WOODWORK 1957-1968

by Nico Zentgraf

 

1957-1968             1969-1970             1971-1973             1974-1975

1957

570000A  1957: CANDY BISON SKIFFLE GROUP. Yiewsley, Marlborough
                   Cinema or Uxbridge, Regal Cinema.
                   RW’s first live appearance with his brother Ted’s group. Unverified.
                   - Gambling Man (
                   - Puttin’ On The Style (N. Cazden)
                   Line-up: RW (washboard)/Ted Wood, and others.
                   Note: They played in an intermission between two Tommy Steele-movies.

 

1962

620000A  1962: RON WOOD AND TONY MUNROE. Ruislip, Manor Secondary School
                   Note: RW and Tony Munroe sang tenor and baritone duets for some time
                             and won the second prize in a local choir singing competition with
                             - We Be The King’s Men Hale And Hearty ( ) 620000B  1962: RON WOOD AND TONY MUNROE. Ruislip, local talent contest
                   - St. Louis Woman ( ) -unverified
                   + unverified Every Brothers-song
                   Note: Later RW played guitar and sang together with his neighbourhood
                             friend Tony Munroe (who also played guitar and sang). Together they
                             had some sort of Everly Brothers stint going on.

 

1963

630000A  1963: THE RHYTHM AND BLUES BOHEMIANS. Rehearsals in West
                   Drayton, Ronnie Wood’s parents’ home
                   Line-up: RW (gtr, bvoc)/Tony Munroe (gtr, bvoc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/
                                Robin Scrimshaw (voc, harm)/Bob Langham (dr)/Terry Black (p) 630000B  1963: THE RHYTHM AND BLUES BOHEMIANS. Rehearsals at Yiewsley,
                   Community Centre (on Wednesdays)
                   Line-up: see 630000A. 630000C  1963: THE RHYTHM AND BLUES BOHEMIANS. Rehearsals at Yiewsley,
                   Rainbow Record Shop (on Sundays)
                   Line-up: see 630000A. 630000D  1963: THE RHYTHM AND BLUES BOHEMIANS. Yiewsley, Community
                   Centre
                   Line-up: see 630000A. 630000D  1963: THE THUNDERBIRDS. Yiewsley,   Rainbow Record Shop (rehearsals)
                  Line-up: RW (gtr, bvoc, harm)/Tony Munroe (gtr, bvoc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/
                                Ali MacKenzie (voc)/Bob Langham (dr) 630000E  1963: THE THUNDERBIRDS. Yiewsley,   Community Centre (on Saturdays)                   Line-up: see 630000D.
 

 

1964

Note: All entries are from the Birds, unless otherwise noted.

640000A  early 1964: THE THUNDERBIRDS. West Drayton, Community Center,
                 "The Nest" (once a week on Saturday nights)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr, bvoc)/Tony Munroe (gtr, bvoc)/Ali McKenzie (voc, harm)/
                               Kim Gardner (bass)/Bob Langham (dr)
                 Note: Their set included songs of The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Chuck Berry,
                           Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf and Motown-stuff, among others:
                          - Need Your Lovin’ (Marvin Gaye/Clarence Paul)
                          - Needle In A Haystack (William Stevenson/Norman Whitfield)
                          - Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry)
                          - Maybelline (Chuck Berry)
                          - Talkin’ ‘Bout You (Chuck Berry)
                          - St. Louis Woman (James Oden) 640000B  1964: THE YARDBIRDS. Richmond, Crawdaddy Club, Athlethic Ground
                  - RW plays set with The Yardbirds for Keith Relf who was ill.
                  Line-up: RW (harm)/Eric Clapton (gtr)/Paul Samwell-Smith (bass)/
                                Chris Dreja (gtr)/Jim McCarty (dr) Spring: THE THUNDERBIRDS. Tour Of The Midlands of England.
               Line-up: see 640000A. Incl. gigs in:
640400A: Spring: Birmingham,
640400B: Spring: Coventry,
640400C: Spring: Wolverhampton, 640400D: Spring: THE BIRDS. Uxbridge, "Blues Festival"
                  Note: Last gig with Bob Langham on drums. 640500A  May: THE BIRDS. "May Fayre", Townmead School (two shows)
                  Line-up: RW (gtr, bvoc)/Tony Munroe (gtr, bvoc)/Ali McKenzie (voc, harm)/
                                Kim Gardner (bass)/Pete McDaniels (dr) 640601A 1st June: THE BIRDS. Reading, The Cavern 640600A  June: THE BIRDS. Unidentified studio in or around London. Recording of
                  a demo.
                  - You’re On My Mind I (Ron Wood)
                  Line-up: see 640500A.
                  Note: This demo wasn’t released before Summer 1997! 640600B  June (?): THE BIRDS. Unidentified studio in or around London.
                  Recording of a demo.
                  - You Don’t Love Me I (Ellas McDaniel)
                  Line-up: see 640500A.
                  Note: This demo wasn’t released before Summer 1997! 640000C  June onwards: THE BIRDS. British gigs.
                 Note: The Birds got semi-professional and played in and around of London’s
                           club circuit and even went on tours which among other places even
                           brought them to South Wales. Among other venues they played:
                          - London Eel Pie Island, Clubhouse
                          - Windsor, The Cavern (Fridays)
                          - Reading, The Cavern
                          - Hounslow, The Zambeze 640800A  August: Southhall, Community Centre 640800B  August onwards: London, 100 Club (every Monday) 640907A  7th September: Bristol, Corn Exchange
641015A  15th October: Hendon, Old Welsh Harp
641016A  16th October: Windsor, Cavern Club
641017A  17th October: Stamford, Lansbury Club
641018A  18th October: Southall, Community Centre
641019A  19th October: London, 100 Club
641020A  20th October: Bristol, Corn Exchange
641021A  21th October: St. Albans, Market Hall 641100A  November: THE BIRDS.
                  7" single (Decca F 12031). Producer: Franklyn Boyd. Recorded in London,
                  at Decca Studios.
                 A: You’re On My Mind II (Ron Wood)
                 B: You Don’t Love Me II (Ellas McDaniel)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Tony Munroe (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc + harm)/
                               Kim Gardner (bass)/Pete McDaniels (dr) 641200A  late 1964: THE BIRDS. UK TV (ARTV) ‘Ready, Steady, Win’, Wembley
                  Television Studios. Incl.
                  - You’re On My Mind (Ron Wood)
                  Line-up: see 641100A.

 

1965

Note: All entries (unless noted otherwise) are from The Birds.

In 1965 The Birds were playing among others:
- London, Marquee Jazz Club
- Watford, Trade Hall
- Leicester, Il Rondo
- Manchester, The Oasis
- Bristol, Corn Exchange
- Newcastle,
- Brighton, The Aquarium
- Cornwall,
- Nottingham, The Boathouse
+ elsewhere in the UK
Their set included among others:
- God Only Knows (Tony Asher/Brian Wilson)
- Fire ( )
- It’s All Right (Curtis Mayfield)
- One Night (Dave Bartholomew/Pearl King)
- Here Today (Tony Asher/Brian Wilson)
- Talking About My Baby (Curtis Mayfield) 650301A  1st March: London, Ealing Jazz Club
650308A  8th March: London, Ealing Jazz Club
650315A  15th March: London, Ealing Jazz Club
650322A  22nd March: London, Ealing Jazz Club
650328A  28th March: London, Ealing Jazz Club 650400A  April: THE BIRDS.
                 7" single (Decca F 12140). Producer: Franklyn Boyd.
                 A: Leaving Here (Eddie Holland/Lamont Dozier/Brian Holland)
                 B: Next In Line (Ron Wood)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Tony Munroe (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc, harm)/
                               Kim Gardner (bass)/Pete McDaniels (dr) 650600A  June: THE BIRDS. UK TV (ABC) ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’,
                 Birmingham. Incl.
                 - Leaving Here (Eddie Holland/Lamont Dozier/Brian Holland)
               Line-up: see 650400A.
               Note: The infamous telecast with the musicians lowered down on wires
                         and the drummer landing on his drumkit.! 650000A  1965: THE GODS.  UK Army Base, some dark gym.
                  - RW substitutes for MT.
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Ken Hensley (keyb, voc)/John Glascock (bass,
                                voc)/Lee Kerslake or Brian Glascock (dr) 651000A  October: THE BIRDS.
              7" single (Decca F 12257). Producer: Franklyn Boyd.
              A: No Good Without You Baby (William Stevenson)
              B: How Can It Be (Ron Wood)
              Line-up: see 650400A. October: Gigs in Great Britain, incl.:
651000B  October: Lincoln, Cleethorpes
651000C  October: Blackpool, West Pier
651000D  October: Salisbury
                 Note: They also played in Scotland. 651207A  7th December: Berkeley, Assembly Hall

 

1966

Note: All entries unless noted otherwise) are from The Birds.

660112A  12th January: THE BIRDS. Unidentified studio in or around London.
                  - That’s All I Need You For (Ron Wood/Tony Munroe)
                  - You Shouldn’t Do That (Ron Wood)
                  - unknown third track (Ron Wood)
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Tony Munroe (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc, harm)/
                                Kim Gardner (bass)/Pete McDaniels (dr)
                 Note: You Shouldn’t Do That was re-written by RW in Spring 1974
                           as Money Money. 660114A 14th January: THE BIRDS. Twickenham, Shepperton Studios. Shooting for
                 the movie ‘The Deadly Bees’. Director: Freddie Francis. Incl. performance of:
               - That’s All I Need You For (Ron Wood/Tony Munroe)
               Line-up: see above 660318A 18th March: THE BIRDS. London, Pye Studios. Incl.
                 - What Hit Me (Ron Wood/Tony Munroe)
                 + probably more
                 Note: Recordings for their unreleased fourth Decca-single.
                 Line-up: 660112A. 660605A  5th June: THE BIRDS. London, Stigwood Studios.
                 - Say Those Magic Words (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
                 Line-up: see 650620A. 660611A  11th June: THE BIRDS.  Brighton, Cadillac Club 660615A  15th June: THE BIRDS. London, Stigwood Studios.
                  - Daddy Daddy I (Ron Wood/Tony Munroe) -7“ version
                  - Daddy Daddy II (Ron Wood/Tony Munroe) -alternate version
                  Line-up: see 650620A.
                  Note: The alternate version wasn’t released before Summer 1997. 660620A  20th June: THE BIRDS. London, Stigwood Studios.
                 - The Doll Who Said No (Polnareff)
                 - NSU (Jack Bruce)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Tony Munroe (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc)/Kim Gardner
                (bass)/  Pete McDaniels (dr)
                 Note: Recordings for their unreleased first Reaction-single under working
                           title ‘Good Times’ which is the English translation of a French song.
                           The single was sheduled for the 29th July, but never saw the light of day. 660816A  16th August: ROD STEWART/P.P. ARNOLD. London, I.B.C.
                   Studios. Producer: Mick Jagger.
                    - Come Home Baby (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)
                    - Working In The Coalmine (Allen Toussiant) -unconfirmed
                    Line-up: Ron Wood (bass; unsure)/Keith Richards (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/
                                  P.P. Arnold (voc)/Keith Emerson (keyb)/Micky Waller (dr)
                    Note: Come Home Baby wasn’t released before 1975, when it
                              appeared on an obscure sampler (see 750000B). 660900A  September: THE BIRDS BIRDS.
              7" single (Reaction 591 005).
              A: Say Those Magic Words (Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman)
              B: Daddy Daddy (RW/Tony Munroe)
              Note: Same line-up as The Birds (see 650500A). This short-living namechange
                        was a suggestion by Robert Stigwood (director of Reaction in those days).
                        Around the time of the single-release The Birds Birds fired Tony Munroe. 661017A  17th October: THE BIRDS. Unidentified studio in London. Incl.
                  - Pretend ( )
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Pete McDaniels (dr) 661200A  December: THE BIRDS. London, Regent Sound Studio. Incl.
                 - Granny Rides Again (Ron Wood)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Ali McKenzie (voc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Clem Cattini (dr) 661200B  late 1966: THE ARTBIRDS. Rehearsals in or around London.
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Art Wood (voc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Jon Lord (org)/
                               John ‘Twink’ Adler (dr) 661200C  late 1966: SANTA BARBERA MACHINE HEAD. Unidentified studio in
                 or around London. Incl.
                 - Porcupine Juice (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon)
                 - Albert (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon)
                 - Rubber Monkey (Jon Lord/Gus Dudgeon)
                 Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Jon Lord (org)/John ‘Twink’ Adler (dr)
 

 

1967

All entries,unless noted otherwise, are from The Jeff Beck Group

670100A  January: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, Goodge Street. Rehearsals.
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jet Harris (bass)/
                                Viv Prince (dr) 670100B  January: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Sutton, Jeff Beck’s house. Rehearsals.
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Kim Gardner (bass)/
                                Viv Prince (dr) 670200A  February: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, Studio 19
                  More rehearsals and maybe first recordings.
                Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Roger Cook (dr) 670303A  3rd March: London, Astoria, Finsbury Park (1st show)
                 Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Roger Cook (dr) 670303B  3rd March: London, Astoria, Finsbury Park (2nd show)
                  Line-up: see 670303A. 670307A  7th March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘Saturday Club’,
                  London, Playhouse Theatre. Host: Brian Matthew.
                  - Let Me Love You (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                  - Stone Crazy (Buddy Guy)
                  - I Ain’t Superstitious (Willie Dixon)
                  - Hi Ho Silver Lining (Scott English/Lawrence Weiss)
                  - I’m Losing You (Norman Whitfield/Eddie Holland/Cornelius Grant)
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Roger Cook (dr)
                  Note: Broadcast on the 18th March. 670310A  10th March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                  7" single (Columbia DB 8151). Producer: Mickie Most. Recorded in London
                  at De Lane Lea Studios, probably in February
                  A: Hi Ho Silver Lining (Scott English/Lawrence Weiss)
                  B: Beck’s Bolero (Jimmy Page)
                  Line-up A: RW (bass; unsure)/Jeff Beck (gtr + voc)/John Paul Jones (p,
                                    orchestra arrangements)/Clem Cattani (dr)/Mickie Most (bvoc)
                  Line-up B: RW (gtr; unsure)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Jimmy Page (gtr)John Paul
                                   Jones (bass)/Keith Moon (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p) 670300A  mid-March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. In or around London. Rehearsals.
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Micky Waller (dr)
                  Note: Micky Waller left in late March (but returned in mid-October) 670300B  late March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. In or around London. Rehearsals.
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Coombes (dr) 670411A  11th April: London, The Marquee
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Dave Ambrose (bass)/
                                Rod Coombes (dr) 7th - 31st May: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. England tour.
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Aynsley Dunbar (dr) 670507A  7th May: Meacham, Public Hall
670510A  10th May: Nottingham, Britannia
670512A  12th May: High Wycombe, Town Hall
670515A  15th May: Ealing, Feathers
670516A  16th May: Bristol, Corn Exchange
670519A  19th May: Selkirk, Victoria Hall
670520A  20th May: Carlisle, Market Hall
670525A  25th May: Liverpool, University
670527A  27th May: Bognor, Shoreline
670528A  28th May: Stockport, Tabernacle
670531A  31st May: Norwich, Oxford Cellar
670702A  2nd July: London, Saville Theatre 670704A  4th July: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘Saturday Club’,
                  London, Playhouse Theatre. Host: Brian Matthew.
                  - Rock My Plimsoul (Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart)
                  - Think I’m Gonna Leave This Morning ( )
                  - Tallyman (Graham Gouldman)
                  - Ice Cold Heart ( ) -title unsure
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Aynsley Dunbar (dr)
                  Note: Broadcast on the 8th July. Ice Cold Heart could stem from a different
                            BBC-session. 670507A  7th July: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                  7" single (Columbia DB 8359). Producer: Mickie Most. Recorded in
                  June at De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London.
                  A: Tallyman (Graham Gouldman) -Jeff Beck on lead vocals
                  B: Rock My Plimsoul I (Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart) -Rod Stewart on lead vocals
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Aynsley Dunbar (dr) 670813A  13th August: Windsor, Royal Windsor Racecourse, ‘7th International
                   Jazz And Blues Festival’.
                  (Some Kind Of Wonderful-Can I Get A Witness/I Can’t Hold Out/
                   Think I’m Gonna Leave This Morning/Rock My Plimsoul/Hi Ho
                   Silver Lining
) 19th August - 23rd December: Constant touring of England.
                   Line-up: as above, from mid-October onwards: Micky Waller on drums 670819A  19th August: Dunstable,
670820A  20th August: Guildford,
670824A  24th August: Worthing,
670826A  26th August: Folkestone
670828A  28th August: Woburn, Abbey Festival
670902A  2nd September: Manchester,
670903A  3rd September: Stockport,
670905A  5th September: Malvern,
670908A  8th September: Rugby,
670909A  9th September: Lowestoft,
670915A  15th September: Nottingham,
670916A  16th September: Bracknell,
670917A  17th September: Chertsey,
670922A  22nd September: Hartlepool,
670925A  25th September: London, Edmonton 670926A 26th September: London, The Marquee
                (Stone Crazy/I Can’t Hold Out/Let Me Love You/I Ain’t Superstitious/
                 I Think I’ll Be Leaving This Morning/Rock My Plimsoul/Jeff’s Boogie/
                 Wee Wee Baby/I’m Losing You/Oh, Pretty Woman
) 670929A  29th September: Dartford,
670929B  29th September: London, Chalk Farm Roundhouse
670930A  30th September: Hinckley, 671003A  3rd October: THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN. UK radio
                  (BBC) ‘Top Gear’, London, Aeolian Hall, Studio 2. Host: Bernie Andrews.
                  - Witch Doctor ( )
                  - Prelude - Nightmare (Arthur Brown)
                  - Devil’s Trip ( )
                  - I Put A Spell On You (Jalacy Hawkins)
                  - Time (Arthur Brown)
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Arthur Brown (voc)/Vincent Crane (org)/Drachen Theaker (dr)
                  Note: Broadcast on the 8th October.
                            RW claims he played on Arthur Brown’s big hit Fire, but it is not
                            clear if he plays on the studio version or on the BBC version which
                           was recorded in London at BBC’s Studio 1 on the 8th April 1968. 671006A  6th October: Swansea,
671007A  7th October: Leeds, 671009A  9th October: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘David
                  Symonds’, London, Paris Cinema. Host: David Symonds.
                  - Rock My Plimsoul (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                  - Let Me Love You (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                  - Walking By The Railings (The Jeff Beck Group) -instrumental Jam
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Aynsley Dunbar (dr)
                  Note: Broadcast song by song on the 16th, 19th and 20th October respectively. 671013A  13th October: Ghent, Belgium,
671014A  14th October: Reading,
671015A  15th October: Guildford,
671021A  21st October: Southampton,
671026A  26th October: London, The Speakeasy
671027A  27th October: Tamworth,
671029A  29th October: Kirklevington,
671030A  30th October: Coventry, 671101A  1st November: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘Top Gear’,
                   London, Maida Vale Studio #4. Hosts: Phil Drummond and John Peel.
                   - I Ain’t Superstitious (Willie Dixon)
                   - Beck’s Bolero (Jimmy Page)
                   - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever (Stevie Wonder/Ivy Hunter)
                   - You’ll Never Get To Heaven If You Break My Heart (Burt Bacharach/David)
                   - You Shook Me (Willie Dixon/J.B. Lenoir)
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Micky Waller (dr)
                  Note: Broadcast on the 5th November. 671103A  3rd November: Poole,
671104A  4th November: Exeter,
 671110A  10th November: Nottingham,
671111A  11th November: Matlock,
671116A  16th November: Newcastle,
671118A  18th November: Coventry,
671115A  25th November: Haverfordwest,
671130A  30th November: Salisbury,
671201A  1st December: Cardiff,
671202A  2nd December: Romsey, 671205A  5th + 7th December: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, EMI Studios.
                  Producer: Mickie Most. Recording session. Incl.
                  - I’ve Been Drinking (Tauber/Johnny Mercer)
                  + maybe more
                  Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                Nicky Hopkins (p)/Madeline Bell (bvoc)
                  Note: According to rumours John Entwistle and Keith Moon also attended
                            the sessions. 671208A  8th December: Birmingham,
671209A  9th December: Kingston,
671211A  11th December: Slough,
671212A  12th December: London, The Marquee
671214A  14th December: Sussex, University
671215A  15th December: Walthamstow,
671216A  16th December: Dereham,
671223A  23rd December: Oxford, 670000A  1967: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK TV ( ) ‘Easybeat’.

 

1968

Note: All tourdates are from the The Jeff Beck Group, unless noted otherwise.

680100A  January: THE CREATION. London, Olympic Sound Studios. Producer:
                  Shel Talmy. Sound engineer: (probably) Glyn Johns. Incl.
                  - For All That I Am I (Friedland/Kahan) -single-version
                  - For All That I Am II (Friedland/Kahan) -alternate stereo version
                  - The Girls Are Naked (Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                  - Mercy Mercy Mercy (Larry Williams/Johnny Watson/Zawinul)
                  - Midway Down I (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro) -single-version
                  - Midway Down II (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro) -alternate stereo version
                  - Uncle Bert (RW/Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                  Note: According to new sources, RW does not play on the song Bonney
                            Moroney (= misnamed Bony Moronie). The alternate versions weren’t
                            released before 1998.
                  Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr) 680127A  27th January: Norwich,
680203A  3rd February: Egham, 680205A  5th February: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, EMI Studios.
                  Producer: Mickie Most. Recording session for upcoming Truth-LP.
                  Note: Continued on the 20th March, 14.-16th May and 25th May. 680209A  9th February: Nottingham, 680210A  10th February: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                    7" single (Columbia DB 8359). Producer: Mickie Most.
                    [A: Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu)(André Popp/Cour/Brian Blackburn)]
                     B: I’ve Been Drinking (Tauber/Johnny Mercer)
                     Line-up side B: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Micky
                                             Waller (dr)/Nicky Hopkins (p)/Madeline Bell (bvoc) 680217A  17th February: London, Hammersmith Odeon 680300A  March: ROD STEWART.
                 7" single (Immediate IM 060). Producer: Mike D’Abo.
                   [A: Little Miss Understood (Mike D’Abo)]
                    B: So Much To Say (Mike D’Abo/Rod Stewart)
                    Line-up side B: RW (bass)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Mike D’Abo (p)
                    Note: unconfirmed. April: THE CREATION. Tour of Germany, Holland and Spain.
                   Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr)
                   Note: Ronnie was unhappy with the Jeff Beck Group and also joined The
                             Creation some time in December 1967 or January 1968. He left them
                             again in May after the two final gigs in London and Nottingham. It is
                             possible, that he missed some of the Jeff Beck Group dates listed here!
                             (He was temporarily replaced by Junior Wood). It is also possible that RW
                             didn’t play the Spanish dates with The Creation (where he was replaced by
                             someone called Digger). 680302A  2nd  March: Manchester,
680303A  3rd  March: Rotterdam, Holland
680308A  8th  March: Dartford,
680309A  9th  March: London, Mill Hill
680309B  9th  March: London, Covent Garden
680315A  15th March: Oswestry,
680316A  16th March: Chesham,
680317A  17th March: Grantham, 680320A  20th March: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London, EMI Studios.
                 Producer: Mickie Most. Recording session for Truth. 680322A  22nd March: Walthamstow,
680323A  23rd March: Bletchley,
680324A  24th March: Nottingham,
680330A  30th March: Wolverhampton, 680400A  April: THE CREATION.
                    7" single (Polydor 56246). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound engineer: (probably)
                    Glyn Johns. Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in January.
                    A: Midway Down (John Wonderling/Los Shapiro)
                    B: The Girls Are Naked (Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                    Line-up: see 680100A. 680401A  1st April: Cleethorpes,
680404A  4th April: Llanelly,
680405A  5th April: Bicester,
680407A  7th April: Bexley,
680408A  8th April: Bath,
680409A  9th April: London, The Marquee
680411A  11th April: Worthing, 680400B  mid-April: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Swiss TV (SRG), Zurich.
                   - unknown TV appearance 15th April - 5th May: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. European tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                   Nicky Hopkins (p) 680415A  15th April: Chur, Switzerland,
680416A  16th April: Lucerne, Switzerland,
680417A  17th April: St. Gallen, Switzerland,
680420A  20th April: Copenhagen, Denmark,
680420B  20th April: Trelleborg, Sweden,
680421A  21st April: Copenhagen, Denmark,
680421B  21st April: Roskilde, Denmark,
680424A  24th April: Gothenburg, Sweden,
680425A  25th April: Uddevalla, Sweden,
680425B  25th April: Stockholm, Sweden,
680426A  26th April: Ionkoping, Sweden,
680427A  27th April: Kristinehamm, Sweden,
680428A  28th April: Copenhagen, Denmark,
680504A  4th May: Paris, France,
680505A  5th May: Paris, France,
680510A  10th May: Dartford,
680511A  11th May: Bradford,
680512A  12th May: Kirklevington, 680514A  14th-16th May + 25th May: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. London,
                    EMI Studios. Recording session for upcoming Truth-album. Producer:
                     Mickie Most. Sound engineer: Ken Scott. Recording sessions for ‘Truth’.
                     Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                   Nicky Hopkins (p) 680518A  18th May: Weston-Super-Mare, late May: THE CREATION. Tour of Germany and Holland
                   Line-up: RW (gtr)/Kim Gardner (bass)/Kenneth Pickett (voc)/Jack Jones (dr) 680602A  2nd June: Coventry, 680600A  early June: THE CREATION. London, John Lewis’s Store Theatre
680600B  early June: THE CREATION. Nottingham,
                 Note: Last RW-gigs with The Creation. 680607A  7th June: London, The Manor House 14th June - 4th August: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. US tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                   Nicky Hopkins (p) 680614A  14th June: New York, Fillmore East
680615A  15th June: New York, Fillmore East
                   (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Telephone Blues/Jeff’s Boogie/Sweet
                     Little Angel/Shapes Of Things/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck’s Bolero/Rock My
                     Plimsoul/Oh, Pretty Woman/Morning Dew/Rice Pudding/The Sun Is Shining/
                     I Ain’t Superstitious
) 680616A  16th June: Staten Island, Reality Home Rehabilitation Center, benefit-concert
                   Note: With special guest Jimi Hendrix (gtr) jamming with The Jeff Beck Group. 680617A  17th (?) June: New York City, Scene Club, ‘Daytop Music Festival’
                   Note: With special guest Jimi Hendrix (gtr) jamming with The Jeff Beck Group. 680618A  18th June: New York, Fillmore East
680619A  19th June: New York, Fillmore East
680620A  20th June: New York, Fillmore East
680621A  21st June: New York, Fillmore East 680622A  22nd June: New York, Fillmore East
                   (Sweet Little Angel/You Shook Me/Let Me Love You/Jeff’s Boogie/
                     The Sun Is Shining
)
                   Note: Soundboard recording was made. 680626A  26th June: Boston, Tea Party
680627A  27th June: Boston, Tea Party
680628A  28th June: Boston, Tea Party
680629A  29th June: Boston, Tea Party 680700A  Summer: THE CREATION.
                   7" single (Hit-ton HT 300 210 -Germany). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound
                   engineer: (probably) Glyn Johns. Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in January.
                   [A: Bony Moronie (Larry Williams) -under title ‘Bonney Moroney’]
                   B: Mercy Mercy Mercy (Larry Williams/Johnny Watson/Zawinul)
                   Line-up: see 680100A. 680705A  5th July: Detroit, Dearborn University
680706A  6th July: Detroit, Dearborn University
680707A  7th July: Ann Arbor,
680709A  9th  July: Cleveland,
680710A  10th July: Cleveland,
680711A  11th July: Cleveland,
680712A  12th July: Houston,
680713A  13th July: Houston,
680717A  17th July: Dallas,
680719A  19th July: San Francisco, Fillmore West 680720A  20th July: San Francisco, Fillmore West
                   (Beck’s Bolero/You Shook Me/Let Me Love You/The Sun Is Shining/
                    Jeff’s Boogie/Shapes Of Things/Rock My Plimsoul
)
                   Note: This gig could also stem from Fillmore East, 20th June. 680721A  21st  July: San Francisco, Fillmore West
680723A  23rd  July: San Francisco, Fillmore West
680724A  24th  July: San Francisco, Fillmore West
680725A  25th  July: San Francisco, Fillmore West 680726A  26th  July: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium
680727A  27th  July: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium
                 one of both gigs incl.:
                 (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/The Sun Is Shining/Instrumental/
                   Shapes Of Things/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/I Ain’t Superstitious/
                   Wee Wee Baby/Rock My Plimsoul/The Sun Is Shining/Rock My Plimsoul
)
                     Note: A tape with these recordings circulates among collectors as
                                Los Angeles 24th July, so it could also be from San Francisco. 680800A  August: THE JEFF BECK GROUP.
                    LP ‘Truth’ (Columbia SCX 6293). Producer: Mickie Most. Sound
                    engineer: Ken Scott. Incl.:
                    - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                    - Let Me Love You (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                    - Morning Dew (Tim Rose/B. Dobson) -Nicky Hopkins on piano
                    - You Shook Me (Willie Dixon/J.B. Lenoir)
                    - Greensleeves (Trad. arr.: Jeff Beck)
                    - Rock My Plimsoul II (Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart)
                    - Beck’s Bolero (Jimmy Page)
                    - Blues De Luxe (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck) -Nicky Hopkins on piano
                    - I Ain’t Superstitious (Willie Dixon)
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr) 680802A  2nd August: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium
680803A  3rd August: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium 680804A  4th August: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium
                   (You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Morning Dew/Jeff’s Boogie/
                     Blues De Luxe/Hi Ho Silver Lining/Beck’s Bolero/Rock My Plimsoul/
                     Shapes Of Things/Instrumental
) 680810A  10th August: Sunbury, Kempton Park Racecourse 680906A  6th September: London, The Manor House
680914A  14th September: Norwich, 680917A  17th September: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. UK radio (BBC) ‘Top
                   Gear’, London, 201 Piccadilly, Studio #1. Host: John Peel.
                   -You Shook Me (Willie Dixon/J.B. Lenoir)
                   -Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                   - Sweet Little Angel (Hudson Whittaker)
                   - Rice Puding (Ron Wood/Jeff Beck/Nicky Hopkins/Rod Stewart)
                   -Jeff’s Boogie (Jeff Beck)
                   -Rock My Plimsoul (Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck)
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Tony Newman (dr)
                   Note: Broadcast on the 29th September (with exception of Rock
                             My Plimsoul
which was broadcast on the 3rd November). 680918A  18th September: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Unidentified studio in or
                    around London. Producer: Mickie Most. Recording session. 680900A  late Summer or early Autumn: THE CREATION.
                   7" single (Hit-ton HT 300 235 -Germany). Producer: Shel Talmy. Sound
                   engineer: (probably) Glyn Johns. Recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in January.
                   A: For All That I Am (Friedland/Kahan)
                   B: Uncle Bert (RW/Kenneth Pickett/Kim Gardner/Jack Jones)
                   Line-up: see 680400A.
                   Note: Glyn Johns had his hand in the production of Uncle Bert. 30th September - 5th October: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. Scandinavian Tour.
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                 Nicky Hopkins (p) 680930A  30th September: Stockholm, Sweden,
681001A  lst October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681002A  2nd October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681003A  3rd October: Stockholm, Sweden,
681004A  4th October: Jonkoping, Sweden,
681005A  5th October: Copenhagen, Denmark, 11th October - 8th December: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. 2nd US tour.
                    Line-up: RW (bass)/Jeff Beck (gtr)/Rod Stewart (voc)/Micky Waller (dr)/
                                  Nicky Hopkins (p) 681011A  11th October: Chicago,
681012A  12th October: Alma,
681013A  13th October: Cleveland,
681018A  18th October: New York, Fillmore East 681018B  18th or 19th October: THE JEFF BECK GROUP. US TV ( ) ‘Welcome To
                   Fillmore East’, New York.
                   - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith/Keith Relf/Jim McCarty)
                   Note: Telecast of a live performance at Fillmore East with overdubbed music
                             of the studioversion. Broadcast at a later date. 681019A  19th October: New York, Fillmore East
681020A  20th  October: Alexandra, 681022A  22nd October: Boston, Tea Party
                 (You Shook Me/Let Me Love You/Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/
                   Rock My Plimsoul/Shapes Of Things/Rice Pudding/Sweet Little Angel/
                   I Ain’t Superstitious/Wee Wee Baby
) 681023A  23rd October: Boston, Tea Party
681024A  24th October: Boston, Tea Party
681030A  30th October: Toronto, Canada,
681101A  1st November: Detroit, Grande Ballroom
681102A  2nd November: Detroit, Grande Ballroom 681103A  3rd November: Detroit, Grande Ballroom
                    (Shapes Of Things/You Shook Me-Let Me Love You/Blues De Luxe/
                      Jeff’s Boogie/Rock My Plimsoul/A Natural Woman/Rice Pudding/
                      Sweet Little Angel/I Ain’t Superstitious
) 681108A  8th November: Houston,
681109A  9th November: Dallas,
681110A  10th November: Oklahoma City,
681115A  15th  November: Miami,
681116A  16th  November: Miami,
681122A  22nd  November: Cleveland,
681123A  23rd  November: Cleveland,
681127A  27th  November: Seattle,
681129A  29th  November: Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium 681130A  30th November, Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium
                   (Shapes Of Things/Rock My Plimsoul/Morning Dew/Rice Pudding/
                    Rock My Plimsoul
) 681100A  November: KEITH WEST. Unidentified studio and producer. Incl.:
                   - The Visit (Keith West)
                   - She (Keith West) -with unknown string section
                   Line-up: RW (bass)/Keith West (voc)/Steve Howe (gtr)/Nicky
                                 Hopkins (p)/Aynsley Dunbar (dr)
                   Note: These songs weren’t released before June 1995! 681205A  5th December: San Francisco, Fillmore West
681206A  6th December: San Francisco, Fillmore West 681207A  7th December: San Francisco, Fillmore West
                    (All Shook Up/The Sun Is Shining/Rice Pudding/Morning Dew/
                     Jeff’s Boogie/Blues De Luxe/I Ain’t Superstitious/Wee Wee Baby/
                     Rock My Plimsoul
) 681208A  8th December: San Francisco, Fillmore West 681221A  21st December: Middle Earth Club, The Roundhouse, London
   

 

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