Italy

October


German tour poster 1971 Soft Machine-October 10-17, 1971 10 - Kongresshalle, Frankfurt, West Germany 11 - Heidelberg, West Germany 13 - Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany 14 - Stuttgart, West Germany 17 - Donaueschiegen Festival, West Germany 21 - Lyon, France 22 - Nancy, France 24 - Maison des Arts et Loisirs, Le Creusot, France 26 - TNP, Paris, France 29 - Cathedral Eglise St. Etienne, Lille, France

1971 November 3 - Phoenix Jazz Club, London, England

Berliner Jazz Tage 71 poster Soft Machine-November 7, 1971 7 - Berliner Jazz Tage 71 Festival, West Berlin, West Germany 11 - North London Poly, Walthamstow, England 12 - Loughton College, Loughton, England 13 - St. Thomas Hall, Canterbury, England 15 - Playhouse Theater, Northumberland Avenue, London, England (BBC John Peel Show recording date - broadcast November 24, 1971) [As If, Drop, Welcome to Frillsville] 16 - Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush, London, England (BBC Bob Harris, Sounds of The Seventies Show recording date - broadcast December 20, 1971 except & Grides, All White, Slightly All the Time broadcast January 10, 1972) [From a Work in Progress, As If, Pigling Bland, & Grides, All White, Slightly All the Time] 19 - Stirling University, Stirling, England 20 - Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, England 22 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 5 album) 23 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 5 album) 24 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine 5 album)

November & December 1971 U.K. tour flyer Soft Machine-November 25-December 9, 1971 25 - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England 26 - Manchester Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England 27 - Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, England

Royal Albert Hall ticket Soft Machine-November 29, 1971 29 - Royal Albert Hall, London, England 30 - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, England


December 1 - Town Hall, Leeds, England December 2, 1971 Guildhall, Portsmouth, England 6 - Town Hall, Birmingham, England 9 - Colston Hall, Bristol, England

1972

January 29 - Rijnhal, Arnhem, Holland

March 4, 1972 Chelsea College, Manresa Road, London, England (first appearance since re-forming)

March 12, 1972 Rainbow Theater, London, England (cancelled without advance notice due to the sudden closing of the Rainbow Theater)

1972 April 15 - Palaghiaccio, Bolzano, Italy 16 - Lem Club, Verona, Italy 17 - Teatro Corso, Padova, Italy 18 - Teatro Alcione, Genoa, Italy 20 - Nautilus, Cardano, Italy 21 - Piro Piro Club, Toscanella di Dozza (Imola), Italy 22 - Palazzo dello Sport, Bergamo, Italy 23 - Bob Club, Rome, Italy 24 - Piper Club, Rome, Italy

1972 May 2 - Olympia, Paris, France (live concert recording - broadcast on Europe 1) [Plain Tiffs, All White, Slightly All The Time, Drop, M.C., Out-Bloody-Rageous, Facelift, And Sevens, As If, L.B.O., Pigling Bland, At Sixes] 3 - Alhambra, Bordeaux, France 4 - Stade, Agen, France 5 - Chapiteau, Montpellier, France 7 - ORTF TV Studio, Paris, France (broadcast on Tele-Dimanche) 8 - Le Cirque, Rouen, France 9 - Palais des Sports, Caen, France 10 - Rotonde des 4 Jours, Le Mans, France 12 - Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France 13 - Parc Montreau, Montreuil, France (outdoor show) 15 - Palais des Sports, Toulouse, France


Soft Machine 5 LP Released June 23, 1972 Soft Machine 5 [All White, Drop, M.C., As If, L.B.O., Pigling Bland, Bone] 1972 June

Soft Machine (Hugh Hopper, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, Mike Ratledge) June 7, 1972 Kings Cross Cinema, London, ENG (canceled due to John Marshall not feeling well)

[John Marshall's illness also caused the cancellation of shows in Germany and Holland]

July 7, 1972 Kings Cross Cinema, London, ENG (make-up concert for cancelled June 7, 1972 show) 9 - New Theater, Oxford, England 11 - Maida Vale Studio 4, London, England (BBC John Peel Show recording date - broadcast July 18, 1972) [Stumble, L.B.O., As If, Fanfare, All White, Me, Drop] 12 - ILEA TV, London, England 16 - Greyhound, Croydon, England 20 - Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, England (BBC In Concert recording date - broadcast September 2, 1972] [Fanfare, All White, Slightly All The Time, M.C., Drop, Stumble, L.B.O., As If, Riff]

July 22, 1972 Winter Gardens, Malvern, ENG

1972 August

6 - La Rochelle, France 8 - St. Nazaire, France 9 - La Baule, France 10 - Le Touquet, France 11 - Dunkerque, France 12 - Montreuil sur Mer, France (outdoor gig canceled due to rain) 15 - Chateauvallon, France 18 - Cultural Centre, Hammamet, Tunisia 19 - Cultural Centre, Hammamet, Tunisia 25 - Geneva, Switzerland

1972 September

3 - Theatre Royal, Stratford, England 9 - Sporthall, Alphen an der Rijn, Holland 10 - Duinvermak, Bergen, Holland 14 - Stadsschouwburg, Tilburg, Holland 15 - Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland 16 - Circus, Den Haag, Holland 17 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland 18 - Cine Roma, Anvers, Belgium 19 - Salle de la Madeleine, Brussels, Belgium 20 - Conservatoire, Liege, Belgium 21 - Cine Capitol, Ghent, Belgium 22 - Stadsschowburg, Groningen, Belgium

1972 October 7 - Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush, London, England (BBC The Sequence, Sounds of The Seventies Show recording date - broadcast November 24, 1972) [The Softweed Factor, Fanfare, All White, Between, Riff, Ceseureht, EPV, Stumble]

Soft Machine On Tour poster Soft Machine-October 20, 1972 through November 1, 1972 20 - The Dome, Brighton, England (recorded live for Soft Machine Six album) 21 - Belfry Hotel, Wishaw, England 22 - The Coliseum, London, England 23 - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, England 26 - City Hall, Leeds, England 27 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England 28 - Empire Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland 30 - De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England

1972 November 1 - Civic Hall, Guildford, England (recorded live for Soft Machine Six album) 3 - St. Andrews Hall, Norwich, England

County Rock ad Soft Machine-November 4, 1972 4 - County Rock, Northampton County Cricket Club, Wantage Road, Northampton, England 10 - Newcastle University, Newcastle, England 18 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 19 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 20 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 21 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 22 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 23 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 24 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 27 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 28 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 29 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 30 - Advision Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album)

1972 December 1 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 3 - Fairfield Hall, Croydon, England 4 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 5 - CBS Studios, London, England (recording session for Soft Machine Six album) 15 - Sochaux, France 17 - Besancon, France 21 - Stoke-on-Trent, England 29 - BBC TV, London, England (radio recording session - broadcast on Full House, February 17, 1973) [Fanfare, All White, Gesoulreaut] [back to index] 1973

January

11 - M & M Club, Madrid, Spain 16 - Barcelona, Spain (TV recording session) 20 - Cossatais, Cossato, Italy 21 - Cupole, Cavallermaggiore, Italy 22 - Palasport, Bologna, Italy 24 - Teatro Mediterraneo, Naples, Italy 25 - Piper Club, Rome, Italy 26 - Space Electronic, Firenze, Italy 30 - Teatro Alcoine, Genoa, Italy 31 - Teatro Corso, Mestre, Italy

1973 February 1 - Nautilus Club, Cardano, Italy 17 - The Soft Machine album, Six, is released. [review in MM]

Soft Machine Six LP Released February 17, 1973 Soft Machine Six [Fanfare, All White, Between, Riff, 37 1/2, Gesolreut, E.P.V., Lefty, Stumble, 5 From 13 (for Phil Seaman with love and thanks), Riff II, The Soft Weed Factor, Stanley Stamps Gibbon Album (for B.O.), Chloe And The Pirates, 1983] 22 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England 24 - Rainbow Theatre, London, England [review of Soft Machine Six in Disc - recieved 4 stars for outstanding] 1973 March 24 - [Sounds published an article about Hugh Hopper, titled "1984-Hugh Hopper five years before" Disc also publushed an article about Hugh Hopper titled "Hugh Do You Do."] 27 - Belgium (concert filmed) 28 - Belgium

1973 April


Southend Technical College ad Soft Machine-April 14, 1973 14 - Main Hall, Students' Union, Southend Technical College, England (originally scheduled for the 13th)

Great Easter Circus poster Soft Machine-April 22, 1973 22 - Great Easter Circus, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany 27 - Mayfair Club, Newcastle, England 29 - Festival, Mannheim, West Germany

1973 May 8 - Liverpool University, Liverpool, England 10 - University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland 11 - Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, Scotland 12 - University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland 13 - Caley Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland Soft Machine (Hugh Hopper, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, Mike Ratledge with Roy Babbington, Gary Boyle, Art Themen, Linda Hoyle, & Wendy Hoyle) 15 - Congress Centrum, Hamburg, West Germany (Hugh Hopper's last concert with the Soft Machine) [Fanfare, All White, Between, Soft Weed Factor, 37 1/2, Riff, Chloe and the Pirates, Stumble Stanley Stomps Gibbon Album, Down The Road, Gesolreat Soft Machine (Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, Mike Ratledge) 29 - Bataclan Theatre, Paris, France (Pop 2 radio recording session - broadcast June 25, 1973) [Riff, Down the Road, Gesolreut, Chloe and the Pirates] 1973 June 21 - Theater de l'Alhambra, Bordeaux, France 23 - Arenes, Le Grau-du-Roi, France 25 - Palais des Sports, Paris, France

1973 July 24 - Palacio de Sportes, Granolles, Spain 25 - Palacio de Sportes, Granolles, Spain 26 - Paradiso, Alicante, Spain 27 - Paradiso, Alicante, Spain 29 - Arc-en-Ciel, Villerest, France

1973 August 3 - Nautilus Club, Milan, Italy 4 - Papagayo, Ravenna, Italy 5 - Covo NE, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy 6 - Altro Mondo, Rimini, Italy 7 - Cine Citta, Udine, Italy 9 - San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy 10 - Arena Beneamino Gigli, Porto Recanati, Italy 11 - Geo Club, St. Mauro Mare, Italy


September 8, 1973 Speed-Way Stadium, Eichenring, GER (Scheessel Rock Festival)

October 12, 1973 Brunel University Students Union, Uxbridge, ENG October 13, 1973 University of Essex, Colchester, ENG October 18, 1973 Warwick University, Coventry, ENG (supported by Sasafras) October 26, 1973 De Lantaren, Rotterdam, NED October 27, 1973 Concertgebouw, Ansterdam, NED 30 - Langham 1, London, England (BBC John Peel Show recording date - broadcast November 20, 1973) [Stanley Stamp's Gibbon Album, Hazard Profile, Down the Road]

November 4, 1973 Rainbow, London, ENG (two shows) (Pink Floyd & Soft Machine benefit concerts for Robert Wyatt) November 9, 1973 Goldsmith's College, London, ENG November 17, 1973 Leeds University, Leeds, ENG November 23, 1973 Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, SCOT November 24, 1973 Glasgow University, Glasgow, SCOT

1973 December 7 - Coleraine University, Coleraine, Ireland 8 - Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland

December 23, 1973 The Roundhouse, London, England (A Soft Machine Christmas Party)

1974

January

3 - Palermo, Italy 4 - Catania, Italy 7 - Teatro Astoria, Florence, Italy 14 - Teatro Alcione, Genova, Italy 15 - Palasport, Torino, Italy 28 - Audimax, Køln, West Germany 29 - Theater a.d. Brienner Strasse, Munich, West Germany 30 - ATSV-Halle, Saarbrucken, West Germany 31 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany

1974 February 2 - Hannover, West Germany

February 3, 1974 Musikhalle, Grosser Saal, Hamburg, West Germany 4 - Gøttingen, West Germany 14 - Union Hall, Quebec City, Canada

February 15, 1974 CEGEP de Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 16 - Victory Theater, Toronto, Canada 18 - The Smiling Dog Saloon, Cleveland, Ohio (two shows) 21 - The Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio 22 - Latin Casino, Baltimore, Maryland 25 - Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia (experimental radio broadcast in quadraphonic by broadcasting two different stereo signals on two different radio stations, WRAS-FM and WREK-FM - preceded by an interview with the band) 26 - Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia 27 - Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia

1974 March 7 - Liberty Theater, Elizabteh, New Jersey 11 - Silver Dollar Saloon, E. Lansing, Michigan 13 - Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse, New York 18 - My Fathers Place, New York City, New York 19 - My Fathers Place, New York City, New York ? - Nazareth Performing Arts Center, Rochester, New York ? - Bethesda, Maryland ? - The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 23 - Academy of Music, New York City, New York (midnight show with Renaissance, Adrian Belew, and Larry Coryell) 24 - Howard University, Boston, Massachusetts ? - Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

April 20, 1974 Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon

1974 May 11 - Sussex University, Brighton, England 12 - Lyons Consert Hall, York University, York, England 16 - HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France 17 - Parc des Expositions, Rouen, France 19 - Palais des Fetes, Mulhouse, France 20 - Musicians Union Rock Workshop, Stoke-on-Trent, England 21 - Musicians Union Rock Workshop, Middelsborough, England

1974

June 1, 1974 North-East London Polytechnic Institute, Walthamstow, England


10 - Langham 1, London, England (BBC Radio 3 Jazz in Britain recording date - broadcast August 26, 1974) [The Man Who Waived At Trains, Plain Bob] 29 - Musician's Union Rock Workshop, Newcastle, England (Soft Machine taught the class), and Newcastle Jazz Festival, Guildhall, Newcastle, England 30 - Musician's Union Rock Workshop, Newcastle, England (Soft Machine taught the class)


July 4, 1974 8th International Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland (concert filmed) 6 - London Rock Proms, Olympia National Hall, London, England 20 - Stokvishal, Arnheim, Holland 21 - Midsummer Pop Festival, Meerlo, Holland 22 - Tournai Festival, Tournai, Belgium 31 - Nice, France

1974 August 9 - Geo Club, San Mauro Mare, Forlì, Italy (w/o Holdsworth?) 10 - Piscina le Naiadi, Pescara, Italy 23 - Tabarka, Tunisa 24 - Jerba, Tunisa 25 - Jerba, Tunisa 26 - BBC Jazz in Britain, BBC, London, England (radio broadcast)

1974 September 23 - Rome, Italy

1974 October 8 - Volkhaus, Zurich, Switzerland 9 - Hotel Ekkehard, St. Gallen, Switzerland 18 - Borough Hall, Greenwich, England (start of U.K. tour) 22 - Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland 23 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland 26 - Manchester University, Manchester, England

October 27, 1974 Rainbow Theatre, London, England October 28 - Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, England October 29 - Birmingham University, Birmingham, England

1974 November 1 - University of Wales, Bangor, England 2 - Bristol University, Bristol, England 6 - Manchester University, England 7 - Memorial Hall, Barry, England 9 - Dublin University, Dublin, Ireland 10 - Queens University, Belfast, Ireland 21 - Faculte de Droit d'Assas, Paris, France 23 - Arena, Poitiers, France 24 - Palais d'Hiver, Lyon, France 27 - Palais des Sports, Metz, France

1975

January

9 - De Verenging, Nijmegen, Holland 10 - Technische Hogeschool Twente, Enschede, Netherlands 11 - Stadsschouwburg, Tilburg, Netherlands 12 - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands 13 - Theater Carre, Amsterdam, Netherlands 16 - Gustav-Siegle Haus, Stuttgart, West Germany 17 - Audimax, University of Freiburg, West Germany 18 - Audimax, Saarbrucken University, West Germany 19 - Konzerthaus Elzer Hof, Mainz, West Germany 21 - Schulzentrum, Bensberg, West Germany 22 - Audiomax der GHS, Duisburg, West Germany 23 - Stadthalle, Gottingen, West Germany 24 - Fabrik, Hamburg, West Germany 25 - Youth Centre, Weissenohe-Grafenberg, West Germany 26 - Mensa University, Hoxter, West Germany 28 Sporthalle, Hildesheim, West Germany


1975 February

9 - Barcelona, Spain (two shows) 10 - Valencia, Spain 11 - Valencia, Spain 13 - San Sebastian, Spain February 17, 1975 Rainbow Theatre, London, England

1975 March 16 - Parc des Expositions, Paris, France 18 - Theatre de l'Alhambra, Bordeaux, France 21 - Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, England (benefit for the Triumph Workers Cooperative) 22 - Colston Hall, Bristol, England 23 - Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England 24 - Town Hall, Birmingham, England 25 - City Hall, Newcastle, England 26 - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland

1975 Soft Machine (Roy Babbington, John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Mike Ratledge) April 26 - Brescia, Italy [Melody Maker published an article announcing that Allan Holdsworth had quit the Soft Machine, and that the band were starting a European tour that would include shows in Italy, Yugoslavia, Austria, Germany, Holland and Scandinavia.] 28 - Teatro Goldoni, Livorno, Italy

1975 June 3 - Bourse du Travail, Lyon, France 4 - Hall des Expositions, Dijon, France 6 - Arenes, Arles, France 7 - Theatre de Verdure, Nice, France 15 - Summer Pop Festival, Turfschip, Breda, Holland 18 - Langelsheim, West Germany 19 - Ubach-Palenberg, West Germany 20 - Singen, West Germany 21 - Mosbach, West Germany 22 - Heidesheim am Rhein, West Germany 23 - Hagen, West Germany 24 - Munster, West Germany 27 - Hamburg, West Germany 28 - Kiel, West Germany 29 - Hannover, West Germany

1975 August 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark 7 - Oslo, Norway 9 - Turku, France 11 - Stockholm, Sweden

14 - Startruckin' 75, Groenoordhal, Leiden, Holland 15 - Bilzen Festival, Bilzen, Belgium

16 - A Golden Summer Night Concert, Ludwigsburg, West Germany (Soft Machine did not play) 17 - Startruckin' 75, Amphitheatre, Orange, France 18 - Startruckin' 75, Plaza de Toros, Marbella, Spain 20 - Startruckin' 75, Malaga, Spain


August 24, 1975 Reading Rock Festival, Reading, England August 27 - Startruckin' 75, Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland August 29 - Startruckin' 75, Sporthalle, Vienna, Austria August 31 - Startruckin' 75, Berlin, West Germany

September 2 - Startruckin' 75, Hannover, West Germany September 5 - Startruckin' 75, Essen, West Germany September 6 - Startruckin' 75, Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam, Holland

September 21, 1975 Tooting Bec Common, South London, England (benefit for the National Abortion Campaign + A Woman's Right to Choose) September 27 - Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, England

October 4 - Essex University, Colchester, England October 8 - Norwich, England October 10 - Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland October 11 - Nottingham University, Nottingham, England

October 17, 1975 Students' Union, Polytechnic Central London, London, England October 22 - Southampton University, Southampton, England October 25 - Manchester University, Manchester, England

Soft Machine-October 31, 1975 31 - City Hall, St. Albans, England

1975 November 1 - Kent University, Canterbury, England 16 - La Soucoupe, St. Nazaire, France 18 - Vox, Brest, France 19 - Rennes, France 22 - MJC, Douai, France 23 - Reims Jazz Festival, Reims, France (two performances) 24 - Mutualite, St. Etienne, France 25 - Theatre Municipal, Annecy, France 26 - Cinema Varietes, Marseilles, France 27 - Le Rigent, Montpellier, France 29 - Palais des Sports, Toulouse, France

1975 December 1 - Theatre de l'Alhambra, Bordeaux, France 2 - The Arena, Poitiers, France 3 - Salle des Fetes, Orleans, France 4 - Salle Wagram, Paris, France 6 - Colmar, France


1976

February

10 - Brussels, Belgium 11 - Antwerp, Belgium 12 - Louvain, Belgium 13 - Charleroi, Belgium 16 - Milan, Italy 17 - Milan, Italy 19 - Trieste, Italy 20 - Vicenza, Italy 21 - Venice, Italy 22 - Modena, Italy 23 - Rome, Italy 24 - Bologna, Italy 27 - Genua, Italy 28 - Turin, Italy 29 - Padua, Italy

March 1 - Vienna, Austria

Soft Machine (Roy Babbington, John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Alan Wakeman) June 11 - Luxor Pallas Theatre, Hoensbroek, Holland June 12 - Ijssehal, Zwolle, Holland June 22 - Liberty Theatre, Dublin, Ireland June 23 - Liberty Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

Soft Machine (Roy Babbington, John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Ray Warleigh)

June 27, 1976 Hammersmith Palais, London, England

1976 July 7 - Manchester, England (performance filmed, broadcast on ITV, Rock Festival: So It Goes, August 9, 1976) 14 - Pistoia, Italy 17 - Castelfiorentino, Italy 19 - Milan, Italy 21 - Cittadella, Italy 24 - Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy (two shows) 25 - Este, Italy 26 - Miramare, Italy 27 - Club Papagaio, Milano Marittima, Italy 31 - Este, Italy

1976 August 1 - Este, Italy 2 - Porto Recanati, Italy 3 - Cittadella, Italy 6 - Miramare, Italy 7 - Lido di Jesolo, Italy 8 - Trieste, Italy 10 - Bussoladomani, Viareggio, Italy 11 - Isola d'Elba, Italy 14 - Vieste, Italy 15 - Manfredonia, Italy 16 - Paola, Italy 17 - Salerno, Italy


Soft Machine (Karl Jenkins, Roy Babbington, John Ethridge, John Marshall & Alan Wakeman] August 31 - The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

Soft Machine (John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, Percy Jones, John Marshall & Rick Sanders)

September 26 - Deutsches Museum, Munich, West Germany September 27 - Kongresshalle, Saarbrucken, West Germany ? - Ausbildungszentrum, Bremen, West Germany (Bremen Beat Club recording) September 28 - Sindelfingen, West Germany September 29 - Mannheim, West Germany September 30 - Frankfurt am Main, West Germany

October 1 - Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany October 2 - Niedersachenhalle, Hannover, West Germany October 3 - Neue Welt, Berlin, West Germany October 4 - Musikhalle, Hamburg, West Germany October 6 - Oslo, Norway October 7 - Stockholm, Sweden October 8 - Vaxjo, Sweden October 9 - Copenhagen, Denmark October 10 - Arhus, Denmark October 12 - Dortmund, West Germany October 14 - Eindhoven, Holland October 15 - Uden, Holland October 29 - Newcastle Jazz Festival, Newcastle University Theater, Newcastle, England BBC 2 TV filming, and BBC Radio 3 recording date - broadcast November 13, 1976 [Out of Season, Ban-Ban Caliban, The Tale of Taliesin, One Over the Eight]

Steve Cook joined the Soft Machine in November, replacing Percy Jones.

Soft Machine (Steve Cook, John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Rick Sanders)

December 8, 1976 Orleans, France December 9, 1976 Lyon, France December 10, 1976 Montpellier, France December 11, 1976 Bordeaux, France

December 13, 1976 Palais des Sports, Paris, France December 14, 1976 Reims, France December 23, 1976 Amsterdam, Holland (TV Broadcast)

1977

January 9 - Basildon, Holland January 28 - Valkenburg, Holland January 29 - Luxor Palace, Hoensbroeck, Holland January 30 - Westfallnehalle, Dortmund, West Germany January 31 - Koblenz, West Germany

February 1 - Erlangen, West Germany (played as a quartet with Steve Cook, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Rick Sanders) February 2 - Regensburg, West Germany February 3 - Graz, Austria February 4 - Lubljiana, Yugoslavia February 5 - Zagreb, Yugoslavia February 6 - Zagreb, Yugoslavia February 7 - Belgrade, Yugoslavia February 10 - Rasa, Utrecht, Holland February 11 - Stadsgehoorzaaal, Vlaardingen, Holland February 12 - Stadsdoelen, Delft, Holland February 13 - Schouwburg, Heerenveen, Holland February 14 - Louvain, Belgium February 15 - Liege, Belgium February 16 - Brussels, Belgium

May 1977 tour of Italy

June 1 - Start of tour of Portugal (Allan Holdsworth substituted for John Ethridge for the Portugal tour) June 3 - Pavilhao, dos Desportos de Cascais, Sexta-Feira, Portugal June 7 - End of tour of Portugal June 12 - Alexandra Palace, London, England (12-hour People's Jubilee Festival)

Soft Machine (John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall & Rick Sanders)

August 9 - Tenda Show, Lignano, Italy August 10 - Cabana Club, Loano, Italy August 11 - Teatro Ambra, Genova, Italy August 14 - Grosseto, Italy August 15 - Stadio Communale, Pescara, Italy August 16 - Stadio Communale, Formia, Italy August 17 - Tendastrisce, Rome, Italy August 18 - Bussola, Arenzano, Italy August 20 - Cinema Drago, Venice, Italy

1978

Soft Machine (Steve Cook, Allan Holdsworth, Karl Jenkins & John Marshall) December 8 - Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany

1984

Soft Machine (Paul Carmichael, John Ethridge, Karl Jenkins, Dave MacRae, John Marshall, and Ray Warleigh) A number of musicians reformed the Soft Machine to perform one last set of shows.

July 30 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England July 31 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England August 1 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England August 2 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England August 3 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England August 4 - Ronnie Scotts, London, England

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