FROM A LED ZEPPELIN FORUM
I have an original program from that tour too; it cost me a lot more than 99 cents!
The Caravan of Stars Tour was actually late 1966. Jeff Beck flaked out and left the tour after the fourth gig (Oct 30, 1966 in Corpus Christie, TX). The Yardbirds went on to cancel three appearances on this tour, two for illness (Nov 24-25) and the
date in Little Rock (Nov 4) for an undetermined reason.
October 28 1966FriAmarillo, TX USATri-State Fairgrounds Coliseum
October 29 1966Sat
Dallas, TX USA
October 30 1966SunHarlingen, TX USACivic Auditorium
October 30 1966SunCorpus Christie, TX USAMemorial Coliseum
October 31 1966MonBeaumont, TX USAMunicipal Auditorium
November 1 1966TueAlexandria, LA USA
Parrish Coliseum 5600 Coliseum Boulevard 71303-3709
November 2 1966WedMagnolia, AR USA
Southern State College - Fieldhouse
November 3, 1966 Thursday Decatur, AL USADecatur High School - Auditorium
November 4 1966 Friday Little Rock, AR USA
Arkansas State Fairgrounds - Barton Coliseum 2600 Howard 72206
November 5 1966Sat
Kansas City, KS USA
November 6 1966SunBartlesville, OK USA
November 6 1966SunTulsa, OK USATulsa Assembly Center Arena
November 7 1966MonChanute, KS USAChanute Memorial Auditorium
November 8 1966TueDavenport, IA USARKO Orpheum Theater
November 9 1966WedTerre Haute, IN USAIndiana State University - Memorial Field House
November 10 1966Thu
November 10, 1966, Thursday
St. Louis, MO USA Kiel Auditorium
November 11 1966FriIndianapolis, IN USA
Indiana Fairgrounds Coliseum
November 12 1966Sat
Akron, OH USA Civic Center
November 12 1966SatAthens, OH USA
Ohio University - Grover Center
November 13 1966 Sun
Baltimore, MD USA
November 14 1966MonPaintsville, KY USAPaintsville High School - Gymnasium
November 15 1966TueBowling Green, KY USAUniversity of Western Kentucky - E.A. Diddle Arena
November 16 1966WedCookville, TN USATennessee Technological University - Memorial Gymnasium
November 17 1966ThuMartin, TN USAUniversity of Tennessee - Field House
November 18 1966FriDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"
November 19 1966SatDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"
November 20 1966SunDetroit, MI USAMichigan State Fairgrounds - Coliseum "Carnaby Street Fun Festival with Dick Clark and his Cavalcade of Mod Stars"
November 21 1966MonRichmond, IN USACivic Hall Performing Arts Center 380 Hub Etchison Parkway
November 22 1966Tue
Pittsburgh, PA USA Civic Arena
November 23 1966Wed
Pittsburgh, PA USA
November 24 1966Thu
Beckley, WV USA
Raleigh County Armory Civic Center
200 Armory Drive
November 24 1966ThuCharleston, WV USACivic Center
November 25 1966FriWinston Salem, NC USAMemorial Coliseum
November 26 1966SatWashington, D.C. USAWashington Coliseum
November 27 1966SunHuntingdon, WV USACabell County Veterans Memorial Field House
FROM A LED ZEPPELIN FORUM
The 1967 Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tourStarted by Honeydripper,
The Dick Clark tours had been going on since the early 60's and mixed pop, soul, blues, and other various artists on the same bill. This tour featured....in order....The Distant Cousins, Jimmy Clanton, Brian Hyland, Bobby Hebb, The Yardbirds, Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs, and Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
Here's a few pics of my tour program....which I found in a pile of used Hit Parade/Creem/Circus mags in a used record store for 99 cents back in the mid 80's. (you never know what you might find in those stores )
JEFF BECK LEFT THE YARDBIRDS on the DICK CLARK TOUR,
and then they kicked him out of the band.
The frustration within the group itself began to amount, manifesting particularly in guitarist Jeff Beck, which even he in hindsight would admit, "I was quite messed up, at 21 I was really on my last legs. I just couldn't handle it." Jimmy would later relate a story that truly highlights Beck's state of mind at the time, "One time in the dressing room, Beck had his guitar up over his head, about to bring it down on Keith Relf, but instead smashed it to the floor. Relf looked at him with total astonishment, and Beck said 'why did you make me do that?'"
Thus it was that in the middle of the tour, after a stop in Texas, Beck departed for the airport claiming that he was ill, inflamed tonsils was the story he sold the rest of the group, and took off for parts unknown. Beck told his tour mates that he was off to seek treatment for his condition and was hopeful that he would be able to return to finish out the band's time on the caravan. However, after word got back that Beck was spotted cavorting around Los Angeles, the rest of The Yardbirds decided it was time to part ways with the temperamental Jeff Beck. Chris Dreja would remark simply, "Having two guitarists was no longer a great idea."
The band would go on to finish up their time on the caravan and high tail it back to England now just a four piece, and with Jimmy as their sole guitarist.