Wednesday, September 15, 2010

THE CHARLATANS FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Michael Wilhelm, Brian Voorheis, Colin Hill, Michael Parrish, Gray Newell, Corky Meyers, and Phil Danner, to whom I'm most grateful. A gold star for the help goes to Mary Works, director of the Red Dog Saloon's documentary, that you can buy online here: RedDogSaloonFilm 


THE MAINLINERS #1 (SUMMER 1964 - AUTUMN 1964)
1) George L. L. Hunter vocals, tamburine, autoharp, percussion
2) Richard 'Richie' 'Rich' Olsen (aka Baby Face) vocals, bass, clarinet, woodwinds, percussion 
3) Byron Michael 'Mike' 'Fergy' Ferguson vocals, piano, drums
4) Michael Ray 'Mike' Wilhelm (aka Slim Pickens) vocals, lead guitar, percussion
5) Sam Linde drums


THE MAINLINERS #2 (AUTUMN 1964 (only for a couple of rehearsals))
1) George Hunter
2) Richie Olsen
3) Mike Ferguson
4) Mike Wilhelm
5) Ben Van Meter drums


THE CHARLATANS #1 (AUTUMN 1964 - NOV 1967)
1) George Hunter
2) Richie Olsen
3) Mike Ferguon
4) Mike Wilhelm
5) Daniel Ivan 'Dan' Hicks vocals, drums, rhythm guitar
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6) Lynne Hughes lead vocals, guitar (occasional member from June 1965 to 1966)


June 21 - August 29, 1965: Red Dog Saloon, 76 North C Street, Virginia City, NV
The 'Amazing' Charlatans' first gigs. They played here as house band six days a week from Wednesday to Monday (Tuesday the saloon was closed), four sets a nights, from 9:00 to 2:00 on weeknighits, and from 9:00 to 3:00 on weekends, for 600 dollars per weekly period, no taxes withheld. George Hunter and Michael Ferguson designed the posters (two different versions exists). Lynne Hughes, the barmaid and book keeper of the saloon, sang with them at the Red Dog and occasionally thereafter for a year or so (and again four years later for their last gigs). 

August 30, 1965: The Committee Theater, 622 Broadway, North Beach, San Francisco, CA with Larry Hankin
The 'Amazing' Charlatans's first gig in San Francisco.

October 5-10, 1965: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with George Cordova
George Hunter designed (unsigned) the poster.

October 16, 1965: Longshoremen's Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA with Great Society, The Marbles, DJ Russ 'The Moose' Syracuse, Notes From The Underground, Jefferson Airplane "A Tribute To Dr. Strange"
Lynne Hughes sang with them tonight.

October ??-??, 1965: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane

October 24, 1965: Longshoremen's Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA with DJ Russ 'The Moose' Syracuse, Lovin Spoonful, Larry Hankin "A Tribute To Sparkle Plenty"

November 6, 1965: Longshoremen's Hall, 400 North Point, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA with The Mothers, MC Don Sturdy "A Tribute To Ming The Merciless"

November 10, 1965: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (unconfirmed)

December 18, 1965: unknown rent hall, 2787 Folsom Street at 24th Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA with J.C. Burris
The Charlatans played (unpaid) during the wedding party of Chet Helms and his wife Lori Hayman.

December 31, 1965 and January 1, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

January 8, 1966: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane "Rock & Roll"
George Hunter designed the poster.

February 4, 1966: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Electric Train "Rock n' Roll Ball"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'. George Hunter and Mike Ferguson designed the poster.

February 11, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with Great Society, Mistery Trend, The Skins, Family Tree

February 12, 1966: The Firehouse, 3767 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA with Sopwith Camel "Lincoln's Birthday Party"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'.

February 18, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sopwith Camel
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charltans'.

March 5, 1966: The Firehouse, 3767 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA with Jesse Fuller One Man Band, The Wildflower "Dance"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'.

March 12, 1966: The Firehouse, 3767 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA with Sopwith Camel, Duncans Blue Boy and His Cosmic Yo-Yo, The Alligator Clip, Movies "Dance"

April 4-5, 1966: Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daily City, CA with The Sopwith Camel (4 and/or 5), Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs (4-5), The Turtles (4-5), Bob Kuban & The In Men (4-5), Capt. Zoom (4-5), Bold Rebels (4), Anti (4), Big Red and the Rebels (4), Boys (4), Bricklayer Arms (4), Friendly Stranger (4), Profound Sound (4), Joyce Dunn and the Bradstreets (4), Shades Blue Ltd. (4), Rollix (4), Strangers (4), Shillings (4), Village of Blues (4), Virtues (4), Malibus (4), The Trolls (5), Avengers (5), Hedds (5), Baytovens (5), Benedict Arnold & The Traitors (5), Bittersweet (5), Chessmen (5), Inn Crowd (5), Mystery Trend (5), Just VI (5), Rogues (5), New Workmen (5), Butch Engle and the Styx (5), The Toads (5), The Zoo (5), The Vandals (5), Wayward Sound (5) "Band Bash - A fund-raising bash for the benefit of the San Francisco Symphony" 

April 8-9, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Love, Sons Of Adam

April 12-17, 1966: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA with Sopwith Camel (14-16)

April 23, 1966: Muir Beach Resort, Muir Beach, Maurin County, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service (afternoon show)

May 7, 1966: Harmon Gym, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with The Billy Moses Blues Band, The Great Society, Grateful Dead, DJ Russ 'The Moose' Syracuse "Peace Rock 3"

May 7, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with The Daily Flash, The Rising Sons, The Jaywalkers (the latter was not billed on the poster but they filled in for The Charlatans, although it's not clear if The Charlatans didn't show up at all or at least only for the first set, and then they showed up and play the second and last set of the night after they rushed over from Berkeley to Avalon)

May 13-15, 1966: unknown rent hall, 2787 Folsom Street at 24th Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA with Wildflower, Electric Train, Don Garrett, The Final Solution "Band Benefit"

May 13-14, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jaywalkers, New Generation

May 21, 1966: Muir Beach Resort, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Wildflower, Carpetbaggers, Billy Moses and The Blues Band, Erector Set "Beach Party"

May 21, 1966: Greek Theatre, Lower Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA with Lovin' Spoonful, Syndicate of Sound

May 25, 1966: unknown venue, unknown city, CA with Grateful Dead

May 27, 1966: Geary Temple, 1859 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Robbie Basho, Solomon, Spiker, PH Phactor Jug Band, Malachi, Chris Coleman, Perry Lederman, Films by Elias Romero and Ben Van Meter, Open Theater Performers, SF Mime Troupe, Merry Pranksters "Mira Dasein Presents A Scheer/VDC Benefit - drama/light/sound happening"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'.

May 28(-29), 1966: house party, 2787 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA with Wildflower "The Haunted Palace Presents A Party In Memory Of The Sprits Of The Dead" (midnight to 5AM show)

May 29, 1966: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Lights by Ted Ball "LEMAR Benefit Ball - Aid the end of marijuana prohibition"

July 2, 1966: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Great Society, Sopwith Camel

July 23, 1966: Muir Beach Resort, Muir Beach, Mill Valley, CA with Sopwith Camel, Wildflower and others "Beach Party"

July 28, 1966: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Great Society "Bilbo's Birthday Party"
The show was originally planned for day 22.

August 26-27, 1966: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

September 3, 1966: Vichy Springs, Napa County, CA with The Glass Menagerie "Dance & Magic Lantern Show" (outdoor gig)

September 10, 1966: Skate Arena, Hayward, CA with Country Joe and The Fish

December 26, 1966: The Ark, Gate 6, Sausalito, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Final Solution, Lynne Hughes, Congress of Wonders

January 13-14, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Sparrow, Moby Grape

February 14, 1967: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Mother Earth, Liberty Street, Lights by Clear Light Drive "Valentine Dance"

February 24-25, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Moby Grape, Iron Butterfly (only 24)

March 4, 1967: Sokol Hall, 739 Page Street, Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA with The Electric Chamber Orkustra, Lynne Hughes

March 17-18, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA

March 24-25, 1967: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Chambers Brothers, Moby Grape

March 26, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Chambers Brothers, Moby Grape

March 31-April 1, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Blue Cheer

March - April 1967 (date is approximate): Varni's Roaring 20s, 807 Montgomery Street, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
The band played in this topless bar as house band for six weeks.

April 7-8, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Canned Heat
George Hunter co-designed (with Rick Griffin) the poster.

April 8, 1967: Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sparrow

April 16, 1967: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with The Mystery Trend, Slaxon The Slight Of Head Magician, Vod-Vil Wanda and Her Birds, The Haight Street Jazz Band, Buddha (MC), Lights by Aurora Glory Alice

May 12, 1967: American Legion Hall, South Lake Tahoe, CA with Melvin Q Watchpocket, Tripsy Cord Music Box 

May 13, 1967: The Irwin Street Warehouse, 502 Irwin Street, San Rafael, CA with The Old Grey Zipper "Medicine Show"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans - The Limit Of The Marvelous' on the poster.

May 19, 1967: Fairfax Park Pavilion, Marin County, CA with Universal Joint

May 26-28, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Blue Cheer, New Salvation Army Banned

May 30, 1967: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Head Lights (Light Show) "HALO - Benefit for Haight Ashbury Legal Organization"
The band were scheduled to appear as opening act that night. They played two sets and between sets Michael Ferguson was eating a snack and spilled red taco sauce on his white pants. Since he lived one block away he went home to change and arrived back about five minutes late. After the show an angry Bill Graham fired them for that reason (but he hired them back later, by the way).

June 10-11, 1967: Hunter's Point District, San Francisco, CA with Loading Zone, Steve Miller Blues Band, The Orkustra, Phoenix, Ulysses Crockett and The Afro Blue Persuasion, Anonymous Artists of America, Sonny Lewis Quintet, The Haight Street Jazz Band, SF Mime Troupe, The Committee, Raquels, Earth "Muhammad Ali Festival"

June 21, 1967: Panhandle, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA "free concert off the back of a flatbed truck"

June 22-25, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with 13th Floor Elevators (canceled), Emerald Tablet (only 25)

June 28, 1967: Western Front, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Tom and Lee (not shown on the concert poster), Lights by Light-Sound-Dimension

June 29-July 2, 1967: Western Front, San Francisco, CA with Siegal Schwall Blues Band, Congress of Wonders, Lights by Ligh-Sound-Dimension

July 1-2, 1967: Mt. Tamalpais Outdoor Theater, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, CA with Blue Cheer (1), Sandy Bull (1-2), Congress of Wonders (1-2), Wildflower (1-2), Ace of Cups (1-2), Quicksilver Messenger Service (1-2), Freedom Highway (1-2), Melvin Q Watchpocket (1-2), Lamp Of Childhood (1-2), Eric Burdon and The Animals (1 or 2), Big Brother and The Holding Company (2), Country Joe and The Fish (2), Miller Blues Band (2) "Festival of the Growing Things - Barefoot Dancing on the Grass" (afternoon show)

July 13-16, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Youngbloods (13-15), Other Half (13-16), Wildflower (16), Emerald Tablet (uncertain)

July 22, 1967: Straight Theater, 1702 Haight Street at Cole, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe and The Fish, Blue Cheer, Freedom Highway, The Dossier (Live Theater - Straight Theater Company), Lights by Reginald "Straight Theater Opening Weekend"

July 28-30, 1967: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Tom and Lee

July 29, 1967: Muir Beach Tavern, Shoreline Road, Muir Beach, Marin County, CA with Sons Of Champlin, Morning Glory, Freedom Highway, Transatlantic Railroad, Pullice

July 31, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Big Brother and The Holding Company, Blue Cheer, Anonymous Artists of America "Free Clinic Benefit"
Bill Cosby, the legendary black comedian that lived in a houseboat in nearby Sausalito at that time, asked the band to sit in on drums. Apparently he fancied himself a pretty good drummer but to play rock drums is a physically demanding thing compared to jazz which was the only music he had played before so he didn't do very well. That was the only time he played with them but he later worked up a comedy bit based on his humiliating experience sitting in with them (!!).

August 3, 1967: California Hall, San Francisco, CA with Soul Syndicate, Heavenly Blues Band, Vips, Triple A, Amplified Ohm

September 15-17, 1967: Family Dog, 1601 West Evans Street, Denver, CO with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Superband
George Hunter and Michael Ferguson designed the poster.

September 21, 1967: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Magick Powerhouse of Oz, Kenneth Anger, Congress of Wonders, SF Mime Troupe, The Duncan Company, The Haight Street Dancers, Lights by North American Ibis Alchemical Co. "The Equinox of the Gods"
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans' on the poster.

September 22-24, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Buddy Guy, Robert Fried

October 11-12, 1967: Fillmore Auditorium, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Blue Cheer

October 13-14, 1967: Winterland, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane, Blue Cheer, Lights by Headlights

October 20-21, 1967: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Congress of Wonders, Ann Halprin, Original Soft Pretzel

October 27-28, 1967: Western Front, San Francisco, CA with Frumious Bandersnatch, Anonymous Artists of America (AAA)

October 29-30, 1967: The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore Street, Marina District, San Francisco, CA with Frumious Bandersnatch, Recurring Love Habit (only 29)
Supposedly Michael Ferguson's last gigs with the band.



THE CHARLATANS #2 (NOV 1967 - APR ??, 1968)
1) Richie Olsen
2) George Hunter
3) Mike Wilhelm
4) Dan Hicks
5) Terry Wilson drums, percussion
6) Patrick Gogerty vocals, piano


December 15-17, 1967: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Congress of Wonders, Quicksilver Messenger Service
Supposedly Terry Wilson and Patrick Gogerty's first gigs with the band. 

December 31, 1967: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Salvation, Clover and others "Stoned New Year"

January 23-25, 1968: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni's film)

January 26-28, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Country Joe and The Fish, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

February 22, 1968: Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Congress of Wonders, Mother Earth, Curley Cook, Lee Michaels, Headlights

February 23-24, 1968: The Poppypock, 135 University, Palo Alto, CA

March 8-9, 1968: Crystal Ballroom, 1332 West Burnside at N.W. 14th Avenue, Portland, OR with Alexander Timeless Bloozeband

March 15-16, 1968: Marigold Ballroom, Fresno, CA with Valley Fever

March 27-30, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA

April 4-6, 1968: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Curley Cooke's Hurdy Hurdy Band, Marble Farm, Lights by Brotherhood of Light
The band was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'.

April 7, 1968: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Flamin' Groovies

April ?, 1968: unknown venue, Seattle, WA

April 11-13, 1968: Retinal Circus, 1024 Davie at Burrard, Vancouver, BC, Canada with My Indole Ring (11), Pacific Nation (12), Mock Duck (13), Lights by Addled Cromish (11-13)

April 14, 1968: unknown park, Vancouver, BC, Canada "Be-In"
Supposedly Dan Hicks, George Hunter and Patrick Gogerty's last gig with the band.


THE CHARLATANS #3 (APR ??, 1968 - JUN 15, 1969)
1) Richie Olsen
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Terry Wilson
4) Darrell DeVore vocals, keyboards, bass, percussion
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5) Lynne Hughes (sang with them only on June 13-15, 1969)


May 3-5, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Dr. John The Night Tripper, Thelonious Monk, Lights by North American Ibis Alchemical Co.

May 8, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks

May 12-13, 1968: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Flamin' Groovies, Room Beyond The Closet (Live Theater - Straight Theater Company), Poetry (only 13)
The bans was billed as 'The Amazing Charlatans'.

May 29-30, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA with Rick Taylor (30 only)

June 12, 1968: Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Steve Miller Band, Lights by Brotherhood of Light "Fire Dance - Alton Kelly Benefit"

June 14-15, 1968: Straight Theater, San Francisco, CA with Cleveland Wrecking Company, Uncut Ballroom, Lights by Straight Lightning
The band was billed as 'The New Charlatans'.

June 26-29, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA with Sea Train (26-27), The Crabs (28-29)

July 18-19, 1968: Sanctuary, Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, NV with Country Weather, Maggie's Farm, New Bop City Lights 
The band was billed as 'New Charlatans' on the poster printed for these shows. 

August 6-8, 1968: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with Chambers Brothers, Queen Lily Soap, Lights by Holy See

October 4-5, 1968: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA

May 23-24, 1969: New Orleans House, Berkeley, CA with South Bay Experimental Flash

May 29-31 and June 1, 1969: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA with The Steve Miller Band, Chicago Transit Authority

June 13-15, 1969: Family Dog on the Great Highway, 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA with Jefferson Airplane (13-14), Pulse (13-15), Devil's Kitchen (13-15), Jim Reinhart (juggler) (13-15), Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band (played only on day 13 at the party on the outdoor patio during the show)
The Charlatans's last gigs (Lynne Hughes singing with them as guest).

 

THE CHARLATANS #4 (aka #1) (DEC ??, 1971)
1) George Hunter
2) Dan Hicks
3) Mike Wilhelm
4) Richie Olsen
5) Mike Ferguson


December ??, 1971: Pacific High Recorders, San Francisco, CA with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Sopwith Camel, plus extra added attractions "Third Annual Christmas Celebrations"


THE CHARLATANS #5 (JUN 21-24, 1991)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks


June 21-24, 1991: Red Dog Saloon, 76 North C Street, Virginia City, NV "The 25 Year Reunion"


THE CHARLATANS #6 (AUG 29, 1997 - AUG 31, 1997)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Austin DeLone vocals, piano, accordion
6) Lance Dickerson drums


August 29-30, 1997: Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA

August 31, 1997: northern Sausalito waterfront with the stage next to the Pier, Sausalito, CA with Jeffrey Halfold and The Healeers, Zero, N.R.B.Q. "The 45th Annual Sausalito Art Festival"

 

THE CHARLATANS #7 (OCT 1, 1997) 
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Austin DeLone
6) Freddie 'Steady' Krc drums


October 1, 1997: 4th Floor Theater, Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH



THE CHARLATANS #8 (NOV 29, 1997)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Austin DeLone
6) Josh Riskin drums


November 29, 1997: Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA with It's A Beautiful Day
The band was billed as 'The Original Charlatans'.


THE CHARLATANS #9 (OCT 30, 2005)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Gregory 'Greg' Elmore drums


October 30, 2005: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA "Tribal Stomp - Chet Helms Memorial"


THE CHARLATANS #10 (SEPT 2, 2007)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Austin DeLone


September 2, 2007: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA with Moby Grape, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Taj Mahal, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Canned Heat, Country Joe McDonald and others "40th Anniversary: Summer of Love"



THE CHARLTANS #11 (JUN 20 - JUN 21, 2015)
1) George Hunter
2) Mike Wilhelm
3) Richie Olsen
4) Dan Hicks
5) Freddie 'Steady' Krc
6) Austin DeLone


June 20, 2015: Piper's Opera House, North B Street, Virginia City, NV

June 21, 2015: Red Dog Saloon, 76 North C Street, Virginia City, NV "Red Dog Saloon's 50th Anniversary"


11 comments:

  1. Bruno:

    The Charlatans played at the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love event in Golden Gate Park 9/2/07. The lineup was the core 4 (Hunter, Wilhelm, Olsen, Hicks) plus Austin DeLone.

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  2. Thanks Michael! update both family tree and performance list!

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  3. I would like to make a brief post regarding gig Sons did at Winterland April 17th(?) 1969 where they wer on the bill with THE BAND I was fortunate enough to be in a special band "guest"area that was waaay up in an upper loft area overlooking the stage dead center no seats just a walking /standing area..anyway.I've never seen it mentioned in these Sons blogs but the show had one unique quirky aspect ie ,,Robbie Robertson of
    The Band had a very high fever (104) and the band was in danger of having to CXL somewhere they came up with this old hypnotist guy in a suit that sat near Robbie on the stage and occasionally he jumped up in front of Robbie and "waived his arms and sort of "conducted" him
    and they got thru the set Sons were great of course ..next to me watching all this was Nancy Strong (Al Strong's wife) Elvin Bishop in the
    company of great soul singer Annie Sampson another great Sons gig

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  4. Thanks Les! Great memories! You're the keyboardist of The Face Cards right? I listen your music, very good!

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  5. The August 1997 Charlatans gigs were at the Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA for two nights. The first time we'd played in years. Not sure about the dates...a Friday and Saturday. Austin DeLone and Lance Dickerson filled out the band.

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  6. The Charlatans at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum had Freddie "Steady" Krc on drums. The Czech name Krc is pronounced "Kirch". Austin based Freddie Krc played guitar in his own somewhat Charlatans inspired band Shakin' Apostles and his regular gig was as Jerry Jeff Walker's drummer. He played in a punk band in the early '80s called the Explosives. The Explosives were well known from backing Roky Ericson.

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  7. Will you be attending their 50th at the Red Dog June 21, 2015?

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  8. Austin DeLone is playing keyboards this weekend. DeLone had been in Eggs Over Easy who I saw in London on a number of occasions, and their country rock style and carefully chosen covers were hugely influential in England. Nick Lowe and many others credit Eggs Over Easy with the initial popularisation of "Pub Rock" in England that gave rise to the likes of Brinsley Schwartz and Bees Make Honey.

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