Mothers of Invention: 1968

New York & Los Angeles -> Country-wide touring -> 2nd European Tour 

[Note: Background Colors = blue: rehearsing/recording; = pink: bad event; = lilac: good event]

1968

* mentioned by JCB

Date

JCB*

City

Venue

Comments / Sources

1968

Mothers of Invention:

    

Jan-Feb

 

 

 

Recording Uncle Meat and Cruising With Rubin And The Jets at Apostolic Studios NY

Jan 28

Toronto

Uni. Of Toronto

in Convocation Hall

Feb 18

 

Fall River MA

Durfee Theatre

with Vanilla Fudge and Charles Lloyd Quintet, JCB as only drummer again after B. Mundi quits

Feb 24

Hamilton NY

Colgate Uni

JCB recalls this to be Art Tripp's 1st gig with MOI; recalled by A. Tripp as 1967

Feb 25

 

Syracuse

War Memorial Theatre

 

...

Ithica NY

Cornell Uni

Art Tripp recalls Ithica as 2nd gig [JFrench]; JCB is transcribed as Attica here by R. Gilliard [JCB Memoirs]

...

Princeton NJ

Princeton Uni

Mentioned only by Jimmy?

...

New Haven CT

? Yale Uni

Mentioned only by Jimmy?

Feb 29

New York

Hilton Hotel

March 4 - We're Only In It For The Money released

Mar 15-16

Miami

Thee Image

with Blues Image

Mar 17

Louisville, K

Kalaidoscope

with The Oxfords; 2 shows

Mar 22-24

Philedelphia

Electric Factory

2 shows on 24th; poster

April 19-20

New York

Fillmore East

James Cotton Blues Band; 2 shows each night: poster

Westbound Tour

    

April 26

Cincinatti OH

Taft Auditorium

with MC5 [JCB]; 2 shows, with Ravi Shankar

April 27

Chicago

Coliseum

with Cream headlining

April 28

Detroit MI

Grande Ballroom

2 shows

May 3

Denver Co

The Dog

2 shows; with MC5; K7 Recording - Says Family Dog

May 4

Phoenix Az

Star Theatre

 

Living in LA

    

May - ?

 

 

 

Rehearsing at the Lindy again, 8 hrs a day, 5/6 days a week [JCB]

May 10-11

LA

Shrine Exposition Hall

May 13 Lumpy Gravy released; E.Clapton sat in on this gig; poster

May 18

Hallandale, FL

Gulfstream Racetrack

Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Blues Image, Arthur Brown, Blue Cheer, The Package, Pacific Gas + Electric

May 25

 

Fresno CA

Selland Arena

 

May 29

Farmington UT

The Lagoon

with Youngbloods; Farmington is near Salt Lake City; poster

3 day Bus Tour

   

with Loretta Black [JCB Memoirs]

May 30?

Santa Barbara

 

"big outdoor theatre" [JCB Memoirs]

May 31

San Bernadino

Swing Auditorium

1st time in SB [JCB Memoirs]

June 1

San Diego CA

Community Concourse

 

June 4

 

 

 

Recording with Jefferson Airplane at RCA Studio (June 5 -G.Russo)

June 6

San Francisco

Fillmore West

with BB King, Booker T. & MGs; poster

June 7-8

San Francisco

Winterland

with BB King, Booker T. & MGs; poster

June 14

Tucson AR

?

[JCB - 2003 Manuscript mentions a "short" 5-6 day tour taking in Tucson, Phoenix, Vancouver and Seattle and The Lagoon in Salt Lake City

June 15

 

Anaheim CA

Convention Centre

 

June 22

 

Sacremento CA

Memorial Auditorium

 

June 25

 

LA

 

Taping for Steve Allen Show broadcast July 24; K7 Recording

June 28-30

LA

Cheetah

Played with Chicago and Spirit [JCB]

July 14

 

LA

Cheetah

GUAMBO #2

July 23

LA

Whisky a go go

with Alice Cooper

July 26-27

 

St. Louis Missouri

  

Aug 3

 

New York

Central Park

Schaefer Music Festival; with Buddy Guy; 2 shows

Aug 8

 

Providence RI

RI Auditorium

Vanilla Fudge

Mid-West Tour [JCB]

    

Aug 9-10

Milwaukee WI

The Scene

 

Aug 14-17

Chicago

Kinetic Playground

with Canned Heat, Them

North-West Tour

    

Aug 24

Seattle WA

Seattle Center Arena

 

Aug 25

Vancouver

Kerrisdale

 

Texas Tour

    

Aug 30

Dallas TX

Memorial Auditorium

with Country Joe + Fish

Aug 31

Houston

Catacombs

with Country Joe + Fish, Canned Heat, Moving Sidewalks, Matchbox, Neal Ford + The Fanatics

Back in LA

    

Sept 9

LA

TV show

Joey Bishop Show with Shelley Winters as guest host - ref. JCB recollection on Snuff CD recorded 15th Oct - J&J Show Tour 69 2007

Sept 15

Pasadena CA

Rose Bowl

with Joan Baez, Everly Bros. Big Brother, Byrds, County Joe, Buddy Guy, Buffy St Marie, Wilson Pickett, Jnr Wells

European Tour #2

    

Sept 28

Essen Germany

Grughalle

with Fugs, T. Buckley, Brian Auger & Trinity, Tangerine Dream; on K7 Tape [JCB Lib]

Sept 29

Franfurt

Kongresshalle

2 shows

Oct 1

Stockholm

Konserthuset

 

Oct 3

Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens

2 shows

Oct 5

Hamburg

Musikhalle

2 shows

Oct 6

Bremen

Beat Club

Radio Bremen Beat Club - TV also?

Oct 9

Munich

Deutsche Museum

 

Oct 12

Vienna

Konserthaus

 

Oct 16

Berlin

Sportpalast

 

Oct 20

Amsterdam

Concertgebouw

2 shows

Oct (21)

Paris

 

Recorded a TV show which involved smashing up a car [JCB]

Oct 23

London

TV show

 

Oct 25

London

Royal Festival Hall

 

Oct 26

Paris

Olympia

 

Back in LA

    

Nov 8

Fullerton CA

Titan Gym Cal State Uni

with Alice Cooper; JCB recalls that W.M. Fisher played with MOI - he had a tape of show from D.Klunc, lost it and then saw it turn up as a bootleg

Nov 30

 

Berkely CA

Community Theatre

 

Dec 6-7

LA

Shrine Exhibition Hall

Dec 2 - Cruising with Ruben & The Jets released; A.Cooper, GTOs

 

 

 

 

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