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1963

March 18, 1963 BBC 'Calling the Tune' April 10, 1963 BBC Studio 4 - Maida Vale, London, ENG (BBC Audition) April 19, 1963 Red Lion, Twickenham, ENG April 23, 1963 Crown, Twickenham, ENG April 27, 1963 Cecil Sharpe House, London, ENG May 3, 1963 Redhill, ENG May 12, 1963 Aquarium, Brighton, ENG May 15, 1963 Star & Garter, Bromley, ENG June 8, 1963 Hackney Town Hall, London, ENG June 25, 1963 BBC Saturday Club recording June 29, 1963 BBC Saturday Club recording July 4, 1963 Parliament Hill, London, ENG July 6, 1963 Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, ENG (Supporting Rolling Stones) July 10, 1963 Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, ENG (Supporting Rolling Stones) July 13, 1963 Unity Theatre Concert July 17, 1963 Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, ENG (Supporting Rolling Stones) July 24, 1963 Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, ENG (Supporting Rolling Stones) July 27, 1963 Cecil Sharpe House, London, ENG July 29, 1963 Hillingdon Arms, Hillingdon July 30, 1963 Crown, Twickenham, ENG August 7, 1963 Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, ENG (Supporting Rolling Stones) August 31, 1963 Ted Taylor Recording August 31, 1963 Black Horse Rathbone Place (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues) September 3, 1963 Crown, Twickenham, ENG September 7, 1963 Ted Taylor Recording (£12 cost) September 13, 1963 Three Bridges, Crawley, ENG September 24, 1963 Crown, Twickenham, ENG (The Crown's first anniversary, with Johnny Silvo) September 27, 1963 Hoddesden, ENG September 29, 1963 Grand Theatre, Blackpool, ENG (Supporting Gerry & the Pacemakers) October 5, 1963 Cecil Sharpe House, London, ENG (Folk song workshop)

October 28, 1963 The Case is Altered Wealdstone (Herga Club) November 4, 1963 BBC Saturday Club recording November 5, 1963 Crown Twickenham, ENG November 9, 1963 Crown, Twickenham, ENG

November 15, 1963 Redhill, ENG November 19, 1963 Portsmouth, ENG

November 30, 1963 Black Horse Rathbone Place (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues, with Alex Campbell & Redd Sullivan)

December 1, 1963 Havant, ENG December 6, 1963 Osterley, ENG December 7, 1963 Cecil Sharpe House, London, ENG December 7, 1963 Liverpool, ENG (Beatles Fan Concert) December 9, 1963 Golders Green Refectory, London, ENG December 13, 1963 Hermitage Hall, Hitchin, ENG December 27, 1963 Osterley, ENG

1964

January 2, 1964 Luton, ENG January 4, 1964 John Berry playing at the Cellar, Cecil Sharp House January 5, 1964 Hampstead Enterprise, London, ENG (with Barry Beattie) January 6, 1964 Alhambra, Croydon, ENG January 11, 1964 Rathbone Place Black Horse, London, ENG (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues, with Alex Campbell & Jamie Dunbar) January 16, 1964 BBC Three's Company recording January 19, 1964 Railway, Brentwood, ENG January 23, 1964 Pear Tree, Welwyn Garden City, ENG January 24, 1964 BEA Trident Club, Ruislip, ENG January 25, 1964 Rathbone Place Black Horse, London, ENG (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues, with Martin Windor & John Berry) January 26, 1964 Olive Tree Folk & Blues Club January 31, 1964 Hermitage Hall, Hitchin, ENG

Sun 2 Feb 1964 Watford Fri 7 Feb 1964 Hastings Sat 8 Feb 1964 Newbury Slim, Weston? Tue 11 Feb 1964 Crown, Twickenham (Don & Audrey Leatherbarrow) Wed 12 Feb 1964 Folkvendors, Star & Garter Bromley Thu 13 Feb 1964 TV Audition? Sat 22 Feb 1964 Newbury Slim, Weston? Sun 23 Feb 1964 Black Horse, Wembley Mon 24 Feb 1964 Six Bells, Kings Road, Chelsea (also playing: Roy Guest, Shirley Collins) Fri 28 Feb 1964 Talking John Berry at Tinkers Folk Club, Three Horseshoes, Hampstead Fri 28 Feb 1964 Southampton Sat 29 Feb 1964 Newbury Slim, Weston? Sun 8 Mar 1964 Brentwood Mon 9 Mar 1964 Six Bells, Kings Road, Chelsea (also playing: Roy Guest, Shirley Bland) Tue 10 Mar 1964 Open Folk & Blues, Crown, Twickenham (also playing: Roy Guest, Messengers) Thu 12 Mar 1964 Sheffield University, Sheffield Tue 24 Mar 1964 Crown, Twickenham - Friends of Old Timey Music Thu 26 Mar 1964 Starting Gate, Station Road, Wood Green Sun 29 Mar 1964 Hastings Tue 31 Mar 1964 Portsmouth Sat 4 Apr 1964 Library, North Finchley Sun 5 Apr 1964 Brentwood Tue 7 Apr 1964 Crown, Twickenham (also playing: Johnny Silvo and The Farriers) Fri 10 Apr 1964 Railway Tavern, Catford (also playing: The Taverners) Thu 16 Apr 1964 Bill Clifton "American bluegrass singer" at Starting Gate, Wood Green Sun 19 Apr 1964 Brighton Country & Gospel Club Tue 21 Apr 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing Tom, Dick & Harry DC/DG Sun 26 Apr 1964 Folk At The Fairfield (no 1), Fairfield Halls, Croydon also playing: Steve Benbow, Alex Campbell, John Pearse, The Folkvendors, Fitzroy Coleman, the Cumberland Three, the Malcolm Price Trio, Royd Rivers and Cliff Aungier, Linda Drew, Martin Winsor DC/DG Tue 28 Apr 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing: Malcolm Price/Graham and Lynn McCarthy DC/DG Fri 1 May 1964 Southampton University, Southampton DC Sat 2 May 1964 Alex Campbell, John Berry and Sandy & Jeannie at Hootenanny DG Tue 5 May 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing: Talking John Berry/Folkvendors DC/DG Sat 9 May 1964 University, Nottingham DC Tue 12 May 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing: Margaret King DC/DG Tue 19 May 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing: Martin Carthy/North West Three DC/DG early Jun 1964 London's first licensed folk club, El Toro, 251 Finchley Road opened DG Tue 2 Jun 1964 Queens Head, Chelmsford DC Fri 5 Jun 1964 Queens Building, London Airport first show with John Berry DC Tue 9 Jun 1964 Dome Theatre, Brighton also playing: the Ian Campbell Folk Group, Shirley Collins, Roy Guest, Royd Rivers and Cliff Aungier and the Southern Three DC/DG Thu 18 Jun 1964 Arts Festival Bath MM reportedthis to be the first gig with Talking John Berry on double bass (see 22 Jun below) DC/DG Sat 22 Jun 1964 MM article - Talking John Berry joins the Strawberry Hill Boys "Talking John Berry, who has a 6 tracker EP on Ember 'The talking folk singer' out this month, has joined the SHB on bass. Their first gig was at the Bath Festival this week." DG Mon 22 Jun 1964 Leather Bottle, Edgware also playing: Linda, Martin DC/DG Tue 23 Jun 1964 El Toro, Finchley Road DC Thu 25 Jun 1964 Parliament Hill Fields, London also playing : Shirley Collins, John Foreman, Moira Magee DC/DG Thu 25 Jun 1964 Talking John Berry at Waggon & Horses, Southgate DG Thu 25 Jun 1964 a new "international" Hole In The Ground Folk Club opens on Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage, folk on Weds, with an Israeli evening every Sunday DG Fri 26 Jun 1964 Sheffield Arts Festival also playing: Martin Carthy, Nigel Denver DC/DG Fri 26 Jun 1964 Talking John Berry at Railway Tavern, Catford DG Fri 26 Jun 1964 Paul Simon at The Tinkers Folk Club, Three Horseshoes, Hampstead DG Sat 27 Jun 1964 Paul Simon at The Hole In The Ground DG Sat 27 Jun 1964 Coventry DC Tue 30 Jun 1964 Crown, Twickenham also playing: Alex Campbell, Terry Masterson DC/DG Wed 1 Jul 1964 Star & Garter, Bromley DC/DG Sat 4 Jul 1964 Ipswich (broke down) DC Sun 5 Jul 1964 John Berry at Folk At The Fairfield (no 2), Fairfield Halls, Croydon DG Tue 7 Jul 1964 Crown, Twickenham DC Mon 13 Jul 1964 Talking John Berry at Leather Bottle, Edgware DG Tue 14 Jul 1964 Stevenage DC Thu 16 Jul 1964 BBC Keep Young recording DC Mon 20 Jul 1964 BBC Keep Young broadcast DC Wed 29 Jul 1964 Davy Graham and Shirley Collins provide "an unusual musical evening" at the Mercury Theatre DG Fri 31 Jul 1964 BBC Steve Benbow Show recording DC Fri 31 Jul 1964 Railway Tavern, Catford DC/DG Sat 1 Aug 1964 MM article on Talking John Berry DG Sun 2 Aug 1964 Hastings Sat 8 Aug 1964 John Berry plays at Hootenanny along with Martin Windor, Cliff & Royd DG Sat 15 Aug 1964 announcement Black Horse Broadside club to close DG Sat 8 Aug 1964 announcement that Bill Leader to open second Broadside Club DG Sun 30 Aug 1964 Brentwood Sun 6 Sep 1964 Swanswell Tavern, Coventry DC Mon 14 Sep 1964 Edinburgh DC Thu 17 Sep 1964 Bob Davenport & The Rakes open a new club at the Fox, Islington DG Fri 18 Sep 1964 Redhill DC Fri 18 Sep 1964 Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem UK debut at Fairfield Halls, Croydon DG Sun 20 Sep 1964 Enterprise Folk Club, Hampstead also playing: Tony Gould and The North West Three DC/DG Tue 22 Sep 1964 Victoria, Leicester DC Thu 24 Sep 1964 Abingdon DC Fri 2 Oct 1964 after three weeks in Willesden, Bill Leader's Broadsde Club moves to Cambridge Circus DG Wed 14 Oct 1964 Springfield Hotel DC Fri 16 Oct 1964 Fulham DC Mon 19 Oct 1964 Levy's Sound Studio, New Bond Street - Steve Benbow 'Songs of Ireland' album recording DC Tue 20 Oct 1964 Crown, Twickenham DC Fri 30 Oct 1964 Hole in the Wall Chichester DC Sat 7 Nov 1964 Curly's Club MM ad gives details as "the Student Prince, D'Arblay Street", midnight onwards DC/DG Sat 7 Nov 1964 Announcement that Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are set for a UK visit shortly and that they hope to bring the Foggy Mountain Boys with them DG Sat 7 Nov 1964 Announcement that Bill Clifton, one of the seven organisers of the US's Newport Folk Festival, becomes an additional resident at The Fox, Islington and joins the EFDSS Folk Advisory Committee DG Sat 7 Nov 1964 Announcement that new folk/blues club being run by Les Bridger and Jo-Ann Kelly at the Hole in the Ground, Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage ("under the Felafel cafe") DG Sat 7 Nov 1964 Announcement that Gill Cook of Collets bookshop has taken over the Broadside Club at the Scots Hoose DG Tue 10 Nov 1964 Troubadour Earls Court DC Fri 13 Nov 1964 University of North Wales Bangor DC Fri 20 Nov 1964 Pier Pavilion Worthing DC Sun 22 Nov 1964 Robin Hood, Potters Bar DC/DG Sat 28 Nov 1964 BBC TV Studios Ealing? DC Sat 28 Nov 1964 Herga Club, Oxley Pavilion Meldoy Maker Folk Forum on 19 Dec 1964 commented: New venture by the Herga Club's John Nunn conbining singing and dancing at the Oxley Pavilion was a roaring success. A big crowd - which was entertained by the British Czech Friendship Dancers with the Herga Singers and Strawberry Hill Boys - responded enthuiastically to the invitation to dance. Another ceilidh takes place on 9 Jan. The Strawberries arrived at Oxley straight from recording part of a BBC TV documentary to be transmitted in January. Their first album in this capacity is to be released soon in the States and they are to record an LP this month with Roy Guest for release in the New Year. DG: This would have been the Colour Me Pop TV show, I think. DC/DG Sun 6 Dec 1964 Brentwood Sat 12 Dec 1964 BBC TV recording?(but see note above on 28 Nov, this may have been part 2) DC/DG Sat 12 Dec 1964 Black Horse, Rathbone Place (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues) also playing: Colin & Shirley, Mike Rogers, Pete Dyer DC/DG Sat 12 Dec 1964 MM review of Oxley Pavilion show (see 28 Nov above) DG Sun 13 Dec 1964 Ealing DC Wed 16 Dec 1964 Harrow School of Art, Harrow DC Fri 18 Dec 1964 USAF Base, South Ruislip DC Sun 20 Dec 1964 Maresfield Gardens Roy Guest 'Cockney Party' album recording DC Wed 30 Dec 1964 Assembly Rooms, Surbiton also playing: Derek Serjeant

1965

Sat 16 Jan 1965 Black Horse, Rathbone Place (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues) also playing Royd Rivers, Cliff Aungier DC/DG Tue 19 Jan 1965 BBC - Hail to the Chief recording DC Fri 22 Jan 1965 Paul Simon at the Scots Hoose, Cambridge Circus DG Fri 22 Jan 1965 Hoddesden DC Wed 27 Jan 1965 Luton DC Fri 29 Jan 1965 Redhill DC Wed 3 Feb 1965 Star & Garter, Bromley DC/DG Wed 10 Feb 1965 Scots Hoose, Cambridge Circus also playing: The Poachers DC/DG Fri 12 Feb 1965 Ready Steady Go - Donovan Catch the Wind DC Wed 17 Feb 1965 Kirkaldy TV show DC Sun 21 Feb 1965 Ealing DC Wed 24 Feb 1965 Brighton DC Fri 26 Feb 1965 Technical College, Southgate also playing Shirley Collins, Steve Benbow, Graham and Lynn McCarthy DC/DG Sun 28 Feb 1965 Brentwood DC Fri 5 Mar 1965 BBC Folk in Focus broadcast DC Sat 6 Mar 1965 Hole in the Ground, Swiss Cottage DC/DG Mon 8 Mar 1965 Oxford DC Tue 9 Mar 1965 Knights of the Round Table, Abingdon DC Wed 17 Mar 1965 Harrow School of Art, Harrow DC Fri 19 Mar 1965 Cecil Sharpe House also playing: Bert Jansch, Jesse Fuller. Tickets 8s 6d (45p) DC/DG Thu 25 Mar 1965 Colchester DC Sat 17 Apr 1965 Black Horse, Rathbone Place (Hootenanny Ballads & Blues) also playing: Alex Campbell DC/DG Sun 18 Apr 1965 Swan and Sugarloaf, Croydon This was Steve Benbow's club - also playing: Paul Solly DC/DG Sat 8 May 1965 BBC Recording? DC Sun 9 May 1965 Brentwood DC Sat 15 May 1965 "the recently opened Les Cousins, 49 Greek Street,is packing them in" - comment in MM DG Sat 15 May 1965 Yossi's Club DC Sun 16-Tue 18 May 1965 Keele Folk Festival, featuring Bill Clifton, Rev Gary Davis (with Maddy Prior as his minder, as I recall) and Hedy West, amongst others. DG Tue 18 May 1965 Troubadour Earls Court, London, ENG

Sun 23 May 1965 Ealing Recording? DC Tue 25 May 1965 onwards Ramblin' Jack Elliott playing UK gigs: 26 May (Acton), 12 June (Wimbledon), 13 June (Wood Green) Tour seems to have included Rev Gary Davis, Buffy Sainte Maire, Josh White and Derroll Adams 4 June gig at Royal Festival Hall also featured the McPeakes, the Watersons and other guests, with Dominic Behan compering Elliott also played at Les Cousins on 12 June, along with Bill Clifton, probably a late nighter DG Mon 31 May 1965 Potters Bar DC Tue 1 Jun 1965 BBC TV recording Bob Dylan 2 shows DC Sat 12 Jun 1965 Parish Hall Wimbledon, Rambling Jack Elliott DC Mon 14 Jun 1965 Maria Gray College, Twickenham DC Tue 15 Jun 1965 London School of Economics DC Thu 17 Jun 1965 Tyne Tees Television DC Sun 27 Jun 195 Steve Benbow's Club, Swan & Sugarloaf, Croydon also playing: Benbow, Paul Solly, Valerie Ann DG Wed 30 Jun Jackson C. Frank at the Scots Hoose, Cambridge Circus DG Sat 3 Jul 1965 Brighton DC Sun 4 Jul 1965 Coventry DC Mon 5 Jul 1965 BBC Maida Vale, London, ENG (BBC Folk Room with Bernie Andrews)

July 7 1965 Marquee, London, ENG (with Long John Baldry)

Sun 11 Jul 1965 Civic Centre, Southend, ENG

Fri 16 Jul 1965 Folk Festival Keele, Arlo Guthrie DC Sat 17 Jul 1965 Farewell concert of Jackson C Frank at Les Cousins DG Sat 17 Jul 1965 Folk Festival Keele Arlo Guthrie DC Sun 18 Jul 1965 Folk Festival Keele Arlo Guthrie

August 1, 1965 Cherryhinton Hall, Cambridge, ENG (Cambridge Folk Festival 1965)

August 11, 1965 Marquee, London, ENG (with Long John Baldry)

August 25, 1965 Marquee, London, ENG (with Long John Baldry)

August 28, 1965 BBC Maida Vale, London, ENG (BBC Folk Room with Bernie Andrews)

August 31, 1965 Troubadour Earls Court, London, ENG

Fri 3 Sep 1965 Ealing Town Hall Folk Concert also playing: McPeakes, Shirley Collins, Wally Whyton, Redd Sullivan DC/DG Fri 10 Sep 1965 Les Cousins, Greek Street the MM folk forum ad adds: "by special request, the Strawberry Hill Boys!" DC/DG Sun 19 Sep 1965 Troubadour Earls Court, London, ENG

Sat 25 Sep 1965 BBC Maida Vale, London, ENG (BBC Folk Room with Bernie Andrews)

Sat 2 Oct 1965 Quaglinos, Jermyn Street DC Thu 7 Oct 1965 BBC Fanfare Recording DC Thu 7 Oct 1965 Old Crown DC Sat 9 Oct 1965 The Oaks, Eastern Avenue DC Tue 12 Oct 1965 BBC Sounds in the Night - two shows DC Sat 16 Oct 1965 BBC Fanfare Broadcast DC Fri 22 Oct 1965 BBC Settle Down Recording DC Sat 23 Oct 1965 Commonwealth Institute, West London (Young Zionists with Nadia Cattouse and Martin Carthy) DC Sun 24 Oct 1965 ???? Folk Voice DC Wed 27 Oct 1965 BBC Sounds in the Night Broadcast DC Fri 29 Oct 1965 Eastbourne DC Mon 1 Nov 1965 BBC Settle Down Broadcast DC Wed 3 Nov 1965 Jackson C Frank with Sandy Denny, at Leduce, 22 D'Arblay Street, Soho Sandy was his girlfriend for a while, and apparently played tambourine on the B-side of his famous Blues Run The Game single. DG Sun 7 Nov 1965 Welwyn Garden City DC Sat 13 Nov 1965 Middlesex Hospital Foley Street ATV Studios (Jim Lloyd ????) DC Fri 19 Nov 1965 Chichester DC Wed 8 Dec 1965 BBC Sounds in the Night Broadcast DC Sun 19 Dec 1965 Enterprise Folk Club, Hampstead also playing: Terry Gould

1966

Sun 2 Jan 1966 Brentwood DC Thu 6 Jan 1966 Black Bull, Whetstone MM ad refers to "BBC's Strawberry Hill Boys" DC/DG Fri 7 Jan 1966 Redhill DC Sat 22 Jan 1966 Hole in the Ground, Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage DC/DG Sat 5 Mar 1966 Half Moon, Putney MM ad says: "Special Jamboree Night with Gerry Lockran, Riyd Rivers, Cliff Aungier plus fabulous guests stars Strawberry Hill Boys. Come at 8pm or you'll never get in!!!" DC/DG Sat 26 Mar 1966 Troubadour, Earls Court DC/DG Sat 2 Apr 66 MM review by Eric Winter of Troubadour gig Sometimes you're so close to history being made you can smell it. Last Saturday at the Troubadour, London's oldest folk club, the air was full of history. The featured performers were the Strawberry Hill Boys - Dave Cousins whose banjo has been ringing expertly round the folk scene for some years, John Berry, a sensitive (as opposed to a plonk plonk) bass player, and Tony Hooper on guitar. As they set up a swinging grassroots sound, three country music giants tumbled in - Bill Clifton, respected as well as loved for his authoritative work in the bluegrass field; Eric Weissberg, sometime of the Tarriers and lately in Britain to accompany Judy Collins; and Pete Roberts of the Country Gentlemen. ... The visitors soon went into ad hoc rehearsal with the Strawberry Hill Boys and emerged to produce an astonishing sound on such high flying numbers as 'Mary Dear' and 'The Little Whitewashed Chimney' not to mention such standards as 'Salty Dog' and 'There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone'" DG Wed 30 Mar 1966 Red Lion, Barking DC/DG Sun 3 Apr 1966 Hoxton Hall, Shoreditch MM: "Another great folk song and dance evening with the Strawberry Hill Boys, The Fielders & IIDA, with Ray Goulding to lead the dancing from 8. A real Victorian music hall, well worth the journey." DC/DG Sat 9 Apr 1966 Five Proud Walkers included in MM ad for New All Star Club, 9A Artillery Passage, E1 DG Thu 14 Apr 1966 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins, Greek Street DG Sat 30 Apr 1966 New Greenford Hall Barking also playing: Nigel Denver, The Watersons, Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley, The Ian Campbell Folk Group DC/DG Mon 2 May 1966 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins, Greek Street DG Wed 4 May 1966 Sandy Denny at Borehamwood Folk Club DG Sat 7 May 1966 Folk Festival Southampton the boys played on Saturday evevning at the Ceilidh, alongside Bob and John Copper, Isla Cameron and the Young Tradition. At other times in the three day event (6-8 May) guests included Frankie Armstrong, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy, Roy and Val Bailey and Derek Serjeant. DC/DG Fri 13 May 1966 Five Proud Walkers included in MM ad for New All Star Club, 9A Artillery Passage, E1 DG Fri 13 May 1966 MM ad: "At The Cousins": Les Bridger and Sandy Denny DG Sat 21 May 1966 Troubadour, Earls Court DC/DG Wed 25 May 1966 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins DG Mon 6 Jun 1966 Half Moon, Putney MM ad includes: Gerry Lockran, Royd Rivers, Cliff Aungier "with top guests as always, the Strawberry Hill Boys" DC/DG Sun 19 Jun 1966 Enterprise Hampstead also playing: North West Three, Terry Gould DC/DG Sun 26 Jun 1966 Studes Drum, Green Man, West Ealing DC/DG Fri 1 Jul 1966 Five Proud Walkers at Ram Jam Club 390 Brixton Road DG Sun 24 Jul 1966 Joelle Cousins born DC Fri 29 Jul 1966 Gin Bottle Four, Osterley DC/DG Sun 7 Aug 1966 Studes Drum, Green Man, West Ealing DC Tue 9 Aug 1966 Crown, Twickenham DC/DG Sat 20 Aug 1966 Troubadour, Earls Court DC Mon 5 Sep to Mon 19 Sep 1966 Dave Cousins solo tour in Denmark DC Sat 17 Sep 1966 MM announcement that Jackson C Frank appearing every Wednesday at Les Cousins, Greek Street DG Mon 26 Sep 1966 Half Moon, Putney DC Mon 3 Oct 1966 Alex Campbell and Sandy Deny at Deane Arms, South Ruislip DG Sun 30 Oct 1966 Studes Drum, Green Man West Ealing DC/DG Tue 1 Nov 1966 Crown, Twickenham DC/DG Thu 10 Nov 1966 White Bear (WB) Opening Night report in MM dated Sat 12 Nov (which would have come out on Thu 10 Nov) "Martin Winsor, Redd Sullivan and the Strawberry Hill Boys are the residents at a new club opening tonight at the White Bear in Hounslow." DC/DG Thu 17 Nov 1966 WB - Johnny Silvo DC/DG Thu 10 Nov 1966 WB - Cliff Aungier DC/DG Sat 26 Nov 1966 Sandy Denny plus guests at Angers, Teddington DG Sun 4 Dec 1966 The George, Morden also playing Gerry Lockran DC Fri 9 Dec 1966 Gin Bottle Four, Osterley DC/DG Thu 15 Dec 1966 WB - Pete and Maria Cray DC/DG Sun 18 Dec 1966 Vietnam show at St. Pancras Town Hall: Julie Felix, Bert Jansch, Alexis Corner, Trevor Lucas, Tom Paley, Sandy Denny

Thu 22 Dec 1966 WB - Banjo's 50th birthday SHB's Karl Dallas wrote in MM: "Dave Cousins' banjo celebrates its 50th birthday tonight at the Strawbs' grand Christmas binge at their club at the White Bear, Hounslow. All other banjos are invited to join the festivities. The Strawbs recently notched up their 30th BBC radio show with an appearance on Cavalcade with the BBC Concert Orchestra." DG: This seems to be the first written reference to "Strawbs," though the MM ad still read "Strawberry Hill Boys".

December 30, 1966 Les Cousins, London, ENG

1967

January 1, 1967 Hampstead Enterprise, London, ENG January 4, 1967 Marquee, London, ENG January 5, 1967 White Bear, Hounslow, ENG (with Sandy Denny, Martin Winsor & Redd Sullivan) January 6, 1967 Chester, ENG January 7, 1967 Sports Guild, Manchester, ENG January 8, 1967 Royal Festival Hall, London, ENG (with Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor, Nadia Cattouse, Theo Johnson, Hanearim & (compere) Alfred Marks, in support of the West London Young Zionist Society) January 12, 1967 White Bear, Hounslow, ENG (with Martin Winsor & Redd Sullivan) January 14, 1967 Troubadour, London, ENG January 15, 1967 Studes Drum, London, ENG January 16, 1967 Orpington Folk Club, Orpington, ENG January 17, 1967 Golborne???? January 19, 1967 White Bear, Hounslow, ENG (with Malcolm Price & Martin Winsor) January 20, 1967 Battersea Town Hall, London, ENG (with Ian Campbell & Jacqui & Bridie) January 22, 1967 Studes Drum, London, ENG (with The Settlers & The Newby) January 24, 1967 Les Cousins, London, ENG Thu 26 Jan 1967 WB - White Bear Mike Absalom?? MM lists as "Mike Munnelly" DC/DG Fri 27 Jan 1967 Les Cousins Greek Street All night DC solo MM ad for same night late show for Strawberry Hill Boys (11.30-6am - Jacqui McShee & John Renbourn were in the earlier 7.30 slot) - Troubadour ad claimed "for excellent entertainment" - may be DC did early at Greek Street and legged it nto the Troubadour ? DC/DG Thu 2 Feb 1967 WB - The Newby DC/DG Sun 5 Feb 1967 Castle Swindon DC Thu 9 Feb 1967 WB - Steve Bromfield DC Tue 15 Feb 1967 Birmingham, ENG Thu 16 Feb 1967 Digby Stuart??? DC Thu 16 Feb 1967 WB - Gants Hill Ramblers DG Sat 18 Feb 1967 Bristol Sun 19 Feb 1967 Bath Tue 21 Feb 1967 BBC World Service Strawberry Hill Boys Sing and Play Folk Songs with Sandy Denny: "Blues Run the Game", "On My Way", "Stay Awhile With Me", "Pretty Polly", "Tell Me What You See In Me" DC Thu 23 Feb 1967 WB - ??? DC Fri 24 Feb 1967 Les Cousins, Greek Street (7.30-11.00) DC/DG Tue 28 Feb 1967 Nottingham Thu 2 Mar 1967 WB - Dave Travis DC/DG Fri 3 Mar 1967 Sandy Denny??? DC Sun 5 Mar 1967 Chelmsford DC Thu 9 Mar 1967 WB - ??? DC Thu 9 Mar 1967 Five Proud Walkers at John Cass college DG Fri 10 Mar 1967 Five Proud Walkers at Ealing Tech AND Majons College DG Fri 10 Mar 1967 Greyhound Fulham, Palace Road DC Sat 11 Mar 1967 Five Proud Walkers at LSE AND Banbury DG Sun 12 Mar 1967 Brentwood DC Sun Mar 1967 Five Proud Walkers at Eel Pie Island DG Mon 13 Mar 1967 Dimbleby Cancer Fund benefit at Queen Mary College MM piece in Sat 11 Mar issue: "Alex Campbell heads the bill at a concert in aid of the Dimbleby Cancer Fund at Queen Mary College. With him are Johnny Silvo, Dorris Henderson, Sandy Denny, and the Strawberry Hill Boys.... Sandy Denny has just recorded her third programme for BBC overseas service." DC Tue 14 Mar 1967 Five Proud Walkers at Manchester University DG Wed 15 Mar 1967 Ealing DC Thu 16 Mar 1967 WB - Mike Munnelly, Hilary Moody DG Sat 18 Mar 1967 Record with Dave Travis East Putney Tony Pyke Studio DC Sun 19 Mar 1967 Sandy Denny at the Troubadour DG Thu 23 Mar 1967 Folk Club Addlesham??? DC Thu 23 Mar 1967 WB - ??? DG Fri 24 Mar 1967 Isle of Wight DC Fri 24 Mar 1967 Sandy Denny at Rotterdam CND Good Friday rally DG Fri 24 Mar 1967 Sandy Denny at Committee of 100 show at Hampstead Roundhouse DG Mon 27 Mar 1967 Colchester DC Thu 30 Mar 1967 Guernsey DC Fri 31 Mar 1967 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins, Greek Street (7.30-11.00) DG Fri 31 Mar 1967 Green Ginger DC Sat 1 Apr 1967 Troubadour, Earls Court DC Thu 6 Apr 1967 Dukes Head, Addlestone also playing: Phil Sears DC/DG Sun 9 Apr 1967 Troubadour, Earls Court DC Sun 9 Apr 1967 Sandy Denny at Enterprise Folk Club, Hampstead DG Tue 11 Apr 1967 Crown, Twickenham DC Thu 13 Apr 1967 WB - Brian Mooney DG Sat 15 Apr 1967 MM Ad "Book the Velvet Opera, something new in pop music" though NB London City Agency ad still refers to Five Proud Walkers DG Sun 16 Apr 1967 Swindon DC Mon 17 Apr 1967 Broadside, Birmingham DC Thu 20 Apr 1967 Norwich DC Sat 22 Apr 1967 Brighton DC Thu 27 Apr 1967 WB - Mike Absalom, Tom Browne, The Newby and Strawbs DC/DG Fri 28 Apr 1967 Sandy Denny at the Central Hotel, Barking Road, East Ham DG Sun 30 Apr 1967 Bristol DC Wed 3 May 1967 Norfolk Arms, North Wembley DC Wed 3 May 1967 Sandy Denny at Holy Ground, Bayswater (ad misprints as "Sandy Denning") DG Thu 4 May 1967 WB DC Sun 7 May 1967 Hampstead listed as "Strawberry Hill Boys" DC/DG Tue 9 May 1967 Crown, Twickenham DC Wed 10 May 1967 Rehearse with Sandy Denny DC Thu 11 May 1967 WB - The Newby, The Honest John Three, Brian Golbey (no Strawbs) DG Thu 11 May 1967 Railway Inn Abingdon DC Fri 12 May 1967 Billericay DC Sat 13 May 1967 Troubadour Earls Court DC Thu 18 May 1967 WB - White Bear Hounslow Trevor Lucas DC Fri 19 May 1967 Hoddesden DC Thu 23 May 1967 Hemel Hempstead ??? DC Thu 23 May 1967 WB - Sandy Denny, Brian Golbey (no mention of Strawbs) DG Thu 23 May 1967 Barnet & Whetstone ??? DC Sat 27 May 1967 Troubadour, Earls Court with Bill Clifton DC Sun 28 May 1967 Hemel Hempstead with Bill Clifton??? DC Sat 3 Jun 1967 Bill Clifton farewell party (with Bill Monroe and others including the Strawberry Hill Boys) - see Sat 11 Jun note below DG Sat 10 Jun 1967 Newark DC Sun 11 Jun 1967 MM piece by Karl Dallas "Bill Clifton's farewell party was held at his home in Sevenoaks all day Sunday (would have been previous Sunday, ie Sun 3 Jun). Bill was off to join the Peace Corps in Manila. All branches of the revival went .. the bluegrass boys were there in force, of course .... Banjoist Dave Cousins of the Strawberry Hill Boys told me his group must be considered an ex-bluegrass group now, since they are playing mostly contemporary material written by themselves. They are including a few bluegrass instrumentals but that is all, and the group is now to be known as the Strawbs." DC/DG Wed 14 Jun 1967 Meet Ron Chesterman??? DC Wed 14 Jun 1967 Marquee,Wardour Street not listed on Marquee online gig calendar DC Thu 15 Jun 1967 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road DC Fri 16 Jun 1967 St Osyth's College Clacton on Sea DC Sat 17 Jun 1967 College, Marlborough DC Sun 18 Jun 1967 Sandy Denny at Steve Benbow Folk Club, Norbury Hotel, Norbury DG Thu 22 Jun 1967 Rehearse with Sandy Denny DC Sat 24 Jun 1967 Maximum Sound Old Kent Road Record??? DC Tue 27 Jan 1967 Five Proud Walkers at Royalty Ballroom, Southgate DG Fri 30 Jun 1967 Chandlers Ford DC Sat 1 Jul 1967 MM ad: "Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera gives a man meal appeal" DG Jul 1967 onwards Amen Courner embark on 30 date UK tour - 1 day recording, 1 day rest, otherwise gigging every night DG Wed 5 Jul 1967 Holy Ground, Bayswater also playing: Mike Absalom, Joanna Wheatley DC/DG Thu 6 Jul 1967 Rehearse with Sandy Denny DC Sat 1 Jul 1967 MM ad: "Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera is good for you" DG Sat 8 Jul 1967 Queens Head, Harlow DC Fri 14 Jul 1967 Les Cousins Greek Street (11.30-6am) DC/DG Sat 1 Jul 1967 MM ad: "Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera with the less fattening centres" DG Sun 16 Jul 1967 Rehearse with Sandy Denny DC Sun 16 Jul 1967 "Miss Sandy Denny" at the Troubadour DG Tue 18 Jul 1967 BBC Piccadilly 1 DC Wed 19 Jul 1967 Rehearse with Sandy Denny DC Thu 20 Jul 1967 Leave for Denmark DC Mon 24 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Tue 25 Jul 1967 Danmarks Radio TV show Sandy and the Strawbs DC Tue 25 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Wed 26 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Thu 27 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Fri 28 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Sat 29 Jul 1967 Vise Versa Hus Tivoli Gardens Sandy and the Strawbs DC Sat 29 Aug 1967 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera at Electric Garden, 43 King Street, Covent Garden (later became Middle Earth); also on the bill - Fairport Convention DG Sat 29 Aug 1967 ad: "Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera little darlings" DG Sun 6 Aug 1967 Return from Denmark DC Sun 13 Aug 1967 Record Caedmon??? Phillips Studio DC Wed 16 Jul 1967 Sandy Denny at Surbiton Assembly Rooms, with Derek Serjeant, John Frazer DG Sun 20 Aug 1967 Record Caedmon??? Phillips Studio DC Wed 23 Aug 1967 Richmond DC Fri 25 Aug 1967 Les Cousins Greek Street (11.30-6am) plus guests first MM ad reference to "Strawbs" otherthan at White Bear DC/DG Sat 26 Aug 1967 Harlow DC Wed 30 Aug 1967 Camberley DC Sat 2 Sep 1967 Troubadour, Earls Court (10.30) DC/DG Thu 21 Sep 1967 Strawbs plus Punchbowl Three and guests at Doghouse, Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road. Thought to be the legendary Geyhound gig with Sandy Denny DG September 15, 1967 Chester, ENG September 17, 1967 Wallasey, ENG September 24, 1967 Castle Hotel, Swindon, ENG Fri 29 Sep 1967 Chandlers Ford DC Sun 1 Oct 1967 Egham DC Fri 6 Oct 1967 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins, Greek Street DG Sat 7 Oct 1967 Troubadour, Bristol Tue 10 Oct 1967 Colchester Fri 13 Oct 1967 Portsmouth Fri 13 Oct 1967 Sandy Denny at Central Hotel, East Ham also playing: Noel Murphy, John Renbourn - ad comments: "A first together at any club (normal prices)" DG Fri 13 Oct 1967 UFO at the Roundhouse closed DG Sun 15 Oct 1967 Starting Gate, Wood Green Fri 3 Nov 1967 Sandy Denny at La Bastille, 134 Wardour Street Linda Peters (later Linda Thompson) and Paul McNeill residents DG Sun 5 Nov 1967 Sandy Denny at Steve Benbow Folk Club, Norbury DG Tue 7 Nov 1967 Crown, Twickenham Fri 17 Nov 1967 Nottingham University, Nottingham Sat 18 Nov 1967 Cambridge Sat Nov 1967 Sandy Denny at the Doghouse, Greyhound, Fulham Place Road DG Sun 19 Nov 1967 Nags Head, Battersea Mon 20 Nov 1967 "Folksville", Half Moon, Putney DC/DG Wed 22 Nov 1967 Wormwood Scrubs Prison - show for long term prisoners DC Wed 22 Nov 1967 Sandy Denny plays at the opening night of the new Coach & Horses club at Kew Green DG Sat 25 Nov 1967 King Lud DC Tue 28 Nov 1967 Arts Lab (AL) - Spencer Davis??? DC Fri 1 Dec 1967 Chalfont St Giles DC Sun 3 Dec 1967 Sandy Denny at the Nags Head, Battersea DG Sun 3 Dec 1967 Railway, Brentwood with Sonja Kristina DC Wed 6 Dec 1967 Denmark DC Thu 7 Dec 1967 Denmark DC Thu 7 Dec 1967 WB: Ad announces "Re-opening of the White Bear" - Mike 'Mighty' Absalom - Residents, Dave Cousins, Chas Upton - it may be that Dave was unable to appear, or that this was a general statement that, nomally, Dave would be a regular resident DG Fri 8 Dec 1967 Denmark DC Sat 9 Dec 1967 Troubadour Bristol DC Sun 10 Dec 1967 Norbury Hotel Norbury Steve Benbow's Club DC Thu 14 Dec 1967 Greyhound Fulham Palace Road also appearing: Noel Murphy DC/DG Thu 14 Dec 1967 WB: Taverners, Dave Cousins and Chas Upton (DC may have been absent) DG Fri 15 Dec 1967 Sandy Denny at Les Cousins (7.30-11.00) DG Sun 17 Dec 1967 Troubadour, Earls Court (9.30) DC/DG Sun 17 Dec 1967 Sandy Denny, together with Alexis Korner and Wizz Jones at the Horseshoe, Tottenham Court Road DG Tue 19 Dec 1967 RAF Wyton DC Thu 21 Dec 1967 WB - Jeremy Taylor, Dave Cousins (?) and Chas Upton DG Fri 22 Dec 1967 Isle of Wight DC Sun 31 Dec 1967 Colchester

1968

Tue 2 Jan 1968 Dungeon Club, Copper Kettle, Tower Bridge Road DC/DG Thu 4 Jan 1968 Addlestone DC Fri 5 Jan 1968 Eastleigh DC Sun 7 Jan 1968 BBC TV DC Fri 12 Jan 1968 Pedro William IV, Leyton Baths DG Sun 14 Jan 1968 Fire at All Star Club E1 DG Sun 14 Jan 1968 University, Warwick DC Sat 20 Jan 1968 King Lud, Fleet Street DC Tue 23 Jan 1968 North London Polytechnic DC Fri 26 Jan 1968 Hitchin DC Fri 26 Jan 1968 Alex Campbell, Sandy Denny and Chapter Three at St Pancras Town Hall DG Thu 1 Feb 1968 Tony Visconti - meet to discuss arrangements DC Thu 1 Feb 1968 Greyhound Fulham Palace Road DC Fri 2 Feb 1968 Ashby de la Zouch DC Sat 3 Feb 1968 Lichfield DC Sat 3 Feb 1968 News item about Maureen Kennedy Martin leaving the Tinkers (she'll be needing a new guitarist then - DG) DG Sun 4 Feb 1968 Peterborough DC Mon 5 Feb 1968 Chappell Recording Studios, Maddox Street - record tracks for first single - Gus Dudgeon producer DC Tue 6 Feb 1968 C`happell Recording Studios, Maddox Street - overdub orchestra - Tony Visconti arranger DC Tue 6 Feb 1968 Covenfolk, Red Lion, Barnes DC/DG Wed 7 Feb 1968 Denmark DC Thur 8 Feb 1968 Denmark DC Fri 9 Feb 1968 Denmark DC Sat 10 Feb 1968 Denmark DC Sun 11 Feb 1968 Swindon DC Wed 14 Feb 1968 Crawley also playing: Redd Sullivan DC Fri 16 Feb 1968 See Chris Blackwell DC Sun 18 Feb 1968 Regent Sound A - Folk guitar session - meet Tom Allom DC Mon 19 Feb 1968 Norwich DC Tue 20 Feb 1968 BBC for interview for Danmarks Radio??? DC Fri 23 Feb 1968 Southampton DC Wed 28 Feb 1968 Two Billion Folk Club, Norfolk Arms, Wembley (billed as Strawberry Hill Boys) DC/DG Thu 29 Feb 1968 WB - Malcolm Price DC Thu 1 Mar 1968 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera at International Student House, nr Great Portland Street, with Ten Years After DG Mon 4 Mar 1968 Portsmouth DC Tues 5 Mar 1968 Kensington DC Wed 6 Mar 1968 Leeds DC Thu 7 Mar 1968 WB - Derek Brimstone DC Fri 8 Mar 1968 BBC My Kind of Folk - Piccadilly 1 also features Dominic Behan and Noel Murphy broadcast on 13 Mar 1968 DC Sat 9 Mar 1968 Speakeasy??? DC Mon 11 Mar 1968 Regent Sound A Session Tony Meehan/John McLaughlin DC Tue 12 Mar 1968 Harrow DC Thu 14 Mar 1968 WB - Ralph McTell DC Thu 14 Mar 1968 Wakefield DC Fri 15 Mar 1968 Tinkers Club DC Fri 15 Mar 1968 Decca releases "Father's Name Is Dad"/"Treacle Toffee World", credited on the label to "The Fire" DG Sat 16 Mar 1968 Oxfam, Bishops Stortford DC Sat 16 Mar 1968 Maureen Kennnedy Martin made her post Tinkers debut, MM commetning: "good to find her singing mainly material that hardly anyone else uses ... Strawbs' 'Jimmy Wilson'" DG Sun 17 Mar 1968 Chester DC Sun 17 Mar 1968 Sandy Denny at Starting Gate, Wood Green DG Tue 19 Mar 1968 BBC TV rehearse Leonard Cohen Guitar, banjo DC Wed 20 Mar 1968 BBC TV record Sings Leonard Cohen, with Danny Thompson, Tony Carr??, John Cameron ?? DC Wed 20 Mar 1968 White Lion, Putney DG Thu 21 Mar 1968 WB - Noel Murphy DC Fri 22 Mar 1968 Clitheroe also playing: Redd Sullivan DC Sat 23 Mar 1968 Manchester also playing Redd Sullivan DC Sat 24 Mar 1968 Don Quixote Folk Club, 259 Old Brompton Road DG Thu 28 Mar 1968 Cardinal DC Fri 29 Mar 1968 Tony Hall meeting - image advice DC Sun 31 Mar 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Mon 1 Apr 1968 Wolverhampton DC Wed 3 Apr 1968 Putney - Maureen Kennedy-Martin DC Thu 4 Apr 1968 Barrie Wentzell photo session in Osterley Park DC Thu 4 Apr 1968 WB - Strawbs, Redd Sullivan & guests April 6, 1968 Troubadour, Earls Court Sun 7 Apr 1968 Bristol Wed 10 Apr 1968 BBC My Kind of Folk Recording Thu 11 Apr 1968 WB - Strawbs and guests DC/DG Mon 15 Apr 1968 Colchester DC Tue 16 Apr 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Wed 17 Apr 1968 Shipley/Wolverhampton DC Thur 18 Apr 1968 BBC/Tom Browne Be In DC Thu 18 Apr 1968 WB - Michael Chapman DC Sat 20 Apr 1968 Birmingham DC Wed 24 Apr 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Wed 24 Apr 1968 BBC/Tom Browne Be In DC Thu 25 Apr 1968 Addlestone DC Thu 25 Apr 1968 WB - John Foreman DG Sat 27 Apr 1968 King Lud, Fleet Street DC Sat 27 Mar 1968 Sandy Denny at Clerkenwell Tavern DG Sat 27 Mar 1968 announcement in MM that Strawbs had signed with American label A&M Records DG Sun 28 Apr 1968 Save the Children Swindon DC Mon 29 Apr 1968 Sandy Denny at Phoenix Pb, Cavendish Square DG Tue 30 Apr 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Tue 30 Apr 1968 Cliff Aungier's Dungeon Club, The Copper, Tower Bridge Road DG Thu 2 May 1968 Jug of Punch Birmingham DC Thu 2 May 1968 WB - Alex Campbell DC/DG Fri 3 May 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Fri 3 May 1968 Pear Tree Inn, Wolverhampton DC Sat 4 May 1968 Queens Hotel, Oswestry DC Sun 5 May 1968 Hitchin DC Mon 6 May 1968 Red Lion,Hemel Hempstead DC Tue 7 May 1968 Tony Visconti meeting DC Tue 7 May 1968 Peterborough DC Wed 8 May 1968 Tony Visconti meeting DC Thu 9 May 1968 BBC/Tom Browne Be In DC Fri 10 May 1968 Gus Dudgeon/Karl Knudsen meeting DC Sun 12 May 1968 Sandy Denny and John Martyn at Horseshoe, Tottenham Court Road DG Sun 12 May 1968 Enterprise Folk Club, Hampstead also playing: Terry Gould, Marian McKenzie, Don Borito DC/DG Mon 13 May 1968 David Platz/Karl Knudsen meeting DC Wed 15 May 1968 Visit Omar Khyam restaurant DC Fri 17 May 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Sat 18 May 1968 BBC/Tom Browne Be In/London News DC Tue 21 May 1968 Crosby Hotel Scunthorpe DC Wed 22 May 1968 University of Warwick, Coventry DC Thu 23 May 1968 Globe DC Thu 23 May 1968 WB - White Bear Hounslow Mike Absalom DC Fri 24 May 1968 Jersey DC Sat 25 Mar 1968 Sandy Denny at Anglers, Teddington DG Sat 25 May 1968 MM piece in Raver column about Sandy Denny replacing Judy Dyble in Fairport Convention DG Sun 26 May 1968 Chichester DC Mon 27 May 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Tue 28 May 1968 Neasden DC Fri 31 May 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Thu 6 Jun 1968 Gus Dudgeon/Tony Visconti meeting DC Mon 10 Jun 1968 Gus Dudgeon/John Mackswith meeting - Lansdown engineer DC Mon 10 Jun 1968 Barry Clayman meeting DC Wed 12 Jun 1968 Noel Gay meeting DC Thu 13 Jun 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Thu 13 Jun 1968 WB - Martin Winsor DC Fri 14 Jun 1968 University, Brighton DC Sat 15 Jun 1968 King Lud, Fleet Street DC Thu 20 Jun 1968 Record at Lansdowne (10am-10pm) DC Fri 21 Jun 1968 Record at Lansdowne (10am-10pm) DC Sat 22 Jun 1968 Harlow DC Mon 24 Jun 1968 Nosrati meeting DC Tue 25 Jun 1968 Club, Plymouth DC Wed 25 Jun 1968 Concert, Plymouth DC Thu 27 Jun 1968 Carnival, Hunts DC Fri 28 Jun 1968 Record at Lansdowne (10am-10pm) DC Sat 29 Jun 1968 MM reported "new folk and blues club opening on Fulham Road, star attraction is the Strawbs. Elsewhere, "new late night show, 10-2, Strawbs promoting their latest record (see item below 5 Jul 1968) DG Thu 4 Jul 1968 John Gaydon meeting - EG Management DC Thu 4 Jul 1968 WB - Strawbs, Chas Upton and other guests DG Fri 5 Jul 1968 La Fiesta, Fulham Road DC/DG Sat 6 Jul 1968 Chelmsford Mon 8 Jul 1968 Record at Lansdowne DC Tue 9 Jul 1968 Record at Lansdowne DC Thu 11 Jul 1968 Record at Lansdowne DC Thu 11 Jul 1968 WB - Colin Scot and Strawbs DG Fri 12 Jul 1968 Grammar School, Marlborough DC Sat 13 Jul 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Tue 16 Jul 1968 Reduction at Lansdowne??? - mixing DC Wed 17 Jul 1968 RAF, Huntingdon DC Thu 18 Jul 1968 Derby DC Fri 19 Jul 1968 Blackburn DC Tue 23 Jul 1968 Harlow Arts Festival also playing: The Spinners, Noel Murphy and Derek Brimstone DC/DG Wed 24 Jul 1968 Backing track??? DC Wed 24 Jul 1968 Havant DC Thu 13 Jun 1968 WB - Alex Campbell, Trevor Crozier DC/DG Sat 27 Jul 1968 Cambridge Folk Festival DC Sun 28 Jul 1968 Saracens Head, Chelmsford DC Tue 30 Jul 1968 Tony Hall meeting - Promote "Oh How She Changed" DC Thu 1 Aug 1968 WB - Stefan Grossman DC Fri 3 Aug 1968 Webster Hall, Arbroath DC Sun 4 Aug 1968 Burnt Island, Fife DC Mon 5 Aug 1968 Kirkaldy DC Tue 6 Aug 1968 Arbroath DC Thu 8 Aug 1968 WB - Derek Brimstone DC Sun 11 Aug 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Mon 12 Aug 1968 Karl Knudsen arrives DC Thu 15 Aug 1968 Noel Gay meeting DC Thu 15 Aug 1968 WB - Patrick Nelson (no mention of Strawbs) DG Fri 16 Aug 1968 Les Cousins, Greek Street "The Strawbs, a fine group blending good music with equally good songs" Tickets 5 shillings (25p) DC/DG Sat 17 Aug 1968 La Fiesta Fulham Road "One of Britain's finest folk groups currently promoting their latest hit record" DC./DG Sun 18 Aug 1968 Film clip for 'The Man Who Called Himself Jesus' Eastington, Nr Stroud DC Mon 19 Aug 1968 Film clip for 'The Man Who Called Himself Jesus' Eastington, Nr Stroud DC Tue 20 Aug 1968 Film clip for 'The Man Who Called Himself Jesus' Eastington, Nr Stroud DC Wed 21 Aug 1968 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera at Country Club, 210 Haverstock Hill DG Thu 22 Aug 1968 WB - White Bear Hounslow Ian Anderson DC Fri 23 Aug 1968 Ashby-de-le-Zouch DC Sat 24 Aug 1968 Oswestry DC Sun 11 Aug 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Tue 27 Aug 1968 Dennis Mitchell meeting DC Tue 27 Aug 1968 John Gaydon meeting DC Tue 27 Aug 1968 Hungry I Cellar, London Road, Croydon DC/DG Thur 29 Aug 1968 Black Bull, Barnet & Whetstone FC DC/DG Sat 31 Aug 1968 Troubadour, Bristol DC Sat 31 Aug 1968 Free concert at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham at the open air Arena Thatre - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Roy Harper, Breakthru, the Frame DG Sun 1 Sep 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Mon 2 Sep 1968 A&M arrive - stay Dorchester Gil Friesen DC Tue 3 Sep 1968 A&M playback of album Gil Friesen DC Tue 3 Sep 1968 Cliff Aungier's Dungeon DC/DG Wed 4 Sep 1968 A&M meeting Gil Friesen DC Thu 5 Sep 1968 WB - Honest John Three, Strawbs, Chas Upton DC Sat 7 Sep 1968 Greenwich Theatre Folk Club, The Gloucester, King William Walk, Greenwich ("The Strawbs with residents and guests") DC/DG Mon 9 Sep 1968 BBC Night Ride Maida Vale 4 DC Tue 10 Sep 1968 Walsall DC Tue 10 Sep 1968 Sandy Denny at Hungry I Cellar, London Road, Croydon DG Thu 11 Sep 1968 BBC Night Ride Maida Vale 4 DC Thu 12 Sep 1968 Lichfield DC Thu 12 Sep 1968 WB - Dave Calderhead, Chas Upton (no mention of Strawbs) DG Fri 13 Sep 1968 Walsall DC Sat 14 Sep 1968 Troubadour, Earls Court DC/DG Sun 15 Sep 1968 Hitchin DC Mon 16 Sep 1968 BBC - Maida Vale 4 DC Wed 18 Sep 1968 Tony Visconti meeting DC Wed 18 Sep 1968 BBC My Kind of Folk DC Thu 19 Sep 1968 Norwich DC Fri 20 Sep 1968 Redhill DC Sat 21 Sep 1968 Romford DC Mon 23 Sep 1968 Joni Mitchell - Top Gear Piccadilly 1 John Cameron DC Tue 24 Sep 1968 BBC My Kind of Folk DC Wed 25 Sep 1968 BBC Night Ride - Maida Vale 4 DC Thu 26 Sep 1968 Valley Folk, Folk Centre, Price of Wales, Dalling Road, Hammersmith (plus residents) DC/DG Fri 27 Sep 1968 Peter Asher meeting DC Fri 27 Sep 1968 Tinkers Club (Country Club, Haverstock Hill) also playing: Martin Wyndham-Read DC Sat 28 Sep 1968 Bandstand Hyde Park with The Move DC Sat 28 Sep 1968 Les Cousins all-nighter - Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick (7.30-11); Strawbs (12.00-7am) "Very fine contemporary songwriters and music. LP out soon" DG Mon 30 Sep 1968 Walsall DC Thu 3 Oct 1968 WB - The Halliard, The Strawbs DC/DG Wed 9 Oct 1968 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera at Eel Pie Island, with Byzantium DG Thu 10 Oct 1968 WB - Noel Murphy, Strawbs DC/DG Sat 12 Oct 1968 La Fiesta, Fulham "Late Night Rave with the Strawbs 10.00-3.00am - one of Britain's finest folk groups" DC Tue 16 Oct 1968 BBC Nightride 6 weeks 60 tracks 50 originals DC

October 18, 1968 Lyceum, London, ENG (All-Nighter with The Who, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Alan Bown, Elmer Gantry & Skip Bifferty)

Thu 31 Oct 1968 WB - Mike Absalom, Strawbs DG Fri 1 Nov 1968 Grantham DC Sat 2 Nov 1968 Les Cousins, Greek Street - all nighter - Jackson C Frank (7.30-11.00), Strawbs (12.00-7am) "fine contemporary group" DC/DG Wed 6 Nov 1968 Gus Dudgeon meeting DC Thu 7 Nov 1968 WB - Dave Waite & Marian Segal DC Fri 8 Nov 1968 Troubadour, Earls Court DC Sat 9 Nov 1968 Henley on Thames DC Sun 10 Nov 1968 Poles Apart, 14 Tottenham Court Road, 12 midnight - Strawbs & Dave Travis DG Sun 10 Nov 1968 BBC/Tom Browne London News DC Thu 14 Nov 1968 WB - Packie Byrne DC/DG Fri 15 Nov 1968 The Man Who Called Himself Jesus released DC Tue 22 Nov 1968 UK release of "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" DC/DG Fri 15 Nov 1968 Nottingham Sun 17 Nov 1968 ad for first solo concert for Roy Harper at St Pancras Town Hall DG Thu 21 Nov 1968 WB - Tinkers, Strawbs, Chas Upton DG Sat 23 Nov 1968 Les Cousins allnighter - Davy Graham (7.30-11), Strawbs 12.00-7am) DG Sat 23 Nov 1968 "Day In The Life of John Peel" feature mentions Strawbs regarding live sessions mentions Strawbs as one of bands recorded DG Sat 23 Nov 1968 MM piece: Noel Murphy and banjo player Dave Johnston will work together as a duo in future and all future bookings will be for the two as a duo. Exuisting commitments for Noel will be completed with Dave as an added bonus. They appear on Country Meets Folk as Noel Murphy and Shagus (sic).

Sun 17 Nov 1968 Wood Green DC Tue 19 Nov 1968 Swindon DC Wed 20 Nov 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Thu 21 Nov 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Fri 22 Nov 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Tue 26 Nov 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Wed 27 Nov 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Thu 28 Nov 1968 Record Morgan DC Thu 22 Nov 1968 WB - Peter Sarstedt (no mention of Strawbs) DC/DG Fri 29 Nov 1968 Belfast Festival DC Sat 30 Nov 1968 Belfast Festival DC Sat 30 Nov 1968 Chris Welch MM review of Fire's "Round The Gum Tree" single: "Unbelievable teeny bopper rubbish, as bad as all that Ohio Express and 1910 Fruitgum Co. bilge. There is a speeded up Chipmunks passage. Own up chaps, this isn't what it's all about. Worst record of the year." DG Sat 30 Nov 1968 Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera at University College London DG Sun 1 Dec 1968 Belfast Festival DC Tue 3 Dec 1968 Coven Folk, Dungeon Club, Copper Kettle, Tower Bridge Road "Cliff Aungier presents" DC/DG Wed 4 Dec 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Wed 4 Dec 1968 Folk Blues Concert at Regent Street Polytechnic. Little Titchfield Street also playing: Curtis Jones DC/DG Thu 5 Dec 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Thu 5 Dec 1968 WB - Maureen Kennedy Martin, Strawbs DG Fri 6 Dec 1968 Record Morgan??? DC Sat 7 Dec 1968 Theatre Royal York

December 8, 1968 Warwick University, Coventry, ENG (supported by Strawbs)

Tue 10 Dec 1968 BBC Top Gear Recording "I'll Show You Where To Sleep", "Poor Jimmy Wilson", "The Battle", "That Which Once Was Mine" - DC, TH, Ron, Tony Visconti (MD and recorder) - transmitted 12 Jan 69 DC/DG Wed 11 Dec 1968 BBC My Kind of Folk DC Thu 12 Dec 1968 WB - Alex Campbell, Strawbs DC/DG Fri 13 Dec 1968 Redhill DC Sat 14 Dec 1968 La Fiesta, Fulham Road (10-2.30am) "plus many guests" DC/DG Sun 15 Dec 1968 Chelmsford DC Wed 18 Dec 1968 MM notes that Strawbs appear on "My Kind Of Folk" on Radio 2, first album due for release in Feb 1969 (actually comes out June) DG Thu 19 Dec 1968 WB - White Bear Christmas Party (fancy dress), featuring Strawbs, Chas Upton and residents DG Fri 20 Dec 1968 Brentwood DC Sat 21 Dec 1968 White Hart, Collier Row, Romford also playing: Maureen Kennedy Martin, Nic Jones, The Riggers, Terry Munday DC/DG Sun 22 Dec 1968 Hitchin DC Mon 23 Dec 1968 The Granary, Bristol DC Sun 29 Dec 1968 Chichester

1969

Fri 3 Jan 1969 Ralph May (aka McTell) at Les Cousins, Greek Street DG Sun 5 Jan 1969 Paul Brett and Johnny Joyce at Hags Head, Battersea DG Thu 9 Jan 1969 Meeting RCA Richard Kerr DC Thu 9 Jan 1969 Meeting John Gaydon DC Thu 9 Jan 1969 WB - Johnny Jopyce, Chas Upton (no Strawbs mention) DG Fri 10 Jan 1969 Top Gear session, interview with Brian Matthew (transmitted 12 Jan 1969) DC/DG Sun 12 Jan 1969 Top Gear transmission DC/DG Wed 15 Jan 1969 Meet Julie Felix DC Thu 16 Jan 1969 Folk Club, Black Bull, Whetstone also playing: Deniss & Vanessa DC/DG Fri 17 Jan 1969 BEA Apprentices Club,Northolt DC Sat 18 Jan 1969 Guildhall,Portsmouth also playing: Jon Isherwood/Pat Nelson DC Sun 19 Jan 1969 Folk club, Norwich DC Tue 21 Jan 1969 Record with Clancy Brothers DC Wed 22 Jan 1969 Record with Clancy Brothers DC Thu 23 Jan 1969 All Saints Church Hall, Notting Hill DC Fri 24 Jan 1969 Meeting John Gaydon DC Sat 25 Jan 1969 Rehearse with Julie Felix DC Sun 26 Jan 1969 Swindon DC Mon 27 Jan 1969 BBC TV Centre - Julie Felix Show With Jack Jones DC Tuesday 28 Jan 1969 transmission of Julie Felix Show with Jack Jones DC/DG Thu 30 Jan 1969 WB - Cyril Tawney, Strawbs DG Fri 31 Jan 1969 Meeting Phil Dennys Paper Bubble arrangements DC Wed 5 Feb 1969 BBC recording Top Gear With Rick Wakeman DC Sat 8 Feb 1969 University Liverpool DC Mon 10 Feb 1969 Rehearse Paper Bubble DC Mon 10 Feb 1969 Meet John Gaydon DC Tue 11 Feb 1969 Rehearse Paper Bubble DC Wed 12 Feb 1969 Record Paper Bubble - ith Herbie Flowers and Clem Cattini DC Thu 13 Feb 1969 Meet Rod Buckle DC Thu 13 Feb 1969 WB - Nic Jones, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Fri 14 Feb 1969 Meet John Gaydon DC Fri 14 Feb 1969 Liverpool DC Sat 15 Feb 1969 Troubadour, Bristol DC Sun 16 Feb 1969 BBC Top Gear transmission DC Mon 17 Feb 1969 Meet John Gaydon DC Thu 20 Feb 1969 Meet Mal Thompson RCA - Paper Bubble DC Thu 20 Feb 1969 WB - Jon Isherwood meet Steve Turner DC/DG Fri 21 Feb 1969 Reduction Paper Bubble DC Fri 21 Feb 1969 Murray Kash introduces The Strawbs, The Southern Ramblers at the Country Club, 210A Haverstock Hill DC/DG Sat 22 Feb 1969 Once More with Felix transmission With Jack Jones DC Sun 23 Feb 1969 Roundhouse, LSE London DC Tue 25 Feb 1969 Meet Mick Audsley DC Wed 26 Feb 1969 Kidderminster DC Thu 27 Feb 1969 WB - Mike Absalom, Chas Upton, Strawbs DC/DG Thu 27 Feb 1969 Fire support Moody Blues at City of London College DG Sun 2 Mar 1969 BBC show DC Mon 3 Mar 1969 Meet Lonnie Donegan - re The Skillets DC Tue 4 Mar 1969 Compile Paper Bubble "Scenery" DC Wed 5 Mar 1969 Angel Hotel, Ilford DC Thu 6 Mar 1969 WB - Blues Project, Chas Upton, Redd Sullivan - MM says of Strawbs: "complete, unexpurgated" DC/DG Fri 7 Mar 1969 Mothers Club, Birmingham DC Sat 8 Mar 1969 MM reports loss of Elmer Ganry from Elmer Ganry's Velvet Opera The Velvet Opera has parted from their lead vocalist. It was agreed that the vocalist should retain the title "Elmer Gantry" and the Velvet Opera will retain its own title and will continue with new member Johnny Joyce on 12 string guitar. DG Mon 10 Mar 1969 Meet John gaydon DC Tue 11 Mar 1969 "Cliff Aungier presents" The Strawbs at Dungeon Club, The Copper, Tower Bridge Road DC/DG Thu 13 Mar 1969 Tony Crerar at club? DC Thu 13 Mar 1969 WB - Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Piers Hayman DC/DG Fri 14 Mar 1969 Tyne Tees Television DC Mon 17 Mar 1969 Westminster Central Hall show with Coretta King/Julie Felix DC Thu 20 Mar 1969 Interview Peter Sarstedt London News DC Thu 20 Mar 1969 WB - Southern Ramblers, Chas Upton, Strawbs DC/DG Fri 21 Mar 1969 Imperial College, London DC Tue 25 Mar 1969 Tyne Tees Television DC Thu 27 Mar 1969 WB - Malcolm Price + residents DC/DG Thu 27 Mar 1969 Velvet Opera at Maria Grey College, St Margarets, Islewoorth - "folk, electric and sitar" DG Sat 29 Mar 1969 White Hart, Colliers Row, Romford also playing: Colin Scott DC/DG Mon 31 Mar 1969 Hanging Lamp, The Vineyard, Richmond Verity Stevens, resident DC/DG Thu 3 Apr 1969 Meet Major Minor DC Fri 4 Apr 1969 Living Arts, Redhill DC Mon 7 Apr 1969 Colchester DC Tue 8 Apr 1969 Meet Noel Gay DC Thu 10 Apr 1969 WB - Fred Wedlock DC Fri 11 Apr 1969 Country Club, Haverstock Hill (Murray Kash) DC/DG Mon 14 Apr 1969 Meeting Island DC Thu 17 Apr 1969 WB - White Bear Hounslow - film "Man Who Called Himself Jesus" MM ad lists also playing: Gerry Lockran, Chas Upton DC Fri 18 Apr 1969 Meet Major Minor DC Sat 19 Apr 1969 Robin Hood, Rochdale DC Sun 20 to Sat 26 Apr 1969 Change Is Club Newcastle Bob Monkhouse Club/Lennie Bennett DC Thu 24 Apr 1969 WB - The Yettis, Chas Upton & residents DG Sat 26 Apr 1969 "a delightfully blossoming lady and gentleman" Sandy Denny and Ron Geesin, all night session at Les Cousins with Mike Cooper, Duffy Power, Al Jones DG Tue 29 Apr 1969 Plymouth DC Wed 29 Apr 1969 Plymouth DC Thu 1 May 1969 Swansea DC Thu 1 May 1969 WB - White Bear Hounslow Occasional Word Ensemble DC Fri 2 May 1969 Railway Hotel London E15 DC Fri 2 May 1969 ad in MM - Velvet Opera single Anna Dance Square issued DG Sun 4 May 1969 Hitchin DC Mon 5 May to Wed 7 May 1969 String Driven Thing, Glasgow Produce demos DC Thu 8 May 1969 WB - Alex Campbell, Chas Upton, Strawbs and Alan Howard DC/DG Sat 10 May 1969 Colour Me Pop? DC Sun 11 May 1969 Scarborough DC Thu 15 May 1969 WB - Alex Atterson (no mention of Strawbs) DC/DG Fri 16 May 1969 Interview John Fahey DC Sat 17 May 1969 Troubadour, Earls Court DC Sun 18 May 1969 BBC Pop Prophets (Radio 4) DC Mon 19 May 1969 Meet Gus Dudgeon DC Wed 21 May 1969 Crown & Sceptre, Staines Road, Feltham DC/DG Thu 22 May 1969 WB - Noel Murphy, Shaggis, Strawbs, Chas Upton DC/DG Fri 23 May 1969 Arts Lab, Norwich DC Wed 28 May 1969 Canterbury DC Thu 29 May 1969 Meet Tony Visconti DC Thu 29 May 1969 WB - Ralph McTell, Strawbs, Chas Upton, Alan Howard DC/DG Sun 1 Jun 1969 Swindon DC Tue 3 Jun 1969 BBC Colour Me Pop Recording DC Thu 5 Jun 1969 WB - Singers night, Strawbs DC/DG Fri 6 Jun 1969 Record at Trident Forever/We'll meet again DC Sat 7 Jun 1969 Strawbs album - ad in MM, review in MM First album from this talented trio featuring all original material by Tony Hooper and Dave Cousins. Thoughtful arrangements offset the songs, which are reminiscent of the Moody Blues' style. DG Fri 6 Jun 1969 Redhill DC Sat 7 Jun 1969 Turville Heath DC Sun 8 Jun 1969 Beckenham Arts Lab David Bowie - rehearse Poor Jimmy Wilson DC Mon 9 Jun 1969 Hanging Lamp, Richmond

June 11, 1969 Midsummer Common, Cambridge, ENG (Cambridge Midsummer Pop Festival)


Thu 12 Jun 1969 WB - Cliff Aungier DC Fri 13 Jun 1969 Van Dyke Club Plymouth DC Sat 14 Jun 1969 Gateshead DC Sat 14 Jun 1969 Colour Me Pop transmission DC Sun 15 Jun 1969 Marquee - James Taylor DC Tue 17 Jun 1969 Crown, Twickenham DC/DG Thu 19 Jun 1969 WB - Jeremy Taylor

June 22, 1969 Marquee, London, ENG (supported by Paper Bubble & Tony Crerar)

Tue 24 Jun 1969 Dungeon Club, Tower Bridge Road DC Thu 26 Jun 1969 WB - Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Dave Cousins, Chas Upton, Alan Howard DC/DG Tue 1 Jul 1969 Opening Night of Hounslow Arts Lab at the White Bear (HAL) - Velvet Opera, Strawbs DC/DG Wed 2 Jul 1969 Goldsmiths College Lunchtime DC Thu 3 Jul 1969 WB - White Bear Hounslow Yetties DC Fri 4 Jul 1969 Edenbridge DC Sat 5 Jul 1969 Epsom DC Sun 6 Jul 1969 Horshwm DC Tue 8 Jul 1969 Meeting with A&M/Meeting with oe Boyd DC Wed 9 Jul 1969 Meeting with EG DC Thu 10 Jul 1969 WB - ?? DC Fri 11 Jul 1969 Troubadour, Bristol DC Sat 12 Jul 1969 Barnsley DC Tue 15 Jul 1969 HAL - David Bowie, Strawbs DC/DG Thu 17 Jul 1969 WB - White Bear Hounslow Jack & Margaret King DC Fri 18 Jul 1969 Rehearse with Clare Deniz DC Sat 19 Jul 1969 BBC Johnnie Walker transmission DC Sun 20 Jul 1969 Benfleet DC Mon 21 Jul 1969 Leave for Carlisle on coach DC Tue 22 Jul 1969 Three Horseshoes, Carlisle DC Wed 23 Jul 1969 Paradiso, Amsterdam DC Thu 24 Jul 1969 WB - Vintage Jug Band, Strawbs DC Thu 24 Jul 1969 BBC TV Centre ??? DC Fri 25 Jul 1969 Tony Bale benefit, Cecil Sharp House Strawbs headline, also playing: Johnny Handle and the High Level Ranters, Valley Folk, Dave & Toni Arthur DC.DG Sat 26 Jul 1969 Essex Folk Festival, Romford Strawbs headlining, with Carthy & Swarbrick, the Dransfields and others DC/DG Tue 29 Jul 1969 HAL - Edgar Broughton Band DC Wed 30 Jul 1969 Rehearse with Clare DC Thu 31 Jul 1969 WB - Jon Isherwood, Dave Cousins/Tony Hooper, Chas Upton, Alan Howard (query Vintage Jug Band) DC/DG Sat 2 Aug 1969 Allnighter at Les Cousins: Sandy Denny, Keith Christmas, Davy Graham, Sam Mitchell DG Sun 3 Aug 1969 Cambridge Folk Festival not included in programme, but appeard in MM giving appearance time as 5.55pm DC/DG Thu 7 Aug 1969 WB - Mike Absalom, Strawbs, Chas Upton DC/DG Fri 8 Aug 1969 First mention call Rick Wakeman DC Fri 8 Aug 1969 BBC Stuart Henry show Noise at Nine DC Sat 9 Aug 1969 Plumpton Festival 9th National Blues and Jazz Festival (held at Plumpton after move from planned site at West Drayton)- also playing: Bonzo Dog Band, Roy Harper (headlining), Breakthru (?), Jigsaw, Peter Hamill - reviewed on 16 Aug 1969 (see below) DC/DG Tue 10 Aug 1969 HAL - Strawbs inc Claire Deniz - Tony Crerar first show DC Thu 14 Aug 1969 WB - Alex Campbell DC Thu 14 Aug 1969 Shrewsbury DC Fri 15 Aug 1969 Christine in hospital DC Sat 16 Aug 1969 BBC Country Meets Folk DC Sat 16 Aug 1969 David Bowie's Free Festival,Beckenham Recretation Ground with Clare Deniz: also playing: Jumior's Eyes, David Bowie DC/DG Mon 18 Aug to Sat 23 Aug 1969 Pipers Club, Bottallack, Penzance also playing: Brenda Wootton, John the Fish DC/DG Sat 23 Aug 1969 MM announcement of Clare Deniz joining Strawbs DG Sat 23 Aug 1969 Country Meets Folk with Clare Deniz Transmission DC/DG Sun 24 Aug 1969 Stuart Henry Noise at Nine with Calre Deniz - Transmission DC/DG Mon 25 Aug 1969 BBC Top Gear session with Clare Deniz: "We'll Meet Again Sometime", "Another Day", "Till The Sun Comes Shining Through" (transmitted Sun 7 Sep 69 Top Gear) DC/DG Tue 26 Aug 1969 HAL - Third Ear Band DC/DG Thu 28 Aug 1969 WB - Gerry Lockran DC Fri 29 Aug 1969 Justin Cousins born DC Fri 29 Aug 1969 Wolverhampton DC Sun 31 Aug 1969 Swindon DC Thu 4 Sep 1969 WB - Lynn and Graham McCarthy DC Sun 7 Sep 1969 Manchester DC Tue 9 Sep 1969 HAL - Tucker Zimmerman (Bob Dylan's cousin) DC/DG Thu 11 Sep 1969 WB - Dave Sewell, Strawbs, Chas Upton DC/DG Fri 12 Sep 1969 Kingston DC Sat 13 Sep 1969 MM announces that Diz Disley setting up sessions at the Crown, Twickenham - Ron Chesterman of the Strawbs will be there whenever work permits

September 14, 1969 Rainsbrook, Rugby, ENG (Rugby Rag Blues Festival 1969)

Mon 15 Sep 1969 Richmond DC Wed 17 Sep 1969 Record Paper Bubble DC Thu 18 Sep 1969 WB - Derek Brimstone, Strawbs, Chas Upton DC Fri 19 Sep 1969 Shelter Benefit Concert Cecil Sharp House also playing: Magna Carta, Jon Betmead, Southern Ramblers DC Sat 20 Sep 1969 Rehearse Mick Audsley DC Sat 20 Sep 1969 Midhurst DC Sun 21 Sep 1969 BBC Peter Sarstedt Show Recording DC Tue 23 Sep 1969 HAL - Velvet Opera DC/DG Tue 23 Sep 1969 Barnsley ??? DC Thu 25 Sep 1969 WB - White Bear Hounslow Malcolm Price September 26, 1969 Adam & Eve Folk Club, Digbeth, ENG Fri 26 Sep 1969 BBC Peter Sarstedt Show Transmission DC Sat 27 Sep 1969 Barnsley DC Sat 27 Sep 1969 Sandy Denny and Anne Briggs at Les Cousins DG Sun 28 Sep 1969 Chelmsford DC Tue 30 Sep 1969 Hayes Folk Club, The Angel,Hayes End DC/DG Wed 1 Oct 1969 Chiswick??? DC Thu 2 Oct 1969 WB - Mike Taylor?? DC Thu 2 Oct 1969 Bedford College, NW1 DC Fri 3 Oct 1969 Sir John Cass College, City DC Sat 4 Oct 1969 Farnborough DC Sun 5 Oct 1969 University, Warwick DC Mon 6 Oct 1969 University, Swansea DC Tue 7 Oct 1969 HAL - Pete Brown poetry, Strawbs DC/DG Wed 8 Oct or Thu 9 Oct 1969 Leave for Denmark from Harwich DC Thu 9 Oct 1969 WB - Folk Enterprise?? DC Fri 10 Oct 1969 Record in Denmark DC Thu 16 Oct 1969 WB - Sweeneys Men DC Fri 17 Oct 1969 Record in Denmark DC Tue 21 Oct 1969 HAL - Accolade inc Gordon Giltrap, Johnny Joyce and Paul Brett DC/DG Wed 22 Oct 1969 Record in Denmark DC Thu 23 Oct 1969 WB - Colin Scot DC/DG Sat 25 Oct 1969 Return from Denmark DC Mon 27 Oct 1969 Newcastle DC Tue 28 Oct 1969 Nottingham DC Wed 29 Oct 1969 Walk Right In ???? BBC ???? DC Thu 30 Oct 1969 Walk Right In DC Fri 31 Oct 1969 Bristol DC Mon 3 Nov 1969 Record Mix John Etheridge DC Tue 4 Nov 1969 HAL - Ron Geesin DC Tue 4 Nov 1969 RAF, Brize Norton DC Wed 5 Nov 1969 College, Hull DC Thu 6 Nov 1969 WB - Maureen Kennedy Martin (plus residents) DC/DG Fri 7 Nov 1969 Ritz Ballroom, Bournemouth DC Sat 8 Nov 1969 Plymouth DC Sat 8 Nov 1969 MM announces that Jerry Gilbert has left Farnham Herald to join Melody Maker DG Sat 8 Nov 1969 MM annouinced launch of Vertigo label DG Mon 10 Nov 1969 Mix Mix DC Mon 10 Nov 1969 Wolverhampton DC Tue 11 Nov 1969 Mix Mix DC Tue 11 Nov 1969 Southampton DC Wed 12 Nov 1969 Buxton DC Thu 13 Nov 1969 WB - Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Chas Upton, Alan Howard DC/DG Thu 13 Nov 1969 Norwich, ENG Fri 14 Nov 1969 Coventry College of Education, Coventry, ENG (Cancelled due to sickness) Sat 15 Nov 1969 Magic Village, Manchester, ENG (Cancelled due to sickness) Sun 16 Nov 1969 Kingston Hotel, ENG (Cancelled due to sickness) Mon 17 Nov 1969 College Hatfield DC Tue 18 Nov 1969 HAL - Pete Brown and Piblokto! DC Wed 19 Nov 1969 Dome Brighton - Edgar Broughton Band, Strawbs, Steamhammer, Success, Fox, Heaven, guest star David Bowie DC/DG Thu 20 Nov 1969 WB - Robin and Barry Dransfield DC Thu 20 Nov 1969 Bristol University, Bristol, ENG Sat 22 Nov 1969 1st Polytechnic Arts Festival, held at Regent Stret Poly: "Poly Folk presents an evening of sunshine with Strawbs, Magana Carta, Derek Brimstone and the poetry of Gabriel Chanan." 7/6 (37.5p); 10 shilling (50p) on the door DC/DG Sat 22 Nov 1969 Reports of Fairport Convetion split - Sandy Denny and Ashley Hutchings leaving DG Sun 23 Nov 1969 Hitchin, ENG Mon 24 Nov 1969 Mothers, Birmingham, ENG Tue 25 Nov 1969 University of Essex, Chelmsford, ENG Thu 27 Nov 1969 WB - Ron's birthday, Keith Clarke, John Townsend, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC Fri 28 Nov 1969 Vocals for "Forever"/"Another Day" Morgan Studios DC Sat 29 Nov 1969 All Saints, Sandersted DC Sun 30 Nov 1969 Chichester DC Mon 1 Dec 1969 North Western Polytechnic DC Tue 2 Dec 1969 HAL - Tea and Sympathy, Good Earth DC/DG Tue 2 Dec 1969 Kings College, Strand DC Wed 3 Dec 1969 Album overdubs, Morgan Studios - Rick Wakeman/Paul Brett DC Thu 4 Dec 1969 Mix Mix Regent Sound DC Thu 4 Dec 1969 WB - The Leesiders, Chas Upton, Dave cousins DC/DG Fri 5 Dec 1969 Strawbs at Royal College of Art, SW7 ("in concert style") also playing: Pentangle, Gary Farr, Graham Bond, Initiation, Daddy Longlegs, Bram Stoker DC/DG Sat 6 Dec 1969 University, Bradford DC Mon 8 Dec 1969 BBC Radio 3 Poetry and Folk Troubadour recordings - Al Stewart, Brian Patten, Adrian Mitchell (aired 26 Dec 1969) DC/DG Tue 9 Dec 1969 Mix at Trident DC Wed 10 Dec 1969 Marlborough School Marlborough DC Thu 11 Dec 1969 WB - The Leesiders, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Thu 11 Dec 1969 Maria Grey College also playing: Johnny Joyce and Paul Brett DC/DG Fri 12 Dec 1969 Victoria Ballroom, Stoke on Trent DC Sat 13 Dec 1969 University, Durham DC Sun 14 Dec 1969 Civic Hall, Barnsley DC Mon 15 Dec 1969 Mix album Trident DC Mon 15 Dec 1969 Half Moon, Putney club run by Gerry Lockran and Cliff Aungier. Royd Rivers also played DC/DG Tue 16 Dec 1969 HAL - Don't Look Back Bob Dylan Hounslow Fire DC Wed 17 Dec 1969 Havant DC Thu 18 Dec 1969 WB - Christmas Party - Diz Disley, Strawbs, Chas Upton, Alan Howard DC/DG Fri 19 Dec 1969 Meet EG DC Sun 21 Dec 1969 Hitchin DC Fri 26 Dec 1969 BBC Radio 3 Poetry and Folk Troubadour transmission - Al Stewart, Brian Patten, Adrian Mitchell DG Sat 27 Dec 1969 Meet Lindsay Cooper DC Tue 30 Dec 1969 HAL - Strawbs + Mix (John Etheridge) DC/DG Wed 31 Dec 1969 Meet Lindsay Cooper

1970

Tue 6 Jan 1970 Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham

Wed 7 Jan 1970 Magic Horse, Klooks Kleek, Railway Hotel, 100 West End Road, Hampstead

Thu 8 Jan 1970 WB - Skillets, , Chas Upton, Dave Cousins, Alan Howard DC/DG

Tue 13 Jan 1970 HAL - John Martyn, Tony Crerar, Little Boots DC/DG Thu 15 Jan 1970 WB - Dave Waite and Marian Segal, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins, Alan Howard DC/DG Thu 22 Jan 1970 WB - White Bear, Hounslow, Famous Jug band DC/DG Tue 27 Jan 1970 HAL - Forest, Robin Scott DC/DG Tue 27 Jan 1970 University, Cardiff DC Wed 28 Jan 1970 Town Hall, Reading also playing: Saffron, Blue Blood DC/DG Fri 30 Jan 1969 Status Quo, Fire, Kripple Kreek, Royal Vet College at Royal College Street, NW1 DG Sat 31 Jan 1970 Lanchester Arts Festival (23 Feb to 1 Mar), Roy Harper and Strawbs DG Sat 31 Jan 1970 ad: Fire now solely represented by Steve Lane, Hoo-Ray Productions Ltd. DG Sat 1 Feb 1970 Coventry DC Tue 3 Feb 1970 HAL - Spencer Davis and Guests DC/G Thu 5 Feb 1970 WB - Cliff Aungier and Gerry Lockran, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Fri 6 Feb 1970 University, Hull DC Mon 8 Feb 1970 Fire at Revolution, Bruton Place, W1 DG Mon 9 Feb 1970 Swindon DC Thu 12 Feb 1970 WB - Cliff Aungier and Gerry Lockran DC Fri 13 Feb 1970 Swindon DC Sat 14 Feb 1970 University, Cambridge

Mon 16 Feb 1970 Dragonfly album release DC Mon 16 Feb 1970 Catacombs, Wolverhampton DC Mon 16 Feb 1970 Foggy Dew-O at Half Moon, Putney "special appearance during their London tour" DG Tue, 17 Feb 1970 HAL - either: Foggy Dew O, Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins or Dr Strangely Strange DC/DG Tue, 17 Feb 1970 BBC Disco 2 backing tracks DC Thu 18 Feb 1970 WB - Urban Clearway, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Fri 20 Feb 1970 Factory, Birmingham DC Sat 21 Feb 1970 BBC Disco 2 transmission

Sat 21 Feb 1970 John & Beverley Martin & Nick Drake at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London DG Sat 21 Feb 1970 News item announcing Fotheringay formation and personnel, debut dates to be performed in halls - Birmingham TH (16 Mar), De Montford, Leicester (18), Free Trade Manchester (20), Colston, Bristol (22), RFH, (30) DG Tue 24 Feb 1970 opening night at Roebuck, Chiswick, DC solo DC/DG Wed 25 Feb 1970 Crown and Sceptre, Feltham, DC solo DC Thu 26 Feb 1970 WB - Maureen Kennedy Martin, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Fri 27 Feb 1970 Club Fairyland, Glasgow DC Sat 28 Feb 1970 Arts Lab, Basildon also playing: High Tide DC/DG Sun 1 Mar 1970 Fire at Shelter benefit at the Roundhouse DG Tue 3 Mar 1970 HAL - David Bowie + Hype Tony Visconti on bass) also playing: Seasoning with Maggie Nichols DC/DG Wed 4 Mar 1970 Record with Alex Campbell - Tony Pyke Studios DC Thu 5 Mar 1970 Arts Festival, Guildford, Civic Hall DC/DG Thu 5 Mar 1970 WB - Packie Byrne, Chas Upton "and many singers" DC/DG Thu 5 Mar 1970 Fire at Maria Grey College, along woth Hammer DG Fri 6 Mar 1970 Dam Club, Slough DC/DG Fri 6 Mar 1970 Fire at Co-op Hall, Chesham DG Sat 7 Mar 1970 Meet Rick Wakeman, Greenford Hotel, Rick joins the band! DC Sat 7 Mar 1970 Technical College, Ewell also playing: Greatest Show On Earth

Sun 8 Mar 1970 Bristol DC Sun 8 Mar 1970 Rex Folk Club - Alan Hull, Al Stewart DG Mon 9 Mar 1970 Half Moon, Putney DC/DG Tue 10 Mar 1970 Meet Larry Yaskiel new MD A&M DC Thu 12 Mar 1970 WB - Robin and Barry Dransfield DC Thu 12 Mar 1970 City Polytechnic - Dave Kelly, Bob Hall DC/DG Fri 13 Mar 1970 Strawbs at Westfield College, Kidderpore Ave, NW3 8.30-3.30 10/- all to charity also playing: High Tide, Cochise, Wonderloaf DC/DG Sat 14 Mar 1970 BBC Frances Line, , New contemporary folk series announced for Radio 1/2: Folk On Friday (mainly trad) joins contemporary folk programme on Sundays 7.00-7.30 - Strawbs to appear on 22 Mar broadcast on their own and 29 Mar broadcast with Paper Bubble DG Sat 14 Mar 1970 Visit Sandy and Trevor DC Tue 17 Mar 1970 HAL - Velvet Opera and Johnny Joyce, Marc Brierley DC/DG Wed 18 Mar 1970 Interview with Robin Denselow DC Thu 19 Mar 1970 Penzance DC Thu 19 Mar 1970 WB - Dave and Toni Arthur, Chas Upton "and many singers" DC/DG Thu 19 Mar 1970 Velvet Opera and Johnny Joyce at Maria Grey College, East Twickenham DG Fri 20 Mar 1970 Van Dyke Club, Plymouth DC Sat 21 Mar 1970 MM Folk news item - Ron Chesterman announces he is leavingStrawbs "Bass player Ron Chesterman is leaving the Strawbs to join Noel Murphy and Davy Johnstone. Murph and Shaggis will lose their affectionate title and a new name is being sought for the group (turns out to be "Draught Porridge") which takes effect from May 9 when they play Hammersmith Town Hall." DC Sat 21 Mar Fotheringay plus Humblebums debut review and feature DG Sun 22 Mar 1970 BBC Radio transmission DC Mon 23 Mar 1970 Record single, Trident DC Tue 24 Mar 1970 Rehearse with Lindsay Cooper on bass DC Wed 25 Mar 1970 Meet Mike Dolan, Arnakata DC Thu 26 Mar 1970 WB - Alex Campbell, Chas Upton and "many other singers" DC/DG Fri 27 Mar 1970 Accrington DC/DG Sat 28 Mar 1970 Blackwood Institue, Glamorgan DC Sat 28 Mar 1970 review of Dave Travis' album "Picking On The country Strings" - "with Travis, [Brian] Golbey and Cousins moving along at lightning speed." DG Sun 29 Mar 1970 Strawbs, Paper Bubble on Sunday night folk programme on Radio 2 DG Mon, 30 Mar 1970 BBC Stuart Henry show DC Mon 30 Mar 1970 Fotheringay, Royal Festival Hall, Elton John DC Tue 31 Mar 1970 HAL - Comus, Paper Bubble DC/DG Thu 2 Apr 1970 WB - White Bear, Hounslow, Pigsty Hill/Fred Wedlock DC Fri 3 Apr 1970 Leave for Paris DC Sat 4 Apr 1970 Open Circus DC Sat 4 Apr 1970 piece in MM about Ron leaving: "Strawbs' bass guitarist Ron Chesterman is leaving the Strawbs - his place is being taken by Linsey [sic] Cooper, at present playing cello in the group. Rick Wakeman will join the group on piano. The group have just completed a new single 'Forever' which is to be released on the A&M label in May. On 4 April, the group fly to Paris for a week." DG Sat 4 Apr 1970 Paper Bubble review in MM: "A Simon and Garfunkel touch to this impressive set by a new British trio. Poignant songs and acoustic guitars combine with sweeping, imaginative orchestral arrangements." DG Sun 5 Apr 1970 Open Circus DC Thu 9 Apr 1970 WB - Terry McGowan DC Thu 9 Apr 1970 Paul Brett's Sage at Nags Head, Battersea (aka Sage Arts Lab) DG Sat 11 Apr 1970 Return from Paris DC Sat 11 Apr 1970 further review of Paper Bubble: "...album is produced by the Strawbs and arranged by Phil Dennys, and has a freshness which falls like a balm on cliche-battered ears." DG Sat 11 April 1970 MM piece: Noel Murphy and Davy Johnstone are joined by Ronnie Chesterman, who has now left the Strawbs to play bass full time with Murphy. NM: "I provide the humour, Davy provides the music and Ronnie will be laying down the background. The group hadn't expected to get underway until May and Ronnie's move has come quicker than expected. The group name started as a matter of conjecture as Murph, Shaggis and Noddy." DG Tue 14 Apr 1970 HAL - Edgar Broughton DC Wed 15 Apr 1970 Marquee, acoustic slot ("an evening with Strawbs and their friends") DC/DG Thu 16 Apr 1970 WB - Tinkers, Chas Upton, Dave Cousins DC/DG Fri 17 Apr 1970 Victoria Hall, Hanley (North Staffs Poly) also playing: Roy Harper/Tea and Sympathy DC.DG Mon 20 Apr 1970 Kingston Hotel, Kingston DC Tue 21 Apr 1970 The Charade, Rotherham DC Wed 22 Apr 1970 Paul Brett's Sage at Troubadour, Earls Court DG Thu 23 Apr 1970 WB - Leon Rosselson, Chas Upton DG Thu 23 Apr 1970 Granada TV with Rick Wakeman, Two Brewers, Draft Porridge/Ralph McTell, Ian Campbell Group (?); announced on Sat 2 May 1970 DC Sat 25 Apr 1970 Strathclyde University DC Tue 28 Apr 1970 HAL - Strawbs (first appearance of new band with Rick (query whether John & Hud were there - see note to Sat 9 May below) also playing: Sally Brown DC/DG Thu 30 Apr 1970 White Bear closed "due to excessive noise of previous weeks" DC/DG Thu 30 Apr 1970 North Western Polytechnic DC Fri 1 May 1970 Peterborough DC Sat 2 May 1970 Fishmongers Arms, billed as the "first London appearance of the new Strawbs (query whether John & Hud were there - see note to Sat 9 May below)" DC/DG Sun 3 May 1970 Esmereldas, Bletchley also playing: Kevin Ayres & Whole World DC/DG Mon 4 May 1970 Rehearse with JF/Hud/Rick DC Tue 5 May 1970 Rehearse with JF/Hud/Rick DC Wed 6 May 1970 Rehearse with JF/Hud/Rick DC Thu 7 May 1970 WB - Jeremy Taylor, Chas Upton DC/DG Fri 8 May 1970 Slough College DC Sat 9 May 1970 Polytechnic, Kingston, First gig with John Ford also playing: The Tinkers DC/DG Mon 11 May 1970 Town Hall, Acton - includes Hud, John & Rick - presumably Hud & John also played in Velvet Opera) also playing: Accolade (including Gordon Giltrap), Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Fire. The gig was for National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children compered by Chas Upton. So this would be the first appearance on stage (albeit separately in the case of Lambert) of all those who played on Bursting At The Seams! DC/DG Tue 12 May 1970 HAL - Occasional Word Ensemble, Tudor Lodge DC/DG Tue 12 May 1970 Alan Hull at Three Horseshoes, Hampstead DG Wed 13 May 1970 College of Education, Hereford also playing: Principal Edwards Magic Thatre DC/DG Thu 14 May 1970 WB - Vera Johnson, Chas Upton DC/DG Thu 14 May 1970 Brethren (ie Lindisfarne) Redcar DC/DG Fri 15 May 1970 Chesterfield DC Fri 15 May 1970 Alan Hull, Dando Shaft, Paper Bubble,at Les Cousins DG Sat 16 May 1970 MM announcement of Roy Haper/Strawbs tour DG Tue 19 May 1970 Pick up PA from Orange DC Thu 21 May 1970 WB - Draught Porridge "and all their friends" DC/DG Fri 22 May 1970 Roy Harper/Strawbs, City Hall, Newcastle DC/DG Sat 23 May 1970 University, Sheffield also playing: John Martyn DC/DG Sat 23 May 1970 Roy Harper and Hookfoot at Guildford Civic Hall DG Wed 26 May 1970 TV show, Belgium DC Thu 28 May 1970 WB - Alastair Anderson, Graham Pert May 28, 1970 Town Hall, Birmingham, ENG (supporting Roy Harper) Fri, 29 May 1970 Coventry College of Education DC/DG Tue 2 Jun 1970 Roy Harper/Strawbs, Guildhall, Southampton DC/DG Wed 3 Jun 1970 Roy Harper/Strawbs, Fairfield Halls, Croydon DC/DG Wed 3 Jun 1970 Personal appearance at Peter Robinson store (Arnakata itinerary) DG Thu 4 Jun 1970 WB - Bob Bassett/Dana Scott DC/DG Thu 4 Jun 1970 Roy Harper/Strawbs, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool DC/DG Fri 5 Jun 1970 Pavilion Gardens, Buxton DC/DG Sat 6 Jun 1970 Roy Harper/Strawbs, Dome, Brighton DC/DG Sat 6 Jun 1970 Les Page review of Harper/Strawbs gig DG Sun 7 Jun 1970 Marquee Sunday Special - Alan Hull and Brethren DG Wed 10 Jun 1970 TV show, Glasgow DC Thu 11 Jun 1970 WB Legacy, Chas Upton and singers

June 11, 1970 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, ENG (supported by Strawbs)

Fri 12 Jun 1970 Shoreditch College DC/DG Thu 18 Jun 1970 WB - Famous Jug Band DC/DG Sat 20 Jun 1970 Oxford DC Mon, 22 Jun 1970 Session Anita Kerr Singers, Chappell Studios DC Wed 24 Jun 1970 University, Canterbury DC/DG Thu 25 Jun 1970 WB - The Johnstons DC/DG Sat 27 Jun 1970 Ad announcing 11 Jul 1970 QEH concert (Antiques & Curios) DG Thu 2 Jul 1970 WB - Derek Brimstone DC Fri 3 Jul 1970 Van Dyke Club, Plymouth

July 4, 1970 Portsmouth Stadium, Portsmouth, ENG ("Popday '70" with Keef Hartley Band, Uriah Heep, East of Eden, Gentle Giant, Hookfoot, Gypsy, Heaven, Rosemary & (compere) Mike Raven)

Sun 5 Jul 1970 Coatham Hotel, Redcar (Arnakata itinerary) DG Mon 6 Jul 1970 Catacombs, Wolverhampton DC Wed 8 Jul 1970 Exeter School (Arnakata itinerary) DC Sat 11 Jul 1970 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Record show for "Antiques And Curios" DC/DG Thu 2 Jul 1970 WB - ??? DC Thu 2 Jul 1970 WB - Wizz Jones DC Wed 22 Jul 1970 Plan album with Tony Visconti DC Thu 23 Jul 1970 WB - Pigsty Hill/Fred Wedlock DC Sat 25 Jul 1970 Folk Festival, Reading DC Mon 27 Jul 1970 Half Moon, Putney DC Thu 30 Jul 1970 WB - Johnny Silvo DC July 31, 1970 Lyceum, London, ENG (supporting Free & Groundhogs)

Mon 3 Aug 1970 Rick's club, Acton DC Thu 6 Aug 1970 WB - Tudor Lodge DC Fri 8 Aug 1970 10th National Jazz & Blues Festival, Plumpton also playing: Family, Cat Stevens, Black Sabbath, Incredible String Band, Deep Purple, Colosseum, Yes, Van Der Graaf Generator, Caravan DC/DG Thu 13 Aug 1970 WB - Alex Campbell DC Fri 14 Aug 1970 Shrewsbury DC Sat 15 Aug 1970 Greenwich DC Wed 19 Aug 1970 Photo session, London Apprentice (for revised back cover of "Antiques & Curios" DC Thu 20 Aug 1970 WB - Malcolm Price DC Sat 22 Aug 1970 Recording at Trident DC Thu 27 Aug 1970 WB - Strawbs DC Wed 2 Sep 1970 Recording at Trident DC Thu 3 Sep 1970 WB - John and Winkle DC Thu 10 Sep 1970 WB - Colin Scot DC Thu 10 Sep 1970 BBC Disco 2 DC Fri 11 Sep 1970 A&M convention, Marquee DC Sat 12 Sep 1970 Edinburgh DC Sat 12 Sep 1970 Show Of The North DG Thu 17 Sep 1970 WB - Gypsy Moses DC Sat 19 Sep 1970 Disco 2 transmission, Kris Kristofferson Caravan DC Sat 19 Sep 1970 12 hour Gravesend event DG Thu 24 Sep 1970 WB - Foggy Dew O DC Fri 25 Sep 1970 Walsall DC Sat 26 Sep 1970 Tunbidge Wells DC Thu 1 Oct 1970 HAL - Fire, Mighty Hard DC Thu 1 Oct 1970 Bristol University DC Fri 2 Oct 1970 Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle DC Sat 3 Oct 1970 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone DC/DG Sun 4 Oct 1970 Frank Freeman's Club, Kidderminster (afternoon) AND Boat Club Nottingham (evening) DC/DG Mon 5 Oct 1970 BBC Top Gear DC Tue 6 Oct 1970 Folk on 1, Aeolian Hall DC/DG Thu 8 Oct 1970 WB - Paper Bubble DC Thu 8 Oct 1970 BBC John Peel Show, Paris Theatre DC/DG Fri 9 Oct 1970 St Paul's college, Rugby DC/DG Sat 10 Oct 1970 Paper Bubble recording DC Sun 11 Oct 1970 Paper Bubble recording DC Tue 13 Oct 1970 Paper Bubble recording DC Tue 13 Oct 1970 Southampton DC Thu 13 Oct 1970 WB - White Bear, Hounslow, Johnny Joyce DC Fri 16 Oct 1970 Hereford DC Sat 17 Oct 1970 Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare DC/DG Sun 18 Oct 1970 Joan Littlewood Theatre, Stratford DC/DG Wed 21 Oct 1970 Newcastle Festival DC/DG Thu 22 Oct 1970 WB - Jonathan Kelly DC Fri 23 Oct 1970 Il Rondo, Leicester Sat 24 Oct 1970 press announcement of QEH concert at which "The Pilgrim Suite" would be performed. In fact thesesings remained unrecorded and (till Dave published his Secrets Songs And Stories lyrics book) unavailable. The concert did not take place. DG Sat 24 Oct 1970 Bath University DC/DG Wed 28 Oct 1970 Mix Paper Bubble DC Thu 29 Oct 1970 WB - Jugulay Vein DC Fri 30 Oct 1970 Bedford College, Regents Park (but see below) DC Fri 30 Oct 1970 University, Leeds (but see above) DG Sat 31 Oct 1970 University, Leicester DC/DG Sun 1 Nov 1970 Coatham Bowl, Redcar DC/DG Thu 5 Nov 1970 WB - Robin and Barry Dransfield DC Thu 5 Nov 1970 Watford Town Hall DG Fri 6 Nov 1970 New Town Pavilion, Stockton on Tees (evening) Newcastle University (overnighter - Strawbs to arraive 1.00am on Sat 7 Apr!) DC/DG Sat 7 Nov 1970 Gliderdrome, Boston (ad says "Starlight Room - support the balloons") DC/DG Fri 13 Nov 1970 Birmingham University DC/DG Sat 14 Nov 1970 Dreamland Ballroom, Margate DC/DG Tue 17 Nov 1970 Theatre Royal, Stratford, ???, Buckingham Palace??? DC Thu 19 Nov 1970 WB - Dave and Toni Arthur DC Thu 19 Nov 1970 TV show, Manchester, Houldsworth Hall concert DC/DG Fri 20 Nov 1970 Royal Holloway College, Egham DC/DG Sat 21 Nov 1970 Country Club, Kirkleavington DC/DG Sat 21 Nov 1970 MM: this week Strawbs sign long term deal with A&M, album (Antiques & Curios) to go US and Europe in Jan, Scandinavian tour in Jan 71 (this did not happen), then on to Germany, France, Switzerland DG Sun 22 Nov 1970 Queens University, Belfast DC/DG Tue 24 Nov 1970 Rehearse DC Thu 26 Nov 1970 WB - Finbar and Eddie Furey DC Thu 26 Nov 1970 Rehearse DC Fri 27 Nov 1970 Woolwich Fri 27 Nov 1970 Fagins, Barking Sat 28 Nov 1970 Bradford University DC/DG Sun 29 Nov 1970 Frank Freeman's, Kidderminster DC Mon 30 Nov 1970 Music Hall, Shrewsbury DC/DG Tue 1 Dec 1970 Manchester, ???? DC We 2 Dec 1970 Oval Hall, City Hall, Sheffield DG Thu 3 Dec 1970 WB - Bo Idle DC Fri 4 Dec 1970 George Hotel, Walsall DC Sat 5 Dec 1970 Stoke on Trent DC Mon 7 Dec 1970 Maria Gray College, Twickenham, Lindisfarne DC Tue 8 Dec 1970 Town Hall, Birmingham also playing: Flying Burrito Brothers DC/DG Wed 9 Dec 1970 City Hall, Hull, with Yes This was reputedly the concert where Yes clocked how brilliant Rick was and decided to recruit him DC/DG Thu, 10 Dec 1970 WB - White Bear, Hounslow, Jonathan Kelly DC Fri 11 Dec 1970 Wimbledon DC Sat 12 Dec 1970 Brighton College DC Sat 12 Dec 1970 Announcement that QEH gig in 12 Jan cancelled in favour of Scandinavian tour, taking in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Hamburg, Munich, Hanover, Amsterdam; last concert at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam likely to be filmed DG Sun 13 Dec 1970 BBC Night Ride DC Tue 15 Dec 1970 BBC Cavalcade DC Thu 17 Dec 1970 WB - Christmas party December 21, 1970 Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG (Conservation Society Charity Show, supported by Hardin & York & Al Stewart) Sat 26 Nov 1970 Nothing As Fundamental As Folk LWT Special announced, to be recorded at Cockpit Theatre filming in Jan for transmission in Feb, Pilgrim Suite to be premiered with 10 minute interview slot DG Mon 28 Dec 1970 TV Scotland Glasgow DC Tue 29 Dec 1970 London Weekend Television

1971

January 2, 1971 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG (supported by Pure Wings) DC/DG Thu 7 Jan 1971 WB - Dana Scott DC Sat 9 Jan 1971 Gliderdrome, Boston DC Sat 9 Thu 1971 Review of Guildford show in Sounds DG Thu 14 Jan 1971 WB - Jeremy Taylor DC Thu 14 Jan 1971 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, (first time pyro) DC Fri 15 Jan 1971 Slough review in Slough Oserver dated 22 Jan 1971. Also playing: Tom Houlihan DC/DG Sat 16 Jan 1971 UEA, Norwich (Rick hospital) DC Mon 18 Jan 1971 Recording Air Studios, Witchwood DC Tue 19 Jan 1971 Recording Air Studios, Witchwood DC Wed 20 Jan 1971 Recording Air Studios, Witchwood DC Thu 21 Jan 1971 Depart for Holland DG Thu 21 Jan 1971 WB - Steve Benbow/Denny Wright DC ??? Jan 1971 Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, Rick sprains ankle DC Fri 22 Jan 1971 Eland, Delft DG Sat 23 Jan 1971 Electric Center, Haarlem DG Sat 23 Jan 1971 MM Raver column announces Fairport/Strawbs drinking contest DG Wed 27 Jan 1971 Exit Club, Rotterdam DG Thu 28 Jan 1971 WB - Singers night DC Fri 29 Jan 1971 Paradiso Club, Amsterdam DG Sat 30 Jan 1971 Paradiso Club, Amsterdam DG Sat 30 Jan 1971 MM review of gigs on Dutch tour, Eland Delft (first gig on the tour), Electric Centre, Haarlem DG Mon 1 Feb 1971 VARA Television, Hilversum DG Tue 2 Feb 1971 Return from Holland DC Thu 4 Feb 1971 WB - Mike Absalom DC Fri 5 Feb 1971 Recording Air Studios, Witchwood DC Sat 6 Feb 1971 Lancaster/Lanchester Festival - Andrew Means review in MM dated 13 Feb 1971 also playing: Mr Fox and Ralph McTell DC/DG Wed 10 Feb 1971 Big Apple, Brighton DC Thu 11 Feb 1971 WB - Foggy Dew O DC Fri 12 Feb 1971 Meet Tom Allom/rehearse DC Sat 13 Feb 1971 Durham DC Sun 14 Feb 1971 Bowes Lyon, Stevenage DC Mon 15 Feb 1971 Recording, Witchwood DC Tue 16 Feb 1971 Recording, Witchwood DC Wed 17 Feb 1971 High Wycombe DC Thu 18 Feb 1971 WB - Don Partridge DC Thu 18 Feb 1971 Recording, Witchwood DC Fri 20 Feb 1971 Sheffield DC February 22, 1971 Town Hall, Oxford, ENG (supported by Mythica) DC Thu 25 Feb 1971 WB - Tight Like That DC Thu 25 Feb 1971 Air Studios, Mixing DC Thu 25 Feb 1971 piece in Acton Gazette about Rick's Arts Lab at the White Hart pub, High Street - meets every Weds (no Lab next week as Stawbs are playing at Ealing. On Wed 10 Mar the lab will host the Strawbs drinking concert with Fairport, in aid of charity DG Fri 26 Feb 1971 Polytechnic, Leeds DC Sat 27 Feb 1971 Reading DC Mon 1 Mar 1971 Air London, Mixing DC Wed 3 Mar 1971 Town Hall, Ealing DC Thu 4 Mar 1971 WB - Gnome Sweet Gnome DC Fri 5 Mar 1971 Melody Rooms, Norwich DC Sat 6 Mar 1971 Recording, Witchwood DC Sat 6 Mar 1971 press announcement that Strawbs would support Neil Young on a US tour; next single would be "I'll Carry On BesideYou" with We'll Meet Again Sometime/Keep The Devil Outside on the B-side; release date to be 26 Mar. (Subsequently DC in the Sounds Talk-In suggested that "From the Witchwood" was not felt to be the right album to address the US with, so their US debut was postponed until the following year) DG Wed 10 Mar 1971 Recording, Witchwood DC Wed 10 Mar 1971 Strawbs/Fairport drinking context, Arts Lab, White Hart, Acton DG Thu 11 Mar 1971 WB - Gasworks, Gnome Sweet Gnome DC Fri 12 Mar 1971 Flamingo Ballroom, Hereford DC Sat 13 Mar 1971 Regent Street Polytechnic, London DC Mon 15 Mar 1971 Marc Bolan, Radio Luxembourg, Beat Guest (My Top Ten) DC Thu 17 Mar 1971 WB - Derek Brimstone DC Thu 17 Mar 1971 Abbey Theatre, Wexford (Wexford Festival) also playing: Danny Doyle, Johnstons, Southern Comfort, Dr. Strangely Strange, Fairport, Curved Air, The Chieftains, Mellow Candle, Tir Na Nog, Principal Edwards' Magic Theatre review by Andrew Means in MM 3 Apr 1971 DC/DG Fri 19 Mar 1971 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth DC Sat 20 Mar 1971 Air London mixing DC Sat 20 Mar 1971 Roy Hollingworth interview with Hud in MM DG Sat 20 Mar 1971 Record Mirror piece promoting Wakeman's Arts Lab talent contest on Apr 14 DG Sun 21 Mar 1971 Air London mixing DC Mon 22 Mar 1971 Ian Campbell, Radio Luxembourg, Beat Guest My Top Ten DC Tue 23 Mar 1971 Beat Instrumental interview/photo DC Thu 25 Mar 1971 WB - Pigsty Hill DC Thu 25 Mar 1971 Blimp Club, Parker Street, Liverpool DC Thu 25 Mar 1971 piece in Middlesex Advertiser about Apostrophe, supporting Strawbs and Bonzos on 5 May. Picture of the young band and the poster: also playing: Tight Like That DG Fri 26 Mar 1971 College of Technology, Luton according to the Jerry Gilbert interview with DC in the 24 Apr edition of Sounds - after four numbers, DC sent the rest of the band offstage, then did one song on his own and went off. He explained "[the Witchwood album] took an awful lot ot of me .. half the numbers were not worked out properly and there were a lot of conflicting ideas ... ...everything had got on top of me" DC/DG Sat 27 Mar 1971 MM Q&A: Rick reveals the components of "Temperament Of Mind" DG Mon 29 Mar 1971 Trent Park College, DC/Dave Lambert duo DC Thu 1 Apr 1971 WB - Noel Murphy DC Thu 1 Apr 1971 Leave for Scotland DC Fri 2 Apr 1971 Osprey Rooms, Aviemore DC/DG Sat 3 Apr 1971 Olympia Ballroom, East Kilbride DC/DG Sat 3 Apr 1971 Andrew Means MM review of Wexford Festival


Sat 3 Apr 1971 Record Mirror announces that From The Witchwood will be released on 1 May. After the current UK tour, there will be some dates in Germany

Sun 4 Apr 1971 Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline

Sat 10 Apr 1971 Gliderdrome, Boston

Mon 12 Apr 1971 John Williams concert at Festival Hall

Wed 14 Apr 1971 Talent contest at Rick Wakeman's Folk/Arts Lab, White Hart, Acton

April 16, 1971 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 17, 1971 Barnsley, ENG April 18, 1971 Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, SCOT (supported by Brake and Crane) April 19, 1971 Caley Cinema, Edinburgh, SCOT (supported by Brake and Crane) April 20, 1971 Town Hall, Birmingham, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 21, 1971 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 22, 1971 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 23, 1971 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 24, 1971 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 25, 1971 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 26, 1971 Albert Hall, Nottingham, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 27, 1971 York, ENG April 28, 1971 Town Hall, Leeds, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane) April 29, 1971 Blackpool, ENG April 30, 1971 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, ENG (supported by Brake and Crane)


Thu 29 Apr 1971 WB - Bridget St John

Sat 1 May 1971 Exeter

Tue 4 May 1971 Gig with Dave Lambert, Isleworth Polytechnic

Wed 5 May 1971 Regal Cinema, Uxbridge

Thu 6 May 1971 WB - The Heathsiders

Sun 9 May 1971 Lyceum, London

Tue 11 May 1971 Meet Sandy Denny

Thu 13 May 1971 WB - Mike Absalom

Fri 14 May 1971 Cardiff University

Sat 15 May 1971 Rehearse with Mary Hopkin

Sun 16 May 1971 Woodville Hall, Gravesend

Mon 17 May 1971 Meet Beaverbrook Commercial Broadcasting, Terry Bate

Mon 17 May 1971 Mix Air London, Single

Tue 18 May 1971 Mix Air London

Wed 19 May 1971 Gig with Dave Lambert, Ealing

Thu 20 May 1971 WB - Tight Like That

Thu 20 May 1971 Trinity College, Carmarthen

May 21, 1971 University of Sheffield Students Union, Sheffield, ENG

Sun 23 May 1971 Plymouth

Thu 27 May 1971 WB - Joe Stead

May 27, 1971 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, ENG

May 28, 1971 Music Hall, Shrewsbury, ENG

May 29, 1971 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, ENG

Sat 29 May 1971 Arnakata itinterary states that Strawbs also played Pembroke College Oxford as well on this date, presumably a late gig

Thu 3 Jun 1971 WB - Jon Isherwood

Thu 10 Jun 1971 WB - Heron

Thu 17 Jun 1971 WB - Noel Murphy/Bartram & Coverdale

Sat 19 Jun 1971 Ron Chesterman wedding

Mon 21 Jun 1971 DC appears at Glastonbury Festival solo. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus

Wed 23 Jun 1971 Record Top of the Pops

Thu 24 Jun 1971 Meet Brian Lane ???, Rick leaves band

Mon 30 Jun 1971 Ralph McTell on TV

Thu 1 Jul 1971 Top Of The Pops transmission, Strawbs play "Hangman" on album slot

Thu 1 Jul 1971 BBC Sound of the 70s, Record, Hangman/Sheep/Witchwood

July 3, 1971 Lyceum, Edinburgh, SCOT (supported by Bread Love & Dreams)

Sat 3 Jul 1971 BBC Sound of the 70s transmission

Mon 5 Jul 1971 Air London mix Jesus, For Choice ???

Mon 5 Jul 1971 Strawberry Hill Boys, Colin Scot (with Jo Partridge) at the Hop Poles, Enfield owing to a mix-up both acts turned up on 5 Jul 1971, and agreed to share the gig and the gig the following week as well (see 12 Jul below).

Thu 8 Jul 1971 WB - Skyport Ade

Mon 12 Jul 1971 Strawberry Hill Boys, Colin Scot (with Jo Partridge) at the Hop Poles, Enfield The second of the two shared gigs (see 5 Jul above) - Dave Lambert was there as well. The SHBs played some old fashioned bluegrass for a change including "When You Wore A Tulip", which they reprised for their BBC In Concert show, probably the last time Rick played live with them. Dave Cousins offered up an early solo outing for "Queen Of Dreams".

Thu 15 Jul 1971 WB - Malcom Price

Fri 16 Jul 1971 BBC Maida vale 4 2.00 4.30

Fri 16 Jul 1971 Rehearse with Mary Travers, 595 Park West, 5.30

Sat 17 Jul 1971 Film Mary Travers, Lime Grove

Sun 18 Jul 1971 BBC TV Centre, Studio 1, Shepherds Bush - BBC In Concert (transmission date ?)

Mon 19 Jul 1971 Mary Travers 12.00 2.00

Wed 21 Jul 1971 Johnny Joyce, Margate, ????

31?? Jul 1971 Rick Wakeman leaves the Strawbs to join Yes

Thu 22 Jul 1971 WB - Gypsy Moses

Thu 5 Aug 1971 WB - Joe Stead

Aug 1971 Audition Blue Weaver, Hounslow

Aug 1971 Rehearse with Blue Weaver

Aug 1971 Write in cottage, Devon, Tomorrow

Aug 1971 Visit The Pit Club, Devon (scene of "Blue Angel")

Mon 20 Sep 1971 Cat Stevens, Radio Luxembourg, Beat Guest

Sun 26 Sep 1971 Frank Freeman's, Kidderminster

October 1, 1971 Nottingham University, Nottingham, ENG

October 3, 1971 Warwick University, Warwick, ENG

Thu 7 Oct 1971 Mary Hopkin, Beat Guest

Thu 14 Oct 1971 Rehearse for session, Tony Visconti

Fri 15 Oct 1971 Record "Benedictus", Island Studios, Tony Visconti

Thu 21 Oct 1971 Plymouth

Mon 25 Oct 1971 BBC Maida Vale 4

Wed 27 Oct 1971 BBC Maida Vale 5

October 30, 1971 Manchester University, Manchester, ENG

October 31, 1971 Shaw Theatre, London, ENG (First concert with Blue Weaver on keyboards. Supported by Jonathan Kelly)

November 10, 1971 Newport, WAL

Mon 15 Nov 1971 Record Grave New World, Morgan Studios, Tom Allom

Fri 19 Nov 1971 Record, Morgan

Sat 27 Nov 1971 Belfry

Mon 6 Dec 1971 Southampton

Tue 7 Dec 1971 Record, Morgan Studios

Strawbs UK Tour 1972

January 26, 1972 Technical College, Kings Lynn, ENG

January 28, 1972 Homerton College, Cambridge, ENG

January 30, 1972 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG

February 2, 1972 Civic Centre, Harlow, ENG

February 3, 1972 Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, WAL

February 4, 1972 St. George's Hall, Liverpool, ENG

February 6, 1972 Cliffs Pavillion, Southend, ENG

February 11, 1972 Floral Hall, Southport, ENG

February 12, 1972 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, ENG (supported by Jonathan Kelly)

February 13, 1972 Civic Hall, Barnsley, ENG

February 14, 1972 Royal Festival Hall, London, ENG

February 15, 1972 Town Hall, Birmingham, ENG

February 17, 1972 Queens Hall, Barnstable, ENG

February 18, 1972 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (supported by Beggars Death)

February 19, 1972 Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, ENG

February 20, 1972 Civic Hall, Darlington, ENG

February 21, 1972 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG

February 22, 1972 Guildhall, Southampton, ENG

February 23, 1972 St. Andrews Hall, Norwich, ENG

February 24, 1972 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG

February 25, 1972 City Hall, Hull, ENG

February 27, 1972 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, ENG

February 29, 1972 Town Hall, Oxford, ENG

March 3, 1972 College Of Tech., Luton, ENG

March 9, 1972 Trinity College, Dublin, IRE

March 10, 1972 Magee College, Derry, NI

March 11, 1972 New University Of Ulster, Coleraine, NI

March 12, 1972 Queens University, Belfast, NI

May 5, 1972 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, ENG (supported by Quiver)

June 21-25, 1972 Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood, CA (supported by Michael Murphy)

August 19, 1972 Civic Hall, Dunstable, ENG (supported by Jonathan Kelly)

October 12, 1972 Hardrock, Manchester, ENG (supported by Linda Lewis)

November 9, 1972 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, WAL (CND Benefit, supported by Sutherland Brothers)

Strawbs UK Tour 1973

February 12-13, 1973 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 14, 1973 Civic Hall, Chatham, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 17, 1973 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 18, 1973 Theatre Royal, Norwich, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 20, 1973 Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 21, 1973 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 23, 1973 New Theatre, Oxford, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 24, 1973 City Hall, St. Albans, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 25, 1973 Guildhall, Preston, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 27, 1973 Royal Hall, Harrogate, ENG (supported by Wheels)

February 28, 1973 Leas Cliff Pavilion, Southend, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 2, 1973 Town Hall, Manchester, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 3, 1973 City Hall, Hull, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 6, 1973 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 7, 1973 The Dome, Brighton, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 8, 1973 Civic Hall, Barnsley, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 9, 1973 Victoria Hall, Stoke, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 10, 1973 Civic Hall, Barrow-In-Furness, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 11, 1973 Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 12, 1973 Town Hall, Reading, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 15, 1973 Devon Festival Hall, Paignton, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 16, 1973 Edmonton Sundown, London, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 17, 1973 Brixton Sundown, London, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 19, 1973 Music Hall, Aberdeen, SCOT (supported by Wheels)

March 20, 1973 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, SCOT (supported by Wheels)

March 21, 1973 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, SCOT (supported by Wheels)

March 22, 1973 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 23, 1973 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 25, 1973 Opera House, Manchester, ENG (supported by Wheels)

March 30, 1973 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (supported by Wheels)

May 6, 1973 Ellis Auditorium North Hall, Memphis, TN (supporting Ten Years After)

September 15, 1973 Cine Marni, Brussels, BEL

October 6, 1973 Shubert Theater, Philadelphia, PA (2 shows 8.00 & 11.00 supporting Fleetwood Mac)

1974

The Strawbs UK Tour 1974

April 10, 1974 De Montfort Hall, Leicester, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 16, 1974 City Hall, Hull, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 17, 1974 Caird Hall, Dundee, SCOT (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 19, 1974 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 20, 1974 Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 21, 1974 Town Hall, Birmingham, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 22, 1974 Heavy Steam Machine, Hanley, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 23, 1974 St. George's Hall, Bradford, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 24, 1974 Guildhall, Preston, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 25, 1974 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 26, 1974 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, SCOT (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 27, 1974 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, SCOT (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 28, 1974 Opera House, Manchester, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) April 30, 1974 Royal Theatre, Harrogate, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 1, 1974 Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, WAL (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 2, 1974 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 3, 1974 Festival Hall, Paignton, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 4, 1974 Leeds University, Leeds, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 7, 1974 New Theatre, Oxford, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 8, 1974 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends) May 12, 1974 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, ENG (supported by Colin Scot & Friends)

May 26, 1974 Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg, MI (supporting James Gang, Roy Buchannon & Quicksilver Messenger Service)

June 13, 1974 Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA (supporting Ten Years After & King Crimson)

July 28, 1974 Autodromo di Santamonica, Rimini, ITY (Cancelled. Santa Monica Rock Festival)

March 1, 1975 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ (supporting Average White Band)

The Strawbs UK Tour 1976

September 18, 1976 Hastings Pier Ballroom, Hastings, ENG

September 23, 1976 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG

September 24, 1976 Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, ENG

September 25, 1976 Usher Hall, Edinburgh, SCOT

September 28, 1976 Town Hall, Birmingham,

September 29, 1976 Free Trade Hall, Manchester, ENG

September 30, 1976 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG

October 1, 1976 Bradford University, Bradford, ENG

October 2, 1976 Reading University, Reading, ENG

October 3, 1976 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, ENG

The Strawbs UK Tour 1978

February 22, 1978 Liverpool University, Liverpool, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) February 24, 1978 Cardiff University, Cardiff, WAL (supported by Roy Hill) February 25, 1978 Nottingham University, Nottingham, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) February 26, 1978 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) February 27, 1978 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) February 28, 1978 Fiesta, Plymouth, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 1, 1978 Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 3, 1978 Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, SCOT (supported by Roy Hill) March 4, 1978 Strathclyde University, Glasgow, SCOT (supported by Roy Hill) March 5, 1978 Top Rank, Sheffield, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 8, 1978 Reading University, Reading, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 9, 1978 Forum, Hatfield, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 10, 1978 Salford University, Manchester, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 11, 1978 Bradford University, Bradford, ENG (supported by Roy Hill) March 12, 1978 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG (supported by Roy Hill)

October 3, 1978 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG

August 28, 1993 Suffolk, Stansfield, ENG (Suffolk'n'Good Festival 1993, supported by Roy Harper, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Hell Bent Heaven Bound, Little Chief, Bridget St. John, Nick Harper, Pat Shaw & Julie Matthews, Turkey Leg Johnson, Pol Roger)

Lindisfarne & The Strawbs UK Tour 1993

November 16, 1993 Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl, WAL (supporting Lindisfarne) November 17, 1993 Apollo Theatre, Oxford, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 18, 1993 St. David's Hall, Cardiff, WAL (supporting Lindisfarne) November 19, 1993 Civic Hall, Guildford, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 20, 1993 Grand Theatre, Swansea, WAL (supporting Lindisfarne) November 21, 1993 Arts Centre, Poole, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 22, 1993 Colston Hall, Bristol, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 24, 1993 Royalty Theatre, Great Yarmouth, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 25, 1993 Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 26, 1993 Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 27, 1993 Fairfield Hall, Croydon, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 28, 1993 White Rock Theatre, Hastings, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) November 30, 1993 Guildhall, Portsmouth, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne)

December 1, 1993 Ritz Theatre, Lincoln, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 2, 1993 City Hall, Hull, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 3, 1993 Victoria Theatre, Hailfax, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 4, 1993 Barbican Centre, York, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 5, 1993 Sands Centre, Carlisle, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 7, 1993 Davenport Theatre, Stockport, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 8, 1993 Victoria Hall, Hanley, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 9, 1993 Regent Theatre, Ipswich, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 10, 1993 Winter Gardens, Margate, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 11, 1993 Symphony Hall, Birmingham, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 12, 1993 Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 13, 1993 Festival Hall, Paignton, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 21, 1993 Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 22, 1993 City Hall, Sheffield, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 23, 1993 Guildhall, Preston, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne) December 29, 1993 City Hall, Newcastle, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne)

January 14, 1994 Hammersmith Odeon, London, ENG (supporting Lindisfarne)

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